QUINCY — A harrowing, undersea adventure is taking place at Quincy Community Theatre and students in grades 3 to 12 are needed to ensure it sails smoothly.
Auditions for “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” are May 1 and 2, by appointment.
In a steampunk twist on Jules Verne’s classic science-fiction novel, the audience moves with the actors throughout environmental stages in the QCT facility. The hallways, sneak ways and corridors will transform into Captain Nemo’s legendary ship, the Nautilus. “This play is unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” said director of student theater Kelsey Celek. “With the audience taking on roles within the story, our actors will have to expect the unexpected at every turn. This is definitely a show for actors who are seeking a new adventure.”
Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script, currently available online. To access the script, please call QCT for the password.
Rehearsals will work with most schedules as performers may not be called for every rehearsal or for the full length of rehearsal. A detailed schedule will be determined based on actor availability.
“20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” is under the direction of Celek. Performances are June 15 to 18 with a sponsor preview on June 14.
Online registration, detailed audition requirements, audition tips and character descriptions are available at www.1qct.org/on-stage/auditions. Audition appointments may also be made by contacting the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.