Audition: Boxcar Children

Boxcar Children

Based on the book by Gertrude Chandler Warner
Adapted for the stage by Barbara Field

Directed by Alicia Greathouse and Geoff Hall

Show Dates and Times: March 15-24, 2024
Fridays and Saturdays: 7:30pm
Sundays: 2:00pm

Meadville Railroad Train Depot
136 Mead Ave. Meadville, 16335 PA

Open Call: Please attend one of the following,
Sunday, December 17, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, December 19, 2023, 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Meadville Community Theatre (400 N. Main Street, Meadville, PA). Please enter through the front door and wait in the main lobby.

Audition details: Ages 8-18 only. Please bring a list of conflicts from the audition date through the run of the show. You must be available for all performances. Come prepared with a monologue from any show, movie, or television show.

Show synopsis: Orphaned and in danger of being sent to different foster homes, the four siblings run away and make their home in an abandoned railroad boxcar. Pursued by the authorities and a mysterious stranger, the children discover the rewards and perils of life on the run, as well as the joy of keeping their family together.

Character Breakdown:

the children:

the adults:
Mr. Alden (also plays Officer Banning, Cookie)
Sarah Calder (also plays the Kid)
Mrs. Alberts (also plays Mrs. Truman, bakery woman, Big Mike)
Dr. Samuel Truman (also plays the sheriff)

MCT is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in all our productions. We provide equal opportunity in casting as far as our contracts allow.

Produced by special arrangement with Plays for New Audiences

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