PETER AND THE STARCATCHERBy Rick EliceMusic by Wayne BarkerBased on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley PearsonDirected by Danny HoskinsMusical Direction by Amanda MeldrumAuditions: Sunday, September 22 at 6pmCallbacks: Tuesday, September 24 at 6pmTHE PROCESS:Rehearsals: beginning mid-OctoberTech: December 8 through 12Show: December 13 through 31*
There can be no conflicts during tech week. If you are involved in another show that overlaps with any part of this process, please email us the conflicts at firstname.lastname@example.org prior to coming to auditions. Thank you.
*PLEASE NOTE: There will be a performance on New Year’s Eve
THE AUDITION:Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. There is no monologue or song requirement or appointment necessary. There will be a musical audition segment held during callbacks - not at the initial audition. Please be familiar with the play. You can request a PDF copy through email@example.com.
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: (casting 12 actors; 1 female and 11 male, ages 15-60s)
Black Stache: (age 30-50s) A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.
Molly Aster: (age 15 to 25) A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.
Boy/Peter: (age 15-25) A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn't miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.
Prentiss: (age 15-25) An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he'll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.
Ted: (age 15-25) An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and poetic language.
Grempkin: (age 40-60s) The schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Doubles as Fighting Prawn, Mack, Sanchez.
Mrs. Bumbrake: (age 40-60s) Molly's nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. Doubles as Teacher.
Bill Slank: (age 30s-50s) The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff. Doubles as Hawking Clam.
Smee: (age 30-50s) Black Stache's first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain's every whim.
Alf: (age 50-60s) A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
Lord Leonard Aster: (age 40-60s) Molly's father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott: (age 30-40s) Lord Aster's old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain's fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.
Ensemble: Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators
To request a PDF of the script, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions or if you cannot make auditions, please email us at email@example.com. Auditions will take place at Blackfriars Theatre, 795 E Main St, Rochester 14605.