Auditions at the Footlight Club

Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher
By Rick Elice
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker


Director/Choreographer - Julia Deter
Music Director - Stephen Peters
Producer - Liz Bean

Performance Dates:
September 16, 22, 23, 30 2017 @ 8 pm; September 17, 30, 2017 @ 2pm
Tech Dates: September 10, 2017 - September 14, 2017
Rehearsals (Tentative): Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: The Footlight Club, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA

AUDITIONS:
By appointment. Please sign up at:

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4baead2ea3fa7-peter

Location: Footlight Club, Eliot Hall, 7A Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
Dates: Monday June 19 at 7:00, 8:00, or 9:00 pm by appointment
Tuesday June 20 at 7:00, 8:00, or 9:00 pm by appointment
CALLBACKS: Wednesday June 21 at 7:00 pm

AUDITION DETAILS: *Please note that we will consider male or female actors for most of the roles.

- Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue, in the style of, but not from, the show.

- Please also prepare 16-bars of music in the style of, but not from, the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music, preferably in the original key. A capella or cd-accompaniment will not be accommodated. Selections running longer than the suggested time are subject to interruption by the directors.

- If called back, you will be asked to read sides from the show, and possibly sing from the show and participate in a short movement audition.

- Bring your resume and head shot (does not have to be a professional headshot).

- Know your conflicts from July 1, 2017 through October 1, 2017 to list on the audition sheet. Please be thorough. Some conflicts can be scheduled around if we know about them ahead of time.

GENERAL INFO:

- Appointment times are start times. Each time slot will accommodate up to ten (10) auditioners. Please arrive in enough time prior to your appointment time to be ready to begin the process promptly.

- Missed appointments or late arrivals will only be accommodated as space and time allows.

- Not all roles require callbacks.

- Actors needed at callbacks will be notified following each audition (or by 10am the day of Callbacks). Actors called back will be given additional music and sides to work on.

- To streamline the registration process the Producer will email you an Audition Form. Please bring the completed form with you to auditions.

- All actors will be notified of casting results following callbacks.

For questions, please contact the producer at lbean@footlight.org

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

SHOW SYNOPSIS
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson's best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain's cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk's precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates - led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own - the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

*Please note that we will consider male or female actors for most of the roles*

Black Stache
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.
Gender: Male

Molly Aster
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.
Gender: Female

Boy/Peter
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 25

Grempkin
The schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SANCHEZ.
Gender: Male

Mrs. Bumbrake
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. Optional Doubling as TEACHER.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60

Bill Slank
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. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 55

Smee
Black Stache's first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain's every whim.
Age: 25 to 55

Prentiss
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.
Age: 13 to 25

Alf
A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 65

Lord Leonard Aster
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60

Captain Robert Falcon Scott
Lord Aster's old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain's fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.
Age: 35 to 45

Ted
An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
Age: 13 to 25

Ensemble
Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators


*Please note that the Footlight Club is a community, non-equity theater. The Footlight Club welcomes and encourages qualified performers of all ages, ethnicities and abilities to audition. Auditions are open to all.