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Auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher

4th Street Theater
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Peter and the Starcatcher is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. - www.MTIShows.com

A play with music & song.

A Play by
Rick Elice
Music by
Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson\
The Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

See a preview of this show: https://youtu.be/GWg7J8n6RmI

Directed by Rob Hunt

May 11th 2018 @ 7pm
May 12th 2018 @ 5pm
Held at Hageman Library, 100 Francis, Porter IN
Performances: November 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th, 16th, 17th & 18th, 2018

All performances are at 8 pm except Sundays, which begin at 3 pm

Note: we may add November 8th as a performance. If it is not a performance, it may be a pickup rehearsal

1st read through August 25th (time & place TBD)

1st rehearsal September 10th 7pm @ 4th Street Theater

There will be a rehearsal schedule posted at auditions. Please bring a list of conflicts to the auditions.

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.

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.

Cast Requirements

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
Age: 30 to 50
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
Age: 13 to 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.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 25
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; SÁNCHEZ.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
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
Black Stache's first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain's every whim.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 55
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 25
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.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
Gender: Male
Age: 13 to 25
Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators