AUDITIONS: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
***CASTING NOTE***: This reimagining of Peter and the Starcatcher will be casting girls and women (ages 13-adult) only in order to flip the production's original casting on its head. Roles will remain their assigned genders (i.e. women will be playing men).
About the play: A comedic prequel of the much-beloved tale of a boy who never grows up, Peter and the Starcatcher is a humorous swashbuckling story, with contemporary pop culture references and sea shanties. Fun for the whole family.
Director: Grace Lazarz
Music Director: Becky Wilson
Performance Space: Warner Studio Theatre
Performance Dates: January 17-26 (with the potential for a third weekend extension, January 31-February 2)
Auditions: Sunday October 13th and Monday October 14th, 6-9 PM. Please prepare to stay for the entire audition period (pick one day).
Callbacks: If needed, TBD.
Expected Rehearsal Schedule: Mondays-Fridays, 6:30-9:30 PM (November 11-15, 18-22, 25-26, Dec. 2-6, 10-13, 16-20, Jan. 2-3, 6-16). This rehearsal schedule will give a long break during the winter holidays as well as account for potential poor weather by having an extended rehearsal period.
Audition Preparation: Music sides attached to this email. Acting sides provided at auditions. Come in comfortable clothing and prepare to stay for the entire audition period (for one of the two days).
CHARACTERS IN PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
***All roles will be played by girls or women ages 13-adult. More than likely there
will be double casting of roles.***
Boy: A nameless, homeless, and friendless boy at the beginning of the play and a hero
by the end, Peter is brave and competitive, a survivor, and someone the other boys
come to look up to. More than anything in the world he wants a home and a family. He
doesn’t trust adults and, thus, never wants to grow up to be one. If he could grow up,
he’d fall for Molly.
Prentiss: Ambitious, logical, and a little bit older than Peter, Prentiss wants to be the
leader but he knows he will never be one.
Ted: Called “Tubby” by Prentiss because of his obsession with food, Ted is the most
talented of the boys, an easy wit, a natural actor. He is fed up with Prentiss, but hungry
THE BRITISH SUBJECTS
Lord Leonard Aster: The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, Lord Aster is a
loyal subject of the queen, devoted father, and faithful friend.
Molly Aster: Thirteen-year old girl and a natural leader, Molly was raised to believe
females can do anything males can. She is fearless, curious, passionate, and devoted to
her father, her country, her Queen, and the cause of the Starcatchers.
Mrs. Bumbrake: Molly’s nanny, Mrs. Bumbrake is British through and through,
no-nonsense, and not afraid of anything; but she likes a good time. She still has girlish
charm, even though she’s older.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott: Commander of the fastest ship in Queen Victoria’s fleet,
The Wasp , Captain Scott is an old schoolmate of Lord Aster.
Grempkin: Mean and nasty, Grempkin is the schoolmaster from St. Norbert’s Orphanage
for Lost Boys.
THE SEAFARERS ABOARD THE WASP
The Black Stache: A ruthless, heartless pirate captain who captures The Wasp,
BlackStache started shaving at age ten. He is proud of his magnificent facial hair and is
partial to the poetical and the theatrical.
Smee: First mate to Black Stache, Smee is simple-minded and single-minded to his
captain’s every whim.
Sanchez: A hard-working Spanish pirate, Sanchez has an identity crisis.
ABOARD THE NEVERLAND
Bill Slank: A vicious captain with no ability to lead his crew, Slank is also an orphan. He
is cruel to Peter and the boys and would sell his own mother for a ship to command.
Alf: An old seadog who is far more proud of his rank of “Mister” than he should be, Alf is
always in search of a damsel, any damsel.
Mack: A very bad sailor, Mack wants to be anywhere else but under Bill Slank’s command.
Fighting Prawn: King of the Mollusk natives and the son of Jumbo Prawn and Littleneck
Clam, Fighting Prawn is kidnapped by British sailors and brought in chains to England
where he served as a sous-chef. Since returning to his island kingdom, he has
vengefully murdered any English person who dared set foot on his island.
Hawking Clam: Son of Fighting Prawn.
Teacher: Formerly a salmon, Teacher is now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid.
Posted on August 29, 2019