Footlighters is proud to announce auditions for the second show of the “Seeing Stars” 2018-2019 season, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!
Directed by Chad Brinkman
Produced by Cathy Lutts and Gary Rogers
Vocal Director: Matthew Nassida
Stage Manager: Janet Wisner
Show Runs November 29, 2018 – December 15, 2018
Sign up for an audition slot at SignUpGenius here.
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be the legendary Peter Pan. 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. This wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, features a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters. Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring this timeless story to life.
Sunday, June 3 – 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday, June 5 – 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, June 6 – 7:00 PM
Stained Glass Theatre
802 York Street
Newport, KY 41071
For additional information, please contact producer Cathy Lutts at email@example.com.
- Please bring a resume listing your theatrical experience. A headshot/picture is appreciated but not required.
- Please prepare a one-minute monologue of your choosing. You will also be asked to participate in a small group improvisational exercise.
- Callbacks will consist of readings from the script and a short vocal selection from the show will be taught by the musical director. You may also be asked to participate in a movement exercise, and to read a paragraph in your best British accent.
Rehearsals will begin the first week of October, three to four days a week and go through the opening of the show. Please be prepared to list your known conflicts for this time frame.
- No roles have been precast.
- All roles except Molly Aster and Boy/Peter are open to all gender identities.
- Many of the actors will play multiple characters. It is also possible that actors will play both male and female characters.
- This is a play with music, not a musical. There will be singing and movement, however, we welcome and encourage non-singers/dancers to audition.
Character Breakdown: (Please note – most actors will take on more than one of these roles.)
- 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.
- Prentiss – An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. Prentiss yearns to be leader, even while knowing that will never happen. A bit of a blowhard with also just the teeny-tiniest touch of cowardice.
- Ted – An orphan obsessed with food: the finding of, the eating of, the fighting over, the dreaming about. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
- 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.
- 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.
- Molly Aster – A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Raised to believe females can do anything males can. A natural leader, at a time when girls are mostly followers. Fearless, passionate, devoted to her father, her country and her Queen. Willing to risk everything for the sake of Doing Right. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age.
- Mrs. Bumbrake – Molly’s nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. A no-nonsense, good-time gal, who still has enough of her girlish charm intact to turn a sailor’s head.
- Grempkin – The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, revels in keeping the boys in the dark and malnourished.
- Black Stache – Long after everyone else got out of the pirate business, Black Stache continues to terrorize the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Famous for face foliage, Stache began shaving at age ten, had a bushy handlebar by eleven, and the blood of twenty crew on the hand by twelve. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read, partial to the poetical and theatrical, and given to a ferocity from which no good shall ever spring.
- Bill Slank – A vicious Captain without the skill or quality to lead anyone but himself – and always into disaster. Would sell his own mother for a ship to command, would kill his best friend for a leg-up from the stinking hold he calls home. Cheerfully aids the awful machinations of those who would use starstuff for personal gain, global domination, or worse. An orphan, too.
- Smee – Black Stache’s first mate. Single-mindedly dedicated to the captain’s every whim. Smee’s motto: “Tis good to be busy.”
- Alf – An old seadog who’s prouder of achieving the rank of “Mister” than he should be, given the state of the competition. A white knight in search of a damsel, any damsel. Something about him appeals to the feminine sensibility; might be his bow legs, his saucy gait or his kind heart.
- Mack: A very bad sailor who wants to be anywhere else but under the thumb of Bill Slank.
- Sanchez: A hard-working Spanish pirate with an identity crisis.
- Fighting Prawn: King of the Mollusk natives, son of Jumbo Prawn and Littleneck Clam.. Kidnapped by British sailors and brought in chains to England, he served as sous-chef below stairs in a country estate in Derbyshire, where, for no good reason, he learned Italian wines and mastered Italian cuisine. Since returning to his island kingdom, he has vengefully murdered any English with the temerity to land on his Mollusk Isle domain.
- Hawking Clam: Son of Fighting Prawn. Hawking understands his father’s hatred for the British, but, as often happens with younger generations, he will gladly bend such strictures when, one day, he ascends to the Clam throne as head of the Royal Clam Clan.
- Teacher: Formerly a salmon, now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid.
- Ensemble – Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators