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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Runs May 27-29

FFL_Peter and the Starcatcher logoPETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Fairfield Footlighters
May 27-29
Fairfield Performing Arts Center

Directed by Nicholas Brown
Vocal direction by Sam Downs
Choreographed by Anna Rae Brown
Produced by Kevin Noll & Abigail James

Cast: Duane Roseman as Peter, Audra McCullough as Molly Aster, Dean D. Casto as Black Stache, Brian D. Casto as Smee, Owen Benjey as Prentiss, Benjamin Brown as Ted, Andrew Shamblin as Lord Aster, Seth Millhoan as Mrs. Bumbrake, Dan Schindler as Alf, Kevin Roach as Bill Slank/Ensemble, Liz Lindon as Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Kira Smith as Grempkin/Ensemble, Devon Adams as Sanchez/Mermaid Soloist, Brogan Hamilton as Mack/Ensemble, Keion Gaustad as Fighting Prawn/Ensemble, Joshua Heinrich as Hawking Clam/Ensemble & Bri Landrum as Teacher/Ensemble
Ensemble: Gus Perdikakis & Abby Turner

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.

  • Fri, May 27 at 8pm
  • Sat, May 28 at 2pm & 8pm
  • Sun, May 29 at 2pm

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Cast Announced for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Fairfield Footlighters

fflAnnouncing the cast for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Thank you to all who auditioned and be sure to get tickets to this show running May 27-29. Directed by Nicholas Brown.

  • Peter/Boy: Duane Roseman
  • Molly Aster: Audra McCullough
  • Black Stache: Dean D. Casto
  • Smee: Brian D. Casto
  • Prentiss: Owen Benjey
  • Ted: Benjamin Brown
  • Lord Aster: Andrew Shamblin
  • Mrs. Bumbrake: Seth Millhoan
  • Alf: Dan Schindler
  • Bill Slank/Ens: Kevin Roach
  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott/Ens: Liz Lindon
  • Grempkin/Ens: Kira Smith
  • Sanchez/Mermaid Soloist/Ens: Devon Adams
  • Mack/Ens: Brogan Hamilton
  • Fighting Prawn/Ens: Keion Gaustad
  • Hawking Clam/Ens: Joshua Heinrich
  • Teacher/Ens: Bri Landrum
  • Ensemble: Gus Perdikakis, Abby Turner

For additional information visit www.fairfieldfootlighters.org.

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Auditions Announced for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Fairfield Footlighters

fflPETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Directed by Nicholas Brown
Produced by Kevin Noll & Abigail James
Vocal Directed by Sam Downs
Choreographed by Anna Brown

Auditions will take place in the Community Room from 6-9pm on Tuesday, March 22nd and Thursday, March 24th.

  • Please prepare a song in the style of a sea shanty or similar tune (a musical theatre tune is also acceptable) to sing acapella.
  • Come prepared to also read from the script and possibly sing a song from the show, as there will not be callbacks.
  • Sides and songs will be available via the link here, a couple of weeks before the audition dates.

Please come with a list of your conflicts in April and May. It is recommended to provide a headshot and resume, though it is not required. Audition forms will be provided in advance.

If you cannot attend in-person auditions but would still like to be considered for a role, please email the director, Nicholas Brown, at nicholasanthonybrown1@gmail.com. Include your resume, brief video of you singing a song acapella, and a filled out audition form prior to the audition dates. You may be asked to send in another video of you reading from the script.

Roles Available for 1-2 Females | 10-11 Males | Ensemble of all genders

  • Black Stache: male, 30-50, 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: female, 13-25, 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: male, 13-25, 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.
  • Grempkin: male, 40-60, the schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished.
  • Mrs. Bumbrake: male, 40-60, 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.
  • Bill Slank: male, 35-55, 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.
  • Smee: any gender, 25-55, Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.
  • Prentiss: male, 13-25, 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.
  • Alf: male, 50-65, a seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
  • Lord Leonard Aster: male, 40-60, 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: male, 35-45, Lord Aster’s old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.
  • Ted: male, 13-25, an orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
  • Ensemble: all genders, Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators

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.

Performance Dates: May 27-29, 2022

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Cast Announced for THE SUNSHINE BOYS at Fairfield Footlighters

fflTHE SUNSHINE BOYS
Written by Neil Simon

Directed by Richard Zenk
Produced by Kevin Noll

ABOUT THE SHOW:
Al Lewis and Willy Clark are a pair of feuding vaudeville comedians who performed together for 47 years before finally calling it quits. A network genius then has the brilliant idea of reuniting the duo for a TV special about the history of comedy. Once the reunion is on, the sparks and one-liners start to fly with equal speed. Enjoy this audience favorite where hilarity abounds in this comedy of showbiz and friendship.

Performance dates: February 25-27, 2022

Cast:
Willie Clark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wayne Kirsch
Al Lewis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Arny Stoller
Ben Silverman . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Watson
Patient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Noll
TV Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Williams
Eddie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chad Burke
Miss MacKintosh . . . . . . . . . . Shelby Loebker
Registered Nurse . . . . . . . . . . Nicole Cornelius

For more information, contact Fairfield Footlighters at ffootlighters@yahoo.com

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Online Auditions Announced for THE SUNSHINE BOYS at Fairfield Footlighters

fflFairfield Footlighters announces auditions for THE SUNSHINE BOYS written by Neil Simon and directed by Richard Zenk. This classic comedy concerns two retired vaudeville performers, Al Lewis and Willie Clark (aka ‘The Sunshine Boys’), who reunite to perform their famous sketch ‘The Doctor Will See You Now’ on a network TV special. The two leads, Al and Willie, were cast in 2020.CHARACTERS:

  • Ben Silverman (20-35 – supporting) – Willie’s nephew and only living relative; an entertainment agent, frequently driven to heart palpitations by his frustration with his uncle, whom he looks after
  • Patient (any age – cameo) – A member of the doctor sketch, one of the Sunshine Boys’ most famous acts
  • Eddie (20-35; cameo) – The young and efficient assistant TV director at CBS
  • Nurse (20-35; cameo) – A young woman, playing a burlesque nurse in the Sunshine Boys’ doctor sketch

Rehearsals in Clifton or Fairfield begin the week of January 16, 2022 to prepare for February 25-27 performances. All cast and crew must be fully vaccinated and show their COVID vaccine card. Cast and crew can wear masks during rehearsals. The cast would not wear their masks during tech week or performances.

Email your resume, headshot, and rehearsal conflict dates to the director (richardjoseph@gmail.com) by November 30th. He will then provide you with one or more audition sides. You can perform the sides in a Zoom session with the director live or record the sides with another person who is off-camera. 

 

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