TITLE: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
AUTHOR: Rick Elice, with Music by Wayne Barker, Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
DIRECTOR: Gregory Cohen
MUSICAL DIRECTION: Kysa Cohen
RUN: April 7 – May 5, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events.
This is a community theater production. Non-Equity. There is no pay.
Dates: February 12th & 13th, 2018
Times: 7pm – 9pm
Location: Long Beach Playhouse
Date and Time: February 14, 2018; 7pm – 10pm, by invitation only.
Date and Time:
First Read-Through: February 18, 2018 at Noon – 3:00pm.
Regular Rehearsals: Starting Feb. 19, 2018, Mon. through Thurs. nights 7:00-10:00pm, and possible Saturday mornings, 9:00am-12:00pm (when needed).
Location: Long Beach Playhouse
Bring headshot and resume. Cold readings from the script will be provided at the auditions. Prepare a short ballad and bring sheet music (an accompanist will be provided). Come prepared to move.
SHORT SYNOPSIS: This is a highly theatrical re-imagining of the origin story of Peter Pan. All actors play multiple roles in this story-theatre style tale of an orphan and his friend, a fabled “starcatcher” as they battle pirates, mermaids and unscrupulous seafarers and bureaucrats. Highly physical, broad comedians are required to embody a variety of narrators, characters, props and scene pieces and bring the magic to life.
CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
All characters will double as other characters (even if not listed). British accents are required and other accents couldn’t hurt. I am open to casting either gender in all roles (but they will be playing the listed sex) and encourage all nationalities, ethnicities, ages and body types to audition. In short, I’m casting an acting ensemble that will melt into whatever character or theatrical need we can imagine.
BLACK STACHE (M or F to play Male, 20s-30s) A fearsome pirate in search of a hero worthy of his villainy; highly flamboyant and theatrical
MOLLY (Female, 13-early 20s) A starcatcher in training; a born leader; tough, romantic, and fearless
BOY/PETER (Male, 13-early 20s) A somewhat damaged orphan who finds the hero inside himself
GREMPKIN/MACK/SANCHEZ/FIGHTING PRAWN (M or F to play Male, 20s-50s) An evil schoolmaster, a lousy sailor, a pirate, and the King of the Mollusks
MRS. BUMBRAKE/TEACHER (F or M to play female, 20s-60s) Molly’s still attractive nanny and an ancient mermaid
SLANK/HAWKING CLAM (M or F to play Male, 20s-40s) A vicious sea captain and the heir apparent to the Mollusk throne
SMEE (M or F to play Male, 20s-60s) First mate to Black Stache; a loyal, hardworking, if not so bright, pirate
PRENTISS (M or F to play Male, teens to 20s) One of Peter’s fellow orphans; yearning to be a leader, but a bit of a coward
ALF (M or F to play Male, 40s-60s) An old sea dog, smitten with Mrs. Bumbrake; tough and loyal, but guided by his innate morality
LORD ASTER (M or F to play Male, 40s-60s) Molly’s father, a starcatcher and the very model of a Victorian English gentleman
CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT (M or F to play Male, 20s-40s) The legendary explorer who eventually dies on his expedition to the South Pole; currently the Captain of the fastest frigate in the British navy.
TED (M or F to play Male, teens-early 20s) The third orphan of the triumvirate; called Tubby (but not necessarily heavy). He has a love of everything edible.