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AUDITION for our NEXT PRODUCTION

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PETER AND THE STARCATCHER by Rick Elice

| 20 June - 30 June at TEATRO ARCILIUTO |

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PLEASE NOTE :

AUDITIONS HAVE MOVED to CLUB MONTEVECCHIO at

TEATRO ARCILIUTO

AUDITION INFORMATION

 

Auditions will be held WEDNESDAY, 15 MAY and THURSDAY, 16 MAY from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM at CLUB MONTEVECCHIO adjacent to Teatro Arciliuto, Piazza di Montevecchio, 5, 00186 Roma, RM. Callbacks are slated for the evening of FRIDAY, 17 MAY.

To secure an audition slot, complete the form at the bottom of this page. If you cannot make these times, please message Carl Granieri to arrange an alternative audition time by emailing stage management at : laurelmgreenway@gmail.com or by messaging the director at carlgranieri.com.

All roles are available. Casting is open to all actors and actresses, all genders and races. Fluency in English is necessary, but no particular accent is required unless indicated in the specs below.

WHAT TO PREPARE

For auditions, actors are asked to prepare TWO SHORT SIDES OF THEIR CHOICE from the play featuring two different characters.  ETR will provide a reader for you to work against on the 15th and 16th. 

<  THE SIDES CAN BE FOUND HERE  >

 

Auditioners will be asked to sing two bars of a song a capella. If you play an instrument, please note it in the submission form. When stage management confirms your appointment, they may also ask you to bring along your instrument and play a few bars for the auditor.

REHEARSALS AND PERFORMANCES

Rehearsals will take place weekday evenings and weekends from May 22 until June 17. Specific calls to be determined on a weekly basis. Not all actors will be needed for all calls and preexisting conflicts prior to June 17 may possible to accommodate.

 

Tech Dates: Mon., 17 June and Tues. 18 June, 2024 | Dress: Wed., 19 June, 2024

Performance Dates: Opening Thur., 20 June | Run Thurs-Sun., 20 June through Closing on 30 June, 2024

SYNOPSIS

It is 1885 during the reign of Queen Victoria and two ships of the British Empire set sail for the kingdom of Rundoon.  Aboard The Neverland, three orphans encounter a smart and witty teenage girl named Molly Aster, the daughter of an English lord and minister to the queen.  Also on board is a trunk full of precious, magical material that Molly has promised to safeguard.  In meeting Molly, an orphan without a name, known only as Boy, has his lonely and miserable world is turned upside down.   But on the other ship, The Wasp, Molly’s father and his comrades are attacked by brigands on the high sea.  The pirate captain, Black Stache, seeks the trunk on board the The Neverland  and pursues.  As a violent storm blows in, Molly and the others find themselves trying to save the precious cargo from Stache, his men, and the crews of both both ships...

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, PETER AND THE STARCATHER explores how a young orphan ultimately became Peter Pan.  Upending a century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up, this wildly theatrical adaptation 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, the piece plumbs the depths of human greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

AVAILABLE ROLES

The imaginative theme of the play allows for actors across a wide range of ages to play various characters. The Prentiss, Peter, Molly, and Ted characters are in their early teen years, but will be played by adults.

 

This is a "play with music," not a musical in the proper sense. Not all actors who are cast will be required to sing, but everyone will be asked to sing at their audition to give the auditor an opportunity to build a vocal ensemble. Please note that the roles of Molly, Black Stache, Mrs. Bumbrake and Smee all have their own songs and must be able to accomplish those performances.

| THE ORPHANS |

Boy (Peter): male, 16-25 | a boy who doesn’t miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. A survivor. More than anything in the world, he wants a home and a family.

 

Prentiss: open, 16-25 | ambitious, hyper-articulate, logical; yearns to be a leader, even as he knows in his heart that he never shall be one. A bit of a blowhard with just the teeny-tiniest touch of cowardice.

 

Ted: open, 16-25 | obsessed with food: the eating of, the fighting over, the dreaming about. A natural actor, an easy wit, perhaps a future poet. Called “Tubby” by Prentiss, though not necessarily due to girth, of which orphans, given their meager diets, usually have very little indeed.

 

| THE BRITS |

 

Lord Leonard Aster: open, 25-60 | the very model of a Victorian English gentleman, loyal subject to the Queen, devoted father to Molly, faithful friend. Lord Aster is a Starcatcher – protecting the planet from unseen incredible forces about to encroach upon us. (RP dialect)

 

Molly Aster: female, 16-25 | a 13-year-old British girl who is hungry for adventure and out to prove that girls can do anything boys can do–and do it better; she is as passionate as she is fearless, a true leader.
Sings a solo; Vocal range is mix/belt, A3-C#5. (RP dialect)

 

Mrs. Bumbrake * : open, 20-60 | molly’s nanny. Lovably brash and bold British nanny with a big heart; a character with character, hard-scrabble and charmingly no-nonsense, but still knows how to turn on the flirt when the time is right. Sings a solo - Vocal range: B2-F#4, or potential falsetto to E5 if possible. {doubled with Teacher}

 

Captain Robert Falcon Scott: open, 20-60 | the epitome of an adventurer, Captain of Britain’s fastest frigate, the Wasp. Years later, he will lead an expeditionary team to the South Pole, freeze to death, and become the iconic British hero, Scott of the Antarctic.

 

Grempkin * : open, 20-65 | the mean and malodorous schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Likes to keep his boys in the dark, as sunlight is known to feed rebellious notions. {doubled with Mack / Sanchez / Fighting Prawn}

 

| THE SEAFARERS |

 

The Black Stache: open, 20-55 | although well-spoken with the flair of a showman, Stache is a dangerous villain to his very core; piracy is his personal mission, as is his eternal quest for a worthy nemesis-- a hero who would be worthy of a challenge. Sings a solo; Vocal range up to F#4 (British dialect preferred)

 

Smee: open, 20-65 | dedicated first-mate to Black Stache; single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim. His motto: “Tis good to be busy.” Sings a solo; Vocal range up to F4. Perhaps plays the ukulele.

 

Sanchez * : open, 20-65 | a hard-working Spanish pirate with an identity crisis. {doubled with Grempkin / Mack / Fighting Prawn}

 

Bill Slank * : open, 20-65 | the Neverland’s vicious captain, without the skill or quality to lead anyone but himself, and always into disaster. A greedy bastard who’d sell his own mother for a ship to command and send boys to their doom for the favor of those who would use starstuff for personal gain, global domination, or worse. An orphan, too. {doubled with Hawking Clam}

 

Alf: open, 20-60 | an old seadog, far more proud of his rank as “Mister” than he should be. though his physical appearance is oaf-ish and unkempt, he has an inner charm and a kind, romantic heart. Blue-collar English dialect.

Mack * : open, 20-65 | a very bad sailor who wants to be anywhere but under the thumb of Bill Slank. {doubled with Grempkin / Sanchez /Fighting Prawn}

| THE MOLLUSKS |

 

Fighting Prawn * : open, 20-65 | 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 sous-chef. Since returning to his island kingdom, he has vengefully murdered any English person who dared set food on his island. {doubled with Grempkin / Sanchez / Mack}

 

Hawking Clam * : open, 20-65 | son of Fighting Prawn and Sweet ’n’ Sour Shrimp. One day, he will ascend the Clam throne as head of the Royal Clam Clan. {doubled with Bill Slank}

 

Teacher * : open, 20-65 | formerly a salmon, Teacher is now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid. {doubled with Mrs. Bumbrake

 

* Each of these roles will be doubled by the same actor:

 

Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn
Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher
Slank/Hawking Clam

 

All actors serve variously as sailors, seamen, orphans, pirates, mermaids, Mollusks, ships, doors, scenery, and narrators.

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