Auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher
AUDITIONS: November 26th at 7 pm at Slidell Little Theatre.
Slidell Little Theatre director Gary Mendoza is looking for pirates, mermaids and other magical things in his cast for ‘Peter and the Starcatcher.’
Tony-winning ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play 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, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
Characters include: Black Stache, Molly Aster, Boy/Peter, Grempkin, and others. There are multiple roles for all ages, including children 13 and up. All of the characters, along with audition tips can be found at http://www.slidelllittletheatre.org/auditions/. Auditions are at Slidell Little Theatre on November 26, 2017 at 7 p.m. The show will run from January 19th – February 4th.
Black Stache: 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. Gender: Male Age: 30 to 50
Molly Aster: 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. Gender: Female Age: 13 to 25
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. Gender: Male Age: 13 to 25
Grempkin: The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 60
Mrs. Bumbrake: 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. Optional Doubling as TEACHER. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 60
Bill Slank: 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. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 55
Smee: Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim. Gender: Male Age: 25 to 55
Prentiss: 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. Gender: Male Age: 13 to 25
Alf: A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility. Gender: Male Age: 50 to 65
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. Gender: Male Age: 40 to 60
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. Gender: Male Age: 35 to 45
Ted: An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language. Gender: Male Age: 13 to 25
Ensemble: Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators
Here are the dates for upcoming auditions for Slidell Little Theatre’s 2017-18 season.
45 Seconds from Broadway – Members’ Choice (3/9/18 – 3/25/18)
AUDITIONS: January 21st.
The Addams Family (4/27/18 – 5/13/18)
AUDITIONS: February 24th: 2-6 p.m.