Auditions: Peter and the Starcatcher @ Long Beach Playhouse, Long Beach [from 12 to 14 February]

Auditions: Peter and the Starcatcher

12 - 14
19:00 - 23:00

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Long Beach Playhouse
5021 E Anaheim St, Long Beach, California 90804
AUTHOR: Rick Elice, with Music by Wayne Barker, Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
DIRECTOR: Gregory 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.

Open Call:
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.

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 (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 (Male, 20s-50s) An evil schoolmaster, a lousy sailor, a pirate, and the King of the Mollusks

MRS. BUMBRAKE/TEACHER (Female, 20s-60s) Molly’s still attractive nanny and an ancient mermaid

SLANK/HAWKING CLAM (Male, 20s-40s) A vicious sea captain and the heir apparent to the Mollusk throne

SMEE (Male, 20s-60s) First mate to Black Stache; a loyal, hardworking, if not so bright, pirate

PRENTISS (Male, teens to 20s) One of Peter’s fellow orphans; yearning to be a leader, but a bit of a coward

ALF (Male, 40s-60s) An old sea dog, smitten with Mrs. Bumbrake; tough and loyal, but guided by his innate morality

LORD ASTER (Male, 40s-60s) Molly’s father, a starcatcher and the very model of a Victorian English gentleman

CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT (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 (Male, teens-early 20s) The third orphan of the triumvirate; called Tubby (but not necessarily heavy). He has a love of everything edible.
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