2017-18 Season Auditions
Peter & the Starcatcher
Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for Peter & the Starcatcher, a play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, music by Wayne Barker
Performances will be March 1 - 11, 2017 Thursday–Sunday.
Auditions will be on Sunday/Monday, January 7 - 8 at Newnan Theatre Company from 7:00–9:00 pm. The director is Dale Lyles.
THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN'S PLAY, although it is suitable for the entire family to see.
Peter & the Starcatcher is the story of how the boy we know as Peter Pan came to be. The script is funny, literate, silly, heart-warming, and eventually heart-breaking.
All performers should be in good physical condition.
All performers should be able to sing, but showstopping voices are not required.
English accents (RP, Cockney, Yorkshire) will be required; training will be part of rehearsals.
There are roles for 11 men and 1 woman. The play is written and performed in story theatre style, i.e., actors narrate, create scenery, and play multiple roles.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script, improvisational exercises, and learning one of the songs from the show. No audition piece is required.
Roles available for auditions: (age ranges are for actors)
Boy: (late teens–120s) the orphan who eventually becomes Peter Pan
Prentiss: (late teens–20s) yearns to be a leader; won’t be
Ted: (late teens–20s) obsessed with food
The British Subjects
Lord Leonard Aster: (30s–50s) the very model of a Victorian English gentleman; on a mission from Queen Victoria; father to Molly
Molly Aster: (late teens–20s) a leader; hyperintelligent, curious, brave
Mrs. Bumbrake: (30s–50s, older better) Molly’s nanny; British to the bone; played by a man
Capt. Robert Falcon Scott: (20s–40s) captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate
Grempkin: (20s–40s) vicious schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage
Bill Slank: (20s–40s) the Neverland’s vicious captain; greedy and incompetent
Alf: (30s-50s) an old sea dog; good-hearted
Black Stache: (30s–40s) the famous pirate; started shaving at 10, had a bushy handlebar by 11, and the blood of twenty crews on his hands by 12. (SEE NOTE.)
Smee: (30s–50s) first mate to Black Stache; completely devoted to his idiot captain
Mack & Sánchez: (20s–40s) two sailors aboard the Neverland; doubled by Grempkin
Fighting Prawn: (20s–40s) King of the Mollusks on Mollusk Isle (doubled by Grempkin)
Hawking Clam: (20s–40s) son of Fighting Prawn (doubled by Slank)
Teacher (30s–50s) formerly a salmon; now a mermaid (doubled by Bumbrake)
NOTE: The role of Black Stache will be played by Mike Funt, a professional actor in L.A. who grew up in NTC. He is one of the nation’s preeminent clown theatre artists; his presence in the cast will provide an unforgettable opportunity to learn from one of the best. Funt will join the cast for the final three weeks of rehearsal.
Rehearsals will be Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu nights for four weeks, and then Sun/Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri for the final three weeks. Cast members should have no rehearsal conflicts from Feb 15 through Mar 8.
Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions.
All roles are non-equity/non-paying.
If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.