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 8–18, 2017 Thursday–Sunday.

Auditions will be on Sunday/Monday, January 21–22 at Newnan Theatre Company at 7:00–9:00 pm. The director is Dale Lyles.

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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.

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)

Orphans

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

 

The Seafarers

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

 

The Natives

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.

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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.
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If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.