PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, TOWN AND COUNTRY PLAYERS, 04/25/2018

Show: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Theater: TOWN AND COUNTRY PLAYERS
Theater Website: http://townandcountryplayers.org
Theater Phone: (215) 348-7566

Start date of auditions: 04/25/2018


PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
written by Rick Elice, music by Wayne Barker,
based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

​DIRECTOR: Carly Price
PRODUCER: Jesse Roy

​AUDITIONS
Wednesday, April 25 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Thursday, April 26 from 7:00 – 10:00 PM
CALL BACKS
(by invitation only)
Saturday, April 28 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Auditions and Call backs will be held at the
Buckingham Township Building Lower Level

Auditions are by appointment. Appointments can be scheduled by sending an e-mail to director Carly Price at tandc.producer.05@gmail.com. Appointment requests should include your name, contact information, and times that you are NOT available on April 25th & 26th. Your audition date and time will be confirmed by e-mail.
Walk-ins are allowed, but audition appointments will be honored first.
Audition Requirements:
1. Prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue.
2. In addition to your monologue, there will be cold readings from the script which will be provided at the audition.
3. Bring a photograph (the photo will not be returned), your theater resume, and a list of your conflicts from May 1st to August 4th.

SHOW DATES
July 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, August 3 and 4 at 8:00 PM
July 21,22, 28, 29 and August 4 at 2:00 PM

REHEARSALS will begin immediately upon casting. Rehearsals will be 2-3 times/week on weekday evenings and weekend afternoons. Please note, this production may require weekday benefit performances on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm for the weeks in between public performances and on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm of the 2nd week. All cast members are expected to perform in all benefit performances scheduled.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
This show is an ensemble piece and every actor will take on multiple roles as pirates, natives, mermaids, and narrators. All actors will be featured throughout the show. We are looking for actors with great comedic timing, improvisation skills, the ability to work well as a team, creativity, and silliness. Please note that this show does include music and several songs, so singing skills are a plus. All roles also require a British accent. While Molly, Boy/Peter, Prentiss, and Ted are about 13 years old, we are looking to cast young adults (ages 17 and up) for these roles.

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. Strong improv skills and comedic timing needed.

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.

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.

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. He also plays the roles of Fighting Prawn, Mack, and Sanchez

Mrs. Bumbrake – Played by a male. She is 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. Also plays the role of Teacher.

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. Also plays the role of Hawking Clam.

Smee – Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim. Strong comedic timing and improvisation skills needed.

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.

Alf – A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.

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.

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.

Ted – An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts, web development and digital marketing abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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