The Racine Theatre Guild will be holding open auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Explore a world beyond the second star to the right filled with swashbuckling pirates, jungle tyrants, beautiful mermaids, a nameless orphan and his mates, and a precocious Starcatcher. This coming-of-age story takes a magical look at the celebrated hero known as the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. Poetic, hilarious, and even musical, follow a mysterious treasure chest, battle against the fearsome Black Stache, and capture the joys of friendship and love on this adventure.
11 Men, 1 Woman:
- Molly Aster: (16 – 25) An apprentice Starcatcher desperate to prove herself to her father. Hungry for adventure and out to prove that girls can do anything boys can do–and do it better; she is as passionate as she is fearless. Will risk everything for the sake of doing right.
MEN (roles open to all ages 16+, unless noted otherwise)
- Boy/Peter: (16 – 25) Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. A survivor. More than anything in the world, he wants a home and a family. His adventures allow him to find the hero within himself, and to take on a name worthy of the legend he becomes.
- Black Stache: In search of a great hero who he can oppose to become a great villain. Heartless and hirsute, suspiciously well read, partial to the poetical and theatrical, and given to a ferocity from which no good shall ever spring.
- Smee: Black Stache’s faithful first mate. More intelligent than he gives himself credit for (but still not overly bright), Smee is willing to follow his captain in any amount of hare-brained schemes.
- Lord Leonard Aster: The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, loyal subject to the Queen, devoted father to Molly, faithful friend. Lord Aster is a Starcatcher-dedicated to protecting the Earth and all who dwell thereon from the awesome power of starstuff.
- Ted: (16 – 25) One of the Boy’s orphan companions. Obsessed with food: the eating of, the fighting over, the dreaming about. A natural actor, an easy wit, perhaps a future poet.
- Prentiss: (16 – 25) One of the Boy’s orphan companions. Pompous and sarcastic, he is intent on proclaiming himself the leader, but is too cowardly to do anything about it.
- Bumbrake: Molly’s faithful Nanny, lovably brash and bold British nanny with a big heart. Hard-scrabble and charmingly no-nonsense, but still knows how to turn on the flirt when the time is right. The role is written to be portrayed by a male actor.
- Alf: An old sea dog on the Neverland, who falls deeply and instantly in love with Mrs. Bumbrake. Rough-around-the-edges working-class sailor who imagines himself a hero in shining armor. He is somewhat coarse, but good-natured.
- Fighting Prawn: The fierce chief of the tribe of Mollusk Islanders, who was sold into slavery as a boy, where he became a kitchen slave in a fine house. Also portrays Grempkin, the sadistic schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys, Sanchez, one of Black Stache’s crew, and Mack, the world’s most incompetent sailor.
- Bill Slank: The Neverland’s vicious captain, without the skill or quality to lead anyone but himself, and always into disaster. It is Slank’s greed for the Queen’s secret treasure sets the entire plot in motion. Also portrays Hawking Clam, Fighting Prawn’s son.
- Captain Robert Falcon Scott: The epitome of an adventurer, this athletic soul commands the Wasp, the swiftest ship in Queen Victoria’s navy, and Lord Astor’s old friend from schooldays. Based loosely on the real Robert Falcon Scott.
The cast also portrays narrators, mermaids, pirates, sailors, islanders and various other creatures, locations, and people throughout the show.
Director Kara Ernst-Schalk will hold auditions in the Racine Theatre Guild lobby. No appointments necessary. Auditions consist of a cold reading from the script. Individuals of all levels of experience are invited to audition.
Scripts may be checked out in advance from the box office with a $10 deposit, which will be refunded when the script is returned. The show will go into rehearsal in late May and will be performed weekends July 20 – 29, 2018. For more information, contact the Box Office at (262) 633-4218.
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