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Auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher


AUDITION DATES AND TIME

       July 12, 7pm at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, 300 W Ballantine St, Holly Springs

       July 13, 7pm at the Fuquay Varina Arts Center, 123 E Vance St, Fuquay Varina

Callbacks: July 14, 7pm at Fuquay Varina Arts Center


Roles available for performers aged 13 and older; all roles except Boy and Molly are open to any gender. 

Please prepare a 32-64 bar song of your choice. An accompanist will be provided. Come dressed to move.


PERFORMANCES & REHEARSALS 

Peter and the Starcatcher will perform two weekends, Sept 8, 9 & 10 at the Fuquay Varina Arts Center, and Sept 15, 16 & 17 at the Holly Springs Cultural Center. All performances are at 7:30pm.


First cast meeting will take place on July 15 at 7:00pm at the Fuquay Varina Arts Center, with rehearsals beginning July 18. A full calendar of rehearsal dates and locations will be available at the first cast meeting.


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

  • Boy (Peter): A nameless and friendless 13 year-old orphan, deeply mistrustful of adults and neglected to the point of never having seen the sun. His adventures allow him to find the hero within himself, and to take on a name worthy of the legend he becomes.

  • Molly Aster: A 13 year-old apprentice Starcatcher desperate to prove herself to her father. Highly intelligent and physically adept, she remains socially awkward and something of a know-it-all, and her relationship with the orphan boys is driven as much by competition as it is by friendship.

  • Black Stache: A highly intelligent but malapropism-prone pirate chief, so called due to the black mustache that is a trademark in his family. In search of a great hero who he can oppose to become a great villain, Stache is given to scenery chewing and anachronistic jokes, and has a hook in his future. The name ‘Black Stache’ is a reference to the pirate Blackbeard.

  • Prentiss: One of the Boy’s orphan companions. Pompous and sarcastic, he is intent on proclaiming himself the leader of the gang of Orphans but is too cowardly to really do anything about it, and usually follows Peter and Molly with only nominal protest.

  • Ted: One of the Boy’s orphan companions, nicknamed ‘Tubby Ted, not because he’s overweight, but because he is constantly hungry, obsessed with food and faints at the mere mention of sticky pudding. He accepts Molly as a mother figure immediately, often referring to her by that title. Once on the Island, he spends most of his time attempting to figure out how to eat a pineapple.

  • 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. Somehow, this ends up with him disguising himself as a Mermaid, which is far from a pretty sight.

  • Lord Leonard Aster: Molly’s father, A Starcatcher on a secret mission for Queen Victoria. He loves his daughter dearly but is perhaps guilty of placing his mission above her safety. Constantly paranoid about the security of top-secret conversation, he has trained Molly to converse in Dodo, Porpoise, and Norse code (a Morse code-like system used by ancient Vikings).

  • Fighting Prawn: The fierce chief of the tribe of Mollusk Islanders, who was sold into slavery in England as a boy, where he became a kitchen slave in a fine house. He speaks almost exclusively in Italian cooking terms. The actor in this role 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.

  • Mrs. Bumbrake: Molly’s faithful nanny, a prim and proper Englishwoman prone to alliteration. In the tradition of the pantomime dame, the role is written to be portrayed by a male actor, who also plays Teacher a wise and mysterious mermaid.

  • Alf: A salty and flatulent sailor on The Neverland, who falls deeply and instantly in love with Mrs. Bumbrake. He is good-natured, but somewhat coarse and has no time for children.

  • Bill Slank: The nasty, greedy, and cruel captain of The Neverland. It is Slank’s greed for the Queen’s secret treasure that sets the entire plot in motion. The actor in the role also portrays Hawking Clam, Fighting Prawn’s son.

  • Captain Robert Falcon Scott: Captain of The Wasp, and Lord Astor’s old friend from their schooldays, based loosely on the real Robert Falcon Scott.

  • The ensemble cast portrays narrators, mermaids, pirates, sailors, islanders, and various other creatures, locations, and people throughout the show.


For additional information about auditions and rehearsals, please contact show director Gina Winter, gwinter1955@gmail.com

For information about volunteering for backstage, costume, & crew positions, please contact Maureen Daly, mdaly@fuquay-varina.org