Kirkland Performance Center presents...

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS: Peter and The Starcatcher (KPC Community Show)

  • Saturday, January 6, 2024 2:00pm-6:00pm
  • All Seats: Free

Description

Auditions slots are full…BUT we invite you to come audit the audition if you didn’t get to snag a slot!

What does that mean?

What it means is when there is space during the audition (someone no-shows, cancels or we get ahead of schedule) we’ll squeeze the performer in. Anyone at the end of each hour who hasn’t been seen will be seen at that time

Audition Notice: Peter and the Starcatcher

Audition Date: January 6, 2024 – 2-6pm

Callback Date: Callbacks will be January 13th, 2024

Audition Sign up Link: Please Click Here to sign up for a slot.

  • Please arrive 10-15 early to fill out your audition form!

What to bring:

  • Short, comedic monologue
  • Short song, acapella (Twinkle Twinkle, This Land is Your Land, etc)
  • Headshot/Resume – if you have them

KPC is looking to cast 15 – 20 performers (ages late teens – 60’s) in various roles. The show is very much an ensemble piece. The focus is on character performers who are good at improve and comedy. All types, genders…etc will be happily considered for this production. Role information is listed below as it appears in the script, but all genders and presentations are encouraged to audition. Please prepare a short, comedic monologue and to sing a short song acapella (This Land is Your Land, Twinkle Twinkle…etc…your choice)

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).

Synopsis: “A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.”

Character Breakdown

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 50

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.

Gender: Female

Age: 13 to 25

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 13 to 25

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. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 60

Mrs. Bumbrake

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. Optional Doubling as TEACHER.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 60

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. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 55

Smee

Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 55

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 13 to 25

Alf

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

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 65

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 60

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.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 45

Ted

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

Gender: Male

Age: 13 to 25

Ensemble

Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators

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