2/28-3/1 - OWOSSO AUDITIONS FOR PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Auditions for the Owosso Community Players’ production of Peter and the Starcatcher will be February 28 and March 1 at the Lebowsky Center at 6:30, with sign-in beginning at 6 p.m.
The Tony Award-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, creatively reveals how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan. Although this production is not a musical, there are some musical numbers within the script, according to directors Anna Owens and Garrett Bradley. “We are excited to bring such a recent Broadway show to our local audiences,” Bradley said.
Roles are available for 11 males and 1 female, ages 16 and up. Those who wish to audition should be prepared to read scenes from the show with a British accent and be prepared to sing a short selection from a musical theater piece a cappella.
Described by MTI as a “wildly theatrical adaptation,” Peter and the Starcatcher “ playfully explores the depths of greed and despair…and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.”
Performance dates are April 21-23, 28-30. More details about the play and the available roles can be found at mtishows.com. For audition questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Roles are described below. Note that many roles include multiple characters:
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.
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.
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.
Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.
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.
An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
LORD LEANOR 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
The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.
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. Doubling as TEACHER.
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. Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.
A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
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.
A synopsis of the play can be found at mtishows.com. For audition questions, contact email@example.com