PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
DIRECTION BY NATHANIEL SHAW
Auditions will be held on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 6 – 10 p.m. Auditions are by appointment only and will be held at Virginia Rep’s November Theatre, 114 W Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220.
Please e-mail email@example.com to make an appointment.
Prepare selected sides that will be sent at time of sign up, as well as 16 bars of a song. An accompanist will be provided.
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All performers will be paid. UNION AND NON-UNION.
Casting the following roles:
**The role of Black Stache is CAST**
Male, 18-25; A boy who doesn’t miss much. 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. If he could grow up, he’d fall for Molly in a big way. But it’ll never happen.
Female, 18-25; A true leader at a time when girls are mostly followers. Will risk everything for the sake of Doing Right. Curious, intelligent, beginning to feel things she doesn’t yet understand-romantic longings that revert to childish tantrums under pressure–because, after all, she’s a thirteen-year-old kid. She’ll be a great woman one day.
BLACK STACHE *
Male, 18+; Long after everyone else got out of the pirate business, Black Stache continues to terrorize the seven seas in search of a hero worthy of his villainy. Famous for his face foliage, he started shaving at age ten, had a bushy handlebar by eleven, and the blood of twenty crews on his hands by twelve. Heartless and hirsute, suspiciously well read, partial to the poetical and theatrical, and given to a ferocity from which no good shall ever spring; bari-tenor through G#
*THIS ROLE IS CAST
MRS. BUMBRAKE/ TEACHER
Male, 18+; Molly’s nanny. British to the bone. Still has enough of her girlish charm to turn a sailor’s head and leaven his dreams. Stiff in the lip, loose in the hip, fun on a ship.
Male, 18+; dedicated first-mate to Black Stache; he is not the smartest guy on the crew, but is the quickest to respond to any orders that the captain issues; vocal range: good singer, tenor to F
Male, 18-25; Ambitious, hyper-articulate, logical; yearns to be a leader, even as he knows in his heart that he never shall be one. A bit of a blow hard with just the teeny-tiniest touch of cowardice; bari-tenor through F.
Male, 18-25; Obsessed with food: the eating of, the fighting over, the dreaming about. A natural actor, an easy wit, perhaps a future poet. Called “Tubby” by Prentiss, though not due to girth, of which orphans, given their meager diets, have very little indeed; strong soloist, bari-tenor
LORD LEONARD ASTER
Male, 18+; The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, loyal subject to the Queen, devoted father, faithful friend. Also, and not irrelevant to our story, Lord Aster is a Starcatcher-dedicated to protecting the Earth and all who dwell thereon from the awesome power of starstuff; bari-tenor through F
CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT
Male, 18+; Captain of Britain’s fastest frigate, the Wasp. Years later, he will lead an expeditionary team to the South Pole, freeze to death, and become the iconic British hero, Scott of the Antarctic; bari-tenor through F#
GREMPKIN/ FIGHTING PRAWN
Male, 18+; The mean and malodorous schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Likes to keep his boys in the dark, as sunlight is known to feed rebellious notions, and on account of the preference in certain quarters for lads that are white and pasty; bari-bass
BILL SLANK/ HAWKING CLAM
Male, 18+; The Neverland’s vicious captain, without the skill or quality to lead anyone but himself, and always into disaster. A greedy bastard who’d sell his own mother for a ship to command and send boys to their doom for the favor of those who would use starstuff for personal gain, global domination, or worse. An orphan, too; bari-bass
Male, 18+; An old sea dog. Something about him appeals to the feminine sensibility-might be his bowlegs, his saucy gait, or his kind heart; tenor to A