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Peter and the Starcatcher
A Play by Rick Elice, Music by Wayne Barker. Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
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). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. 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. There are over 100 unforgettable characters, played by an ensemble of actors. This play (with music) uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life. The show is rated mild PG.
Ages 13-20 (younger with permission. The Summer Workshop is an inclusive program and students will be accepted until all available spaces fill.
POC and LGBTQ+ folks are strongly encouraged to apply! All roles will be open to everyone and are gender inclusive.
Educational Theatre. Tuition is $350.00
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
All roles will be open to everyone and are gender inclusive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Smee - Black Stache's first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain's every whim.
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.
Ted - An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language. Called “Tubby” by his friends.
Alf - A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
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.
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.
Sanchez - A hard-working Spanish pirate, Sanchez has an identity crisis.
Mack - A very bad sailor, Mack wants to be anywhere else but under Bill Slank’s command.
Fighting Prawn - King of the Mollusk natives and the son of Jumbo Prawn and Littleneck Clam, Fighting Prawn is kidnapped by British sailors and brought in chains to England where he served as a sous-chef. Since returning to his island kingdom, he has vengefully murdered any English person who dared set foot on his island.
Hawking Clam - Son of Fighting Prawn.
Teacher - Formerly a salmon, Teacher is now an ancient, knowledgeable mermaid
Ensemble - Narrators, Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks
April 22-24, 2018
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
May 7, 8, May 12
Prepare a verse/chorus (or 32 bars) of a musical theatre song and a one minute monologue. Please email for an audition appointment. For those away at college, a video submission is acceptable. Call backs will be May 7 or 8, and possibly May 12.
None. Educational Theatre
Peter and the Starcatcher added March 17, 2018, 10:47 pm
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