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Prefered method of submission: Other
200 Dayton Street, Edmonds, WA
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). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. 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. – Music Theatre International
Location: Edmonds Driftwood Players Rehearsal Annex at 200 Dayton Street, Edmonds
Director: Adam Othman
Music Director: Mark Press
This production plays at The Wade James Theatre, home of Edmonds Driftwood Players from November 30-December 23, 2018. Performances are scheduled for Thursday – Saturday at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. There are additional matinees scheduled for two Saturdays (December 8 and December 22).
Rehearsal schedule will be finalized after casting, but will include Monday-Thursday evenings (7 to 10pm) beginning October 8, and Saturdays (10am to 3pm) beginning November 3.
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Note: This show is full of colorful characters, high adventure and physical comedy. Adults and teens will be considered for all roles.
BOY/PETER: A nameless Orphan boy, 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 teenage 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,
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.
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.
TED: One of the Boy’s orphan companions, nicknamed “Tubby Ted.” Constantly hungry, he is obsessed with food and faints at the mere mention of sticky pudding.
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.
MRS. BUMBRAKE: Molly’s faithful Nanny, a prim and proper Englishwoman prone to alliteration.
ALF: A salty and flatulent sailor on the Neverland, who falls deeply and instantly in love with Mrs. Bumbrake.
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.
BILL SLANK: The nasty, greedy and cruel captain of the Neverland. It is Slank’s greed for the Queen’s secret treasure sets the entire plot in motion.
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.
NOTE: Aside from Boy, Molly and Black Stache, all other actors will also play additional roles portraying narrators, mermaids, pirates, sailors and islanders throughout the show.
September 25 & 26, 2018
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
September 29 & 30, 2018
Please come prepared with a 1 to 2-minute monologue, and 16-32 bars of a Broadway or Sea Shanty song. Bring an updated headshot and resume.
Peter and the Starcatcher added September 5, 2018, 3:40 pm
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