Torrance Theatre Company At 1316 Cabrillo
1316 Cabrillo Ave
Torrance Theatre Company is casting
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
A Play byRick Elice
Music byWayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Directed by K.C. Gussler
1316 Cabrillo Ave, Torrance, CA 90501
Sunday, September 4, 2016 – 12pm start
(Sign-in begins at 11:30 am)
Please RSVP for the audition, and let us know the role(s) you are interested it to insure we have enough materials avaailable. Email CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com with your Name, headshot and resume (if possible), and the role(s) you would like to be considered for.
Rehearsals begin Wednesday, October 5th, and are held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 7:30-10:30 pm and
Saturdays from 10am-3pm. There are two rehearsals on Tuesday evenings, October 11th & November 8th and one Friday rehearsal on November 11th.
November 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17 & 18.
Friday & Saturday evening performances at 8 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Thursday, December 15 at 8 pm. (Tentative holds for added performances on Thursday, December 8th at 8 pm, and Sunday December 18th at 8 pm.)
Those auditioning MUST be able to make all performances.
WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR:
Seeking comedic actors who sing. 11 men and 1 woman, ages 16 and up.
All actors will play multiple roles throughout the show. Please see character breakdown for specific roles.
Peter and the Starcatcher is not a musical, but a play with music.
Those auditioning will be taught a short song from the show and asked to sing. Also, please prepare a 1 minute monologue from a comedic play.
This show is quite physically demanding. Please come prepared to participate in a rigorous conditioning and movement routine. Wear comfortable clothing that you can move in and please bring knee pads.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
THIS IS A NON-UNION, NO PAY production.
Boy/Peter: male, age 16 to 25. A nameless and friendless 13-year-old Orphan, 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: female, age 16 to 25. A 13-year-old 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: male, age 30 to 50. A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. In search of a great hero who he can oppose to become a great villain, Stache is given to scenery-chewing and anachronistic jokes, and has a hook in his future. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.
Smee: male, age 25 to 55. Black Stache's faithful and not overly bright first mate. Smee is willing to follow his captain in any amount of hare-brained schemes.
Lord Leonard Astor: male, age 40 to 60. Molly's father, The very model of a Victorian English gentlemanand a Starcatcher on a secret mission for Queen Victoria. He loves his daughter dearly.
Ted: male, age 16 to 25. An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
Prentiss: male, age 16 to 25. 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.
Mrs. Bumbrake: male, age 40-60. 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. In the tradition of the Pantomime dame, the role is written to be portrayed by a male actor, who also plays Teacher a wise and mysterious mermaid.
Alf: male, age 45 to 55. A salty and flatulent sailor proud of his tenure on the Neverland, who falls deeply and instantly in love with Mrs. Bumbrake. He is somewhat coarse and has no time for children, but good-natured.
Fighting Prawn: male, age 40-60. 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. The actor in this role also portrays Grempkin, the sadistic schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys, Sanchez, one of Black Stache's crew, and Mack, the world's most incompetent Sailor.
Bill Slank: male, age 35-55. 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. The actor in the role also portrays Hawking Clam, Fighting Prawn's son.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott: male, age 35 to 45. Captain of the Wasp, and Lord Astor's old friend from their schooldays. Based loosely on the real Robert Falcon Scott.
IMPORTANT: The ENTIRE ensemble cast also portrays narrators, mermaids, pirates, sailors, islanders and various other creatures, locations and people throughout the show.
Peter and the Starcatcher is presented through special arrangment with Music Theatre International, Inc.
The Torrance Theatre Company is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the Torrance Community Services Department. www.TorranceCA.Gov. Sponsored in part by Friends of Torrance Theatre Company. www.TorranceTheatreCompany.com