Frederick, MD 21703
Peter And The Starcatcher - National Tour
Phoenix Entertainment is holding open auditions for the 2015 non equity National Tour of the five time Tony Award winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Rick Elice, Playwright; Stephen B. Kane and Michael McFadden, Producers; Mark Minnick, Casting.
PETER: Beginning as a anonymous loner, through the course of the story Peter evolves into a ‘rascal’ of a hero; ambitious, brave and the envy of his peers. More than that, this scrappy survivor becomes a true leader. Hidden inside his transformation is a secret longing for a proper home and family, and an admiration for Molly. He is stuck in a youthful adventurous world- never growing old- and never knowing or understanding what it would have been like to become an adult.
MOLLY ASTER: (The only female actor in the piece, portrays a young girl)Molly is a living anachronism of the times. While young women are being raised to be wives and mothers, Molly is hungry for adventure and is out to prove that girls can do anything boys can do- and do it better. She is as passionate as she is fearless, and pursues ambitions beyond her years. Not quite at the cusp of adulthood, she sometimes does not understand the complex emotions she is starting to experience. She will eventually become quite an amazing woman. VOCAL RANGE: strong soloist, range to C#, British accent.
THE BLACK STACHE: Though the histrionics might fool some, the Black Stache is a dangerous villain to his very core. Piracy is his personal mission, as is his eternal quest for a worthy nemesis- a hero that would be worthy of a challenge. Although well-spoken with the flair of a showman, the Black Stache can be a bit of an imbecile at times, and his failures are followed by misdirected blame. VOCAL RANGE: strong soloist, bari-tenor through G#, British accent.
PRENTISS:Logic-minded‘lieutenant’ to Peter, even though he is a bit older. Prentiss is smart and well-spoken, but not quite as brave or charismatic as Peter- and therefore won’t ever be a leader to the boys, even though he yearns for it. VOCAL RANGE: bari-tenor through F. MUSICIANSHIP: ability to play violin, viola or harmonica a plus
TED: Despite his scrawny-orphan-frame, his gastronomic obsession with food has earned him the nickname “Tubby” by Prentiss. The performer playing Ted must have a strong and natural balance of dramatic and comedic timing, an easy way with humor, without becoming a ‘cartoon’. Inside his humor is a sense of longing, afraid of being alone.VOCAL RANGE: strong soloist, bari-tenor. MUSICIANSHIP: ability to play violin, viola or harmonica a plus
LORD LEONARD ASTER: A right-proper British gentleman composed of all the right stuff: devoted to Queen Victoria, the country of England, and his family and friends. A loyal, trustworthy man. He’s the perfect man to be a Starcatcher, protecting the planet from unseen incredible forces about to encroach upon us. VOCAL RANGE: bari-tenor through F, British accent.
MRS BUMBRAKE: Played by a male actor. Lovably brash and bold British nanny with a big heart. Molly’s nanny is a character with character! Hard-scrabble and charmingly no-nonsense, but still knows how to turn on the flirt when the time is right. This actor also doubles as TEACHER, a sage in mermaid form. VOCAL RANGE: strong baritone soloist, a cappella; British & Scottish dialects
CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT: The epitome of an adventurer, this athletic soul commands the Wasp, the swiftest ship in Queen Victoria’s navy. Formerly sports teams captain at Trinity School. He would continue forging new territory throughout his life, including a daring Antarctic expedition. Should have good body strength and able to lift people comfortably. VOCAL RANGE: bari-tenor through F#, British accent.
GREMPKIN:The dark and oppressive headmaster at the orphanage, where the lost boys live. Nicknamed “The Angel of Anguish” by the boys. This actor also plays MACK, a repressed and untalented sailor and FIGHTING PRAWN, King of Mollusks, fierce protector of his Mollusk Isle homeland, with a disdain for England, as they had kidnapped him in his past. Worked as a sous-chef in Derbyshire where he mastered Italian cuisine and his speech is peppered with Italian food references. VOCAL RANGE: bari-bass; British and Tropical dialects required
SMEE:Dedicated first-mate to the Black Stache. Little is known about Smee other than his obligation to duty, and eagerness to serve. 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, British accent.
BILL SLANK: A dark and frightening man who knows no loyalties to anyone but himself. The fact that he could never be a captain (ie, no skills as a sailor or as a leader) has not stopped him from seeking any way to command a ship. His moral compass points only to himself and would double-cross anyone to get what he wants. An orphan as well. This actor also doubles as HAWKING CLAM, the son of Fighting Prawn who shares his father’s disdain for England. VOCAL RANGE: bari-bass; British and Tropical dialects required
ALF:A rough-around-the-edges working-class sailor who imagines himself a hero in shining armor. Though his physical appearance is oaf-ish and unkempt, he has an inner charm and a kind, romantic heart which shine through his lumbering exterior. VOCAL RANGE: tenor to A, Blue-collar English accent.
Men will be seen on Monday, August 25th, at 10am and Women will be seen on Tuesday, August 26th at 10am.
Chelsea Studios, 151 W 26th Street, between 6th and 7th Ave, NYC.
Looking for strong, appealing, actors who sing well with a good physical comedy sensibility. Bring picture/resume stapled together and sheet music with your best 16 bars in the correct key. Callback sides are available to download at www.phoenix-ent.com by clicking the employment link in the footer. Rehearsals begin Jan. 5th 2015 and contracts run thru April 2015. Competitive compensation package includes salary, per diem, travel and housing. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. No phone calls. If you can’t attend the audition date, there are submission instructions with the callback sides (as listed above).