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Upcoming Auditions

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

October 3-4
Main Stage Play
AGES 15+

TARZAN®

December 5 & 6
Student Theatre Musical
GRADES 3-12

SWEENEY TODD

January 9 & 10
Main Stage Musical
AGES 16+

THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB

March 27 & 28
Main Stage Play
AGES 30+

AMERICAN FAIRY TALES

April 10
QCT on the Road
GRADES 7-12

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

May 1 & 2
Student Theatre Play
GRADES 3-12

HELLO, DOLLY!

May 20
Main Stage Musical
AGES 16+

OUR TOWN

July 24 & 25
Main Stage Play
AGES 8+

HARRIET THE SPY

September 5 & 6
Student Theatre Play
GRADES 3-12 & ADULTS

SHE LOVES ME

October 2 & 3
Main Stage Musical
AGES 18+

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

AUDITIONS

October 3-4
by appointment for AGES 15+

Callbacks, if necessary, will be October 5. You will be notified if you need to be there.

 IMPORTANT DATES

Company Meeting and Read Through: October 12
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will be held in the evenings, Monday-Friday. Actors may not be called for every rehearsal, or for the full length of a rehearsal. Some Saturday rehearsals may be required. A more detailed rehearsal schedule will be determined based on actor availability. REHEARSAL DATES: October 12-December 18. No actor may miss his or her scheduled rehearsal for any reason after Friday, November 18.

Tech Weekend: December 3 & 4
Dress Rehearsals: December 5 & 6
Performances: December 8-11 & 16-18

Materials To Prepare

  • READ: Please come prepared to read selections from the script. We suggest that auditionees read the entire script before auditioning. CLICK HERE to view an online copy of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.
  • NOTE: Scripts will be provided in the audition. Performers will also be asked to sing a simple song taught to them that evening by the music director. There is no need to prepare a song.
  • REVIEW: Please review the following AUDITION TIPS.
  • CALL: To schedule a 40-minute audition appointment, please call the QCT Box Office at 217-222-3209.
  • BRING: Please come with a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal and performance periods.
  • COMPLETE: You may print and complete this AUDITION FORM. Audition forms will also be available at the theatre.
  • ARRIVE: Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out an audition form if you have not already done so.
  • ENTER: Please enter through the STAGE DOOR on the south side of the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Auditions are in the Lab Theatre.
  • REMEMBER: Make strong choices and take risks!

PRODUCTION STAFF

Director | BRANDON THOMSEN
Music Director | KENT KANAUSS
Stage Manager | KELSEY DETERS

 

SYNOPSIS

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, a grownup’s prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

AVAILABLE ROLES

  • The 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.
    Male, 30-50 yrs old
  • 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.
    Female, 15-25 yrs old
  • 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.
    Male, 15-25 yrs old
  • 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. Optional Doublings include: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.
    Male, 40-60 yrs old
  • 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. (Played by a man) Optional Doubling as TEACHER.
    Male, 40-60 yrs old
  • 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. Optional Doubling as HAWKING CLAM.
    Male, 35-55 yrs old
  • Smee – Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.
    Male, 25-55 yrs old
  • 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.
    Male, 15-25 yrs old
  • Alf – A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.
    Male, 50-65 yrs old
  • 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.
    Male, 40-60 yrs old
  • 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.
    Male, 35-45 yrs old
  • Ted – An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.
    Male, 15-25 yrs old
  • Ensemble: Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators

Audition appointments are also available by calling 217-222-3209.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER