Open Auditions!

2020 SPRING Show

Peter And The Starcatch Banner

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be 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. Peter and the Starcatcher is performed as Story Theatre, where the actors create the world of the play before the audience. A story with music brought to life by a broad cast of characters make this a performer’s dream and audience’s delight.

Singers and Non-Singers encouraged to audition.

A video of highlights from the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher can be found here.

AUDITION DATE: Saturday, 1/25, 12:00 pm – 3:00pm (10 audition spots per half hour) For appointment, call (650)738-8648 or email Keira Robalino at keira@spindriftschool.org
AGE REQUIREMENT: 13-18
CALLBACKS: Sunday, 1/26, 9:00am-12:00pm
WHERE: SSPA, 1053 Crespi Drive in the Bootzin Black Box Theatre
REHEARSALS
Fridays: 4:00pm – 7:00pm, 1/31 to 5/29
Saturdays: 9:00am – 12:00pm, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 3/7, 3/14, 3/28, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2, 5/9. Not all actors may be called for Saturday rehearsals.
TECHNICAL REHEARSALS: Thu. 5/14 – 6:30pm-9pm | Fri. 5/15 – 4pm-8pm | Sat. 5/16 – 10am – 3pm| Sun. 5/17 – 10am – 3pm | Tue. 5/19 – 7pm-9pm | Tentative Thu. 5/21 – 6:30pm-9pm | Tentative Fri. 5/20 – 4pm-8pm | Tentative Sat. 5/23 – 10am – 3pm | Tentative Sun. 5/24 – 9am -12pm | Tue. 5/26 – 7pm-9pm | Wed. 5/27 – 6pm – 8:30 pm | Tentative Thu. 5/28 – 6:30pm-9pm |Fri. 5/29 – 4pm – 7pm
PERFORMANCES: Friday 5/29 @ 7pm (opening night) | Saturday 5/30 @  7pm | Sunday 5/31 @ 2pm | Friday 6/5 @ 7pm | Saturday 6/6 @ 2pm | Sunday 6/7 @ 2pm (closing & Strike)

Must be available for all performances and technical rehearsal weeks (tentative rehearsal dates will be confirmed after auditions.) Absences beyond ones approved at casting may result in recasting of role.

INSTRUCTIONS
Prepare 16 bars of music to sing OR for non-singers or those choosing not to sing, prepare a 1 minute monologue. Please note that you may be asked to sing at callbacks regardless of whether you sang at auditions.

For those singing, accompanist will be provided. A Capella or CD/digital accompaniment will not be allowed.

Bring a resume of any experience or training listed and a headshot, school, or other picture. Please attach your headshot/picture to your resume document.

Bring your calendar of conflicts or be prepared to list any conflicts through June 7, 2020.

Registration in Spring Production class is required for all actors cast. Tuition: $550. Tuition Assistance is available. Requests for tuition assistance must be made at the time of audition appointment requests. Tuition assistance does not affect casting.

For audition appointment, call (650)738-8648 or email Keira Robalino at keira@spindriftschool.org

Peter and the Starcatcher Character Descriptions (Some actors may play multiple roles)

THE ORPHANS

Boy: A nameless, homeless, and friendless boy at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end, Peter is brave and competitive, a survivor, and someone the other boys come to look up to. More than anything in the world he wants a home and a family. He doesn’t trust adults and, thus, never wants to grow up to be one. If he could grow up, he’d fall for Molly.

Prentiss: Ambitious, logical, and a little bit older than Peter, Prentiss wants to be the leader but he knows he will never be one. This character sings solo lines.

 Ted: Called “Tubby” by Prentiss, though not due to girth but rather because of his obsession with food (of which orphans tend to get little.)Ted is the most talented of the boys, an easy wit, a natural actor. He is fed up with Prentiss, but hungry for companionship. This character sings solo lines.

 THE BRITISH SUBJECTS

Lord Leonard Aster: The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, Lord Aster is a loyal subject of the queen, devoted father, and faithful friend.

 Molly Aster: Thirteen-year old girl and a natural leader, Molly was raised to believe females can do anything males can. She is fearless, curious, passionate, and devoted to her father, her country, her Queen, and the cause of the Starcatchers. This character sings solo lines.

 Mrs. Bumbrake: Molly’s nanny, Mrs. Bumbrake is British through and through, no-nonsense, and not afraid of anything; but she likes a good time. She still has girlish charm, even though she’s older. This character sings solo lines.

 Captain Robert Falcon Scott: Commander of the fastest ship in Queen Victoria’s fleet, The Wasp, Captain Scott is an old schoolmate of Lord Aster. This character sings solo lines.

 Grempkin: Mean and nasty, Grempkin is the schoolmaster from St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys.

THE SEAFARERS

 ABOARD THE WASP

The Black Stache: A ruthless, heartless pirate captain who captures The Wasp, Black Stache started shaving at age ten. He is proud of his magnificent facial hair and is partial to the poetical and the theatrical.This character sings solo lines.

 Smee: First mate to Black Stache, Smee is simple-minded and single-minded to his captain’s every whim. This character sings solo lines.

 Sanchez: A hard-working Spanish pirate, Sanchez has an identity crisis.
ABOARD THE NEVERLAND

Bill Slank: A vicious captain with no ability to lead his crew, Slank is also an orphan. He is cruel to Peter and the boys and would sell his own mother for a ship to command.

 Alf: An old seadog who is far more proud of his rank of “Mister” than he should be, Alf is always in search of a damsel, any damsel. This character sings solo lines.

 Mack: A very bad sailor, Mack wants to be anywhere else but under Bill Slank’s command.

THE MOLLUSKS

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.