Auditions

The Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will be holding auditions for Peter and the Starcatcher, which will run on the mainstage March 6 - 22, 2020.


Auditions will be held at the theater, 325 Minor Street in Kenner, on Saturday, November 2nd at 11am and Sunday, November 3rd at 6pm. 

Director Rick Graham is looking for 11 men and one woman, 16 years or older, for this ensemble production.  Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.  No need to prepare anything in advance.  Headshots and resumes requested.

 

Sign up for an audition slot HERE.  

**PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR A SLOT UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY SURE YOU WILL ATTEND THE AUDITION.**
 

For more information, please email the theater at info@rivertowntheaters.com

Characters

  • Boy/Peter: 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: 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: 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, Stache is given to scenery-chewing and anachronistic jokes, and has a hook in his future. The name "Black Stache" is a reference to the pirate Blackbeard.

  • 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. Somehow, this ends up with him disguising himself as a Mermaid, which is far from a pretty sight.

  • 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. Constantly paranoid about the security of top-secret conversation, he has trained Molly to converse in DodoPorpoise and Norse code (a Morse code-like system used by ancient Vikings.)

  • 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. He accepts Molly as a mother figure immediately, often referring to her by that title. Once on the Island, he spends most of his time attempting to figure out how to eat a pineapple.

  • 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, and usually follows Peter and Molly with only nominal protest.

  • Mrs. Bumbrake: Molly's faithful Nanny, a prim and proper Englishwoman prone to alliteration. 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: A salty and flatulent sailor 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: 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: 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: Captain of the Wasp, and Lord Astor's old friend from their schooldays. Based loosely on the real Robert Falcon Scott.                            The ensemble cast also portrays narrators, mermaids, pirates, sailors, islanders and various other creatures, locations, and people throughout the show.

Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts - 325 Minor Street - Kenner, LA  70062

(504) 461-9475

info@rivertowntheaters.com

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