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Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher explores how a young orphan ultimately became Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker.
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.
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.
We are seeking all ages, community members and students for this exciting production!
This show will be Directed by Kathryn Young
February 1, 2023, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Call backs February 2, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Required: A cold read from the script for all actors as determined by the director, sides will be made available ahead of time
Optional: For those who wish to prepare, a short monologue would be greatly appreciated.
Required: For all who audition, we will Identify the more challenging sections of a few songs from the show, teach everyone those sections, and use those sections as the audition.
Optional: For those who wish to prepare ahead, 16 bars of two contrasting pieces.
Check out: http://www.playbill.com/article/watch-how-to-prepare-sheet-music-for-an-audition
Production Dates: April 21-23, 28, and 29
Phone: (530) 938-5206
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