Big Noise Theatre
Big Noise Theatre announces Non-Equity auditions for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! This Tony Award-winning play 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 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.
Directed by Derek Van Barham
Assistant Directed by Sophia Sinsheimer
Audition Dates: October 14 and 15, 2019 at 7pm with potential callbacks on October 17. Walk-ins welcome!
Location: St. Stephens Church, 1280 Prospect Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018 - There is a large parking lot at the back of the church for you to park. One of the doors there will have a sign marking the entrance to our audition space.
Commission and Comps Policy: Big Noise Theatre’s new ticket policy offers performers two options: traditional comps or a commission on tickets sold. More details available at auditions.
Time Commitment: Rehearsals will be held in Des Plaines on a date to be determined following casting until January 9. Performances are at Prairie Lakes Theater in Des Plaines, IL Fridays and Saturdays, January 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 7:30pm and Sundays, January 12, 19, 26 at 2pm.
Material to Prepare: Please select ONE side from this link. A character breakdown is also included there for your reference. Let the character descriptions serve as an inspiration, NOT a boundary. All roles are open to all ethnicities and genders.
The world of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is grounded in the style of Story Theatre. The ensemble embodies characters, narrators found objects, architecture, & other elements. Essentially… everybody plays everything! Feel free to include movement, music, dancing, dialect work, or any other skill you wish to include in your piece. Musical and acrobatic abilities are a plus, though not required for all roles.
If you are a singer/musician, also prepare a short portion of a song of your choice. You can perform it a cappella or accompany yourself.
Contact Info: Do not submit photo/resume via email for consideration. No phone calls, please.
Big Noise Theatre is committed to diversity and encourages all its staff to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Big Noise Theatre encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition. No phone calls, please.
All auditions may be recorded on video. Expect to stay for a short time past your chosen time slot.
It is the policy of Big Noise Theatre to accept walk-in auditions.
St Stephen Catholic Church
1280 Prospect Ave, Des Plaines, IL 60018
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