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Peter Pan, The British Musical
Come fly with us to Neverland! Peter Pan is the charming story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up. Pirates, Indians, Lost Boys, and Faeries. Come see why we named our company after the birthplace of this extraordinary boy! Toni Butler will direct this production.
“I am youth. I am joy. I am freedom!”
Why the British version? We know and love Peter Pan and this musical is the most loyal version we have found to James M. Barrie’s original play and the music is more energetic and current. We love this version and are sure you will too!
- Auditions: April 9, 2019 from 6-10p
- Call Backs: April 13, 2019 from 8a-1p
- What to prepare: 16 bars from a musical (if auditioning for a singing role) or a 30 second monologue (if auditioning for a non-singing role). An accompanist will be provided. Bring a signed Audition Form with your picture affixed. You can sign up for an Audition Time Slot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org your name, gender, age, and time preference beginning March 25. You will receive a reply email with your exact time.
- Ages: 8+
- Characters Descriptions: Please see below.
- Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin April 22. Generally rehearsals are M-TH from 6-10p and Saturday from 8a-5p. We will not rehearse May 24-27, May 30-31, and June 3-4.
- Performances: June 14, 15, 17, 21, 22 and 24, 2019 at 7p.
Peter Pan Character Descriptions:
Peter Pan: (Looks/Feels 12… before one becomes a man) There never was a cockier boy! His conceit is one of his most fascinating qualities. He is youth. He is joy. He is freedom! Ideally a male actor, although female actors may still be considered. Athletic, strong, nimble dancer, stage fighting skills required and cannot fear flying! Vocal Range: female – mezzo soprano belt/male – high tenor.
Peter’s Shadow: Like Pan, but just a shadow of the boy!
Tinkerbell: (Looks as little as possible and acts like a woman in love… because she is!) A faerie. No Singing. Excellent at non-verbal communication. Flies.
(Truly, the description is in the name!)
Wendy Darling: (Looks/Feels 12… before one becomes a woman) Perfectly lovely and completely enamored by Peter. She always likes to do the correct thing. The perfect English Rose. Flies. Vocal Range: Soprano
John Darling: (Looks/Feels 11) Very much an echo of his father. Bespectacled. Sings. Flies.
Michael Darling: (Looks/Feels 9) Very much no echo of his father. Sings. Flies.
Mrs. Darling: (Exactly as we would presume Wendy’s mother to be.) A lovely lady iwth a remarkable mind and a sweet, mocking mouth that has one kiss on it that is perfectly conspicuous in the right hand corner of her mouth. Vocal Range: Soprano
Mr Darling (Will also play Hook): (Looks as a Father of three should) An honorable, prideful man. Vocal Range: Baritone
Nana: (Big enough) A treasure, a nurse and a dog. No Singing.
Liza: (Looks 15-18) Ever faithful, dense and interested in making pudding. No Singing
10-19 in age: Lost Boys may be cast older, if the actor can convey youth convincingly! Strong singing and dancing.
Tootles: Not the least bit brave, the most unfortunate of the Lost Boys and quite the humblest: Poor kind Tootles. Vocal Range: Tenor
Nibs: The debonair! Vocal Range: Tenor
Slightly: The most conceited of the Lost Boys which has given his nose an offensive tilt. Vocal Range: Tenor
Curly: He is a pickle. Vocal Range: Tenor
Twins: We cannot describe one twin because we should be sure to be describing the wrong one. Vocal Range: Tenor
Of the Adult Type… but must swear to play most fiercely!
Captain Hook (Will also play Mr. Darling): (Adulty Looking) The blackest and largest jewel on board. A handsome containence. Never more sinister than when he were polite. Elegant in diction. Vocal Range: Bass/Baritone
Smee: (Alas, another a adult) The pet. Irish. Oddly genial man. Chorus singing only.
Cecco: (And the list goes on… Adult) Handsome. Italian. Chorus singing only.
Bill Jukes: (Adult) Every inch tatooed. Chorus singing only.
Starkey: (Adult) A gentleman. Once an usher in a public school and still dainty in his ways of killing. Chorus singing only.
Noodler: (Adult) Sadly his hands were affixed backwards. Chorus singing only.
Cookson: (Adult) Black Murphey’s Brother. Chorus singing only.
Black Murphey: (Adult) The very man. Chorus singing only.
Mullins: (Adult) The Ruffian. . Feared on the Spanish Main. Chorus singing only.
Skylights: (Adult) Skylights will do. Chorus singing only.
Alf Mason: (Adult) The Spaniard. Chorus singing only.
(Strong, athletic and passionate especially when dancing or fighting.)
Chief: The one in charge. Vocal Range: Baritone. Athletic.
Tiger Lily: Proud and erect. A princess in her own right. The belle of the Piccaninnies. Vocal Range: Mezzo-Soprano. Dancer. Athletic.
Great Big Little Panther: The Brave. Dancer. Athletic.
More Indians: Running Dog, Bald Eagle, Stalking Deer, Grizzly Bear, Singing Bull
More in Neverland:
Crocodile, Mermaids, Faeries, Gnomes
Yes! We are bringing back this Kensington favorite!
Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend, Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang. Hits, like the Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience. Toni Butler will direct this production.
- Auditions: September 26, 2019 from 6-10p
- Call Backs: September 28, 2019 from 8a-1p
- What to prepare: 16 bars from a musical. An accompanist will be provided. More details will be posted in August
- Ages: 10+
- Characters Descriptions: These will be posted in August.
- Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin September 30. Generally rehearsals are M-TH from 6-10p and Saturday from 8a-5p. We will not rehearse October 21-26 and November 27-30.
- Performances: December 6, 7, 9, 13, 14 and 16, 2019 at 7p.
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