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AUDITIONS: PETER and the STARCATCHER Audition and Tech Information

Audition and Team Tech information below. Check back - updated regularly.

Audtion Information

Step One: Audition Commitment and Timeline

THEATRE AUDITIONS!

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!

TIMELINE - UPDATED/CHANGED 8/29

1.Information/Workshop session: Tuesday Sept 4th - LUNCH

2.Initial Auditions: Tuesday Sept. 12th

3.Callback Auditions: Wednesday Sept. 13th and Thursday Sept 14th (if needed)

4.First Readthrough/Rehearsals Begin: Monday Sept. 18

AUDITION CHECKLIST

1.Look at the website or schoology page for detailed information about the show and audition process!

2.CHECK YOUR SCHEDULE -Make sure you can commit to rehearsal times and performance dates! **See Important Dates Below!

3.READ and RESEARCH the show. The more you know about the plot and characters, the better audition choices you will make. Look at YouTube, mtishows.com, Wikipedia, etc… Learn as much as you can about the show. Think about choices you might make as the different characters.

4.READ any director’s notes on character and style. It will tell you what direction she is thinking about for the show.

5.Prepare and Practice and audition materials posted (monologues, sides, etc).

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME

Before you do anything - Sign up for Schoology Group FF7TV-PBVN6

1.On the theatre board outside room 105, write you name down on one of the audition time slots.

2.Come to the audition about 15 minutes early to fill out an audition form.

INITIAL AUDITIONS

1.You will be taken through a warm up with improvisation games and exercises. Just relax and get your self into the creative space.

2.You will be assigned a selection from the sides listed on the website. Be prepared to make choices for any of the characters in the side. You will be divided into groups and given a little time to work something out with your other auditioners. The more prepared you are by reading and thinking about choices for the sides, the better this part of the audition will be for you.

CALLBACK AUDITIONS

1.Callbacks will be posted on Schoology and the Website.

2.Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script and anything else the Director needs to make her casting choices.

3.The cast list will be posted on Thursday or Friday 14/15 after school and can be found on schoology page and theatre website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Generally we rehearse between the hours of 3:15 – 6:30 (Monday – Friday). You may not be called for all of that time, but this is the timeframe when you may be called.

FIRST WEEK SCHEDULE:

Sept 18 – Full Cast read through and table work

Sept 19 – Continued full cast table work

Sept 20- Full Cast – up on our feet/ begin blocking

Sept 21 – Full Cast – scene and part assignments

Sept 22 – limited rehearsal – depending on ODS participants

Subsequent weeks TBA: Depending on needs of show and cast schedules.

SPECIAL DATES

FRIDAY Oct 6 (Spirit walk – noon dismissal) – WE WILL REHEARSE that afternoon – full cast.

October 13 – no school stage in-service – we will NOT rehearse that day.

October 20 – Early out – we WILL rehearse this day.

Friday 27 – NO SCHOOL – we will rehearse this day

Saturday Oct 28/Sunday Oct 29 – Tech Week – actors will be called to one of these rehearsals

Oct 30 – Nov 2 – TECH WEEK. We will rehearse later into the evening (7pm or 8pm) these days.

Nov 3 and 4th – 7pm shows

Nov 5th – 2pm show and strike.


Step Two: About the Show


Read a sample from the script:

/uploaded/Peter_Sample.pdf

From MTISHOWS.com:

Tony-winning 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. 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.

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.


Check here for complete information from the publisher.

http://www.mtishows.com/peter-and-the-starcatcher



Step Three: How to Audition

SIGN UP FOR SCHOOLOGY GROUP -

FF7TV-PBVN6

SIGN UP FOR AN AUDITION TIME ON THEATRE BOARD OUTSIDE RM 105

Script Sample - read this to get a sense of the style and pace of the show. For complete show information, please do more research on the website/You Tube and any other resources.

/uploaded/Peter_Sample.pdf

1. Choose ONE of the monologues to prepare and perform during your audition time. If you have auditioned for SMA before this should be memorized.

/uploaded/Monologue_1_Molly.pdf

/uploaded/Monologue_2_Stache.pdf

/uploaded/Monologue_3_Peter.pdf

/uploaded/Monologue_4_Bumbrake.pdf

2. Read and become familiar with BOTH of these scenes. Be prepared to read for ANY of the characters from BOTH selections. These need not be memorized.

/uploaded/Scene_1_Molly_and_the_boys.pdf

/uploaded/Scene_2_Aster_Smee_Stache.pdf


Step Four: Prepare for your Audition

Read Director’s notes. Practice your mononlogue. Practice the possible scenes. Get really familiar with the show. Think and dream of choices you’d make for different characters. Ask Ms. More any and all clarifying questions.

Step Five: The day of the audition

Come to the theatre 15 minutes early to fill out the audition form.

Sit in the first two rows.

Have fun, relax, and make strong character choices!

Team Tech (Back and Offstage) Information