“Peter and the Starcatcher” AND “Next to Normal” Joint Audition

“PETER AND THE STARCATCHER” AND “NEXT TO NORMAL” AUDITION NOTICE

The Ziegfeld Theater announces open, joint auditions for the imaginative musical “Peter and the Starcatcher,” as well as the moving musical “Next to Normal.”

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Directed and Choreographed by Jim Christian with Music Direction by Rick Rea. It plays August 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26(mat), 26(eve), 28, and Sept. 1, 2,  at The Ziegfeld Theater in Ogden. Rehearsals begin the last week of June.

Seeking strong actors who sing and move, ages 16+. All roles are available (character descriptions below). Colorblind casting – actors of ALL races and skin color are HIGHLY encouraged to audition.

***This is a volunteer opportunity, with the possibility of gas stipends or transportation options available for actors traveling from 25+ miles south of Ogden (Bountiful, SLC, and beyond).***

NEXT TO NORMAL

Directed by Rick Rea and runs Sept. 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 at The Egyptian Theatre in Park City, as well as Sept. 22, 23(mat), 23(eve), 24, 29, 30(mat), 30(eve), Oct. 1 at The Ziegfeld Theater in Ogden. Rehearsals Begin mid to late July.

Seeking strong actor/singers. All roles are available (character descriptions below). Colorblind casting – actors of ALL races and skin color are HIGHLY encouraged to audition.

***Show pays a flat rate of $300 per actor. All actors must be available for performances in Ogden and Park City to receive stipend.***

AUDITION DETAILS

AUDITION INFO: Auditions (by appointment) for both shows will be held starting at 7:00pm on Monday, June 5th. Invitation only callbacks will be held Wednesday, June 7th. To request an audition time, Go to www.ZigArts.com, click “Auditions” and after thoroughly reviewing this audition notice, fill out an audition form by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.

***Auditions will be held at the Zig Arts Academy, address 2440 E. 6600 S. in Uintah.

***If you are absolutely unavailable to audition on these dates, let us know as soon as possible so that we may arrange an alternate audition for you, if possible.

PREPARE

Peter and the Starcatcher – Bring a printed copy of your resume and a headshot or recent picture. Prepare a one minute monologue, story or joke and a 30-60 second selection from a Broadway musical in the style of the show. Sheet music is required; accompanist provided. (Please no CD’s, mp3’s, or a cappella auditions.)

Next To Normal – Bring a printed copy of your resume and a headshot or recent picture. Prepare a 30-60 second selection from a Broadway musical in the style of the show. Sheet music is required; accompanist provided. (Please no CD’s, mp3’s, or a cappella auditions.) You are welcome to sing a selection from the show, but please bring a second, contrasting audition selection from a different musical (which we may or may not ask you to sing).

***IF AUDITIONING FOR BOTH SHOWS, PLEASE PREPARE SEPARATE MATERIAL FOR EACH ACCORDING TO THE NOTICES. This means two songs, one monologue/story/joke. Please note that actors may be cast in either show but not both due to overlapping schedules.

REHEARSALS are generally held at Ziegfeld Arts Academy (address above). There will usually be 4 weekday evening rehearsals (M-Th) and 1 Saturday morning/afternoon rehearsal per week until the week before opening week, when rehearsals will be nightly.

If you have any questions, please email bonnieromney@zigarts.com

 

 

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

BLACK STACHE: Male age 30-50; A notorious pirate, terrorizing the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless, hirsute, and suspiciously well read. Partial to the poetical and theatrical, which causes him to behave quite flamboyantly.

MOLLY ASTER: Female age 16-25; A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice who is taken aboard the Neverland as precious cargo. Curious and intelligent, she is only beginning to understand the confusing romantic longings that come with her age. She will risk anything for the sake of what is right.

BOY/PETER: Male age 16-25; A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn’t miss much. Nameless, homeless, and friendless at the beginning of the play and a hero by the end. He wants a home and a family more than anything, and dreams of a life of being free.

GREMPKIN: Male age 40-60; The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys. Mean and malodorous, he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished. May double as: FIGHTING PRAWN; MACK; SÁNCHEZ.

MRS. BRUMBAKE: Male age 40-60; Molly’s nanny, a stereotypical British cad and outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two. May double as TEACHER.

BILL SLANK: Male age 35-55; The vicious orphaned captain of the Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself, which puts himself constantly in disaster. Greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff. May double as HAWKING CLAM.

SMEE: Male age 25-55; Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.

PRENTISS: Male age 16-25; An orphan, ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he’ll never be one. A bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.

ALF: Male age 50-65; A seafarer, an old sea dog proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility.

Age: 50 to 65

LORD LEONARD ASTER: Male age 40-60; Molly’s father, a loyal subject to the Queen. The very model of a Victorian English gentleman, he is a faithful friend and a secret Starcatcher.

CAPTAIN ROBERT FALCON SCOTT: Male age 35-45; Lord Aster’s old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.

TED: Male age 16-25; An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer with easy wit and quite poetic language.

ENSEMBLE: Sailors; Seamen; Seafarers; Orphans; Pirates; Mermaids; Mollusks; Narrators

NEXT TO NORMAL CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

DIANA: Female age 40-45; vocal range: G3-F#5; Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family.

GABE: Male age 18-21; vocal range B2-C5; Diana & Dan’s son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine.

DAN: Male age 40-45; vocal range Ab2-B4; Diana’s husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana’s tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics.

NATALIE: Female age 16; vocal range G3-G5; Diana & Dan’s troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother’s behavior. She greatly admires Henry.

HENRY: Male age 17; vocal range G#2-B4; Natalie’s classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance.

DR. MADDEN: Male age 30-40; vocal range A2-A4; Diana’s handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star.

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