ABOUT THE SHOW
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). 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.
Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.
CHARACTER LIST (ALL ROLES ARE OPEN)
Peter: an anonymous loner; through the course of the story he evolves into a hero, of sorts. Ambitious, brave, and the envy of his peers, this scrappy survivor becomes a true leader despite being stuck in a youthful, adventurous world--never growing old--and never knowing or understanding what it would have been like to become an adult.
Molly Aster: A young British girl who is hungry for adventure and out to prove that girls can do anything boys can do--and do it better; she is as passionate as she is fearless. Vocal range: mix/belt, A3-C#5. British dialect.
The Black Stache: although well-spoken with the flair of a showman, the Black Stache is a dangerous villain to his very core; piracy is his personal mission, as is his eternal quest for a worthy nemesis--a hero who would be worthy of a challenge. Vocal range: up to F#4British dialect.
Prentiss: even though he is a bit older, smart and well-spoken, he is not quite as brave or charismatic as Peter and therefore won’t ever be a leader to the boys, even though he yearns for it. Vocal range: Baritone/Tenor 2 up to F4.
Ted: despite his scrawny-orphan frame, his gastronomic obsession with food has earned him the nickname “Tubby”. The actor playing the role must have a strong and natural balance of dramatic and comedic timing, an easy way with humor, without becoming a "cartoon". Vocal range: up to F#4
Lord Leonard Aster: a right-proper British gentleman composed of all the right stuff; a loyal, trustworthy man; the perfect man to be a Starcatcher, protecting the planet from unseen incredible forces about to encroach upon us. British dialect.
Mrs. Bumbrake: (played by a male); lovably brash and bold British nanny with a big heart; a character with character, hard-scrabble and charmingly no-nonsense, but still knows how to turn on the flirt when the time is right. This actor also doubles as Teacher, a sage in mermaid form. Vocal range: B2-F#4, or potential falsetto to E5 if possible. British & Scottish dialects.
Captain Robert Falcon Scott: the epitome of an adventurer, this athletic soul commands the Wasp, the swiftest ship in Queen Victoria’s navy. The actor should have good body strength and able to lift people comfortably; Baritone/tenor 2 up to F#4. British dialect.
Grempkin/Fighting Prawn: Grempkin is the dark and oppressive headmaster at the orphanage, where the lost boys live. The actor also plays Mack, a repressed and untalented sailor, as well as Fighting Prawn, King of Mollusks, fierce protector of his Mollusk Isle homeland, with a disdain for England. Bass/baritone. British and Tropical dialects.
Smee: dedicated first-mate to the Black Stache; strong obligation to duty and eagerness to serve; he is not the smartest guy on the crew, but is always the quickest to respond. Strong singer, tenor 2 up to F4. Plays the ukulele. British dialect.
Bill Slank: a dark and frightening man who knows no loyalties to anyone but himself. His moral compass points only to himself and he would double-cross anyone to get what he wants. This actor also doubles as Hawking Clam, the son of Fighting Prawn. Bass baritone. British and Tropical dialects.
Alf: a rough-around-the-edges working-class sailor who imagines himself a hero in shining armor; though his physical appearance is oaf-ish and unkempt, he has an inner charm and a kind, romantic heart. Blue-collar English dialect. Vocal range: up to F#4.