Auditions

AUDITIONS

 

 

Oak Ridge Playhouse auditions are open to everyone. No experience is required, although it is helpful. Please carefully check audition requirements, as they may differ from production to production.

 

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CASTING CALL

 

PETER PAN  - Mainstage Musical

DATES AND TIMES

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

Due to the casting breakdown and character types of this particular show, we will be seeing actors for particular roles at particular times.  Please come to the audition call for the role(s) for which you most want to be considered. Please arrive before the beginning of each call. PLEASE COME TO ONLY ONE CALL. You can still be considered for other roles.

 

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Wendy, Michael, John, Lost Boys

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM - Mrs. Darling

3:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Peter

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Captain Hook, Pirates

 

MONDAY OCTOBER 1

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM -Wendy, Michael, John, Lost Boys

7:30 PM - 8:30 PM - Captain Hook, Pirates

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Tiger Lily, Natives

 

TUESDAY OCTOBER 2

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM - Peter

8:00 - 8:30 PM - Mrs. Darling

8:30 PM - 9:30 PM - Tiger Lily, Natives

   
SEEKING

PETER PAN - Clever, adventurous, confident, fearless boastful, and self-centered, but also protective, caring, and joyous. He has a youthful naïveté which causes him to grapple with newly discovered emotions when dealing with Wendy. A natural leader. This very taxing role requires an actor who is an excellent singer and physically agile with the stage presence to carry the show. Must not have a fear of heights or flying. Height between 4’-10” and 5’-5” a plus. The role is written for a female alto with some soprano notes (preferably with a masculine sound), but will consider strong young teen males who whose voice fits the range and is small in stature.

 

WENDY DARLING – Pretty, pleasant and charming but conflicted about the desire to grow vs. the responsibility of adulthood. She has a natural maternal instinct and enjoys taking on a motherly role with the Lost Boys. Soprano. Strong actress and singer with an ability to earnestly and honestly play the delightfully bubbly girlishness of the character. Prefer height 5’-4” and under who are high school or early college that can play younger. But actresses as young as 13 may be considered. No fear of heights or of flying.

 

CAPTAIN HOOK/ MR. DARLING– Hook is a classic villain who is, at once, sinister, vain, and cowardly. He is mostly bluster to conceal his weakness. He detests Peter Pan with every fiber of his being, simply because of Peter’s natural charm, confidence, and popularity. Strong singer and character actor who can deftly walk the line between genuine and comedic villainy. Requires agility and ability to convincingly master stage combat (sword fighting). He doubles as Mr. Darling, who is a stern and humorless, but loving father. Baritone.

 

MRS. DARLING - Graceful, warm, and motherly – the embodiment of someone named “Darling.” Requires an actress who can play these traits without irony. Beautiful soprano voice. Will likely also play Grown-up Wendy and may double as a native.

 

JOHN DARLING – Loyal and bookish middle child of the Darling family. He has always dreamed of being adventurous, but has the conflict of also wanting to be the perfect little man. Must be a good mover with no fear of heights or fear of flying. Character age 10-12. Strong voice. Tenor/Boy Soprano.

 

MICHAEL DARLING - The youngest Darling child. He is a sweet, bubbly, lovably stubborn, and likeable boy who is full of fun. Must be a good mover with no fear of heights or fear of flying. Character age is 7-8, but we are seeking to cast an older boy (9-11) who is small in stature.

 

TIGER LILY– Beautiful and fearful warrior princess. A brave leader. Requires the stage presence to match Peter and Hook. Strong mover or dancer. Preferably late teens to about 30. Comfortable wearing costume as revealing as two-piece bathing suit. Will double as Liza, the Darling’s maid. Mezzo.

 

MR. SMEE – Hook’s right-hand (almost literally). Jovial, simple, and loveable. Devoted to Hook. Comedic in direct contrast to Hook, both in nature and physical stature. Baritone/Tenor. May double as Nana, the Darling’s devoted sheepdog nanny.

 

LOST BOYS –Adventurous and rowdy gang of orphaned misfit boys who are disciples of Peter. Requires young actors (early to mid teens) who move well with have stage presence and energy. Prefer only males for these roles. All vocal ranges.

 

PIRATES – Comically cunning and sinister band of Hook’s goons. They are continuously out-smarted and out-maneuvered by the natives and the Lost Boys. Must be good singers and able to move, but also need to possess strong comedic timing. Male. All vocal ranges.

 

NEVERLAND NATIVES – Tiger Lily’s band of noble and fearsome warriors. Strong movers and dancers. Very agile. Gymnastic ability a plus. Females. All vocal ranges.

 

NANA/CROC – The Darling’s devoted sheepdog Nanny and the terrible, greedy crocodile who constantly tracks Captain Hook as prey. Non-speaking roles requiring agility and ability to use the body to be very emotionally expressive in bulky costumes. May be doubled by same actor.

SYNOPSIS

Feel the exhilaration of flying as the irrepressible Peter Pan returns to take us on an unforgettable adventure to Neverland, that magical place “where dreams are born and time is never planned.” Watch as Peter and his sidekick Tinkerbell whisk the Darling children beyond the Second Star to the Right to join the Lost Boys as they navigate the danger and excitement of battling pirates, a clock-ticking crocodile, and the dreaded Captain Hook. Audiences of all ages are sure to take delight in this dazzling and timeless classic!

PRODUCTION RUN November 23 - December 9 (THERE WILL NOT BE SCHOOL PERFORMANCES)
REHEARSALS BEGIN October 8 (there WILL be a dress rehearsal the evening of Thanksgiving day.)
REQUIREMENTS

Prepare best 16 bars of Golden Age Broadway song, that suits the style of the show. NO SONGS FROM THE SHOW, please. Bring clearly marked sheet music for accompanist. Cold reading from script. Please bring a recent headshot or photo and be prepared to provide conflicts during the rehearsal period. A parent or guardian must be present to sign paperwork for any minors.

*PLEASE USE REHEARSAL ROOM ENTRANCE AT REAR OF BUILDING AT 27 E. TENNESSEE AVE.

 

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