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Peter Pan Musical Little Mountain Community Theatre

Auditions for Peter Pan will be held Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29, at Lemont High School, 425 Julia Street (Performing Arts Center entrance).

Online audition sign-up will be available beginning May 1. To audition, please sign up for a one-hour time slot between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on one of the audition dates.  You must be at least 11 years old by Aug. 1, 2024. 

Call backs, if needed, will be Thursday, May 30.  If you are cast, a $50 fee is required for participation.

Performances of Peter Pan will be Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, July 21, at 2 p.m.​

Important Audition Information

Seeking an energetic cast of approximately 60 performers. Dancers and movers wanted! Audition will include

  • A vocal selection

  • A dance sequence

  • A script reading

  • A headshot and resume, if you have one

 

This is an OPEN Casting Call - meaning all roles are available to all people regardless of experience, gender or race. However, characters will be played​ as the genders in which they are written. Hook will play Male. Peter will play Male. Wendy will play Female, etc. This means any actor cast in a role must be willing to play the character​ in their written gender.

VOCAL:  Please prepare 32 measures of a Broadway show tune that shows off your range and ability.  We are just as interested in your “storytelling” of the song as much as your notes!  When selecting your audition piece, please stay away from anything Sondheim or very contemporary pieces. An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring your sheet music to your audition.  No acapella singing or singing to a track please. 

DANCE: Everyone will be expected to do the dance audition. All characters except Tinkerbell and Nana/Crocodile have movement/dance throughout the show.  You don’t have to be a great dancer.  We’re looking at your ability to move on stage.  Please bring comfortable clothing and footwear for the dance audition.

ACTING: This is a highly inclusive show where everyone gets involved!  It requires lots of energy, imagination, and creativity!  There will be many opportunities for improvisation and moments to highlight accents/special skills/unique quirky facial expressions, etc.  So show us your range of creativity!!  Please MEMORIZE one of the sides available from the Script Selections button below for your audition - put some creativity behind your presentation.  It’s your time to show us what you are capable of.  There is no right or wrong, only choices!!  Note about accents:  Our hope is to have all cast speak in British accents, or other ones as it fits a character, so if you would like to attempt a British accent, please do.

 

Please complete the Audition Packet available through the button below and bring it with you to your audition. It is important that you know your schedule for June and July, and you must note dates you will be late or absent on the conflict calendar in the packet. Rehearsals are generally Mondays through Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. but will start earlier and last longer in the last two weeks. We also have one Friday rehearsal in July. Those cast in flying roles will have additional mandatory rehearsals.  Additional details are found in the conflict calendar portion of the Audition Packet. Conflicts will be taken into consideration in casting decisions.  A specific calendar will be provided to all cast at first rehearsal. There can be no conflicts or late arrivals from July 12 through 21.

Synopsis

Peter Pan is a musical based on the play by Sir J. M. Barrie. It is the timeless tale of the boy who wouldn’t grow up, Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy, Tinkerbell, take the Darling children on a magical adventure across the stars to Neverland. Come join us as they deal with the nefarious Captain Hook, his sidekick Smee and a bungling band of pirates.

Cast of Characters:  Ages 11-Adult

TINKER BELL: (High School/College/Adult)  Non Dancer, non-singing role

Tink will be a laser in the show but appear “live” during transitions helping to move the story along. She is the ultimate “THINKER TINKER FAIRY” and likes to fuss and tinker with things throughout the story. Precocious and strong willed,  Tinkerbell is a devoted friend to Peter.

Built around the tradition of a British Pantomime, this character acts like the MC of the show and will “teach” the audience responses to certain moments in the show. This actor needs a very strong stage presence, excellent Improv skills and be able to speak directly to the audience and “read the room” to help move from moment to moment.

 

WENDY DARLING: (High School/College/Young Adult)   Mezzo-Soprano

The eldest Darling child, and as such, she is often the one to direct all play in the nursery. She has a loving and compassionate maternal sensibility. Wendy is very protective of her younger brothers. She is proper, poised, and responsible.  Must be willing to fly and not be afraid of heights.

JOHN DARLING: (Middle School/Young High School)   Tenor

The middle Darling child. A sly smile is always at home on John's face. He has a mischievous twinkle in his eye and is always ready for an adventure. Proper, poised, and prepared. Very boyscout.  Must be willing to fly and not be afraid of heights.

MICHAEL  DARLING: (Elementary /Middle School)   Tenor

The youngest Darling child. Never far from his favorite bunny, Michael is sweet and innocent. He is ever so lovable and very huggable.  Must be willing to fly and not be afraid of heights.

 

MRS. DARLING: (will also play a Pirate):  (Adult)   Mezzo-Soprano

The Darling matriarch. Mrs. Darling glides about gently but swiftly from task to task with motherly precision. She has a pleasant strength to her demeanor.  Will also play a Pirate.

 

MR. DARLING: (Will also play Captain Hook):  (Adult)   Bass-Baritone

A bit of a grouch.  Mr. Darling is a fussy professional who happens to be a father.  Though sparkles of his love peak through from time to time, he often has more important places to go and people to see.

 

CAPTAIN JAMES HOOK:  (will also play Mr. Darling): (Adult)   Bass-Baritone

The one-handed captain of the Jolly-Roger. Relentless and restless in his pursuit of Pan, Hook is a magnificent, short-fused, larger-than-life villain. Reeking of old world British public school (which is the term for elite “private” school) pompous arrogance, Hook is a master swordsman who will cheat, lie and steal and still enjoy a good cup of tea!  Actor needs to have strong stage presence, improv skills and will be taught swordplay. Must be able to move on levels and stairs on set.

 

PETER PAN: (High School/College/Adult)   Alto/Tenor

The famous boy who never grows up! Peter Pan is charismatic, boastful and carefree, self-centered and oblivious, forgetful and fearless. In short, he is everything that you would expect the essence of childhood to be. Actor MUST be willing to fly (not afraid of heights) do aerial twists and turns on harness. Actor will be taught swordplay and need to move easily on all levels of the stage. Strong Stage presence and improv skills.

 

LIZA: (will also play Tiger Lily):  (High School/College/Young Adult)   Mezzo-Soprano

The Darling’s nanny. Genuine and kind, but very strict.

 

JANE: (Will also play a Lost Boy):  (Elementary School/Middle School)   Any Voice Part

Wendy’s daughter who befriends Peter years after Wendy returns from her adventures in Neverland.  Must be willing to fly and not be afraid of heights.

 

NANA:  A Newfoundland dog & THE CROCODILE:  (High School/College/Adult) Non-singing role

These characters will be realized as props rather than through costumes.  Used like puppets, the actor will bring both characters to life and will need to move well, have good improv skills and be a creative “puppeteer”.

 

SMEE: :  (High School/College/Adult) Any voice part

Captain Hook’s knockabout lackey.  An archetypical sidekick, is over-the-top and completely lovable.  Requires and actor with excellent physical comedy chops.

 

TIGER LILY: (will also play Liza):  (High School/College/Adult)   Mezzo-Soprano

Fearless, strong, beautiful & brave Warrior Princess of Neverland. Outsmarting the Pirates is a daily occurrence for the Warriors as is playing tricks on the Lost Boys. Tiger Lily becomes one of Peter’s most trusted friends. Strong Dancer.

 

WARRIORS: (Elementary School/Middle School/High School/College/Adult)   All Voice Parts

Portrayed as Exotic Inhabitants of Never Land, the Warriors are exquisite dancers who love to outsmart the Pirates and play fun tricks on the Lost Boys.

 

LOST BOYS:   (Elementary School/Middle School/High School)   All Voice Parts

Peter’s companions in Neverland, the Lost Boys are a ragtag, energetic and often ill-behaved yet lovable band of friends. The boys enjoy the freedom their wild lifestyle offers, but they usually have a hidden (or not-so-hidden) desire for a "mother" (even when they don't know exactly what those are).   All boys (because “girls are too clever to fall out of their prams”) but we will cast males & females to portray boys.

 

PIRATES:   (High School/College/Adult)   All Voice Parts

Outlaws who roam the seas on the Jolly Roger captained by Hook.  Looking for an ensemble of actors who are comedic and move well (there is some dancing and stage fighting). Skill with accents and improv a plus! Male & Female pirates will be cast.  Must be able to move around levels & stairs on set.

Meet the Team

Co-Producers: Sandy Doebert & Kate Loeffler

Director: Heather Hutchison

Assistant Director: Diane Link

Vocal Director: Seth Durbin

Music Director: John Apple

Choreographer: Cindy Hartigan

Assistant Choreographer: Darby Schober

Technical Director:  Matt Gottardo

Stage Manager: Eden TeSelle

Lighting & Video Designer:  Andrew Stratton

Set Designer: Brett Baleskie

Costume Designer: Torrance Mebust

Makeup Designer: Diane Link

Hair Designer: Lynn Hodak

Prop Co-Managers:  Lynda Christopher & Tracy Roach

Performance Details

Box office opens July 1

Three performances will be held at the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center. 

Friday, July 19, 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 20, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 21, 2 p.m.

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