Montgomery Playhouse is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion. As such, all performers are encouraged to audition, but especially actors with identities historically excluded from the performing arts.

Come out and audition for Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice March 11 & 13 2024 at 7:30pm at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn 311 Kent Square Rd. Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

Sign Up for an audition slot here.

Auditions are open to both adults and children, generally aged 8 and above.

Performances: 6/7-6/23, 2024 at 7:30pm at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn 311 Kent Square Rd. Gaithersburg, MD 20878.

Peter and the Starcatcher Ticket Info.

Play Synopsis: Peter and the Starcatcher is a play based on the 2006 novel of a similar name by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, adapted for the stage by Rick Elice. The play serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy. When starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll be whisked away on a breathtaking quest to answer the question: how did a boy named Peter become the boy who never grew up. Learn more about how Peter and the Lost boys came to Neverland and about the magic of “Starstuff” through the eyes of these beloved characters as well as some new faces.

*This is a play with music. Not all actors will be required to sing in the show, but everyone may be asked to sing during their audition/callbacks. Please note that the roles of Molly, Black Stache, Mrs Bumbrake and Smee all have their own song in the show. Most other characters will sing in the chorus as well.

Come ready to move around.

**For everyone who wants to be considered for a singing part please prepare the song “Swim On”. Here is a recording of the song as well.

Here are the monologues to review for auditions. Scene sides will be offered for callbacks.

Character Descriptions:

Black Stache: A notorious and very flamboyant pirate, Black Stache terrorizes the seven seas in search of a worthy adversary. Heartless and snobby, he is partial to the poetical and theatrical; and also not terribly bright. Actor must have great comedic timing and not afraid to act in a big, broad, and sometimes over-the-top style.

Molly Aster: A young girl and Starcatcher apprentice, Molly is taken aboard the ship 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: A lonely and hardened orphan who doesn’t miss much, Peter is 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. Looking for an actor who can be genuinely earnest and sweet, while also heroic.

Grempkin: The schoolmaster of St. Norbert’s Orphanage for Lost Boys, Grempkin is mean and malodorous; he revels in keeping his boys in the dark and malnourished.

Mrs. Bumbrake: Molly’s nanny, a stereotypical British cad; outfitted with the duty of teaching Molly about womanhood. She still has enough charm in her age to attract a sailor or two.

Bill Slank: The vicious orphaned captain of the good ship, Neverland. Does not possess the capacity to lead anyone but himself. Slank is greedy enough to send boys to their doom for the chance of gaining starstuff.

Smee: Black Stache’s first mate. He is single-mindedly dedicated to his captain’s every whim.

Prentiss: An orphan, Prentiss is ambitious, hyper articulate, and logical. He yearns to be leader, even when he knows in his heart that he’ll never be one. He can also be a bit of a blowhard with a touch of cowardice.

Alf: A seafarer; an old sea dog who is proud of his tenure. His kind heart gives him an appeal to the feminine sensibility. The ladies like him.

Lord Leonard Aster: 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: Lord Aster’s old school friend, the captain of the Wasp, Britain’s fastest frigate. Lives with nautical bravura and heroic patriotism.

Ted: An orphan obsessed with food. A natural performer, Ted has an easy wit and is quite poetic with language.

Other characters: Fighting Prawn, Hawking Clam, Mack Sanchez, Teacher

Ensemble-played by all actors: Sailors, Seamen, Seafarers, Orphans, Pirates, Mermaids, Mollusks, Narrators