Auditions Announced for
WARNER THEATRE Main Stage Production
Director/Choreographer – Roxie Quinn
Music Director – Dan Ringuette
Monday, May 5, 2014 at 7 pm (by appointment)
Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 7 pm (by appointment)
Please vocalize and warm up prior to your audition. Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars, but not longer than one minute, of a (fully memorized) Broadway-style musical selection that showcases your vocal range. An accompanist will be provided, so be sure to bring the sheet music for the piano accompaniment and highlight your selection. It is preferable not to sing a song from Peter Pan. NO a cappella singing or recorded accompaniment will be allowed.
Dance combinations will be taught at auditions, so please bring appropriate shoes. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.
Those auditioning for the role of Peter Pan or any adult principal/ensemble role must be 17 years or older.
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 1-4 pm (by appointment)
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 6-9 pm (by appointment)
Those auditioning should be prepared to sing 16-32 bars, but not longer than one minute, of a (fully memorized) Broadway-style musical selection from the show or in the style of the show. An accompanist will be provided, if you are not singing from the show, be sure to bring the sheet music for the piano accompaniment and highlight your selection. NO a cappella singing or recorded accompaniment will be allowed.
Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.
Those auditioning for Wendy, Michael, John or any child principal/ensemble role must be 8 – 16 years old.
CALL BACKS: Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7 pm
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 2:00 pm
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY:
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your appointment. An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 x 151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on the novel by J.M. Barrie this musical was first produced on Broadway with Mary Martin and Cyril Richard and more recently a major hit starring Cathy Rigby, this is one of the world's most celebrated musicals. Here is all the charm of Barrie's Peter and Tinker Bell and the children, pirates and Indians of Never Land, embellished with show-stopping songs..
Peter Pan (Adult) - the male hero of the novel. He is described as a young boy who still has all his first teeth; he wears clothes made of leaves and cobwebs. He hates all adults, particularly women because he believes he was forgotten by his birth mother. Peter is extremely cocky, often stealing ideas from other children. He is the only boy able to fly without the help of fairy dust, and he can play panpipes. Peter is afraid of nothing except his nightmares - Barrie attributes this to "the riddle of his existence".
Tinker Bell – this character is an uncast role.
Wendy Moira Angela Darling (Child) - Wendy is the oldest, the only daughter and the heroine of the novel. She loves the idea of homemaking and wants to become a mother; her dreams consist of adventures in a little woodland house with her pet wolf. She is fond of Peter Pan, and bears a bit of (mutual) animosity toward Tiger Lily and Tinker Bell.
John Darling (Child) - John is the middle child. He gets along well with Wendy, but he often argues with Michael. He is fascinated with pirates, and he once thought of becoming "Redhanded Jack." He dreams of living in an inverted boat on the sands, where he has no friends and spends his time shooting flamingos. The character of John was based on Jack Llewellyn-Davies.
Michael Nicholas Darling (Child) - Michael is the youngest child. He is approximately five years old, as he still wears the pinafores young Edwardian boys wear. He looks up to John and Wendy, dreaming of living in a wigwam where his friends visit at night. He was based on Michael and Nicholas Llewellyn-Davies.
Mr. and Mrs. Darling (Adult) - George and Mary Darling are the children's loving parents. Mr. Darling is a pompous, blustering businessman who seeks to attract attention (from his co-workers to his wife and children), but he is really kind at heart. Mary Darling is described as an intelligent, romantic lady. It is hinted that she knew Peter Pan before her children were born.
Nana - a Newfoundland dog who is employed as a nanny by the Darling family in Kensington Gardens.
Principal Lost Boys:
Tootles (Child) - Tootles is the humblest Lost Boy because he often misses out on their violent adventures. Although he is often stupid, he is always the first to defend Wendy. He grows up to become a judge. However, in Peter Pan in Scarlet, Tootles turns into a girl because he only has daughters to borrow clothes from.
Nibs (Child) - Nibs is described as gay and debonair, probably the bravest Lost Boy. He says the only thing he remembers about his mother is she always wanted a cheque-book; he says he would love to give her one. He grows up to work in an office.
Slightly (Child) - Slightly is the most conceited because he believes he remembers the days before he was "lost." He is the only Lost Boy who "knows" his last name - he says his pinafore had the words "Slightly Soiled" written on the tag. He cuts whistles from the branches of trees, and dances to tunes he creates himself. Slightly is apparently a poor make-believer. He blows big breaths when he feels he is in trouble, and he eventually leads to Peter's almost-downfall. Slightly grows up to marry a noblewoman and becomes a lord.
Curly (Child) - Curly is the most troublesome Lost Boy. Curly grows up to work in an office; he is a doctor in Peter Pan in Scarlet.
The Twins (Child) - First and Second Twin know little about themselves - they are not allowed to, because Peter Pan does not know what Twins are. First Twin is a mighty dancer, who loves to wear a dunce cap. He is called proud in Peter Pan and Wendy. The Twins grow up to work in an office. In Peter Pan in Scarlet, they are given the names Marmaduke and Binky.
Lost Boy Ensemble
Captain Hook (Adult) - the vengeful pirate who lives to kill Peter Pan, not so much because Peter cut off his right hand, but because the boy is "cocky" and drives the genteel pirate to "madness." He is captain of the Jolly Roger. He attended Eton before becoming a pirate and is obsessed with "good form." Hook meets his demise when he is eaten by a crocodile. (He returns in the novel Peter Pan in Scarlet,where he gets out of the belly of the crocodile, after years in it, feeding on the crocodile's eggs, with a new identity as Ravello the Circus Master. He returns to his old self after donning his old red jacket.)
Smee (Adult) - an Irish nonconformist pirate. He is the boatswain of the Jolly Roger. Smee is one of only two pirates to survive Peter Pan's massacre. He then makes his living saying he was the only man James Hook ever feared.
Principal Pirates: (Adults)
Starkey, Cecco, Noodler, Mullins, Jukes
Tiger Lily (Adult) - the proud, beautiful princess of the Piccaninny Tribe. She is apparently old enough to be married, but she refuses any suitors because she desires Peter over all. She is jealous of Wendy and Tinker Bell. Tiger Lily is nearly killed by Captain Hook when she is seen boarding the Jolly Roger with a knife in her mouth, but she is saved by Peter. In the Disney version, she utters not a word and mostly has her nose hoisted in the air.
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Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as “Connecticut’s Most Beautiful Theatre.” Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 170 performances and 100,000+ patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K—adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA’s mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as
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