<b<Auditions Nov. 6, 7, 15, 18 and 19 at Plymouth State University
PLYMOUTH, N.H. The Educational Theatre Collaborative (ETC) announces auditions for its 17th season production, Peter Pan.
The production is a musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie’s own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy.
A family favorite, Peter Pan has been performed on Broadway, made into a film, and has been produced by various touring companies. For ETC’s rendition of the musical, an intergenerational cast of young people and adults will take a turn at telling the story of the boy who won’t grow up, and the adventures he shares with three British children.
The tale is woven through storytelling, dance, and singing. The musical score was written by the award-winning composers Mark Charlap and Jule Styne and includes familiar songs including “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “Indians,” “Never Never Land” and “I Won’t Grow Up.”
Auditions for this popular musical will be held:
• Saturday, Nov. 6: 9 a.m.¬–noon: children grades 3–5; 1–4 p.m. for students grades 6–8
• Sunday, November 14: 6:30–9:30 p.m. for high school and university students, faculty, staff and community members
• Monday, Nov. 15: 6:30–9:30 p.m. for high school and university students, faculty, staff and community members
• Tuesday, Nov. 16: 4–6 p.m. call backs for children grades 3–8; 6:30–9 p.m. auditions for high school and adults
• Thursday, Nov. 18: call backs for high school students and adults
ETC seeks strong dancers of all ages to portray the Indians, great character actors for pirates (both male and female) and 20-25 “lost boys” (who may be portrayed by girls if they are comfortable playing boys).
Robb Dimmick, associate producer of ETC, who is a professional actor from Providence, R.I. will play the part of Captain Hook. All other roles are open, including Peter, Wendy, John and Michael (all must be comfortable with heights), Mrs. Darling, Smee, Tiger Lily and Nana.
There is a $145 participation fee for those cast in the show. Scholarships are available for college students and others needing some financial assistance.
All auditions take place at Plymouth State University’s Silver Center for the Arts on Main Street in Plymouth.
Children in grades 3–8 will be auditioned in groups and do not need to prepare anything in advance, or schedule an individual time.
High school and university students, faculty, staff and community members must come prepared with a song and schedule an audition time by calling Brenda Gleich at (603) 535-2803.
Everyone should wear loose, comfortable clothes and shoes for the auditions.
Rehearsals will take place throughout January, and performance dates for ETC’s production of Peter Pan are January 26–29, 2011 in Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts on the Plymouth State University campus.
In addition to the main production, ETC will host a Peter Pan-themed Children’s Arts Festival for children in grades K–6 January 15 and an Integrated Arts Conference for educators January 29, also at the Silver Center. A children’s art show of works from schools across New Hampshire will also hang in the Silver Center lobby throughout the production.
ETC, a collaborative venture of the Plymouth State University College of Graduate Studies, Plymouth Elementary School and Friends of the Arts, welcomes and encourages people of all ages, both experienced and non-experienced, to audition for this community-wide theatre project.
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