Peter Pan, the musical
Location: Houston, Texas
Houston Family Arts Centers announces auditions for Peter Pan December 3-6, 2013
Houston Family Arts Center (HFAC) announces auditions for its Main Stage production of Peter Pan, a musical based on the play by James. M. Barrie. Lyrics are by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Music is by Mark Charlap and Jule Styne.
The show performs weekends at the Berry Center February 28 – March 16, 2014.
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES
Auditions for Peter Pan are on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 through Friday, December 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 PM by appointment at HFAC, located in Northwest Houston at 10760 Grant Road, Houston, TX 77070.
ACTORS UNDER 10 YEARS OF AGE
Actors under age 10 should not register online. Actors under age 10 should record a video including a monologue and musical theatre selection following the audition preparation guidelines.
Completed videos should be emailed using a YouTube link to email@example.com. Video submission will be accepted until 11:59 PM on Wednesday, December 4, 2013.
GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION
Actors can make an appointment for an audition time slot on at
Auditions will be performed in front of an audition panel, including the director, music director, choreographer and producer. Actors should bring a resume with a headshot adhered to the back of the resume and a copy of the completed audition form that can downloaded from the HFAC website with them on the day of their audition.
Auditions are open to the community. No part has been pre-cast, and HFAC always welcomes new faces! All parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity. All actors cast in the show will receive access to unlimited discounted tickets.
Actors should prepare a one-minute memorized monologue and a musical theatre vocal selection (16-32 measures) in the style of the show (no selections from Peter Pan). Actors should bring an accompaniment CD without vocals. If the actor would prefer to use an accompanist versus a CD, they should reference that in their comments when registering for their audition time and HFAC will contact them to confirm the accompanist’s availability. Actors not using a CD track should bring a printed piano accompaniment. No a cappella please.
Callbacks will be held by invitation only on Saturday, December 7, 2013. Dance callbacks for Tiger Lily, Indians and Liza are from 9:30 to 11:00 AM. Callbacks for all other parts will be from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Callback invitations will be posted on the HFAC website (houstonfac.com) audition tab by midnight, Friday, December 6, 2013. Callbacks will consist of a cold reading from the script and singing a portion of the song(s) sung by the character for which the actor is being considered.
The show features a large cast of up to 35 actors with roles for adults, teens, and children over 10. HFAC is looking for enthusiastic and highly motivated actors and dancers. In addition to the named roles, HFAC is casting for an actual dog, puppeteers and various costumed animals. Actors 17 years and younger, must have their parent’s permission to audition and accept a role.
Peter Pan: Male/Female; Stage Age 12-14; Height: 5’2”-5’5″. Strong vocalist and actor. Excellent physical condition. Slender/athletic build. Short hair—Peter Pan will not be wigged. (Hair must be cut/styled as instructed upon role acceptance.) Extra consideration given to actors with stage combat or gymnastics. No fear of heights and no motion sickness. Vocal: Tenor/Soprano and must have a wide vocal range and excellent vocal control.
Wendy: Female; Stage Age 12-14; Height: 5’1”-5’6”. Strong vocalist and actor. Petite/medium build. Good physical condition—Height/weight proportionate. Medium to long hair – Wendy will not be wigged. No fear of heights and no motion sickness. Vocal: Soprano.
John: Male; Stage Age 10-13. Height: 5’0”-5’8”.Strong actor/good vocalist. No fear of heights and no motion sickness. Vocal: Tenor preferred.
Michael: Male/Female; Stage Age 6-9. Height: 4′-5’. Strong actor/good vocalist. Good physical condition—Height/weight proportionate. No fear of heights and no motion sickness. Vocal: Tenor preferred.
Mr. Darling/Captain Hook: Male; Stage Age: 35-45. Strong vocalist and actor. Must have an array of accents, etc. Good physical condition—Height/weight proportionate. Vocal: Baritone preferred and must have a wide vocal range and excellent vocal control.
Mrs. Darling: Female; Stage Age 30-40. Strong vocalist and actor. Vocal: Soprano preferred.
Tiger Lily: Female; Stage Age 15-20. Strong dancer, vocalist and actor. Excellent physical condition—Height/weight proportionate. Vocal: Mezzo or Soprano.
Lost Boys: Stage Age 10-18. Strong vocalists and actors. Extra consideration given to actors with stage combat gymnastics, dancing, percussion and/or fiddler/violin skills. We are also looking for twins. Vocal: Open.
Pirates: Stage Age 20-65. Strong actors. Extra consideration given for skills such as stage combat, gymnastics, dancing, percussion and/or fiddler/violin talents and other physical human tricks. Vocal: Open.
Indians: Males/Females; Stage Age 18-40. This is a dance intensive role. Strong dancers/good vocalists. Excellent physical condition—Height/weight proportionate. Extra consideration given for stage combat, gymnastics, dancing, percussion skills. Vocal: Open.
Liza: Female; Stage Age 14-25. Strong dancer (ballet preferred) and actor. Excellent physical condition—Height/weight proportionate. Vocal: Open.
Tink: Female; Stage Age 8-10; Height up to 4’8. Strong dancer and actor. Small/slender build. Height/weight proportionate. Tink will not fly and have not lines, but play an integral part interacting with the audience and Peter Pan.
Jane: Female; Stage Age 10. Strong actor. Small/slender build. Height/weight proportionate. No fear of heights and no motion sickness. Vocals: Open.
Nana: Female/Male; actual large canine; Weight 80lbs+. Strong actor and well-trained. Ideally a St. Bernard or Newfoundland, but we’ll consider others, as these are not common in Texas.
Note: Peter, the Darling children and Jane Darling will be flown by ZFX, the same professional aerial choreography company producing Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan.
Generations have embraced this effervescent fantasy of childhood! While on an adventure in his far-flung island home, the boy-who-never-grows-up must protect three children from the devilishly refined pirate, Captain Hook.
Rehearsals are held at HFAC and begin on Monday, December 9, 2013 with a cast and parent meeting, and read through. Rehearsals will Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings 6:30 to 10:00 PM and Saturdays from 1:00 to 5:30 PM. Tech week rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday evenings 530-11 PM. A complete rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions. Up to 2 rehearsal conflicts can usually be accommodated except for the last two weeks of rehearsals. Not all actors will be required at all rehearsals.
Peter Pan runs February 28 – March 16, 2014, on Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM. In addition, there will be two Saturday matinee performances at 3:00 PM on March 8 and March 15. There are a total of 11 performances at the Berry Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, Texas 77433.
HOUSTON FAMILY ARTS CENTER (HFAC), founded in 2005, is a not-for-profit performing arts and educational organization serving families in Cypress and Northwest Houston. The HFAC mission is to enrich our community through family-friendly theatre and arts education. We seek to entertain, inspire, challenge and educate our audiences within an atmosphere of positive values. HFAC’s production of Fiddler on the Roof won Best Musical at the 2013 Houston Theater Awards by the Houston Press. Recently HFAC won Houston’s Best Gem of a Theater Award by the Houston Press, Best Arts and Entertainment by the Best of the Northwest Readers’ Choice awards, and Houston’s Best Theater and Houston’s Best Theater Group by Houston A-List. HFAC is also the winner of the prestigious national 2012 American Association of Community Theatre Twink Lynch Organizational Award. HFAC produces a broad mix of classics, comedies, dramas, musicals, and new works. Through its award-winning Actors Academy, HFAC offers acting, singing and dance classes and performance opportunities for all ages. To purchase tickets, sign up for auditions or classes, or for more information, please visit www.houstonfac.com or call HFAC Box Office at 281-685-6374 or HFAC Actors Academy at 281-685-2623.
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Houston, Texas
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This casting notice was posted by: Michael Montgomery/Houston Family Arts Center/Producer