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Pioneer Theatre Company is a fully professional theatre company in residence, acting under a LORT-B contract with Actors’ Equity Association.

Working for PTC is a full-time commitment, and auditioners must be available all day, everyday for the rehearsal and production periods of a show. The production run includes two matinee performances per week.

Rehearsal times are decided on the first day of most rehearsal periods, but usually run from 7 to 9 hours, including a meal break.

For more information on AEA, go here.

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The latest audition information is also distributed via a press release; visit our press room for our more recent announcements.


PETER AND THE STARCATCHER AUDITIONS

WHAT:

Pioneer Theatre Company Peter and the Starcatcher Auditions

Each audition slot is five minutes. Sides will be available at audition sign-up. There will be singing at callbacks. 

***PLEASE NOTE! AUDITIONS ON AUG. 28TH COINCIDE WITH THE FIRST UTAH FOOTBALL GAME OF THE SEASON. 

YOU WILL NOT FIND PARKING NEAR THE THEATRE - AT ALL.

PLEASE TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (STADIUM TRAX LINE) OR WALK.***

WHEN:

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28, 2014 from 5PM to 9PM. 5PM to 6PM is reserved for AEA only; 6PM to 9PM is open to both AEA and non-AEA auditioners. 

Audition slots are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. hour is reserved for members of Actors' Equity Association. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. is open to all. 

Callbacks will be on Friday, August 29th by invitation only. 

WHO:

Auditioners must be 18 years or older. A headshot and résumé are recommended.

HOW:

All auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted on Friday, August 22, 2014.

ROLES:  

All roles listed are currently available.

All actors must be proficient with English accents of various classes, move and sing well and have excellent physical comedy skills. The entire ensemble cast also portrays narrators, pirates, sailors, orphans, islanders, mermaids and various other creatures, locations and people in addition to their assigned principle role(s).

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*      Boy/Peter: (20s to play 13 yo) A nameless and friendless 13-year-old Orphan, deeply mistrustful of adults and neglected to the point of never having seen the sun. His adventures allow him to find the hero within himself, and to take on a name worthy of the legend he becomes.

*      Molly Aster:  (20s to play 13 yo) A 13-year-old apprentice Starcatcher desperate to prove herself to her father. Highly intelligent and physically adept, she remains socially awkward and something of a know-it-all, and her relationship with the Orphan Boys is driven as much by competition as it is by friendship.

*      Black Stache: (30s-40s) A highly intelligent but malapropism-prone Pirate chief, so called due to the black mustache that is a trademark in his family. In search of a great hero who he can oppose to become a great villain, Stache is given to scenery-chewing and anachronistic jokes, and has a hook in his future. Part Willy Wonka part Errol Flynn - this Stache has charm, buckets of humor and deadly menace. Excellent stage combat and sword play skills.

*      Smee: (30s - early 50s) Black Stache's faithful first mate. More intelligent than he gives himself credit for (but still not overly bright), Smee is willing to follow his captain in any amount of hare-brained schemes. Somehow, this ends up with him disguising himself as a Mermaid, which is far from a pretty sight.

*      Ted: (20s to play 10 yo) One of the Boy's orphan companions, nicknamed "Tubby Ted." Constantly hungry, ten-year old Ted is obsessed with food and faints at the mere mention of sticky pudding. He accepts Molly as a mother figure immediately, often referring to her by that title. Once on the Island, he spends most of his time attempting to figure out how to eat a pineapple.

*      Prentiss: (20s to play 13 yo) One of the Boy's orphan companions. Pompous and sarcastic, he is intent on proclaiming himself the leader of the gang of Orphans but is too cowardly to really do anything about it, and usually follows Peter and Molly with only nominal protest.

*      Mrs. Bumbrake: (late 30s - 50s)  Molly's faithful Nanny, a prim and proper Englishwoman prone to alliteration. In the tradition of thePantomime dame, the role is written to be portrayed by a male actor, who also plays Teacher a wise and mysterious mermaid.

*      Alf: (30s - 40s) A salty and flatulent sailor on the Neverland, who falls deeply and instantly in love with Mrs. Bumbrake. He is somewhat coarse and has no time for children, but good-natured.

*      Fighting Prawn: (30s - 50s) The fierce chief of the tribe of Mollusk Islanders, who was sold into slavery in England as a boy, where he became a kitchen slave in a fine house. He speaks almost exclusively in Italian cooking terms. The actor in this role also portrays Grempkin, the sadistic schoolmaster of St. Norbert's Orphanage for Lost Boys, Sanchez, one of Black Stache's crew, and Mack, the world's most incompetent Sailor.

*      Bill Slank: (30s - 40s) The nasty, greedy and cruel captain of the Neverland. It is Slank's greed for the Queen's secret treasure that sets the entire plot in motion. The actor in the role also portrays Hawking Clam, Fighting Prawn's son. Excellent stage combat and sword play skills.

   *     Captain Robert Falcon Scott: (30s-40s) Upstanding Captain of the Wasp, and Lord Astor's old friend from their schooldays. Based loosely on the real Robert Falcon Scott.


ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS AUDITIONS

WHAT:

Pioneer Theatre Company ONE MAN TWO GUVNORS Auditions

Each audition slot is five minutes. Sides will be available at audition sign-up. There will be singing at callbacks.  

WHEN:

FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014 from 5PM to 9PM. 5PM to 6PM is reserved for AEA only; 6PM to 9PM is open to both AEA and non-AEA auditioners. 

Audition slots are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. hour is reserved for members of Actors' Equity Association. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. is open to all. 

Callbacks will be held on Saturday, August 23rd by invitation only

WHO:

Auditioners must be 18 years or older. A headshot and résumé are recommended.

HOW:

All auditioners must come in to sign up on the callboard in Room 325 at the Roy W. and Elizabeth E. Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre. The sign-up sheet will be posted on Friday, August 15, 2014.

ROLES:  

All roles are currently available. All roles require terrific comedians and actors who are well suited to dialect work from several regions of the UK.

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Francis Henshall: Perhaps on the heavy side. 30s-40s. Brilliant physical and verbal comedian. Ability to effortlessly use Essex dialect. The underdog who wins. Actor must possess great comic timing, be inherently winning and charismatic. Lyric baritone (high note = high F)

Stanley Stubbers: Mid to late 20s. English equivalent of east coast prep school boy. Privileged, privately-educated and has no awareness of how privileged he is. Handsome. Baritone or lyric baritone (high note = C or F)

Rachel Crabbe: Mid 20s. Great physical actor with strong comic instincts and a great sense of playfulness. At ease inhabiting men's clothing (Ringo Starr). Knows what she wants and how to get it. From London. Mezzo soprano (low note A below middle C, high note D mixed). Must sing well.

Harry Dangle: Late 50s-Early-Mid 60s. Crooked Solicitor (Lawyer) From Rottingdean looking to sound higher brow then he really is. Partner in a shady law firm. Lyric baritone (high note = high G).

Alan Dangle: Harry's son. 20s-30s. Actor. In love with Pauline. Dramatic, Dramatic ACTOR. Baritone or lyric baritone (high note = C or F)

Lloyd Boateng: London/Jamaican Late 40s to 50s. Friend to Clench. Charismatic, working class with an air of charm. Loyal. Warm.

Charlie "The Duck" Clench: 50s. Pantalone character and as such controls the money in the play. Father to Pauline. Runs a scrap metal company over which he lives. Not used to being disobeyed.

Pauline Clench: Charlie's daughter. (Clarice character or inamorata in Commedia). Was engaged to Roscoe who died but now engaged and in love with Alan Dangle. As one of the lovers, she tends to be a bit "Over-Dramatic". Full of life. It's good when it's good and bad when it's bad! Mezzo soprano (low note A below middle C, high note D mixed). Must sing well.

Dolly: 30s-40s. Brassy. A match for Francis. Is the bookkeeper, but keeps the world spinning in the right direction. Mezzo soprano (low note A below middle C, high note D mixed). Must sing well.

Gareth: Support waiter. Younger than Alfie but not a YOUNG man. 40s would be ideal.

Alfie: Younger but made-up to look extremely OLD. GREAT physical comedian. No Fear. Must be able, willing and ready to do several pratfalls and engage in extremely difficult, choreographed physical comedy.

Ensemble:  Male and female. Open to all possibilities. Should audition with contemporary British comic monologue or read from scenes from the play.


 

NYC Auditions:

Required LORT Equity Principal Auditions are held annually in New York and once every three years in Los Angeles and are scheduled through and announced by Actors' Equity Association. Required Equity Chorus Calls are held in New York City for Chorus musicals and are scheduled through and announced by Actors' Equity Association.

Principal auditions in New York are by appointment only and are scheduled through Pioneer Theatre Company's New York Casting Director, Rich Cole Casting.

Breakdowns for each production are sent to, and submissions accepted from, Equity franchised agents.

 

 

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