Preparations are underway for Marysville Area Community Theatre’s 2014-2015 season. The season opens with the musical, “Peter Pan.”
“We’re starting our season with this timeless musical,” said Pat Breeding, the community theatre’s president. “The show is filled with memorable songs, a variety of fun characters, and some challenging special effects. We’re looking forward to staging this classic show.”
Auditions are Monday and Tuesday, June 2 and 3, in the basement of the Memorial Presbyterian Church, Marysville. Children entering kindergarten through sixth grade should audition from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.; everyone else should audition from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each evening. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday evening if necessary.
Actors should come prepared to sing, dance, and read from the script. Those seeking leading roles should come with a prepared song. A pianist will be available.
“There are roles for all ages,” Breeding said. “We need a diverse cast of people to fill all of the parts.”
Characters include Peter Pan, described as athletic and not shy about taking flight. He is a creature of constant motion. He battles Captain Hook, the one-handed captain of the Jolly-Roger, who is a larger than life villain. Hook is accompanied by his lackey, Smee, who serves as Hook’s knockabout.
There are also the members of the Darling family. Mr. Darling, although a bit of a grouch, lets his sparkles of love peak through from time to time. His wife, Mrs. Darling, glides about serving as the matriarch of the family.
The Darling children include the oldest, Wendy, who is compassionate and protective of her younger brothers. John Napoleon, the middle Darling child, is mischievous and ready for an adventure. Michael, the youngest, is sweet and innocent and never far from his stuffed bear.
Cast members are also needed to play the ensemble roles of The Lost Boys, pirates, and various animals.
An audition workshop for children will be May 28, 29, and 30. Students entering grades 1 through 3 will meet from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. and students entering grades 4 through 6 will meet from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. The workshop will be held in the Marysville High School auditorium. Scotti Claeys, Carla Wolfe, and Breeding are the instructors.
Students will learn a song from the show, learn a brief dance combination, and work on reading from the script. The workshop will help students prepare for auditions.
There is a $10 fee for the workshop.
The musical will be performed in the Marysville High School auditorium July 24, 25, 26, and 27.
More information may be found at the theatre’s website www.marysvilleareacommunitytheatre.org.