Directed by Jim Manning

Music Directed by Teal Davis


Saturday, January 7 from 4:00-7:00

Sunday, January 8 from 2:00- 5:00

Callbacks (only if needed) Monday, January 9 from 6:30-9:00

Sign up for an audition slot here.

Directions to Circle's Rehearsal Space are located at the bottom of this page.


Show dates are March 10-25, 2023, Looby Theatre


Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled time to fill out an audition form and conflict calendar, or go here to print them out before you audition.


  1. This show will be cast a bit differently than you might have seen before.  Each role in the show will be paired up with a young narrator.  The narrators will bring the story to life, keep the audience informed about what’s going on, and will become parts of the story as well.  These actors could be anywhere between 8-18

  2. Come prepared to sing no more than 32 bars of a song.  Either bring sheet music for piano in the correct key or recorded music.

  3. There is a lot of imaginative physicality in Peter.  Please come prepared to “animate” an object.  We will have a chair, a piece of fabric, a flashlight, and a spoon.  Your goal is to make us believe this object has come to life for 30 seconds to 1 minute.  Is the chair suddenly fighting you?  Maybe the cloth is trying to float away and you’re trying to keep it down?  Be creative!

  4. We will also do some reading from the script.


Please direct questions to Jim Manning at


Auditions will be held at Circle Players’ Madison Space. Click on the map below for directions. Give yourself time to find this location. We’re on the back side of the Madison Square Shopping Center, located at 

832 Madison Square, 37115

All roles are available.  Non-traditional casting is expected.

Circle Players is a community theater.  All roles are unpaid.

Gender described below is how the character presents, but roles might be played by other genders.

The four children listed as (8-30) will all be cast in a similar age range.  That might mean four younger children or four young-looking adults.

Most actors will play multiple roles not listed here.


Black Stache (male 30-50)

Molly (female 8-30)

Boy (Peter) (male 8-30)

Gempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn (male 30-60)

Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher (female of a certain age)

Slank/Hawking Clam (male 20-50)

Smee (male 20-50)

Prentiss (male 8-30)

Alf (male 40-60)

Lord Aster (male 30-50)

Captain Scott (male 30-50)

Ted (male 8-30)

Narrator Stache (8-18)

Narrator Molly (female 8-18)

Narrator Boy (Peter) ( 8-18)

Narrator Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn (8-18)

Narrator Mrs. Bumbrake (8-18)

Narrator Slank/Hawking Clam (8-18)

Narrator Smee (8-18)

Narrator Smee (8-18)

Narrator Prentiss (8-18)

Narrator Alf (8-18)

Narrator Scott (8-18)

Narrator Ted (8-18)

Character Descriptions can be found here.

Click the Map for Directions to Circle's Rehearsal Space

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