2019 Musical: Peter Pan Jr.

The school and students are excited to present Peter Pan Jr this year. J.M. Barrie first told the story of Wendy, Peter and Neverland as early as 1902 when Europe was fascinated with the romanticism of the “American Wild West”, and while Barrie never even visited America, stereotyped Native American characters were common in the literature of the time. This representation in the play clearly conflicts with Countryside’s core values of Kindness and Respect. To address this, our production will present a thoughtful reimagining of this aspect of the play that is more in line with modern sensibilities, yet still offers a wild and exciting Neverland. We will address these changes with the cast early in the creative process during rehearsal, and invite parents to discuss this issue at home so that open and honest conversations can be had around kindness, respect and inclusion.

Audition Schedule:

  • 3rd & 4th Graders: Tuesday, September 18, 1:00-3:00
  • 5th Graders: Tuesday, September 25th, 1:00-3:00

All Countryside students are invited to join the cast!  Auditions are held to match students with roles and interests.  Every student who auditions will be in the play! K-2nd graders are invited to participate in the junior cast and do not need to audition. More info on the junior cast will follow later in the school year.

Important Audition Information!

5th Graders: 5th graders who want a role outside the chorus should memorize one of 3 monologues and come prepared to recite it. Additionally, they should come prepared to sing a 1-minute section of a song.

4th Graders: 4th graders who want a role outside the chorus have a choice to either memorize one of 3 monologues and recite it or read one at the audition.  Additionally, they should come prepared to sing a 1-minute section of a song.

3rd Graders: 3rd graders will be asked to read one of 3 monologues.  They also have the option to sing as practice in auditioning, although they will not be assigned any solo singing in the show.

Monologues: View monologues here: Peter Pan Jr. Monologues

Songs: Show tunes from any production are a great choice to sing! Song choices could include “Fly To Your Heart,” “Never Smile At a Crocodile,” and “The Second Star To the Right” from Disney Peter Pan Jr.  

Note for Tuesday CCC Students: Children attending CCC should report to aftercare first and they will be picked up after lunch and returned after the audition. Please inform CCC that your child will be participating in the audition.

All other children should report to the lower cafetorium.

Register your child for an audition here!

Rehearsal Notes:

Beginning October 2nd, rehearsals will be held Tuesdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and on some early release Thursdays from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Not all cast members are called to every audition. Call lists will be emailed to parents ahead of time. Student actors are expected to attend scheduled rehearsals as well as memorize lines, practice songs, and review choreography at home.

Questions?

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