STAR WARS: The Panto Strikes Back

By Nick Schweitzer

Directed by Steve Noll

Journey to a galaxy far, far away… and discover slapstick humor, corny jokes, and silly song parodies! This original twist on the classic sci-fi films will delight kids and adults alike. Cheering for the heroes and booing for the baddies is strongly encouraged in this family-friendly holiday treat!

Produced by Mercury Players Theater at Bartell Theater's Drury Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St. , Madison

Performances: December 21-30, 2018

Performance Times:
Friday, December 21 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, December 22 @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 23 @ 2:00pm
Thursday, December 27 @ 7:00pm
Friday, December 28 @ 7:00pm
Saturday, December 29 @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 30 @ 2:00pm

Ticket Prices: KIDS 12 and Under: $10 General Admission: $20 Students and Seniors: $18

Call 608-661-9696 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions

Auditions will be held on the following days:

10/8/2018
10/9/2018

At auditions, actors will read from the script and participate in improvisational activities, including singing an impromptu ditty. No advance preparation or sheet music is necessary.

Roles:

Princess Leia – played by a man
Luke – played by a woman
Han Solo – (as Indiana Jones)
Obi Wan Cannoli

Lando – Played by a woman, must be played by a person of color
Mr. Miyoda
C3PO

R2D2 (possible non-speaking role, “dialogue” will be done with sound effects)

Darth Vader

Uncle Owen – (Uncle Henry, dressed as in The Wizard of Oz)
Aunt Beru – (Auntie Em, dressed as in The Wizard of Oz)

Teddy, a small teddy bear

Ensemble parts including:
Bartender, Singer, Jabba, Rebel Commander, Empress, Admirals, Stormtroopers, Rebels, Jawas and Ewoks.

All parts open, and all parts may be cast gender-neutral and race-neutral. While there are some preferences for gender listed, final casting will be based on the actors at auditions. There is a completed Script, but actors will be asked to help write additional dialogue, jokes, songs or other ways to enhance it. This is not a requirement to be cast, however.