Auditions for Shawnee Little Theatre’s November production of “Peter and the Starcatcher” will be August 25 and 26 at 2 p.m. at the theatre, 1829 Airport Road.

Based on best-selling novels, the Tony Award-winning play upends the centuries old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

A wildly theatrical adaptation of the novels, the production playfully explores the depth of greed and despair, and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Conceived by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, the local production will be directed by Loree Hopkins. Production dates are November 9 through 17, 2018.

All roles are open with eleven male parts ages 18-80. There is one female role aged 18 plus. The script encourages for all ethnicities.

Shawnee Little Theatre’s new season begins September 21 with the new musical “Hands on a Hard Body”. “Peter and the Starcatcher” follows in November. In February 2019 SLT will present “Sweeney Todd,” the dark Sondheim classic musical. The season ends in April 2019 with the comedy farce “Noises Off”.

Season tickets are available online at shawneelittletheatre.com. They will also be on sale at the SLT box office during the run of “Hands on a Hard Body”.

Shawnee Little Theatre is a totally volunteer community theatre beginning its’ 51st year of producing plays in Shawnee.