PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
a play by RICK ELICE
music by WAYNE BARKER
based on the novel by DAVE BARRY and RIDLEY PEARSON
Presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com
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Show photos: Original Broadway Cast
Production photos by Tim Ngyuen
February 10 to
March 11, 2023
Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays at 2pm
running time 120 mins,
2-act play with music
presented in partnership with OCL Studios.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.
Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.
“This is a celebration of youth and of the power of theater to inspire children and adults alike.”
RATING: PG | 10+
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Production Inclusion Statics
46.67% ON STAGE
55.17% MARGINALIZED REPRESENTATION
80% ON STAGE
53.3% ON STAGE
40% ON STAGE
ABOUT THE CREATORS
Broadway: The Cher Show, Peter and the Starcatcher, Jersey Boys (with Marshall Brickman, Bob Gaudio, Bob Crewe; directed by Des McAnuff:Tony Award, Best Musical); The Addams Family (with Marshall Brickman, Andrew Lippa; directed by Jerry Zaks). Regional: Turn of the Century (with Marshall Brickman; directed by Tommy Tune); Double Double (directed by Roger Rees); Dog and Pony (with Michael Patrick Walker); Studio 54 (with Stephen Trask, Peter Yanowitz; directed by Christopher Ashley). His book Finding Roger, An Improbably Theatrical Love Story is published by Kingswell.
2011 Drama Desk Award for Peter and the Starcatcher. B'way: Dame Edna: Back With a Vengeance (composer, co-lyricist with Barry Humphries). Reg'l: The Great Gatsby (Guthrie), Twelfth Night and The Three Musketeers (Seattle Rep). TV: "A LIttle Curious." Other: Mark Bennett's A Midsummer Night's Dream (orchestrations). Chicago City Limits, the Raymond Scott Orchestrette, orchestras worldwide. Upcoming: I Heart Bob. Dramatists Guild: artistic associate for new musicals at NYTW.
FROM THE DIRECTOR
Playwright George Bernard Shaw once wrote, “we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
Peter wants to stay a boy, and I get the appeal! But even if I can’t be forever young, I can still fend off a sense of growing old (despite what my body occasionally tells me) by continuously welcoming play into my life. This production of Peter and the Starcatcher has been a beautiful contribution to that effort.
Surrounded by a cast, designers, and production team who has met every crazy idea with a resounding willingness to try while offering a bounty of their own brilliant and playful contributions along the way, this show has been borne from a beautiful spirit of play.
And now we invite you to play along! I love theatre that embraces its theatricality – when the way a story is told is as engaging as the story itself - but that requires an agreement between the performers and the audience to ‘suspend our disbelief’ and go on a fun and surprising journey together.
At the start of the show, the ensemble of actors encourages the audience to imagine the bits and pieces of the set to be the ingredients of an epic story, then brings them to life while inhabiting multiple characters and weaving a narrative that involves adventures on the high seas, travels to a distant island, and encounters with mystical creatures.
Imagination. Togetherness. Play.
We hope you have as much fun going on this journey as we have had making it.
A Bare Stage
Sailors and Seamen
Aster Led Off; Profitable Trade
Bowels of the Ship
The Wasp - Captain's Cabin
The Wasp; Enter Stache; Amulets and Cat
The Wasp - Captain's Cabin
Pay Peanuts; Get Monkeys
Dodo in Distress
Starstuff; Peter Overboard
Hurricano - Part I, II & III; Swim On
Mollusk Island - Shore
Mermaid Outta Me
Mermaid Playoff / Peter Reveal
Mr. Grin's Cage
Up the Mountain
Down and Down and Down; Teacher Comforts
Ukulele Smee; Final Scene; Bows; Exit Music
Boy Aaronsaul Negre
Molly Alexandria Lee
Prentiss Alex Flynn-Belanger
Ted Maysan Kawash
Black Stache Neil James
Smee Jackie Thurber
Aster Steven Morton
Grempkin/Enemble Riley Galarneau
Alf/Ensemble Kirk Schmidt
Bill Slank/Ensemble Sofia Aya Cristancho
Captain Scott/Ensemble Lloyd Matthieu Caday
Mrs. Bumbrake/Ensemble Aliza Sarian
Sanchez/Ensemble Jaime Rafael Cesar Colmenares
Mack/Ensemble Richelle Howe
Hawking Clam/ Emsemble Promona Swati
Director Simon Mallett
Assistant Director & Musical Director Hannah Kerbes
Stage Manager Charlotte Braid
Fight Director Rico Pfeiffer
Assistant Stage Manager Naomi Akintilo
Assistant Stage Manager Haylee Waldenberger
Assistant Stage Manager Brooke Stieber
Property Master Alex May
Set Designer JJ Peneranda
Production Manager Skylar Desjardins
Lighting Designer Za Hughes
Wardrobe Designer Joelle Wyminga
Wardrobe Assistant Darcie Howe
Hair & Makeup Designer Cat Bentley
Sound Designer/Programming Greg Wilson
Set Painter Lorie Masur
Sound Operator Aretha Smith
Sound Operator Paul Davies
Lighting Operator Jayden Derkson
Lighting Operator Jo Ackerman
Artistic Director JP Thibodeau
Marketing Director & Graphic Design Jennifer Merio
Publicist Aldona Barutowicz
PR Intern Hayley Dechaine
Show Photography Tim Nguyen