Peter and the Starcatcher


Peter and the Starcatcher


A Play by  Rick Elice
Music by  Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

2 Acts, Book Musical, Rated PG

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A Starcatcher apprentice and a young orphan boy take to the high seas in this whimsical Peter Pan origin story.

A wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up, Peter And The Starcatcher upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan.

Star-catch-er

(n) an individual appointed by her majesty the Queen of England to dispose of starstuff so people with evil intentions are unable to use it

star-stuff

(n) dust that falls from shooting stars and possesses incredibly magical properties

13-year-old Molly Aster, a Starcatcher Apprentice, finds herself in the company of pirates, a giant crocodile, and angry Mollusks as she and three orphan boys (one of whom happens to be unnamed) attempt to return a trunk of precious starstuff to her father. Adventures abound as they're pursued my a mustached pirate captain and his sidekick Smee. Along the way Molly learns what it means to grow-up and is reunited with her father. The nameless orphan and his friends take up residence on this island where dreams are born and time is never planned - the island where that nameless orphan is christened Peter Pan.

Peter And The Starcatcher
is a theatrical jackpot!  Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, this dream to produce uses their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life. It can be buffed up or parred down technically to fit the specific needs and abilities of any theatre company. Not to mention, it's a story adults and children alike will delight in hearing.

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The original Broadway production of the MTI version of Pirates of Penzance boasted an all-star cast led by Rex Smith and Linda Rondstadt, and included Kevin Kline, Estelle Parsons and George Rose.

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