play by Rick Elice
music by Wayne Barker
based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
directed by Charlie Oates
A curious and intelligent girl from a magical family, a nameless orphan boy, two ships full of sailors ‘n pirates, and adventure at every turn! This family friendly musical uses the magic of theatre to create its stunning world, as twelve actors portray over 100 characters. If you loved 2018’s The Wizard of Oz, you’ll want to batten down the hatches and head up to the poop deck to experience two new friends on their quest to save the world, and witness one of literature’s most beloved characters come to life. A joyous adventure for all ages!
Originally produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes, and Disney Theatrical Productions. Peter and the Starcatcher is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Director – Charlie Oates
Music Director – Andy Hudson
Scenic Design – Logan Greenwell
Costume Design – Amanda McGee
Lighting Design – Kristof Janezic
Sound Design – Jacob K. Harbour
Stage Manager – Megan Barrett*
Asst. Stage Manager – JuanCarlos Contreras*
Asst. Stage Manager – Miranda Ray
Fight Captain – Ben Newman*
Black Stache – Ben Newman*
Molly – Katrina Michaels*
Boy (Peter) – Nicholas Caycedo
Grempkin/Mack/Sanchez/Fighting Prawn – Bill Lawrence
Mrs. Bumbrake – Anne Faith Butler*
Slank/Hawking Clam – Michael Rawls
Smee – Alexandria Bates
Prentiss – Brade Bradshaw
Alf – Brian Baylor
Lord Aster – Graham Ward*
Captain Scott/Teacher – Caitlin Wise*
Ted – Hagan Oliveras
Understudy – Kayla Johnson
Antlers Rio Grande Lodge and Restaurant
Broken Arrow Ranch and Land Company
Peggy Longwood Lamb
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
Peter and the Starcatcher reflects the best of what it is to be a human being. Think I’m overstating the case for this book? Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s young adult novel, upon which the play Peter and the Starcatcher is based, is a story of adventure, friendship, blossoming love, discovery and most of all it is a celebration of imagination. All manner of bizarre events take place in the book sparking the mind to envision the full spectrum of possibilities that exist for a life in this world. In it, a couple of naïve, inexperienced, good hearted young people thwart the aims of older, nasty, violent men who assume these kids will be easily taken advantage of. Pie-in-the-sky fantasy? Maybe, but the reader sees the potential to go beyond the rational, every day expectations that surround us and shoot for something better.
Of course, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the inspiration for Barry and Pearson’s book is also a flight of imagination. The notion that a young boy who flies and never grows up can exist at all has captivated generations of readers, theatre goers, television and movie watchers. A story of the impossible will draw us in every time.
The book may be very satisfying, but the theatre is the perfect place for Peter and the Starcatcher. The theatre is an inherently imaginative place and it is my hope that audience members of any age will involuntarily give themselves over to a world where the sky’s the limit.