There have been many stories inspired by the tale of a young boy who can never grow old, but Peter and the Starcatcher is among the best stage adaptations ever produced – a vibrant re-imagining of how a nameless boy became Peter Pan, and how a normal Island grew into the Neverland we know and love. This past weekend, the TicketNews team went to see the touring company perform at the Eisenhower Hall Theatre in Westpoint, NY. We’re back to report that the show is every bit as magical as it was purported to be.
Peter combines beloved characters with gifted performers for a show that transports its audience to a familiar but forgotten place of childlike inquisitiveness and imagination. – The Austin Chronicle
Based on the popular books co-authored by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher retains the innocent humor characteristic of the series, preserving the perfect blend of artistic flavors – both the touching and the ridiculous. The stage production takes the story-telling a step farther with its creative use of common props and lighting techniques to play with the audience’s sense of imagination to an awe-inspiring effect. A mere twelve actors give flesh to a full cast of mermaids, pirates, sea-men, and orphaned boys, all the while giving life to a constantly shifting set. Did I mention the show won 5 Tony Awards?
Peter And the Starcatcher is currently touring across the United States, with stops in cities such as Greenvale, NY and Galveston, TX for all of a day. There will also be longer stays in Oakbrook Terrace, IL and Dayton, OH. You’ll want to check out when this company will be in your area before it’s too late; the sooner you book your tickets, the better!