PETER & THE STARCATCHER to Run 3/11-16 at Orpheum Theatre
The five-time Tony Award-winning musical Peter and the Starcatcher makes its Twin Cities premiere in a limited engagement March 11-16, 2014 at the Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave.) in Minneapolis. Written by Tony Award nominee Rick Elice and directed by Tony Award?winner Roger Rees and Tony Award?nominee Alex Timbers, tickets are available now in person at the State Theatre Box Office, online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Ticket Center. It is presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as a part of its 2013-14 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis Season.
Peter and the Starcatcher, a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best?selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century?old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture's most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.
Peter and the Starcatcher won five 2012 Tony Awards (the most of any play of the 2011-2012 season) and was named one of The New York Times, New York Magazine and The New Yorker's Top 10 Shows of the Year. The New York Times hails Peter and the Starcatcher as "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," New York Post exclaims it is "the gold standard of Peter Pan shows" and Entertainment Weekly calls the show "an absurdly funny fantastical journey."
The Peter and the Starcatcher National Tour cast features Joey deBettencourt (Boy), Megan Stern (Molly), John Sanders (Black Stache), Harter Clingman (Alf), Jimonn Cole (Slank), Nathan Hosner (Lord Aster), Carl Howell (Prentiss), Ian Michael Stuart (Captain Scott), Benjamin Schrader (Mrs. Bumbrake), Luke Smith (Smee), Edward Tournier (Ted), Lee Zarrett (Fighting Prawn), Ben Beckley, Robert Franklin Neill, Rachel Prather and Nick Vidal.
The design team of Peter and the Starcatcher includes Donyale Werle (Scenic Design), Paloma Young (Costume Design), Jeff Croiter (Lighting Design), Darron L West (Sound Design), who all won Tony Awards for their work on the show, along with Steven Hoggett (Movement), Wayne Barker (Music), Jacob Grigolia?Rosenbaum (Fight Direction) and Marco Paguia (Music Supervision).
Set Designer Donyale Werle is a leader at the Broadway Green Alliance and has gained much acclaim for her use of salvaged materials in her sets. The Broadway set for Peter and the Star- catcher was made almost entirely of recycled materials. In the spirit of its Tony Award-winning sustainable set design, the producers invited the tour venues to contribute reusable items to help build the tour proscenium. Minneapolis sent in a variety of items from children's toy figures, old silverware, used rope, buttons and whopper poppers, cords, old cooking tools, tin can tops, balls and paper tubes corks to can tops, Denver sent in Coors bottle caps, Seattle collected wine corks from the bars at their theater and Dallas arranged a special collection drive at Clyde Warren Park to collect items.
Peter and the Starcatcher is produced by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions. Peter and the Starcatcher is suitable for younger audiences, but most enjoyable for those age 10 and up. Additional show information can be found at www.peterandthestarcatcher.com.
Tickets for Peter and the Starcatcher are on sale now and range from at $44 to $84 (subject to change) depending on performance time and seating preference. Tickets may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave.), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, through Ticketmaster by calling 1.800.982.2787 or by visiting a Ticketmaster Outlet Center. For patron protection and standard prices, Hennepin Theatre Trust strongly recommends purchasing only from authorized ticket outlets. All prices include applicable facility restoration fees. Additional charges may apply. Groups of 10 or more should call 612.373.5665 or contact MinneapolisGroups@broadwayacrossamerica for information and reservations.