NRACT to Sail the High Seas in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
Neverland comes to Raleigh with the hilarious comedy-with-music, Peter and the Starcatcher, set to run April 20 through May 6. It's a magic-filled adventure featuring Peter, Molly Aster and the Lost Boys, who battle evil pirate Black Stache, in their journey to keep their treasure safe and save the world. Bring the whole family! Tickets are on sale now at www.NRACT.org."We use a technique called Storyteller Theatre, where we ask the audience to use their imagination as they witness the actors playing multiple roles -including the scenery!" said Nancy Rich, co-director and choreographer. A troupe of twelve actors and two musicians come together and use whatever they can find (mops, umbrellas, trunks, ropes and more) to create the pretend world of Peter Pan.
Peter and the Starcatcher is based on the children's novel series, Peter and the Starcatchers, written by Pulitzer Prize winner and humorist Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The story is a prequel of sorts to J.M. Barrie's Peter and Wendy, was adapted by Rick Elice into an award-winning Broadway show. Peter and the Starcatcher won five Tony Awards and eight Lucille Lortel, Drama Desk, Tina, Obie and Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards."This is a brilliantly written comic piece filled with gags, action and delightful musical numbers," said co-director Rod Rich. "The music in this show is wonderful and is only complemented by the fact that all of the music and sound effects are performed live by only two musicians." NRACT's Peter and the Starcatcher is cast with many talented actors including Bobby Simcox as 'The Boy" (Peter)', Charleigh Smith as 'Molly Aster' and Aaron Alterman as 'Black Stache the Pirate'.
Peter and the Starcatcher, opens April 20 and performs for three weekends. Performance times are 8:00 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday matinees are at 3:00 pm on Sundays. No children under the age of five are permitted in the theatre. Ticket prices are a great value at only $20 for adults and $17 for students and seniors.
For ticket information call 919-866-0228 or go to www.nract.org. NRACT is located at 7713-51 Lead Mine Road in the Greystone Village shopping center in North Raleigh. For updates and information, follow North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre on Facebook.
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