Peter and the Starcatcher
Dead-Pan and the Cross-Dressing Mermaids
The heavy screen depicting a mermaid rolls up and ironically reveals a mass of glimmering tails and... hairy chests? This kind of ironic, silly humor was exactly what could be found in Hennepin Theatre Trust's production of Peter and the Starcatcher, which runs now until March 16th at the Orpheum. Peter was…Continue
Black Stache Catches the Audience
By: Jack Bonko
Peter and the Star Catcher
Peter and the Star Catcher at the Orpheum, is as smooth as butter in the hot summer. From the spectacular script to the creative staging, Peter and the Star Catcher was perfect. Peter and the Star Catcher is the prequel to the popular book and show, Peter Pan. It explains certain unanswered questions including, how did Peter get his…Continue
The villains are not so heinous, the plot is not so realistic, and the heroes are not so grown up. After all, this is Peter and the Starcatcher we are talking about. The play which combines the whimsical tale of how Peter Pan becomes the boy who never grows up with witty over-dramatized comedy has the audience booming with laughter. Taking apart the show’s components one would think that it is an exemplary work, epitomizing what great comedic theater should be. However,…Continue
Peter and the Starcatcher felt a lot like a children’s theater production cast with all adults. This choice was made very deliberately as this is the prequel to the infamous tale about staying a child forever, Peter Pan. Whimsical youthful energy radiated off of the minimally designed set that seamlessly transitioned from a pirate ship, to a sea, to an island, and then back again thanks to the people all dressed as children and pirates on stage who drove this…Continue
Peter and the StarCatcher
Should’ve Been Called "Black Stache and the StarCatcher"
Peter and the Starcatcher had me both captivated, and bored to death. I have never been on such an emotional roller coaster during a show. Although I had to get used to it, and it had a few bumps in the road, overall, I really did enjoy the play. It’s the prequel to Peter Pan and explains all the backstory to it, from where…Continue
I was super excited to see “Peter and the Starcatcher”. It was one of my favorite books when I was little and I’ve met both of the authors. It turns out that the play is way different than the book. Like, a lot different. I barely even recognized it. Which is not to say that it wasn’t good. Peter was a beautiful play, with an amusing script and a gorgeous set. It was written by Rick Elice and directed by Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. “Peter and the Starcatcher” will be…Continue
Peter and the Starcatcher
You Don't Need to Grow Up
Remember when you believed in magic? Can you keep a secret? Yes? Well listen closely because… it still exists. At the Orpheum Theater through March 16, magic still exists. Peter and the Starcatcher is the show for the inner child that is still somewhere inside every one of us. It is the…Continue
Peter and the Starcatcher set sail and cruised into the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday, March 11th. As the lights dim, the audience quickly gets their sea legs and climbs aboard into the prequel to Peter Pan. Originally a novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher is in-ARGH-uably charming, witty, and in Minneapolis until March 16th.
It can’t be easy turning a children’s book into an outstanding musical, but they did it somehow. Peter and the Starcatcher (March 11-16, 2014, Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis), written by Rick Elice, is a theatrical adaptation of the Peter and the Starcatcher book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is the prequel to the Peter Pan stories we all loved as…Continue
Peter, Panned; Oh the Humanity
Maxwell Singer, Critical Review
Peter and the Starcatcher
Have you ever wished that instead of the the boundless easy out of magic, there was an expanded universe, a less whimsical prequel to Peter Pan? Well, you need not wish anymore. Peter and the Starcatcher, roughly based on the book Peter and the Starcatchers running at the Orpheum through the 16th of March.…Continue
A wonderful interpretation of Peter Pan’s prequel, Peter and the Starcatcher, was shown to me on Match 11th at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis. In this swashbuckling tale Lord Aster is in charge of delivering a treasure to the Queen aboard the Wasp and his pirate enemy Bill Slank has marked the correct box with an X. And then proceeds to switch the two. Lord Asters daughter, Molly, is traveling on The Neverland due to her father’s wishes and…Continue
Not to be mistaken for a musical with few songs, the play Peter and the Starcatcher - based on the children's novel Peter and the Starcatchers - is a delightfully cheery means of escape. It has the ideal combination of masterful adult theatrics and a whimsical childhood imagination. It tells of the backstory to Peter Pan - Peter Pan: The Prequel, if you will - wherein two ships are battling it out, the Wasp and the Neverland, for two different trunks that were…Continue
There are a finite amount of shows that make me feel things, real emotions that don’t seem to conform to the words I use to describe them. These shows are magic. They find the place deep inside you where theatre speaks to your soul. Peter and the Star Catcher is one of those shows. The brilliant origin story of the most beloved of children’s heroes, Peter Pan, found the spot in me where the raw nerves are and touched all of them. I left the theatre feeling…Continue
Peter and The Star Catcher, to simply put it, was a gem. The premiss of the play itself is the origin story of the notable childhood classic character, Peter Pan. I was already fond of the concept but after seeing this play, it became one of my favorite plays I have ever seen. That itself should testify for it’s wonder but the cast, the effects as well as staging and story telling wrapped it all together. I had no prior knowledge of the show, besides the information I had gathered from a…Continue
With dazzlingly simplistic staging, side-splitting and poignant writing, and incredible ensemble work,…Continue
Peter and the Starcatcher, playing at the Orpheum Theatre, is not something to miss. It follows the story of an orphan boy on his way to the Kingdom of Rundoon aboard a ship called The Neverland. With his two friends Prentiss and Ted, and the girl he meets aboard The Neverland, the boy, who eventually takes the name Peter, tries to keep a chest of very special material away from the flamboyant pirate, Black Stache. It was just as good as the great book which it is based…Continue
Get your tickets people, Peter and the Starcatcher is only here until March 16th and this is one show you do not want to miss.
The actors, the set, the book, this entire show is a triumph. The entire audience laughing their way through both acts. The fluidity of the entire show. It was an amazing thing to witness.
The comic relief is by far the best i’ve ever seen. Yet still seamlessly…Continue