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Where is the Second Star to the Right?

George Mulder

Peter and the Star Catcher

Where is the Second Star to the Right?

As a prequel to Peter Pan, you would assume it has to be interesting. Peter and the Starcatcher is a touring production that runs at the Minneapolis Orpheum Theatre from March 11 to March 16. The story is quite complicated. There are two different pirate ships and a girl named Molly who used to be on “The Wasp” is now on “The Neverland” but her dad is the captain of “The Wasp” but he gets overruled by… Continue

Added by George Mulder on March 13, 2014 at 5:59pm — 1 Comment

"Peter and the Starcatcher" brings Neverland to the Orpheum!

Peter and the Starcatcher playing at the Orpheum doesn’t need faith, trust, or pixie dust to sweep you off your feet. From the moment the show began to the moment it ended, I couldn’t take my eyes off the stage. The cast is so wonderfully adept at creating scenes using their bodies and only a few generic props (they use rope to creative doorways, rooms, and even stairwells!), I was engaged every minute. And even that fantastic display wasn’t what hooked me,…


Added by Anna Gregory on March 13, 2014 at 5:38pm — 1 Comment

The Show That Never Grew Up

If you’re like me, you probably read a lot when you were younger, before the to-do lists stretched into the night and deadlines beckoned ominously. Since then, you may have forgotten just how clever the books you used to read were. Peter and the Starcatcher, a show rich in magical realism and the struggle of coming of age (or, in Peter’s case, refusing to do so), is an invitation to remember.

The show is based…


Added by Linnea Thompson Peterson on March 13, 2014 at 5:32pm — 1 Comment

A Show Made of Star Stuff: Why Peter & The Starcatcher Stole my Heart

I like to think of myself as somewhat of an expert on Peter Pan. Having performed in two different productions of the musical adaptation, I know it front to back, and I have an emotional attachment to it; Peter Pan was the first musical I ever performed in. Last Tuesday night, I had the opportunity to see Peter and the Starcatcher, whose Broadway run earned it 5 Tony Awards in 2012. The show runs…


Added by Christopher Cartwright on March 13, 2014 at 5:26pm — 2 Comments

Peter and the Starcatcher

    On Tuesday, March 11, I went to see Peter and the Starcatcher and the Orpheum Theatre. I’ve read the book series, so I was excited to see the show. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting, but it was still really good.

    The actors were all really good. They were very entertaining. They also were able to well portray the emotions the characters were experiencing. I especially liked Edward Tournier, who played Ted. He was super funny and had great comedic timing. I loved his running…


Added by Allie Brown on March 13, 2014 at 4:52pm — 1 Comment

"Peter and the Starcatcher" is a Galaxy of Stars

     Peter and the Starcatcher was perfect. This show deservingly won five Tonys in 2012, and is now being shown for the first time ever, at the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis through March 16th. The story of Peter and the Star Catcher is a prequel to Peter Pan, based on the beloved novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The book is amazing and definitely worth reading. The energy and humor of this script, plus the amazing actors, physical humor, and perfectly fitted set made for a…


Added by Claire Mathews-Lingen on March 13, 2014 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

"Peter and the Starcatcher" Shines Among The Stars

If you have any idea what’s in store for you upon entering the theater to see Peter And The Starcatcher, simply the sight of the set--though it will most likely later obscure your view of the action-- will have you trembling with excitement. Once the play starts, after you have gotten used to the hard-to-catch dialogue, and book narrative spoken by the actors, you will be instantly transported to childhood, where all that matters is play, adventure, bravery, and saving the world. Rick…


Added by Emma M-L on March 12, 2014 at 9:41pm — 1 Comment

A Fairtytale Phenomenon- "Peter and the Starcatcher" Stole my Heart!

 Walking into the theater was like entering a different world. Add a sprinkle of “star stuff” and your eyes are opened to see Molly, a starcatcher apprentice, team up with an orphaned boy. Together, with 2 other lost boys, they try to rescue the treasure they desperately need to destroy- star stuff, which in the wrong hands can cause lots of trouble. They fight pirates, meet mermaids, and meet a crocodile (wink, wink).

The talent in the show was astounding- a playfully sassy Captain…


Added by Oriana Freeman on March 12, 2014 at 8:30pm — 1 Comment

Peter and the Starcatcher is Magical!

Review by Jane Pena

In the mood for a laugh, a cry, and…


Added by Jane Pena on March 12, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Peter and the Starcatcher- A Magical Flight of a Show!

Tuesday night, I went to see Peter and the Starcatcher at the Orpheum, a show based off the book series that is all about how Peter Pan became...well, Peter Pan! I have always been a Disney fanatic and am very familiar with the story of Peter Pan, however I have never read the books so I wasn't familiar with the storyline. As soon as the show started, I was blown away.

The show was absolutely hilarious; I spent at least half of it in laughter. Every actor was incredibly talented. They also… Continue

Added by Anna Wheeler on March 12, 2014 at 1:44pm — 2 Comments

"Peter and the Star Catcher" Sails to Victory!

Noah Coon

Peter and the Star Catcher

Wow!  Great things are happening at the Orpheum Theater folks!  Combining drama, action, and comedy, the Hennepin Theatre Trust presents "Peter and the Star Catcher".  Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Riddley Pearson, this show revolves around…


Added by Noah Coon on March 12, 2014 at 8:47am — 1 Comment

Mamma Mia

Mamma Mia!, the musical based on the songs of ABBA

Set in a beach resort in the Mediterranean, Mamma Mia! tells the story of Sophie, a bride-to-be with one wish: to have her absent father walk her down the aisle. After reading passages about three old lovers in her mom’s diary, Sophie sends each a wedding invitation in hopes of learning which is her dad. The arrival of the men from her past is surprising to Donna, Sophie’s fiercely independent mother, who prides herself on getting… Continue

Added by Rico Williams on February 25, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Winner Took It ALL!


By: Ryan Lenard


The cast of “Mamma Mia” took the stage at the Orpheum Theater on Tuesday night and rocked it! Mamma Mia is an upbeat and energetic musical filled with songs by Swedish pop group ABBA. The story is focused around the upcoming wedding of Sophie (Chelsea Williams) and her fiancé Sky (Chris Stevens). After reading her mother’s diary, Sophie causes chaos to rise by inviting to her…


Added by Ryan Lenard on February 21, 2014 at 11:40pm — No Comments

Mama Mia

The opening night of Mamma Mia was Tuesday, February 18th.Mamma mia is the story of a mother and a daughter that takes place over two days. Sophie, the daughter is getting married and she wants her dad to be there. Her mother Donna is not quite sure which of three men is Sophie’s father. I have watched the movie “Mamma mia” and I found myself comparing the show to the movie the whole time. I ended up liking the movie better.

One of my favorite parts of “Mamma Mia” is the singing. I…


Added by Emily Daniel on February 21, 2014 at 1:55pm — No Comments

When All is Said and Done, Momma Mia killed it

As the lights dimmed and the orchestra started the play, I noticed that most of the audience had two things in common: age and gender. Majority of the audience were in their 40s or 50s and were female. So as the orchestra did a preview of the famous Abba songs, the audience sang along to the music they grew up with. “Mamma Mia!” playing at the Orpheum theatre, opened on Tuesday the 18th and will play until February 23rd, was fun and entertaining as long as you don’t pay…


Added by Maggie Fisher on February 21, 2014 at 7:17am — 1 Comment

S.O.S. (Stilted. Overacted. Slow.)

by Lilly Hanson

Mamma Mia!


If musicals could sing, the performance of Mamma Mia! at the Orpheum Theatre on February 18th, would be belting, "Can't you hear me S. O. S."


Set on a Greek island, Mamma Mia! tells the story of Sophie, a bride-to-be with one wish: to have her absent father walk her down the aisle. After reading passages about three old lovers in her mom’s diary, Sophie sends each a wedding invitation in hopes of learning which…


Added by Lilly Hanson on February 21, 2014 at 1:15am — 1 Comment

Take A Chance On This One (it's okay if you don't, though)

Mamma Mia is a show about a 20 year old who is about to get married. She wants her father to walk her down the aisle at her wedding, but it’s not possible, because she’s never met her father. She manages to track down three candidates who could be her father by snooping through her mother’s things. Instead of asking her mother to figure out which one it is, she invites all three to her wedding, and decides that she will figure out which one he is upon their…


Added by Lydia Sharpe on February 21, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...

Grace Peterson

Mamma Mia!

Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again...

            It’s been said before and it’ll be said…


Added by Grace Peterson on February 21, 2014 at 12:59am — 1 Comment

Mamma Mi-eh...

Mamma Mia! at the Orpheum Theatre opened this previous Tuesday, and it was a unfortunate disappointment. I went into the theatre with already low expectations, and left with them slightly exceeded. Mamma Mia! is one of the many rock musicals, being an attribution to the legendary band ABBA. That being said, the music is an absolute benefit to the production. The story of Mamma Mia! is a bride, Sophie (Chelsea Williams), arranging her wedding. Her goal for her big…


Added by Joseph Loney on February 21, 2014 at 12:57am — 2 Comments

Return of the Codpieces

I saw “Mamma Mia” two years ago and hated it with a passion, so I wasn’t all that thrilled to hear that it was coming back. “Mamma Mia” was written by Catherine Johnson with music by the Swedish band ABBA. Let me just say, I am a huge ABBA fan and have been for years. When I first saw “Mamma Mia” two years ago, I couldn’t bear to listen to their music for months. This production of the show was a little less awful than the one I saw two years ago, but it was still pretty…


Added by Emma Dalen on February 21, 2014 at 12:02am — 1 Comment




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