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The Siren Song of the Burly Mermaid

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…

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Added by Emma Dalen on March 13, 2014 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

You Don't Need to Grow Up

Olivia Skjervold

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…

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Added by Olivia Skjervold on March 13, 2014 at 11:27pm — 1 Comment

Peter, Panned; Oh the Humanity

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.…

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Added by Maxwell Singer on March 13, 2014 at 11:05pm — 2 Comments

Peter and the Starcatcher Was More Magical Than Stardust!

          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…

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Added by Jana Abdulkadir on March 13, 2014 at 10:21pm — 1 Comment

Sophistication vs Whimsy... Why Not Both?

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…

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Added by Alison Grausam on March 13, 2014 at 10:04pm — 1 Comment

They'll Catch More Than Stars

 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…

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Added by Matthew Maxam on March 13, 2014 at 7:28pm — 1 Comment

Pete

Peter and the Starcatcher is a prequel to Peter Pan and was displayed Tuesday night at the Orpheum. The story offers an interpretation of how Peter Pan came to be. The first half of the play had no funny business going on as two sides battled across the sea. The second half of the play was quite goofy. I was feeling the second half a lot more than the first half. If one was to think about the play too hard, you could come to the conclusion that the first half of the play was more like the… Continue

Added by Nicholas Pemberton on March 13, 2014 at 6:04pm — 1 Comment

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

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

"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…

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

The Winner Took It ALL!

MAMMA MIA

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…

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

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…

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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…

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

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…

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

One Stage, Three Dads, Countless Dancing Queens

            The day before her wedding, the twenty-year old bride-to-be meets three men she invited. Oh, did I mention that these men all slept with her mother right around the time of her conception, making them all possible fathers for her? Mamma Mia! No, really...Mamma Mia! Now playing at the Orpheum Theater through February 23, it is a show that is sure to leave you feeling happy and plenty of older women reminiscing about past love and romance.…

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Added by Taylor Leighton on February 21, 2014 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

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