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Peter & The Star Catcher - Reviews

Mattie Kelly Arts Center

 


5/27/2014 - PETER & THE STARCATCHER REVIEWS and Q & A- Nationally Touring Show at Mattie Kelly Arts Center – February 10, 2015

“THE MOST EXHILARATING BROADWAY STORYTELLING IN DECADES! YOU MUST EXPERIENCE IT FOR YOURSELF.” Ben Brantley — The New York Times

“ASTONISHING. SUPERBLY DIRECTED BY ROGER REES AND ALEX TIMBERS.” John Lahr — The New Yorker

“MIRACULOUS. SPECTACLE, WIT, AND JOY SPILL OUT OF THIS PRODUCTION LIKE TREASURE FROM A MAGIC POCKET.” Justin Davidson —New York Magazine

“AN ABSURDLY FUNNY FANTASTICAL JOURNEY!” Melissa Rose Bernardo —Entertainment Weekly

“THIS SHOW SOARS DELIRIOUSLY HIGH AND GLORIOUSLY FAR.” David Cote — Time Out New York

“CHARMING AND INVENTIVE…PETER AND THE STARCATCHER IS THE GOLD STANDARD.” Michael Riedel —New York Post

“A RICHLY IMAGINATIVE AND WONDERFUL ADVENTURE THAT COMBINES OFF-THE-WALL ANTIC HUMOR WITH TOUCHING SINCERITY.” Roma Torre —NY1

“BRISKLY AND INVENTIVELY DIRECTED BY ALEX TIMBERS AND ROGER REES.” Elisabeth Vincentelli —New York Post

“BEAMING WITH DIZZY HUMOR AND DELIGHTFUL STAGE MAGIC. RICK ELICE’S ADAPTATION WORKS WONDERFULLY.” Joe Dziemianowicz —Daily News

“RICH IN ANTIC HUMOR AND THEATRICAL INVENTION. THERE ARE BUCKETS OF WHIMSY AND INSPIRED LOW-TECH STAGECRAFT.” David Rooney —The Hollywood Reporter

“RICK ELICE’S SCRIPT IS FANTASTICAL AND ENCHANTING.” Howard Shapiro —Philadelphia Inquirer

“ALEX TIMBERS AND ROGER REES’ SPIRITED PRODUCTION OF RICK ELICE’S PLAY IS THAT RARE KIND OF THEATRICAL EVENT THAT CAN APPEAL EQUALLY TO KIDS – WHO WILL BE CAPTIVATED BY THE SENTIMENTAL, ACTION-PACKED PLOT – AND ADULTS – WHO WILL ADMIRE ITS IMAGINATIVE THEATRICALITY.” Matt Windman —AM New York

“THE TALE OF HOW PETER PAN BECAME AN AGELESS HERO.” Jeremy Gerard —Bloomberg

“A DAZZLINGLY FUN RIFF ON THE PETER PAN LEGEND. THIS CLEVER AND JOYOUS ENTERTAINMENT IS MORE FUN THAN THE PROVERBIAL BARRELFUL OF MONKEYS.” David Sheward —Backstage

“A GREAT PRODUCTION OF CREATIVE PROPORTIONS AND A TRUE GEM TO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND THEATRE COMMUNITY.” David Strickler —The Jade Hotel

PETER & THE STAR CATCHER – Questions & Answers

What is PETER AND THE STARCATCHER about? PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the epic origin story of one of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved characters: Peter Pan. A dozen actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination. Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and winner of 5 Tony Awards®, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is written by Tony Award® nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys) and directed by Tony Award® winner Roger Rees (Nicholas Nickleby) and Tony Award® nominee Alex Timbers (Rocky, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson).

Has it won any awards? Yes! The show received five Tony Awards® (Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play: Christian Borle, Best Scenic Design: Donyale Werle, Best Costume Design of a Play: Paloma Young, Best Lighting Design of a Play: Jeff Croiter, Best Sound Design of a Play: Darron L West), as well as 3 Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards (Favorite Play, Favorite Actress: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Favorite Funny Performance: Christian Borle).

How long is PETER AND THE STARCATCHER? 2 hours and 15 minutes including one intermission.

Is there an intermission? Yes. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is presented in two acts with one 15 minute intermission.

Is PETER AND THE STARCATCHER appropriate for children? Yes. For ages 10 and up. The show is billed as a "grownup prequel to Peter Pan".

Who wrote it? Rick Elice. It is based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Peter and the Starcatchers, written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

I’m not familiar with the work of Rick Elice, Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Will I like PETER AND THE STARCATCHER? If you like wildly imaginative, hilarious flights of fancy that make the magic of theatre come to life, then you will love PETER AND THE STARCATCHER.

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