Behind the Scenes: Peter and the Starcatcher – Week 7

Welcome to tech week, (sometimes affectionately referred to as Hell Week by actors and stage crews). This is the week where we start adding technical elements to the show – lights, sound effects, music, etc. It’s also the most exhausting week we’ve faced yet.  Sunday We start off the night with Fight Call. Fight Call

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Behind the Scenes: Peter and the Starcatcher – Week 6

We’re only a couple of weeks from opening, and the cast goes through their toughest week yet.  Sunday Due to the Gala on Friday, we won’t be rehearsing, so we’ve added tonight to keep us all on track. On the agenda: a full run through of the show, off script. It’s the first time we’ll

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Behind the Scenes: Peter and the Starcatcher – Week 5

Greetings landlubbers! This week we embark on a new adventure: having a set and no scripts! Sunday Today is a workday! With the mainstage finally available for us to start loading in, we’re doing just that. Over the last week or so, Derek (who also is the theatre’s technical director and master carpenter) has been

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Behind the Scenes: Peter and the Starcatcher – Week 4

We’re up to week four, which holds some new challenges for our cast. Read on! Monday Tonight the cast learned how to dance like beautiful mermaids (and yes, mermaids CAN dance). The second act opener is a hilarious send up of old school jazz/vaudeville ridiculousness, and Anna Norris, our choreographer is here to teach the

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Behind the Scenes: Peter and the Starcatcher – Week 3

Welcome back! This week we venture behind the scenes of Peter and the Starcatcher once more as the cast tackle learning some big production numbers, and attempt their first stumble throughs of the acts.  Monday Tonight we finished blocking the show. Theoretically. Blocking is seldom ever really finished until a show is in dress rehearsals, but

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Behind the Scenes: Peter and the Starcatcher – Week 2

It’s week two of rehearsals for Peter and the Starcatcher. There have been a few concerns about spoilers, so as we move into some of the scenes toward the second half of the show, we’ll do our best to avoid giving away anything crucial. Keep in mind, too, that what you see in the photos at

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Behind the Scenes: Peter and the Starcatcher – Week 1

One of the things we’ve discovered over the years is that, often, our audiences have no notion of what goes into bringing a show to the stage. So as part of the lead up to our production of Peter and the Starcatcher, we’ll be giving you all a rare glimpse behind the scenes into the rehearsal and production process for the show.

Peter and the Starcatcher is a musical written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, based on a novel written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. The story serves as a prequel to Peter Pan, and follows the adventures of Boy (who ultimately becomes Peter), his two friends, and a young girl named Molly, who is a Starcatcher-in-training. The kids set sail aboard The Neverland, run by the villainous Captain Slank. Meanwhile, Molly’s father, Lord Aster, is escorting a trunk full of magical Starstuff aboard another ship. Unbeknownst to them all, Slank has stolen the trunk, and the crew of Lord Aster’s ship are pirates in disguise, led by the fearsome Black Stache. What follows is the stuff of legend, with ship-to-ship battles, magic, pirates, sword fights, mermaids, giant crocodiles, and more!

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