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Peter and the Starcatcher

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December 2, 2015 - January 3, 2016

A Play by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Margeson Theater

Young starcatcher apprentice Molly Aster enlists the help of three orphan boys to return a trunk of precious “starstuff” to her father. Pursued by a mustached pirate captain, a giant crocodile, and angry mollusks, the children must come face to face with the scariest enemy of all---their looming adulthood. A wildly theatrical, hilarious, and innovative retelling of how a nameless orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up.

Peter and the Starcatcher runs approximately two hours and 20 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission.

Critic and Audience Comments

“Orlando Shakespeare Theater's production of "Peter and the Starcatcher," a prequel to the familiar tale of Peter Pan, captures much of the show's magic — silly songs, goofy wordplay and anachronistic jokes.” - Matt Palm, Orlando Sentinel

“This play with music is a mad-cap comedy that gives each of the individual actors opportunities to shine. However, chief amongst them is Michaels, the cast's lone woman. She is a delightful mix of fearlessness and naiveté. Her magnetic charisma and the ever-present sparkle in her eye are undoubtedly two of the show's strongest assets.” - Broadway World, Orlando

"I have been Raving to everyone about this terrific production.... congratulations." - Audience Comment

"It was creative, imaginative, hysterical, well-acted. The script was phenomenal, I'm telling all my friends to come and see it." - Audience Comment

"“I absolutely LOVED the show! Everything was perfect! It was my first visit to Orlando Shakes. I will be back! I especially loved the use of venetian blinds as the backdrop and the ship's' ropes to create spaces. The acting was fabulous!" - Audience Comment

Opening Night Party and Pre-Show Chat - Friday, December 4

Join us on Opening Night of each Signature Series production for a chance to mingle with members of the audience and enjoy free appetizer bites from a local eatery. The party begins at 6:15 p.m. and is free to all ticket holders. No RSVP necessary.

In the Patron's Room at 6:45 p.m. we'll host a brief, informative discussion with the director and members of the artistic team about the creative process.


To read a complete synopsis (with spoilers) of Peter and the Starcatcher, click here.

Content Advisory

Peter and the Starcatcher contains some bawdy sexual content. If it were a movie, it would be rated PG. For more information on content advisory, click here.


TYA Flex Passes

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Section A
Section B
Section C
Student Rush
Advanced Student Discount and Military Discount -
$10 off, only available in sections A and B

Section A

Section B
Section C



Sneak Peek

Teaser Trailer 1


Production Photos


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