Peter and the Starcatcher runs March 9 - 25

Bainbridge Performing Arts (BPA) presents
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
March 9 – 25: Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m. + Sundays @ 3:00 p.m.
Pay-What-You-Can Preview: Thursday, March 8 @ 7:30 p.m.
Opening Night Reception: Friday, March 9 @ 6:30 p.m. at BPA

Enter the neverland you never knew! Tony Award-winning PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, this wildly theatrical adaptation playfully explores the depths of greed and despair...as well as the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

This production showcases the talented artistic trio from BPA’s Big Fish: Director Ken Michels, Musical Director Aimee Hong, and Choreographer Heather Dawson. Together they pilot a stellar cast of BPA favorites and newcomers, including Jason Gingold (BLACK STACHE), Sophie Eldridge (MOLLY ASTER), Julian Mudge-Burns (BOY), Lisa Wright (MRS. BUMBRAKE), Kylee Gano (SMEE), Nelsen Spickard (LORD LEONARD ASTER), Colleen Gillon (BILL SLANK), Ben Cournoyer (ALF), Kevin Tanner (PRENTISS), Sadie Gingold (TED), Robert Craighead (CAPTAIN SCOTT), Meghan Lynn Newton (TEACHER), Matt Eldridge (GREMPKIN), Max Lopuszynski (MACK), Jaron Boggs (FIGHTING PRAWN ), D’Arcy Clements (SANCHEZ), and Libby Clements (HAWKING CLAM).

This fantastical tale for all ages appears at BPA March 9 – 25, with evening shows Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 3:00 p.m. The run includes a Pay-What-You-Can Preview on Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m., and the Opening Night Reception is Friday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, students, youth, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569, or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, www.MTIShows.com.

Honored to welcome Community Sponsors The Family of Jack Clements and The Maggi Rogers Fund, BPA is also supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to grants from BCF, the Mabee Family Foundation, and the Alder Fund at the Bainbridge Community Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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