This November, Solanco High School’s Drama Club will present the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation, Peter and the Starcatcher. Adapted from the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher is a prequel to the classic story, Peter Pan. The play follows an orphan boy with no name, and, Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, as they attempt to protect magical “starstuff” from falling into the hands of Black Stache, the biggest piratical diva on the Seven Seas, and his right-hand man, Smee. Along the way they must survive a shipwreck, killer natives who speak in a culinary language, and a giant ticking crocodile. With original songs written by Wayne Barker and a book by Ric Elise, Peter and the Starcatcher is an adventure for all ages about the origins of Peter Pan and Captain Hook.
An ensemble cast of 18 actors portray over 30 characters and includes Josh Sharp as Peter, Devon Culberson as Molly, Elliot Spangler as Black Stache, A.J. Jackson as Smee, Aidan Todd as Lord Aster, and Liz Main as Fighting Prawn. The rest of this stellar cast include Maria Eden, Jyllian Law, Samantha LaMonaca, David Wild III, C.J. Miller, Anna Fite, Elliot Anderson, Lilia McHugh, Cassie Wright, Quinn Wiley, Kira Brazelton, and Maddie Kut.
Making this ambitious adventure come to life on the Solanco high school stage is truly an all-hands-on-deck effort from the students and staff at Solanco High School. High school faculty and staff members on the production staff include John Biles, director; Erin Biles, music director and assistant director; Levi Palmer, technical director; Carol Graybeal, costume designer; and Todd Brown, who along with his students, will build the set. Students on the production staff include Haleigh Bauer as the student assistant director, Michael Eisenberger as the student stage manager, and Lucia Eden as the student assistant stage manager. Senior, Lilia McHugh, will be designing the choreography for the musical numbers in the play.
The play runs from November 18 – 20 at 7:30 pm. Tickets will be $7 for adults and $5 for students/seniors.