Monday, December 7, 2015

Peter & the Starcatcher Review

Our whole family like Peter & the Starcatcher! It's playing at The Rose Theater is located 2001 Farnam Street in Omaha, Nebraska. 


It's a prequel of Peter Pan. The boys were pretending that they were flying in Neverland.


If you would like to go tickets are $25 main floor and $20 balcony seating.
 
Call 402-345-4849 or purchase online at rosetheater.org. Discount ticket vouchers are available at all area Hy-Vee stores for $14 each. Reservations are required.


The show is 2 hours with an intermission. During intermission they sell cookies and drinks. It's showing from December 4-27. 

We had a bit of a wait because it was their final practice. This is what The Rose Theater looks like in the entry way. Isn't it pretty?

When we walked in the main stage this is what it looked like:




The boys were cracking me up because they said, "It's so smoky!" It was just a fog machine. 


The show was both magical feeling and funny. My husband had a bad day at work was laughing so hard during parts of it. He was thanking me for getting out of the house. This show is not only for kids. ;)

They usually start off the show with a sing and dance act from The Rose Brigade. We were there for their final practice, so we missed that this time.

About Peter & the Starcatcher: 

It's a wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up, Peter And The Starcatcher upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan. Molly Aster, a 13-year-old Starcatcher Apprentice, finds herself in the company of pirates, a giant crocodile, and angry Mollusks as she and three orphan boys (one of whom happens to be unnamed) attempt to return a trunk of precious starstuff to her father. Adventures abound as they’re pursued by a mustachioed pirate captain and his sidekick, Smee. Along the way Molly learns what it means to grow-up and is reunited with her father. The nameless orphan and his friends take up residence on this island where dreams are born and time is never planned – the island where that nameless orphan is christened Peter Pan.

My husband is not a huge fan of Peter Pan, but still liked this show. It really is the Neverland you never knew.





Cast and Crew:

This is a play by Rick Elise. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Music by Wayne Barker.

  • Cast
  • Boy................................................................Joshua Lloyd Parker
  • Lord Leonard Aster........................................Patrick Wolfe
  • Molly Aster.....................................................Bethany Bresnahan
  • Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher.................................Marguerite Bennett
  • Grempkin/Fighting Prawn...............................Zach Kloppenborg
  • Bill Slank/Hawking Clam................................Vincent Carlson-Brown
  • Alf..................................................................Matthew Pyle
  • Mack/Mollusk.................................................Robby Stone
  • Black Stache..................................................Bill Grennan
  • Prentiss..........................................................Jimmy Nguyen
  • Ted.................................................................Ben Adams
  • Capt. Robert Falcon Scott/Sailor/Mollusk.......Tyrone Beasley
  • Smee.............................................................Kevin Ehrhart
  • Sanchez/Mollusk............................................Joseph Schoborg
  • Pirate/Sailor/Mollusk......................................Danny Denenberg
  • Sailor/Mollusk................................................Sophie Williams
  • Sailor/Mollusk................................................Jacob Post
  • Production Credits
  • Director..........................................................Matthew Gutschick
  • Scenic Designer.............................................Adam Rowe
  • Choreographer...............................................Sue Gillespie Booton
  • Musical Director.............................................Jerry Brabec
  • Production Stage Manager............................Ashleigh-Dawn Kriegh-Fleming
  • Lighting & Sound Designer.............................Kyle L. Toth
  • Associate Lighting Designer...........................Laura Renae Hensley
  • Costume Designer.........................................Sherri Geerdes
  • Production Director.................................Erin Solemsaas
  • Technical Director....................................Christine Donaghy
  • Assistant Stage Manager........................Kallie Robinson
  • Lighting and Audio Director.....................Kyle L. Toth
  • Properties Master....................................Christopher Dills
  • Scenic Charge Artist...............................Lauren Crabtree
  • Costume Shop Foreman & Make-Up Design..................................Erin Bragg
  • Costume Construction............................Sherri Geerdes, Erin Bragg, Audio Helkuik
  • Master Carpenter....................................Robert Ortiz
  • Run Crew................................................Lisa Krabbenhoft, Laura Hensley, Meghan Boucher
  • SFX Operator..........................................John Horton
  • Technical Interns...................................Laura Renae Hensley, Diana Lynch, Kallie Alicia Robinson
  • Fight Choreographer...................................Vincent Carlson-Brown
I thought all the actors did a great job! We were cracking up when they got to a part where there were many of the guys were dressed up as mermaids. I think the actors had fun with this part to.


The pirates costumes looked the part. The actors seemed like they had a whole lot of fun playing their rolls. I love when they got to an island that was based around cooking. It was so funny!



They always end with a question and answer time, or kids can take their program up for an autograph. Since it was their last rehearsal, we didn't have this part. It was still a great show! I couldn't tell it was a practice at all. Everything went so smooth! My boys sat through, and loved it. They didn't get done until 10:30. It was a great show!


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7 comments:

Cascia Talbert said...

That is so cool! I had no idea there was a prequel of Peter Pan You sure see a lot of plays. Have a great week!

mail4rosey said...

Awesome that it cheered up your husband.I like to see shows live too. :)

Theresa Mahoney said...

You know I love a good live show. The sets and costumes look really fun!

Ai Sakura said...

wow I like that they put effort to decorate the outside of the theater too :) My fave musical is Phantom of the Opera but I like a few others too..

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Masshole Mommy said...

That sounds like a really fun show! My boys would have loved it.

Kristi Maloney said...

Looks like a great performance. Glad you and your family enjoyed it.

indah nuria Savitri said...

I love to see all those costumes...Pirates are one of my favorite!

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