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Pictured: Ben F. Locke
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre has announced the cast and creative team for their Summer production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the five-time Tony Award-winning play by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker and based on the novel Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson.
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown, the production features Ben F. Locke (Boy), Will Wilhelm (Prentiss), Ryan Hamman (Ted), Patrick Byrnes (Lord Aster), Sarah Cartwright (Molly Aster), Will Kazda (Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher), Elisa Carlson (Captain Scott), Steve Peebles (Grempkin/Fighting Prawn/Mack/Sanchez), Cullen Rogers (Slank/Hawking Clam), Rachel Christianson (Alf), Michael Pine (Black Stache), Luis Cortes (Smee). Understudies include Gaby Labotka and Galen Schloming.
The creative team includes music direction by Micky York, and choreography by Brigitte Ditmars, Ashley Woods (Scenic Designer), Adam Liston (Technical Director), Rocky Kolecke (Properties Designer), Joe Mohamed (Lighting Designer), Sarah Putts (Sound Designer), Rachel Parent (Costume Designer), Sammi Grant (Dialect Coach), and R&D Choreography (Violence Designer).
In PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, 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.
PETER AND THE STARCATCHER runs July 13th – August 20th. For more information visit tickets.metropolisarts.com.