Riverside Theatre For Kids presents ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ Reply

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Riverside Theatre for Kids, the educational arm of Riverside Theatre, presents the Tony Award®-winning Broadway hit play, Peter and the Starcatcher, on July 21 and 22, 2017.

Performing on Riverside’s main stage, Stark Stage, the play upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

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 has been an incredible opportunity for our older students to experience a newer script,” says Kevin Quillinan, Director of Riverside Theatre’s Education Division and one of the directors of the show. “We are always looking at how to give our teens opportunities to work on material that they can’t do anywhere else. With this show, the actors portray multiple characters throughout, with over 100 characters in total!”

Based on the popular book series written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher debuted on Broadway in 2012 and won 5 Tony Awards®. The play was written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker.

Riverside’s production is directed by Kevin Quillinan, Najha Kay Forbey, Shivam Patel, Chris Robertson, Ali Walker, Mary Catherine Waltman, and Kimmy Zerega.

The cast includes: Lizzy Brown, Caleb Timothy Cope, Hayden D’Haeseleer, Cristin Kelly Donaldson, Victoria Dowdell, Angelina DuBois, Thovia Ettienne, Leeloo Feige, Scarlett Garee, Kristina Gregg, Jessica Griffin, Rebecca Kaylor, Sasha Martell, Kendall Lilli Mecca, Zane Morrow, Faith Rose Mueller, Charlotte Nafe, Alison Niederpruem, Holly Ottoson, Isabella Panny, Christina Pines, Nia Poley, Arielle Reason, Bryce Roux, Anastasia Ruiz, Joseph Smith, Jillian Van Dyke, Noelle Vitale, Bailey Walker, Sophie Wolfenden.

The design team includes: Mary Catherine Waltman (Choreographer), Ken Clifton (Recorded Music), Emily Perry (Scenic Design), Anna Hilberry (Costume Design), Sarah Elliott (Lighting Design), Andrew Stroud (Sound Design), Miranda Cisneros (Props Design), Melanie Funka (Stage Manager) with Alexandra Zimmer and Mackenzie Ross (Assistant Stage Managers).

Peter and the Starcatcher performs July 21 & 22, 2017 on the Stark Stage at Riverside Theatre. Tickets are $10. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Box Office at 772-231-6990 or online at http://www.riversidetheatre.com.

Performance Schedule:

July 21 @ 7:30pm

July 22 @ 1:30pm & 5:30pm

 

Riverside Theatre’s new KIDSPOT activity area will be open one hour before the Friday & Saturday evening performances and one hour after the Saturday matinee performance. KIDSPOT is designated for kids 12 and under where kids can participate in a specially designed craft and receive a complimentary snack or dinner item along with a beverage for the price of admission.

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