JANUARY 21-23, 2016 | City of Edina Performing Arts Center - Edina, MN
Directed by Anthony Matthes | Choreographed by Carl Flink
*Selected for the 2016 International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska*
Edina High School was one of three high schools across the country selected to run pilot productions of “Peter and the Starcatcher.” That’s a prequel to “Peter Pan.” He starts off as an orphan boy who thinks absolutely nothing of himself. Through the journey realizes his potential, he’s given a name and he’s given a family. Disney, and publishing house Music Theater International, gave the students creative freedom to figure out how the show works as a high school production. Originally a 12 person cast, here twenty students reimagine the play adapted from the book written by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Along the way you meet Wendy’s mother Molly, and Stashe, who later becomes Captain Hook. Each of their ideas, and tweaks, approved by Disney, are integrated into the production.