Friday, January 17, 2014

theatre review PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, National Tour, ASU Gammage, January 14

Joey deBettencourt and Megan Stern
Click her to read my full review at Talkin' Broadway of the National Tour of Peter and the Starcatcher- playing at ASU/Gammage through this Sunday, January 19th.

"Peter and the Starcatcher is a new play by Rick Elice based on the children's novel "Peter and the Starcatchers" by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. After a successful Broadway run, where the show won five Tony Awards, the first national tour has landed in Tempe for a one-week run through Sunday, January 19th. A prequel to Peter Pan, Peter and the Starcatcher shows us how an unnamed orphan became the famous boy who wouldn't grow up. The play is a magical and theatrical show and the tour has a top notch ensemble cast led by John Sanders, Megan Stern and Joey deBettencourt as Peter.

Peter Pan and most fairy tales require the person reading them to imagine, and that sense of imagination is exactly what Peter and the Starcatcher is helping to bring to the theatre. I'm happy to report that the national tour is just as good as the Broadway production. Not only are the creative elements on par with Broadway but Rees and Timbers' direction and the ensemble of actors are top notch as well.  Peter and the Starcatcher runs through January 19th at ASU Gammage located at 1200 S. Forest Avenue in Tempe. For performance and ticket information, visit or by calling 480 965-3434. For more information on the tour, visit"

Photo: Jenny Anderson


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