BLP Winter 2022-2023 Production

The Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up. A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair… and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.

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.

Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life.

This play, which incorporates choreography and musical elements, will be open to students currently in grades 7-12.

Rehearsals will be held on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights from 6-9pm. The full cast will be called on all Mondays and Wednesdays; Tuesdays will vary on a week-to-week basis, but may include select groups or full cast calls. For additional details, including tech week schedules, please refer to the production calendar.

All rehearsals and performances will take place in Melrose.

Auditions will be November 28th with callbacks on November 29th

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, November 30th

No rehearsals the weeks of December 25th and January 1st

Rehearsals resume Monday, January 9th

Mandatory Tech week dates are January 30th-February 2nd

Performance dates are February 3rd & 4th

Performance snow dates, if needed, are February 10th & 11th

Tuition: $550

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Production Calendar

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