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Peter and the Starcatcher

Coming this Fall to the PVPHS Stage, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
The Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

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. (


Audition are May 22, and are open to any student at PVPHS enrolled in Drama 2, 3 or 4


Stage crew is open to ALL PVPHS students. Applications for Assistant Director and Stage Manager are due to Mr. Cohen in the PAC at 3pm on May 10. Applications for all other crew positions are due September 5 @ 3pm. 

See below for Cast and Crew Audition info and forms, and the full (tentative Production Calendar)