Pioneer Theatre Guild is proud to present the Tony-winning play “Peter and the Starcatcher.”
The play has been pre-recorded and edited and will be available to view via online stream on May 7, 8, and 9.
PTG’s cast consists of 18 students from Pioneer, Community, and Skyline high schools who have been rehearsing and filming the play on Zoom since mid-January. In addition, 15 crew members have helped with the concept, design, creation, and distribution of the props and costumes.
The show is directed by University of Michigan Musical Theater major Sevon Askew.
“What made me excited about doing Peter and the Starcatcher in this virtual space is that the play is rooted in story theatre where an ensemble of actors come together to tell a story taking turns narrating and playing their characters,” said Askew. “One thing we’ve missed over the last year as we’ve been forced away from each other is the art of coming together to tell stories. And even though our coming together has been confined to our computer screens, I, in my biased opinion, think we were able to capture the magic that comes from live storytelling.”
Written by Rick Elice and with music by Wayne Barker, the play is based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. It tells the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.
Pioneer senior Miriam Wyllie-Scholz, who plays the role of Boy/Peter, notes: “Working on a play virtually has been an interesting experience. None of us really knew what to expect going into it, and I’ve been continuously surprised and impressed with what is possible with a bit of creativity. It feels very special to be telling a story with characters that we are already familiar with from a different point in their journey. I’ve really enjoyed getting to work with people I’ve known for a while, as well as new people. In this format, you get to see a different side of people, even the ones you already knew. I’m very grateful for Sevon, he has done an incredible job of guiding and supporting us through the whole process. Filming has been a lot of fun! Like any form of theater, it comes with its own unique challenges (household noise, wifi problems, etc), but it’s been very rewarding as well.”
Tickets go on sale on April 23rd at showtix4u.com.
Ticket prices are:
$8 Students/65-plus seniors/Pioneer Staff
Online Streaming Show Dates:
● Friday, May 7th @ 7:00pm
● Saturday, May 8th @ 2:00pm
● Saturday, May 8th @ 7:00pm
● Sunday, May 9th @ 2:00pm
After you purchase a ticket, you will receive an email from Showtix4u.com with the streaming information, including a link to the stream.
NOTE: One ticket per device. If you plan to watch the play on more than one device, you will need to purchase a ticket for each device.