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  Peter and the Starcatcher at Citadel Theatre Company

Peter and the Starcatcher

Citadel Theatre Company
300 South Waukegan Road Lake Forest

The Tony Award-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.k.a. Peter Pan). 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.

Thru - Sep 29, 2019

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 847-735-8554

  Peter and the Starcatcher Reviews
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Around The Town Chicago - Somewhat Recommended

"...I am sure that many people will read other reviews and wonder why the difference. I must say that the play is not my favorite work. In fact, I can see why it is seldom considered, but one must see that the Citadel is trying to attract a larger audience of more sophisticated theater patrons seeking more that “your parent’s musicals and plays”. They say variety is the spice of life. “Peter and the Starcatcher” is HOT STUFF!"
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Alan Bresloff

Chicago Theatre Review - Recommended

"...Supposing that wooden scaffolding, planks and ropes can turn into a pair of British sailing ships, imagining that a couple of green umbrellas can become the toothy grin of a giant crocodile and believing that a character is able to fly, with the help of his friends, is what makes this play so special. It’s the audience’s collective imagination, working in tandem with the onstage artists, and not provided by some high-tech special effects, that make this magical production soar to the sky."
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Colin Douglas

Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Highly Recommended

"...Citadel Theatre’s production of Peter and the Starcatcher is as sweet as it is energetic. Through moments of surprise and feats of creativity, this play reaches the core of what it means to be a child, and why growing up is as grueling as it is exciting.With a (literally) stellar cast, the care within this piece is evident. Citadel does well to access the heart of this work, and with further refinement of its ecstatic energy, this production could truly soar across the stars."
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Quinn Rigg

Chicago Theater and Arts - Somewhat Recommended

"...The problem with the show is the script which has too much madcap and mayhem going on. It was challenging to follow and some of the English accents were difficult to understand."
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Mira Temkin

Chicago On Stage - Recommended

"...Peter and the Starcatcher is a solid addition to the Peter Pan cosmos, though Elice might have been well advised to edit the first act both for time and tightening. This Citadel version will probably appeal to fans of silliness and broad characterizations, and it’s certainly interesting to give these well-known characters their own backstories. It’s an uneven play, but everyone involved has a lot of fun putting it on and it shows."
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Karen Topham

Picture This Post - Somewhat Recommended

"...In this reviewers opinion, the plot is a bit too complex, the action is a bit too frenetic, and one needs to adjust to the voices being non-stop loud. So, as the second act begins, the appearance of the mermaid chorus, singing about their transformation from fish who have swum in stardust to mermaids, is fun and refreshing. Madeleine Bryne (Costume Designer) completely changes the feeling of the set with convincing mermaid tails that required only one knot for the costume switch."
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Ann Boland

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