Peter and the Starcatcher


Date: November 3, 2016 — December 4, 2016
Days & Times:

Wednesday & Thursday: 7:00 pm
Fridau & Saturday: 8:00 pm
Sunday: 2:00 pm
Saturday Nov. 26th: 2:00 pm
No performance on November 6th, 9th, 23rd & 24th


Running Time: 120 minutes
Price: $35

A play by Rick Elice
Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
Originally produced on Broadway by Nancy Nagel Gibbs, Greg Schaffert, Eva Price, Tom Smedes and Disney Theatrical Productions
“Peter and the Starcatcher” is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All Authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, www.MTIShows.com
Directed by Maura Hanlon
Musical Direction by Cristina Dinella


Summary

This raucous, creative comedy with music is theatrical storytelling at its best, a prequel to Peter Pan for grown ups (okay, for children too) that explains how an orphan boy becomes Peter Pan and how an egomaniacal pirate fop became one of theater’s most delightful villains. You don’t want to miss this 5-time Tony Winner and Cape Cod premiere, filled with shtick, mermaids, a love story and maybe even a guy in a dress.

Presented with generous support from:  capeairlogobluewebsite_4   Rockland-Trust


Cast

Boy (Peter)
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Jimmy Sawyer (Boy) is an actor living in New York City. Jimmy began his career at Cape Rep in the 2013 production of Art Devine’s 9-Ball as Larry Doucette. A member of the Brooklyn based company, The  CutOut Theatre, where recently Jimmy played Dionysus in their 2016 NYC International Fringe Festival production of Ariadne on the Island. Jimmy is more than thrilled to be back working on this spectacular show in his home.

Molly Aster
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Jessica Georges (Molly Aster) Jessica was first cast in Sunday in the Park with George in 2003 here at Cape Rep and since then has considered this theater her family. She was last seen as a snail and other woodland creatures in A Year with Frog and Toad.  Her favorite roles at Cape Rep include the Cat and Jingle Bell Boy in Tibet Through the Red Box, Kate monster & Lucy in Avenue Q, and all of her roles from pirates to farm animals at the outdoor children’s theater. Jess is originally from Buffalo NY, she received her BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, she is a certified yoga and early education teacher, and the loving mother of Kai (11) and Cora (2). Jess would like to thank her husband Justin and Mother Jayne for always supporting her love of theater!

Black Stache
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Sam Gillam (Black Stache) Sam is excited to return to the Cape Rep stage.  Past credits include, Tony in WEEKEND COMEDY (Great Plains Theatre) Jon N. in FAILURE: A LOVE STORY, Alan in ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS Vinny in 9-BALL (Cape Rep) Cliff in CABARET (Brandeis Theatre Company) Marco, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE (BTC) Orestes, VISIONS OF AN ANCIENT DREAMER (BTC) Michael, THE PILLOWMAN (BTC) Young Marlow, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER (BTC) Fred, A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Berkshire Theatre Group), Dwarf/Huntsman, SNOW WHITE/SEVEN DWARFS (BTG), Warren, THIS IS OUR YOUTH (Standing O Productions).  Sam graduated with a MFA in Acting from Brandeis University.  He would like to thank his beautiful wife and family.

Smee
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Jared Hagan (Smee) Jared has appeared in over 25 Cape Rep productions. Some of his favorites include Hairspray, La Cage Aux Folles, Failure: A Love Story, Avenue Q, Drowsy Chaperone, A Class Act, Wintertime and A Year with Frog & Toad. NYC: Two Hearts Bleed As One (Joe’s Pub). Regional: Avenue Q (GEVA), Master Class (Eventide), Streakin’ (New Provincetown Theater), Batboy, Cabaret, Hair (PTC), Floyd Collins, Closer than Ever, The Lion in Winter (Counter Productions), A Grand Night for Singing, Into the Woods, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (CCTCHJT),  ABC’s of NYC (CCFTA) and Talking With (TUTS). Jared would like to give a special thank you to his family, Richard and Penny.

Prentiss
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Marcus Hunter (Prentiss) is thrilled to be on his maiden voyage with Cape Rep in Peter and the Starcatcher. Boston credits include From the Sea to Somewhere Else (Actor III), Hamlet (Ophelia), the award-winning short film That’s A Rapp, in addition to proudly stumbling as Romeo, Benedick, Lysander and others in the cast of Sh!tfaced Shakespeare. Love to family, friends, and Monica for keeping me afloat.

Ted
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Garrett Almeida (Ted) is beyond excited to return for his 4th season here at Cape Rep. He previously performed in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Evita and several children’s shows. Garrett is a recent graduate of Salem State University’s Theatre Program where he studied acting. He loves his family, friends and similar to his character …food.

Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher
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Art Devine, (Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher) is a theater artist whose work as a playwright, director, actor, and designer has been enjoyed throughout New England and California. He was last seen as Alex Gal in Rough Crossing. Other acting credits include La Cage aux Folles, Mr. Burns, The Light in the Piazza, Jerusalem, Spamalot, The Drowsy Chaperone, Born Yesterday, The Full Monty, The Sunshine Boys, The Love Talker, The Lion in Winter (Cape Rep), The Seven Year Itch (Cape Playhouse’s Tribute to Lee Remick), Hamlet (San Diego Rep), Heart of Jade, Giggle and Scream, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Buried Child (WHAT), Rough Crossing, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, The Pirates of Penzance, The Good Doctor, Elizabeth the Queen, Godspell (APA), Peter Pan and Wendy, and Dancing at Lughnasa (HJT).  Art studied acting, directing, and playwriting at Trinity Rep Conservatory and was Lead Carpenter at La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego. Art is so grateful for all the love and support he gets from his wife Maura (Mo) Hanlon and his tribe of family.

Alf
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Andrew Ford (Alf) is thrilled back onstage at Cape Rep! Cape Rep audiences may remember him as “Everything including the kitchen sink” in last season’s Failure, a Love Story, Rev. Crisparkle in 2013’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood and as Brian in 2011-2012’s Avenue Q. Other recent credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (Broward Stage Door Theater & Arizona Broadway Theater) and the title role in The Mikado (Cohoes Music Hall). Favorite roles include the Boss in Side Show (CCM), LeFou in Beauty & the Beast (La Comedia), the Herald in Marat/Sade (CCM) and Harry Witherspoon in Lucky Stiff (Naples Dinner Theater). Andrew has also appeared with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and aboard Disney Cruise Line. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Lord Aster
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Paul Schuyler (Lord Aster)  Paul is excited to finally be back at Cape Rep, and to be working with such a talented cast, crew and director.  He is an actor/director whose recent theater credits include Oliver!, The Little Mermaid, Driving Miss Daisy and On Golden Pond.  Currently, he is directing the short film “Runner” which he also wrote.  He is a former student of the late Milton Katsales at The Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles.

Slank/Hawking Clam
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Jade Schuyler (Slank/Hawking Clam) Jade is very excited to be working at Cape Rep again with Mo Hanlon where she premiered in the cast of Winter Wheat.  Most recently she has been seen as Chelsea in On Golden Pond, Pam in The Full Monty, Pam in 39 Steps, and Mrs. Sowerberry in Oliver!.  After moving from Los Angeles to the Cape, she is still very active in film and recently worked on the feature “Cowboy Drifter,” releasing soon, and was also nominated for best supporting actress for the film “They are Mine” at the San Diego Screamfest 2016. She is currently starring in and producing  a short film called “Runner”.

Grempkin/Mack/Sánchez/Fighting Prawn
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Holly Hansen (Fighting Prawn) is thrilled to be back at Cape Rep, in a show that holds so much meaning for her! Other Cape performance and production credits include: Funny Girl, Failure: A Love Story (Cape Rep). A Midsummer Night’s Dream (WHAT). Oliver, Shrek! The Musical (CCTC). The Final Say, The Heiress (Eventide Arts). Holly is tickled pink to perform alongside her favorite goofball and future husband, Ari (Captain Scott), with whom she shares a love of all things Disney.

Captain Scott
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Ari Lew (Captain Scott) Ari is thrilled to be back at Cape Rep! Most recently he was seen as Jonathan Brewster in Arsenic and Old Lace at Priscilla Beach Theatre in Plymouth.  Cape favorites include Evita, Mystery of Edwin Drood, Goodbye Mary Rose, Click Clack Moo (Cape Rep), Utility Monster, 39 Steps, I am a Camera (WHAT), Shrek, Oliver, The Fantasticks (CCTC-HJT), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (ETC), The Woolgatherer, The Dumb Waiter (TUTS/CCftA), and a self produced/written 2 person version of Gift of the Magi performed at several different venues.  His next big performance will be the real life groom to Holly Hansen (Fighting Prawn, etc) on December 18th! He enjoys movie marathons, Christmakah, all other holidays, and DISNEY!  Enjoy the show!


Creative

Director
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Maura Hanlon **(Director) is the Associate Artistic Director at Cape Rep Theatre where she has directed many, many plays including 2015’s Failure: A Love Story and La Cage aux Folles. She’ll helm this season’s My Name is Asher Lev and Peter and the Starcatcher. Favorite directing credits include Failure…, Jerusalem, Eurydice, Wintertime, The Rose Tattoo (Cape Rep), and Peter Pan and Wendy (HJT). Mo is a sometime actor (including Cape Rep’s The Drowsy Chaperone, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and most recently, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play), a frequent sound designer (including for last season’s productions of Failure: A Love Story and Mr. Burns, a post-electric play) and a playwright (Good Bye, Mary Rose, Dinosaur Pirates from Outerspace! and Alice in Wonderland). Mo is a Holy Cross grad who studied acting and directing at Trinity Rep Conservatory, and received her MFA in directing from UCSD. Twice nominated for the prestigious Richard E. Sherwood Award at the Mark Taper Forum, many of her productions have been named among the favorites in the Cape Cod Times annual “Favorite Shows of….” She is a well-respected acting teacher and coach and teaches acting and directing through Cape Rep’s Theatrelab and for the Harwich Junior Theatre. Special thanks to her incredibly supportive family, Art, Paddo, Seamus, and Macklin. maurahanlon.com

Musical Director
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Cristina Dinella (Musical Director) Cristina is a New York based musical director and pianist. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music and a former instructor at NYU, Cristina has MD’d many regional productions including Gutenberg! The Musical!, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Little Shop Of Horrors as well as concerts at world-famous 54 Below. An accomplished classical pianist, she has played Carnegie Hall and George Eastman House. Cristina was vocal and instrumental supervisor for the Off-Broadway run of Defendant Maurice Chevalier, and often can be seen conducting at Full House! The Musical! She is an avid writer of silly songs. Special thanks to this amazing cast and all of the wonderful folks at Cape Rep!
www.cristinadinellapiano.com

Fight Choreography
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Teel James Glenn (Fight Choreography) Has traveled the world for forty years as a Stuntman/ Fight choreographer/ Swordmaster, Jouster, Book Illustrator, and Storyteller. He was lucky enough to study under Errol Flynn’s last stunt double for a sort time and feels obligated to ‘pass that on’. He has choreographed realistic violence for every Shakespeare play at least once many several times, as well at the Three Musketeers at West Point, Native Son for the Classical Theatre of Harlem, Nine Ball for Cape Cod Rep and literally hundreds of productions. He currently teaches stage combat at, Different Directions NY and privately. He is also a novelist with over 50 books in print, but his greatest achievement however, is my awesome daughter Aislin Rose.
His website is theurbanswashbuckler.com

Scenic Design
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Trevor Norton (Scenic Design) Trevor has been working professionally in theatres since he was eleven years old. For the past twenty years, he has been designing professionally. Regional credits include Lighting Designs with The Old Globe Theatre, San Deigo Repertory Theatre, Shakespeare Festival LA, La Jolla Playhouse, The Dorothy Changler Pavillion, A Noise Within, Lobero Theatre, Bottom’s Dream, Wheeler Opera House, Mark Taper New Works Festival, Tremont Theatre in Boston, and many more. Scenic Designs at San Diego Repertory Theatre, A Noise Within, Wheeler Opera House and others. Awards include a Patte Award for All My Sons at the Old Globe and a Garland Award for The Illusion at San Diego Repertory Theatre; and several world premiere productions with San Diego Repertory Theatre and Bottom’s Dream. Other work includes industrial designs, architechural lighting designs and building “green” houses for a hobby. Trevor owns his own company, Cleverco Designs.

Lighting Design
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Herrick Goldman (Lighting Design) designs lighting for theater, dance, and other live events. Upcoming projects: Jason Bishop at the The New Victory Theater, City of Conversation at the Delaware Theater Company, and Alice in Wonderland for Pittsburgh Ballet. His work has been seen in New York, Shanghai, Manila, Frankfurt, Australia, Brazil, London, Peru, and Canada. Selected NYC productions: Jasper in Deadland, 50 Shades!, Myths & Hymns, Falling for Eve, Rooms, Godspell, Latin Heat, Flamingo Court, All Is Love, Fearless, and Streakin.’ Favorite designs: Chorus Line (tour), Batboy (Yale), Side Show (Cape Rep). Recently: Television’s Wonderma coming this fall. Herrick was honored with the 1st Redden award for excellence in theatrical design, and nominated for a 2009 Hewes award. He is a recipient of Live Design’s Excellence Award for Theatrical Lighting. HGLD is the design team of record for Madame Tussauds Las Vegas and Times Square, and Christie’s Auction House in NYC. Corporate designs have been seen all over the world for clients that include Rolex and Emirates Air, and his work
may be seen in the feature films Money Monster, The Night Before, and Sisters. This is Herrick’s umpteenth show at Cape Rep, and he is thrilled to be back. A member of USA/IATSE 829, Herrick’s work may be seen at HGLightingDesign.com.

Costume Design
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Holly Erin McCarthy (Costume Design)
Holly is a local designer, director, and performer. She is currently directing Stage Kiss at Plymouth State University and is next directing the second iteration of her original Broadway music revue, The ABC’s of NYC, at Cotuit Center for the Arts. Recent Cape Rep credits include performances in Failure: A Love Story, Jerusalem and Avenue Q, and costume/prop design for Lyle the Crocodile, Mr Burns…, and Outside Mulingar. Holly is the founding executive director of Theater Under the Stairs, now in their 6th season.

Props
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Melissa Becker (Properties) is a graduate of Emerson College. As an original member of Cape Rep, she acted in many shows. Her favorites include Fallen Angels, Good People, Gaslight, and Footlight Fantasies. She is co-founder of Cape Rep Children’s Theatre where she directed Charlotte’s Web, James and the Giant Peach, Stuart Little, House at Pooh Corner, and Raggedy Ann. Melissa is excited to be working on the other side of the curtain where the magic happens and where she has won awards for prop design, stage managed with summer stock companies, and held the position of Technical Director at Nauset High School.

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Susan Wasson (Props) Susan appears onstage as “Suzette” in Footlight Fantasies, a Cape Rep fundraiser, which she co-creates. Having ended her 20 year retail career as an owner of “Good Scents” in Provincetown, she fulfills her retirement time as a re-purposed doll artist. Her last art doll show was at the Alice Brock Studio in Provincetown and you can find her work at “ART DOLLS by Susan Wasson” on Facebook. Susan is involved in the Cape Rep Barn restoration project and is helping to organize the vast number of props owned by the theater. Prop credits   Failure: A Love Story, Evita, La Cage Aux Folles, My Name is Asher Lev and Rough Crossing.

Stage Manager
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Kate Gulden (Stage Manager) is thrilled to be back with Cape Rep for the 2016 season, having stage managed Asher Lev, A Year with Frog and Toad, and Hairspray and assistant stage managed Rough Crossing and Woman in Black this year. Previously at Cape Rep, Kate stage managed Outside Mullingar, One Man, Two Guvnors, and 9-Ball, and assistant stage managed Evita and The Light in the Piazza. In the last year, she assistant stage managed The Chosen and I Hate Hamlet at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, CT, and stage managed Bartlett Theatre’s inaugural production, The Glass Menagerie, in her home state of NC. She is a graduate of Gettysburg College where she earned a BA in English and Theatre Arts. Favorite credits at Gettysburg include: Stage Manager for In the Next Room (or the vibrator play); As You Like It; and Bonnie & Clyde and Director for The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (Abridged) and Murder by Poe. Kate also serves as head of public relations and managing editor for Sunset Liminal Press and their flagship literary magazine, Sunset Liminal.

** Associate Member of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society


Gallery

Photos courtesy of Bob Tucker/Focalpoint Studio.


Reviews

Peter Pan prequel soars in Brewster

“Such an epic and fun tale of discovery demands a sense of awe and wonder – not to mention exceptional comic timing – from its cast, and Hanlon’s outstanding ensemble comes through in spades.” – Kay Keough, Cape Cod Times

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Theater Review: Peter and the Starcatcher

“For an immense dose of pure entertainment and unadulterated joy, head on over to Cape Rep Theatre in Brewster to see the five-time Tony Award winning, Peter and the Starcatcher.” – Laurie Higgins, The Cape Codder

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A Grand, Magical And Hilarious ‘Starcatcher’ At Cape Rep

“Cape Rep “hits it out of the park again!” The cast was so talented and witty, and the one-liners had me laughing out loud.” – Amy Tagliaferri, Cape Cod Chronicle

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Cape Rep presents area premiere of Tony-winning musical ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

“Peter and the Starcatcher appeals to the child in all of us and is one of those rare shows both adults and older children can enjoy on different levels.” – Johanna Crosby, Barnstable Patriot

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