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Peter and the Starcatchers

  • 1.  Peter and the Starcatchers

    Posted 04-05-2019 10:27
    I know many of you have directed Peter and the Starcatchers.  I am wondering a few things prior to taking this on as my fall play.

    1) I have read varied opinions about the difficulty of the music/timing.  Is it a beast to do?

    2) Does anyone have any items they used for the show that they would like to sell at a discount? ;-)  I am particularly thinking of lots of shimmery fabric to use as water, and any of the special fx or props that you probably wouldn't use for another show.

    3) I would like to expand the cast, and I would like to include more women.  Did any of you have success with this, or did the publisher not allow it?

    Thank you for your time.  Happy spring!  :-)

    Lisa Ronca
    Ballard High School
    Huxley, IA

  • 2.  RE: Peter and the Starcatchers

    Posted 04-09-2019 11:38
    I just did this last fall. I loved it, but it quite honestly was a beast--a big challenge for me as a director and for my kids. I will admit to some frustration at points, but it all came together beautifully.
    I did expand the cast to about 40. I got permission to do so from the publisher. The timing with the music is A LOT! I would recommend starting it early as possible in the process.
    I have some fun mermaid costumes that I can send pics of. We rented most of our costuming.

    Andrea Gustafson
    Morris IL