The first play of the year, “Peter and the Starcatcher” opened on Friday, November 22nd and closed November 24th at the Franklin High School Auditorium directed by Mr.Walton himself.
I had the pleasure of seeing the show on opening night. This play is a prequel to Peter Pan. It is about a boy and how he got to Neverland. He was once an orphan without a name, but he eventually becomes Peter Pan. The cast was great; everything was done with 100 percent effort. All the songs they sang in the show got me pumped up to see what would happen next. The song that was my favorite was “Swim On.” I especially enjoyed it because it got me pumped up. “The Mermaid Outta Me” was also very funny.
One of the best parts of the show was the set; it was outstanding because it could be utilized in many ways. There was a battle towards the end of Act 1 where two parts of the set come out and are shown to be ships. These ships could be spun around and it was very exciting. Overall the set was really cool and creative.
The acting by the entire cast was wonderful. Every line was spoken with conviction and the comedy was on point. I laughed at almost every single joke they made. Black Stache stole the show every time he was on stage and made me laugh. The only negative thing I have to say is pronunciation because sometimes it was hard to understand them, like in a conversation also when there were yelling. This could have been an audio issue, as well.
Overall, the show was good I would give it a 9 out of ten. Some parts needed a little work, but it was entertaining.
Below is a snippet of Peter & the Starcatcher from the 2012 Tony Awards on CBS: