Peter and the Starcatcher brings magic to the NorShor Theatre

Open night for Peter and the Starcatcher

The Lift got a sneak peek of this wildly theatrical prequel to Peter Pan.

The Duluth Playhouse’s Peter and the Starcatcher premieres Friday and runs through Sunday, June 2. It’s a Tony-Award winning, music-filled play that tells the origin story of Peter Pan.

Hope Nordquist, who portrays young heroine ‘Molly Aster’ explains how the theater company brought Neverland to life, “We have all kinds of props that are things that you would find in your grandma’s attic. The show is an ensemble piece So adding that element makes it feel like we’re all coming together to create one.”

Becoming a mermaid with the cast of Peter and the Starcatcher

One more weekend to see the show at the Duluth Playhouse.

Musicians take the stage in this production, helping to amplify the magic of the story and accompany two big musical numbers. One of them is a senior in high school. Greyson Holste plays half a dozen instruments and portrays ‘Prentiss.’ He told The Lift, “It’s great to revisit playing a kid.”

“Prentiss can be a whiny little boy and in the moments where he sees Tinkerbell or he sees a bird… He’s so enamoured with wonder. It’s so fun to tap into those childlike emotions.”

The playhouse recommends patrons be ages 8 and up for this production. Everyone must have a ticket. Children under 3 are not admitted.

Tickets are on sale. To book seats, visit the box office at the NorShor Theatre Monday
through Friday 10am-5pm, call 218-733-7555, or click here to visit their website.