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Now Showing
Peter and the Starcatcher
April 02, 2014 - April 13, 2014
Running time: Two hours and 15 minutes with an intermission
" Energetic Chaos with a Plot, Fun Drama, Slapstick Creativity and Fabulous Talent.
  Highly recommeded."
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Bank of America Theatre
22 W. Monroe St

Chicago, Illinois

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review by Ed Vincent

An exciting tale with a peppering of Monty Python.  Gilbert and Sullivan would have been happy and so too we expect the Queen.  Young men being transported for the use of snake food, orphans and puns abounding, help make this fast paced tale and your attention focused and delighted.

There are verbal barbs thrown at just about everyone from Phillip Glass to Starbucks coffee.  When one man was chosen to play the part of a governess/nanny I sat up in my seat, I was yet to become aware how unique a road we were on (
have a look at some of the photos below).

The minimalist sets with maximum creativity, having transitions both quick and fluid, fun, and imaginative-is brought to reality with the incredible skill and talent of the entire cast, they are all bright stars in the show.

John Sanders as Black Stache, is a blast from the past with excellent work in fully embracing the bizarre character of the pirate.  Megan Stern, as Molly is sweet, charming and driven like a tidal force with humor and action. Joey DeBettencourt, as the Boy is sympathetic and lovable with an eye for Molly.

This is very well done show and a bold step into another world.  It is here for two weeks and we recommend your going.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the most magical evening of madcap fun, is now on tour! Hailed by The New York Times as "THE MOST EXHILARATING STORYTELLING ON BROADWAY IN DECADES," this comedy takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew. The winner of 5 Tony Awards®, this swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight. PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is the innovative and imaginative comedy based on the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? This epic origin story of popular culture's most enduring and beloved character proves that your imagination is the most captivating place in the world.

Photo by Jenny Anderson


John Sanders returns to Neverland after appearing on Broadway as Black Stache, Aster, Bumbrake and Capt. Scott. Other credits include Sergei in the original Broadway cast of Matilda the Musical, and Sam in the Mamma Mia! North American Tour. Chicago credits: Goodman (Turn of the Century), Chicago Shakespeare (Cymbeline, Troilus & Cressida), Writers’ (The Real Thing, Oh Coward), Drury Lane Oakbrook (Spamalot, Miss Saigon), Stage Left, Chicago Dramatists. TV: “Last Man Standing”. Film: “Alleged;” “No God, No Master.”

Megan Stern, as Molly
Credits include: Be the Death of Me (The Civilians), Raptured (Play Co.), The Material World (Dixon Place), The London Merchant (Storm Theatre), The Tempest (Porpentine Theater Co.), Straight Up Vampire (Joe’s Pub), and Pride and Prejudice (NYMF).

Joey DeBettencourt, as the Boy
Proud Chicagoan and Northwestern graduate. Theatre: South of Settling (Steppenwolf Theatre), Punk Rock – Jeff Award, Flare Path (Griffin Theatre), Cherrywood (Mary-Arrchie). Film: At Any Price. Thanks to Julie, my family and Shirley’s.

Photo by Jenny Anderson

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is suitable for younger audiences but most enjoyable for 10+.

Group tickets for 10 or more are now on sale by calling Broadway In Chicago Group Sales at (312) 977‐1710.




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