Peter and the Starcatcher

"Peter and the Starcatcher"

July, 19, 20, 21*, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun*)
July 25, 26, 27, 2019 (Thu, Fri, Sat)
Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD

Doors Open at 7:00 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m.
*Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m.

Tickets On Sale: July 8, 2019
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Preview Performance: July 17, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Preview tickets are $5 at the door.

Musical by Rick Elise
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson
Music by Wayne Barker
Director Hannah Carda
Assistant Director Michele Beeler
Musical Director Jamie Werner

Auditions: Auditions will be held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7 p.m. at the Grand Opera House. There are 12 ensemble roles for various ages. For more information, contact director Hannah Carda at 605.222.7723 or


Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. Featuring a dozen actors portraying more than 100 unforgettable characters, Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story to life. 


“Peter and the Starcatcher” is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International.