Broadway’s Hottest Flight of Fancy Takes the Stage in Weston

Broadway’s Hottest Flight of Fancy Takes the Stage in Weston

Broadway’s Hottest Flight of Fancy Takes the Stage in Weston

The cast of ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ in rehearsal: Devin Johnson, Max Sheldon, Rose Hemingway, Adam Shonkwiler, Tom Aulino,  Matt Gibson and John E. Brady

The cast of ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ in rehearsal: Devin Johnson,
Max Sheldon, Rose Hemingway, Adam Shonkwiler, Tom Aulino,
Matt Gibson and John E. Brady

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company has done it again – landing one of Broadway’s hottest new plays for its Vermont premiere! ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ opens on Thursday, July 16, bringing a new take on a classic story to area audiences. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this prequel to Peter Pan unravels the mystery of an endearing and beloved icon. A company of a dozen actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters on a quest to discover how Peter Pan became the boy who never grew up. Winner of five 2012 Tony Awards, ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ has a cast that includes top talent from Broadway and major regional theatres. Rose Hemingway stars as Molly, Matthew Wilkas as Black Stache/Captain Hook, and Adam Shonkwiler as the Boy Who Would Become Peter Pan. The production is directed and choreographed by Tony-nominee Michael Berresse, returning for a third time to Weston. With credits that include major productions such as ‘A Chorus Line,’ ‘Chicago’ and ‘Guys and Dolls,’ Berresse says “Nearly all of the locations, details and myriad characters are created entirely with props, light and sound. I love this kind of show that requires the kind of wonder and imagination that only theatre magic can provide.” The play runs through Saturday, July 25, at the Weston Playhouse on the Village Green, 12 Park Street, Weston. Show times are Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at 802-824-5288 or
westonplayhouse.org.