Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Peter and the Star Catcher

Peter and the Star Catcher is based off of a children's book that Brittnee likes and she wanted to see if before she left.  I thought it would be interesting (who doesn't love Peter Pan) and so we both went and were able to get lottery tickets (a miracle) and on a Saturday no less!  The show was in previews when we saw it and now with a couple Tony nods I am sure it would have been a lot harder to see it if we had procrastinated. 

While we were waiting in line for lottery tickets this guy just walks leisurely by.  I wish I got a better picture of his shoes because they were at least four inch platforms. Kind of looks like a retro pirate.  I guess that is fitting for the show we were about to see. 

There was only twelve people (give or take) and one girl (wish I was her) in the cast and most played more than one character.  It is more of a play than a musical which I liked.  The script was amazing and just don't know how people come up with this stuff.  My jaw hurt from laughing so much and my allergies were killing me while I watched the show so my eyes were drowning in eye drops already or they would have been wet from laughter. 

Seriously the best part of the whole show.  I think I was speechless (and the audience as well) when these guys came out.  I give them 110% for creativity in what the mermaid outfits were made from.  Let's just say lots of kitchen items were used and it was hysterical.  Grown men as mermaids can't beat that.

The next best part of the show was Hook aka Black Stache (Christian Borle) his performance better win him a TONY because he made the show they couldn't have picked anyone more perfect.  We were 
so close to the stage that we could see all of his expressions and he was into character the whole time even though I am sure sometimes he just wanted to bust out in laughter at the things that 
were going on around him.  

Really enjoyed the simplicity of the set and it really fit in with the whole show.  I had no expectations for this show and really didn't know what it was about going into it besides the fact that it was how Peter became Peter Pan.  It is based off of a children's book, but I would say the show is more for adults who love a good CLEAN laugh.  There was a ten year old kid behind me and I could tell he was confused at times by what was going on not because it is difficult to understand the story just moves quickly and you have to keep on your toes.  I seriously want to go again and that is saying a lot because I hate seeing things twice. Look how good our seats were can't beat it! 

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