WHS Theatre Arts Presents Peter and the Starcatcher

Waukee High School Theatre Arts is excited to present Peter and the Starcatcher. Performances will run Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m., as well as Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at the Prairieview Theatre Arts Center.

The play is based on the book series Peter and the Starcatcher, which is a prequel to Peter Pan. It tells the story of how Peter got his name, Hook lost his hand and how the characters originated and developed on the island.

“This show could not be more fun to work on. The script is hilarious yet poignant. The show has action, adventure, romance, comedy. The story and characters are super relatable and fun. Anyone can come see this show and find something to connect with,” said Nathan Jorgenson, fall play director.

Preparation for the show started in May when auditions were held, and cast and crew were selected. The cast came back in August with their lines rehearsed, and ready to begin preparation for the show as a group.

More than 140 students are an integral part of the show. Students are acting, building sets, designing costumes and makeup and recording sounds. The students have spent more than 100 hours in rehearsal.

This is the first time the show has been performed in the Des Moines Metro Area. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at  seatyourself.biz/waukeetheatrearts.

Peter and the Starcatcher is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com

Character Cast Member
The Orphans
Boy (Peter) Kyler Johnson
Prentiss Jake Senne
Ted Caleb Nesse
The British Subjects
Lord Leonard Aster Mitchell Pollitt
Molly Aster Savannah Trotter
Mrs. Bumbrake Jocelyn Smith
Captain Robert Falcon Scott Anisha Jha
Grempkin Adelia Brown
The Seafarers
Bill Slank Paris Schnell
Alf Jarius Jones
Mack Andrew Jenecke
Black Stache Alayna Verduyn
Smee Danika Werner
Sanchez Riley Atwood
The Natives
Fighting Prawn Audrey McKinney
Hawking Clam Andrew Jenecke
Teacher Tyler Schutt

The full cast and crew can be viewed on the Waukee Activities Website.