Telluride Theatre & SAF: “Peter and the Starcatcher,” 12/17-24

Telluride Theatre & SAF: “Peter and the Starcatcher,” 12/17-24

Telluride Theatre and the Sheridan Arts Foundation present “Peter & the Starcatcher” at the Sheridan Opera House starting Saturday, December 17 through Friday, December 23, 7 p.m. Saturday, December 24 (noon matinee). Tickets are $25 for adults; $15 for kids 18 and under. To purchase tickets go here or call 970-728-6363 ext. 5.


Ever wonder how Peter Pan became Peter Pan? “Peter and the Starcatcher” takes the audience on a swashbuckling journey to a Neverland you never knew, telling the prequel to the beloved story of “Peter Pan,” the boy who refused to grow up.

A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novel, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker.

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.

This five-time Tony Award-winning production is an hilarious evening of madcap fun that is family-friendly and will speak to audiences of all ages.

‘“Peter and the Starcatcher’ is one of those magical plays that transports you to a different world,” said director Sasha Sullivan. “I saw it on Broadway and left radiating with joy and wonder. 

In other words, a must-see piece of theater.

As soon as the theatrical rights were available we obtained them for Telluride, that’s how much I love this show,” Sullivan continued. “And we are happy to be partnering once again with the Sheridan Arts Foundation to bring our adaptation to life. The Opera House is the perfect setting for this show, its coziness and charm harkening back to simpler times. Presenting this play during the holidays is a perfect way to celebrate with friends or family and give this community an extra special gift.”

Again, “Peter and the Starcatcher” is a co-production with Telluride Theatre and the Sheridan Arts Foundation, the non-profit that owns and operates the Sheridan Opera House. Both organizations are committed to providing quality entertainment to the Telluride region and have previously partnered to entertain during the Christmas season.

“I saw this show on Broadway and immediately fell in love,” said Kathrine Warren the SAF’s pr and marketing director. “It’s the perfect story to tell in a community that many joke is a little bit like Neverland.”

“Peter & The Starcatcher” is, again, directed by Sasha Sullivan, who is also artistic director of Telluride Theatre.

The production stars Sam Burgess, Nikolas Pantovich-Gonzalez, Paul Jones, Sue Knechtel, Peter Lundeen, David MacMillan, Evan MacMillan, Jaxon Mosher, Simon Perkovich, Allie Couture*, Nathan Scherich,* Shellanie Steger, and Colin Sullivan.

Musicians are Ethan Hale and Anna Robinson. Choreography is by Danielle Jenkins. Set design is the work of Erika Bush; costume design is Melissa Trn; and lighting is by Tommy Wince.

*appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education. The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the Telluride Foundation, CCAASE, CCI, and El Pomar.

Telluride Theatre is dedicated to creating a thriving theatrical presence in the Telluride region by producing original company-driven professional work, culturally relevant community theater, and year-round education programs. The nonprofit is dedicated to creating the kind of theater that lives in moments of truthful human connection, promotes joyful celebration, and creates an open dialogue, accessible to all audiences.

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