Peter and the Starcatcher


The company of “Peter and the Starcatcher”. Photo by Kate Schwindt.

Arapahoe’s theatre department is performing Peter and the Starcatcher this weekend on October 24-26.

Peter and the Starcatcher is the prologue to Peter Pan. This hilarious, theatrical tale provides the origin stories for classic characters from Captain Hook to the Lost Boys. 

“This show is so fun,” said Austin Sellers, a narrator in the show. “We burst into laughter sometimes in the middle of rehearsal because the show is so funny.”

This show also marks the start of a new era for the Arapahoe theatre program as it is Mr. Brooks’ first show with the school.

“Peter and the Starcatcher has been a really fun show to do mainly because of the fact that it represents a whole new beginning for us as theatre kids,” said Hannah Waldvogel, one of the lighting designers for the show. “It has been really fun getting to know Mr. Brooks and his directing style along with all of the new things he has brought to the theatre.” 

“It’s really, really exciting [to be putting on my first show at Arapahoe],” said Brooks. “There’s just so much to do with any show when you’re doing it for the first time at a school, so that’s fun and exciting, but also kind of overwhelming.”

But this show means more than just a fresh start.

“I like the show because you get to be a kid again and be immature and silly and stupid,” said Bianca Meske, a narrator in the show.

“It’s a show about youth and fun and imagination, so I hope that as people are watching it, they have as much fun as we did putting it together,” said Brooks.

Now as to why Colby Kenney says he “likes to cut off his hand” when speaking about his role as Black Stache, or why Captain Slank, played by Kai Oklesson, exclaimes “Mother!,” you will have to just come and see the show for yourself.

Tickets are $8 for students and can be purchased at the door or online here.