Indie Ogden Review: Peter and The Starcatcher

Want to take your kids to something fun, whimsical and absolutely hilarious? Peter and The Starcatcher, playing at Ziegfeld Theater, is all of that and more.

Ziegfeld Theater keeps pumping out hits, from the cast to the set design, and Peter and The Starcatcher is no exception.  Trent Cox as black stash was hilarious and on point even as he rolled with the punches when things didn’t go quite as planned on stage.  Andrew Cole had us all belly laughing with his performance as Mrs.Brumbake, nanny to Mary Aster.  Jessica Lewis as Mary Aster stole the show with her command of the stage.

The production is high paced enough to keep kids interested from start to finish and contains enough witty banter and pop culture jokes to keep the parents entertained as well. This play feels very much like entertaining a child at story time. At some points it’s wild, other times sweet, and the actors switch from narrator to actor and even sometimes a puppeteer as they tell this fantastic tale.  Your eyes dart from to each side of the stage trying to catch some secret joke or an actor’s funny expression. Every few moments my daughter would point to the ceiling and laugh ‘The cat is still up there, mom!’. You’ll get that joke once you see this play, and you must see it!

As far as the plot goes, this play follows the precocious Molly Aster on her journey of self-discovery and bravery as well as the lost boys as the search for home.  The children help each other overcome their struggles and come together for the greater good. There are fights, ship wrecks, giant alligators, a gang of mermaids, and one levitating cat. In the end, you will discover how Peter Pan got his name and how Neverland came to be.

This play is a must see with or without kids. I guarantee you’ll belly laugh and cheer on the cast for the entire ride.

Get your tickets -> http://www.theziegfeldtheater.com/peter-and-the-starcatcher

Mikaela is a transplant from Portland, fell in love with Ogden her first day in town and created Indie Ogden the next week. She enjoys outdoor adventures with her 2 kiddos and making a mess crafting. You can find her at a local cafe or cycling around town with her family.

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