LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – A spoof on the classic tale of Peter Pan, and an adventure deep into the jungles of West Africa, are musical topics of the theater season at Pottsgrove High and Pottsgrove Middle schools, respectively, as students and faculty at both complete preparations for their spring productions.
The high school theatre company will present “Peter and The Starcatcher” on March 22-24 (2018; Thursday through Saturday) at 7 p.m. on the H. Todd Kelly Stage in Radel Auditorium at the school, 1345 Kauffman Rd. General admission tickets cost $10, and $8 for students and senior citizens, and are available for purchase now by calling 610-326-5105, or by sending an e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the middle school, “Tarzan, The Stage Musical,” will be presented March 15-17 (Thursday through Saturday) at 7 p.m. in the auditorium at the school building, 1351 N. Hanover St., Upper Pottsgrove. General admission tickets cost $8, and also can be bought now by calling 610-326-8243.
- These events have been added to The Post Publications calendar.
‘Peter and The Starcatcher’ at Pottsgrove High School
“Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be ‘The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up’ (also known as Peter Pan),” according to Music Theatre International.
“A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains a precious, otherworldly cargo.”
“At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands.”
“When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.”
“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.”
“A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker.”
‘Tarzan, The Stage Musical’ at Pottsgrove Middle School
“Based on Disney’s epic animated musical adventure and Edgar Rice Burrough’s Tarzan of the Apes, Tarzan features heart-pumping music by rock legend Phil Collins, and a book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang,” Music Theatre International reports. “High-flying excitement and hits, like the Academy Award winning “You’ll Be in My Heart,” as well as “Son of Man” and “Two Worlds,” make Tarzan an unforgettable theatrical experience,” it added.
“Washed up on the shores of West Africa, an infant boy is taken in and raised by gorillas who name him Tarzan.”
“Apart from striving for acceptance from his ape father, Tarzan’s life is mostly monkey business until a human expedition treks into his tribe’s territory. He encounters creatures like himself for the first time. Tarzan struggles to navigate a jungle, thick with emotion, as he discovers his animal upbringing clashing with his human instincts.”
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