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The Hippodrome Theatre and University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance announce a producing partnership for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, opening September 4, 2015

The Hippodrome Theatre and University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance announce a producing partnership for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, opening September 4, 2015

The Hippodrome Theatre and the University of Florida School of Theatre + Dance will co-produce PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, the Tony award-winning play by Rick Elice, directed by Lauren Caldwell, on stage at the Hippodrome Theatre September 4-27, 2015.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

Peter and the Starcatcher has won nearly every honor that theatre has to offer – including 5 Tony Awards, the Lortel Award, the Tina Award, and the Drama League Award for Outstanding Play. It also was nominated for Best New Play in the very first year of the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards. Peter and the Starcatcher is a swashbuckling prequel to Peter Pan that will have you hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.

Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice, music by Wayne Barker, is based on the 2004 children’s novel of a similar name, co-written by humorist Dave Barry and suspense writer Ridley Pearson. The book and play present a riveting origin story for the character of Peter Pan and a prologue to the events in J.M. Barrie’s Peter and Wendy.

Director of the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance Dr. Jerry Dickey said, “The School of Theatre and Dance is thrilled to be presenting such a fantastic play with our partner the Hippodrome. Peter and the Starcatcher is filled with music, laughter, and an unforgettable story that audiences of all ages will find delightful. Our partnership with the Hipp on Avenue Q and Clybourne Park have started a wonderful tradition for our two institutions, and we are delighted to be working on our third production together.”

Hippodrome Artistic Director Lauren Caldwell said, “The Hippodrome is delighted to venture into our third partnership with the University of Florida School of Theatre and Dance, and we are so proud to open the Hipp’s 43rd season with an absolutely stunning musical adventure – Peter and the Starcatcher.”

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