PV students to perform pilot production of ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’

North Valley Arts Academies students, which includes Paradise Valley schools Desert Cove Elementary, Shea Middle School and Shadow Mountain High School, will perform in the pilot production of Disney’s “Peter and the Starcatcher” at 7 p.m. April 14-16 in the newly renovated Performing Arts Center at Shadow Mountain High School.

Tickets can be purchased online or at the door and cost $5 for students and $10 for adults, according to a press release.

“Shadow Mountain High School is proud to be selected as one of the first high schools in the nation to pilot Disney’s Peter and the Starcatcher before other schools can purchase the rights. This is our first collaborative project with our NVAA students, which is an amazing and exciting opportunity for all. This truly is a special event that you won’t want to miss,” stated Joe Flowers, drama and film productions teacher at Shadow Mountain High School, in the release.

Peter and the Starcatcher tells the story of a starcatcher apprentice and a young orphan boy who take to the high seas in this whimsical Peter Pan origin story. A theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be The Boy Who Never Grew Up, Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan. Peter and the Starcatcher is adapted for the stage by Rick Elice from the best-selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Peter and the Starcatcher is a five time Tony Award-winning play, the release stated.

For the production, 13 students from Desert Cove Elementary School and Shea Middle School, 26 students from Shadow Mountain High School, and a few special community guests are cast in roles.

Behind the scenes, Mr. Flowers and Krystle Brumm, NVAA theater teacher at Desert Cove Elementary School and Shea Middle School, will serve as the co-directors. Rick Ross, chorus director at Shadow Mountain High School, is the musical director for the production. Set design is by William Symington, the assistant dean of Theater and Dance at Grand Canyon University.

Lighting design is by Daniel Davisson, master electrician for the Phoenix Theatre. Costumes and makeup/hair designers are Delaney Welch and Monica Dinglasan, who are also alumni of Shadow Mountain. The set building is produced by students in the Shadow Mountain technical theater class.

Tickets and more information about the show can be found at www.ShadowMountainDrama.com.

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