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Peter and the Starcatcher, an alternative origin story for Peter Pan, is an ensemble piece featuring a dozen chameleonic storytellers, each with moments in the spotlight. But Theater Up Close’s profligately imaginative romp features standout performances by student Abigail Berkowitz, and veteran Nicholas Richberg
Peter and the Starcatcher is not, as most people think, about the magic of Peter Pan. It’s about the magic of theatricality and what theater can deliver that no other art form can. It’s less about why Peter will never grow up and more about why theater will never die. Crammed with scores upon scores of visual and aural tricks of the trade, Peter and the Starcatcher may have a few flaws, but it’s the kind of spectacle that should not be missed for those who enjoy luxuriating in the unleashed imagination of stage professionals.
This droll, tuneful and thoroughly winning burlesque bears little resemblance to the New York corpse whose sole virtue was comic genius Nathan Lane in the lead as Gomez.Taking the show for the vision its creators wanted to achieve, this vastly improved version is an unreserved delight.