Peter and the Starcatcher

Peter and the Starcatcher

By Rick Elice. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Music by Wayne Barker.

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7:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday Evenings
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday Evenings
2:00 p.m. Saturday Matinees

Cast Bios

* Indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association.

ArcherAUSTIN ARCHER* (Prentiss) returns to Pioneer Theatre Company after being seen in the ensemble ofThe Rocky Horror Show, as Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and in Much Ado About Nothing and A Few Good Men last season. He recently made his fifth appearance in Saturday’s Voyeur at Salt Lake Acting Company, where he has also been seen in The Cat in the Hat, Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, How I Became a Pirate,Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, and Too Much Memory. Thanks to friends and family for their invaluable support.


BeamanJAMES BEAMAN* (Smee) is delighted to make his Pioneer Theatre Company debut!  Most recently, James played Thénardier in Les Misérables at Orlando Shakespeare Theater, and starred as John Adams in1776 at Cape Playhouse. He performed for two years on the road as Sir Robin in the First National Tour ofMonty Python’s Spamalot and has originated roles in two new musicals, The Road To Qatar! (Off-Broadway/Original Cast Album) and Frog Kiss. James has performed leading and featured roles at regional theaters such as Goodspeed Musicals, The Kennedy Center, North Shore Music Theatre, and at Shakespeare Festivals throughout the U.S.  Training: Boston University and The Academy for Classical Acting at GWU. Many thanks to Rich Cole and to agent Craig Holzberg and Avalon Artists Group!
EvansJAKE P. EVANS (Ted) is thrilled to set sail with this incredible production! He was most recently seen at Millbrook Playhouse as Richie in Happy Days, Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Orin et al in Little Shop of Horrors, and Selridge in Biloxi Blues. He is currently pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at the U of U. Huge thanks to the production team, and his biggest supporters: his parents.
EvensLALEO ASH EVENS* (Black Stache) Pioneer Theatre Company debut! Earlier this year, Leo was in the off-Broadway run of the new Ryan Scott Oliver and Hunter Foster musical, Jasper in Deadland (Pluto) at the West End Theatre in NYC, and recently Mary Poppins (Bert) in Westchester, NY.  Broadway: Jesus Christ Superstar. London’s West End and 50th Anniversary US Tour: Riff in West Side Story. Off-Broadway: Finks(Bobby Gerard at EST), Ionescopade: Works of Eugene Ionesco (The York), and Wanda’s World (PJ Dunbar at the 45th Street Theatre). Favorite Regional: Emcee in Cabaret (Houston TUTS and Denver’s Arvada Center) *Best Actor in the Houston Excellence Awards. World Premiere play Somewhere at The Old Globe. National voiceovers: V8, Foster Grant, Sharp TV, and JC Penney. Carnegie Mellon University: BFA in Drama. Thank you to his agents at CGF and Innovative.
FordeLIAM FORDE* (Boy) is honored to be making his Pioneer Theatre Company debut! Off-Broadway: Much Ado About Nothing (Theatre for a New Audience), Bigand Six Wives (York Theatre Company). Regional/Tour: Amazing Grace (Goodspeed) andSeussical (Tour). In cabaret, Liam is the 2014 recipient of the Julie Wilson Award and Nightlife Award for Outstanding Male Vocalist. Last year, he received the 2013 Bistro Award for performer on the rise and second place at the Noel Coward Competition. Proud graduate of The Boston Conservatory. More info
GurnerJEFF GURNER* (Grempkin/Fighting Prawn) Broadway: The Lion King. Off-Broadway/NY: Five Course Love, Harrigan and Hart, The London Cuckolds, The Comedy of Errors, The Water Coolers. Regional: A Christmas Story (St. Louis Rep), A Prayer for Owen Meany (Playmakers Rep), Harold and Maude: The Musical (Papermill Playhouse), Brimstone(Berkshire Theatre Festival), Silver Dollar (Goodspeed Opera House), Five Course Love (Geva Theatre Center), Pump Boys and Dinettes (Cherry County Playhouse), Buddy! (Ordway Music Theatre). TV: The Good Wife, Nurse Jackie, Law & Order: SVU, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Mercy, Rescue Me, Third Watch. Jeff has recorded numerous voiceovers for television and radio commercials, video games and animated series, and is an award-winning audiobook narrator. For my boys, Ethan and Jonah, who I strongly urge to never grow up!
HolmesDGDAVID GUY HOLMES (Scott) returns to PTC afterSweet Charity, A Christmas Carol: The Musical, Rentand In the Heights. David returns to Utah after Mary Poppins at ASF and Rock of Ages with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Some favorite credits include Catch Me If You Can (Cod/Ensemble), Xanadu (Sonny), Joseph… (Levi) and Hairspray (Corny Collins); Jackson Hole Playhouse in Grease (Kenickie), Egyptian Theatre inTommy (Ensemble Soloist/Dance Captain) and Hair(Choreographer/Woof).


KayeHOWARD KAYE* (Slank/Hawking Clam/Dance Captain) is happy to make his Pioneer Theatre Company debut. Other regional theaters: Actors Theater of Louisville, Alliance Theater, Long Wharf, Alabama Shakespeare, Merrimack Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, St. Louis Rep, Signature, Westport Country Playhouse, Berkshire Theater Festival, Florida Studio, Pittsburgh Public, Centerstage, Virginia Stage, Syracuse Stage, North Carolina Theater, Maltz-Jupiter Theater, and the Gretna. NYC credits include Miss Saigon, Silence! the musical, and The Visit starring Chita Rivera. Original North American Company ofMamma Mia! Favorite credit: Disney Cruise Line. Stage debut: John Darling in Peter Pan with Sandy Duncan when he was twelve. Graduate of the Juilliard Drama Division. Thanks Karen.
PalmerREDGE PALMER (Alf) is from Roosevelt, Utah and a recent graduate of Southern Utah University. You may have seen him previously at the Utah Shakespeare and Neil Simon Festivals. Some of his favorite roles include Rev. Hightower and Mrs. Taylor in Bat Boy the Musical, Horton in Seussical, Mary Sunshine inChicago, and Jynx in Forever Plaid.


SalataJUSTINE SALATA* (Molly) is thrilled to be making her Pioneer Theatre Company debut with this magical show! New York credits: Lovers (TACT), As You Like It (NYSF), Ghosts (Extant Arts Company), Richard III (New York Classical Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Julii Theatre Company). Film: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Paper Dreams andDrown. Television: Inside Amy Schumer, Alpha House,Orange is the New BlackRoyal Pains and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Justine is a member of TACT and a graduate of Indiana University Bloomington’s Theatre Department. Crazy amounts of love and thanks to Jenn, everyone at TalentWorks, Toby, Daniel, and to my amazing mom and dad. More
SutherlandBRIAN SUTHERLAND* (Lord Aster) Broadway: The Sound of Music, 1776, Victor/Victoria, Steel Pier, Cats,Dance a Little Closer, A Change in the Heir, 110 in the Shade (NYC Opera). Off-Broadway: A Second Chance(Public Theatre). Tours: The Light in the Piazza, Disney’s On the RecordGuys and Dolls (w/Maurice Hines), Cabaret (w/Joel Grey), 42nd Street (European tour). Regional: Les Misérables and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Idaho Shakespeare), Sondheim on Sondheim (Great Lakes Theatre), Kiss Me, Kate (St. Louis Rep), Shenandoah (Fords Theatre), Man of La Mancha (Pittsburgh Public), Pirates of Penzance(Guthrie Theater), Breaking Legs (Coconut Grove Playhouse), She Loves Me (Cincinnati Playhouse),Enter the Guardsman (Indiana Rep). Film: Burning Blue. TV: Taxi Brooklyn.
WadsworthOLIVER WADSWORTH* (Bumbrake/Teacher) is delighted to be at Pioneer Theatre Company. National Tour: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Off-Broadway:Endpapers (Variety Arts); Well (The Public Theater). Regional: Noises Off (also directed by Jenn Thompson) and Murder on the Nile (Dorset Theatre Festival); Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Fulton Theater);Misalliance (Old Globe and Seattle Repertory); An Enemy of the People (Long Wharf Theatre); Santaland Diaries, Dracula and A Christmas Carol (Actors Theatre of Louisville); Peter Pan (Denver Center Theatre); Tartuffe (Franklin Stage); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Syracuse Stage); Around the World in 80 Days (Lyceum Theatre); Fully Committed(Metroland Best Performance), The Taming of the Shrew, Take Me Out and Art (Capital Rep.); The Art Room (Woolly Mammoth); Shipwrecked (AriZoni Award, Best Supporting Actor), Angels in America Part I and II (AriZoni Award, Best Actor), Pillowman,Lieutenant of Inishmore, Nickel and Dimed, Stones in His Pockets and Kiss of the Spider Woman (Actors Theatre Phoenix). TV and film: Deliver Us from Evil,Ed’s Next Move, Dotty Gets Spanked and Law & Order: SVU.

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