PHS Play opens tonight!


February 29, 2024

Olivia Rose

After more than forty-five rehearsals, the cast of Petersburg High School's production of Peter and the Starcatcher held their dress rehearsal Wednesday. Here they practice performing the song "Mermaid Outta Me" one last time before opening night tonight, when the Wright Auditorium's curtain will rise at 6:30 p.m. From left to right: Payton Dreisbach, Canek Elias-Sosa, Alisa Tolkachova, Kinley Lister, Zander Joes, Tori Fry, Eleanor Kandoll, Chris Calhoun, Maria Toth and Zane Browning.

Tonight at the Sid and Vera Wright Auditorium, Petersburg High School's theater program will debut its production of "Peter and the Starcatcher," directed by Elsa Wintersteen. She described the play as "an exciting show full of heart, humor and a sprinkle of whimsy."

The Tony Award winning play is based on the 2004 novel "Peter and the Starcatchers" by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. Adapted for the stage by Rick Elice, the play serves as a prequel to J. M. Barrie's classic tale, "Peter and Wendy" and tells the backstory of well-known characters Peter Pan, Mrs. Darling, Tinker Bell and Hook. Mu...

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