Peter and the Starcatcher

By The Royal Theatre (other events)

7 Dates Through Sep 17, 2023

Ticket Information

This show is designated as assigned seating. Please check your seating assignment BEFORE completing your purchase.  You will need to be on the desktop version of ticketleap to be able to select "choose your own seats" otherwise your seats will be randomly assigned and may not be grouped together.  We are unable to transfer tickets to an alternate seat or to a different date once you have purchased, we are only able to offer you a refund.  For accessible or special needs seating, please email [email protected] or call 501-315-5483.  Ticket prices are $18 General; $15 Seniors 60+, members of the military, and college students with valid ID; $8

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September 7-17, 2023

The Historic Royal Theatre is excited to bring PETER AND THE STARCATCHER to the stage in 2023, sponsored by Mid-Town Plumbing and performed by the Young Players.

Dates and Times

Performances are Thursday September 7 - Sunday September 17, 2023

All Thursday and Saturday performances (September 7,9,14,16) will begin at 7:00pm. Please note there are NO FRIDAY performances for this production.

Sunday matinees (September 10 and 17) will begin at 2:00pm.

About the Show

Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors, Roger Rees and Alex Timbers, and written by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love.


A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, which contains  precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful that it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

Creative Team

Play by Rick Elice

Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

Music by Wayne Barker

Directed by Tony Clay

Produced by Charlotte Hammonds

Music Direction by Heidi McCartney

Choreography by Annslee Clay

Costume Design by Michelle Alverio

Scenic Design by Tony Clay

Stage Managed by Frankie Goldman

Lighting Design by Tanner Oglesby


Peter/Boy- Travis Loftis

Molly Aster- Harper Keith

Black Stache- Jackson Ray

Smee- Mark Kennedy

Prentiss- David Garrett

Ted- Reagan McCartney

Mrs. Bumbrake- Grace Wells

Grempkin-Seth Kennedy

Slank - Maddie Welch

Alf- Megan Holman

Lord Leonard Aster- Leah Saunders

Captain Robert Falcon Scott- Addison Lumpkins


Brayden Armstrong, Nate Palmer, Audrey Ramsey


Safety Protocol

Face coverings are recommended for all patrons not fully vaccinated.

Playbills and ticketing are now contactless transactions.

Other Information

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is presented through special arrangement with  Music Theatre International (MTI).  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

Location & Contact Information

Email:  [email protected] 

Email [email protected]


111 South Market Street

Benton, Arkansas 72015

501.315.5483 (Theatre)

501.318.8054 (Producer)   

870.941.9493 (Director)

                                      Special thanks to the Benton A&P Commission for their support.


Seating will be assigned by row and seat number at the time of your purchase.  Please review your seating assignment BEFORE you checkout.   Sales are limited to 10 tickets per transaction.

Please print your tickets and bring them with you to expedite check in. 

If you need special needs seating or a wheelchair space, please contact [email protected] or call 501-315-5483.

If you buy your tickets using a MOBILE DEVICE or touch screen, your tickets will be assigned by "best available" for the section you select. To choose your own seats on the seating chart, you must use a laptop, desktop computer or the desktop version of the webpage.  If your seats are not together (see the notification message in the pics) it is because there aren’t that number of seats together in your selected section.  If you purchase seats that aren’t together and this isn’t going to work for you, we will be able to refund your purchase, but will not be able to move your seating assignment.

Refund Policy:  Refunds may be requested up to 24 hours after purchase by sending a request to [email protected]

Due to present circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this event status is subject to change. In the event of cancellation, you will receive a full refund; we're working to ensure you have options in the event of postponement or rescheduling. Seating at the theatre is at full capacity and social distancing cannot be guaranteed. Masks are recommended but are not required.  Concessions will be available before the performance and during intermission. If you have any symptoms of COVID, such as fever or chills, sore throat, cough, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, or diarrhea, etc. please do not attend. Royal Players, Inc., does not assume liability. By purchasing tickets, you agree to assume full liability for any risks incurred before, during, and after the event.

Mailing Address

P. O. Box 1743 Benton, AR 72018