Mainstage Productions

ELF THE MUSICALElf

December 9th – 18th, 2016

Book by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin
Music by Matthew Sklar
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin
Based on the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum

Based on the beloved New Line Cinema film, Elf The Musical features songs by Tony Award-nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (Disney’s Aladdin On Broadway, The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

This modern holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Musical, Rated PG

Upcoming Mainstage Production

 PETER AND THE STARCATCHERStarcatcher

February 10th – 19th, 2017

A Play by Rick Elice
With Music by Wayne Barker
Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson

The new Tony-winning play, based on the best-selling novels, upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan boy becomes the legendary Peter Pan.

An inventive 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, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff – a celestial substance so powerful 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.

Peter and the Starcatcher uses ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination to bring the story of the Neverland you never knew to life.

A Play With Music, Rated PG

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2017 SPRING SEMESTER THEATRE ARTS CLASSESth-6

Peacock Players is distinctively the only youth theatre in New Hampshire that provides its own theatre arts education programs.  Our inclusive theatre classes provide opportunities for growth and expansion throughout every age group and talent level. Whether you want to perform on Broadway – or just be more comfortable in front of other people – our theatre curriculum will provide training that can be applied to every facet of your life.

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