Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre’s production of the award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher opens this weekend on the Jeffers Theatre stage, Friday, December 2nd at 8:00pm.

This Tony-award winning hit features music, ingenious stagecraft and a dozen brilliant actors playing over 100 different characters. As the story begins, starcatcher-in-training Molly meets an orphan boy longing for a home: together, surrounded by a colorful cast of friends and enemies, they embark on the adventure of a lifetime and a dazzling journey of self-discovery. Fans of J.M. Barrie’s original Peter Pan novels will love this exciting new tale, and the whole family will delight in Peter and the Starcatcher’s vibrant storytelling, boisterous energy and limitless imagination.

Peter and the Starcatcher opens December 2nd and runs Thursdays (Dec 8, 15) at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays (2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17) and 8:00pm, and Sundays (Dec 11, 18) at 2:30pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (only $16 on Thursdays for both adults and seniors), and $10 for youth and students. Tickets may be purchased online at hickorytheatre.showare.com or at the Theatre box office, which is open 12-5 Wednesday through Saturday, in person or by phoning 828-328-2283.

The Hickory Community Theatre is a Funded Affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Peter and the Starcatcher is the fourth show in the Theatre’s 68th season, sponsored by Paramount Automotive, and is produced by Alex Lee Inc.

Photo: Foreground – Jennifer Canterbury, Nicholas Grozier; background – James Grose, Gavin Dagenhardt, Matthew Thomas-Reid, Corey Johnson, Steve Austin, Nathan Crabtree, Coleson Berlin) Peter and the Starcatcher sails onto the mainstage at Hickory Community Theatre this weekend, Friday and Saturday, Dec 2nd and 3rd at 8:00pm. For tickets and information  go to www.hickorytheatre.org or call 828-328-2283. Photo by Ken Burns.