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Peter and the Starcatcher Reviews

The Kennedy Center - Eisenhower Theater (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

58 ratings
4.1 average rating
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47 reviews
16 stars
attended Feb 06 2014

I thought the script was really lame: sophomoric and second rate. The staging was a little better, but the show used stagecraft that's been around for hundreds of years, literally: ropes and trunks and cloth flags. All I knew before I went was...continued

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5 reviews
14 stars
attended Feb 02 2014

Thought it was terrible. No story and if there was one, it wasn't evident (and this view was shared by 3 other people who walked out at the same time, before intermission, as we did) and there was little music.

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18 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 28 2014

I liked it a lot. It's a fun and poignant origin story of the nameless Boy who becomes Peter Pan. Follow the link below for my full review.

http://theaterpimp.com/2014/01/31/peter-and-the-star-catcher-kennedy-center/

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17 reviews
6 stars
attended Jan 29 2014

Great seats, short ticket pick-up line. The show was a lot of fun and the cast was great. The first act was a little slow, but still entertaining. The second act was fantastic. Entertaining for all ages, with plenty of sly adult humor (and even a...continued

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11 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 11 2014

It was like a very unfunny Monte Python show. BORING!

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 02 2014

We really enjoyed it! Very funny!

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 29 2014

It was a great show and the location of the seats that were asigned was very good.

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11 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 29 2014

excellent performance/script and very well acted. It definitely worth winning a Tonny award..

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10 reviews
17 stars
attended Feb 04 2014

A quirky and funny swashbuckler, though it struck rather an odd tone - not quite children's theatre, but not quite *not* - perhaps attributable to the source material being a YA novel. A clever script, but the lyrical language was sometimes lost...continued

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5 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 06 2014

Liked it in the end. The minimal sets/costumes took some getting used to, especially sorting out who was who.

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5 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 05 2014

Parked at the Kennedy Center. Ate upstairs at the rooftop cafe, which is much improved since my last visit. Great seat.

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5 reviews
13 stars
attended Jan 28 2014

Such a fun and hilarious show! Definitely go even if you don't have kids. There are a lot of jokes that are targeted to an adult audience.

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4 reviews
0 stars
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4 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 30 2014

Very funny play! It is worth seeing. I missed seeing it in NYC, so I was pleased that it is on a national tour.

Funny and smart. You do not have to be familiar with the Peter Pan stories for the play to be amusing.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 11 2014

Creative staging, clever writing, gifted performers. It was a magical night. I have told all my friends it's a must-see.
And Kennedy Center always offers comfortable seating and easy parking. Made a fabulous night even better.

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 28 2014

Great use of props and witty staging throughout, but still felt a little slight and disappointing. Second half picks up, and the cast certainly works hard.

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3 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 02 2014

The seats weren't ideal, but other than that I had a great time. Easy ticket pick-up, and the show is very good. Perfect for families!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 02 2014

A wholly entertaining show in a beautiful theater!

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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 05 2014

Meh. Disappointed after so much buildup and raves from friends who saw it in NYC. It seems a little forced, and it also seems a little lost in the big Eisenhower Theater.

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2 reviews
23 stars
attended Feb 04 2014

Not for everyone. A young spirited spoof silly show for adults that some did not like; many around us complained and some did not return after break time. The acting was excellent, not a musical in the traditional singing sense. So, make sure...continued

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