By Gioia Patton, Arts Insider

Find out about one of our Arts Insider’s top picks of performances you should see.

Peter and the Starcatcher
Actors Theatre of Louisville

Have you ever wondered how Peter Pan got his name? Or how he met Tinkerbell? Peter and the Starcatcher is the swashbuckling grown-up prequel to Peter Pan, in which a dozen brilliant actors playing pirates, mermaids, and our favorite Lost Boys set out on an adventure filled with ingenious stagecraft. This multiple-Tony Award-winning play, based on the bestselling children’s novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and with music by Wayne Barker, will have you and your entire family hooked from the moment you let your imagination take flight.

Winning the award of Favorite Play from’s Audience Choice Awards, Peter and the Starcatcher has gained many “believers” across the country since its debut in 2009.

The Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher won five 2012 Tony Awards, including Best Sound, Best Costume, Best Scenic, Best Lighting Design in a Play and Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play (won by Christian Borle of NBC TV’s Smash fame).

ATL’s Peter and the Starcatcher will be directed by artistic director Meredith McDonough, who also directed the 2015 Humana Festival premiere of Dot by Colman Domingo.

WHEN: January 26-February 21 (various performances). *An open captioned performance on February 6 @ 4pm, and an audio described performance on February 7 @ 2:30pm
WHERE: Pamela Brown Auditorium at Actors Theatre of Louisville
TICKETS: Starting @ $25. *Special rates for groups of 10 or more are available by calling 502.585.1210.
CONTACT: 502.584.1205, or here, or in-person by visiting the Box Office (316 West Main Street).