Last week I was invited to photograph the dress rehearsal of Peter and the Starcatcher, performed by Cascade Christian School's combined high school and junior high theatre troupe. Since about 2015, I have photographed many events at Cascade, though much of my work was for the elementary grades. I always look forward to working with the school, whichever one it may be, as the staff and kids are such fun.
The play is written as a prequel to Peter Pan but, rather than repeat descriptions better explained by other articles, searches for more information about it are well worth your time. The performers were amazingly focused. Not that I was trying to distract them, though I was given permission and the thought crossed my mind a time or two, they remained in character at all times, even when I was on the stage. This made my job much easier as it awarded me the freedom to move around as needed, knowing the performers would not be distracted by my presence.
There was a lot of action, which made the play very interesting. From fight scenes between pirates to Stache barfing (yup, barfing), here are a few photos I shot from this very exciting play!
Boots? Yes. I had to. His boots simply are, that cool.
One of my favorite scenes from the play was Smee singing. It was hilarious and totally unexpected. Plus, do I detect a little tip-of-the-hat to Dana Carvey with that hair?
Well done performers! Your interpretation of Peter and the Starcatcher was top-notch!
For those of you interested in the technical details of my work, I used a Nikon D780, a Nikkor 70-200 FL, and a Zeiss 35mm for the shots.