Broadway Comes to Babylon:
Peter and the Starcatcher

Celebrate the Opening Season of the NEW Argyle Theatre

Babylon Village, Long Island, NY


Based on the Novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson


Amanda Connors

A Play by

Rick Elice

Musical Director/Conductor

Andrew Bourgoin

Music by

Wayne Barker

Performance Dates: September 13, 2018 – October 21, 2018

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About Peter and the Starcatcher at
the Argyle Theatre, Babylon, NY

“Peter and the Starcatcher” is a delightful play with music that tells the origin story of how a miserable orphan in England would eventually become Peter Pan—the beloved “Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.”

Based on the children’s book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, “Peter and the Starcatcher” features 12 actors who play a dizzying variety of characters—sailors, pirates, British naval officers, Mollusk natives and orphans in addition to 18 major roles.

This coming-of-age adventure tale begins when Peter and his mates are kidnapped and shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by evil King Zarboff. They have no idea that a trunk in the captain’s cabin contains otherworldly cargo. Then they meet precocious, young Molly, a starcatcher-in-training who realizes the trunk contains starstuff, a powerful substance that should never fall into the wrong hands.

The situation gets worse when pirates, led by infamous Black Stache, take over the ship and are determined to claim the trunk. The sea journey becomes a swashbuckling thrill-a-minute adventure for the young and young-at-heart.

Photos courtesy of Photographer, Richard Termine

Meet the Cast of
Peter and the Starcatcher

The Argyle Theatre in Suffolk County is proud to produce theatre and live entertainment in Babylon year-round, captivating audiences by employing professional actors for our theatrical productions who are members of the Actors’ Equity Association, a union specifically for actors who perform in live theatrical performances.

Spencer Bang

Born and raised in Miami. Trained in North Carolina. Based in New York. I began acting as a child and have continued to act since then. I’m incredibly honored to be playing Peter here at the Argyle. I hope you enjoy the origin of Peter!

Katrina Michaels*
Molly Aster

Katrina Michaels (Molly Aster) is so delighted to be a part of this imaginative adventure. Her recent credits include Clown in The 39 Steps at Depot Theatre, Ruth in Tribes and Logainne in Spelling Bee at Florida Repertory, Viola in Twelfth Night, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Hermia/Snout in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Daisy in Rhinoceros. For more information, visit

Raji Ahsan*
Black Stache

Grad: NYU/Tisch ’13. Theater: Disgraced (Cape Fear Regional), My Heart is in the East (La MaMa), Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (Asolo Rep; Miami New Drama), Baskerville (Dorset Theatre); TV/Film: High Maintenance, HBO; host: “Making Brews & Paying Dues” (YouTube); love to Mom & Gram; gratitude to Danny; for Allison. ig/twitter: @rajiahsan

Jordan Plutzer

Jordan is thrilled to bits to be performing in his first show at Argyle Theater. He holds a B.F.A from Carnegie Mellon in musical theater. Most recent productions include Trouble With Dead Boyfriends (SheNYC), The Drowsy Chaperone (CMU) and Floyd Collins (Front Porch Theatricals). Love to my family and friends!

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Toby Miller
Lord Aster

Recent credits include the world premiere of Shubhra Prakash and Sonalee Hardikar’s The Music in My Blood (Hypokrit Theatre/Tamasha) and Aquila Theatre’s national tour of Much Ado about Nothing and Death on the Nile. Other credits include The 39 Steps (Sierra Rep), Tarzan (White Plains Performing Arts Center), and Talley’s Folly (Winnipesaukee Playhouse).

Phillip Taratula*
Mrs. Bumbrake/Teacher

Phillip Taratula is a New York based actor and writer.  His theatre credits include Empire Travel Agency (Woodshed Collective); Taylor Mac’s Obie-winning The Lily’s Revenge (HERE Arts Center); The World is Round (Ripe Time); understudying Danny Burstein in Die Fledermaus at the Metropolitan Opera; Two Gentlemen of Verona (directed by Moritz von Steulpnagel); and several shows with the theatre company Collaboration Town, including The Deepest Play Ever (New Ohio Theatre), as well as workshops and readings at Atlantic Theatre Co., Ars Nova, Joe’s Pub, LaMama, P.S. 122, the York, etc. He is a co-book writer of the musical Bloody Bloody Jessica Fletcher, an unauthorized parody of “Murder She Wrote,” which is currently in development. Regionally, he’s appeared in productions at North Shore Music Theatre, Humana Festival, Gulfshore Playhouse, Huntington, Williamstown Theatre Festival, O’Neill Playwrights Conference, Portland Stage, Disney Cruise Line, Castleton Opera Festival. TV/film: Sell By; “The Outs” (Vimeo). Follow him on Instagram @ptaratula

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Nickolaus Cólon
Slank/Hawking Clam

Nickolaus Colõn (Slank, Hawking Clam) hails from North Carolina and is a proud alumni of the Drama program at UNCSA. Credits include: Dirty Dancing National Tour (Billy Kostecki), Guys & Dolls (Nathan Detroit), Les Miserables (Thenardier), Learned Ladies (Lapine). He is thankful for the opportunity to be joining the Argyle Theater family for this magical piece. IG: NickolausColon

Amara James Aja*

Amara James Aja (Alf) is thrilled to make his Argyle Theatre debut. Amara’s previous credits include In The Heat of the Night (Barter Theatre), Hamlet, Love’s Labour’s Lost, and The Blameless (The Old Globe), and Much Ado About Nothing and The Tempest (Ithaca Shakespeare Company). Amara holds an MFA from The Old Globe and University of San Diego, and a bachelor’s degree in Government from Cornell University., @amara_james_ on Instagram. Enjoy the show! 

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Eric Schell
Captain Robert Falcon Scott

Eric Schell, a Long Island native, is psyched to be a part of this company. He just recently graduated from Pace University with a degree in Musical Theatre. Favorite credits include: City of Angels (Stone), West Side Story (Tony), Jesus Christ Superstar, and Ragtime. All the love to his family and everyone at Wolf Talent Group for their endless support.

Alex Michell

Alex Michell is a recent graduate from the University of Miami’s BFA musical theatre program, and is beyond excited to be a part of this company. He was recently seen in Slow Dance on the Killing Ground at Ensemble Stage in Banner Elk, NC. Much love to mom and dad.

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Zach Kononov

Zach could not be more excited be a part of Peter and the Starcatcher. Previous credits include the new production Beauty and the Beast (Lefou) on Disney Cruise Lines, Loch Ness at Adirondack Theatre Festival, That Golden Girls Show! Off Broadway and the national tour of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Many thanks to everyone involved in the production as well as HCKR, my friends and my family.

Diego Guevara
Grempkin/Fighting Prawn/Mack/Sanchez

Diego Guevara (Grempkin/Fighting Prawn/Mack/Sanchez) is elated to be making his Argyle Theatre debut! Tours: Legally Blonde: the Musical 1st Asian Tour. Regional: Spring Awakening (Motif Award Winner Best Actor), In the Heights (IRNE Award Nominee Best Supporting Actor), As You Like It (Motif Award Nominee Best Supporting Actor). Thank you to Lisa, TPG, Michael, the Argyle and mi familia! @diego.guev

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association

Peter and the Starcatcher
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


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