Podcasts TheaterSeptember 29, 2016


On October 7th, The Growing Stage – The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey kicks off its 35th season with the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit “Peter and the Starcatcher.” It tells the story of how a wayward orphan became Peter Pan – the famous, flying boy from Neverland who wouldn’t grow up. Cutthroat pirates, unlikely heroes, a treacherous jungle island, a giant crocodile, mermaids and a treasure chest full of mysterious starstuff make “Peter and the Starcatcher” a family-friendly adventure worthy of J. M. Barrie’s classic “Peter Pan” (which premiered as a play in 1904, then appeared in the form of a novel in 1911). Christopher Benincasa recently spoke with director Stephen L. Fredericks about bringing this beloved and critically acclaimed work of theatre to The Growing Stage.


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Christopher Benincasa
Christopher Benincasa

Christopher Benincasa is an award-winning producer of arts and culture programming, and a founding member of PCK Media. He’s won six regional Emmy Awards (Mid-Atlantic and New York) for his work on the series State of the Arts, plus a CINE Golden Eagle Award. Most recently, he produced stories about Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn, silversmith and MacArthur Genius Award-winner Ubaldo Vitali, and gypsy jazz guitarist Stephane Wremble. A graduate of the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, Christopher has a BFA in Visual Art and a minor in Religion.