FRIDAY & SATURDAY: February 24 & 25 / March 3 & 4 at 7 PM
SUNDAY: March 5 at 2 PM
200 Seymour Avenue in St. Michaels
Adults $10 / Students $5
The St. Michaels Middle High School Drama Department proudly presents Starmites! The rap of Hamilton, the adventures of Peter Pan, and the Divas of the past are calling to the young at heart for a night out to see this intergalactic musical. With book by Stuart Ross and Barry Keating and music and lyrics by Barry Keating, Starmites has something for everyone: doo-wop beat, 80's pop, a wedding, martial arts fight scenes, and an futuristic electric band. This high-energy adventure fantasy introduces humans and heroes, Divas and Banshees, and sinister inhabitants of Inner Space. For a night of entertainment of sight and sound, join us where earth girl meets comic book boy band and the villainous Shak Graa. According to the New York Times, "STARMITES never takes itself too seriously and is always tongue in cheek." It remains a light-hearted space flight, so hop aboard!
Performances will be in the St. Michaels Middle High School Theater, 200 Seymour Ave. in St. Michaels. The show opens on Friday February 24 at 7 PM, with 3 more evening performances following on Saturday February 25, Friday March 3, and Saturday March 4 at 7 PM, and a matinee performance on Sunday March 5 at 2 PM. Tickets, $10 for adults and $5 for students, can be purchased at the door.
The critics love Starmites, and you will too!
- "Starmites is an utterly charming musical... You do not need to be a science fiction buff to enjoy Starmites. The only prerequisite is that you be, or once were, young... Starmites is about how people discover self-confidence and build self-esteem. It is also about individuals discovering the center of their beings so they can grasp what is important and what is superficial. In short, Starmites is a living cartoon about growing up that should appeal to children of all ages." - The New York Sunday Times
- "First there was Star Trek. Then there was Star Wars. Now... there is Starmites, which is certainly the mite-iest of the three intergalactic epics, a vest-pocket musical nebulae of cheerful nuttiness." - The New York Times
- "...an unassuming futuristic rock musical, with sweet lessons about the awkwardness of growing up... It contains enough spoofs of the sci-fi genre to keep adults amused, and enough high-spirited music and action for all... The production...brims with charm and wit..." - New York Newsday
- "Need an escape? Try Starmites... No two ways about it, Starmites is out of this world. The heroine Eleanor is a modern-day Dorothy who dreams of being a super-hero and wakes up to find herself not over the rainbow but up above the stars in a phantasmagorical galaxy." - The Boston Globe
- "Starmites is a galactic good time!...[It] has a sassy personality all its own – in Barry Keating’s rackety rock score: in Keating and Stuart Ross’s goonily graphic book." - The Boston Herald
- "ZIP! ZAP! ZALOOM! BIFF! AARGH! Move over Tinker Bell, Alice, Dorothy, and Annie— Eleanor, the Superhero Girl, has arrived." - What’s Up Magazine: On The Boards