Starmites is a delightfully over the top sci-fi 80’s rock musical that uses a fantasy world to drive home poignant lessons about the awkwardness of growing up when you don’t quite fit in.
Outsider, Eleanor Fairchild has built an imaginary world around the sci-fi comic books she collects. On the same day her Mom convinces her to give up her fantasy of becoming a superhero, Eleanor instead finds herself mysteriously thrust into the world of her favorite comic book, Starmites. She lands in the middle of the battle between evil villain Shak Graa, and the Starmites, guardians of Inner Space. She and the Starmites team up on a quest to keep power out of Shak Graa’s greedy hands.
Along the way they meet a colorful assortment of Bowie-esque villains including the flamboyant Diva, Queen of Inner Space and her Banshee warriors – Destiny’s Childish sirens.
Starmites’ music and lyrics are by Barry Keating. It was first presented in 1980. It opened off-Broadway in 1987 and on-Broadway on April 27, 1989, where it ran for 60 performances. It received six Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical.
According to the Starmites website:
With the timeless appeal of THE WIZARD OF OZ and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, yet unique, STARMITES is exciting, touching, and great fun for the entire family.
With multiple show dates you can pick the day and time that best fits your busy schedule:
- Friday Oct. 5th at 7:30 pm
- Saturday Oct. 6th at 7:30 pm
- Sunday Oct. 7th at 2 pm
- Friday Oct. 12th at 7:30 pm
- Saturday Oct. 13th at 7:30 pm
- Sunday Oct. 14th at 2 pm
Come see your favorite local actors!
The Cast of STARMITES, in order of appearance:
- S’up S’up Sensaboi: Jasper Rood
- Diggety Razzledazzle: Melissa Caminneci
- Ack Ack Hackerax: Willa Martin
- Starmite Ensemble: Irish Valentine
- Spacepunk: Mia Huxley
- Eleanor Fairchild / Bizarbara: Nikki Scheel
- Eleanor’s Mother / Diva: Kami Zbanek Hill
- Shak Graa / Trinkulus: John Zbanek Hill
- Shotzi: Kelli Massey
- Balbraka: Jenna Woodwick
- Canibelle: Lisa Smith
- Hollaback: Mimi Vukelich
- Banshee Ensemble: Sydney Myers
Tickets are available at the performance and online. Purchase tickets online here.