The Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts gets more family oriented with a familiar children’s fairytale, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” the story of the orphan boy who became Peter Pan. “Peter and the Starcatcher” runs Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:00 p.m. matinee on Sunday, April 9. The production is on the main stage in the Historic Huntington Beach Union High School District Auditorium and Bell Tower. Tickets are $22 for adults, $16 for students/seniors 65+ and can be purchased online at www.hbapa.org/see. “The plays we typically produce are more geared toward high school students, so we’re excited to confidently invite the entire family to this one,” said Director, Robert Rotenberry. In this wickedly imaginative play, we meet a poor orphaned child on the high seas simply called Boy because, in the absence of a mother and a father, he was never given a name. His sad and lonely world is turned upside down when he meets Molly. The daughter of famous Starcatcher Lord Aster, our heroine, is on a mission to save the world and protect a treasure trunk filled with magical star stuff from getting into the hands of evil and greedy pirate, Black Stache. As they travel aboard the Neverland ship headed for a faraway land, Molly and Boy learn about love, friendship and forge an unbreakable bond. It is a magical and hilarious coming-of-age adventure story about how a nameless orphan - inspired by a remarkable and ambitious girl - became the strange and celebrated hero that is the Boy Who Would Not Grow Up.