Nic Bishop enjoying his 17th theatrical production in “Peter and the Starcatcher”

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The Howell High School Performing Arts Department brings the Tony Award-winning play “Peter and the Starcatcher” to the stage of the Rod Bushey Performing Arts Center. From now until opening night, we are profiling cast members of the production.

Howell High School senior Nic Bishop, 17, is the son of Brent and Bridget Bishop, and he has a sister, Becca. He is in A Capella choir, captain of Calamity, in the Highlander Chorale, and is in advanced drama. He plans to pursue music education at college. He plays Black Stache in the Howell High School production of “Peter and the Starcatcher.”

Nic Bishop

How did you get involved with the production?
I’ve been in many other high school productions and heard about the show through Malo. I love to act so I came out for auditions

Have you been in any other theatrical productions?
Yes, this is my 17th production. Most recently I was in “Guys and Dolls,” playing the role of Nathan Detroit

What do you most enjoy about being part of the production?
The cast is quite small, so the bond we are creating together and the memories we are making as friends is my favorite part of the show

Who is/are your inspiration(s)? Why?
My biggest inspiration is my sister Becca because she is at college at Central Michigan University doing what she loves and following her dreams. She also got me into drama so I owe my time here acting to her. If it wasn’t for her, I don’t know what I would be doing

What’s your favorite part of the experience of being in the production? 
Building off the amazing cast around me to have a great performance and being able to grow and learn from them.

What can audience members expect when they see the show?
Audiences can expect a fun loving but deep performance that takes them back to moments from their childhood with plenty of laughs and touching moments.

“Peter and the Starcatcher” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, and Saturday, Nov. 9, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. Tickets are available at the Howell High School main office and online at


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