Peter PanReturn

Playwright A Musical Based on the Play by SIR J.M. BARRIE Composer MORRIS (MOOSE) CHARLAP Lyricist CAROLYN LEIGH Source Author SIR J.M. BARRIE Source Title Peter Pan Producer Spreckels Theatre Company  [Website] Description More than a hundred years after he first appeared on stage, Peter Pan still refuses to mature. In the musical Peter Pan, opening at Spreckels Performing Arts Center on May 4, the eternal boy makes the message loud and clear, singing “I Won’t Grow Up” (and crowing “I Gotta Crow”).

Thank goodness, for this show inspires all of us to keep our inner child alive. Based on the 1904 play by J.M. Barrie, the musical has been lifting spirits of young and old since its debut in 1954. When Peter sprinkles fairy dust on Wendy and her brothers, the magic works on the audience, too. As Peter, Tinker Bell and the children soar into the London night headed for Neverland, we go with them, whatever our age.

The role of Peter, made famous by such artists as Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan and Cathy Rigby, is written for a female artist. For Spreckels, the brash scamp will be played by Sarah Wintermeyer, last seen in the lead role in the Spreckels production of Little Women, The Musical. Peter’s arch enemy, Captain Hook, will be played by the North Bay favorite, David Yen.

Peter Pan features lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, with a few additions by Betty Comden and Adolph Green; and music by Morris (Moose) Charlap, with additional tunes by Jule Styne. The Spreckels production is directed by Spreckels Artistic Director Sheri Lee Miller, with music direction by Tim Eisman and choreography by Michella Snider.

What: Peter Pan

When: May 4–20, 2018. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., Thursday 5/17, 7 p.m. and Saturday 5/12, 5/19 & Sundays, 1 p.m.

Where: Nellie W. Codding Theatre at Spreckels Performing Arts Center, 5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park.

Box Office: (707) 588-3400. Hours: Wed. - Sat., noon to 5 p.m., and one hour before show. Online: www.spreckelsonline.com
Running Time 2:30 Performers Lucy London   [Wendy]
Sarah Wintermeyer   [Peter Pan]
David L. Yen   [Captain Hook/Mr. Darling]
Craig Bainbridge   [Smee]
Michella Snider   [Tiger Lily]
Creative Staff Sheri Lee Miller   [Director]
Tim Eisman   [Music Director]
Michella Snider   [Choreographer]
Elizabeth Bazzano   [Scenic Designer]
Eddy Hansen   [Scenic Designer]
Pamela Johnson   [Costume Designer]
Eddy Hansen   [Lighting Designer]
Jessica Johnson   [Sound Designer]
Chris Schloemp   [Projections Designer]
Carl Gillick   [Movement & Staging]
Marty Pistone   [Fight Choreographer]
Production Staff Mary Jo Hamilton   [Stage Manager]
Elizabeth Bazzano   [Production Manager]
Eddy Hansen   [Technical Director]
Elizabeth Bazzano   [Scenic Artist]

Spreckels Performing Arts Center

5409 Snyder Lane, Rohnert Park, CA 94928   Box Office:  (707) 588-3417
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