"Peter Pan JR." Presented By SAF Young People's Theater, 4/28 - 4/30!

Telluride’s Sheridan Arts Foundation’s Young People’s Theater continues its 24th season with the elementary school production of “Peter Pan JR.”  

The show takes place at the historic Sheridan Opera House on Friday, April 28 through Sunday, April 30, 2023, 6 p.m, Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m.;matinee on Sunday. Doors open at 30 minutes prior to show time.

 Tickets are $15  for adults and $12 for children 18 and under. Lap children are free. Tickets are $1 more at the door to encourage people to buy in advance.

For tickets and more information visit www.SheridanOperaHouse.com or call 970-728-6363 ext. 4.

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Directed by Young People’s Theater Artistic Director Leah Heidenreich, “Peter Pan JR.” stars 29 elementary schoolers in grades 3-5 and is sponsored in part by the Wild Animal Sanctuary and Steamies.

“I truly can’t think of a show more perfect for this age group than ‘Peter Pan.’ The whimsy, the adventure, the characters, the music; it’s the epitome of great musical theater for elementary-aged kids. The cast is SO excited for this show.” shares Heidenreich.

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, “Peter Pan” is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying, Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years. It is now adapted for young performers.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the fierce Brave Girls, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, “Peter Pan JR.” is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

Heidenreich adds:

“This is a perfect show for young first-time theater-goers, as well as the nostalgic fans who are taken back to childhood when they escape into Never Land. ‘Peter Pan’ is the perfect family night (or afternoon) out, and it’s even more magical to get to see it brought to life by Telluride’s talented young thespians.”

Cast Of Characters (in alphabetical order):

Ansley Barber: Brave Girl 1
Vivian Black: Slightly The Lost Boy
Vaughn Borden: Mr. Darling/Pirate
Theo Brooks: Captain Hook
Jaden Casanova: Twin 1 The Lost Boy
Sylvia Trn Dalton: Wendy Darling
Olive Dasaro: Cecco The Pirate
Amelia Dickinson: Starkey The Pirate
Brielle Geissler: Jukes The Pirate
Jace Gillett: Twin 2 The Lost Boy
Zuzu Gorraiz: Curley The Lost Boy
Declan Grady: John Darling
Simon Guest: Michael Darling
Trey Harvey: Pirate/The Crocodile
Itzel Hernandez: Peter Pan
Charlotte Jurecki: Smee
Magnolia Mahoney: Mrs. Darling/Brave Girl
Amelia Claridge McNamara: Pirate
Mary Parrish: Tootles The Lost Boy
Camille Skinner: Noodler The Pirate
Marbell Smith: Brave Girl
Quinn Sowinski: Brave Girl
Talina Swenson: Pirate
Briana Thorbahn: Tiger Lily
Luka Trujillo: Nana/Nibs The Lost Boy
Izzie Tyson: Liza/Brave Girl 2
Shelby Wasserman: Brave Girl
Sydney White: Lost Boy
Tess Wolke: Lost Boy

Joining Heidenreich behind the scenes are Amy Bolte on set design; Erika Kae on lighting design; Colin Casanova on sound design; and Traci Baize on costume design.

Sheridan Arts Foundation, more:

The Sheridan Arts Foundation was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to preserve the historic Sheridan Opera House as an arts and cultural resource for the Telluride community, to bring quality arts and cultural events to Telluride and to provide local and national youth with access and exposure to the arts through education.

The Sheridan Arts Foundation is sponsored in part by grants from the CCAASE, Colorado Creative Industries, the Telluride Foundation, Johnson Family Foundation and an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


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