The perfect show for the child in all of us! Peter Pan Jr. opens April 26 and runs until April 30.
Alliance for the Arts Youth Theatre presents Peter Pan Jr., directed by Youth Theatre Director, Carmen Crussard with music direction by PJ McCready and choreography by Christopher Dean Anderson. The performances feature a dual cast with Megan Salerno and Avery King as Peter Pan.
Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, 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 and is now adapted for young performers.
Avery is an eighth grader at Challenger Middle School. She loves musical theater and has been performing on southwest Florida stages since age 6. Her favorite roles include Baby Bear in Shrek, Molly in Annie, Susan in Miracle in 34th Street and now Peter in Peter Pan.
Megan is a freshman at North Ft. Myers High School and has been in many local productions with City Scenes, Florida Rep, and Broadway Palm.
“I believe the arts inspire a sense of purpose in children that follows them as they grow up,” says Crussard. “I understand the importance of math and science and other subjects that promote industry. But the arts promote humanity, kindness, and relationships. This is where kids learn how to be a team player, a problem solver, a collaborator and a good friend.”
Performances are April 26, April 27 and April 30 at 7 pm, April 28 at 8 pm and April 29 at 3 pm and 8 pm. Tickets are $10 presale, $20 for adults, and $15 for students and seniors.