‘Peter Pan Jr.’ soars

Mar 06, 2014

Disney’s Peter Pan Jr. is playing at Edmonds Elementary starting at 7 p.m. Friday, March 7, for four performances through Sunday, March 9.

The 60-minute musical, designed for young performers, is based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film.

Peter Pan Jr. is the story of the boy who wouldn’t grow up, and the girl who has to.

After finding his shadow in the Darling family nursery, Peter teaches Wendy, Michael and John how to fly, and sweeps them off to Never Land, where they meet Lost Boys, mermaids, Indians and, of course, pirates.

If the children are ever to return home, Peter must defeat Captain Hook with the help of Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. Peter Pan Jr. features classic songs from the 1953 film such as, “You Can Fly!,” “Following the Leader” and “The Second Star to the Right” as well as songs from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and the 2008 Disney film Tinker Bell.

The 4th-6th grade cast contains 45 students, supported by an ensemble of about 25 K-3rd grade Edmonds Elementary students, led by director Dorothy Pierce and choreographer Shelly Simmons.

Tickets are available at the door for $5 and are expected to sell out.

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