West Windsor, N.J. – Fly along to the magical world of Neverland when The Yardley Players present “Peter Pan, the Musical” at Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre. Dates and show times for this timeless adventure are: Saturdays, March 8, 15 and 22 at 2 and 8 p.m.; Fridays, March 14 and 21 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, March 9, 16 and 23 at 2 p.m. (Note three weekends and shows on Saturday afternoons.)
Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on March 8.
Based on the classic book by J.M. Barrie, and famously adapted in stage, film and television productions, “Peter Pan” tells the tale of the fearless, mischievous boy who refuses to grow up. We first meet Peter as he searches for his shadow in the London nursery of Wendy, John and Michael Darling. Before long they are all off to Neverland, where the children become immersed in Peter’s world of Lost Boys, Indian maidens, fairies and a colorful crew of pirates led by the evil Captain Hook. With no grown-up rules, it’s all quite exhilarating until homesickness overtakes the Darlings and they decide to return home – but not before an Indian maiden is rescued, Peter and Hook fight a thrilling duel, and Hook is undone by a crocodile.
Liz Rzasa, of Lawrenceville, stars as Peter Pan and James Zimmerman, of Hamilton, plays the dual role of Mr. Darling and Captain Hook. Featured as the Darling children are Patricia Curley, of Ambler, Pa., as Wendy; Jack Lynch, of Princeton, as John; and Hudson Orfe, of Titusville, as Michael. Stacy Danka, of Allentown, plays Mrs. Darling and Gina Migliaccio, of Hamilton, plays Hook’s sidekick, Smee. Kimmy Graham of Yardley, Pa., plays Liza, the Darling’s house maid; Alexys Pulsinelli of Bordentown is Wendy’s future daughter, Jane; and Mike Dilorio, of Hamilton, is featured as Nana and the Crocodile.
The Indians are led by Taylor Lloyd, of Hamilton, as Tiger Lily. Other Indians are Amanda Bank of Princeton, Katelyn Dunkel of Hamilton, Jordan Hayes of Langhorne, Pa., Courtney Kosman of East Windsor, Marina McLaughlin of Columbus, Julia Patella of Cranbury, and Samantha Phillips of Hamilton. Caroline Purdy of Cranbury is featured as an ostrich and Jeanette Smith of West Windsor is a kangaroo.
Featured as the Lost Boys are Emma Behrens of East Windsor, Teddy Brendel of Cranbury, Sabrina Chevlin of Princeton Junction, Harrison Cohen of West Windsor, Colton Jiorle of Fairless Hills, Pa., Makenna Katz of West Windsor, Fiona Misiura of Hightstown, Alexis Plexico of Levittown, Pa., Christina Pullen of New Egypt, Nicky Torchia of Langhorne, Pa., Mya Rose Tozzi of Columbus, and Ari Weiss of Yardley, Pa.
Members of Hook's band of pirates are Quinton Darling of Morrisville, Pa., Jonathan Logan of West Windsor, Connor McDowell of Yardley, Pa., Ron SanGiovanni of Burlington, Ryan Strack of Burlington, Edward Szemis of West Windsor, Stephen Szemis of West Windsor, and Wayne Wood of Fairless Hills, Pa.
The show's production team includes producer Marian Wright, director Amy Zalot, musical director Matt South, choreographer Laura Ghaffoor Murey, and stage manager Chris Szemis. Costume design is by Louisa Murey, set design and sound is by Mike Almstedt, and lighting design is by M. Kitty Getlik.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $18 for seniors, and $16 for students and children. Tickets are available online or by calling the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.
For a print copy of the 2013-14 season brochure, call the Klesey Theatre Box Office. For the complete events schedule and more at Kelsey Theatre, visit:
2013-14 Kelsey Theatre Schedule
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