FLT Workshop presents 'Peter Pan Jr. this weekend
The Florence Little Theatre’s Children's Workshop will present “Peter Pan Jr.”, May 15-17. The production is being underwritten by Chick-Fil-A. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 15; 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16; and 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 17. General admission is $5. Tickets are on sale now at the FLT box office. There are two separate casts performing. The Monday Workshop class will perform on Friday evening and Saturday matinee. The Thursday class will perform on Saturday night and Sunday matinee.
The Monday Workshop class cast includes Cooper Poston as Peter Pan, Abby Greenwood as Tinker Bell, Carsyn Ridgeway as Wendy, Hugh Runyon as John, Harrison Howard as Michael, Will Walker as Mr. Darling, Madelyn Barnes as Mrs. Darling, Logan Sweatt as Nana, Maura Hilbourn as Captain Hook and Kate Coker as Smee. Will Walker plays Crocodile. The Lost Boys are Ava Caughman, Lucy Rhodes, Aleah Rush, Elizabeth Richardson, Eli White, James Reaves, Kirah Rush and Caroline Smith. Fairies are Kate Sansbury, Caroline Messier, Liza Commander, Claire Peebles, Anna Coker and Jenna Selfe.
Pirates are Brooke Jenkins, Thomas Merzlak, Ava Hutchinson, Katherine Marshall, Lucie Pike, Hannah Smith-Gore and Sierra Smith. Harrison Walker is Chief Tiger Bamboo and Lylli Player is Tiger Lily. Indians are Natalie Smith, Alyssa Spurling, Logan Sweatt, Jonathan Watford, Mollie Rollings, Elisa Morgan, Megan Feltham and Madelyn Barnes. Mermaids are Maddie Nelson, Cora Martin, Gracie Smith, Maggie Peebles, Cora Lonz, Allana-Mckenzie Leftridge, Anna Reagan Rodriguez and Gracie Horger. The Thursday class cast includes Leranda Saverance as Peter Pan, SaIlyann Frost is Tinker Bell, Wendy is Hunter Daniels, John is McKenzie Thompson, Michael is Caleb Howell, Mr. Darling is Trystan Elliott, Mrs. Darling is Lydia Barefoot, Nana is Amy Smith, Captain Hook is RJ Lee and Smee is Neels Murphy.
Lost Boys are Jordan Page, Whit Richardson, Maddie Lowe, Pieter Murphy, Emi Weaver and Jack Hupfer. Fairies are Regan Lee, Eloise Hupfer, Natalie McCabe, Abigail Bacon, Emma Schubert and Frawley Grace King. Pirates are Tyler Russell, Michael Frost, Sophie Haselden, Jaxon McCullum, Claire Knight, Liza Branham, Trystan Elliott. Chief Tiger Bamboo is Seth Crawford and Tiger Lilly is Jada Hunt. Indians are Patrica Robinson, Ava Paola, Johnwilliam Bacon, Lydia Barefoot, Katie Rogers and Cameron Newell. Mermaids are Lauren Reynolds, Lily Hinson, Sarah Boardwine, Amy Smith, Sara Watts and Sophie Rogers.
The music and lyrics for “Peter Pan Jr.” are by Sammy Cahn, Sammy Fain, Michelle Tumes, Xavier Atencio, George Bruns, Jack Lawrence, Frank Churchill, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Oliver Wallace and Ray Kelley. The music was adapted and arranged with additional lyrics by Eric Svejcar. The book and additional lyrics are by David Zellni. The musical was 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.” Note: This production is not a part of the season ticket package.