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Off to Neverland!

Theatre presents childhood classic for fall production

Mercedes Garcia
Junior Haylee Snyder talks to Tinker Bell as Peter Pan.

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Peter Pan flew into the theatre on Oct. 13, 15, and 17. The cast was able to return to their childhood and truly experience the excitement they felt when they watched Peter Pan for the first time.

The cast flew the audience to Neverland, where they were able to experience the children’s youthful and jovial world by playing silly games and saving Neverland from the pirates.

Peter Pan was the first production of the school year, and the first play to be performed in the new auditorium. To perform such a well-known play in a new facility was a factor that everyone in the cast kept in mind while they rehearsed.

“Because this is a new school, and a new stage, you have to think bigger because the stage is bigger, and you want to start the new school year off with a bang,” senior Seth Floyd said.

The seniors of the drama department were excited to bring the world of Peter Pan to life. Especially because it was their last fall show, they were determined to impress the audience and make the production one that would be remembered for a long time.

“It might be the last time they see you onstage and you must take every opportunity to impress them,” senior Trae Sutter said. “I try to do my best, but it all just happens naturally.”

The actors were not the only ones excited about the production. The crew were thrilled to display their creativity and hard work through the set and were excited for certain pieces to really stand out to the audience.

“I wanted the Lost Boys’ hut to stand out the most because it shows off our creativity and some of the good features we’ve put in,” senior Jake Hill said.

An exciting new feature about the new stage was the flying system. A few members of the cast were able to experience what it’s like to be weightless by being propelled several feet off the ground.

“It’s amazing,” sophomore Taylor Snyder said. “I love the fact that we can fly in the show. You’re not allowed to do whatever you want when you fly. You are limited to the space that they give to you, but it’s still an incredible experience.”

All four members of the cast who flew loved the experience, but they were introduced to the harsh realities of flying on a stage as well.

“The harnesses that we have to wear throughout the show are very tight,” Taylor said. “It’s a little uncomfortable, but as you wear it and fly more often, it’s less bothersome.”

Several in the cast and crew couldn’t wait to explore new ideas to make Peter Pan a production that they could be proud of. They had a lot of fun preparing for the show and were very conscious of what they wanted the production to look like for opening night.

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One Response to “Off to Neverland!”

  1. patricia and meghan on November 7th, 2016 7:59 am

    This was an awesome show. Thank you cast and crew.


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