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Rainbow Theatre to Transport Reading to Neverland with their Production of Peter Pan Jr.

Jul 17, 2018 • by Rainbow Theatre
Rainbow Theatre

Rainbow Theatre invites Reading to join the cast of Peter Pan JR. on their flight to Neverland

Based on J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about the adventures of a mischievous boy, that encourages each of us to reconnect with the spirit of youth.

Rainbow Theatre presents Peter Pan JR.on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, July 21, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Miller Center, Second St., Reading. Ticket prices are $10 in advance or $12 at the door.  For more information on the performance or how to buy tickets, please call 610-777-0900 or email: [email protected].

The cast of Peter Pan Jr. consists of 45 Berks County students ranging in age from 7-18 years.  Rainbow Theatre’s production crew is headed by Carol Toomey, Director, with Kay Wadsworth, Musical Director, Courtney Fichthorn, Choreographer, Lisa Sweitzer, Scenic Designer, and Marianne Maciejewski, Costume Designer and Coordinator.

In Peter Pan JR. Wendy, Michael and John Darling meet and befriend Peter Pan when the mysterious boy and a fairy named Tinker Bell enter their nursery in search of Peter’s lost shadow. Peter whisks his new friends away to Neverland, an island with “hardly any space between one adventure and the other.” There, Peter introduces the Darling children to his fellow Lost Boys, children who – like Peter – never grow up. The crew launches into a great adventure where they encounter Brave Girls led by Tiger Lily, and Pirates led by the dreaded Captain Hook. Challenges ensue when the Darling children are ensnared in Captain Hook’s sinister plan to seek revenge on Peter.

Peter Pan JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).   The musical features music by Morris (Moose) Charlap with additional music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green.  The show was originally directed, choreographed and adapted by Jerome Robbins.

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