Children’s Theatre Soars into 2008-09 Season with “Peter Pan”  

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte soars into its 61st season with “Peter Pan”, the musical version of James M. Barrie’s beloved story. Taking flight in the McColl Family Theatre from September 26 - October 26, 2008, this classic adventure story will be the most ambitious musical Children’s Theatre has ever produced.  

One night, young Wendy Darling wakes up to find a mysterious boy outside her nursery window, looking for his shadow. His name is Peter Pan and he invites Wendy and her brothers John and Michael to return with him to the magical island of Neverland , where there are no parents or rules and children never have to grow up.  

With settings that range from a nursery in Edwardian England to a mermaid-filled lagoon, and fantastical characters like pirates, fairies and one very hungry crocodile, “Peter Pan” is an exciting challenge for Children’s Theatre’s creative team. And for the first time in Theatre history, several characters will actually soar above the stage. ZFX Flying Effects, a Broadway-caliber company that works with theatres around the world, has been hired to provide flying equipment and train actors and production technicians on how to operate it.  

For Artistic Director Alan Poindexter , such elaborate technical effects are important because they bring the wonder of James M. Barrie’s tale to life. “The center of the `Peter Pan' story is at the heart of our work, which is imagination and play and how you grow from that,” Poindexter says. “The thrill of that is something we forget to embrace as we get older, and we want to make that excitement real for our audience."  

The production features a strong lineup of professional actors, including Nic Bryan, most recently seen in CPCC Summer Theatre, as Peter Pan. Talented students round out the cast, with Amanda Roberge as Wendy Darling and Isaac Josepthal and Sam Faulkner as John and Michael Darling.  

Performance times and dates are:  

Friday, September 26                     7:30 pm

Saturday, September 27                 3:00 pm

Saturday, September 27                 7:30 pm

Sunday, September 28                   2:00 pm

Friday, October 3                           7:30 pm *Fab Friday* (1/2 price show)- SOLD OUT

Saturday, October 4                       3:00 pm

Saturday, October 4                       7:30 pm

Sunday, October 5                         2:00 pm

Friday, October 10                          7:30 pm

Saturday, October 11                      3:00 pm

Sunday, October 12                        2:00 pm

Saturday, October 18                      11:00 am

Sunday, October 19                        2:00 pm

Friday, October 24                          7:30 pm

Saturday, October 25                      3:00 pm *Signed*

Sunday, October 26                        2:00 pm  

Performances will be held in the McColl Family Theatre at ImaginOn, 300 East 7th Street .  Front Orchestra tickets are $24.00; General Admission tickets are $18.00. For tickets to the productions, call the Children’s Theatre Box Office at 704-973-2828 (10 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri.) or visit our website:  Recommended for ages 6 and up and grades 1 and up.  

Children’s Theatre of Charlotte is supported, in part, with an Operating Grant from the Arts & Science Council, Charlotte-Mecklenburg, Inc., ArtsTeach, and the North Carolina Arts Council, an agency of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.
Time Warner Cable: the 2008-09 Media Sponsor of Children's Theatre of Charlotte

US Airways: the 2008-09 Official Airline of Children’s Theatre of Charlotte

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