A Musical Based on the novel and play by
Sir J.M. Barrie
Music by Morris (Moose) Charlap
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
February 7-16 – Landis Performing Arts Center – Riverside City College
Riverside, the Inland Empire's most revered musical theatre company, presents
the Broadway musical PETER PAN, February 7 through February 16 at the Landis
Performing Arts Center on the campus of Riverside City College.
PETER PAN is a
classic musical theatre experience that the entire family will remember and
cherish. Based on the classic novel by J.M. Barrie, PETER PAN is sure to
delight, with adventures of the original Lost Boy, Peter Pan, as he, his tribe
of Lost Boys and his mischievous sidekick Tinkerbell fight the villainous
Captain Hook and his band of bungling Pirates. With the help of the Darling
children, Wendy, Michael and John, Peter conquers Captain Hook and his pirate
crew and saves Neverland.
PETER PAN was
originally produced on Broadway in 1954 starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril
Ritchard as Captain Hook. Both stars won Tony Awards for their performances.
Filled chock full of Broadway standards like "I've Gotta Crow,"
"Never Never Land" and "I'm Flying," PETER PAN was revived
on Broadway three times (1980, 1991 and 1999), garnering Tony Awards for Best Revival
of a Musical every time.
the title role of Peter Pan is Performance Riverside’s legend, Morgan Reynolds,
who appeared in last season's critically acclaimed production of NEWSIES. Prior
to NEWSIES, Reynolds appeared as the Scarecrow in the touring company of the
Andrew Lloyd Webber production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Local musical theater star,
Tucker Boyes, will take on the swashbuckling role of Captain Hook. Boyes has
appeared locally as Gaston in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and in principal roles in
THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, CURTAINS and JANE EYRE. Rounding out the cast is Emily
Abeles as Wendy Darling, Cruz de la Fuente as John Darling and Owen Switzer as
performances will be held on February 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7 pm, and on February
8, 9, 15 and 16 at 2 pm in the Landis Performing Arts Center at Riverside City
College, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside. Tickets for PETER PAN are now available through the Landis Performing
Arts Center Box Office at (951) 222-8100 or online at www.performanceriverside.org.