Peter Pan, the musical, is coming to Potomac!
From April 19 to 21, the stage of Churchill High School's Bish Auditorium will be transformed into Neverland. Peter, Wendy, John, Michael and Tinker Bell will join the Lost Boys to do battle with Captain Hook and his pirate crew while Tiger Lily and her tribe dance their way into your hearts.
More than one hundred Churchill students already are actively involved in this historic production. The actors, singers and dancers are rehearsing every day; the musicians are learning the numbers; and the technicians are designing the set and mastering the show's complex staging.
Directing the musical will be Lynda Scionti, who recently remarked, "This production will enthusiastically embrace the magic of childhood." She continued, "The boy who never grew up is the child in all of us." Ms. Scionti also pointed out that the magic of Peter Pan will be enhanced with the amazement of flight. Technical director Scott Selman revealed that with the assistance of a professional flying company, "Peter Pan is the most technically complex shows we've ever staged at Churchill."
Joining Ms. Scionti and Mr. Selman will be musical director Kris Sanz and vocal director and choreographer Carlos Barillo, along with several student choregraphers and production designers. The production will feature orchestrations from the recent Broadway revival, including the favorite songs that will delight viewers of all ages: "Never Never Land," "I Won't Grow Up" and "I'm Flying."
Peter Pan will appeal to long-time fans of Churchill's musical theater department who have grown accustomed to the school's history of superior productions. But it is also the perfect show for a child taking in a musical for the first time.
As showtime nears, this blog will resume our popular "Meet the Seniors" series. These "backstage" interviews will offer unique perspectives from seniors participating in their final Churchill production.
Until then, please take a minute and purchase your tickets today! Good seats are going fast. Tickets may be obtained online at www.wchsarts.com.
The production will be presented Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for seniors and children under 12. Group sales for seniors and kids' organizations can be arranged by contacting Mr. Selman at Scott_A_Selman@mcpsmd.org.