Peter Pan and his fairy friend are flying into Kansas City for a two-week run at The White Theatre in Leawood July 6-28. This Tony Award®-winning musical, based on the beloved children’s classic by Sir J.M. Barrie, has delighted audiences for 60 years and is sure to be a high-flying hit. Peter Pan follows the magical tale of the Darling children, who are taken on wild adventures with Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinker Bell. Their escapades lead them to encounter pirates, a roguish gang, and a ticking crocodile. Audiences will surely connect with the memorable songs “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I’m Flying,” “Neverland,” and “I Won’t Grow Up.”
The talented 28-member cast features actors from across the Kansas City metro area. The White Theatre, as with many theatres here in KC, continues building community through the families it touches. Peter Pan is especially family oriented, as is the cast, which includes two families who will be performing together. Actor Don Arnott is performing along with his son-in-law Mike Peterson, two grandsons Ryan and Luke Peterson, and his cousin Nicole McCroskey. Performer Simon Schupp will share the stage with his son Issac. Scott Cooper Fagan, who dazzled White Theatre audiences as the Beast in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and the dashing Lancelot in CAMELOT, returns to the stage as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling. Check out this hysterical Pirate Tango clip from dance rehearsal.
Opening weekend also features the Peter Pan Palooza, a family event following the Sunday, July 7 performance. This includes fun, foolery, and food. Cast members will be around for pictures and we will have face painting, a slime-making station, fairy wand and Lost Boy drum making, and so much more! Refreshments will include Dirt + Bugs, Lost Boys Foraged Foods, as well as Mermaid Lemonade and Peter Pan Punch. Tickets are required (just $10 for children 3+, adults FREE) and can be acquired through TheWhiteTheatre.org