J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who refuses to grow up comes to life at The Wick Theatre and Custom Museum this summer. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Peter Pan, adapted from Barrie’s play of the same name and his novelized version, Peter and Wendy, will take the stage from August 8-23, pulling all the stops for this high-flying summer production.
You know the story: Peter Pan returns to the Darling’s home in search of his shadow—something he left behind a week earlier after skulking around the children’s room, when their nursemaid/dog Nana chased him off. The Darling trio, Wendy and brothers John and Michael, take to the sky (and straight on till morning) and off to Neverland with Pan and Tinker Bell, where they, along with the Lost Boys, lead a life of adventure. That is, until Captain Hook, Smee, and the dastardly pirates kidnap the kiddie clan.
Filling Peter’s green moccasins will be Sharon Mari Mills, a veteran of the national touring show, playing he role of Curly (one of the Lost Boys), and understudy of Mrs. Darling, and Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan. She will literally fly across The Wick stage—with all the requisite rigging of course—in this family-friendly production of the classic childhood tale. This is the kind of musical that’s perfect for the wee ones, and kids who never grew up, just remember to bring those “wonderful thoughts” and watch out for crocodiles!
- Tickets for Peter Pan cost $55. Showtimes: August 6-23. For more information, visit thewick.org.