‘Peter Pan’ takes flight at the Woodland Opera House

By From page A11 | April 12, 2013

The Woodland Opera House will present the British musical “Peter Pan” beginning Friday, April 19, and running Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 12. The show is underwritten by Woodland Healthcare and Tony and Trish Marshall.

Audience members will fly away to Never Land for a swashbuckling epic that delivers non-stop action, a fresh musical score and fun for the whole family. It is a story so magical it actually takes flight.

Based on the novel by J.M. Barrie with book, music and lyrics by Piers Chater-Robinson, this is the story of the boy who never wanted to grow up. Peter Pan ran away from home as a baby and has set up camp in Never Land, an island filled with pirates, Indians and his gang of lost boys. With the help of his tiny friend, the fairy Tinkerbell, Peter takes Wendy, John and Michael Darling on a magical flight to Never Land where they encounter the scheming Captain Hook.

The cast includes Emily Jo Seminoff as Peter Pan, Rodger McDonald at Hook/Mr. Darling, Emily O’Flaherty as Wendy, Bailey Robinson-Burmester as John, Makenna Harding-Davis as Michael, Betsy Taloff as Mrs. Darling, Jeff Nauer as Smee, Marcus Lucia as Nana, Erin Bruni as Jane, Kimmie Ruanto as Tiger Lily, Horacio Gonzalez as Chief, Mary Dahlberg as Liza/Crocodile and Mary Hayakawa as Grown-up Wendy.

The Lost Boys are played by Emily Miller, Ryan Everitt, Hayley Harrison, Casey Wathen, Jimin Moon and Jordan Hayakawa.

Tomas Eredia, Andrew Duncan, Sung Moon, Alec Gracia and Hunter LaMar are pirates and Indians. The ensemble includes Camila Morales, Keri Ruanto, James Hayakawa, Luke Crabbe, Sofia de la Pena, Eliani Erickson, Lydia Erickson, Abby Harrison, Alex Jerant, Savannah McCoy, Jihan Moon, Collin Robinson-Burmenster and Alex Romero.

The show is directed and choreographed by Angela Baltezore. Music direction is by James Glica-Hernandez and additional choreography is by Eva Sarry. Set design is by Jason Hammond and John Bowles.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. There is an additional 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, May 4. Reserved tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $12 for children 17 and under. Balcony tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets are available at 530-666-9617 or www.woodlandoperahouse.org.

Enterprise staff

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