After more than eight weeks of learning lines, singing songs, mastering dances, making costumes, building sets and tracking down props - tonight, Peter Pan takes the stage (and flies above it, for that matter).
The classic musical will be presented by First Stage Theatre Company at the (new) Huntington High School Auditorium tonight at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 1 at 8 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. The show also takes place next weekend, Nov. 7 - 9.
Tickets are $12 and $10 for children 12 and under.
The stage show tells the story of the boy from Never-Never Land who refuses to grow up, and his adventures with Wendy, Michael, John and the Lost Boys, as they fight the evil Captain Hook and his band of pirates.
The show includes a cast of more than 80 young actors and features professional flying effects provided by the ZFX company, which allows Peter to soar across the stage.
The performance will also include a pre-show featuring Tinkerbellettes and Little Pirates.
The directing team includes director Mary Smirl, musical director Lara Donahoe and producer Elaine Young. For more information, call 304-416-KIDS (304-416-5437).
The First Stage Theatre Company is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an educational, developmental experience for young people through the performing arts. Peter Pan kicks off the company's 19th season.