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Saturday, November 01, 2008

More About "Peter Pan"

I got to see the opening night performance of Peter Pan tonight - what a terrific show! The cast is wonderful, and the show is filled with fun and exciting moments.

When I have some more time I'll post my comments about the show, but to tide you over, you can read this excellent story about the show in the Herald-Dispatch.

Here's an except from the story written by my pal Dave Lavender:
Loaded up with professional stage rigs and harnesses from ZFX Company out of Louisville and veteran direction, First Stage Theatre Company opens the first of two high-flying weekends of Peter Pan with a youth-infused cast of more than 80 kids.

Mary Kate Young, who plays Peter Pan, went to Louisville to train and learn to be comfortable and to sing better while suspended in a harness.

First Stage also has a dedicated corps of five volunteers who man the rigging for the teen and tween actors jetting off into the night sky of the stage.

The musical, juiced up a bit (more flying anyone?), hits the stage at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Huntington High School Auditorium.

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