The School of the Arts celebrates the holiday season with a high-flying production of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie’s timeless story of wonder and imagination. The show opens in the Allen Main Stage Theatre on Friday, November 30, 2012 and runs weekends through Sunday, December 9, 2012. School of the Arts is located at 45 Prince Street at University Avenue.
The play brings to life the classic tale that follows the Darling children on their adventures in Neverland with Peter Pan, Tinker Bell and Captain Hook. Written in 1901 by Sir James M. Barrie and adapted as a musical for the stage by Jerome Robbins in 1954, Peter Pan tells the story of a young boy who doesn’t want to grow up. Robbins’ adaptation was made famous on Broadway by Mary Martin. Other famous Peter Pans have included Sandy Duncan and Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby. Both Martin and Rigby won Tony Awards for their performances.
SOTA’s production is being directed by Drama Department faculty member Lorie Dengler Dewey. Other artistic team members include: Mario Belcufine and Meghan Koch as Musical Directors, Tina Scahill as Choreographer, Ken Canfield as Scenic Designer, Patti Olender as Costume Designer, and Edward H. Myers, Jr. as Lighting Design. More than 145 student actors, dancers, musicians, technicians, and stage crew members are involved in the production.
Performance Dates and Times:
November 30 7 PM December 1 2 PM
December 1 7 PM December 2 5 PM
December 7 7 PM December 8 2 PM
December 8 7 PM December 9 5 PM
Advance tickets for Peter Pan are now available from 8:00 AM until 9:00 PM at all Wegmans Customer Service Desks until Friday, November 30 at 4:00 PM. All seats are reserved. Remaining tickets are sold on performance days at the SOTA Box Office beginning one-hour prior to show times. Online tickets are available at www.sotarochester.org. Tickets are $9.00 for adults; $7.00 students and senior citizens; and $5.00 for SOTA students with ID.
For more information contact Adele Fico, Art Center Director at 585-242-7682 x1551 or call the SOTA Performance Hotline at 585-324-3535.