Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs, such as “Following the Leader,” “You Can Fly,” “The Second Star to the Right” and “Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life for Me.” Filled with adventure, music and a beloved hero, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a magical story any young performer will love to be a part of.
After much anticipation, Playful People will soon begin our journey to Neverland! With the fantastic George Pettit designing our sets, the amazing Jill Hoover designing costumes, and the incredible Heather Morse designing Hair and Makeup, this is sure to be a spectacularly beautiful show. Barb Galiotto and Katie D’Arcey will be co-directing this production, and Maureen Driggs will be Musical Director. We are still in the process of hiring “just the right” choreographer (to be announced).
Because this is a big show, rehearsals will be three days a week per cast, with the occasional Sunday rehearsal as well. This does NOT mean that all actors will be called three days a week. The characters that will be called the most, and will not be cast with actors who have major conflicts are marked with *’s on the cast of characters sheet. Major conflicts=long vacations, regular missed days, etc.
A full rehearsal schedule will be distributed at the first rehearsal. There will be three casts, each with 35 actors. Actors will be able to request a cast at registration.
Rehearsals for all casts begin the week of March 2. There will be a Parent Meeting that week (date/time TBA)
Lagoon Cast Ages: 8-14 (limited age exceptions may be considered, speak to Barb or Katie with inquiries) Rehearses: Mon/Tues/Thurs from 4:00-6:30. Approx. three rehearsals on Sundays in March from 2:00-6:00 (exact dates/times will be in rehearsal schedule)
Performances: Friday April 24 at 7pm, Saturday April 25 at 2pm and Sunday April 26 at 10am and 4pm
Cove Cast Ages: 8-14 (limited age exceptions may be considered, speak to Barb or Katie with inquiries) Rehearses: Tues/Wed/Thursdays from 4:00-6:30. Approx. three rehearsals on Sundays in March from 2:00-6:00 (exact dates/times will be in rehearsal schedule)
Performances: Thursday, April 30 7pm, Friday May 1 at 7pm, Saturday May 2 at 11am and 4pm
Hideout Cast Ages: 8-Adult (Family Cast – any actor under the age of 14 must participate with a parent/guardian) Rehearses: Mon/Tues/Thurs from 6:30-8:30 (some rehearsals may go later for adults). Approx. three rehearsals on Sundays in March from 2:00-6:00 (exact dates/times will be in rehearsal schedule)
Performances: Saturday, April 25 at 10am and 7pm, Sunday April 26 at 2pm
Tuition Includes: all dramatic/vocal/dance coaching, show t-shirt, script, music CD, costume use (shoes, tights, underclothes not included) and (NEW in 2015) digital access to show photos following performance.
Tuition costs below do NOT include a $10 discount per actor if paying by cash or check (use promo code pancheck on first registration page).
One Actor: $300
Two Actors from same family: $570 (use promo code pan2 on first registration page)
Three Actors from same family: $855 (use promo code pan3 on first registration page)
Auditions All auditions are at Hoover Theater. Three preferred audition times need to be provided at registration. Exact audition time for actor will be confirmed via email. Actors unable to make auditions must arrange for an alternate audition with Barb Galiotto.
Thurs, February 5 and Friday, February 6: 4:00-5:00/5:00-6:00/6:00-7:00/7:00-8:00
Needed for Online Registration: – Actor information (name, birthdate, allergies/medical conditions, t-shirt size)
– Email contact for at least one family member. Please be ready to provide email address for any family member that will want cast updates.
– Rehearsal Availability-which day(s) actor is available/unavailable for rehearsal and specific conflict dates for days where actor is available but has a conflict (examples: available Mondays except 3/23 for overnight trip; will leave at 5pm Tuesdays for ___; cannot rehearse Wednesdays). See calendar HERE.
– Tech Week/Show Availability-same as above but for Tech Week and show dates.
– Parent/Guardian information (name, cell phone, email address)
– Audition Preferences – THREE choices need to be made
– Credit card for payment (checks by mail also accepted, must be received prior to audition)
The following information will be collected after registration: Actor Measurements, Parent Job Choices, Authorization for other adults to pick Actor up from Rehearsal, Insurance Waivers, Actor Bio information
Participation Hours For each participating cast member, 15 hours of adult volunteer work is required (25 hours for two cast members/35 hours for three). If unable to fulfill hours of participation, a buyout option is available at $150/$250/$350. Information on Job Choices coming soon.
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FAQs Q: Why did tuition increase?
A: While we try to keep our tuition competitive with other theater companies, we did have to raise it in 2015. Our tuition cost stayed the same for some time while the company experienced increased staffing costs, we are now including digital access to show pictures for all actors, and the increased overhead costs for online registrations and payment.
Q: I need to work out a payment plan or ask for a full/partial scholarship. How do I do that?
A: Please contact our Executive Producer Barb Galiotto BEFORE registration to work out details. We don’t want to turn families away for financial reasons and will do our best to make it work!
Q: The registration program won’t let me use two promo codes (for multiple actors/paying by cash). What do I do?
A: Use the pan2 or pan3 promo code for multiple actors, then take $10 off for each actor when you write your check. We’ll adjust things on our end and all will be good.
Q: I am having problems with the registration program. Who do I contact?
A: Contact our Director of Communications, Karen Bellantoni. Sending emails/texts to Barb and/or Katie in addition will only add confusion to our team!
Q: I have/know of a teen who is interested in being an Intern. Who do I contact?
A: Please contact Barb Galiotto.
Q: What is Playful People’s Refund Policy?
A: Playful People Productions refund policy for cast members who withdraw from a production is as follows: from registration to date cast lists are posted, a full refund minus a $50.00 administrative fee is given. From the date cast list(s) are posted to the end of the first week of rehearsals, a refund of 50% of tuition will be given. No refunds will be given after the first week of rehearsals.