LOWER MAKEFIELD >> Charles Boehm Middle School invites the community to join the Lost Boys and never grow up when its students perform Peter Pan JR. Based on J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about the adventures of a mischievous boy.
The musical features music by Morris (Moose) Charlap with additional music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The show was originally directed, choreographed, and adapted by Jerome Robbins.
Charles Boehm presents Peter Pan JR. on Friday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 30 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at the school located at 866 Big Oak Road in Yardley. The 2 p.m. matinee will be a special Sensory/Autism Friendly performance. Certain aspects of the show will be softened to allow those with sensory needs to enjoy the production and not be uncomfortable.
Tickets are $10 and can be ordered online by visiting the Charles Boehm website or at the door each night 45 minutes prior to performance time. For more information on the performances please visit www.pennsburysd.org and choose Charles Boehm under “Schools.”
In Peter Pan JR. Wendy, Michael and John Darling meet and befriend Peter Pan when the mysterious boy and a fairy named Tinker Bell enter their nursery in search of Peter’s lost shadow.
Peter whisks his new friends away to Neverland, an island with “hardly any space between one adventure and the other.” There, Peter introduces the Darling children to his fellow Lost Boys, children who – like Peter – never grow up. The crew launches into a great adventure where they encounter Brave Girls, led by the incredible Tiger Lily, and Pirates led by the dreaded Captain Hook. Challenges ensue when the Darling children are ensnared in Captain Hook’s sinister plan to seek revenge on Peter.
Peter Pan JR. is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’ s Broadway Junior shows are 30 and 60-minute musicals for elementary and middle school-aged