Warner Stage Company to Present PETER PAN, 7/26-8/1

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Warner Stage Company to Present PETER PAN, 7/26-8/1

The Warner Stage Company's Main Stage Musical Season continues Saturday, July 26th at 7:30 pm with the opening night of Peter Pan.

Based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris "Moose" Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time.

Peter (Erin Spector) and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children (Kristen Vanderlyn, Alexander Bilodeau, Gavin Anderson) late one night and with a sprinkle of pixie dust begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and of course the villainous Captain Hook (John Ozerhoski).

Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," and"Never Land," and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up.

The Warner Stage Company production of Peter Pan is directed and choreographed by Roxie Quinn with Music Director Dan Ringuette. Performances are Saturday, July 26 & August 2 at 7:30 pm, Sunday July 27 & August 3 at 2 pm and Friday, August 1 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $18-26 and can be purchased by calling the Warner Box Office at 860-489-7180 or online at www.warnertheatre.org.

Built by Warner Brothers Studios and opened in 1931 as a movie palace (1,772 seats), the Warner Theatre was described then as "Connecticut's Most Beautiful Theatre." Damaged extensively in a flood, the Warner was slated for demolition in the early 1980s until the non-profit Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts (NCAA) was founded and purchased the theatre. The Warner reopened as a performing arts center in 1983, and restoration of the main lobbies and auditorium was completed in November 2002. In 2008, the new 50,000 square foot Carole and Ray Neag Performing Arts Center, which houses a 300 seat studio theatre, 200 seat restaurant and expansive school for the arts, was completed. Today, the Warner is in operation year-round with more than 160 performances and 100,000 patrons passing through its doors each season. Over 10,000 students, pre K-adult, participate in arts education programs and classes. Together, with the support of the community, the Warner has raised close to $17 million to revitalize its facilities. NCAA's mission is to preserve the Warner Theatre as an historic landmark, enhance its reputation as a center of artistic excellence and a focal point of community involvement, and satisfy the diverse cultural needs of the region. To learn more about the Warner Theatre, visit our website: www.warnertheatre.org.

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