Hardcastle-Miles Directs 2012 Season-Ending PETER PAN At Lakewood Theatre Company


Hardcastle-Miles Directs 2012 Season-Ending PETER PAN At Lakewood Theatre Company

April Hardcastle-Miles directs Peter Pan as Lakewood Theatre Company, chosen as 2011's BroadwayWorld.com's best community theatre, concludes its 2012 season.

Adapted for the stage by Jill Roberts Keane from the novel by J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan runs November 30- December 16, this revival of The Lakewood Theatre Young People's Troupe 2004 production is the ideal outing for the young and young-at-heart.

Peter Pan, a magical boy who refuses to grow up, brings the Darling children from their home to Neverland, where they have adventures with Indians, The Lost Boys, and the dreaded Captain Hook and his crew of pirates. Wendy Darling, quite enchanted with Peter, must decide whether to return home to grow up or remain forever in Neverland.

Peter Pan is directed by Hardcastle Miles and features a strong youth cast, supported by adult actors. William Welch and Peyton Chevalier lead the cast as Peter and Wendy, Doug Allen fills the dual roles Mr. Darling and Captain Hook, and BroadwayWorld.com Best Actress winner Heather Vaughn-Alexander portrays Mrs. Darling.

Peter Pan plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Reservations are strongly recommended by going to TicketsNashville.com. Reservations can also be made by calling (615) 847-0934.Ticket prices are $14 per adult, and $10 for seniors, students and children. Group rates are available. Lakewood Theatre is located at 2211 Old Hickory Blvd. in Old Hickory. Additional information about the theatre can be found at http://www.lakewoodtheatre.com/.

The Sunday, December 9 performance will be ASL interpreted for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community. 

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Jeffrey Ellis Jeffrey Ellis is a Nashville-based writer, editor and critic, who's been covering the performing arts in Tennessee for more than 25 years. He is the recipient of the Tennessee Theatre Association's Distinguished Service Award for his coverage of theatre in the Volunteer State and was the founding editor/publisher of Stages, the Tennessee Onstage Monthly. He is a past fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and is the founder/executive producer of The First Night Honors, held during Labor Day Weekend, which honor oustanding theater artists in Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors. Midwinter's First Night, held the first Sunday in January after New Year's Day, honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. Further, Ellis directed the Nashville premiere of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show, with Ellis honored by The Tennessean as best director of a musical for both Company and Rocky Horror.

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