PETER PAN Continues At Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County Through 11/17

November 4
10:58 AM 2012

PETER PAN Continues At Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County Through 11/17

Karen Lewis directs Peter Pan-based upon Sir James M. Barrie's 1904 play about the boy who refuses to grow up-is onstage in Woodbury through November 17, the latest in Arts Center of Cannon County's 2012 Stagedoor Series.

The story begins in the London nursery of Wendy, John, and Michael Darling, where the three children are visited by Peter Pan. With the help of his tiny friend, the fairy Tinkerbell, Peter takes the three children on a magical flight to Never Land. This enchanted island is home to Peter, Tink, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and her Native American nation, and the scheming Captain Hook who is as intent on defeating Peter Pan as he is from escaping the tick-tocking crocodile that once ate a hand of his that Peter Pan cut off.

Directed by Lewis and produced by Murray Martin, Peter Pan features MacKenzie Lewis as Peter Pan, Tom Marcrom, Weston Foster as Captain Hook, Charlette Myhre as Wendy, Emily Conley as John, Sarah Hayes, Ella Phillips as Michael. The cast also includes Rachael Parker, Zach Hughes, Adam LaPorte, Emily Nave, Noah Lee, Isaac Lee, Annabelle Lee, Sammy Mai, Sarah Oppman, Sarah Kate Helton, Shelby Jones, Zoe Houghton, Katherine Elizabeth Jordan, MiChelle Davis, Miranda Reed, Shelley Harris, Darcie Lee, MAndi Davis, Sarah Anderson, Cooper Nichols, Ric Kinkade, Matt Henry, Jim Shemwell, Jonathan Hidgon, Pearce Kinkade, Payton Campbell Dylan Duke, Jeffrey LaPorte, Suzanne Myhre, Jadrienne Myhre, and Kalyn Choate.

Performances are scheduled Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through November 17. Doors to the theater open at 7 p.m. for all Friday and Saturday evening shows and curtain is at 7:30 p.m. For the Sunday performances, the doors open at 1:30 p.m. and curtain is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 with discounts available for students, seniors and groups and may be purchased by calling the Arts Center box office at (615) 563-2787 or (800) 235-9073.Tickets may also be purchased online at The Blue Porch @ Arts Center restaurant is now open before all performances.

The Arts Center is located on 1424 John Bragg Highway, just west of the town of Woodbury, approximately 20 minutes from Murfreesboro, Manchester, and McMinnville and one hour southeast of Nashville. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. For more information, go to

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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 - the history of which can be traced to 1989 and the first presentation of The First Night Awards - which honor outstanding theater artisans from Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and also includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors recognition. Midwinter's First Night honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. An accomplished director, Ellis helmed productions of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, all in their Nashville premieres, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show. Ellis was recognized by The Tennessean as best director of a musical for both Company and Rocky Horror. In 2015, he directed William Inge's Picnic for Circle Players and Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years for VWA Theatricals, with The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest set for spring 2016.

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