Hayley Podschun and John Bolton Star in Artpark's PETER PAN, Opening Tomorrow

Artpark brings the tale of PETER PAN to life on the Artpark Theater stage for eight exciting performances tomorrow, July 30, through August 7, 2015.

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 and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, PETER PAN is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time.

This high-flying, Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years.

Peter (played by Hayley Podschun) and his mischievous fairy sidekick Tinkerbell visit the nursery of the Darling children 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 pirates, and of course the villainous Captain Hook (played by John Bolton).

Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," "Never Never Land," and a rousing story 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.

PETER PAN also stars Sarah Blewett as Wendy, Debbie Pappas Sham as Mrs. Darling, Jared Loftin as Smee, Mara Lucas as Tiger Lily, Sam Fesmire as John and Ayden Herreid as Michael. The company of Lost Boys, Pirates and Indians includes Colin Akin, Deshawn Bowens, Patrick J. Coleman, Arianne Davidow, Thomas Evans, Paschal Frisina III, Joe Greenan, Lisa Kaemmerlen, Ryan Kanfer, Tuan Malinowski, Ricky Marchese, JJ Niemann, Nathan Roberts, Sean Ryan, Sophia Scarpulla, Madelyn Teal, Paul E. Urriola, Phil Wackerfuss, Faith Wahl and Andrew Zuccari. Ashley Vita Verde is the standby for Peter Pan.

Artpark's PETER PAN is directed by Randall Kramer, choreographed by Lynne Kurdziel Formato with Music Direction by Jason Bravo.

For more about the show, visit www.artpark.net/artpark-broadway-musical-peter-pan.

HAYLEY PODSCHUN (Peter Pan) Broadway credits include: Wicked (Glinda, Natl. Tour), Chaplin, Anything Goes, Pal Joey, Sunday In The Park..., Hairspray (as well as Natl. Tour), and The Sound of Music. Hayley's next project takes her to The Old Globe in San Diego with the new show 'In Your Arms'. Directed, choreographed, and conceived by Christopher Gattelli (original music by Stephen Flaherty), it is 10 different vignettes about love written by 10 different playwrights, all told thru dance. She has been involved with the project since it's first meeting back in 2008. @haypod22 www.hayleypodschun.com

JOHN BOLTON (Captain Hook/Mr. Darling) received critical acclaim and a Drama Desk nomination starring on Broadway as The Old Man in A Christmas Story the Musical. A longtime Broadway veteran (Curtains, Spamalot, Titanic, etc), he spent 4 seasons on TV's Gossip Girl and had guest-starring roles on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, Boardwalk Empire and others. This Fall he will co-star as The Captain and Hennesey in the Broadway production of Dames at Sea. @ItsJohnBolton

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