Sierra Stages presents J.M. Barrie’s PETER PAN – The Perfect Theatrical Event for Audiences of All Ages This Summer - July 10-August 2 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City
Sierra Stages presents
J.M. Barrie’s PETER PAN
July 10 – August 2
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2pm
Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City
www.SierraStages.org • 530-346-3210
This summer, the perfect theatrical event for audiences of all ages is sure to be the Sierra Stages production of J.M. Barrie’s PETER PAN, playing from July 10 through August 2 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Ignite your imagination, rediscover one of the great adventures of all time, and come along on a spectacular journey into the world of childhood as a strange visitor flies through the Darling children’s nursery window and whisks Wendy, Michael and John away to a magical land in this legendary adventure of pirates, fairies and fantasy.
The Sierra Stages production of PETER PAN, which uses J.M. Barrie’s published version of the play, is directed by Jac Royce, with fight choreography by Joey Fechtel, set design by Mike Edwards, lighting design by Erin Beatie, and costume design by Jill Kelly. Flying effects are under the supervision of Flying by Foy (the company that developed flying technology for the Broadway musical version and has since flown actors in thousands of productions of the show). The ensemble cast, which plays multiple roles, includes Nevada County actors Isaias Acosta, Olivia Alcantara, Marcus Arellanes, Becky Browning, Tadja Enos, Jozi Gullickson, Michael Habeeb, Brandon Johnson, Clara Knappen, Lexis LaRue, Chandler Leonard, Conor Nolan, Sunny Ostrom, Emily Rice, Kelly Taylor, Alexis Walker, Kim Wellman, and Carly Wellman.
While the Sierra Stages production is not an ‘updating’ of the play, it is designed and conceived for performance at the Nevada Theatre for contemporary audiences. “We incorporate the mythology of Peter Pan and the Edwardian sensibilities of J.M. Barrie’s play, with current theatrical technology, hilarious costumes, a wide range of music, and intergenerational appeal,” said Royce. “Kids will love it, and kids’ laughter is contagious.”
Performances of PETER PAN are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. General Admission is $25 ($18 for Youth age 17 and under). For those audience members who prefer a specific seat location and wish to provide additional financial support for Sierra Stages, Reserved Seating is available in advance for $35. On Thursday evenings (July 17, 24 and 31), families of four (with at least one child) may purchase a family package of four general admission tickets for $75. Sierra Stages again offers up to six (6) free tickets to college students age 25 and below with a valid ID before beginning one hour before each performance as well as $15 student rush tickets ½ hour before each performance based upon availability (for details about student tickets, visit www.SierraStages.org).
General Admission and Reserved Seating tickets are available online at www.SierraStages.org or by calling Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210. Tickets are also on sale at BriarPatch Co-op on Sierra College Boulevard in Grass Valley.
This summer, Sierra Stages also offers a 5-day introduction to theatre workshop for high school-aged students entitled “Young Performers Forum”. For information about the workshop, visit www.SierraStages.org. This fall, Sierra Stages concludes its sixth season with the charming Off-Broadway musical YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN from September 18 through October 12 at the Off Center Stage in Grass Valley. In addition, “Theater by the Book” — the series of informal play readings co-presented by Sierra Stages and the Miners Foundry Cultural Center in Nevada City — will continue this fall with three readings: Pursuit of Truth by Jeffrey Mason (Wednesday, September 24), Becky’s New Car by Steven Dietz (Wednesday, October 22) and Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire (Wednesday, November 19).
Sierra Stages is a tax-exempt not-for-profit community theatre with a goal to enrich the culture of western Nevada County. In its first five seasons, Sierra Stages presented 20 plays and musicals and received 38 Elly Award nominations for its productions.
For more information about PETER PAN and Sierra Stages, visit www.SierraStages.org