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Yorktown High School Peter Pan

By • Apr 27th, 2008 • Category: Cappies

“Where do you live, Peter Pan?” Wendy asked, waiting anxiously for an answer. “Second star to the right and straight on till morning!” answered Peter. Well, Yorktown’s production of Peter Pan was ‘straight on’ and had a few ‘stars’ thrown in to boot. They brought Neverland to life, making anyone say ‘I Won’t Grow Up.’

Leading the incredible team of thespians was, of course, the unconquerable Peter Pan (played by Charlie Resnick). He metaphorically and physically flew around the stage with an ever-present boyish sense about him. Always standing in the shadow of the great Peter Pan was Peter’s Shadow (Brooke Weber). She energized the cast with her superb acting. However, no story is complete without its horrible and humorous villain, and in this case it was Hook (George Foster), who could double for “Captain Barbosa” in Pirates of the Caribbean. His performance could not be topped, and his character could have taken on all of Neverland if it were not for Disney’s favorite crime-fighting boy.

Tink (Ivy Brom), Peter’s sidekick, was a fiery, funny, and (sometimes) ferocious fairy. The three children taken to Neverland, Michael (Alex Zaloum), John (Paul Kenney), and Wendy (Julie Haberstick) all brought the prim and proper to the chaotic Lost Boys. In the jungle, the natives were led by Tiger Lily (Emily Marsh), the very vivacious and scary Indian girl who teams up with Peter. Even so, no one can forget the faithful, subservient Smee (Matt Bloch), who had fantastic comedic timing. A notable cameo was that of the Pirate Band Conductor, played by Philip Baraoidan.

The show was completed by its outstanding lighting and stage crews. Andrew Caughron headed a wonderful lighting crew that set the tone for the scenes. In one instance, with the help of the sets and backdrops provided by the set crew, the characters were made into silhouettes. It added to the show’s greatness. So, with only a few minor sound glitches, Yorktown’s production of Peter Pan made the audience want to ‘crow’ for more.

by Sean Bartnick of Seton

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