Newcastle audiences are set to be enchanted these October school holidays by one of the most beloved family musicals of all time.
The magical tale of Peter Pan will be brought to life on the iconic Civic Theatre stage by the international award-winning youth theatre company, Hunter Drama.
Under the expert guidance of acclaimed director James Tolhurst, 50 of the Hunter’s brightest up-and-coming theatrical talent will present a lavish, large-scale production of this high-flying, Tony Award-winning musical which has been delighting audiences around the world for more than 60 years.
The cast has gained invaluable experience and have even undertaken specific training for the performance.
Those playing the main characters recently traveled to Melbourne for flying lessons with world-leading production company Showtech, in preparation for the scenes where they will be swooping across the Civic Theatre stage.
James said that the opportunity to perform such an iconic musical on such a grand stage was an “honour.”
“To perform on the Civic Theatre stage is an honour for any thespian and we are proud to be giving these children – some as young as nine – that opportunity,” he said.
“At Hunter Drama, we pride ourselves on delivering quality productions. We engage outstanding crews to guide our cast through exhaustive rehearsal processes to ensure the shows are as professional as possible.
“The cast of Peter Pan is benefiting from three full months of training with their professional director, musical director and choreographer who are pouring their hearts into this show-stopping production.”
Peter Pan JR will be on at the Civic Theatre for six magical performances from Thursday 10 October to Saturday 12 October and with adults at children’s prices, nobody ever has to truly grow up.
Hunter Drama presents Peter Pan JR
Civic Theatre, Newcastle
Thursday 10 October – 10.30am and 7pm
Friday 11 October – 10.30am and 7pm
Saturday 12 October – 2pm and 7pm