Youth Theatre’s “Peter Pan” packed for opener, continues tonight & Sunday

Joseph Anderson and Shelby Swenson as Peter Pan and Wendy chat while Emily Bowersox as Tinkerbell listens. (Photo by Bruce Strand)

Joseph Anderson and Shelby Swenson as Peter Pan and Wendy chat while Emily Bowersox as Tinkerbell listens. (Photos by Bruce Strand)

 

Youth Theatre Workshop’s production of “Peter Pan” opened Saturday afternoon to an overflow crowd at Elk River High School’s Little Theatre. There will be seven more showings, including Saturday evening at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Next week’s show times are Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 and 6 p.m.

The director is Eileen Anderson, and music director is Brian Budahn.

Dance scene from Peter Pan.

Neverland Dancers.

 

The cast includes Tyler Mueller and Joseph Anderson as Peter Pan, Tess Trombley and Shelby Swenson as Wendy, Emily Bowersox as Tinkerbell, Russ Branjord as Captain Hook, Liam Barnes and Ryan Theisen as Narrator, Sarah Noding as Mrs. Daling, Colin Ritter and Rayford Ritter as Michael, Anthony Kath and Cole Schwinghammer as John, Jeff Murray as Teddy Bear, MacKenzie Rick-Moores as Nana, Jennifer Mueller as Aunt Millicent, Liam Barnes as Shadow, Bella Kallas as Rosetta, Ava Maki as Violette, Jaelyn McAllister as Iradessa, Brenna Conrad as Fawn, Lauren Christ as Silvermist, Lexi Freund as Periwinkle, Matthew Nelson as Smee, and Emily Callies and Elizbeth Inselmann as the crocodile.

Indian Princesses dance.

Indian Princesses dance.

 

Also, playing characters as children are Abigail Kohout as Tinker Bell, Lauren Theisen as Rosetta, Averi Schirmers as Violette, Genet Gagnon as Iradessa, Danika Hanson as Fawn, Katelyn Kolyer as Silvermist, Alayna Conrad as Periwinkle, Rachelle Noding and Elise Wilson as Tiger Lily, Ben Kolyer and Eli Branjord as Peter Pan, Liam Barnes as Captain Hook, Isaac Branjord as Smee and Cochise Stokes as Indian Chief.

Mermaids sing "Pan is Back," a takeoff on "My Boyfriend's Back."

Mermaids sing “Pan is Back,” a takeoff on “My Boyfriend’s Back.”

 

Additional kids in the various groups (Pixie Dust, Pirates, Mermaids, Indian Princesses, Chorus, Neverland Dancers) are Ava Gagnon, Emily Dusosky, Cristina Anderson, Aria Hanson, Jade Murray, Anastasia Matushenko, Marissa Frischolz, April Anderson, Reagan Brown, Olivia Damman, Aaliya Nelson, Mikalyn Hidde, Shelby Homberger, Paige Murray, Savanna Schlitz, Leah Brown, Poppy Brendel, Keilana Sonntag, Ashlynn Erickson, Julia Kaluza, Ella Olafson, Emily Nikovics, Abigail Schwarze, Elise Hatlestad, Whitney Langley, Isis Nunez-Martinez, Jack Kaluza, Riley Kaluza, Abraham Bade, Derek Monahan, Joey Musgjerd, Seth Jorgenson, Mason Olofson, Justin Andrusko, Wyatt Olin, Jack Freund, Elly Rolfes, Victoria Tobin, Nicole Dee, Selena Nelson, McKenzie Scheid, Katie Thorpe, Lindsey Geist, Cailin Conrad, Megan Juba, and MacKenzie Rick-Moores.

Captain Hook (Russ Branjord) and his pirates.

Captain Hook (Russ Branjord) and his pirates.

Lost Boys.

Lost Boys.

Eli Branjord, Abigail Kohout and Liam Barns as young Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.

Eli Branjord, Abigail Kohout and Liam Barns as young Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and Captain Hook.

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