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Almond Acres Charter Academy to present ‘Peter Pan’ 

Pictured here is Ella Gomez, a 5th grader, during auditions who has been cast to play Peter.

Pictured here is Ella Gomez, a 5th grader, during auditions who has been cast to play Peter.

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–Almond Acres Charter Academy recently held auditions for the musical production adaptation of Peter Pan, to be produced and directed by Erik Austin of Kelrik Productions. Fifty students were cast and over the course of a few short weeks, students have rehearsed and are ready to perform two shows on Oct. 23 and 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Lillian Larsen Gymnasium in San Miguel.

Almond Acres Charter Academy is responsible for paying all production costs associated with putting on the show and is seeking donations from members of the community to help cover costs. All remaining proceeds will be used to purchase art supplies, music, stage production supplies, and sound equipment in order to further develop the school’s visual and performing arts program.

Focusing on the “eight intelligences,” AACA describes its learning philosophy and framework as designed to reach the creativity of each child. “This musical performance is the perfect opportunity for incorporating this philosophy, as it taps into the following intelligences: interpersonal, linguistic, visual–spatial, bodily–kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and musical allowing students to play to their own strengths, and build their confidence.” says Program Director Amy Baker.

There will also be a fundraiser for the event at Sunset Car Wash on Saturday, Nov. 14 AACA will receive 25-percent of pre-sale vouchers, which range from $17-120 with no expiration and redeemable at all county locations, and 5-9-percent of day of purchases

The performances are open to the public and tickets can be purchased, $10/adults and $5/children on or through the AACA office.

For more information, visit the AACA website at or call them at (805) 467-2095.

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