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Peter Pan coming to Performing Arts Center July 10-19 

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Tabatha S. Skanes as Peter Pan, and Erik Austin as Captain Hook. Courtesy photo.

Kelrik Productions presents Peter Pan

– Kelrik Productions will present Peter Pan, July 10 -19 at the Performing Arts Center, Spanos Theatre, located at 1 Grand Ave. in San Luis Obispo.  The musical is directed by Lauryn Judson and Erik Austin with musical direction from Theresa Riforgiate, stage managed by Sean Blauvelt, costume design by Kathleen Forster, additional costumes provided by Costume Capers, properties by Lester Wilson, lighting design by David Beals and flying effects by ZFX.

The cast includes: Tabatha S. Skanes as Peter Pan, Erik Austin as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling, Katie Guicik as Mrs. Darling, Lester Wilson as Smee and Michaela Ferroggiaro as Tiger Lily. The Darling children are played by Taylor Peters (Wendy), Sam Gomez (John), and Oliver Baker-Ballantyre (Michael). The cast also includes 34 local children, teens and adults from Santa Maria to Paso Robles performing as the lost boys, indians and pirates.

Peter Pan was first introduced by JM Barrie in 1901 in the short story, Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. The stage version was introduced in 1904. The play’s initial popularity spawned a book which was basically excerpts from the script – Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens – released in 1906. Barrie expanded the work into a novel in 1911 entitled Peter and Wendy. Previously a play with music, the full musical version wasn’t created until 1954. It was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins and starred Mary Martin. Famous Peter Pans to follow have included Sandy Duncan and Olympic gymnast Cathy Rigby who won the Tony in 1998.

Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.kelrikproductions.org, by calling (805) 756- 4TIX or in person at the PAC Box Office in San Luis Obispo.

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