Peter Pan soars onto the stage in this vibrant, colorful adaptation of the time-honored classic tale. Adventures abound as amateur inventor Wendy Darling and her brothers John and Michael travel to Neverland with the impetuous Peter and his fairy companion Tinkerbell! The gang romps with the Lost Boys, rescues the resourceful Princess Tigerlily, and battles the nefarious Captain Hook. Following the novel’s classic episodes, Peter Pan celebrates the carefree spirit of childhood and the value of following your dreams.
"This full house filled with children’s laughter makes this Peter Pan special. For the kids, they not only discover a good story but are introduced to the magic of theatre." ~ The Backstage Beat, Dr. Wilson Trivino
"There are still pirates, crocodiles, mermaids and fairies, but in its new production of “Peter Pan,” the artists at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Midtown have added another layer of fantasy to the tale." ~ Northside Neighbor
Story adaptation, girls in science, growing up, music
Ashley Anderson is so stoked to be a part of the Center for Puppetry Arts team! Hailing from South Georgia, Ashley recently moved up from Ft. Myers, FL, where she was a part of Florida Repertory Theatre: training, teaching, performing both in TYA traveling shows, and MainStage shows such as Marie Louise in My Three Angels and Steph in Reasons to be Pretty—while there she also had her directorial debut with the FL Rep Theatre Summer Camp directing Cinderella and All Shook Up with 76 kids...it was Awesome! After her adventures in Florida ended, Ashley made her way to Atlanta and submerged herself into training; working as an Aerilist, Hand to Hand Acrobat, Tumbler, and Burlesquer with the Imperial OPA circus. Ashley recently finished her performance as Sally in the new work, Sally and Glen at the Palace Theatre with Out of Box Theatre in Marietta. “Art is not a Thing; it is a Way” –Elbert Hubbard
Matt Baum has delighted Atlanta audiences of all ages in a variety of productions ranging from Shakespeare to musical theatre. Recent credits include: Little Raindrop Songs at the Alliance, Lyle the Crocodile at Synchronicity, and Hound of the Baskervilles at ART Station. He is thrilled to make his Center for Puppetry Arts debut as Captain Hook!
Luis R. Hernandez celebrates his 10th season here at the Center and happy to revisit some of his favorite shows! At the Center he has previously appeared in Shake a Tale Feather With Mother Goose, Peter Pan, SPACE!, Beauty & the Beast, Charlotte’s Web, Winnie the Pooh, The Adventures of Mighty Bug, Tales of Edgar Allan Poe, and in the title role of Don Quixote. Some of his other favorite Atlanta theatre credits include Sir Bedevere in Spamalot (Atlanta Lyric Theatre), Sub-Commandant in The Navigator (7 Stages) Norman in The Boys Next Door (Georgia Ensemble Theatre), Nicely Nicely in Guys and Dolls (Aurora Theatre), and Alexander T. Wolf in The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs (Theatre in the Square). He is a company member of Teatro del Sol, Atlanta’s only professional Spanish language theatre, since its inception 10 years ago. You may have also seen him on the stages of Actor’s Express, Horizon Theatre, Synchronicity, Dad’s Garage, Stage Door Players, and The Shakespeare Tavern. He has been nominated twice for a Suzi Bass Award, and he appeared in the premiere season of Lifetime TV’s series Devious Maids.
Lyndsay Ricketson is excited to be returning to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Peter Pan! Other credits include: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Hermey), Pump Boys & Dinettes (Rhetta), Beauty and the Beast (Beauty), Shrek: the Musical (Peter Pan), Christmas Canteen 2013, Ragtime (Evelyn Nesbit), Sweeney Todd (Johanna Barker), and Little Women (Beth). Lyndsay received her B.A. in Musical Theater from Berry College. Special thanks to my family and friends for their ceaseless support, and to my husband, Lowrey, for making life magical. ~ Discover your noblest dreams within the cathedral of your heart.~
Tim Whitson is excited to be making his debut at the Center for Puppetry Arts! He couldn’t be happier about joining them for this show. Past roles around town include Luigi in The Explorers Club, Admiral Boom (u/s/p) in Mary Poppins, and Boole (u/s) in Driving Miss Daisy, all at the Aurora Theatre. He is a recent graduate from North Greenville University, where he met a beautiful woman, who is now his wife of 8 wonderful months. He owes more than words can express to his family, his wife, and Jesus Christ.
Original Music Composed by Jeffrey Bützer
Audio Engineering by Matt Steadman
Vocal Arrangements and Music Direction by Eric Baumgartner
Asst. Scenic Designer
Scenic Charge Artist
Jason Hines, Stephanie McCoy, Chris Brown, Kelsey Fowler, Chris Wright, Rachel Rowe, Carole D’Agostino, Nicole Clockel
Scenic Construction and Painting
Bill Jones, Ryan Sbaratta, Erin Canfield, Kelsey Fowler,
Cassie Garner, Jason Maloney, Nadia Morgan, Katina Parham, Chris Wright
Gregory Montague, Gabriella Ide, Heather Pynne
Music Performed by Jeffrey Bützer (piano, accordion, melodica, toy pianos, resonator bells, glockenspiel, xylophone, guitar, drums, percussion, organ), Shane Pringle (saxophone), Kristin Haverty (cello), Claire Lodge (guitar),
Chad Shivers (guitar, lap steel), Cory Wofford (flute), Mark Carbone (drums),
Eric Balint (marimba, glockenspiel), William J. Brisby (bass)
For Cherokee language translation services, the Center would like to thank:
The Cherokee Nation Education Services and
the Translation Department of Education Services
With special thanks to the Individual Translation Specialists:
Anna Sixkiller, Dennis Sixkiller, Phyllis Edwards, David Crawler, and John Ross