LEAWOOD, Kan. — With magical pixie dust, adventures on land and sea – and a ticking crocodile — “Peter Pan — The Musical” flies into The Lewis and Shirley White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, 5801 W. 115th St., Leawood, Kansas, with 11 performances July 6 and 28.

Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m. and matinees are at 2 p.m.

This production of the Tony Award-winning musical features Warrensburg performers.

Ben Renfrow plays Michael, Valen Jurkowski plays Lost Boys — Slightly and Tiger Lily’s gang includes Annika Bryson, Jahnaya Thomas and Beth Anderson.

“Peter Pan” follows the magical tale of the Darling children, who are taken on high-flying adventures with Peter Pan and his mischievous sidekick, the fairy Tinker Bell.

Their escapades lead them to encounter a band of bungling pirates and a roguish gang as the children try desperately to return home from Never Never Land.

“Peter Pan” celebrates childhood with a look at growing up from both the child and adult’s perspectives.

Based upon the beloved children’s classic by Sir James M. Barrie, the musical was written by Julie Styne, Betty Comden, Adolph Green and Mark “Moose” Charlap and Carolyn Leigh.

Barb Nichols directs this musical for The White Theatre.

Nichols is a veteran of several highly successful productions at The White Theatre including “Les Miserable” and “Company”.

Nichols is joined by Kevin Bogan as musical director and Kacy Christensen as choreographer.

The talented 28-member cast features actors from across the Kansas City metro area including Don Arnott, who is performing along with his son-in-law Mike Peterson, two of his grandsons Ryan and Luke Peterson and his cousin Nicole McCroskey, who portrays Tiger Lily.

Performer Simon Schupp, who portrays Starkey the Pirate, will share the stage with his son, Issac.

Scott Cooper Fagan, who has dazzled White Theatre audiences as The Beast in “Beauty and the Beast” as well as Lancelot in “Camelot,” returns to the stage as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling.

“‘Peter Pan’ is the timeless story about a young boy who doesn’t want to grow up, and who can blame him,” Nichol said. “He is happy with the carefree life, having adventures, fighting pirates and leading his merry group of Lost Boys. The White Theatre’s production will bring the innocent, free-wheeling spirit of the original story with high energy production numbers, sword fights, loyal friendships and, of course, flying.”

Tickets may be purchased online at TheWhiteTheatre.org, by calling the box office at (913) 327-8054 or in person at 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park, Kansas.

The White Theatre box office is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

”Peter Pan — The Musical” Cast List

Peter Pan: LB Scott, Roeland Park, Kansas

Wendy: Bridget Walsh, Shawnee, Kansas

John: Michael Young, Overland Park, Kansas

Michael: Ben Renfrow, Warrensburg

Mrs. Darling/Wycliff: Sarah Jeter, Kansas City

Captain Hook/Mr. Darling: Fagan

Smee: Phil Howard

Tiger Lily: Nicole McCroskey

Crocodile: Keith Wiedenkeller

Pirates

Starkey: Simon Schupp, Raymore

Mullins: Hank Burvee, Overland Park, Kansas

Jukes: Don Arnott,

Noodler: Mike Peterson, Olathe, Kansas

Cecco: Loren Wendelburg, Shawnee, Kansas

Lost Boys

Slightly: Valen Jurkowski

Twin 1: Camille Breckenridge

Twin 2: Emma Jacobson

Toodles: Sawyer Nevins, Kansas City

Nibs: Lucas Peterson, Olathe, Kansas

Kang: Ryan Peterson, Olathe, Kansas

Lyin: Issac Schupp, Raymore

Tiger Lily’s Gang

Amanda Dulny, Shawnee, Kansas

Annika Bryson, Warrensburg

Jahnaya Thomas, Warrensburg

Beth Anderson, Warrensburg

Peyton Skaar, Kansas City

Molly McBride, Olathe, Kansas

Danielle Johnson, Shawnee, Kansas

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