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Summerstock Productions' 'Peter Pan: The Musical' starts Thursday in Edmond

The original 1954 Broadway version of “Peter Pan: The Musical” will start Thursday as past of the Summerstock Productions, a partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma. The play will be performed at UCO’s Mitchell Hall Theater.
From Staff Reports Published: June 7, 2014

Summerstock Productions, in partnership with the University of Central Oklahoma, will present the original 1954 Broadway version of “Peter Pan: The Musical” on Thursday through June 15 and also June 19-22 at UCO’s Mitchell Hall Theater.

Based on the play by J.M. Barrie, “Peter Pan” was adapted into a musical with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and music by Morris “Moose” Charlap.

True to the classic plot of “Peter Pan,” the musical follows a boy who escapes growing up by spending his life in Neverland, battling pirates alongside his new friends, the Darling children.

“In honor of Summerstock Productions’ 10th anniversary, we’ve chosen to present ‘Peter Pan,’ as it will be our most ambitious production to date,” said Shannon Hurleigh, Summerstock’s executive director.

“The production will include the large-scale technical aspects of making Peter and the Darling children fly and a dynamic cast suited to perform as the iconic characters,” Hurleigh said.

Familiar roles

The production will feature Renee Anderson as Peter Pan and Matthew Alvin Brown as Captain Hook.

Anderson established her place on the stage in Oklahoma with Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre and the Oklahoma Theatre Company. She also has toured nationally in productions of “Oklahoma” and “The Music Man.”

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