Academy of Performing Arts, Luanna Luxton Armstrong B.A.T.D., Director

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Mark May 5th and 6th on your Calendars! (Poster)

On those dates the Academy of Performing Arts will celebrate its 17th Annual Children’s Theatre Performance with the production of Peter Pan, directed and produced by Luanna Luxton Armstrong.  Our original adaptation of the classic tale brings the story to life.

The audience will be transported to Neverland, a place where dreams are born and things are never planned.  Come to Neverland, the Island of the lost boys led by Peter Pan and opposed by the wicked Captain Hook and his band of scurvy pirates.

The dancers, actors, dazzling costumes, and props along with classical and top-of-the-charts contemporary music and dance styles create a unique, one-of-a-kind theatre experience. The talented dancers of all ages performing ballet, pointe, lyrical, jazz, tap, hip hop, acrobatics, and cabaret are woven into the fabric of the show and enrich the story.

Daniel Jenkins brings charm and tension to the role of PETER PAN, the eternal boy.  CAPTAIN HOOK, Peter’s nemesis, is portrayed by seasoned actor Aaron Jenkins. The three Darling children, WENDY, JOHN, and MICHAEL - played by Sophie Swedene, Tristan Walcher, and Joshua Jenkins bring reality to the magical Island.  Rowan Maulden shares with the audience the events of that fateful London night as NURSE NANA.  Mikayla Steudle is a delight as the mischievous pixie TINKERBELL.

The issues raised in Peter Pan are more complicated and difficult than those of most traditional fairy tales. There is, of course, the battle between good and evil. But there is more.  The question of what it means to grow up and the pain that accompanies the process is central to this story and sets it apart from others of the genre.

Once again, the Academy is proud to acknowledge the enthusiasm and support of the whole community, and the many contributors not only to this presentation but to all of our past productions.

Dates: Saturday, May 5th at 6 p.m.
          Sunday, May 6th at 2 p.m.

Place: DreamMakers Theater, Kewadin Casino
         Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan

Tickets: Adults $15, Children (12 & Under) $10

Available at the Kewadin Box Office 1-800-KEWADIN or 906-635-4917 and at the door

 

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No Classes This Summer -- See You in the Fall!

The Academy of Performing Arts will not be offering classes this summer. However, the schedule for Fall 2017 is now available. Download the class schedule.

See you in the Fall!

 

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