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“Peter Pan” Captivates Crestwood Crowd

Mantua – This past weekend, there was no need to travel as far as, “second star to the right and straight on till morning,” to visit Neverland, Captain Hook’s pirate ship, or the Darling children’s nursery.  Audiences were easily transported there on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday as the Crestwood High School Drama Club presented a musical adaptation of “Peter Pan.”

Photo Courtesy of Shannon Sayre L-R, Brian Ferguson (Peter Pan), Livie Sayre, Emme Sayre, Emmy Grebb, Elle Sayre, and Nathan Palotto (Captain Hook) hang out at Sunday’s CHDC performance of “Peter Pan.”

Photo Courtesy of Shannon Sayre
L-R, Brian Ferguson (Peter Pan), Livie Sayre, Emme Sayre, Emmy Grebb, Elle Sayre, and Nathan Palotto (Captain Hook) hang out at Sunday’s CHDC performance of “Peter Pan.”

Audiences were spellbound as Peter (Brian Ferguson) gave flight to Wendy (Allyssa Swan), John (Cole Kramer) and Michael Darling (Hannah Hilty), guiding them to Neverland. The crowd cheered as Peter rescued Tiger Lily, the Indian Princess (Desirae Day), and with the lost boys, defeated Captain Hook (Nathan Palotto), and his band of swashbuckling pirates. The lively show took place on stage and throughout the gymnasium, as the band of performers, as well as the Pit Band, directed by Ashley Martin, kept the momentum high.

On Sunday, attendees had the option of attending the Peter Pan-cake brunch, prior to Sunday’s matinee performance, where guests could dine and meet the cast prior to the afternoon performance.

 

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Stacy Turner is a wife, mother, and contributing reporter who has lived in the Mantua/Hiram area for over a dozen years. After enjoying a career in marketing, where she spent her time writing on behalf of other people, she gets a kick out of writing under her own name. Mostly, she enjoys the opportunity to learn more about her community through the stories she covers.