Peter Pan

Musical

Writers: Sir James M. Barrie Mark “Moose” Charlap Jule Styne Betty Comden Adolph Green Carolyn Leigh

Overview

Show Information

Based on the Play/Book/Film
Peter Pan (Peter and Wendy) 1904 play by Sir James M Barrie
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
3
First Produced
1954
Genres
Comedy, Fairy Tale/Fantasy
Settings
Multiple Settings
Time & Place
victorian england, neverland
Cast Size
large
Orchestra Size
Large
Dancing
Heavy
Ideal for
College/University, Community Theatre, Diverse Cast, Elementary School, High School, Large Cast, Middle School, Professional Theatre, Regional Theatre, Religious Groups, Star Vehicle Female, Star Vehicle Male, Theatre For Young Audiences (TYA)
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes child, early teen, late teen, adult, young adult, mature adult characters

Synopsis

Peter Pan tells the classic J.M. Barrie tale of a young boy who refuses to grow up. On a quest to find stories with which to entertain his young cohorts in Neverland -- an island refuge for “Lost Boys” -- Peter returns to the real world and meets Wendy, Michael, and John Darling. The Darling children accompany Peter back to the magical Neverland, where they learn to fly, get involved in all sorts of adventures, defeat the evil Captain Hook, and are changed forever. J.M. Barrie’s masterful story shines especially brightly with a rich score that includes such beloved songs as “Tender Shepherd,” “Never Never Land,” and “Distant Melody.” A delightful musical featuring singing pirates, daring swordfights, and fantastical make-believe, Peter Pan is a story that is filled with magic, delight, and just a fairy dusting of heartbreak.

Lead Characters


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