Peter Pan Jr. to Take Stage at Altoona Area Jr. High!

By Dawn Pellas

Published 03/10 2014 03:29PM

Updated 03/10 2014 05:38PM

It's a real high-flying adventure with the cast as they literally soar through the are for the performance of this classic Disney tale!
On today's show, members of the cast join us for a preview of the musical.

Press Release from Altoona Junior High School:

"Altoona Area Junior High School Drama Club Presents Disney Classic, Peter Pan, Jr. - The Altoona Area Junior High School Drama Club is proud to present the all time favorite Disney classic, Peter Pan, Jr.! The shows begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, Friday March 14, and Saturday, March 15, 2014 in the Altoona Area Junior High School Auditorium.

Including over 100 junior high students in grades seven through nine in the cast and crew, the club will wow audiences of all ages with the incredible talent from our school including a special feature from the AAJHS drum line!

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!

Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's enchanting play, Disney's Peter Pan, Jr. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up. Included in our musical are the classic Disney songs, such as "Following the Leader," "You Can Fly," "The Second Star to the Right" and "Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me." 

Thanks to an Educator-in-Residence Grant from the Altoona Area School District Foundation, our students will be soaring on stage, literally, with the help of ZFX Flying Illusions, Inc.!

The show is being directed and produced by drama club faculty advisers Jonathan Klingeman, Kathy Morgan, Alyssa Becher, and Jessica Connell.

A special free preview performance for senior citizens will be presented on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 beginning at 6:00 p.m. More information can be obtained from Blair Senior Services in Altoona.

General admission tickets will only be on sale at the Chestnut Avenue Thompson's Pharmacy for $8 for adults and $4 for students in grades K-12. Young children sharing seats with parents will be admitted free. Tickets will also be available at the door 45 minutes prior to performances. -  Paula Foreman/Community Relations Director"

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