The Lucerne Valley Elementary Drama Club’s Spring 2023 production of “Peter Pan Jr.” showcases a vibrant program with many young actors performing a variation on the classic tale of a young boy who can fly. A myriad of characters — fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans and the like — are played capably by Drama Club members.
A brief synopsis: The musical begins in the Darling Nursery and then it’s off to Neverland. The middle section features Neverland adventures and some dastardly plans. The play ends in with a showdown between Peter and Captain Hook. Then it’s back to the Darlings.
The Peter Pan Jr. Cast:
Peter Pan, Brodie Lagano; Wendy Darling, Kapri Hernandez; Captain Hook, Alexander Wolverton; John Darling, Orlando Timmons; Michael Darling, Jackson Klinger; Tiger Lily, Kiera Johnson; Smee, Jaxson Avila-Barajas; Mr. Darling, Gabriel Garcia; Mrs. Darling, Abigail Klinger; Liza, Payton Hite; Nana, Hyleia Trindle; Tinkerbell, Gretchen Hankins; Tootles, Abbey Evans; Curley, Ryder Rodrigues; Slightly, Olyviah York; Twin 2, Avery Hite; Twin 1, Faith Fowler; Starkey, Kason Vogt; Jukes, Johnny Locarnini; Cecco, Gabriel Garcia; Tick Tock Croc, Nayely Alcazar.
Brave Girls Ensemble: Ariana Hite, Shelbie Lattin, Deyanira Perez-Cortez, Trinity Piniero, Kyleia Trindle, Abigail Klinger, Payton Hite.
Lost Boys/Pirates Ensemble: Jesse Allen, Anika Koogle.
Set Design was by Chris and Jake Klinger, and Tandy Brander. Sound was by Marty Brander; vocal lessons by Amy James. Stage managers were Mariah Levinson, Kyleigh Rodrigues, Amee Davalos, Rileigh Rollins, and Brenda Baltazar.
“Peter Pan Jr.” concludes its two-day run tonight (Friday, May 5th) in Goulding Hall. Tickets are available at this link: https://bit.ly/LVESpresentsPeterPanJr
Here is a collection of cellphone video clips taken at opening night (May 4, 2023) of the LVES Spring Production of "Peter Pan Jr." The musical concludes on Friday, May 5th.