New adventures in the old Neverland

September 29, 2016 GMT

Actors have their course set for a comedic swashbuckling adventure as Madison Theatre presents an imaginative original story of a classic character this weekend. Madison Consolidated High School’s advanced theater class will present “Peter and the Starcatcher” with a debut performance at 7 p.m. Friday in the Opal E. Sherman Auditorium. Additional performances will take place at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday and at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. The play tells the tale of Peter Pan and how he came to be the character popularized in film, television and literature. The production is based on the 2006 novel by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson, who took their cues from the original story “Peter and Wendy,” by J.M. Barrie. Along with five Tony Awards, the show’s original run was honored with several audience choice awards. Like the story of Peter Pan many audiences are familiar with, this tale includes familiar characters and scenery including pirate ships, a mermaid’s grotto and a jungle. The play - which includes some music - is presented with minimal staging to entertain and challenge audiences to stretch their imaginations. Directed by Aaron Kelsey, this weekend will feature two casts that will each perform twice over the weekend. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Cast: Brandon Stewart, Emma Lostutter, Sydney Randall, Adam Norris, Aleah Cutshall, Bryce Teater, Josh Pearson, Anna Martinon, Nettie Eigel, Nyla Dugle, Bailey Black, Casey Williams, Regin Dean, Aubrey Dahlem, Saffron Nicholson, Jaquira Humes, Justin Davis, Andy Holcroft, Jordyn Bryant, Lilly Young, Claire Lostutter, Bryan Hernandez, Cherie Miner, Larose Nicolas, Ellie Cicenas, Taylor Williams, Elijah Gould, Camryn Livingston, Pyper Stone, Ansley Crutchfield, Bailie Prescher, Eli Jones, Aubrey Carter, Destiny Gorrell, Addie Hill, Matigan Hixenbaugh, Alexis Johnson and Justin Davis.