Children’s Theater Group Begins Rehearsals for “Peter Pan”

Peter Pan is coming to the Ole Stage July 21st – July 23rd.  The magic of Peter Pan will remind the audience of the imagination that drives our children. Peter Pan comes to visit the three Darling Children: Wendy, Jill, & Michelle and whisks them away to Neverland where no one must grow up.  Peter Pan is plagued by his best enemy Captain Hook & her band of rowdy pirates.  The story is not complete without the help of the Lost Children & Indians to defeat the infamous Captain Hook.

This year our production has 25 children, 6 are returning to the Ole stage & the other 19 are all new to Ole Olsen. The Children’s Theater Group is welcoming children from the ages of 4-14 to take part in this adventure.  The Children’s Theater Group has children from all three school districts & most have little or no theater experience.

Director Stephanie Wagner & Assistant Director Tait Wagner are looking forward to this story being told to audiences.  This is Stephanie’s directorial debut & she is looking forward to having an exceptional performance.  “The children are working so very hard & they are so excited to be here and it’s been so much fun working with all of them.”

Stephanie is chairperson for the Children’s Theater Group for Ole Olsen.  Stephanie says that she loves theater & loves the opportunity to work with the children in bringing this play to life.  “Watching the kids learn & grow on this stage is such an amazing experience.  You can see it in their eyes that they understand what you are talking about & when they finally ‘get it’ it’s just so exciting! Right now, it’s fun to be at practice because the kids are so excited to be there and be up on stage.” Tait says that he is looking forward to seeing all the children’s hard work at rehearsal pay off when the play opens on July 21st.

The pair hopes to help expand our theater’s youth talent & know that by starting at these ages it gives the kids an opportunity to experience being up on stage & grow the seed of acting for all future performances.  The Wagner’s hope to continue being with the Children’s Theater Group for many more seasons.

Congratulations to the cast selected for Ole Olsen’s Children’s production of “Peter Pan!”

Peter Pan – Lehna Wagner
Tinker Bell – Taylor Johnson
Wendy Darling – Makenna Johnson
Michelle Darling – Maya Wagner
Jill Darling – Abby Duncan
Mr. Darling – Miguel Sebastian
Mrs. Darling – Bethany Ewer
Crocodile – Nikolai Wagner
Captain Hook – Eve Uttinger
Smee – Deklyn Finnegan
Pirates:
Skylight – Braxton Caldwell
Starkey – Olivia Marshall
Noodles – Kiearra Springer
Cookie – Victoria Moss
Sweetie – Bethany Ewer
Lost Children:
Raccoon – Madison Caldwell
Fox – Landon Caldwell
Hop – Lily Peebles
Cubby – Alexius Moss
Squirrel -Alexandria Manchester
Indians:
Chief Big Panther – Miguel Sebastian
Tiger Lilly – Kaylee Hewitt
Chattering Chipmunk – Nikolai Wagner
Raging Water – Landyn Wagner
Everyone did such a GREAT JOB! We are so excited for this production and everyone is going to be so great!

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