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Corn Stock for Kids Invites You to Journey with Us to Neverland with Peter Pan The Musical

Corn Stock for Kids invites you to journey with us to Neverland with Wendy Darling and Tinker Bell through our fall production of Peter Pan The Musical, being presented on September 24, 25, 30 and October 1 at 7:30pm and on September 26 and October 2 at 2:30pm. Tickets are $16/adults and $10/students (12 and under). Tickets can be purchased online at www.cornstocktheatre.com, calling the Box Office at 309-676-2196, or in person at our Box Office.

Director, Mary Keltner, says “Peter Pan the British Musical has been in the making for more than three years, however ultimately, the timing has been perfect for a show such as this to take flight. It has been amazing to watch as the youth of our community bond through the art of theater. This adventure has provided them with the opportunity to build friendships and stretch their comfort zones while refining their craft on the stage and learning skills that can be used behind the scenes. The joy and laughter that ring through the theater is as contagious as the enthusiasm they take the stage with each night. On the ground or in the air, this is a show that you won’t want to miss!”

Peter Pan the British Musical is the story of a mischievous little boy who can fly, and his adventures on the island of Neverland with Wendy Darling and her brothers, the fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, the Indian princess Tiger Lily, and the pirate Captain Hook. Piers Robinson adaptation of Barrie timeless novel features funny and catchy songs. “Watching the age-old story of Peter Pan The Musical come to life at the hands of the children themselves has been absolute MAGIC to be a part of. Each young performer brings a fresh twist on childhood and the essence of “never grow up!” Join us as we suspend reality and journey to Neverland”, notes Choreographer Rachel Hayes.

The cast includes: Maansi Huliyar, Isaac Peterson, Jaelyn Zoss, Lydia Dutton, SteVahn Rhodes, Emilia Harr, Abby Rusk, Mathias Spitzer, Ava Dentino, Katie Hancock, Thomas Earnest, Kara Hofmann, Morgan Boone, Dylan Nowlan, Hank Cochran, Eva Deener, Zoe Kostouros, Jeffrey Craig, Donald Genzel, Chris Maxwell, Lilianna Poole, Mark Henry, Bradie Hill, Violet Easley, Adeline Hudelson, Riley Nowlan, Tristan Schonert, Willow Keltner, Kimora Cannon, Noah Peterson, Ellie Harr, Tahseen Dissique, and Aasrithab Vadakattu. Isaac, who is playing Captain Hook expressed “being a part of Peter Pan The Musical has been a highly enjoyable experience for me! I’ve been having lots of fun acting with a few old friends and making plenty of new ones. I’ve also been learning a lot about theater, especially characterization and stage combat, two things into which – despite how many shows I’ve done over the years – I’ve never gotten this deep before. Mary and her crew of adults are excellent teachers and I’m very glad I auditioned.”

Corn Stock for Kids is a program that is for students ages 7 to 18 to give them their first opportunities at community theatre and seeing how a production comes together through technical elements, theatre etiquette, acting skills, and more. Jaelyn, who plays Smee, says “Being in Peter Pan The Musical made me wish that I would’ve gotten involved with CSK sooner. It’s been so encouraging to be welcomed with open arms into such a caring environment with a quality theatre experience. There is a true effort made to bring the cast closer together, becoming a family in the end!!! Everyone is just happy to be there. It’s been wonderful!”

Corn Stock Theatre will be following COVID-19 safety precautions that include reduced capacity in the theatre; socially distanced seats with seats in groups of 1, 2, 3, or 4; encouraging hand washing and sanitizing; and requiring all patrons and volunteers to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, due to the fact the students in this production haven’t had the opportunity to be vaccinated.

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