For the first time on the Gahanna Lincoln High School stage, the theater department will bring Peter Pan to life Nov. 7-9.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. at the high school, 140 S. Hamilton Road, and a special matinee performance is set at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.
Director Cindi Macioce said the department always looks for new ways to challenge students, as well as the theater educators and directors.
"Peter Pan has a large cast and large crew, so we are able to involve more students," she said. "It's a show that hasn't been done at Gahanna Lincoln High School. Peter Pan also offers the audience a little bit of everything: music, dancing, laughter and adventure."
The fall production will feature all of the Peter Pan favorite songs: I Won't Grow Up, Neverland, Im Flying and I Gotta Crow.
"We do have some very special scenes with Tiger Lily and the Pirates, and the audiences will be treated to some very extraordinary special effects," Macioce said.
The show is going to be a fun, family-friendly production, she said.
"We are so blessed to live in a community that values arts education, and we are grateful to have an administration that supports and helps promote our work," she said. "You won't want to miss this show."
All tickets cost $10. For the first time, community members will have the option to order tickets online at gahannaschools.org. Paper tickets will be available for those who don't want to purchase theirs online.
Tickets also will be sold at the door, based upon availability.
The Peter Pan cast features Cassidy Martin as Mrs. Darling, Cameron Becker as Mr. Darling, Emma English as Liza, Hannah Rossio as Wendy, Summit Rosenberg as Michael, Adam King as John, Kari Brown as Nana, Camille Mancuso as Peter Pan, Christian Schaefer as Captain Hook, Olivia Smith as Crocodile, Stephen George as Smee, Katherine Resch as Tiger Lily; Jennnie McAndrew as Wendy (adult) and Joanna Dooley as Jane.
Playing the Lost Boys are Stefn Sandberg as Slightly, Vince Bella as Tootles, Jason Grafe as Curley, Matthew Gregory as Twin 1, Josh Gregory as Twin 2 and Michael McMasters as Nibs.
The Pirates and Pirate Women include Ryan James as Starkey, Allen Bruce as Noodler, Jacob Naiman as Jukes and Owen Mair as Cecco. Others are Griffin Kinney, Daniel Ely, Parker Swank, Brooke Ashley, Sarah Blakely, Makenzie Karl and Mackenzie Wilson.
Indians will be portrayed by Erika Gellner, Victoria Perez, Malina Ransom, Holly Rowan, Nicoletta Soulas, Taylor Wade and Carly Whipple.
The supporting crew members are tech director Chris Wagner, stage manager Ethan Peters and vocal coach Jeremy Lahman.
Build captains are Konner Barr, Sean Auletto, Alex Harris, Caitlin Leonard, Rebecca Whatley, Gabby Howell, Shannon Sloan, Esther George, Sidney Strauss, Jackie Chau, Anna Schmeling, John Jenkins and Stephanie Rush.