Neverland and not growing up are popular themes on the summer stage, as the preteen Guildlings present “Disney’s Peter Pan Jr.” the first weekend of August.
The show runs 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 to 5, with a 2:30 p.m. Aug. 6 matinee at the theater, 21730 Madison, Dearborn.
Director Ron Williams said the show is fun for all ages.
“Who doesn’t want to see kids on stage?” he said. “I think the coolest thing is this young generation is enjoying a great story we all grew up with.”
The show is a family-affair for Williams, the Guild’s casting director, who is co-directing with his wife, Sara, with three of his children in the cast: Blake as Mr. Darling and Captain Hook, Max as Noodler and Claire as Brave Pine, an Indian.
Others in the cast include Griffin Golden as Peter Pan, Cassidy Taylor as Mrs. Darling, Lucee Wilson as Wendy, Sebastian Sherf as John, Addison Danke as Nana, Malcolm Gorsline as the Crocodile and Christina Bertucci as Tinkerbell.
Brooke Preiss, Sam Vargo, Sophie Sherf, Ari Cortez, Layla Martinez, Bela Sherf, Addison Danke, Willow Plucinski and Victoria Sanches play fairies.
The pirates include Calum Carscadden as Smee, Samuel Sanchez as Jukes, Kurtis Wilson as Flint, Maggie Kanclez as Cookson, Kaitlyn Vallimont as Murphy and Rory Addison Brown as Skylights.
Also playing pirates are Dontez Mackay, Alyssa Moton, Izzy Sullivan, Lauren Skidmore, Malcolm Gorsline, Devon Tutas, Kolbe Pierzynowski and Andrew Pierzynowski.
The Lost Boys include Cooper Dettman as Cubby, Mohammed “Moogie” Fawaz as Skunk, Erin Preiss as Foxy, Aiden Golden as Hop, and Brayden and Dresden Keding as the Raccoon Twins.
Gavin Ripper plays Chief Tiger Bamboo, with Natalia Torres as Tiger Lily, Margaret Carscadden as Brave Oak and Ava Assenmacher as Brave Shrub.
Cassidy Taylor, Lara Elhajj, Daniel Tyler, Sophie Neal and Seren Snyder also play Indians.
Playing mermaids are Bella Sherf as Aquata, Sophie Sherf as Andrina, Brooke Preiss as Arista,
Willow Plucinski as Atina, Victoria Sanchez as Adella and Addison Danke as Allana.
Layla Martinez, Sam Vargo and Ari Corte also play mermaids.
Rebekah Preiss is assistant directing, with Karen Danke as the music director and Lindsey Brenz as the choreographer.
Tickets are $10, and available through the ticket line, 313-561-TKTS or here.
PLAYERS GUILD ANNOUNCES CAST OF ‘COME BLOW YOUR HORN’
The Players Guild of Dearborn begins its 90th year with “A Season of Simon,” celebrating the American playwright who also has reached his 90th year. Simon’s first Broadway play, “Come Blow Your Horn,” is first on the Guild’s calendar, with Kori Bielaniec directing.
The comedy, set in Manhattan, follows a swinging bachelor whose naive younger brother moves in, eager to learn his worldly ways. Add some young women love interests and the boys’ parents, who are less than happy with the status quo, and you have a situation ripe for laughter.
Alex Gojkov leads the cast as playboy Alan Baker, with Graham Dallas as his younger brother Buddy. Rob Eagal plays the father, with Sue Delosier as the mother. Peggy is played by Jazzmin Sharara, with Nicole Harris as Connie Dayton and Marsha Barnett-Krause in a cameo role.
The show runs 8 p.m. Sept. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 17 and 24, and Oct. 1 at the theater, 21730 Madison, Dearborn.
Season and individual show tickets are now on sale. To order, or for more information call 313-561-TKTS or click here.