Mainstage Peter Pan production features Eastern Regional High School student

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Eastern Regional High School student Caleb Schneider will play Captain Hook’s sidekick, Smee, in the upcoming Mainstage Center for the Art’s production of “Peter Pan, the Musical.”

Jeffrey Redwanowski, of Gloucester Township, stars in the title role of Peter Pan.

Audiences will fly away for grand adventures with Peter, Wendy, John, Michael, and Tinker Bell in “Peter Pan, the musical.”

Audiences will travel to Neverland when the boy who never grows up soars onto Mainstage Center for the Art’s stage, July 13 through July 15.

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic story, this journey includes Peter and the Lost Boys’ battle versus the sinister Captain Hook and his pirate crew, suspense-filled moments with Tiger Lily and her tribe, and help from the audience to save Tinker Bell. It features the popular songs “Never Never Land,” “I Won’t Grow Up,” and “I’m Flying.”

“Smee is a really fun character to play. I like participating in all the slap stick,” Schneider said. “It brings me back to when I played the lion in the Wizard of Oz in seventh grade. I’m also enjoying working with the cast and our director, Francine Odri. She comes up with really great ideas and is helping me develop the character.

Peter Pan runs July 13 and 14, at 7:30 p.m. and July 15, at 10:30 a.m. in the fully-accessible Dennis Flyer Theatre, Lincoln Hall, Camden County College, 200 College Drive, Blackwood. Ticket prices: $11 adults, $10 senior citizens/children 12 and under. Group prices are available. To purchase tickets, visit www.mainstage.org or call (856) 227–3091

“Peter Pan” is sponsored by Precision Power Wash. Mainstage Center for the Arts’ Children’s Theatre is sponsored by McDonald’s of Hurfville and Blackwood, while the Summer Stage Program is sponsored by AP Construction, Inc; E Consult Solutions; and Investors Bank.