Flying over Neverland

Theater to present ‘Peter Pan’ musical after months of preparation


Emily Honey

Wendy, played by Natalie Cauduro, and Peter Pan, played by Abigail Ehrenberg, fly around the room before leaving to go to Neverland.

Peter Pan the musical is set to perform in the auditorium tomorrow at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and on Sunday at 2 p.m. and on Monday it will be at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale on the theater website; $20 for adults and $15 for students.

Adding the extra element of flying into this musical presents a number of challenges and meticulous preparation. However, junior Katelyn McIntyre, playing Ms. Darling and one of the ensemble’s lost boys, puts her best foot forward to make sure everything is in order.

“I’m helping with the flying so working on that, making sure we get the transitions right and hooking and unhooking the actors have definitely been pretty memorable,” McIntyre said. “Also in the most recent rehearsals, just seeing everything come together: the costumes, the sets, the orchestra, the singing. It’s all been pretty amazing.”

Senior Abigail Ehrenberg, who has been in theater all four years of high school, plays the role of Peter Pan, and with the ability to fly, she seems to be making the most out of one of her last performances. 

“[Flying] is so fun,” Ehrenberg said. “It’s not the most comfortable sensation, but it’s totally worth it because it looks so cool and it feels so fun literally getting to fly.”

The fine arts program including the Farmerettes, choir and orchestra are participating in this musical as well. This teamwork shines a light on the school’s fine arts as well as provides a massive amount of inclusivity throughout the program itself. 

“It really is a fine arts collaboration,” head director Kaiden Maines said. “I absolutely love it. I think that the fine arts should collaborate more. We’re all on the same team here as LHS Farmers, and so I love getting to show just how amazing the fine arts program is here because when one of us succeeds, we all succeed.”

As a team, both the directors and students have worked hard to create an overall entertaining performance for the audience, as well as themselves, in a short amount of time

“I feel really, really proud of my students,” Maines said. “We jumped really quickly from our fall show into our musical, and so to do that was a pretty big task, but they handled it and I couldn’t be more proud of their determination, the work they’ve done and the effort they’ve put toward the show.”