On July 8, The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, will produce on their stage what is sure to be the summer’s hottest ticket on the south side of Atlanta. A brand new, exciting musical production of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale of the boy who would not grow up, ”Peter Pan,” will delight audiences of all ages.
Filled with exciting flying effects, thrilling sword fights, and first-rate dancers and singers, this version of Peter Pan will be like nothing ever seen on the Legacy stage.
Mark Smith, Artistic Director of the theatre, stated that “Annie was a very successful show last summer, but it does have more of a following with young girls. Peter Pan is appealing to boys and girls as well as adults. The story is timeless, the characters are iconic and who doesn’t like to see a great sword fight!” Smith goes on to add that “the great thing about the Legacy space is that all the exciting events of the story take place only a few feet from you. It’s like you are really in Never Land. The kids in the audience will be on the edge of their seat the whole time.”
Playing the title role of Peter will be Georgia native Austin Tijerina. Tijerina has played Peter on Disney Cruise Lines and his energy and expertise in the flying sequences bring the character to life. Although usually played by a female in the traditional musical, this particular adaptation by the creators of Broadway’s “Les Miserables” stays true to Barrie’s original novel.
“Peter is first and foremost a mischievous, fun-loving, adventurous, and cunning boy, said Smith. Having a tumbler and gymnast like Austin in the cast adds an entirely new dimension to the production.”
Accompanying Peter are fifteen talented professional actors, many of them veterans of the Legacy stage, who portray the Pirates, Indians, Mermaids, and wild beasts that you might find on the Never Land.
A cast of sixty area youth will play the rambunctious and tough Lost Boys in three separate casts.
With a surprising set, colorful costumes, and large musical numbers, you will definitely not want to miss this production. There is still an opportunity for kids to be a part of the show. Camp Legacy summer camp that runs July 18-22 will teach a performance number in which the campers get to be a part of the Peter Pan pre-show.
Call 404-895-1473 to order tickets or to register for camp. “Peter Pan” runs July 8-31, Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
You can also purchase tickets online at www.thelegacytheatre.org.