Local Students to Bring ‘Peter and Wendy’ to Life in New Martinsville

When Captain Hook sends his right-hand man, Smee, on a quest to capture Peter Pan, it’s seemingly business as usual … at first. Little does Hook realize what fantastic adventures await him and his pirate posse in their search for the elusive Peter Pan.

Join ArtsLink and the Missoula Children’s Theatre this Saturday when more than 50 local students present an original musical adaptation of “Peter and Wendy.” The show will be performed by area children at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theater in New Martinsville.

Hadley Williams and Matthew Porter are the tour directors for the MCT performance.

Williams is from Toledo, Ohio, and is currently a student at Siena Heights University where she is pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in theater/speech communications. Some of her favorite show credits include Juliet in “Romeo and Juliet,” Miss Havisham in “Great Expectations,” and Cassie in “Rumors.”

Porter is originally from Detroit/Macomb, Mich., and recently graduated with a bachelor’s degree in theater/musical theater from Siena Heights University. When not performing, he enjoys writing and composing his own music, reading or watching far too much television.

Throughout its over 40 year existence, the Missoula Children’s Theatre International Tour has fostered developmental life skills in more than a million kids. Locally, children entering first through 12th grades auditioned Monday, July 23, then reported for daily rehearsals until curtain time this Saturday

The residency in New Martinsville is made possible by ArtsLink with help from Ohio Valley Online, Riggenbach Tile & Carpet, Walmart #2684, the City of New Martinsville Parks and Recreation Department, West Virginia Northern Community College, WETZ/WYMJ Radio, St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Witschey’s Supermarket, the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts. MCT is supported by the Montana Arts Council, a state agency funded by the state of Montana.

Please call the ArtsLink office at 304-455-2278 for additional information. ArtsLink is committed to providing universal accessibility wherever possible. People with special needs may contact ArtsLink at 304-455-2278 to request assistance.

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