There is no shortage of happy thoughts as students of Camden’s Promise Mainstage Theater prepare to take flight in this year’s production of “Peter Pan.” The spring musical will open on Tuesday, May 27, with an encore performance on Wedensday, May 28, in the Promise Academy Center (PAC) located on 820 Lois Ave. in Camden. The production is part of Camden’s Promise Evening of the Arts, a two-night event dedicated to showcasing the artistic strides made by Promise students in both the fine and the performing arts.
Doors will open at 5:45 p.m. and remain open until 6:15 p.m. Along with an ongoing art display located in the PAC library, choir students from KATZ Academy Charter School will open the curtain at 6:30 p.m. with a recital of songs featured in the musical, including “What Happens When You’re Grown Up,” I’ve Got a Funny Feeling,” and “Good Bye Peter Pan.”
Following the conclusion of the recital, “Peter Pan” will begin both nights at 7 p.m., in which the audience will follow Peter Pan and the Darlings in their magical journey through Mermaid Lagoon, the Native American camp and the Jolly Rodger. Familiar faces will include the beautiful Tiger Lily, the rambunctious Lost Boys and the ruthless Captain Hook. Peter Pan will be played by Promise’s own three-year mainstage veteran Brendalis Lisboa, alongside Melany Morales as Wendy Darling.
To bring alive the fantastical world of Neverland, students prepared for their roles by traveling to Appel Farms for a two-day arts camp experience, focused on group team-building and theater fundamentals. Recently, members of Camden’s Promise Mainstage Theater also held an early preview of their production for the students of Camden’s Pride Charter School, in which the younger elementary students were lead on a tour of the many whimsical sets that make up Neverland.
Proving to be a collaborative effort from many departments within Camden’s Promise Charter School (CPCS), all musical accompaniments for the production will be provided by Promise’s Garbage Band, Beginner Band and Advanced Band. In addition, all special effects will be implemented by the student members of Promise’s Communication Technology program.
Camden’s Promise Evening of the Arts is provided to all theater-goers free of charge and is sure to be a great night for the whole family.
For more information, please contact performing arts teacher Esther Coar at (856) 365-1000, ext. 313 or via email email@example.com.
About Camden’s Promise: Camden’s Promise Charter School is a public, non-denominational, coeducational, independent middle school of choice for more than four hundred students in grades five through eight in Camden, NJ. Camden’s Promise Charter School is one of four schools that operate under Camden’s Charter School Network (CCSN), a charter management organization whose membership is dedicated to providing viable educational opportunities for students and their families. For more information, please visitwww.promiseacademycharter.org.