‘Peter Pan’ plays to full houses at DDHS

LAST WEEKEND! Take a look at some scenes from this great musical  ‚Äì and you’ll see why you needed to reserve tickets to see it  ‚Ķ

Peter Pan meets Wendy and her siblings.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
David Douglas High School Performing Arts Department’s production of “Peter Pan” gives us another reason to be enthusiastic about the arts in East Portland.

Here’s the story:
Set in old London, a young lady named Wendy Darling fascinates her brothers with tales of adventure, including swashbuckling swordplay. But, these youngsters become heroes themselves, in an even greater story.

One night, Peter Pan teaches the kids to fly!  They go over rooftops and through a star-filled sky to a place called Neverland. (Unretouched photo!)

Wendy and her brothers find a carefree land without adult rules. The feared Indians become friends with Wendy, her siblings and the Lost Boys.

But, they also face confrontation with Captain Hook and his bloodthirsty pirates. Who will win out?

The lingering question remains: What happens if Peter Pan “grows up” like normal kids?

A delightful show for children and adults
The sets used in this production rival those found at major theatrical shows. The show features professional-quality lighting and sound, operated by the twenty-member technical crew.

The David Douglas High Orchestra plays the overture to Peter Pan.

And, under the direction of Judy LeCoq, a cast of sixty – yes, 60 – actors, singers, and dancers will fill the stage, to the accompaniment of a chorus and thirty-member orchestra.

Get your tickets now …
Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinee, December 10 at 2:30 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for seniors and students, and $10 for adults.

Howard Horner Performing Arts Center box office at David Douglas High School, is located 1400 SE 130th Avenue.

Call (503) 261-8270. The Box Office is open an hour before show times.

¬© 2006 David F. Ashton ~ East PDX News

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