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Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan

June 28 @ 7:00 pm - July 22 @ 7:00 pm

Fisher Center, Location: Annandale-on-Hudson NY Architect: Frank Gehry

Leonard Bernstein’s
Peter Pan

New Production

Music and lyrics by Leonard Bernstein
After the play by J. M. Barrie
Adapted and directed by Christopher Alden

Choreography by Jack Ferver
Orchestrations by Garth Edwin Sunderland
Music Direction by Michael A. Ferrara MM ’15
Scenic Design by Marsha Ginsberg
Costume Design by Terese Wadden
Lighting Design by JAX Messenger
Sound Design by Stowe Nelson

with Jack Ferver, Rona Figueroa, Erin Markey, William Michals, Peter Smith, Catherine Bloom ’18, Milo Cramer ’12, Jewel Evans ’18, Alec Glass ’18, and Charles Mai ’18

“The kiss we never dared
We’ll dare in dreaming…”
—“Dream With Me,” Leonard Bernstein, Peter Pan

Definitely not your grandparents’ Peter Pan! Internationally renowned director Christopher Alden reveals a darker side to J. M. Barrie’s fantasy of childhood and the inner child in a psychologically gripping new production, by turns whimsical and sinister, transfigured with a joyous and shimmering score by Leonard Bernstein. Originally composed for a 1950 Broadway production, Bernstein’s Peter Pan songs have long lain like secret jewels, waiting to be rediscovered. Now Alden (revered for his New York City Opera production of Bernstein’s A Quiet Place) restores them to thrilling life in an intimate, contemporary staging, specially commissioned for the worldwide celebration of Bernstein’s centenary year.

Suitable for audiences aged 12 and up

“Bewitching . . . a black comic pearl . . . poses precocious existential questions [with] pensive tenderness.”—New York Times on Bernstein’s score

Details

Start:
June 28 @ 7:00 pm
End:
July 22 @ 7:00 pm
Website:
http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/peterpan/