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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Peter Pan @ UCCC (West Valley City: June 23 - 26)

After Five Year Hiatus, Summer Theater Returns to Utah Cultural Celebration Center with High-Flying Production of Peter Pan

WHAT: Peter Pan presented by the West Valley City Arts Council

WHEN: June 23 – 26; 28 – 29
8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Utah Cultural Celebration Center
1355 West 3100 South
West Valley City, UT 84119

WHO: Everyone is invited to Peter Pan. Tickets are $5.00 per person or $20.00 per family (parents and immediate children only, please). Tickets are available at West Valley City Hall, Family Fitness Center, Utah Cultural Celebration Center and at the gate before each show. All tickets are General Admission.

WHY: This summer bring the entire family out to see Peter Pan, West Valley City Arts Council’s first musical theater production since 2005’s Brigadoon. With the one-two punch of Director Jim Smith and Producer/Choreographer/Assistant Director Margene Conde back together, the West Valley City Arts Council is buzzing with excitement. The stage version of Peter Pan is perhaps best known for its intricately rehearsed flying choreography, performed this year by twin sisters Jamie and Melissa Jackson (one of many sets in the show, incidentally). “One twin is going to play Pan and the other will play Pan’s shadow,” said Margene Conde. “I don’t know if anything like that has been done before in Pan.” Flying effects company ZFX, who did special effects for the 2010 Vancouver Olympics, is constructing rigging for the flying feats, which tells the timeless story of the inner child in all of us. Opposite Pan is Captain Hook, played by well known, local actor Lee Forbert. The play captures the innocence of youth, and the longing of not wanting to ever grow up. “It’s an exciting and fabulous story, with tremendous production and a live orchestra” says Margene Conde.

For more information about this play and other exhibits or events at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, call 965-5100, or visit www.culturalcelebration.org.

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