NEEDLES — From the Darling family nursery to Neverland, members of the Needles High School Drama Club brought the classic story of Peter Pan alive in the school’s auditorium April 18 and 19.
The two act play featured nine scenes on five sets. The adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s novel was done by Craig Sodaro and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. of Englewood, Colo. It was directed by Gabriella Belt who professed amazement, in the play’s 8-page program, of the dedication of the cast and crew; especially considering all the other activities they participate in.
The cast included senior Christine Lim as Michelle Darling; senior Jessica Hernandez as Wendy Darling; sophomore Mathew Thomas as John Darling; freshman Amber Lawson as Mrs. Darling and Chattering Chipmunk; freshman Shane Starkel as Nana and the Crocodile; senior Star Johnson as Liza and Starkey; sophomore Matthew Kissell as Peter Pan; sophomore Reid Shaver as Tootles; senior Shivam Bhakta as Nibs; senior Danielle Kramer as Pots; sophomore Ivy Stone as Pans; freshman Cameron Calderon as Slightly; senior Jeannine Otero as Curley; senior Arron Mills as Captain Hook; junior Jacob Rohrback as Smee; freshman Czechy Alvarado as Cookie; eighth grader Ryly Payson as Skylight; junior John Xie as Noodles; sophomore Adam Jenkins as Great Big Little Panther; freshman Isabelle Henson as Tiger Lily; sixth grader Savannah Hernandez as Two Moons; and third grader Abigail Belt as Raging Waters.
Junior Morgan Mills was stage manager; junior Ultra Sujjapongse ran the sound board.
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