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Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan

New ProductionMusic and lyrics by Leonard BernsteinAfter the play by J. M. BarrieDirected by Christopher AldenChoreography by Jack FerverMusic Direction by Michael A. Ferrara MM '15Orchestrations by Garth Edwin SunderlandText Adaptation by Christopher Alden and Peter LittlefieldScenic Design by Marsha GinsbergCostume Design by Terese WaddenLighting Design by JAX Messenger Sound Design by Stowe Nelsonwith 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

June 28, 2018

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“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