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SummerScape Theater Presents

Sunday, July 22, 2018
Leonard Bernstein’s Peter Pan
Fisher Center, LUMA Theater
7:00 pm


New Production

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

Choreography by Jack Ferver
Music Direction by Michael A. Ferrara MM '15
Orchestrations by Garth Edwin Sunderland
Text Adaptation by Christopher Alden and Peter Littlefield
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
 



Opening Night Reception for Members
Friday, July 6

Pre-Performance Conversation
Sunday, July 1 at 1 pm

Post-Performance Conversation
Wednesday, July 11

Dine with us and save!

Out-of-Town Package—includes mainstage ticket, roundtrip bus from New York City, and three-course meal in the Spiegeltent. Purchase and save up to 25%.

Night Out Package—includes mainstage ticket and three-course meal in the Spiegeltent. Purchase and save up to 15%.

Available for select performances. Ticketing fees apply, gratuity and beverages not included. 

Visiting us from the New York Metro Area?

Our luxury coach brings you round-trip from NYC's Upper West Side to the Fisher Center for just $40. SummerScape Coach from New York City offered Friday, July 6 and Sunday, July 8.

Purchase options available at checkout.
 

For more information, call 845-758-6822,
or visit http://fishercenter.bard.edu/events/peterpan/.

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Fisher Center, LUMA Theater

Ticket Information: Tickets start at $25; $5 tickets for Bard undergraduate and graduate students are made possible by the Passloff Pass and available in advance for select performances.

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