“I won’t grow up!”

Fifth grade students at Lady’s Island Elementary ended the year by performing Peter Pan on Tuesday, May 12th. The story was written by J.M. Barrie in 1904 about a boy who never wanted to grow up. The performing arts production, directed by Theatre Specialist, Lynda McLain, was full of colorful adventures with scurvy Pirates, dancing Mermaids, playful Lost Boys, adventurous Indians and the Darling family. Dance Specialist, Lisa Ten Eyck choreographed both the bubbling Mermaids in the lagoon and the Indian celebration dance.

The role of Peter Pan was played by Kalysse Rivers, who was screened by BCSD as artistically Gifted & Talented. Several faculty members joined the Neverland crew of buccaneers: Smithey the Pirate was played by Harry Smith, Physical Education instructor and the hilarious Captain Hook was played by Jalissa Newton, School Counselor.

A charming addition of the YOUNG OSPREY’s, comprised of 2nd and 3rd grade singers portrayed the Lost Boys and sang under the direction of Karen Harmon, Music Specialist “I Won’t Grow Up!” with Peter Pan.

Other story book characters were: Alyssa Hines as Wendy, Brionna Swinton as Tinker Bell, Caton McClam as Tiger Lily, Robert Huey as Smee, Bailey Herron and Jeremiah Gonsalves as Mr. and Mrs. Darling, and Mason Meyer as the Crocodile, whose tick-tock dramatic skateboard entrance always scared Hook away.

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