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'Peter Pan' flies into Palatine Aug. 1-2

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  • Palatine Park District's Caught In The Act youth theater program presents "Peter Pan" Aug. 1 and 2, at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 250 E. Wood Street, Palatine.

      Palatine Park District's Caught In The Act youth theater program presents "Peter Pan" Aug. 1 and 2, at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 250 E. Wood Street, Palatine.
    Courtesy of Palatine Park District

 

Submitted by Palatine Park District

Palatine Park District's Caught In The Act youth theater program presents two performances of "Peter Pan" on Aug. 1 and 2, at Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center, 250 E. Wood Street, Palatine.

Join Peter Pan, Wendy, Michael and John in the highflying timeless Broadway musical that will whisk you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up.

Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in person at the box office, by phone at (847) 202-5222, or online at www.cuttinghall.org. A convenience fee will be applied to each ticket ordered online.

This year's Caught in the Act cast includes: Christina Annerino, Sofia Annerino, Lauren Ansell, Carter Cerer, Kevin Chung, John Walter Delaney, Anushka Dewoolkar, Ojas Dombre, Helene Francis, Rachel Heikkinen, Emily Hernandez, Amelia Kolany, Emily Labno, Grace Lightfoot, Jaylen Mata, Hannah Miller, Ginger Mirabelli, Teah Mirabelli, Cara Mooney, Divya Murali, Christine Nazarowski, Maggie O'Brien, Katie Salzman, Jaidyn Spears, Jacob Swanson, Alekhya Thotokura, Amanda VanDuys, Amanda Weiss, Kaitlyn Yao, Tiffany Yen, and Stephanie Zhan.

Caught in the Act is led by Stacy Spears and is a program designed for young singers, actors, and dancers ages 10 to 15 looking for an immersion experience in the world of musical theater. One of the program's many strengths is their ability to deliver a completely developed product, from lead roles all the way through the cast to the members of the chorus. Educational aspects in addition to the theatrical skills offered through the program include research, oral presentations, writing autobiographies for the program, creating costumes and props, memorization skills, and much more.

The rehearsal process offered by Caught In The Act is extensive. Full cast music rehearsals are held and correct vocal technique is stressed to develop better diction, intonation, balance and blend. All cast members participate in acting workshops focusing on character work, improvisation, reacting, staying in the moment, and choreography rehearsals. Breakout groups are also held throughout the workshop and can include vocal lessons, small group choreography, blocking rehearsal, character work discussion, acting class, and prop and costume making.

For information about the Caught In The Act Youth Theater, Michael Noens, Cultural Arts Coordinator, at (847) 496-6237 or mnoens@palatineparks.org.

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