‘PETER PAN JR’ Opens at Area Stage Company on Dec 6th

November 6, 2019


CORAL GABLES, FLA. — The Area Stage Company is excited to announce that the musical “PETER PAN JR,” featuring one of the most beloved stories of all time, will open on December 6th at ASC’s Riviera Theater in Coral Gables. The Los Angeles Times called this musical, “A timeless musical theater masterpiece.” 


PETER PAN JR is based on J.M. Barrie's classic tale with music adapted from the original Tony Award-winning Broadway score. Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget.  Featuring the iconic songs, "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up" and "Never Never Land,” PETER PAN JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us... who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. It is a dream come true.


ASC’s own award-winning Associate Artistic Director Giancarlo Rodaz will direct the musical, having just received the prestigious 2019 Silver Palm award for his innovative direction of “She Kills Monsters” and “The Wizard of Oz.”  


PETER PAN JR will be performed by Area Stage Company’s Stage II Conservatory students, with student actors ages 12 and up.  The running time is 1 hour. Performances are on Fridays at 7:30 PM; Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM; and Sundays at 5:00 PM, from Dec. 6 to Dec. 15, 2019. 



Area Stage Company is an award-winning, non-profit professional theatre company that for 30 years has staged provocative, world-class theatre and musical productions becoming one of South Florida’s most influential theatre companies. ASC now houses a professional theatre company, a conservatory for young performers, and a theatre program for people with developmental disabilities. Area Stage won the coveted title of “Best Theatre Company 2019” in the Miami New Times Readers Choice Poll. It is the organization’s fourth “best theatre and best venue”  ranking.



Giancarlo Rodaz is the Associate Artistic Director for the Area Stage Company. He has been directing and designing productions at ASC for eleven years. He has just completed direction, lighting and design for Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical to significant critical acclaim. Lighting design credits include: The Wizard of Oz RSC, The Little Mermaid, She Kills Monsters, Cabaret, Shrek the Musical, Ride, The Nether (Carbonell Nominated; Best Lighting Design). ASC directing credits include: The Wizard of Oz RSC, The Little Mermaid, She Kills Monsters, Shrek the Musical, and Ride. Conservatory directing credits include: The Wild Party, Heathers, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Lion King JR, My Son Pinocchio JR, Annie JR, Alice in Wonderland, The Little Mermaid JR, The Wizard of Oz YPE, Matilda the Musical. Playwright/directing credits: Catherine & The Accident, It’s A Small Play, and Don’t Fear the Rain at Microtheatre; Rise of the Titans, which premiered at the Arsht Center; Masque at UM; and Janis Matthews & The Dodo Scouts, Waves Against A Withering Shore, and The Lone Wolf of Honeysuckle Valley at the ASC.  



Rebecca Ashton, rebecca@areastagecompany.com, 305-666-2078. 



PETER PAN JR features Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, who visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. This musical is open December  6-15, with showtimes Fridays at 7:30 PM, Saturdays at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 5:00 PM. Directed by Giancarlo Rodaz. Area Stage Company, 1560 S. Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables FL 33146. See www.areastagecompany.com/fiddler or call 305.666.2078 for tickets, priced at $10 to $25.


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