Announcing the cast of PETER x WENDY, Area Stage Company's upcoming, original Mainstage production!
This world premiere production is penned by ASC's very own Associate Artistic Director, Giancarlo Rodaz. All children, except one, grow up. This new adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s timeless stays true to the original book’s powerful and mischievous story. PETER x WENDY is a dark and modern fairytale about a cocky young boy who spends his never-ending childhood on the island of Neverland, and his adventure with the ordinary girl Wendy Darling and her brothers.
The cast features twenty-two of Miami's most promising young actors. ASC veteran actress, Anjuli Kaufman (She Kills Monsters, The Ballad of Janis Matthews, Spring Awakening) takes on the iconic role of the boy who wouldn't grow up alongside rising talent and Nova Southeastern acting major, Michelle Gordon, as Wendy. Gordon previously starred in ASC's critically acclaimed production of Shrek the Musical as Princess Fiona. Katie Duerr, who recently starred in ASC's Matilda the Musical as Miss Honey to rave reviews, will flex her comedic and villainous muscles and step into the shoes of a female Captain Hook. Rounding out the leading ensemble are Valeria Di Babbo (Matilda the Musical, Cabaret) as Tink, Malik Archibald (Matilda the Musical - Escapologist, Shrek the Musical - Donkey) as Smee, David Caserta as Starkey, Abigail Baldwin (Matilda the Musical - Mrs. Phelps, The Little Mermaid - Jetsam) as Mary Darling, Valeria Guzman as Tiger Lily, and Jorge Amador (The Wizard of Oz - Scarecrow) as Nana, and Diana Lopez as Liza.
Rounding out the cast and taking on the children's roles are some of the Area Stage Conservatory's most talented students. Elijah Leaño, who recently wowed as Bruce in Matilda the Musical, will play John Darling, while Adrian Farell is cast as Michael Darling. West Rubin who previously starred as Matilda in Matilda the Musical and as Flounder in The Little Mermaid, will play Tootles, with Polina Gesquiere as Nibs, Bianca Friedman as Slightly, Camila Uribe as Curly, Lily Knoll as Twin I, and Paloma May as Twin II. Filling multiple roles each in the ensemble are Isabella Arza, Kate Markus, Addison Stone, and Georgia Strump.
PETER x WENDY will preview on January 17th at 7:30pm and January 18th at 2:00pm. Opening night is January 18th at 7:30pm. The show will run through February 2nd with shows on Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm & 7:30pm, Sundays at 5:00pm.
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