Sacred Heart Academy is pleased to announce the upcoming fall musical, Peter Pan. Broadway’s timeless classic promises to whisk you away to a place where dreams are born as youngsters struggle with growing up.
Featuring the iconic songs "I'm Flying," "I've Gotta Crow," "I Won't Grow Up," and "Never Never Land," and a rousing performance full of magic, warmth, and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us. A dream come true for the student body, Peter Pan will allow the crew to expand its technical prowess, and the performers to entertain countless families. This production will feature approved revisions to the classic text, the magic of Flying by Foy, and will be performed at the historic Shubert Theatre in New Haven during the weekend of November 15 and 16.
The accompanying outreach project has involved mental health activism, inspired by the source material. The company partnered with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, hosting a speaker and participating in the Out of Darkness Walk in Hamden. Peter Pan is directed by MaryLee Delaney, produced by Kim Cramer Curbow ’81, and choreographed by Janet Gambardella Bracale ’77, with music and full orchestra directed by Jerold Goldstein.
The lead roles are played by Megan Harkins ’20 as Peter Pan, Laniyah Diaz ’21 as Captain Hook, Talia Belluci ’21 as Wendy, Fiorella O’Connor ’21 as Tiger Lily, and Diego Hernandez ’20as the Crocodile. Male actors from 12 local high schools are also featured, including Tyler Karasinski ’20 as John Darling, Dillon Glazer ’21 as Father Darling, Owen Clark ’21 as Michael Darling, Bradyn Pettway ’20 as a Lost Boy, and Michael Iasalvatore ’20 as Smee.
Students have enjoyed working with visiting artists throughout the rehearsal process. Among them, the Director of Fine Arts in Hamden Eric Nyquist led a stage combat workshop for the entire company and local puppeteer Isaac Bloodworth mentored cast members. Resident Chair of the Theatre Department at SCSU, Dr. Kaia Rarick, tutored the cast on dialect, and many of our alumnae have attended rehearsals to assist.
Tickets are available through the Shubert Box Office, online at shubert.com, and here at the Academy. Questions regarding tickets should be addressed to our producer at email@example.com. As tradition dictates, alumnae will be acknowledged at all shows.
The Academy’s motto is “Excelsior” and this production promises to take the audience ever higher!