The all-new touring production of the 1954 Moose Charlap-Carolyn Leigh musical version of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan has a complete cast. Following a premiere in December at Saint Paul, Minnesota's Ordway Center, a national tour will launch in February 2024 at Baltimore, Maryland's Hippodrome.
As previously announced, sixteen-year-old Nolan Almeida will star in the title role, joined by Cody Garcia (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tour) as Captain Hook, Hawa Kamara as Wendy, and Raye Zaragoza as Tiger Lily.
The full cast is completed by Shefali Deshpande as Mrs. Darling, Kurt Perry as Smee, William Foon and Micah Turner Lee alternate as John, and Reed Epley and Jayden Guarneri alternate as Michael. The ensemble includes Charles Antenen, Jonah Barricklo, Eric Allen Boyd, Christina Hélène Braa, Brandon Gille, Ryan Perry Marks, Michael Marrero, Kenny Ramos, Hannah Schmidt, Kiara Williams. The swings are Tony Collins, Bailey Frankenberg, Leo Gallegos, and Cheyenne Omani.
As previously reported, Tony nominee Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill) will direct and Lorin Latarro (Waitress, The Who’s Tommy) will choreograph, with the non-Equity tour produced by NETworks Presentations.
As always, the production will feature the Charlap-Leigh score, with additional songs by Jule Styne, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. Though Jerome Robbins' adaptation of Barrie's original script will also be used, this new tour will feature a revised book by Native American playwright Larissa FastHorse (The Thanksgiving Play), who has been brought on to tackle the musical's depiction of Native Americans.
The upcoming tour will also have aerial choreography by Paul Rubin, music supervision and additional arrangements by Andy Einhorn, dance arrangements by David Dabbon, scenic design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Sarafina Bush, lighting design by Amith Chandrashaker, sound design by Kai Harada, projections by David Bengali, hair and make-up design by J. Jared Janas, fight direction by Rick Sordelet and Christian Kelly-Sordelet, and Tinker Bell design by Paul Kieve.
The associate director is Matt Cowart, and the associate choreographer is Travis Waldschmidt, with casting by ARC/Duncan Stewart and additional casting by Michael Donovan Casting.