Hello McKinley Theatre Families!

This year, McKinley Theatre Co. will be headed to Neverland with Peter Pan Jr. as our 2017 school musical!

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years and is now adapted for young performers.

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. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan JR. is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Peter Pan JR. is a dream come true for groups looking to bring magic to their stage and entertain countless families.


McKinley Theatre Co. productions are entirely volunteer-run, with rehearsals taking place after school (schedule TBD). If you have a theatre/music background and are interested in volunteering in this huge effort on a significant level (helping with rehearsals/leading children in songs/choreography, etc.), please email Barbara Smith and Pauline Trevino

If you’d like to get a head start on becoming familiar with the production, you can check out Peter Pan Jr. youtube videos, or watch the Peter Pan Live! version, available on Amazon. Keep in mind these videos will be similar but are not exactly the same as our production.

More details about the show, including audition information and materials, coming soon!

Looking forward to an awesome fall of show tunes and pixie dust!

Barbara Smith

McKinley Theatre Co. Director