Chapel Hill Dance Theater presents an original ballet of ‘Peter Pan’

February 11, 2014 

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Michael (Eliot St. Clair, on the floor, right) has distracted Captain Hook (William Commander) by hanging on his leg. While Hook shakes him off, Peter Pan (Sadie Emch, left) steals Hook's sword! The Lost Boys cheer in the background. Chapel Hill Dance Theater will present its original ballet of "Peter Pan" at the Hanes Theater at Chapel Hill High School at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23. Tickets, $9 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, are available at the Ballet School of Chapel Hill, 1603 E. Franklin St., and Dance Design, 1728 N. Fordham Blvd. (Rams Plaza), as well as at the door.

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— Now in its 17th season, Chapel Hill Dance Theater will present their original ballet of Peter Panat the Hanes Theater at Chapel Hill High School, at 1709 High School Road, on Saturday, February 22 at 7pm and Sunday, February 23 at 3pm. Tickets, $9 for adults and $6 for students and seniors, are available at the Ballet School of Chapel Hill, 1603 E. Franklin Street and Dance Design, 1728 N. Fordham Blvd (Rams Plaza), as well as at the door.

The performance will feature the following local dancers: Sadie Emch as Peter Pan, Claire Howes as Wendy, Greta Abbey as Tinkerbell, Paige Gondek as Tiger Lily joined by William Commander as Captain Hook and Natalie Morton as the Crocodile. All are supported by a cast of talented young dancers from Durham, Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, and Pittsboro. The production is choreographed by M’Liss Dorrance, Diane Eilber, Lindsay Leonard, Carol Richard, Katie Wakeford, Julie Walters, and Laurie Yeames.

For the past seventeen years, the Chapel Hill Dance Theater, the performance company of the Ballet School of Chapel Hill, has assembled talented young dancers for performances of Little House on the Prairie, Hansel and Gretel, Alice in Wonderland, Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals, and other works choreographed by the company’s artistic staff. These appealing performances provide an opportunity for families to enjoy first rate entertainment by the breadth of talent here in our community.

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