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‘Peter Pan’ to fly in Queen’s Hall! – Broadway returns to Trinidad

For Release Upon Receipt - June 15, 2011

St. Augustine

Must Come See Productions (MCS), the production arm of the UWI Arts Chorale, in collaboration with Flying by Foy, Nevada, USA, presents its 7th full length musical, Peter Pan, at Queen’s Hall for two weekends: Friday 24th June to Sunday 3rd July 2011. Flying by Foy is the world renowned expert in theatrical flying. They will assist MCS in bringing theatrical flying to Trinidad and Tobago for the very first time.

Peter Pan, the children’s story written by novelist J.M. Barrie and set to music by Broadway legend Jule Styne, and Mark Charlap, is touted as being the “one children's show that adults have no trouble enjoying”. This production promises to be another spectacle as it features the combination of technical flying prowess, seasoned actors, an award-winning production team, live orchestra, and a host of talented singing and dancing children. Peter Pan features a cast and crew of Cacique winners, including: Jerrylee David in the title role of Peter Pan, Kearn Samuel as Captain Hook, and a host of talented singing and dancing children in the roles of the “Darling Children” and the “Lost Boys”.

In this story, Peter Pan is the boy “who won’t grow up.” Accompanied by Tinker Bell, Peter Pan meets Wendy, John and Michael in their nursery while searching for his shadow.  He teaches them how to fly and journeys with them to the magical Neverland. There they join the Tribe of the Lost Boys, meet Indians and battle pirates, led by the notorious Captain Hook.

Louis McWilliams will direct and Cacique award winner, Jessel Murray, who recently directed the National Steel Symphony Orchestra at NAPA, will conduct the live orchestral accompaniment. Cacique award-winning costume designer Paulette Alfred-Guy-James, scenic designer Sarah Morris and Cacique award winning choreographer Adele Bynoe round out the production.

Tickets are priced at $200 (general seating) and $250 (reserved) and are available at Queen’s Hall Box Office, Crosby’s North, First Priority Music Gulf City and the Department of Creative and Festival Arts, UWI.

Reserved seating tickets are available only at Queen’s Hall Box Office. Schools can call 746-7499 to make arrangements for tickets for the student matinees on Friday 24th and Thursday 30th June.  There are also two discount nights, Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th, where all seats are priced at only $175.

To experience the show, call 462-0358, 332-4450 or email or visit us at Information is also available on the Must Come See Productions facebook page.


About Must Come See Productions

Must Come See Productions, the production arm of the UWI Arts Chorale, is a non-profit organisation, committed to celebrating, encouraging, and promoting the diverse talents and works of Trinidad and Tobago. Known for its panache in the Broadway genre, MCS has been awarded fourteen Cacique awards from the National Drama Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NDATT). Past successes include: Fiddler on the Roof, Oliver!, The Sound of Music, Disney’s Beauty and  the Beast and 2010’s AIDA.


About UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.