While PETER is filled with a multitude of side-splittingly-funny moments (including the sort of groaning puns and flatulence jokes that schoolboys have always found irresistible), its real magic lies in taking the audience on a journey, with the help of some highly skilled guides, to accept the extraordinary. As the glowing New York Times review put it: "Throughout the production, the cast is sounding chords within us that we don't even know are there: our hunger for certain kinds of fables and types of heroes and villains, and our wonder that a flying orphan invented more than a century ago continues to loom so large in our imaginations."
Because of the show's extraordinary demands for creativity in direction and design, Stage 62 has tapped an exciting guest artistic team helmed by director Spencer Whale, currently in residence at City Theatre. Whale is joined by the Manhattan-based team of Nathan Mattingly and Ellen Pyne for scenic design, with costumes by Pyne, who is the bead and crystal designer for Broadway's most prestigious costume shop, making everyone from Chita Rivera to the Genie in ALADDIN sparkle. The cast includes some of the finest talent in the area, including a mix of musical theater majors from Pittsburgh universities as well as seasoned veterans of the local stage and comedy scenes.
Director - Spencer Whale
Stage Manager - Julie Chwan
Music Director - Zach Baker
Producer - Gina Fleitman
Producer - Rob James
Casey Duffy, Bruce Franz, Jim Froehlich, Brett Goodnack, Ben McClymont, Patrick Palamara, Charlie Rowell, Jake Smith, Cody Sweet, JP Welsh, Nate Willey, Andrew Wolf
Thu. to Sat. May 11-13 and 18-20 at 8 pm
Sun. Matinees May 14 and 21 at 2 pm
Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall
300 Beechwood Avenue
Carnegie, PA 15106