Peter Pan JR.
Broadway's timeless classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up!
Show Essentials
24
Roles
+ Ensemble
G
Rated
1
Act

Full Synopsis

Peter Pan and the other inhabitants of Neverland open the show by introducing the audience to their world ("Neverland"). Meanwhile, in the Darling Nursery ("Prologue"), Wendy, Michael, and John are playing before bed as Mrs.Darling and Mr.Darling get ready to go out. Nana, the family dog, and Liza encourage the children to go to bed. Before leaving, Mrs. Darling sings a lullaby with the children to say goodnight ("Tender Shepherd"). As soon as the parents have gone, Peter follows Tinker Bell into the room, searching for Peter’s shadow. Wendy is awakened by the commotion and quickly befriends the mysterious visitor. The Darling children soon set off to Neverland with Peter, travelling the only way possible ("I’m Flying").

Back in Neverland, the Pirates search for the Lost Boys ("Pirate March"). After discovering the Lost Boys’ underground home, Captain Hook and his first mate Smee devise a plan ("Hook’s Tango"), but is chased away by the Crocodile. The Lost Boys remain in peril as the Brave Girls, led by Tiger Lily, arrive on the scene ("Brave Girl Dance"). Peter and the Darlings reach Neverland, frightening the Brave Girls. Finally safe, the Lost Boys celebrate the arrival of their new “mother” ("Wendy"). Captain Hook’s first attempt to poison the Lost Boys is thwarted by their new guardian, and the pirates must devise a new plan ("Hook’s Tarantella").

The next day, the Lost Boys learn a lesson from Peter, their “father” ("I Won’t Grow Up"). When they discover that the pirates have captured Tiger Lily, the Lost Boys help to free her. She immediately returns the favor by saving the boys from Captain Hook, and the two groups celebrate their newfound friendship ("Ugh-A-Wug"). The Brave Girls stand guard outside the Lost Boys’ home while Wendy and Peter sing the boys to sleep ("Distant Melody"). The lullaby makes Michael and John homesick, and Wendy decides it is time for them to return to London. She agrees to take all the Lost Boys with them, but Peter decides he will remain in Neverland. Not knowing that the pirates have attacked and defeated the Brave Girls outside, Wendy leads the boys into a trap. Back in the house Tinker Bell saves Peter from being poisoned, and they set off to save the others.

On the deck of the pirate ship, Captain Hook celebrates his triumph ("Hook’s Waltz"). Before making the children walk the plank, Captain Hook allows Wendy a final word. The moment is interrupted by the tick-tock of the Crocodile. Taking advantage of the distraction, Peter and the Brave Girls sneak aboard the ship and, at just the right moment, attack  the pirates. The day is saved and everyone celebrates ("I Gotta Crow").

Back in the Darling Nursery, the Darlings and Nana miss the children terribly and are losing hope that they will ever return ("Nursery Music"). Wendy, Michael and John return home, and the Darlings agree to adopt the Lost Boys that have come along. Back in Neverland, Peter, the pirates, and the Brave Girls sing of Neverland, where dreams are born ("Finale Ultimo").

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible Cast Size
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Peter Pan

Peter Pan is a boy without a care in the world. Originally written for and cast as a female, this role is for a girl with a soaring can-do spirit who most certainly “won’t grow up!” Cast a young girl who can do it all: act, sing, and be as physical as the part demands. Again, Peter Pan is intended to be played by a girl. 

Gender: any
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: F3
Wendy

Wendy is the eldest of the Darling children and has a certain maternal quality. Wendy is very bright, ever-practical and ready for an adventure! Cast a young lady with warm presence and great singing voice. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
John

John is the middle Darling child and has an amicable and open presence. A little more proper than his younger brother, look for a good actor and singer who is the perfect complement to his siblings. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Michael

Michael is the youngest Darling boy and seems to have unlimited energy. Find a good actor who can easily portray the youngest and most stubborn of the Darling children. If your actor also possesses a terribly cute disposition, that’s perfect! 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Nana

Nana is a dog, but you don’t need to find a real dog to fill the part! Cast a young performer who is unafraid to jump in and play this iconic part of the story. This performer should have a knack for physicality and be comfortable making bold acting choices. 

Gender: any
Mrs. Darling

Mrs. Darling is the mother of Wendy, John and Michael, and she is the perfect picture of a mother. Cast a young lady who reads onstage as an older character and is experienced in acting and singing. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Mr. Darling

Mr. Darling is the father of Wendy, John and Michael, and he is a man with one concern: keeping his house in order. Cast a young man with an older presence who is a perfect complement to Mrs. Darling. 

Gender: male
Liza

Liza is the Darling’s housekeeper who always seems to be in a bit of a frenzy as she tries to keep everyone pleased. This is a great cameo role for a young woman who can make strong character choices. 

Gender: female
Tiger Lily

Tiger Lily is the fearless leader of the Brave Girls. Cast a young lady who can command the stage and is a good actor, singer and mover. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Brave Girls

The Brave Girls, including Brave Girl #1, Brave Girl #2 and Small Brave Girl, are a group of Neverland inhabitants. They are a fun bunch of girls who are as strong as they are kind. Cast a group of young ladies who are proficient movers as well as competent singers. 

Gender: female
Vocal range top: Db5
Vocal range bottom: Ab3
Lost Boys

The Lost Boys are a group of lads who live in Neverland without a care in the world! Cast advanced performers (and good singers) in the roles of Nibs, Slightly, Curley, Tootles, Twin #1 and Twin # 2. There is no need for the actors playing the Twins to be identical. If you create strong physical action to link the two, they can be anybody. Feel free to cast as many Lost Boys as desired, ideally making sure that the group is comparable in size to that of the Brave Girls. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: C5
Vocal range bottom: Bb3
Pirates

The Pirates are a gaggle of villains who are looking to cause some trouble. Cast a group of young performers, male, female or both that can act, move well, and aren’t afraid to sing! Noodles, Cecco, and Starkey are all are great cameo roles for young performers to make strong acting choices. 

Gender: any
Captain Hook

Captain Hook, the leader of the Pirates, has a bone to pick… or rather a Peter Pan to hook! This is the perfect role for a young performer who can sing and act, but above all, has great comedic timing. Though Captain Hook is the villain of the show, he’s also a bit of a clown who just can’t seem to get what he wants. He has to be as treacherous to the Lost Boys as he is a complete wimp around the Crocodile. Cast a strong actor who can make bold choices. 

Gender: male
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: B3
Smee

Smee is Captain Hook’s sidekick who wants nothing more than to see Captain Hook succeed in his evil plotting. Cast a young performer who is a solid actor and a great complement for Captain Hook. 

Gender: male
Crocodile

Like Nana, the Crocodile is a silent part for a young performer who can take a leap and become the wickedest beast that ever was! Cast a performer who can fill the role with life and great presence. 

Gender: any
Full Song List
Peter Pan JR.: Neverland
Peter Pan JR.: Prologue
Peter Pan JR.: Tender Shepherd
Peter Pan JR.: I'm Flying
Peter Pan JR.: Pirate March
Peter Pan JR.: Hook's Tango
Peter Pan JR.: Brave Girl Dance
Peter Pan JR.: Wendy
Peter Pan JR.: Hook's Tarantella
Peter Pan JR.: I Won't Grow Up
Peter Pan JR.: Ugh-A-Wug
Peter Pan JR.: Distant Melody
Peter Pan JR.: I Gotta Crow
Peter Pan JR.: Nursery Music
Peter Pan JR.: Finale Ultimo

Billing

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[Name of School]

Production of

 

A Musical Based on the Play by
SIR J.M. BARRIE

 

                      Lyrics by                             Music by

            CAROLYN LEIGH          MORRIS (MOOSE) CHARLAP

 

         Additional Lyrics by                     Additional Music by

   BETTY COMDEN and ADOLPH GREEN        JULE STYNE

 

Originally directed, choreographed and adapted by

JEROME ROBBINS

 

In 1929 Sir J.M. Barrie bequeathed Peter Pan to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which has benefited thousands of children since then. The producers are proud and happy that everyone who has bought a ticket for today’s performance of Peter Pan JR. is helping towards making the hospital the incredible center of hope it is today.

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Production Resources

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