Events & Performances
Peter Pan, Tinkerbell and the Darling children! Be a part of one of MarLo Dance Studio’s most popular productions as the “boy who would not grow up” flies from London to Neverland, does battle with Captain Hook and his cowardly pirates, and revels in the adventure of childhood.
MDS’s, Peter Pan is a fast-paced adaptation of the classic story by J.M. Barrie told through dance and mime. The thrilling adventure follows the story of Peter Pan (Isaac Wright), Wendy (Gracie Slater) and Tinkerbell (Haddy Slater), and Tiger Lily (Kristin Train) as they outsmart Captain Hook (Tim Merriam) and his crew of cowardly pirates.
This original MDS adaptation first flew across the Sprague Theater stage to sold-out audiences in 2010. According to MDS director, Maria Merriam, “we can’t wait to re-join Peter, Wendy, and friends as they befriend mermaids, battle pirates, and revel in the magic of imagination”. “In 2010, our leads were small children dancing supporting roles, now they are taking the story to a whole new technical level”, says Merriam. MDS, in its 19th anniversary season, is renowned for presenting professional level entertainment through a cast of some 120 well trained dancers in tap, ballet, jazz, ballroom, hip hop, and lyrical genres. Costumes and scenery never disappoint in extravagance and detail. MarLo produces an annual spring production every May and The Nutcracker bi-annually (coming Dec. 2018).
Peter and company will take to the stage with a little fairy dust and happy thoughts through a grant from the Coos County Cultural Coalition. The grant supported bringing in acting specialist, Mike Dempsey to coach both young and adult dancers in mime, swordplay and comedy. In turn, MDS dancers will be presenting some of that fun in a free mini-performance for Bandon’s Ocean Crest students on May 15th.
Nutcracker/Sleeping Beauty: Photography and Graphics by Annetta Adams