CHS to present 'Peter Pan'

The Conway High School drama program will perform a “Peter Pan” musical Friday, April 24, through Sunday, April 26, at the James H. Clark Auditorium on campus.

There will be two shows per day with 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. shows Friday and Saturday, and 1 and 7 p.m. shows Sunday. The shows are $5 for adults and $3 for students.

Anthony Spiridigliozzi, who has been with the district for eight years, is directing the musical.

“The script we are using is by Piers Chater Robinson who is based out of London,” Spiridigliozzi said. “The script is more closely based off of J.M. Barrie’s book. The music is different from the Cathy Rigby or Mary Martin Broadway versions. This music is a little more contemporary.”

The program is also working with ZFX Special Effects out of Louisville, Ky., to install a flying system with wires and safety harnesses.  

“It does have all of the characters that people will expect to see – Hook, Smee, the Lost Boys, Wendy, Michael, John and Peter Pan. We are using lights for Tinkerbell, and large puppets to create Nana and the crocodile.”

More than 160 students will be participating in the musical.

“The students involved are either acting, stage managing, working backstage, doing makeup or playing in the orchestra pit. The majority of the students involved having been rehearsing and fundraising since mid-January.”

The drama program performs at least two shows a year directed by Kelly Webber. There is one musical a year that Spiridigliozzi directs. For more information, visit

Rebecca Hutcherson is the student director. Courtney Joseph is the head stage manager. Collin Litchenwalter and Emily Brock are assistant stage managers.

The cast of Peter Pan:

Peter Pan – Jessica Taylor
Wendy Darlin – Bri Brown
Captain Hook – Joe Coker
John – Mary Nail
Michael – Reilly Mullany
Mrs. Darling – Kaelin Taylor
Mr. Darling – Jonah Millirons
Nana – Audrey Ferrari
Liza – Paten Denton
Chief – Deshon Washington
Tiger Lily – Yessica Serrano
Smee – Tarek Esaw
Starkey – Sean Criswell
Cecco – Anthony Griffin
Cookson – Caleb Deaver
Bill Jukes – Lincoln Reynolds
Crocodile – McCall Lockard
Ethan Marotte
Audrey Ferrari

The Lost Boys
Ace – Mikayla Alderson
Syrup – Andrea Beggs
Belch – Neely Caudle
Scout – Maggie Carroll
Hoot – Allison Clark
Bay – Stephanee Conley
Ben Ben – Madeline Leicht
Dodger – Jaime Martin
Fox – Kavanaugh Millirons
Bandit – Savannah Raup
Fang – Kierstan Taylor
Ox – Savannah Williams

Deja Broyles
Avery Glover
Kylie Joseph
McCall Lockard
Kristen Wroten

Special Dancers
Emily Bullington
Sean Criswell
Caleb Deaver
Paten Denton
Shelby Hogue
Kylie Joseph
Samantha Kordsmeier
McCall Lockard
Stevie Massey
Jacinda Passmore
Yessica Serrano
Will Sukraw
Savannah Williams

Pirates and Indians
Carissa Ansel
Brittany Baker
Andrea Bollinger
Michaela Boothby  
Alex Brewington
Dawson Brown
Jessica Brown
Lydia Bryan
Savannah Clements
Sydney Collins
 Philundrick Esaw
Shianne Garrison
Charlotte Grant
Peter Grant
Sophia Gulutzo
Megan Haase
Kirsten Hubbard
Tiffany Hunt
Laura Jaquez
Mykela King
Sara Lindholm
Karis Martin
Victoria McCauley
Caleb McCormick
Chloe Mickle
Libby Newton
Quade Reed
Katelyn Shuffield  
Logan Stone
Adrienne Thompson
Ben Thompson
Laura Woodson
Ethan Marotte

Children of the World
Simon Marotte
Olivia Marotte
Noah Spiridigliozzi
Dillon Leicht
Jackson Karl
Ben Broyles
Jonathan Raup
Carter Stapleton
Mason McCuin
Haylie Branscum
Gray Denton
Anna Caroline Gregg
Maggie McCullough
Tate Jones
Wren Jones
Elise McGarrity
Sophie Francis
Charity Broyles
Katie Niswonger
Camille Lambert
Kate McCulough
Claire Longing
Megan Arnold
Zoe Russell
Katlyn Stapleton
Maddie Meek
Madeline Raup
Lydia Crow
Ava Dawson
Bella Park

Orchestra Pit
Director – Tim Cunningham
Flute: Olivia Tzeng, Natalie Graham and Alice Cheng.
Oboe – Maddie Shaw.
Clarinet – Kayla Hamilton, Katie Kemp, Brianna Marshall, Anna Thrash and Tierra Easterwood.
Saxophone – Jake Bass.
Trumpet – Lincoln Gimnich, Kaleb Crow, Aaron Kemp and Rachel Morgan.
Horn – Pooja Lukhi, Josh Hannon and Marianne Burnett.
Trombone – Trey Smith, Aisha Udochi and Will Beckman.
Violin – Kyle Ward, Roshell Cobb, Jessica Vangsne, Cameron Lewis, Collin Hess and Faith Guidry.
Viola – Madison Moline and Logan Mabry.
Cello – David Addison, Ryan Plemmons and Allison Dombek.
String Bass – Zach Powers and Caleb Smith.
Percussion – William Roberts, Aubrey Bremer and Reid Sutherland.
Keyboard – Johnathon Wynn and Dustin Summey.