Based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan JR. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. The score includes new arrangements of classic Disney songs and a story featuring one rousing adventure after another.
Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their journey introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! It’s Peter to the rescue when Wendy is taken captive by the dreaded captain, who has his own sinister plans in mind for our hero.
Peter Pan: Peter Pan is the boy who would never grow up. He is a hotheaded, adventurous adolescent who is also very caring. A boy or a girl can play the role. Must move very well and be a strong actor/singer.
Tinker Bell: Tinker Bell is Peter Pan’s fairy. She is full-size and able to speak English when talking to the audience, but is two inches tall and only able to speak through bells in scenes with others. Must sing and move very well but also be able to act without using her voice.
The Fairies: The Fairies are Tinker Bell’s friends and help tell the story with her. Silvermist is sweet and supportive. Rosetta has southern charm. Fawn is spunky and fun. Iridessa is the most cautious and sensible. Vidia can’t believe she has to put up with being in someone else’s story and Lyria is the most mature and handles their tough situations with maturity. The Fairies also play The Mermaids who are native to Neverland and live in Mermaid Lagoon. The mermaids include Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Allana and Adella. These roles require solo and group singing, confident stage presence, and must move/dance very well.
Wendy: Wendy is the eldest Darling child, a gifted storyteller with a maternal sensibility. A performer who isn’t afraid of showing emotion, Wendy sings several solos and has many lines. Must be a great singer/actor.
John: John is the middle Darling child who acts quite mature for his age. He is a smart, analytic thinker who is a natural leader. Must be a confident actor who moves well.
Michael: Michael is the youngest Darling child, baby brother to Wendy and John. He is sensitive and playful. Must be a confident actor who moves well.
Mr. Darling: Mr. Darling is the Darling children’s father. He is a moody, pompous man who actually has an extremely caring heart underneath it all. The actor playing Mr. Darling may or may not also play the role of Captain Hook. Must be a versatile actor who isn’t afraid of physical comedy, crazy voices and being over-the-top.
Mrs. Darling: Mrs. Darling is Wendy, John and Michael’s mother. She is wise and maternal, the calming opposite to Mr. Darling’s fussing. Must be a good actor capable of being motherly.
Nana: Nana is the Darling children’s nursemaid and a dog. Must be a good physical actor who doesn’t mind being on all fours and can convey the character without using words.
Captain Hook: Captain Hook is a dangerous villain who seeks revenge on Peter Pan for the loss of his hand. He is pompous, gaudy and without a conscience. Must be a strong character actor who sings well.
Smee: Smee is Captain Hook’s right-hand man and the show’s comic relief. Must be a good comedic performer.
The Pirates: The Pirates are Captain Hook’s roughhouse gang of henchmen. They are mean and gruff characters that do Captain Hook’s bidding. Must be good singer/actors.
The Crocodile: The Crocodile ate Captain Hook’s hand, and is now following him to eat the rest of him. Non-speaking role. Actor must roll on a skateboard on their belly and wear a hot costume. The Croc is always an audience favorite!
The Lost Boys: The Lost Boys are fellow orphans like Peter Pan, and together form his gang of faithful friends in Neverland. They include Cubby, Skunk, Foxy, Hop and the Raccoon Twins. Must be great singer/actors who also move very well.
Chief Tiger Bamboo: Chief Tiger Bamboo is the leader of the native Indian population on Never Land. Must be a good character actor.
Tiger Lily: Tiger Lily is the Indian Chief’s daughter. She is a strong and proud young woman. Must be a great singer who can also move well.
The Indians: The Indians are the native inhabitants in Neverland. Some Indians have lines and all have several big numbers that showcase great singing and dancing.