The Davis Academy gave its new Rosenberg Family Performing Arts Theatre its first public test with four performances of Disney’s “Peter Pan Jr.” from Sunday to Tuesday, March 26 to 28. Including the Lower
School children filling roles as fairies, mermaids, crocodiles, parrots, and extra lost boys, Indians and pirates, the productions involved 180 children onstage or behind the scenes, said director Kendrick Phillips, who heads the Davis visual and performing arts program.
Audiences packed the 600-seat theater throughout the limited run. During the Sunday night show, Grace Ross played the title role, supported by Gracie Kirschner as Wendy and Darren Rosing as Captain Hook (in addition to Nana, a part Darren played in all four performances).
Phillips said the show not only demonstrated the value of the new auditorium and of an education within the Davis community, but also the importance of the arts as part of school.