Finding Neverland

August 16 – September 21, 2019

Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 8 and up

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

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Finding Neverland

August 16 – September 21, 2019

Vogue cheers, “It’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!” FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland, where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever.

Age Appropriateness: Recommended for ages 8 and up

Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

MARK BACON

MARK BACON (J.M. Barrie). is thrilled to play with his imagination for the next year! Selected credits: Brigadoon (Tommy), Hairspray (Link), Heathers (Hipster, JD understudy), All Shook Up (Chad), Mamma Mia! (Sky). Shout-out to my flight attendants. Follow him on Instagram @bitz820 MmmBaconPlease.com

JOSEPHINE FLORENCE COOPER

JOSEPHINE FLORENCE COOPER (Sylvia Llewelyn Davies). Jo is honored to enter the whimsical yet grounded world of this story and character! Tours/Off-Broadway: Girls Night, La Storia Di Colapesce, Night Witches, The Dream Project. TV/Film: Comedy Central, Uncanny Harbor. BFA Theatre Emerson College. Deep gratitude for my people CFMAHZ! This one’s for Mama, Dad, Grammy and most of all…Pappy! Follow her on Instagram @josephine_florence

KIRK LAWRENCE

KIRK LAWRENCE (Charles Frohman/Captain James Hook). is overjoyed to set sail with the magical show. Regional: West Side Story (Doc), Oklahoma! (Mr. Carnes), A Wonderful Life (Mr. Potter), Sweeney Todd (Todd). Tours: The Wizard of Oz (Marvel/Oz-APEX), Julie Taymor’s Juan Darien. Kirk sends love to Jamie and encourages everyone to “Play!” www.kirklawrence.com

EMMANUELLE ZEESMAN

EMMANUELLE ZEESMAN (Mrs. du Maurier). is thrilled to return to Neverland! Credits: The Wizard of Oz, Guys and Dolls, Passion and Blood Brothers (CCC Best Actress Award). Thank you to the creative team and love to my Canadian/American/Mexican families! @emmanuellezeesman

ETHAN ERDLEY

ETHAN ERDLEY (Jack). is thrilled to be making his debut at Dutch Apple. Other credits include: Oliver and The King and I. When not on stage, Ethan enjoys playing soccer and golf.

SETH ERDLEY

SETH ERDLEY (Peter). is excited to be back on the Dutch Apple stage after returning from the national tour of Finding Neverland. Previously he was seen here in Pippin (Theo), Seussical Jr. (Jojo), and Into the Woods Jr. (Jack). Phil. 4:13

COLE GABLE

COLE GABLE (George). is excited to be back on the Dutch Apple stage! Previous credits include: Randy, A Christmas Story (Dutch Apple), Flick, A Christmas Story (Fulton), and Kurt, The Sound of Music (Linden Hall).

HUTCHESON GREGORY

HUTCHESON GREGORY (Michael). is thrilled to join the cast of Finding Neverland for his debut performance. In addition to acting, Hutch enjoys baseball, skiing and tennis.

DYLAN JACOB LORAW

DYLAN JACOB LORAW (Peter). is thrilled to be at Dutch Apple. Dylan fell in love with theatre three years ago and has worked for Sight and Sound, AMT, SALT, Servant Stage and others! Let your light shine!

JACK PACKER

JACK PACKER (Jack). is excited to be back at Dutch Apple, where he appeared as Tiny Tim (A Christmas Carol). Other recent credits include Sight & Sound and Servant Stage. Isaiah 25:1

ALEXANDER SCHMICK

ALEXANDER SCHMICK (Michael) is excited to be making his debut as Micheal in Finding Neverland. He had attended camp at Dutch Apple early this year. Alex enjoys playing Legos and video games.

TIMOTHE BITTLE

TIMOTHE BITTLE (Mr. Henshaw/Ensemble/Frohman/Hook Cover). Regional: Coalhouse (Ragtime), Jim (Big River), Billy Flynn (Chicago), Curtis (Sister Act), Benny (In The Heights), Frankenstein (Universal Studios Japan). Love to my family for their love and support.

Nicholas Karl Brown

Nicholas Karl Brown (Elliot/Ensemble). is thrilled to be a part of Finding Neverland and making his national tour debut! Nicholas is a proud graduate of Temple University for Musical Theatre. Select regional: Legally Blonde (Walnut Street & Riverside), Matilda (Walnut Street), Chicago (Arkansas Rep. Theatre), The Little Mermaid, Tarzan (Gretna Theatre). For Dad. @nicholas_karl www.nicholaskarlbrown.com

DANI CIARAMITARO

DANI CIARAMITARO (Miss Potter/Ensemble/Wendy & Peter Pan Cover). is thrilled to be performing in her first professional production, Finding Neverland. She is grateful for her friends and family for all of ther love and support through this journey.

Desirée Dillon

Desirée Dillon (Miss Bassett/Ensemble/Miss DuMarier Cover). Oklahoma native, Oklahoma City University grad, current New York City resident. Winner of the international Crescendo Music Awards and Mario Lanza and Elaine Malbin Vocal Competition in New York City. Favorite regional credits include Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Mary Poppins, and Anything Goes.

MORGAN GILLOTT

MORGAN GILLOTT (Ensemble/Peter Pan and Wendy Cover). is elated to be making her theatre debut! She has most recently performed with Dance Lab New York in the Fire Island Dance Festival. She attended Joffrey Ballet School and IAMT. Big thanks to her family, dance teachers and voice coach.

NATHAN EDWARD GROTH

NATHAN EDWARD GROTH (Ensemble/Russian Bear). National tour debut! Previous credits: Swing! The Musical (Dutch Apple, NCL), Elf (Broadway Palm) and several shows internationally with Norwegian Cruise Lines. Proud graduate of AMDA New York- Dance Theatre Conservatory. Special thanks to my family, friends and teachers for all the love. @nathangroth Nathanedwardgroth.com

JAKE KINNEY

JAKE KINNEY (Lord Canaan/J.M. Barrie Cover). is a New York City based performer, music director, and voice teacher. Much love to family, friends and his VERY patient girlfriend and dog for their constant support.

ASHLEY McCORMACK

ASHLEY McCORMACK (Miss Jones/Sylvia, Mary and Mrs. DuMaurier Cover). Favorite regional: Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (Belle), 9 to 5 (Doralee), The Wizard of Oz (Dorothy). University of Alabama. Love to Mac and my incredible family. @ashley.brooke www.ashley-mccormack.com

JUSTIN MILLER

JUSTIN MILLER (Turpin/J.M. Barrie and Frohman Cover). National tour debut! The Bridges of Madison County (Robert Kincaid), Camelot, Chicago (Billy Flynn). All of the love to his family! @justinleemiller1

MADDIE PARRISH

MADDIE PARRISH (Ensemble/Peter Pan). National tour debut! Most recently performed with Parsons Dance Company. NYU Tisch (BFA Dance). Love to mom, dad and my family/friends. You believed!

CALLAGHAN PETROSKY

CALLAGHAN PETROVSKY (George). Oliver! Gretna; Let Freedom Ring Servant Stage; Newsies (Elmer), Fiddler on the Roof at Encore!; Seussical (Mayor), The Music Man (Tommy Dijilas), Pirates of Penzance, The Wizard of Oz at LAPA. Love y’all folks & Reji.

JONATHAN RAGSDALE

JONATHAN RAGSDALE (Ensemble/Swing). Tours: Memphis, Elf, Fame. At Sea: Holland America, Norwegian. Regional: Cats, Mamma Mia!. TV: Breaking Bad, In Plain Sight. BFA in Theatre & Dance from UNM. Follow @JRags

JUSTINE RIMA

JUSTINE RIMA (Wendy/Ensemble). National tour debut! BFA Dance graduate from Marymount Manhatten College. Many hugs to my family and Bryan for all the love and support. @stinerima

Connor Simpson

Connor Simpson (Mr. Cromer). is thrilled to join the company of Finding Neverland! National/International Tours: Annie. Favorite regional credits: A Christmas Story: The Musical, Stand By Your Man: The Tammy Wynette Story, 3 Guys Naked from the Waist Down, Spamalot, Around The World In 80 Days. Composer/Lyricist: Minnie Quay. BFA in Musical Theatre from Kent State University. Many thanks to his family and friends for their constant love and support.

BRADEN SWEENEY

BRADEN SWEENEY (Albert/Ensemble). National tour debut! Past credits include Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, ZACH Theatre, Red Mountain Theatre Company and Gateway Playhouse. Rider University, BFA.

ASHLEIGH THOMPSON

ASHLEIGH THOMPSON (Mary Barrie/ Ensemble/Sylvia Cover). National tour: The Wizard of Oz (Glinda/Aunt Em), APEX Touring. Regional: 9 to 5 (Judy), Jenny Wiley Theatre; Company (Kathy), Heritage Theatre Festival; Oliver! (Nancy), Festival 56. BFA Musical Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory. For my family. Love to Allen. www. ashleighthompson.com

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