Lincoln Southwest Presents: Peter Pan
by Detric Cook
April is here, and bringing with it is spring, flowers, warm weather, and Southwest’s musical Peter Pan.
The musical hopes to bring forth acting, singing, dancing, spectacular costumes, beautiful lights and sound, an orchestra, and of course, flying.
“It isn’t like Disney’s version of ‘Peter Pan’. It is definitely more interesting and exciting,” said junior Logan Logsdon, who plays one of the Lost Boys.
“We expect it to be as great if not better than our previous shows,” said Bob Henrichs, the director of Southwest’s theater department.
The musical has spent $30,000 – $35,000. About $5,000 went to the costumes of the show, while over $10,000 was used on flying, and the rest went to scenery, props, lighting and other aspects of the show.
Southwest has a long history of plays with huge budgets and tremendous sets and effects, and ‘Peter Pan’ is definitely not holding back on anything.
“It’s coming along nicely. There’s great singing, great dancing, great acting, and flying… It’s going to be a good show,” said sophomore Hayden Grabast, who plays an Indian.
A high school orchestra sits in the pit playing songs throughout the play, and huge sets fill the stage.
The musical has built up quite the hype, selling over 1,300 tickets in just two days when it went on sale March 15. So hopefully ‘Peter Pan’ will live up to all of its expectations.