Camden Civic Theatre’s production of “Peter Pan The Musical,” a new stage adaptation fresh from London’s West End, will run Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Aug. 21 at the Camden Opera House, Elm Street/Route 1.

The directorial team of Scott Anthony Smith (stage, with Lisa Lundgren as assistant director) and Joani Mitchell (music) want to pack the house opening night and are encouraging people to attend in costume — pirate, fairy and Victorian proper. There will be backstage passes for some children to to see the Green Room and get their picture taken onstage with a character from the play; and raffles, including one for large gift bags, one each for a lucky boy or girl, that will be drawn at the end of the run.

The cast comes from all over the Midcoast, from Belfast to Jefferson and Washington  to Tenants Harbor. The age range is wide as well, “the youngest being 10-years-old and the oldest … well, we’ll just leave that alone,” said Smith.

Friday and Saturday performances will feature Tom Crutcher as Mr. Darling/Captain Hook, while the Sunday matinees will feature Rick O’Malley in the role. Jay Rosenberg will perform the roles of Cecco/Indian Chief on the matinees in place of O’Malley. The rest of the principal cast is as follows: Mrs. Darling, Kate Fletcher; Wendy, Abby Norman; John, Patrick Johnson; Michael, Laszlo Steinhoff; Liza/Tigerlily, Clare Olsen; Nana/Crocodile, Braeden Waddell; and Peter Pan, Stefanie McAllister.

The Lost Boys are: Tootles, Devin Fletcher; Nibs, Maxine Buretta; Slightly, Cortney Simmons; Curly, Madison Hemingway; and The Twins, Willow Crawford-Crudell and Nicholas Greer. Pirates/Indians are: Smee, Paul Aron Weintraub; Cecco/Indian Chief, Rick O’Malley (understudy, Jay Rosenberg); Bill Jukes/Running Dog, Liza Morong; Starkey/Cunning Fox, Beverly Scott; Skylights/Bald Eagle, Marcus Carter; Noodler/Grizzly Bear, George Grey; and Mullins/Singing Bull, Erica Dailey.

Also appearing on stage are dancers from the Atlantic Ballet Company, which will be performing two original pieces, one to begin each act, during the performances.

The backstage team includes producers David and Rebecca Waddell, executive producer Tiare Messing, stage manager Jay Rosenberg, assistant stage manager Savannah Szumilas, dance choreographer Martha McLean and fight choreographer Jonas Contakos.

Tickets are available at the box office (cash or check only) an hour before show times. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $10 for children younger than 12. To reserve tickets, call 236-2281. To purchase them online, visit or call 800-595-4849.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to