Prescott Park Arts Festival Launches 36th Season with PETER PAN
Open Auditions to be held Saturday, March 6
PORTSMOUTH, NH - At a reception for sponsors, Prescott Park Arts Festival announced the well-loved musical Peter Pan will be the production as part of the 2010 FairPoint Communications MainStage. Held in Prescott Park, the festival is one of the Seacoast's treasured summer traditions with its weekly presentation of donation-only events including musical theatre, music concerts, kids events, dance and more. Those wishing to audition for the production are directed to the festival website, www.prescottpark.org for more information and registration forms.
As one of the most celebrated all-ages musicals ever, the production calls on the audience to escape to Neverland and experience the adventures of Peter Pan and his band of Lost Boys as they cross paths with the villainous Captain Hook. The musical captures the power of one boy's imagination as it takes flight and reminds us all of the joyful simplicity of childhood and the thrill of being young at heart.
"It's a wonderful magic and thrilling show that is perfect for the park," said Prescott Park Arts Festival executive director Ben Anderson, "I absolutely can't wait for the season to begin."
The production is directed by David Kaye, Head of Acting and Directing at the University of New Hampshire's department of Theatre and Dance, and features a full cast of talented actors. David Kaye was recently awarded the prestigious Leonidas A. Nickole Theatre Educator of the Year Award at the New England Theatre Conference.
Besides Peter Pan, the festival offers a full array of programs including the River House Restaurant Concert Series, music festivals, kids events, dance, and food festivals including the recently-created NH Fish and Lobster Festival.
The festival is currently accepting registrations for auditions for Peter Pan through its website, www.prescottpark.org . Auditions will be conducted on Saturday, March 6, 2010, at the Paul Creative Arts Center at the University of New Hampshire.
"We're pleased to announce our auditions will be held at UNH again this year," said Anderson, "They have an incredible facility and provided wonderful support to this organization."
Prescott Park Arts Festival will also participate in the 3rd annual NH Professional Theatre Association Auditions being held at the Plymouth State University on Saturday, February 20.
Established in 1974, the Prescott Park Arts Festival is an independent non-profit organization that has reached more than 3.5 million people through 10,000 productions over the past 36 years. All of the festival events are offered with no fixed admission and currently attract over 185,000 attendees each season.
For more information on Prescott Park Arts Festival visit www.prescottpark.org or call 603-436-2848.