Serrano Theatre Arts Cast A Spell with Peter Pan, Into The Woods

PHOTO: T.A. Graydon

Director Beverly Quinn runs through the script of “Peter Pan” with the cast.

Serrano High School Performing Arts Center will present several theatrical events to entertain the Tri-Community in the coming months. The popular “Peter Pan” captures your heart at the PAC stage on March 3, 4, 10, and 11, 2023, starting the Spring Theatre Arts season.

An adaptation by screenwriter Craig Soldaro, “Peter Pan,” will delight young and old as Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk the Darling family (and the audience) off to Neverland to combat the evil Captain Hook and his pirates. Bring your imagination and your children to this fun family favorite.

Beverly Quinn and the cast go over their lines.

Following the success of “Dracula In Love” last year, the Serrano High School Theatre Arts Department proudly presents “Into The Woods” on April 28, 29, and May 5, 6, 2023, with performances beginning at 7:00 pm.

The combined talents of the Performing Arts Department will culminate with the Theatre Arts Program’s production of “Into the Woods,” a James Lapine and Stephan Sondheim version of this well-known 1987 musical. Intertwining several classic fairy tales with an original story, this dark comedy explores potential outcomes for a village baker and his wife, who are cursed by a vengeful witch. All the departments of the Performing Arts Theatre will be in-house for this multi-faceted fantasy musical.

There are several other events planned for the Serrano Performing Arts Department. There will be a Rising Star Workshop on Saturday, February 4, 2023, from 10 am-2 pm. This is an opportunity for all Snowline students, Grades 3 through 8, to receive acting, singing, and dancing classes. Registration is $25, which includes a free souvenir. Parents are invited to a live performance by the students at 2 pm.

Also planned is the “Showcase of Scenes” which will show off some of the Serrano High Drama students’ talent with a display of acting prowess and performance, Wednesday, May 10, 2023, at 6:30 pm.

To fully showcase the talents or the department, Masterpiece Theatre will be an evening of awards for performances during the school year. Enjoy this evening of awards and recognition, Saturday, May 20, 2023, at 6:30 pm at the PAC. This event has been quoted as being “A wonderful night of talent and celebration!”

There are several activities designed to aid students in their performing careers. The Serrano High Sophomores in Acting 3 class treated the Freshmen to 20-minute comedic “spoofs” of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” just for fun. This keeps the new actors engaged with something to look forward to next year.

Director Beverly Quinn (top right) and the cast of “Peter Pan.”

Tying these talents together, Serrano High Theatre Arts Department Chairman Beverly Quinn and her “Department of Excellence” have set the stage for perfection. When asked how they pull together a show, Beverly commented, “We try to keep each other happy!” A Drama Teacher at Serrano High for 23 years, Beverly, in the Director’s Chair, has been blessed with an amazing group of educators in the Drama Department, who help her share her vision with potential theatre arts performers.

Janet Eaton, behind the scenes with CTE (Career and Technical Education) Stagecraft and Set Design, Kristin Grijalva as Dance Director, and Music Directors Jonny Dolan and Matt Fell all play their roles at the Serrano High Performing Arts Center. With the talented staff of the Serrano High Theatre Arts Department, these students are in the right place, at the right time, to be good actors on the world stage.
Show your support by attending these performances by our local, talented teenagers. For Ticket Information, call (760) 868-3222 and select option six or visit Facebook @ Serrano Theatre Arts and Instagram @serrano_theatre. Bringing entertainment at its best to the high desert, the Serrano High School Performing Arts Theatre is at 9292 Sheep Creek Road, Phelan, CA.

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