Disney's Peter Pan JR.
Fly away to Neverland with Peter and the Darling children in this adaptation of Disney’s beloved animated film.
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Show Essentials
20
Roles
+ Ensemble
G
Rated
1
Act

Full Synopsis

Tinker Bell and her fellow Fairies introduce the audience to our story ("Fly to Your Heart"). The Darling Children, Wendy, Michael and John, play make-believe in their nursery, imaging themselves in Neverland ("The Elegant Captain Hook"). Mr. Darling comes looking for his cufflinks, but discovers that his adventurous children have drawn a treasure map on the back of his last clean shirt. He scolds Wendy for refusing to grow up and trips over Nana, the dog and nursemaid. Mr. Darling banishes Nana from the nursery, explaining that, sooner or later, all children must grow up. Mrs. Darling puts the children to bed, and Wendy asks her to leave the window open in case Peter Pan returns ("The Second Star to the Right").

While the Darling children slumber, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell sneak into the nursery in search of Peter's lost shadow. Wendy wakes up and excitedly tells Peter that she doesn't want to grow up. He offers to take Wendy and her brothers back to Neverland. Peter teaches Wendy and her brothers to fly, and they set off into the night ("You Can Fly / Fly to Your Heart").

On a ship docked in Neverland, the Pirates of the island are up to no good ("Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me"). Captain Hook plots with his first mate, Smee, on how to seek revenge on Peter. They decide to capture Tiger Lily in hopes that they can force her to help. Their plotting is interrupted by the nefarious crocodile who ate Captain Hook's hand after Peter cut it off ("Never Smile at a Crocodile"). Suddenly, Captain Hook spots Peter Pan in the distance and orders his crew to fire. Peter sends the Darlings with Tinker Bell while he goes on to face Captain Hook himself.

A jealous Tinker Bell flies the Darlings toward the Lost Boys' hideout ("You Can Fly – Reprise"), then flies ahead to tell the boys that Wendy is a bird that Peter wants them to hunt. Hop hits Wendy with his arrow and she falls to the ground. Peter discovers Tinker Bell's trick and banishes her for one week. Luckily, Wendy recovers and flies off with Peter to retaliate against Captain Hook. Peter leaves John in charge ("Following the Leader"), but the boys are quickly captured by the Indians and accused of kidnapping Tiger Lily. Chief Tiger Bamboo declares that, if Tiger Lily is not returned, all lost Boys will be burned at the stake.

Wendy and Peter meet the Mermaids, who try to convince Wendy to swim with them ("Sunbeams and Sea"). Peter and Wendy spot Captain Hook and Smee with the captured Tiger Lily and concoct a plan to save the Indian Princess. Peter distracts Hook while Wendy sets Tiger Lily free.

Back at the Indian Camp, the Lost Boys and the Indians celebrate Tiger Lily's safe return ("What Makes the Brave Man Brave"). Peter takes full credit for Tiger Lily's rescue, which makes Wendy angry. Meanwhile, Captain Hook stumbles upon the banished Tinker Bell. Using her jealousy to his advantage, Hook convinces her to tell him where Peter and the Lost Boys live.

At the hideout, Wendy tells Peter that he should be less conceited, and the boys beg her to tell a story, calling her "Mother." Wendy explains that she has only been playing and how wonderful a real mom can be ("Your Mother and Mine"). Her song helps John and Michael to remember their own mom. The Lost Boys suddenly want a mother, too! John declares that they all must return to the nursery at once.

Meanwhile, Captain Hook and his crew have devised a plan to get revenge on Peter Pan. While he is out of the room, the pirates snatch Wendy, Michael, John and the Lost Boys, leaving Peter a beautifully wrapped present. The pirates take their captives to the ship and force them to choose to join the crew or meet their doom ("Walk the Plank"). The boys are certain that Peter will save the day, unaware that Hook has given him a dynamite pie! Realizing what she has done, Tinker Bell calls on her fairy friends for help, and they fly to Peter's aid. Tinker Bell whisks the pie away right before it explodes. Peter forgives Tinker Bell and they fly off to save Wendy and the boys.

Peter arrives just in time to fight Hook in one last battle. Peter wins and banishes Hook from Neverland. Wendy and the Lost Boys rejoice and, with a little help from Tinker Bell, fly the pirate ship back to the Darlings' nursery.

Wendy, Michael and John find Mr. Darling waiting for them in the nursery. They tell him of their adventures and, while skeptical at first, he begins to remember his own childhood adventures with a boy who could fly. With the family happily reunited, Peter Pan and Tinker Bell head back to Neverland – second star to the right, and straight on till morning ("You Can Fly / Fly to Your Heart – Part Three").

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Peter Pan
Peter Pan is the boy who would never grow up. He is a hotheaded, adventurous adolescent who is also very caring. Cast an actor who can be commanding and but also had the ability to capture tender moments. A boy or a girl can play the role. Peter Pan has a few solos, but a strong character actor can easily act through them.
Gender: both
Tinker Bell
Tinker Bell is Peter Pan's fairy. She is full-size and able to speak English when talking to the audience, but is two inches tall and only able to speak through bells when in scenes. Cast a confident singer and actor, as Tinker Bell is the narrator and has several solos. This role could be an opportunity to showcase a dancer, if you have a triple threat in the bunch!
Gender: female
The Fairies
The Fairies are Tinker Bell's friends and have been roped into telling the story with her. Silvermist is sweet and supportive. Rosetta has southern charm. Fawn is spunky and fun. Iridessa is the most cautious and sensible. And Vidia can't believe she has to put up with being in someone else's story. The performers should be able to bring an individual personality to their character and be confortable with group singing. The Fairies are an opportunity to showcase dancers, if you have talent in the group.
Gender: female
Wendy
Wendy is the eldest Darling child, a gifted storyteller with a maternal sensibility. Look for a mature performer who isn't afraid of showing emotion. Wendy sings several solos that are fairly high, so cast a performer is who a confident singer with a decent singing range.
Gender: female
John
John is the middle Darling child who acts quite mature for his age. He is a smart, analytic thinker who is a natural leader. Look for an actor who is capable of this sophistication while still being a kid at heart. While some solos are required, most singing is done in groups.
Gender: male
Michael
Michael is the youngest Darling child, baby brother to Wendy and John. He is sensitive and playful. This role is an opportunity to showcase one of your younger actors who can keep up with the older kids in the cast. The roll contains a few short solos, but requires mostly group singing.
Gender: male
Mr. Darling
Mr. Darling is the Darling children's father. He is a moody, pompous man who actually has an extremely caring heart underneath it all. Depending on the size of your cast, the actor playing Mr. Darling can also play the role of Captain Hook. Cast a versatile performer who isn't afraid of physical comedy, crazy voices and being over-the-top, especially if double cast as Captain Hook.
Gender: male
Mrs. Darling
Mrs. Darling is the Wendy, John and Michael's mother. She is wise and maternal, the calming opposite to Mr. Darling's fussing. Cast a performer who is capable of portraying a motherly command over her children and her husband. Depending on the size of your cast, the actor playing Mrs. Darling can also play the role of Tiger Lily.
Gender: female
Nana
Nana is the Darling children's nursemaid and a dog. She cannot speak, but takes very good care of the Wendy, John and Michael. Cast a performer who isn't afraid of being physical. The role of Nana can be played by a boy or a girl, and often also plays the role of Smee.
Gender: both
Captain Hook
Captain Hook is a dangerous villain who seeks revenge on Peter Pan for the loss of his hand. He is pompous, gaudy and without a conscience. This role is a chance to showcase one of your stronger character actors. The performer should have good comedic timing and a big personality. While the role includes several solos, a strong character actor can easily act through them. When possible, the role of Captain Hook should be played by the actor playing Mr. Darling.
Gender: male
Smee
Smee is Captain Hook's right-hand man, and the show's comic relief. The role of Smee is another opportunity to showcase a comedic performer alongside Captain Hook. The role requires only group singing. The role can be played by a boy or a girl, and is often played by the actor playing Nana.
Gender: male
The Pirates
The Pirates are Captain Hook's roughhouse gang of henchmen. They are mean and gruff characters that do Captain Hook's bidding. They include Jukes, Starkey, Noodler, Skylights, Cookson and Murphy. You may expand the size of your ensemble by creating additional pirates as needed. Only group singing is required, and boys and girls may play pirates.
Gender: both
The Crocodile
The Crocodile ate Captain Hook's hand, and is now following him to eat the rest of him. This is a non-speaking role, and the actor playing this character can become part of the ensemble for other group numbers.
Gender: both
The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys are Peter Pan's right hand boys. They are fellow orphans like Peter Pan, and together form his gang of faithful friends in Never Land. They include Cubby, Skunk, Foxy, Hop and the Raccoon Twins.
Gender: male
Chief Tiger Bamboo
Chief Tiger Bamboo is the leader of the native Indian population on Never Land. Only group singing is required for this role, so character work is most important for this role.
Gender: male
Tiger Lily
Tiger Lily is the Indian Chief's daughter. She is a strong and proud young woman, so look for a performer who is a confident and assured on stage. This role is an opportunity to showcase a dancer. This role is often played by the same actor playing Mrs. Darling.
Gender: female
The Indians
The Indians are the native inhabitants in Never Land. They include Brave Pine, Brave Oak and Brave Shrub. You may expand the size of your ensemble by creating additional Indian roles as needed. The Indian ensemble is an opportunity to showcase your best dancers during "What Makes The Brave Man Brave."
Gender: both
The Mermaids
The Mermaids are also native to Never Land and live in Mermaid Lagoon. They very friendly to Peter, but resentful of Wendy when she arrives in Never Land. The mermaids include Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Allana and Adella. These roles require group singing only, and offer the opportunity to showcase dancers.
Gender: female
Full Song List
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Orchestra Tune-Up
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Fly to Your Heart (Part 1)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: The Elegant Capatin Hook
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: The Second Star to the Right (Part 1)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Peter Arrives
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: The Second Star to the Right (Part 2)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: You Can Fly (Part 1)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: You Can Fly/ Fly to You Heart (Part 2)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Transition to Pirate Ship
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Yo Ho, A Pirate's Life for Me
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Crocodile Entrance
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Never Smile at a Crocodile
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Transition to Forest
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: You Can Fly (Reprise 1)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Following the Leader
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Transition to Mermaids
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Sunbeams and Sea (Part 1)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Sunbeams and Sea (Part 2)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: What Makes the Brave Man Brave
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Transition to Hook's Cabin
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Transition to Lost Boys Hideout
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Mothers
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Pirates' Entrance
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Your Mother and Mine
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Transition to Pirate Ship 2
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Walk the Plank
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Fairies vs. Pirates
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Peter vs. Hook
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Back to the Nursery
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: You Can Fly (Reprise 2)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: You Can Fly/ Fly to Your Heart (Part 3)
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Bows
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Exit Music
Disney's Peter Pan JR.: Hook's Waltz

Connect

Curriculum Connection

  • Fairy Tales
  • Pirate Lore
  • Imagination
  • Responsibility
  • Shipbuilding
  • Perseverance

Billing

Based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney film.

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Music and Lyrics by
SAMMY CAHN, SAMMY FAIN, MICHELLE TUMES, XAVIER ATENCIO, GEORGE BRUNS, JACK LAWRENCE, FRANK CHURCHILL, WINSTON HIBLER, TED SEARS, OLIVER WALLACE and RAY KELLEY 
 
Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Lyrics by
ERIC SVEJCAR
 
Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by
DAVID ZELLNIK
 
Based on the screenplay by
Ted Sears, Erdman Penner, Bill Peet,
Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta,
Ralph Wright and William Cottrell
 
Based on the play by
J.M. Barrie
 
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