Flying High: Local Middle School Takes Flight in ‘Peter Pan’ Production

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ADDISON - Don't miss your chance to see fairies, pirates, mermaids, a crocodile, stage combat, aerial flips, and acrobatics. You might be thinking it's a big time Broadway production. Nope just some middle school students putting on a play.

Trinity Christian Academy's production of Peter Pan hits the lights Saturday, November 7th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Dawna Debter, the middle school speech and theatre teacher, directed the academy's take on the classic.

"This particular production features 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. These are our creme de la creme top students," Debter said.

Alex Ramsland is the new kid on the block at Trinity Christian Academy joining the school this year.  It didn't take long for her to get acquainted.  She get's to slip on Peter Pan's shoes.

"I'm absolutely thrilled. I've done theatre since 5th grade and this is the first time I've gotten a big role. I love it," Ramsland said with excitement.

The coolest part of the production has to be the aerial flying thanks to ZFX flying effects.

"ZFX is a world renown aerial rigging company," Debter explains.

"They have done things like the winter opening Olympics in Vancouver. Peter Pan touring company. Wicked on Broadway. They will actually be flying our student actors over the stage and over the auditorium."

Not a problem for Ramsland.

"Swing over an audience. That was a little bit new to me, but it wasn't something I was scared of."

Come on folks wonder off to Neverland with the best production of Peter Pan by students who haven't grown up just yet.