Friday, January 11, 2008

Shreveport's Peter Pan Players present Happy Birthday Mr BB Wolf Fri - Sun, Jan 11, 12, 13, at Marjorie Lyons Playhouse

Don't be surprised to find someone you know in the vast cast of the Peter Pan Players production of "Happy Birthday, Mr BB Wolf." There are over 40 people putting on the show.

Their winning production has 3 performances remaining: Fri, Jan 11, 7:30 pm and matinees on Sat, at 2 pm and 4:30 pm, and Sun at 2 pm.

Times critic Alex Kent found numerous things to like in the show's first night. He said, "Under the leadership of Trey Jackson, the company seems to be finding its groove in warm-hearted storytelling . . . Peter Pan Players does an effective job of conjuring up a storybook atmosphere by filling the stage with bright, colorful costumes and pop-up book-style flashback scenery of forest-scapes."

Winning praise from Kent were John-Michael Strange, who plays the elderly Mr. B.B. Wolf. " His chemistry with Jamie Sanders, who plays Mr. Hunter, is especially amusing. The evening's best performance comes from Peggy Jackson, who plays the ever-youthful Old Lady Hood. When mocked by others for still wearing a ridiculously childish get-up, she pays no mind. She's all excitement, all enthusiasm and all kinds of funny." By the way, Peggy Jackson is the director's mom.

See more at the PPP blog

Box Office: 869-5242; open 11:00 to 4:00.
$10 for kids 12 and under and $15 for adults..

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