“Stepping out onto the stage is the most incredible feeling. All the lights coming down, the heat… and you see all those people – it’s dark, but also light at the same time. And you just feel like it’s your time to shine.” Aidan Angel, CTC
This weekend, the Children’s Theater Company of Peekskill (CTC), a program of New Era Creative Space, presents the premier of Pegasus, a musical written and composed for them by award-winning playwright, Steven Hayet, and composer, Britt Bonney. Hayet earned a Bronze Remi Award as co-writer of the screenplay, Frame of Reference. Bonney received a Helen Hayes award for her work on Girlfriend at the Signature Theatre.
Pegasus tells the story of Jazz and her best friend, Cory, in a world in which status is everything and the Pegasus App maintains a constant rating system. When Jazz ignores Cory because his rating slips too low, Cory runs away to a mysterious other world where Pegasus is not an app but a highly exclusive café. To track Cory down, Jazz must navigate through unfamiliar territory, assemble a ragtag group of friends, and get back in time for math – and she might just upend the whole rating system in the process.
Performances will be held at the Peekskill Middle School Theatre, 212 Ringgold Street, Peekskill, NY. Tickets are $15 per person, $10 for students and seniors, and can be purchased at www.ctcpeekskill.org or at the Peekskill Middle School Theatre. For information, contact 914-930-1777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Performance Dates: Producer: Ridvan Foxhall
Opening Night: Friday, Feb 8, 7:00 PM
Artistic Director: Leslie Fields CruzSaturday Feb 9, 11:30 AM Choreographer: Belle RitterFriday, Feb 14, 7:00 PM
Music Director: Susan CodySaturday, Feb 15, 3:00 PM
Music Producer: Pete Donnelly
Music & Lyrics: Britt Bonney
About CTC of Peekskill:
Each February, NECS presents an original theatre production. Our Children’s Theatre Company of Peekskill (CTC) is dedicated to inspiring children and youth to become social agents of change by engaging with the magic of theatre. We maintain a commitment to develop in each child a keen sense of moral leadership alongside their artistic achievements. Our productions attract roughly 600 audience members each year.