Ridge Creative Center performs “Peter Pan”

Never Never Land came to Bay Ridge when, on Thursday, August 14, The Ridge Creative Center premiered its adaptation of “Peter Pan,” the children’s classic play by James Mathew Barrie.

The young cast, ranging from six to 12 years old, performed in the lower level of the First Free Evangelical Church, 6501 Sixth Avenue. For nearly an hour, the cast of 17 sang and acted, and even involved the audience in a sing-a-long.

The star roles were played by Bryce Colbert (Peter Pan), Andrew Aptekar (Captain Hook), Caia Colbert (Tinker Bell) and Cordelia Leydon (Wendy).

The youngsters were very enthusiastic about the performance and eager to show off their efforts on stage. “I think it was pretty fun,” said Colbert. “We’ve been practicing a lot for about two weeks.”

The premier was a success, with nearly all the seats in the room filled by parents and other spectators.

“I’m just really proud. They did a great job and I’m grateful to the staff and the director (Susan Huizinga),” said Victoria Hofmo, co-director and founder of the Ridge Creative Center.

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