Imperial impresses with “Peter Pan”

Wendy (Lexi Lewis) and Peter Pan (Jenna Joa) survey the sights as they fly through the night sky in Imperial School's production of "Peter Pan."

Wendy (Lexi Lewis) and Peter Pan (Jenna Joa) survey the sights as they fly through the night sky in Imperial School’s production of “Peter Pan.”

By Joel van der Veen

IMPERIAL — In between performances of Imperial School’s annual dessert theatre last week, a student asked director Carol Baade what show they were going to do next year.

“I said, ‘We haven’t got through these shows yet,'” Baade recalled with a laugh.

Such was the enthusiasm shown by students and staff alike as the school presented Peter Pan in three performances at the Imperial Community Centre between Wednesday and Friday.

Every one of Imperial’s 46 high school students was involved as part of the cast or crew, while many teachers, parents and others contributed to the show’s success.

“Probably the main goal is to do it as a team and a school project,” said Baade, the school’s principal. “There’s been lots of hours and lots of adventures.”

The play was based on the 1904 J. M. Barrie play and the 1953 Disney cartoon, using songs from the latter.

The shows incorporated singing and dancing by the actors, as well as a couple of performances by the Imperial School “A” Band under the direction of Vlad Osatiuk.

Celina Remlinger played the part of Tinker Bell and also served as student dance captain. Pat Joa and Holly Yanoshewski were the voice coaches while Wynter Batke and Lexi Lewis served as masters of ceremonies.

This fall marked 20 years since Imperial School’s high school students made it an annual tradition to mount a full musical production.

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