About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center

Located in a beautiful park setting in Midland (Beaver County) Pennsylvania, Lincoln Park Arts is home to Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School and the Henry Mancini Academy.  The Center offers world-class arts education and professionally-produced performing arts events including musical theater productions, concerts of all styles and genres, theatre productions, and dance and ballet performances.  Its 2016 – 2017 Subscription Series includes The Phantom of the Opera, The Elephant Man, Elf the Musical Jr., The Nutcracker, The Outsiders, Shrek the Musical, Peter Pan: Dancing Through Neverland, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.   More information is available at www.LincolnParkArts.org.  


Everyone remembers the classic Peter Pan from their childhood.  The little boy that never wanted to grow up, Tinker Bell, Wendy, Captain Hook, the Lost Boys.. you know the one I’m talking about. Well, there is a new take on that classic that is flying, literally, into Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center over the next two weekends! Peter Pan:Dancing Through Neverland, created by the innovative director and choreographer Jennifer Verba, features gravity-defying flight sequences, intricate sets and charismatic characters.  Instead of what you normally think of when you think of a live performance, this is much more than that. This is suspended!

That’s right. Six characters will be flying throughout the production: Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, Wendy, John, Michael and Captain Hook. Up to five will be flying at one time! But they won’t simply be suspended in the air. They will be dancing, but this is not your typical ballet.  You will see African, ballroom, Irish, modern, jazz and ballet movements. So much went into the choreography of this production, it will surely be a treat to see this live!

Jennifer Verba, creator of this  uses a mix of pantomime and dance to tell the story and is equally adept at charm and adventure. “All of the dancers in this production do a great job with the material given to them,” said Verba.  “What I believe makes this show so unique, even though it is very technical, the dancers are starting to really act which is sometimes hard for dancers to just let go and have fun. What is great is that the roles of Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, Smee and the male Pirates are played by musical theater majors at the school which helps with the acting choices being made.”

The cast of 42 dancers from the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School is being led by Gregory Buck, a sophmore from McKees Rocks who plays Peter Pan; Matthew Kohlmann as Captain Hook and is a senior from Beaver Falls; Jacob Butterfield plays John and is a junior from Avella; Stefanee Sybo is Tinker Bell and is a senior from Pittsburgh; Jocelyn Scullion as Tiger Lilly and is a sophomore fro Carnegie; and Macy Minear is playing Wendy and is a junior from Mars.

This is a full-length show with an approximate run time of 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission. It is the perfect show for all adults and kids of all ages!

Tickets are $20, $18 and $15 and are available by calling (724) 576-4644 (option 2 for the box office) or online atwww.LincolnParkArts.org.


Friday and Saturday, April 28 and April 29 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, April 30 at 2:00 pm
Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, May 6 at 2:00 pm
Sunday, May 7 at 2:00 pm

A special weekday matinee for student and senior groups will be held on Friday, May 5 at 10:00 am.  Contact Judy Zarra at (724) 576-4644, option 2 for details and tickets.