Waxahachie High School music Theater Department will present the original Broadway production of “Peter Pan” 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31 through Saturday, Feb. 2 with a matinee at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students and children age 3 and up.

“The production promises to awaken the child-like imagination in people of all ages as Peter performs his famous air ballet high above the stage in the song made famous by Mary Martin, “I’m Flying,” said WISD choral department head Gail Harrell, who added, “From the moment Peter Pan enters the Darling children’s bedroom, our hearts are captivated by nostalgic thoughts of distant dreams of long ago.”

The musical production includes the songs “I Won’t Grow Up,” “Never, Never Land,” and others.

“These songs accurately represents our desire to remain a child forever, free from responsibility in a world of harmony,” said Harrell.

The WHS Music Theater Department, begun five years ago, has previously produced outstanding performances of “Bye-Bye, Birdie,” “Godspell,” “Footloose,” “Grease,” “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “Into the Woods” and “Once Upon A Mattress.” The cast of “Peter Pan” includes 50 high school students, 25 elementary students and is supported by local businesses such as Citizen’s National Bank, Adventure Graphics, Wheat Lumber Company, Cross Martial Arts and members of the local community.

WHS Music Theater Department is among five percent of Texas high schools to offer a Music Theater program as part of the daily curriculum.

For additional information, contact Gail Harrell at 972-923-4600, ext. 131.

E-mail Jennifer at jennifer.howell@wninews.com.