Ashley Valigura as Peter Pan

Nov. 29 - Dec 1, 2024

Ashley Valigura, a talented actor from Las Vegas, has graced many theater shows, commercials, and films with her dynamic presence. In 2019, she played a pivotal role as a flying operator for the first Peter Pan charity show, marking the beginning of a remarkable journey. Since then, Ashley has graduated from UNLV, honed her skills as a stunt performer, danced at the renowned Dance With Me studios (owned by Dancing With The Stars), and discovered a deep passion for film.

Now, Ashley is thrilled to return to her theater roots, taking on the iconic role of Peter Pan in a production close to her heart. She is overjoyed to be part of a show that supports Great Ormond Street Hospital, combining her love for performance with a cause she deeply believes in.

Ashley Valigura is ready to dance, sing, and act her heart out, embracing the challenge of this beloved role. Join us in Neverland on November 30th and December 1st as she soars with us to the “second star to the right and straight on until morning!” Don’t miss this magical performance that promises to enchant audiences of all ages.

Starring Margaret Kerry

Narrator for Act 2 and a surprise role!

Margaret Kerry is a celebrated actress and voice artist known for her work in early television and film. She gained fame through her appearances in iconic TV shows such as "The Lone Ranger" and "The Andy Griffith Show." In addition to her television career, she starred in movies alongside the comedic trio, The Three Stooges, and was a key creator and voice character in the innovative animated series "Clutch Cargo."

Margaret Kerry's film career includes a notable performance in the 1948 movie "If You Knew Susie." However, her most enduring legacy comes from her role as the reference model for Tinker Bell in Disney's 1953 animated classic "Peter Pan." Her contributions to animation and early television have left a lasting impact on the entertainment industry.

Sally Struthers: Bringing Solomon Caw to Life in "The Magical World of Peter Pan"

Sally Struthers, beloved by audiences for her role in the groundbreaking sitcom "All in the Family" (1971), lends her voice to the character Solomon Caw in Act 1 of our enchanting production, "The Magical World of Peter Pan." Cute as a button, with a petite, porcelain prettiness and vulnerability that endeared her to the American public, Sally Struthers has been a cherished figure in the entertainment industry for decades.

Born Sally Ann Struthers on July 28, 1948, in Portland, Oregon, she was the daughter of a surgeon. Raised in Portland, Sally pursued an acting career following high school. Her talent and dedication earned her a scholarship as the "most promising student" at the Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts, where she trained after moving to Los Angeles. She performed in regional stock plays and found her break as both a commercial actress and a dancer on TV.

Sally's extensive career in television and her warm, engaging voice make her the perfect choice for Solomon Caw in our production. In Act 1, "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens," she breathes life into the character, setting the stage for the magical journey that continues into Act 2, the traditional story of the boy who would not grow up.

Her involvement adds a layer of nostalgic charm and professional excellence to our show, ensuring that both young audiences and long-time fans will be captivated by her performance. Join us as we embark on this magical adventure, guided by the unforgettable voice of Sally Struthers.

Marvette Williams to Bring the Magic of Queen Maub to Act 1

We are delighted to announce that the incredibly talented Marvette Williams will be joining our production of Peter Pan, bringing the enchanting role of Queen Maub to life in Act 1. Currently based in Las Vegas, Ms. Williams is a celebrated lead singer and actress with a remarkable career spanning numerous iconic performances.

For many years, Marvette Williams graced the stage in the musical “The Lion King,” as Sarabi, captivating audiences across Los Angeles, the Cheetah Tour, LK Hamburg, and LK Australia. Her extensive experience in musical theater is complemented by her standout performances in notable productions such as “Hair” and “Little Shop of Horrors.”

Ms. Williams' talents extend beyond the theater. She has been featured on Dancing with The Stars and has enjoyed significant success with her own LA band, showcasing her versatility and passion for the performing arts.

Terry LaMont as Sir James Matthew Barrie

Terry LaMont will be taking on the role of Sir James Matthew Barrie, the beloved narrator for Act 1 of our upcoming production, The Magical World of Peter Pan. Terry's deep connection to our show, both as a performer and a songwriter, makes him the perfect choice to bring the character of J.M. Barrie to life.

Terry was the primary editor from the very beginning of the development of Act 1:  Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens.

Act 1, titled Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, will feature Terry not only as our distinguished narrator but also as the creative mind behind some of the production's most memorable music. Terry penned the enchanting theme song for Act 1, The Birds of Kensington Gardens, which beautifully captures the whimsical spirit of the story. He also wrote and recorded the Celtic piece, Mom’s Apron, adding Scottish depth to our narrative.

One of the standout moments in Act 1 is sure to be the song How Many Times (Just Like Me), sung by a night guard moonlighting as a schoolmaster to six misbehaving boys who linger in Kensington Gardens after closing time. This captivating song, written by Terry, plays a pivotal role in the storyline, leading to a magical transformation for both the boys and the night guard, setting the stage for the adventures of Act 2.

Terry's dedication to our production goes beyond his on-stage performance. He has spent countless hours assisting in editing the script and crafting the musical landscape of our show. His commitment to our project began with our first production in 2019, and his continued involvement has been instrumental in making this current production possible.

We are excited to have Terry LaMont as one of the key contributors to The Magical World of Peter Pan. His talent and passion are sure to make this a truly unforgettable experience for all.

You can donate to help with funds so Peter Pan can fly in Las Vegas at the Performing Arts Center in Summerlin November 30th and December 1, 2024.

OPEN AUDITIONS

Open auditions will be held in groups between May and June 2024. This musical is a charity event with 100% of the ticket proceeds being donated to Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity in London.  This is the company that holds the copyright for the J. M.  Barrie book and play "Peter Pan".  Our community show is being produced by James Presley Music.  Characters will be age appropriate.  Ages of various characters are listed on the Character Audition Sheets.  If you or if you are interested in your child auditioning for this live theater Production please inquire about details by sending an email to:  

Jim@JamesPresleyMusic.com

Available cast auditions for Act 1:  Peter Pan In Kensington Gardens

Available cast auditions for Act 2:  Peter Pan In Neverland

Cast roles that have been filled