Tibbits Young Audiences Announces Auditions for “Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure”

Tibbits Young Audiences will hold auditions for its spring musical “Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure” on December 12 and 13 at 5pm at Hope Church in Coldwater.

Soar away to Neverland in this fresh musical adaptation of the novel “Peter Pan” with book by Craig Sodaro, music by Eric Rockwell, and lyrics by Joanne Bogart. In the beloved tale, the Darling children love to hear of Peter Pan’s adventures during his visits through the open window of the nursery. Then one night after Nana has taken his shadow and Wendy has sewn it back on, Peter Pan and Tinkerbell whisk the children off to Neverland to be part of the adventures. All your favorite characters are there, including Captain Hook and his pirate crew, Princess Tiger Lily and her tribe, and of course, the Lost Boys and Girls!

Auditions are open to any student in fourth through eighth grades. Students should bring a current, non-returnable photo, their completed audition form, and be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Students will audition in small groups and be asked to introduce themselves, read parts from the script, sing a familiar children’s song, and do some simple dance moves.

Audition forms and the part of the script the auditionees will be reading are available online at Rehearsals will begin January 2, 2023 and will be held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30; not all roles meet all days. The show will be presented March 17-19 at Tibbits Opera House.

Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure  will be directed by Julia Littley with musical direction by Jayne Lillis and produced by Tirsha Odisher. This production is generously sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coldwater. Students involved will learn characterization, blocking, costuming, makeup and all aspects of a stage production.

Tibbits Young Audiences offers programs both for and by area youth to develop their interest in the arts. Two shows yearly, a non-musical in the fall and a musical in the spring, provide students an enjoyable introduction to the world of theatre. By putting on a show, they learn teamwork, discipline, theatre skills, self confidence and an appreciation for the arts.

Auditions will be held at Hope Church (Formerly Free Methodist Church) at 200 N. Fremont Street in Coldwater, Mich. Students need only attend one time. Audition forms and portions of the script that will be used for auditions are available at

For more information about auditions, call 517.278.6029 or visit Performances will be held at the historic Tibbits Opera House, 14 South Hanchett Street, Coldwater, Mich.