Peter Pan Jr. Cast
Peter Pan (Samantha Soper)
Sam is a 6th grader at BP Elementary School, and will be portraying Peter Pan in this year’s production. Sam has been in several productions, some of her favorites being: Mary Poppins (Jane Banks), 101 Dalmatians (Perdita), Aladdin (Djinn) and The Snow Queen (Gerda). Sam is a published author and was elected President of the Student Council. She would like to thank Mr. Ott for seeing a talent in her that she didn’t know she had, and for sparking her love for theater, Mrs. Szumowski, for inspiring and believing in her, for igniting her imagination and infusing her love for learning. Her little sister Ally for always being by her side, her brother Grady for being the best little brother in the world, and her Mom and Dad for helping her become the person she has always dreamed of being.
Captain Hook (Blake Lawson)
Blake is in the 6th grade at BP Elementary School. He has been in a number of Elementary Drama Productions, including 101 Dalmatians (Horace) Aladdin (Agrabahn), and The Wizard of Oz (Winkie Guard). Blake loves a good joke and is practicing to become a ventriloquist. He would like to thank his Mom for helping him run lines to practice, Mrs. Szumowski for all her hard work, creativity, and encouragement every year for the kids, and the parent volunteers who show up to help in any way needed.
Wendy Darling (Vivian Purcell)
Vivian is in grade 5 at BP Elementary School. She will be playing the role of Wendy Darling in Peter Pan Jr. Some of her other roles include Munchkin Mayor in Wizard of Oz, and Lamp Vendor in Aladdin. Vivian loves to draw and play the piano. She would like to thank her Mom, Neil, & Dad for being there and supporting her.
Tiger Lily (Asia Hughes)
Asia is a 5th grader at BP Elementary and is thrilled to be performing as Tiger Lily in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr.! This is Asia’s first year in the district, and her debut performance! In her free time, Asia loves to do gymnastics. She would like to thank her parents for their love and support throughout this drama season.
Smee (Marley Morin)
Marley is a 6th grader at BP Elementary and is very excited to be performing as Smee in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr.! Previously, she has enjoyed roles in Willy Wonka, Alice In Wonderland, and Cinderella! Marley also enjoys acrobatics in her free time. Marley would like to thank her parents for always supporting her, and Mrs. Szumowski for the opportunity to be involved in this amazing experience!
Mrs. Darling (Isabella Hanson)
Isabella is no stranger to the Elementary Stage! She is very excited to be playing the role of Mrs. Darling in Peter Pan Jr. She has been in numerous Elementary productions, some of her favorites include: 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, The Wizard of Oz, and Schoolhouse Rock. Bella is an aspiring author and is currently working on her first children’s book.She would like to thank her Mom and Grandma for chaperoning during rehearsals, Mrs.Szumowski, and her friend Makenah for encouraging her, and her brother Ricky who was her first introduction to acting.
John Darling (Jake Teresco)
Jake is a 4th grader at BP Elementary and is very excited to be performing as John Darling in this year’s production of Peter Pan Jr.! Previously, he has enjoyed roles in Snow Queen, 101 Dalmatians, All Together Now, and Aladdin. Some of Jake’s other interests include soccer and skiing. He would like to thank his cousin Katie for all of her support preparing him for this role!
Michael Darling (Viviana DiMezza)
Vivi is a 3rd grader at BP Elementary School. She will be playing the role of Michael Darling in her first BPES Drama Club production. Viviana has also participated in the Off Broadway Production of Waitress at Proctors (Lulu), BP Jr./Sr. HS Cinderella, BP Jr./Sr. HS All Together Now. In her free time, she enjoys baking a variety of desserts. She would like to thank her Mom for coming to help out at practices, and her family for always supporting her in all the things she does.
Mr. Darling (Kristoff Hipolito)
Kristoff is a 6th grader at BP Elementary and is very excited to be performing as Mr. Darling in this year’s production of Peter Pan! This will be his second show; previously starring as Jafar in Aladdin! Kristoff also enjoys playing the saxophone. He would like to thank Mrs. Szumowski for encouraging him to continue with drama.