Do Jump Theatre & NW Children's Theatre

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:00am
Seeds Of Hope and Peter Pan: A Look At Holiday Youth Theatre

Dmae Roberts talks with two theatre companies featuring professional holiday youth productions: Seeds of Hope at Do Jump! and Peter Pan at Northwest Children's Theatre & School. We'll hear from director Aaron Wheeler-Kay at Do Jump! and co-founder managing director Judy Kafoury at NWCT.

Seeds of Hope at Do Jump! is as a tale of a teenage girl whose carefree summer is rocked by a stunning turn of events. Interwoven is the mythic tale of Pandora opening her box of chaos and unleashing a physical collage of aerial dance, acrobatics & song. Seeds of Hope weaves together our shared experiences to explore themes of change, optimism and hope.

Directed by Aaron Wheeler-Kay, Seeds of Hope introduces an exceptional ensemble of youth artists from across our community, and features live original music by Mike Van Liew, Jack Buddeke & Mike Snyder. Come be a part of this innovative performance!

Audience members age 10 & above will grasp its themes, and the athleticism & artistry of Seeds of Hope are appropriate for all ages.

Seeds of Hope, an innovative project at Do Jump! Directed by Aaron Wheeler-Kay All shows are December 7-23, Fridays & Saturdays, 7 pm. Sundays, 1 & 4:30 pm. Tickets are $22 for adults, $18 for seniors, $15 for Youth (12 & under)To purchase: Visit , or call 503.231.1232.

Seeds of Hope photos: Jeffrey Freeman.

For NWCT's 20th anniversary, the theatre and school presents the classic musical Peter Pan, the same production that launched the company.

For NWCT's 20th anniversary, the theatre and school presents the classic musical Peter Pan, the same production that launched the company. The legend of “The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up” began back in 1904 with J.M Barrie’s original stage play. Over the past century, Peter Pan has been adapted into films, books, and graphic novels. It is also the story that gave NW Children’s Theater & School its start back in 1993. For their 20th Anniversary Season, the Children’s Theater has commissioned an original musical adaptation by author Milo Mowery and composer Rodolfo Ortega.

With direction by NWCT Artistic Director Sarah Jane Hardy, Peter Pan marks the return of the creative team behind last year’s El Zorrito: The Legend of the Boy Zorro, which won a drammy for “Outstanding Original Script.” EC. 8 - JAN. 6, 2012-13.

Featured in photos: (Captain Hook) John Ellingson and (Peter Pan) Michael Kepler Meo in NW Children’s Theater &

Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, Jan. 1, 5, 6 at 2pm

Dec. 8, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, Jan. 5, 6 at 6pm

Dec. 14, 21, 28, Jan. 4 at 7pm

All shows are at the NW Childrens Theatre & School located at 1819 NW Everett Street, Suite 216 in Portland, OR 97209-2189. Call 503-222-4480 or visit online at:

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