SWDT Press Kit

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2024

Return to Neverland with Studio West Dance Theatre’s Peter Pan!

Olympia, WA — Get ready to embark on a magical journey to Neverland as Studio West Dance Theatre announces the return of Peter Pan to the Washington Center stage on April 13-14, 2024. Audiences are invited to enjoy this beloved classic filled with adventure, flying and a sprinkle of pixie dust across four spectacular shows.

“Studio West Dance Theatre is thrilled to bring this family favorite back to the stage for the third time. Out of all our productions, Peter Pan is my personal favorite, and we haven’t performed it for 9 years. It was set to hit the stage in 2021, but due to the pandemic, it was not performed. We need an extra five days in the theater, in addition to our usual seven days before opening night. It’s hard to get that many days at the Washington Center during the spring season. So here we are, bringing it to Olympia in 2024 and we all couldn’t be more excited,” said Stephanie Wood-Ennett, Studio West Co-Director.

“One of the most thrilling aspects of this production is the added magical touch of real flying, made possible by the internationally recognized ZFX team and of course the strength of several dedicated volunteers! The flying, the exceptional dancing and incredibly enchanting music make this production a truly magical experience for ALL ages,” Wood-Ennett added.

With a cast of 115 dancers, each performer brings their own unique character to life. From the swashbuckling pirates, with their menacing leader Captain Hook, to graceful fairies and mermaids. This story is truly one of a kind and flows from the beginning to the end so beautifully.

But wait, there’s more magic to be had! Younger theater goers can dive deeper into the enchantment with Tinker Bell’s Pixie Party, held one hour before each matinee. Meet Wendy, Tinkerbell, Peter Pan, fairies, and pirates for an extra dose of fun and wonder. Tickets for Tinkerbell’s Pixie Party are $16 (plus a $4 Washington Center service fee), and adult chaperones get in free!

“Tinkerbell’s Pixie Party adds an extra sprinkle of magic to our Peter Pan experience,” says
Mary Cecelia Piper, Co-Director at Studio West. “It’s a fantastic opportunity before the show for young audiences to meet their favorite characters, hear the story, make a craft and connect with the magic of imagination,” continues Piper.

Peter Pan tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the Washington Center for the Performing Arts website www.washingtoncenter.org/organizer/studio-west-dance-theatre and box office (360)753-8586.  Prices range from $18 to $35 (plus a $4 Washington Center service fee).  Grab yours before they fly away!

Event Details:

– WHAT:       Studio West Dance Theatre’s Peter Pan

– WHEN:      April 13, 2024, 2:00pm and 7:00pm

                    April 14, 2024, 1:00pm and 6:00pm

– WHERE:   The Washington Center for the Performing Arts

                    512 Washington Street, Olympia, WA

– TICKETS:  Ticket prices range from $18-$35 (plus $4 WA Center fee). Available for purchase at       www.washingtoncenter.org/organizer/studio-west-dance-theatre

Media Contact:

Pam Abbott
Marketing Director
Studio West Dance Academy & Theatre
360-956-9378
360-480-6486 (Cell)
pam@studiowestdanceacademy.com

About Studio West Dance Theatre:
In January of 2011, Studio West Dance Theatre (SWDT) was established in Olympia, as the performance division of Studio West Dance Academy.  SWDT’s mission is to foster a dance company that operates with the highest of standards in beauty, artistry, uniqueness, and professionalism.

SWDT presents two full-length ballets a year, participates in dance festivals, and hosts an all-hip hop show, Track City.  Through dance, Studio West Dance Theatre is proud to make a difference in our community.  With a rich history of bringing classic tales to life through dance, Studio West Dance Theatre continues to inspire and delight audiences with each production.

For more information on our season and theatre company please visit studiowestdancetheatre.com.

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