Peter Pan Takes Flight
Monday, April 22, 2013 1:10 PM

A production like Peter Pan requires countless hours of behind-the-scenes work. So, here is big THANK YOU to each and every NEMS staff member, parent, and volunteer who helped over fifty students put on five amazing performances. (For a full list of everyone involved in the musical, please click on the headline above.)
Dudley Voigt, Director
Kalie French, Choreographer
Sarah Greer, Vocal Director
Annie Enneking, Fight Choreographer
Kimberlee Adams, Producer
Kim Rheaume, Costume Designer
Barb Kirby, Backstage Crew Lead
Jenny Allen, Backstage Crew Lead
Judie Opheim, Text Coach/Backstage Crew
Veann Beutler, Text Coach
Mike McQuiston, Scenic Design & Head Carpenter
Dameun Strange, Sound Board Operator
Tim Martin, Orchestra Conductor
Patrick Thompson, Accompanist
Johnny Picket, Foy Flight Director
Flying by Foy
Flight Operators
Devon Frand, Barb Kirby, Derrick Lane, Judie Opheim, Chris Pratt
Technical Help
(set construction, sewing, equipment installation, and general problem solving)
Nancy Becker, Rick Hillebrand, Ken Irwin, Sean McQuiston, Chris Pratt, Dan Rheaume, Bill Sauerwein
Pit Orchestra
Members of the Northeast Community Band
Backstage Crew
Mykenzie Cole, Jenna Halabi, Sierra Ingram-Gonzalez, Justin Pierce, Amae Pierson, Dylan Sauerwein, Brigit Schultz, Travis Sisompahne
Peter Pan - Nadija Hunt
Captain Hook - Conor McQuiston
Tiger Lily - Miriam Resch
Wendy - Nivea Vang
John - Charlie Pratt
Michael - Timothy Streeter
Liza - Carmen Nava
Nana - Diana Nelson
Mrs. Darling - Asia Timberlake
Mr. Darling - Graham Kirwin
Lost Boys - Jonah Beck, Ryan Englund, James Meldaus, Ella Soderberg, Natalie Spotts                                  
Slightly - Mary Tran
Tootles - Destiny Cheng
Curley - Brandon Arneson
Nibs - Jaden Halabi
First Twin - Margret Ritschel
Second Twin - Katie Schweiger
Pirates - Caroline Mohler, Briana Nelson, Diana Nelson, Maria Rios, Mahealanie Sisompahne
Smee - Yeng Vang
Starkey - Connor Arneson
Cecco - Camille Becker
Noodler - Yahaira Morales
Mullins - Shanivery Bivens-Walker
Jukes - Paris Cook
Indian Dancers - Keyshonna Bell, Mya Bradford, Aiyana Donley, Zella Fluegel-Murray, Sophia Ives, Maritza Martinez, Diana Merchan, Korey Porter, Ahvionna Rooney
First Brave - Jazmine Penaloza
Ostrich - Keyshonna Bell
Lion - Graham Kirwin
Kangaroo - Asia Timberlake
Crocodile - Carmen Nava
Grown Up Wendy - Caroline Mohler
Jane - Ahlam Mussa

Thank You
Northeast Middle School PTA, Dr Udupa, Barb Kapala, NEMS Engineers, Kevin Scott & Southwest High School Theater, Minnesota Opera, Ian Knodel
Corporate Donors
Washburn McReavy Funeral Chapels, Eastside Co-op, RBA Consulting, JM Rios Roofing, European Wax Center - Plymouth, EMI Audio, Home Depot, Marriott City Center, Target, Xcel Energy, Kathleen Sullivan & Target Photo Studio NE
Individual Donors
Bill & Heather Brands, Tim & Susie Brown, Cory & Heidi Busse, Jim Temple & Jill Davis, Tom Dunnwald & Sonja Peterson, Muriel Hughes, Ken & Phyllis Irwin, Belinda Klose, Catherine & Dan Mandle, Mark Marthaler & Kathryn Carucci, Barbara Mohler, Mary Jane & Leroy Murray, Analisa Pratt, Chris Pratt & Marcia Thomas, Steve Pratt, Tim Pratt, Jerome Rau, Ginny Sutton, Mike Thomas, Jennifer Trygstad, Matthew White
Special thanks to the NEMS Knowledge Bowl Team, Melinda Chang, Sofia Caprini, Florentina Fanapin, Malik Riley, Irwin Flores and Gao Khang. for contributing funds to purchase sound & lighting equipment!
Peter Pan (School Version) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
In case you missed it, check out the article in the Star Tribune about the NEMS theater program!