Arts & Culture

ACE Presents 'Peter Pan Jr.'


LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 19, 2015)  Faith, trust and just a hint of pixie dust! The University of Kentucky Academy for Creative Excellence (ACE) is proud to present its spring musical, "Peter Pan Jr." from Musical Theatre International (MTI). The musical, based on the Disney film and J.M. Barrie's play, will take the stage May 22-24, at the Downtown Arts Center (DAC).

"Peter Pan Jr." is a modern version of the timeless story about Peter, the boy who didn’t want to grow up. Peter, along with Wendy, Michael and John fly to Neverland where adventure awaits as they befriend the lost boys, mermaids and Indians. But things take a turn as the friends encounter Captain Hook and his band of pirates. Filled with adventure and rated G for all audiences, this musical is a magical story for the young and young at heart.

ACE was created in 2009 as a preparatory performing arts program for young students in Lexington and the surrounding communities. The academy provides training and instruction in performing arts and encourages excellence, enthusiasm, professionalism and passion among its students. ACE is a department of UK Opera Theatre.

"Peter Pan Jr." will be presented 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 22; 2 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23; and 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at the Downtown Arts Center. Tickets for this show are $12 for children and $15 for general admission. To purchase tickets in advance, contact the Singletary Center for the Arts box office at 859-257-4929 or visit online at www.singletarycenter.comTickets are also available at the door.

UK Opera Theatre is part of the UK School of Music at the UK College of Fine Arts. The School of Music has garnered national recognition for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, composition, and theory and music history.

MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Hale, 859-257-8716;