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Fall Under the Spell of Neverland: Peter Pan Comes to Life at Palace Theatre

Nationwide Children’s Hospital hosts magical musical; Auditions begin Nov 17

Columbus, OH - 10/8/2012

To raise funds for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program  Pleasure Guild of Nationwide Children’s Hospital will present Peter Pan March 8-10, 2012 at Columbus’ historic Palace Theatre, 34 West Broad Street. The annual family-friendly, Broadway-quality production benefits children for whom a cure is beyond reach. 

With more than 20 years of performances at the Palace Theatre, Peter Pan is Pleasure Guild’s 56th production. The annual play is Pleasure Guild’s feature fundraising event. Pleasure Guild members presented a check totaling $468,249 to the hospital in 2012. Since the organization’s inception, Pleasure Guild has contributed more than $4 million to the hospital.

“Pleasure Guild is proud to support Nationwide Children’s Hospital and to serve families in their greatest time of need,” said Colleen Adkins, president of Pleasure Guild. “We are thrilled to announce Peter Pan as this year’s play and lead fundraiser. Every ticket sold makes a difference.” 

Peter Pan is the tale that never ages. Children and adults alike have fallen under the spell of Neverland, a place where children can fly and where exciting adventures happen every day. Adapted for the stage more than 25 years ago, Peter Pan is well known, loved and performed worldwide. Published by Samuel French (London) it is now one of the most popular shows of all times and is a must see for all ages. The ever-popular characters will be there - Peter Pan, Wendy, John, Michael, Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee, Tiger Lily, the Lost Boys, pirates, Neverland indians, fairies, Nana the pet dog and, of course, the scary crocodile.

Pleasure Guild is inviting all actors ages 8 and up to audition!  

Audition Dates and Times

  • Saturday, November 17 - Teen/Adult Auditions (Ages 16+) 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Sunday, November 18 - Children Auditions (8-15) 9:00 am- 5:00 pm
  • Monday, November 19 - Call backs at 6:30 pm

Visit to register by November 12. Walk-in auditions will not be accepted.

Peter Pan is a great opportunity for young and experienced actors to perform at the historic Palace Theatre. Past cast members have enjoyed the chance to be part of a professionally-directed play and work with an amazing cast.

Tickets go on sale starting December 1 at the CAPA Ticket Office or

Performance Schedule:

  • Friday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9 at 2 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 10 at 2 p.m.

For more information about Pleasure Guild or to make a donation to support Hospice and Palliative Care, please visit

About Hospice & Palliative Care
Hospital staff members work closely with families and physicians to provide a cost-effective alternative to children’s prolonged hospitalization because of severe illnesses, with the goal to prevent and relieve suffering and to improve the child’s quality of life. Children receive physical, emotional and spiritual treatment. 

About Pleasure Guild
Pleasure Guild is the oldest woman’s auxiliary of Nationwide Children's Hospital, dating back to 1908. The organization is dedicated to raising funds, more than $200,000 annually, for central Ohio’s only pediatric hospice and palliative care program.   

Elizabeth Stelzer     
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