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

October 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 http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/pleasure-guild-play-auditions 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 Ticketmaster.com.

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 www.pleasureguild.org

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            
(614) 315-8769

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-20 list of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric health care systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of more than 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.5 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.