Peter Pan


Join Peter on his adventure to Neverland, a magical island where there are no parents, no chores, and fairies and pirates rule! Introduce your children and grandchildren to the characters you loved from J.M. Barrie’s timeless masterpiece: Wendy Darling, Tinker Bell, Captain Hook, a horde of mischievous Lost Boys, Nana the dog, and – last but not least – a very hungry, ticking crocodile. This new and exciting adaptation of this classic story celebrates imagination and storytelling.

Peter Pan by Douglas Irvine, is based on the book by J.M. Barrie, and produced by special arrangement with Plays For Young Audiences. Peter Pan will play EVERY SATURDAY and SELECT SUNDAYS from October 13, 2018- November 3, 2018 in the Keating Theatre. Single tickets are on sale and can be purchased by clicking the button above or by calling (941) 366-9000. SUBSCRIBE NOW to see all 4 Children's Theatre shows for as little as $20!

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Director  |  Jason Cannon


Peter Pan  |  Erin Paxton
Captain Hook  |  Ben Southerland
Wendy Darling  |  Emily Hardesty
Starkey, Twin Lost Boys, & Others  |  Olivia Wilson
Michael Darling & Others  |  Austin Howeth
Mrs. Darling & Smee  |  Kayla Fainer

Mrs. Darling & Smee  |  Kayla Fainer

is a BFA Musical Theatre graduate from the University of West Florida. Originally from Boston, she is excited to be working with FST this year. Some of her favorites roles include Arlene (Baby), Betty (The Great American Trailer Park Musical), and Gwendolyn Pynn (The Mystery of Edwin Drood)

Wendy Darling |  Emily Hardesty



Michael Darling & Others  |  Austin Howeth



Peter Pan |  Erin Paxton

is originally from Maryland, and recently graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a degree in Musical Theatre. At CCU, she appeared in several productions, including Bullets Over BroadwaySpring Awakening, and Laughing Wild, and spent a semester studying physical comedy at Accademia dell'Arte in Arezzo, Italy. She also spent the past two summers as a singer/dancer at Cedar Point Amusment Park in Sandusky, Ohio.

Captain Hook |  Ben Southerland

 originally from Dalton, GA, is a recent graduate of Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theater. In 2016, he spent a semester studying abroad in Arezzo, Italy, recieving training in Physical Theatre. Earlier this year, he starred as David Shayne in CCU's mainstage musical Bullets Over Broadway. He also produced and directed a production of Laughing Wild by Christopher Durang. Most recently, he read for the role of Ben in a staged reading of composer Micah Young's musical in progress: Bea and Ben.

Starkey, Twin Lost Boys, & Others  |  Olivia Wilson

 is a graduate of the BFA Theater Performance Program at Ohio University. While attending Ohio University she appeared in plays such as: The Defiance of Dandelions (Malaika/The Thickness), Top Girls (Pope Joan/Louise), The Rover (Valeria), and Mrs. Packard (Miss Sarah Rumsey/Others).



The Keating Theatre is located on the corner of Cocoanut and Palm Avenues. For GPS purposes use the address of 1241 N. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236. To see a list of our buildings and shows, please see below. For more information please call the FST Box Office at (941) 366-9000.

BUSSES - please go to the corner of Cocoanut and Palm Avenues for student drop off.

Do you need a ride to the theatre? Click here to find out more about our partnership with iTN Suncoast.

For those who require additional assistance or handicap parking/drop off, please see the map below. Handicap parking is reserved for patrons with a handicap tag and is in the lot across from the Hegner Theatre Wing. The area for drop off of handicap passengers/patrons for the Keating Theatre is on the corner of Palm Avenue and Cocoanut Avenue. If handicap parking is not available and you are dropping off a passenger, our lobby concierge would be happy to wait with them until you return. For any questions regarding handicap parking please call the box office at (941) 366-9000.