The day I dropped in at Brewster High School, they were working on high-energy number called “Ugg-a-Wugg,” in which the native princess Tiger Lily joins forces with Peter Pan and the Lost Boys.
It’s a showstopping force of nature, with drumsticks and kettle drums and kids flying all over the place. Think “Stomp” meets Neverland and you’ll get the idea.
“Ugg-a-Wugg” is a great example of dozens of actors filling the stage, each with a job to do, and doing it well. My photos can’t capture how cool this number is.
Sophomore Rory Wakeford plays the high-flying Pan, the boy who’ll never grow up. And she’s got a good crow going, as you can see in the video below. Be sure to keep an eye out for 12-year-old Andrew Mitchell as “Michael.” The Wells Middle School seventh-grader has presence to burn.
The show’s big “wow” factor is the flying, but I submit that the work that goes into a number like “Ugg-a-Wugg” is equally impressive.
“Peter Pan,” at Brewster High School, 7:30 p.m., April 4; 2 and 7:30 p.m., April 5; 2 p.m., April 6.
Here’s the Running Lines video I shot at Brewster. Enjoy!