Local Youth Given Opportunity To Learn From Nevada Conservatory Theatre



            Local youth from the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre are getting the opportunity of a lifetime – to learn from the professional crew of the Nevada Conservatory Theatre and UNLV during a production of “Peter Pan” at Judy Bayley Theatre at UNLV April 28-May 14. This is the first partnership between Rainbow Company Youth Theatre and the Nevada Conservatory Theatre at UNLV, with the young Rainbow Company members working alongside the professional designers, cast and crew at UNLV.




Suitable for all ages, this joint production between Rainbow Company Youth Theatre, Nevada Conservatory Theatre and UNLV features a community cast selected from an open casting call. The cast is comprised of professional actors, UNLV students, Rainbow Company Ensemble members and community residents. Rainbow Company Ensemble members and UNLV theatre students work together on all technical aspects of the production, including preparing the sets and making the costumes. The musical portrays J.M. Barrie’s enduring fantasy about the Darling children’s adventure with the boy of Neverland who never grows up. Show times are 7:30 p.m. May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 and matinees at 2 p.m. April 29-30, May 6-7 and May 14.




            Tickets are priced at $27.50-$33; $10 with a Rainbow Company Seussical or Recollections of the Silver State 2016/2017 ticket stub. Discounted tickets are available for seniors, military members, the differently abled, all students, UNLV faculty and staff, and UNLV alumni. UNLV students may receive one $10 ticket in Section B with identification. Tickets may be purchased at the UNLV Performing Arts Box office at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway starting at 10 a.m. Monday-Friday. Tickets also are available by telephone at 702-895 ARTS (2787) or online at https://www.unlv.edu/event/nevada-conservatory-theatre-peter-pan. Additional fees apply to telephone and internet purchases.



Founded in 1976, the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre is a program of the city of Las Vegas. Rainbow Company produces a full season of family-oriented theatre and offers classes for youth ages 4-18 in all aspects of theatre at Charleston Heights Arts Center. The Student Ensemble program offers professional-level training to young people ages 10-18 in all aspects of theatre. For more information on this or other Rainbow Company productions or classes, call 702-229-ARTS (2787) or go online to www.artslasvegas.org.