Children's Theater of Madison - Peter Pan
Presented By Children's Theater of Madison

Peter Pan

Children’s Theater of Madison

Sat, Apr 24 - Sun, May 2

Capitol Theater

CTM has been closely monitoring the status of the COVID vaccine and the implications of this on our return to live theater productions. We created numerous “relaunch” strategies and identified markers we felt needed to be met in order to put our shows back on stage this season. But there still remains much uncertainty.

Consequently, and unfortunately, we will not be producing Stellaluna or Peter Pan this year.

A letter to our audience from our Artistic Director, Roseann Sheridan, and our Executive Director, Allen Ebert, can be found on our website

Although we are not able to produce live theater this season, we are staying active with online classes, programs and special projects. Currently you can watch the Goodwin Project, a series of four plays by Idris Goodwin, for kids and young adults, designed to spark conversations about race.

Thank you for all your support, we look forward to seeing you again, as soon as we can!


Running Time:

2 hours, 20 minutes


Enjoyed by all ages 5 and up

We will have a show with ASL Interpreters on Saturday, MAY 1 @ 1 PM

The timeless musical flies back into the Capitol Theater for a long-awaited, once-in-a-lifetime, REAL experience! Join us for one of the most beloved family favorites of all time, Peter Pan has delighted audiences for 60 years. With an unforgettable score played by a live orchestra, we can’t wait to see you back for this high-flying Tony Award-winning musical. A magnificent one-of-a-kind experience. Directed by our own Roseann Sheridan.

In order to assure your safety, we have decided to limit the seating capacity of Peter Pan to 50%, which will allow for social distancing. We are monitoring Wisconsin restrictions for in-person gatherings and will adjust accordingly throughout the season.

A note from our Artistic Director, Roseann Sheridan regarding changes to the original script: It has been over 20 years since Children’s Theater of Madison produced Peter Pan. The main reason for this is because of the way that Native Americans are portrayed in the original script. I was so happy to see that the Children’s Theater Company in Minneapolis was able to use their resources to address this and to create a new authorized version that retains the wonderful music of so many songs while providing a new approach to Tiger Lily and her friends. The group known in J.M. Barrie’s story as the “Indians” is now a group of strong, independent girls who have banded together to protect Neverland; they are a strong counterpart to the “Lost Boys.” There are no references visually or musically to Native Americans or any stereotypes of that culture. As director of the show and Artistic Director of CTM, I am proud to bring this updated version of a timeless classic to Madison.

Themes: Leadership, Adventure, Growing Up

Things to Know: This story features: Pirates (both silly and scary), hungry crocodiles, and endangered fairies.

A Musical Based On The Play By:
J.M. Barrie

Lyric By:
Carole Leigh, Betty Comden, & Adolph Green

Music By:
Morris (Moose) Charlap & Jule Styne