Posted: Jul 7, 2013 8:03 PM by Keele Smith- KBZK News
Updated: Jul 8, 2013 9:00 AM
BIG SKY - Young actors made their big debut this weekend - in the air.
"To be able to actually fly and to think about like what that's all doing that really makes me think of how Peter is and how he acts," said Ellie Quackenbush, who is playing the part of Peter Pan.
In order to play Peter Pan, flying is a must.
But lifting off the ground takes more than just happy thoughts. With the help of ropes, pulleys and a little bit of fairy dust, these kids can fly.
Of course they had a little help when it was time for lift off. A well-known group of fliers came all the way from Vegas to make it happen. They're called Flying by Foy and the director says it takes a little getting used to.
"It's usually a three-day process before people are really natural and used to wearing the harness and not uncomfortable anymore because there is a certain degree of discomfort that comes with it," said Geddy Weibb, flying director.
But the actors are willing to give practice their all.
Ellie says it's worth the work to see the audience reaction.
"It's just such a big part of the performance, you know, it's just like whoa, you know, Peter can fly and these three kids are flying and they have no idea what's going on."
The cast only had two weeks to produce the full-scale musical.
The second and final performance was at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Warren Miller Performing Arts Center in Big Sky.