Published December 9th, 2009
Peter Pan Foundation Holiday Show
Submitted by Laura Kastigar
David Patty (Acalanes, Lafayette) and Brooke Lyness (Campolindo, Moraga)
The Peter Pan Foundation will present its original holiday show, 'Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas, the weekend of December 19th-20th in Danville. Proceeds will benefit Oakland's Children's Hospital.
This holiday musical was written and arranged by Lafayette native Leslie Noel in collaboration with Riley Sbrana. Noel is the show's director/musical director, and Sbrana is the teen assistant director. The show is produced by Jon Leyden. 'Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas is great entertainment for the whole family. The cast includes over 100 performers ages 8 to adult, several of whom attend schools in Lafayette, Moraga and Orinda.
The Peter Pan Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Leslie Noel in 2007. The goals of the foundation are best summarized in the organization's vision: The Peter Pan Foundation is to inspire children of all ages to find and reach their personal potential by instilling confidence, character and creativity while teaching philanthropy through fundraising, financial, emotional outreach and the arts.
Through the Peter Pan Foundation, Noel has led the efforts of hundreds of local youth ages 8 to 25 in philanthropic activities: Kids helping kids, by using their musical, dance and acting talents to entertain and raise money for local charities. The Foundation has donated over $50,000 to Children's Hospital Oakland, all from proceeds from its musical productions. The local community has long-supported the Peter Pan Foundation shows. This season's production will delight the whole family and help the Peter Pan Foundation assist local kids in need this holiday season.
Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for youth 18 and under. Tickets may be purchased on-line at
'Twas the Opening Night Before Christmas
Where: San Ramon Valley High School, 501 Danville Blvd, Danville
When: Saturday, December 19th, 1:00 p.m. (junior cast) and 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 20th, 1:00 p.m. (junior cast) and 7:00 p.m.
Caroline Whelehan and Reed Rembac (Stanley Middle School, Lafayette) Photos provided by Leslie Noel

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