Lavin said after they received the rights to perform Peter Pan, they were sent some information about companies who have equipment to fly characters in plays. After some further research, a company from Las Vegas, "Flying the Foy," was chosen. The company, which has been in business for more than 50 years, was also the one chosen to fly Mary Martin in the 1954 Broadway production of Peter Pan and the 1956 televised performance on NBC.
"[The fly technician] loads in and then we have intensive training and dress rehearsal," explained Lavin.
"He can just come and train you then he goes back, but we felt more comfortable to have him stay since we've never done anything like this before, and we just felt more comfortable having the professional on-site the whole time," she added.
The performance of Peter Pan will be held at Peru Central School Thursday, Feb. 26, through Sunday, March 1. Shows will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance at Peru Health Mart and Chase's Convenience Store, both in Peru; Chase's Cumberland Corners convenience store on State Route 9 in Plattsburgh; and Community Bank N.A.'s State Route 3 and Margaret Street locations, also in Plattsburgh.
"It is a fantastic show and it's so much fun," Lavin said. "Great family fun. I would recommend it. Everybody come out and see it."