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THURSDAY

Last weekend, I watched a video of my friend Brian playing Captain Hook in a Bavarian production of Peter Pan. Somehow, Tinkerbell just didn’t hold the same charm when referred to as “Kling-Klang.” But tonight’s Peter Pan should be much cooler, mostly because it will be staged in and around a swimming pool. This Musicals at the Pool production, presented by Prince George’s Pool, Joe’s Movement Emporium, and Pan Productions, promises to be wetter and wilder than the cartoon version, and tickets are much cheaper than the piggy-bank-breaking entrance fee to Walt Disney World. Director Anne Williams’ swim team of professional actors and designers, including 1999 Helen Hayes Award-nominated lighting designer Dan Covey, have adorned a 50-meter pool with, as the production’s press boasts, “a pirate ship, teepees, and an underground treehouse.” Neverland has never sounded so appealing. The play, which runs through Aug. 29, opens tonight at 8:30 p.m. at Prince George’s Pool, 34th & Buchanan Streets, Mount Rainier. $10. (301) 699-1819. (Amanda Fazzone)