Emerald City Theatre presents:
Running time: Sixty minutes no intermission
Reviewed by Katy Walsh
Returning for a second helping of Peter Pan, my family celebrated Mother's Day with a visit to Neverland. For the holiday weekend, Emerald City is distributing roses and chocolate to the moms in the crowd. Still going strong, this production of Peter Pan is in its third month of performances. It's high energy family entertainment. But don't just take my word for it, here's what my family had to say in three words...
Sabrina: Funny, weird, likable
Suzanne: Clever, lively, sweet
Sammie Q: Happy, colorful, fun
Matthew: Oh my gosh!
Jimmy: Whimsical, light, engaging
Cindy: Chocolate and roses
Noah: Pirates fall down!
ORIGINAL POST February 2010
Disney, Depp, Dustin, Duncan, the legend of Peter Pan has been retold and reimagined on stage and screen for over a century. This time its Emerald City Theatre's adaptation as they present the world premiere of Peter Pan. Based on the character created by J.M. Barrie, Emerald City has created an energetic and colorful musical of the infamous boy who didn't want to grow up. This version focuses on Wendy's rite of passage. Mr. and Mrs. Darling want Wendy to move out of her childhood nursery and put on a big girl's dress. Wendy wants to play! Cue the Pan. Peter arrives to whisk her away. He takes her to Neverland, a magical island where lost boys, pirates, Indians and a crocodile duel it out daily in the ultimate never ending game. Emerald City's Peter Pan is a fun family pleaser with comedy and sentimentality that reaches the child in all of us.
Check out the rest of the review at Chicago Theater Blog.