“Peter Pan’s a Boy!”
Yes, yes he is honey girl. Peter Pan is a boy and Tinker Bell is a foul mouthed little spit fire of a fairy and we loved every minute of it.
It being threesixty’s presentation of J M Barrie’s Peter Pan on Boston’s City Hall Plaza. It was so good that at one point I had tears in my eyes. I am not lying. When they were flying over London and we got to see the theater’s amazing capabilities for the first time. I looked at my kids’ wide eyes and open mouths watching people fly! It was awesome and it made me tear up.
Full disclosure is that we were given these tickets to preview the show for you all and tweet about it. We would not have gone otherwise, because I didn’t want to take the chance on buying expensive tickets for a show I wasn’t sure we would like, or that my kids were too young to see. I can tell you there is no risk, unless your kids aren’t familiar with the story.
There were some scary parts. It is billed for kids 6 and over. I took my 3 and 5 year olds. The first appearance of the pirates was a little unsettling but that’s it. They loved the whole thing, even the croc!
It helped that we had been watching the Cathy Rigby version on Netflix for the previous two weeks. Which hysterically lead my 3yo to yell “Hey look Mama. Peter Pan’s a boy.” Ha! We lost them a little bit in the second half. There was a lot more dialogue and well, popcorn. Yes, the popcorn distracted them – they are 3 & 5 afterall.
I would say, without hesitation, go. The cast is amazing and fully committed. The theater in the round aspect makes every seat unbelievable. It’s the world’s first 360º CGI theater set. It’s really just so cool. My son kept calling it a live movie. I guess it kind of is…
We were even lucky enough to catch Peter and Wendy before they flew off into the night!
They’ll be on Boston City Hall Plaza until December 30th and you can get tickets here.