Saturday, January 22, 2011

Peter Pan

BYU put on the Broadway production of Peter Pan and I was lucky enough to be able to go last night. That's me with my ticket. :) It was fabulous. They stuck to tradition; Peter Pan was played by a girl, Mr. Darling and Hook were played by the same actor, and Tinkerbell was a light flitting across the stage. I was very impressed with the entire cast's talent - since it was Broadway they sang and danced. Michael was played by a 5th grade boy and he was adorable! He knew his lines so well and sang and danced just like everyone else (I caught him watching Peter's feet once during a dance). The stage set up was in a really neat way. There was a half-circle raised above the floor with steps on either end. Then there were three large boards that stuck out for the beds in the nursery and were later lowered to ramps for Neverland and the pirate's ship. I think my favorite part was the flying. It was so cool to see them soar across the stage. Peter Pan was doing flips and everything. It was a magical evening and if you are any where close to BYU, I encourage you to see Peter Pan.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had fun. Good for you.

Krista said...

It certainly was good. :) The night I went, one of Peter's cables didn't connect with her belt right, and when she was pulled into the air (while dueling Captain Hook), she dangled and was almost dropped because of it. She played it off really well, and Captain Hook improvised by simply looking flabberghasted that Peter could fly. Wow. It was soooo dangerous.

Very, very good, though. :) Peter could really sing.

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