Chicago Shakespeare Theater invites audiences of all ages to return to Neverland with a FREE on-demand streaming performance of Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure which started Dec 19. Bring the magic of theater home for the holidays, and let faith, trust, and a little pixie dust sweep you off to Neverland. Now through January 1, enjoy FREE access to a newly re-mastered, 80-minute feature film of our acclaimed 2018 production, recorded by multiple cameras in front of a live audience. Family members of all ages from around the world can join the fun from their front-row seats—in the comfort of their own homes. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE!
The newly re-mastered recording of the Theater’s 2018 production-directed and choreographed by Amber Mak-was filmed by multiple cameras in front of a live audience, and now gives at-home viewers a front-row seat to the show. The 80-minute performance event will be available for worldwide distribution through New Year’s Day at chicagoshakes.com/peterpan.
Based on J.M. Barrie’s beloved tale about the boy who wouldn’t grow up, Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure dazzles with a score written by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe-the award-winning songwriting duo behind smash hit Mary Poppins and the Olivier Award-winning Honk!. This newly updated version by Elliot Davis is based on the book by Willis Hall. The heartwarming musical follows Peter and the Darling children-Wendy, John, and Michael-on a high-flying journey to the enchanted world of Neverland, where the Lost Boys take on the villainous Captain Hook and his bumbling band of pirates. The 80-minute streamed production is the perfect opportunity for families to come together and experience the delights of theatrical performance this holiday season.
“What’s remarkable about young audiences is how they can transform the mundane and everyday into the fantastical,” Director Amber Mak shared. “Yet in our world, as we tell them they have to grow up, that spark of imagination can be extinguished. Peter Pan has endured for so long because it inspires that imagination, hope, and freedom. Now more than ever, young people-and all of us, in fact-need that.”
As part of the Theater’s commitment to making its programming accessible to all through its Access Shakespeare of initiatives, the streamed run of Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure includes options for closed captioning, ASL duo-interpretation, and audio description. Chicago Shakespeare is also virtually bringing the performance and supplementary activity materials to children’s hospitals, senior care centers, and other residential facilities to spark joy when so many are unable to gather with loved ones due to distance or COVID-19 precautions this holiday season.
Rengin Altay Storyteller
Roberta Burke Mrs. Darling/Cecco
Jonathan Butler-Duplessis Nana/Bill Jukes
Sean Patrick Fawcett Smee
Cameron Goode John Darling
Carter Graf Michael Darling
Christina Hall Starkey
James Konicek Mr. Darling/Captain Hook
Michael Kurowski Tootles
Colin Lawrence Curly
John Marshall Jr. Slightly Soiled
Johnny Shea Peter Pan
Elizabeth Stenholt Wendy Darling
Travis Austin Wright Nibs