The show, based on the book of the same name, tells the origin story of Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and most of the denizens of Neverland familiar to those who know and love the original Peter Pan. But while a prequel of sorts, this is a story that stands up on its own, and can be enjoyed by those who never heard of the boy who could fly. And it is a great story, set in Victorian times but told with a modern sensibility- brilliantly staged, expertly played, and magically realized. For more on the story itself, go HERE.
The show is a quasi-musical, and the numbers are staged by another one of the many geniuses they have at the FAC, Nat Halvorson- who does yet another outstanding job. One of the many highlights in the show is a sort of English music hall number performed by mermaids that had me in stitches.
The cast is, to a person, excellent. Every performer is energetic, engaging, and inspired. Not only are
The technical aspects are perfection, of course. This is standard with shows at the FAC. The set, by Christopher l. Sheley, is gorgeous- setting tone, adding to the story, and evocative of another time. Perfectly complimenting the set are lights by Jonathan Spencer, and a sumptuous wardrobe designed by Janson Fangio. The music in the show is provided by conductor/keyboardist Jerry McCauley, and supported with percussion by Josh Birkhimer. These two are magicians in their own right, creating worlds within worlds with their instruments.
So, if you haven't figured it out yet, I love this show. It is what theatre should be, full of joy and wonder and Star Stuff. If you have any way to do so, get yourself to Colorado Springs and catch this shining star.