Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Peter Pan on Broadway
D and I celebrated Valentine's Day early this year. Last week, we went to see Peter Pan on Broadway here in Chicago. It was so much fun. I grew up loving Peter Pan but I had never seen the stage play live until now. I felt like a kid on Christmas morning, bouncing in my seat with excitement.
As far back as I can remember, Peter Pan has always been my favorite fairy tale. When I was younger, I didn't want to grow up. I was determined to stay a kid forever and live with my parents. I don't know if it was because of my love for the story of Peter Pan or if my love for the story spawned from my refusal to grow up but I have never seen or read a portrayal of Peter Pan I didn't like. I watched the Disney version over and over. We had a recording of the stage play when I was younger and I watched it so much that I wore out the tape. The book is one of my favorite books.
Obviously, I did grow up but my love for make believe and fairy tales is still very much a part of me. And Peter Pan is still my favorite story of all time. So when D came home and told me that Peter Pan was in Chicago, it was a given that we would go. I love live theater but we don't get to go often because it's not in the budget. I loved every minute of it. Sitting there in my seat, I took a trip back to my childhood. The set was different than it was in the video I watched so long ago but the script and the music was the same. I often found myself singing and humming along in my head.
It was definitely a fun night and I'm so glad that we were able to go. I came home and immediately ordered the Disney version that just came out of the vault. I can't wait until it gets here so I can watch it.
Posted by Allison at 10:21 AM