‘Finding Neverland’ Is My New Favorite
The Washington Pavilion is celebrating 20 years and Finding Neverland is the first in their Pavilion Performance Series.
And I know I say this about a lot of shows because I'm a fan of musical theatre in general, but this show was amazing! Seriously, amazing. The lights, the costumes, the music, the special effects, the glitter, the dancing, the performers (including the dog)! All of it was amazing.
Finding Neverland is about the author of Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie. It tells the story of who and what inspired him to write Peter Pan. It's based on the movie of the same name starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet.
Seriously, this show is so magical!
I had the opportunity to talk to some of the cast and I was even more impressed.
I was totally fan girling over these young thespians. The four boys who play the brothers in the Llewelyn Davies family know all the kid parts. So depending on the night, one might be Michael and then the next night Peter. How do you remember which lines are for who? And where to stand?
I did one community theatre show and I was stressed out. And I didn't even have any lines.
The kids also fit in school in-between rehearsals and nightly performances. When I was their age I could barely tie my shoes.
I also had the opportunity to make a fool of myself while chatting with Jeff Sullivan who plays J.M. Barrie. We compared stories about being in a show. I mean, as I said, I was in one show so I'm basically at his level. I may have even done a time step for him. What is my life? (A time step is a tap dance term, in case you didn't know.)
Anyway, Finding Neverland has one more performance, tonight at 7:30. If possible, totally go see it! You won't be disappointed.
P.S. Bring some tissues!