Peter Pan is flying to Fairfield for 2 long magical weekends in November. Sir J.M. Barrie's classic tale of the boy who never grew up will light up the Sondheim Center stage for yet another fantastic Way Off Broadway production. Presently the Armory has been transformed into rehearsal space with dancing and singing ringing the rafters. So far, for me the best thing about Peter Pan, aside from the mind-blowing talent from Broadway, Los Angeles, and right here in Iowa, including amazing NY based choreographer; Adam Cates who' s mentor is Patti Columbo (genuis choreographer of Cathy Rigby's Broadway, Peter Pan), aside from the 15-piece all-star orchestra hailing from near and far, aside from WOB getting their hands on the original Cathy Rigby set, props, and flying rig, aside from the fact that there will be real live swords and sword fighting in the show—I am most excited about the conversations about belief, youth, and fairies. According to Barrie, “When a new baby laughs for the first time, a new fairy is born, and as there are always new babies, there are always new fairies. They live in nests on the tops of trees; and the mauve ones are boys and the white ones are girls, and the blue ones are just little sillies who are not sure what they are.”
So come prepared to clap your hands if you believe in fairies and to be swept away to the precious innocence of youth yet again . . . in Neverland.
See you at the theatre!