Most people are familiar with the story of Peter Pan and there have been countless movies, TV shows and theatrical productions that have focused on the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up in one way or another.
Whether it’s the animated tale from Disney, last December’s live production on NBC starring Allison Williams, or movies like Hook and Finding Neverland, Peter Pan is a classic tale that is told to the delight of both children and adults, time and time again.
Only now, Peter Pan can be seen like never before.
Charlie Burnell, founder and executive producer at Threesixty Entertainment, came up with an idea for a Peter Pan show that rises above the rafters in a specially designed 100-foot high Threesixty Theatre under a tent that utilizes 10 tons of rigging, lighting and sound equipment.
“Doing this production in a temporary structure comes with technical and logistical challenges, so we had to learn many new skills. We weren’t just hiring a theater, we were building a theater,” Burnell says. “Plus, we wanted the flying to be unhindered and wanted to give clear sightlines to the audience. We didn’t want to upstage the live actors with video but we wanted to feature the flight from London to Neverland in a way that’s never been done before.”
Thanks to the world’s first fully 360 cinematic projection for live theatre performance and the largest surround CGI touring venue in the world, the show is performed up in the air, “in the round,” and all around, creating a truly unique environmental theatrical experience. Plus, the entire interior is lit with over 15,000 square feet of Hi Resolution projection so that both cast and audience are immersed in a virtual Neverland.
Seeing all that inside a big-top tent, he says, is something that needs to be seen to be believed.
Standard show times:
Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for purchase online at PeterPan360.com, or at The Society for the Performing Arts Box Office, at any Ticketmaster location or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
For more information about Peter Pan in the Threesixty Theatre, visit PeterPan360.com.