Spectacular London Production is on its Way

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Peter Pan Soars into San Francisco

Some classics are unforgettable, and Peter Pan is one of them. It’s a story every generation can enjoy: it satisfies our lust for adventure, has fantasy built in, and contains a touching lesson about growing up that pulls your heartstrings, no matter how old you are.

All the way from Neverland, or the UK, that is, Peter Pan is coming to San Francisco. But this is no ordinary premiere of J M Barrie’s classic story. The U.S. run of the London production has theater fans, Bay Area kids and fairytale followers abuzz. Tickets are already selling out for opening night on April 27, 2010.

Stunts, special effects, soaring musical scores, and yes, plenty of flying is all part of this event with 22 actors, amazing puppets, and video backdrops to bring Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys and Captain Hook (and that pesky crocodile) to life. One aspect of the production that makes all the difference is the circular stage, with all the action taking place in the center. Audience members will have spectacular views from every angle, and many will feel as if they are flying right along with the characters. The San Francisco venue for Peter Pan is the 360 degree Theater at Ferry Park, a state-of-the-art, 1350-seater pavilion. Alongside the show, there’ll be an exhibit of “100 Years of Peter Pan,” plenty of food, and lots of memorabilia to remember the night. Book your advanced tickets online  at http://www.peterpantheshow.com/, or call the box office directly at 1-888-PPantix.

–Renee M. Rutledge