Sydney Youth Musical Theatre presented an impressive and magical restaging of J.M.Barrie’s classic tale featuring a large ensemble cast and a vibrant live orchestra.
For over 110 years, the legendary story of Peter Pan, a boy who can fly, but never wants to grow up. has been delighting children and their parents.
A quick sprinkle of fairy dust from Tinker Bell, and we see Peter take Wendy Darling and her brothers John Darling and Michael Darling to the magic world of Neverland. There they meet Lost Boys, Mermaids, Tiger Lily’s Indians and of course all the pirates and their malevolent leader Captain Hook.
Director Elizabeth Hogan provided her inspired direction that provided stunning rapport between all ages in the high energy cast featuring mostly teenagers. The show featured show stopping performances from all the leads and the well choreographed sword fighting scenes were exciting to watch.
The very functional set easily provided each of the many locations around Neverland, the choreography was delightful and effective, whilst the traditional costumes were just as one would have imagined.
The production delivered consistent, well-timed audience participation, with plenty of raucous laughter. One’s dreams take full flight during this 150 minute musical journey to Neverland.
Sydney Youth Musical Theatre’s production of PETER PAN played a brief season at the Hornsby RSL Club theatre between the 26th and the 28th November.