Back in January, I wrote about a wonderful musical I had just seen, Peter and the Starcatcher, which won five Tony Awards. It’s an imagining of what happened before “Peter Pan” and is staged incredibly cleverly.
Good news and bad news. The good news: I just noticed that it’s now playing in Chicago. The bad news -- its run ends on Sunday!! (April 13.) I suspect this isn’t enough advance warning for most people, but I wanted to pass it along anyway. (It didn’t play long in Chicago -- only April 2-13.)
But here’s a link to its webpage and a video. It’s playing at the Bank of America Theatre, on Monroe and State Street. (I think that’s the old Shubert Theater.)
But if you're undecided, you might want to check out my original write-up here. Not so much for the write-up itself (detailed and hopefully informative as it is...), but the piece includes a far better (and much longer) 8-minute video with dialogue and singing, compared to the minute-long preview on the page above --
By the way, when checking the tour's webspage, as far as I can tell the cast in Chicago is the same one I saw in Los Angeles. Not only were they absolutely wonderful -- but two of the four main stars are from the Writers Theatre in Glencoe, the Goodman Theater, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre! And the main star -- who plays the character that grows up to become Peter Pan -- went to Northwestern. So, there's a lot of home-town talent in the production.
Sorry for the lateness, but I just found out.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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