Finding Neverland Creates Magical Theater Experience
The Tulsa Broadway season sparkles and creates an unbelievable theater experience with “Finding Neverland.”
The production, on national tour, is a magical evening at the theater.
“Finding Neverland” follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he finds the inspiration he’s been missing to create the magical world of Neverland. He meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Barrie would go on to write “Peter Pan.”
The show is terrific. It blends great storytelling with some pretty terrific production elements and choreography.
Imagine, Play, Believe
The wonder of childhood is a common theme in “Finding Neverland.”
The four young boys, Jack, George, Michael and Peter, face the difficulty of losing a parent. Yet, their mother helps nurture their make believe adventures in the park, determined they aren’t forced to grow up too fast. In “Finding Neverland,” we see the lives of the boys and Barrie transformed through imagining, playing and believing. “Finding Neverland” reminds us that it is important to imagine, play and believe at any age.
Without too many details to spoil the show, “Finding Neverland” weaves the heavy subject of losing a parent and death into a beautiful and inspiring scene. It took my breath away. Throughout the show, you can see elements of “Peter Pan” emerge from pirates to Captain Hook. Another favorite moment is how a pirate ship rises from the stage to end the first half.
“Finding Neverland” tells a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up. The show, directed by visionary Tony® Award-winner Diane Paulus, is based on the critically-acclaimed Academy Award® winning film, “Finding Neverland.” Paulus is also the genius behind these Broadways shows: “Waitress,” “Pippin,” “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess,” and “Hair.” She also directed “Amaluna,” a Cirque du Soleil production.