Closing out the 2016-2017 Fairwinds Broadway season in Orlando is the magical Broadway musical Finding Neverland. Based off of the academy award winning movie “Finding Neverland” is the story of how Peter became Peter Pan. If you are looking for an amazing and magical show, this one is for you!
Finding Neverland takes us through how J.M. Barrie creates a magical place filled with mermaids, pirates, and fairies called Neverland. We see how a widow, Sylvia and her four boys- Jack, Michael, George, and Peter help Barrie to see that growing up isn’t always what it seems to be, and sometimes we just need to believe in ourselves to accomplish our dreams. Throughout the show, we see Barrie hit many ups and downs along his journey to write a new amazing play, but these events help to create this magical story in which he wants to bring to life on the stage. With the help of the Barrie children and Sylvia, he finds the inspiration that he needs to write a magical play. Although many said he was crazy and that a play aimed at children would never succeed, he trusts in the actors to find the child living within them to bring this play to life. He also finds that growing up doesn’t mean forgetting the child that is inside all of us.
The cast and crew of Finding Neverland did a fantastic job bringing this amazing show to life. Bringing in a standing ovation, the cast shows how passionate they are through their amazing performance. The marvelous sets and special effects really set this show apart from so many others out there. This show has so many amazing songs, that pay homage to the original Peter Pan movie. There is even a live dog in the show that brought in a ton of laughs and stole the show! Amazing choreography and singing really bring this show all the magic that it needs.
Finding Neverland is sure to amaze all audiences and leave you wanting more. Although this is the last show for the 2016/2017 show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, its a must see and you surely will be sad you missed out! I can’t wait to see the amazing performances coming in the 2017/2018 season, but until then fly on over and purchase your tickets to Finding Neverland!
Finding Neverland runs from Tuesday, June 6th- Sunday, June 11th at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Purchase your tickets here before they sell out!