Long-awaited Peter Pan has been showing for couple of weeks already, but last night became the official premiere owing to the fact that May 9th was the 150th birthday of writer J. M. Barrie. Everybody there, including District 4 Supervisor Carmen Chu, District 1 Supervisor Eric Mar, KGO-7 View from the Bay’s Janelle Wang and famous photographer Bill Wilson, seemed to be having a great time anyway.
The circular CGI works, the puppets work, the flying works – it all works. You can’t beat this for $30* of live entertainment. It’s a show for kids of course, but most adults should have no problem getting into it as well. (Didn’t see no cranky, protesting I-never-leave-home NIMBY types nor cranky I-never-should-leave-home Yelper types yesterday myself, so that’s good.)
Everybody loves the whimsical Croc. Tick tock:
Click to expand. Via Simon Annand
There’s not a really bad seat in the house – it’s what you call intimate with even the nosebleeds placed pretty close to the stage. Here’s the view from Block B. Block A is to the right and Blocks D and E are on the other side of the stage. Note the giant oculus above the giant CGI screens.
And there’s candy, candy, candy available at the Fairyland Candy Shop:
And, of course:
Throw in a sexy, in-shape knife-wielding princess and a couple of sexy, in-shape Cirque du Soleil-style mermaids and there you go.
Oh, and speaking of NIMBIES, it turns out they were crying over nothing.
“HUGEBRANE Ugly white plastic tent thing where a beautiful open space park had been. I’ll be glad when this monstrosity is gone. Fortunately, it’s not generating the noise I thought it would.”
(Note the handle.) So all that hue and cry over the Rec and Park Department making a few bucks was over nothing, it turns out. Moving on….
See you there!
(Try ordering a Peter Panini (smoked ham, brie, granny smith apples, wild arugula and local honey) just for the lulz. You don’t even need a ticket to wander about the village.)
All the deets, including casting, after the jump.