Peter Pan – Chicago Shakespeare Theater

This summer, Chicago Shakespeare Theater is doing a production of Peter Pan.  Located right in the heart of Navy Pier (very convenient for tourists and locals alike), there are two shows a day:  11:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

We enjoyed the opening day of production – and what an amazing show it was.  There was so much talent on the stage and so much energy.

The plot follows the traditional J.M. Barrie’s version quite closely, which as huge Peter Pan fans, we love.

The theatre itself is gorgeous.  Although it holds quite a few people, it feels very intimate.  I doubt there is a bad seat in the house.

This particular show is perfect for a younger audience.  My kids are tween/teenage and they loved it, but the story is so engaging and such a childhood classic that kids as young as 5 or 6 would probably enjoy it.  Fantastic for the whole family.

I loved the way they had the actors flying around the stage – looked like so much fun!

Photo courtesy of Liz Lauren

Captain Hook was fantastic.  The actor nailed the role.

Photo courtesy of Liz Lauren

Do yourself a favor and take your family to this show – it runs through August 19th.

Want a sneak peek?  Check out this YouTube video courtesy of Chicago Shakespeare Theater:

Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 800 East Grand Avenue, Chicago, IL 312.595.5600

Thanks to Chicago Shakespeare Theater for hosting us at the show – we loved every minute of it.  The opinions expressed are all my own.

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    1. Me too – we are already talking about trying to catch an actual Shakespeare production (at least my daughter and I are – we are the real theater buffs in the family!).

  1. I love small theaters as they are more intimate. We try to get our kids to shows in the Baltimore area as well.

    1. It’s so good for them to be exposed early and this is an easy first show – not too long, entertaining and totally child friendly.

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