UPDATE: Obviously Peter Pan isn’t running anymore (this post was in 2018), but Chicago Shakespeare Theater will have plenty of other wonderful shows throughout the year, so check on their website to see what is currently playing!
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 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!
Captain Hook was fantastic. The actor nailed the role.
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:
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Thanks to Chicago Shakespeare Theater for hosting us at the show – we loved every minute of it. The opinions expressed are all my own.