The New Victory Theater kicked off their 2013-2014 season with a very special performance. Last weekend my daughter and I were excited to go and see their adaption of “Peter Pan”.
We expected to see and feel wonder, enlightenment and lots of fairy magic and we DID! Peter Pan, the boy who flies to Never-land and never wants to grow up taught us some really important lessons. As I sat in the audience I was taken back to a place when I was just like Peter Pan. I remember my bedroom as a child. It was full of imagination, possibilities and never-ending adventure. My mom, siblings and I would play this really fun game called veo-veo which translates to look-look. We would simply choose an item in our room and had to have the others guess what it was and the only clue you gave was the first letter of the object.
“Veo veo. Que tu ves? Una cosita! Que cosita? Una cosita q ue empieza con la letra …. ” and then you would say the letter the object started with. It sounds simple right? But to a child, this sweet game with only one rule turned the bedroom into a place of wonder and joy. I remember we would laugh and laugh.
The story of Peter Pan is just so magical and enchanting, who knew that a sweet and humble story like that would spark hope and teach us a few lessons too! We giggled, smiled and loved every minute of it. It really brought me back to time I would lay in my bed with my mom and play Veo Veo.
Peter is a boy full of curiosity, energy and loads of pure imagination. Peter teaches us to explore and have fun no matter what!
Think Happy Thoughts
Peter teaches Wendy that all she needs to do to fly is think happy thoughts. It’s true. In life we must always try to think positive and believe in ourselves in order to grow, soar and fly (figuratively speaking)!
Peter and the Lost Boys loved Wendy because she was full of stories. Peter and the Lost Boys teach us to go ahead, tell your story!
Upcoming Performance Schedule:
10/4 – 7PM
10/6 at 3PM
Peter Pan has a running time of 85 minutes with no intermission, and is recommended for everyone ages seven and older.
General Ticket Information
Tickets for PETER PAN at The New Victory Theater (209 West 42nd Street
) cost $25, $18, $12 and $9 for Members and $38, $28, $18 and $14 at full price based on seat locations.
Theater-goers who buy tickets for three or more New Victory shows qualify for free Membership, with benefits including 35-percent savings on tickets all season long and unlimited free ticket exchanges. Purchase tickets online or by phone at 646-223-3010
. Beginning Tuesday, September 3, The NEW VICTORY Theater box office (209 West 42nd Street
) is open Sunday and Monday from 11am-5pm
and Tuesday through Saturday
from 12pm-7pm. For more information, visit the NEW VICTORY website.
Under Artistic Director Ralph Myers and General Manager Brenna Hobson, Belvoir engages Australia’s most prominent and promising playwrights, directors, actors and designers to realize an annual season of work that is dynamic, challenging and visionary. As well as performing at home, Belvoir regularly takes to the road, touring nationally and internationally.
Both the Upstairs and Downstairs stages at Belvoir have nurtured the talents of many renowned Australian artists: actors including Geoffrey Rush, Cate Blanchett, Jacqui McKenzie, Toby Schmitz, Robyn Nevin, Deb Mailman and Richard Roxburgh; writers such as Tommy Murphy, Rita Kalnejais, Lally Katz and Kate Mulvany; directors including Simon Stone, Benedict Andrews, Wesley Enoch, Rachael Maza and former Belvoir Artistic Director Neil Armfield.
Belvoir’s position as one of Australia’s most innovative and acclaimed theater companies has been determined by such landmark productions as The Wild Duck, The Diary of a Madman (Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2010), The Blind Giant is Dancing, The Book of Everything (The New Victory Theater, 2012), Cloudstreet, Measure for Measure, Keating!, Parramatta Girls, Exit the King (Broadway, 2009), The Alchemist, Hamlet, Waiting for Godot, The Sapphires, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Stuff Happens.
I hope you take advantage of this very special experience and share it with your little one while it lasts!
What lessons has Peter Pan taught you?
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was provided for this post. Tickets to the show were provided for review purposes only. All opinions stated are my own.