Review: Peter Pan Flies into the Windy City
The new Peter Pan has made its Chicago debut to rave reviews and filled theaters. JM Barrie’s Peter Pan 360 is now playing at the new Chicago Tribune Freedom Center North at 650 W. Chicago Avenue. The show sticks to the original Peter Pan story but now PP 360 presents itself in a Cirque De Soleil meets IMAX type of a show. The ceiling of the theatre serves as a great IMAX style presentation and characters of the show are often high above flying off to Neverland and beyond.
The show is wonderful for kids, but also great for adults who love the classic Peter Pan story. I was there with my two sons, 5 and 12 years old. My youngest was mesmerized by the movie screens and high-flying characters and my sixth grader truly enjoyed every aspect of the production. Having seen several Peter Pan productions in my time (thank you Sandy Duncan), this show is by far the best I have ever seen.
The show is billed as “A thoroughly delightful, fully immersive theatrical experience” and that certainly proved to be the case.
News and Important Notes about Peter Pan 360°
Where: Chicago Tribune Freedom Center North 650 W. Chicago Avenue
Times: Matinees at 2:00 PM and Evening shows are at 7:00 PM
Ages: All Ages, but according to the website, kids under 5 are not . Some very small kids may not love loud noises/Captain Hook sequences but definitely a kids show
Show Length: Approx 2 ½ hours with one 20-minute intermission
Run: Now playing thru June 19th
Seating: In the round and all seats are very good and close to the action. Discounts on sections that are side of stage
**Urgent Note** You MUST be inside the tent before the show starts. If you show up even a little late you will be forced to watch on monitors outside for approximately 10 minutes. From there you will be taken to temp seating until Act 1 is concluded.
****ALLOW EXTRA TIME AND PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY***********