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.