When Peter Pan
premiered in 1904, it was the first theater production which used technology to make people appear to fly. Other plays had created flying chariots or clouds on which people stood, but Peter Pan
was the first that used technology to make a human appear to fly on their own. Although many people think of Peter Pan
as a book, J. M. Barrie did not write the book Peter Pan and Wendy
until after the premiere of the play.
In 1954, fifty years after the Peter Pan
’s theatrical debut, Jerome Robbins (West Side Story) adapted the book and play into a musical. Mary Martin was the first Peter Pan on Broadway, cast alongside Cyril Ritchard. This began a longstanding tradition of having Peter Pan played by a woman. Other famous Peter Pans include Cathy Rigby and Sandy Duncan.
When Peter Pan
comes to Popejoy Hall, it will continue this 50-year tradition. A woman will play Peter Pan. All of the original musical numbers by Jerome Robbins will be performed, from Hook’s Waltz
to Never Never Land
. And yes, Peter Pan will fly.
For over one hundred years, this timeless tale has enchanted children of all ages. have been enchanted with Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up. Four generations have seen Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, fly through the star-filled sky to Never Never Land. It is truly a timeless musical, appropriate for anyone young at heart.
flies into Popejoy Hall on March 7-9, 2008 for 5 performances. Ticket prices are:
Adult prices: $39, $29, $25
Child prices: $29, $19, $15
Tickets may be purchased at the UNM Bookstore ticket office, the Pit ticket office and select Albertson's locations. Patrons may also purchased tickets over the phone by calling (505) 925-5858 or online at www.unmtickets.com
For more information on the show and to watch a video of Peter Pan
visit our website