Disclosure: We received tickets to Peter and the Starcatcher in order to do this review. All opinions are my own and were not influenced in anyway.
Have you heard of Peter and the Starcatcher before? I hadn’t. When I found out that this show was coming to Denver I was talking to my best friend about it and she told me that she had read the book and loved it, that is when I found out that this was the prequel of Peter Pan. So that is all of the knowledge that I had going in to this show.
The national tour of Peter and the Starcatcher is launching here in Denver and the show has been called “The most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades,” by the New York Times. This five-time Tony winning tale is a venture through Neverland that you never knew existed. You will watch a boy with no name and no family become something, and someone, and gain a family of his own.
We were able to take the kids to the show with us and they were excited, even though they weren’t sure what they were walking in to. I was also a bit worried because the website says that the show is for kids ages 10 and up because of complicated plot lines, meaning they may lose interest because they can’t follow along. More on that later…
The show was really good! It was pretty funny, and some parts were down right hilarious! The story line was really interesting and when it all came together at the end I got the chills and felt like a fool for not realizing how it was going to end sooner.
Back to the part about kids 10 and under getting a bit lost in the story line; we took our 10 year old, 9 year old and 7 year old. Our 10 year old kept up and really enjoyed the show, she laughed hard at a few parts and really understood what was going on. Our 9 year old understood perfectly, in fact I sat next to him and he kept whispering in my ear about what he thought was going to happen next, or what a certain part meant, and he was doing pretty good with his guesses too! So I know that he was on top of things and understood fully. He laughed at every joke and in the end he was able to explain the plot line to me on the way home, it wasn’t above him at all. Our 7 year old had a bit of trouble, he didn’t understand everything, but he did understand most of it. His real “issue” was knowing who all of the people were in relation to Peter Pan the movie. He did follow along and laugh with the jokes, he told us that he really liked it and I know that he did. So, in closing, this show is great for all adults and most kids in my opinion. Yes, 10 is probably a great guideline and totally appropriate but if your kid is a year or so younger you can be the judge; if you think they can follow a story line, they probably can, if you don’t, they probably aren’t quite ready and you should get a babysitter and make it a date night.
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