Orange County Theatre Reviews

Peter Pan – Broadway’s Timeless Musical playing @ Orange County Children’s Theatre @ Huntington Beach High School Theatre Jan 12 – 21 2017

Synopsis:

Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is one of the most beloved and frequently performed family favorites of all time. This high-flying Tony Award-winning musical has been performed around the world and delighted audiences for 60 years.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” and a rousing book full of magic, warmth and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Peter Pan is a dream come true for theatres looking to spread their technical wings and entertain countless families. Taken from link

 

Show dates:

Friday, January 12, 2017  – 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 13, 2017 – 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 14, 2017 – 2:00 PM

Friday, January 19, 2017 – 7:00 PM

Saturday, January 20, 2017 – 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM

Sunday, January 21, 2017 – 2:00 PM

Huntington Beach High School Historic Theater | 1905 Main Street Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Tickets $15-$20 at

Group rates available at boxoffice@occt.org

CONTACT

www.occt.org | (714) 502-2244 | boxoffice@occt.org

 

Jan 12 – 21 2017

 

 

Paid for by OCCT

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Written by Patrick Chavis 

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