Heather’s Review of “Pete, or the Return of Peter Pan”

Earlier this year, I published a post about our visit to the Tempe Center for the Arts to watch a production by Childsplay called Perô or The Mysteries of the Night. As one of the Childsplay Family2Family Bloggers for their 2015-2016 season, my family and I were fortunate enough to attend another one of their performances this past weekend, Pete, or the Return of Peter Pan.

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This production is performed on the main stage and has a fantastic set! This is a sequel to the original Peter Pan story and tells a wonderful tale filled with emotion, adventure, and fun. The actors connected with the audience and drew in their attention quickly. My 6 and 9 year old boys were engaged in the performance from the beginning.

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There are lots of acrobatic moves as the characters battle ninjas and pirates, as well as race around Neverland having fun. This was a longer performance than  Perô or The Mysteries of the Night and included an intermission – which is always good when you are with young children.   The performance focused on time and memories as well – these productions are great about giving the families conversation starters for the ride home.  My boys thoroughly enjoyed it – especially all of the action scenes!

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Pete, or the Return of Peter Pan is showing for a couple of more weeks, for more details, you can visit the website here. If you do attend with small children, I’d highly recommend stopping by the coat check on your way in to grab a cushion for the seat – gives kids that extra little boost they need to see the stage.

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Heather
Family Blogger

Heather’s Review of “Perô or the Mysteries of the Night”

I am lucky enough to be one of the Childsplay Family2Family Bloggers for their 2015-2016 season and yesterday my family headed down to the Tempe Center for the Arts and enjoyed a beautiful production of Perô or the Mysteries of the Night.

This was our first visit to a Childsplay production as well as to the Tempe Center for the Arts, which by the way is a stunning piece of architecture!  After the play we spent some time walking around outside enjoying the beautiful weather and the scenery.

The play itself is told by four very talented narrators who tell the story using music, puppets, and creative scenery. My 6 and 9 year old boys have grown up going to live theater and this one didn’t disappoint, it had them captivated and engaged for the entire performance.   The talent of the actors was incredible with their ability to sing, dance, act, play a variety of musical instruments all while using puppetry was fascinating to watch!

While not wanting to give away too much, this is a beautiful story filled with love, romance, laughter, and a little bit of heartbreak too.  The Sun and the Moon are two of the characters who help tell the story, set in a small village in Italy, of the baker, Perô and the washer woman, Colombina.

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The entire family certainly had their own favorite parts of the performance.  At the end of the show, the actors spent a few minutes answering some Q&A from the audience members.  Lastly, as we headed out of the theater, we were given some questions to talk about as a family for the ride home about the play – it was great!

This particular show has a limited engagement, playing only 2/6/16 – 2/7/17 at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday and at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.  I’d highly recommend taking your family to see this – they’ll love it!

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Heather
Family Blogger