U.S. Bank Broadway in Portland is running Finding Neverland January 3–8, 2017, at Keller Auditorium at Keller Auditorium.
We saw Finding Neverland on Broadway and my kids absolutely adored it and they couldn't wait to see it when it came to our local theatre circuit.
Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®- winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.
The production features scenic design by Tony Award®-winner Scott Pask (Pippin, Book of Mormon), lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of Utopia, Pippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), sound design by Tony Award®-nominee Jonathan Deans (Pippin, La Cage aux Folles), hair and make-up design by Richard Mawbey, projection design by Jon Driscoll, music supervision by Fred Lassen, musical direction by Ryan Cantwell and casting by Stewart/Whitley.
Finding Neverland is Produced by Weinstein Live Entertainment and NETworks Presentations.
Our daughter loved it. The play is as close to a Broadway show as you can get with a touring company. “Mom, the bedroom scene looks just like it did on Broadway!” my oldest daughter said.
The music of this show will melt you, especially if you are a parent. Bring the tissues. If you love the story of Peter Pan and romance, this is a must-see musical. The soundtrack is incredible. You won't be disappointed. It's magical and mesmerizing; a perfect show for kids of all ages. You won't want to miss this.