Summer may be drawing to a close, but there’s still time for one more quick getaway – to Neverland.


Imagination Stage’s Peter Pan and Wendy brings the classic story to life as a musical with a few new twists. Wendy doesn’t want to grow up and leave her nursery, so when Peter Pan flies through her window and offers to take her to Neverland she jumps at the chance. This action-packed show brings Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and Captain Hook to life…along with Hook’s ticking nemesis, Tick Tock Croc. Will Wendy decide to grow up or stay in Neverland? You’ll have to see the show to find out.


Peter Pan and Wendy is recommended for children ages 4-10, with a few opportunities for audience participation along the way. My own four year old theatergoer loved the show so much she’s seen it twice (and has tickets to go a third time with her grandma). Her answer when I asked what part of the show other kids might like best? “All of it!”

I enjoyed seeing a new spin on the Disney version I have seen (and acted out at home) many, many times. Though the show is aimed at children, it was fun and engaging for me too – like my daughter, I found myself humming the show’s tunes on the way home. We’ve seen many an Imagination Stage show since our daughter was first introduced to the theater on a daycare field trip two years ago, and Peter Pan and Wendy is one of my favorite shows to date.

Peter Pan and Wendy, directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, is playing through August 11. Tickets start at $12 – visit the box office online here. On August 4, Imagination Stage has two special offerings:  a sensory-friendly performance at 11:00 am and an ASL interpreted performance at 4:00 pm. Contact the box office to ensure proper seating for this performance at 301-280-1660.

All photos by Margot Schulman, courtesy of Imagination Stage.


Allison writes about life at home in the Maryland suburbs at Home and Never Alone. She paid for her tickets to the show – and will be back for more when the 2013-2014 season kicks off.