I know most of us probably only go to the ballet to see the Nutcracker every holiday season, but the Washington Ballet offers season after season of beautiful ballet performances. The Washington Ballet’s Peter Pan (choreographed by artistic director Septime Webre) will be at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater from April 16-27. With tickets starting at $25 (and going up all the way to $125) a ticket, there’s no reason not to take your kids (or perhaps just one to make it a special date) to the family friendly ballet this Spring.
Although there are no reviews of the current production yet, the last time the Washington Ballet put on Peter Pan, it earned rave reviews from the Washington Post: “With its mix of Victorian-era ideals and child-centric fantasy, J.M. Barrie’s cherished tale of a boy who can fly is a natural for ballet treatment — but the chance to send dancers somersaulting through space acres above the stage is the real key to success here. The Washington Ballet takes ample opportunity to do this, making its “Peter Pan,” choreographed in 2001 by Artistic Director Septime Webre, an altogether winning production for children. It is such a sound children’s ballet, in fact, that to fully appreciate it you need, say, a 6-year-old at your elbow.”
How could you not want to take your kids now? Ready to travel to Never Land with your kids? Get your tickets now!
Watch a behind-the-scenes preview of the ballet: