By Alyssa Green
The premiere of the Sacramento Ballet’s Peter Pan opened last night and it was spectacular! It was a full house at Sacramento’s Community Center Theater where the magical world of Neverland came to life. The classic tale is by far a favorite among children and adults – as the story has been told for years on stages both big and small as well as through Disney’s popular animated movie. The ballet rendition does not disappoint. Our favorite characters – Wendy, Nana, Tinker Bell, the lost boys and of course Peter Pan, gave the audience exactly what they came for. Personality. A taste of youth. Pure entertainment!
We enjoyed the production so much, that it’s hard to decide what scenes or dances were our favorite. We loved the infamous crocodile and Captain Hook who both gave us a lot of laughs – even during a wardrobe malfunction. Tinker Bell was her perfect mischievous self throughout the entire one-and-a-half-hours. Tiger Lily and her Indian sisters gave us a beautiful dance, and the lost boys made us smile as they danced, played and rode down the slide of their tree house. And who can forget about Nana, the dog? Nana was wonderfully cast to look, act and even disobey, just like a real dog. She was awfully sweet.
We highly recommend taking your kids to see Ron Cunningham’s premiere of Peter Pan at the Community Center Theater. If you would like to attend, you’ll have to act fast. It runs through this weekend only.
Where: Community Center Theater
When: February 14, 2 pm and 7:30 pm, February 15, 2 pm