Sunday, December 7, 2014

Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story

[Media Invite]

The family was invited to a musical called Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story at Resorts World Theatre last week. Unfortunately Stacci and Louie were too young and didn't get to go (No admission to kiddos below 4). Steffi and Leroy were no strangers with the Peter Pan story and would have loved to watch it "live" and it was also a catch up with their friend, Dinoboy Z.

Happy siblings at the Asian Premiere of Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story.
We were seated near to the stage but on the left side and that meant our views were restricted. However, that is also where some of the characters made their appearance and the kids got to get close up with Wendy and even Captain Hook and they enjoyed it of course! The characters practically jumped off the stage at different parts of the show and kind of mingled with the audiences, much to everyone's delight.

Pre-show entertainment with one of the cast and Dinoboy Z.
Look who Steffi got up close with?
There were narratives by Tinkerbell and Wendy but non of the cast had any lines during the show. That meant the story could only progress with the help of carefully selected pop songs! My kids weren't so good in English so they probably didn't understand a good half of the musical and were asking us questions now and then.

Some very hyper toy soldiers.
I believe that at certain points in our lives, we all would have longed to fly. Just like Peter and Wendy, ever so carefree. 
I am no sound-expert so I cannot comment on the sound system etc but it sounded decent to me. However I can describe how I felt, and I felt touched by the vocals and the song lyrics. The songs were popular hits (such as "Forever Young", “You Raise Me Up” and “Kiss From a Rose”) during my time, that were given some special remixing and I was actually singing along (hopefully not too loud). Walau a, feel like going karaoke lor...

Some comedic scenes of the giant crocodile.
The Indians were basically flipping around, entertaining the kids.
The musical is a rojak of nice choreographed dances, comedic acting, magic show, beautiful singing, aerial display, puppetry, acrobatics and even some pyrotechnics. I asked the kiddos for their reviews and Steffi gave the thumbs up as she could relate to the storyline. Leroy loved the acrobats, the actions etc, but probably felt a little bored when they sang as he couldn't understand the lyrics well. My wife enjoyed the whole experience very much and as for me, my personal take on the show would be, it's definitely worth watching, especially for the older kids. But it would be a little pricey for a whole family though, my family at least.

One of the rare appearances of Tinkerbell!
The entire cast at the end of the show, dancing to great music and made me feel like dancing too!
One need not go all the way to Europe to watch this musical for the wonderful folks from Resorts World Sentosa had brought them to our shores. But even though it is called the "never ending" story, it will end on 20 Jan 2014, so you better plan in advance and not miss it while it lasts!

Useful Information

WHAT: Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story (
WHEN: From 27 November 2014, Thursday, till 20 January 2015, Tuesday
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8pm
Saturday and Sunday: 3pm and 8pm
WHERE: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
TICKETS: Tickets are priced at S$58 (restricted view), S$78, S$108, S$138 and S$168 (premium). Prices exclude SISTIC booking fees and handling charges. Tickets can be purchased via: (65) 6348 5555 | |

HSBC Premier MasterCard and Visa Infinite cardholders enjoys 20% off ticket prices till 20 January 2015.

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