I brought the kids to watch the Peter Pan, The Neverending Story musical some weeks back. It isn’t the kids’ first experience in a theatre setting (read: Junior Claus’ experience), and Jerry has been a lot more plays/musicals prior to this. But, it is definitely the only one with both pyrotechnics and acrobatic acts involved.

I probably didn’t do a good job of prepping them with the storyline before hand. I did try to let them watch some Peter Pan cartoon from youtube but they were more interested in the Frozen theme songs (IKR!!) and Transformers instead. That said, I think they both did a very good job in sitting through the entire musical, especially since its beyond their age.

Jerry & Jerome goes to RWS to watch Peter Pan Musical.

Jerry & Jerome goes to RWS to watch Peter Pan Musical.

A #selfie with Jerry.

A #selfie with Jerry.

Jerome pops into the picture as well!

Jerome pops into the picture as well!

I really should take more pictures with the boys. Sadly, I don’t have many because the husband never takes pictures of us despite me always telling him he should. *sigh*

My happy boys!

My happy boys!

Guess they were even happier when they got into the theatre and realised that there was POPCORN. Did I mention that I have popcorn monsters? I had to buy some for them to share, but they finished it before the show was up and screamed for more during the break.

When the show started, the kids both had a strange encounter. There were strange man and women sliding and easing along the chairs, twisting their body into weird angles to wrap themselves along the chairs, saying hi when they near people.

Strange encounter for the kids.

Strange encounter for the kids.

A blurry shot of us and the jester, kids both scared and intrigued.

A blurry shot of us and the jester, kids both scared and intrigued.

They came like really up close too. So so close, the kids were both intrigued and a little scared at the same time and I just had to capture the moment, albeit a blurry one.

With literally no dialogue between the cast and only a narration done by TinkleBell, Jerry still manages to somewhat catch the storyline of certain scenes and kept asking me questions non stop throughout. I, on the other hand was quite mesmerized by the starry backdrop that seems to extend into nothingness and the familiar tunes  of classics like Forever Young and You Raise Me Up. I definitely wasn’t expecting these popular tunes to be part of the musical, but it was and definitely one of my favourite bits of the musical.

The entire play was littered pyrotechnics and acrobatic stunts, highflying action and swordplay. Honestly, I got a little bored at some of scenes but the kids seemed to enjoy it all.

Here comes Peter Pan!

Here comes Peter Pan!

Acrobatic acts!

Acrobatic acts!

Huge crocodile out to eat the villain.

Huge crocodile out to eat the villain.

Peter Pan and Tinkle Bell.

Peter Pan and Tinkle Bell.

I particularly like Peter Pan’s performance, especially when he was belting the popular classic of Forever Young that had me humming along. And oh, random tidbit. Peter Pan and Wendy (played by Sandor Stürbl and Lilly-Jane Young) are a real-life couple. I read that Peter Pan proposed to Wendy at the end of one show in Glasgow (Youtube link here – http://youtu.be/1NOzkyhA-aQ) and was a little surprised how young they both are! How fun it is for them to be working together and travelling around the world.

Jerome's face at the end of the show.

Jerome’s face at the end of the show.

His face says it all right? He was so happily clapping along when everyone else did, enjoying himself very much. I guess it does make good family entertainment. The melodies appealing more to the older audiences while the action-packed scenes keeps little eyes peeled on them.

The musical ends its run on Singapore shores on the 20 January though (that’s in 2 days’ time). If you still want to catch it, there are 4 more shows left. You can find out more details here. Do note that musical is for kids above the age of 4 and it is stated on the website that no admission of infants in arms and kids below 4 years old.

Disclaimer: I was invited to watch Peter Pan, The Neverending Story by Resorts World Singapore and Gushcloud, but wasn’t obligated to blog about it. I did it any way because I think the kids really enjoyed it and I had friends asking me how it was.