Exclusive sneak peek at SF's Peter Pan

About Peter Pan:

On April 27, a spectacular new stage production of J.M. Barrie's universally beloved story, Peter Pan, will make its U.S. premiere in a state-of-the-art 1350-seat theater pavilion erected in Ferry Park on the Embarcadero in San Francisco.

This Peter Pan theatrical adventure features 22 actors, ingenious puppets, dazzling flying sequences, a magnificent musical score, and the world's first 360-degree CGI (computer-generated imagery) theater set.

Theatergoers will be surrounded by over 15,000 square feet of Hi Resolution video immersing all in a stunning CGI Neverland. When Peter and Wendy fly off, the audience flies with them over 400 square miles of London and beyond.

Peter Pan in The threesixty° Theater opposite the Ferry Building will be an iconic destination on San Francisco's historic waterfront and welcome addition to the city's vital, burgeoning area where Market Street meets the Bay.

A magical park-like setting will surround the theatre inviting patrons to enhance their entertainment experience and begin the journey before the performance commences with refreshments available on-site, a behind-the-scenes "Into Neverland" tour and a free "100 Years of Peter Pan" exhibit.

The brainchild of threesixty° entertainment, a London-based theatrical production company led by producers Charlie Burnell and Matthew Churchill, this re-imagining of Peter Pan made its world premiere last summer in London's Kensington Gardens, where J.M. Barrie was inspired to write the story.

The U.S. premiere set for San Francisco comes direct from London where it captivated audiences and was listed as one of the London Observer's "Hot 10 Must Do" events for 2009. The Daily Express called the show "an immensely thrilling ride. A gem to be enjoyed whether you are 8, 18 or 80."

"Following the success we enjoyed in London, we were looking for the right place to premiere Peter Pan in the U.S. and San Francisco is a perfect fit," explain Burnell and Churchill. "San Francisco has demonstrated that it is a great city to launch new and distinctive theatre projects. This production is faithful to Barrie's original story, yet reconceived with cutting edge technology to enthrall a 21st Century audience."

This Peter Pan Adventure Joins the Action On a Re-Energized Embarcadero in San Francisco!

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Neverland behind-the-scenes tour:

A behind-the-scenes look at the making of a unique theatrical production
Beginning Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
Sundays at 11a.m.

Begin your journey in the foyer tent and learn about J.M. Barrie, the story behind Peter Pan, and its 100-year theatrical and cinematic history. Take a tour of the extraordinary THREESIXTY° THEATER.

Watch video interviews with the creative team. Access exclusive information about the cast and the production, including the 360° CGI Technology. Length: 75 minutes
Adults: $15
Children (ages 12 & under): $12

For more information, visit www.peterpantheshow.com

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