A Magical Musical


Photo courtesy of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Photo courtesy of Blumenthal Performing Arts

Looking for something special to do with the whole family? Don't forget to check out the upcoming events from Blumenthal Performing Arts! Belk Theatre shows multiple family-friendly musicals throughout the year, and my personal favorite is coming up in just a few weeks!

Finding Neverland is a magical musical about the story behind Peter Pan, following its author Mr. James Barrie as he meets the family that inspires his play. Barrie marvels at the imagination of the family's four brothers, and thus creates his world Neverland, where childhood never ends and anything is possible if you believe. 

The musical is based on the film Finding Neverland starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, a phenomenal film if you can't make it to the musical! But what a memorable family outing a live production can be, especially this one!  TIME Magazine calls it a musical that "captures the kid at heart," which you'll find true among the pirates, pixie dust, and pure joy of this production. 

Tickets for the musical start at $25 for student tickets, and the show is running October 3rd-8th, 2017. Seats are filling up fast, so visit Blumenthal Performing Arts' website (link to the Finding Neverland page here). 

Worried the kiddos won't sit still for a full musical? Here's a few ideas to keep them occupied (though I doubt you'll need them with a musical so captivating!). 

  • Make them a list of things to find on stage during the play. List things like pirate swords, pixie dust, teddy bears, etc. 
  • Watch the movie as a family prior to going to see the musical. Bring along a notepad for your kids to note differences in the musical and the movie that they notice. 
  • Create a crossword puzzle using an online puzzle generator with names and keywords from the musical.

Hope you enjoy the show!

Written by Katherine White / September 8, 2017