Sunday, April 5, 2015

Peter Pan Takes Flight at Tysons Corner Center This Summer

Hook and Peter (Photo: Kevin Berne)

From our friends at the threesixty° Theatre...

Take Flight with Groundbreaking, State-of-the-Art Production of J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan

Tickets on Sale, Sunday, April 12th

Beginning June 24, audiences in metro-Washington will experience Neverland in a whole new way, with a spectacular innovative stage production of PETER PAN that combines intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI (computer-generated imagery) projection, actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, and whimsical puppets that bring J.M. Barrie's classic tale to fantastical life. This remarkable production takes place in the one-of-a-kind threesixty° Theatre, a state of the art 100-foot high structure that is part tent, part monumental cinema, and part luxurious world-class theatre. Conceived by an award winning creative team, the beloved family tale will capture the imagination of adults and children alike.

Tickets for PETER PAN in the threesixty° Theatre go on sale Sunday, April 12. Prices start at $25 for weekday performances and at $45 for weekend performances. Premium and VIP ticket packages will be available. Tickets will be available for purchase online at or, at any Ticketmaster retail location, or by calling (800) 745-3000. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by calling (877) 407-8497.

Flight to Neverland (Photo: Kevin Berne)

PETER PAN is presented in the striking setting of the threesixty° Theatre, which will be situated at Tysons Corner Center in Virginia (1971 Chain Bridge Road at International Drive.) The show is performed up in the air, in the round, and all around, creating a truly unique theatrical experience. The entire interior is lit with more than 15,000 square feet of Hi-Resolution projection so that both cast and audience are immersed in a virtual Neverland. When Peter and Wendy fly to Neverland, audience members will feel the effect in the pit of their stomachs as they fly with the beloved characters over 200 square miles of virtual London and beyond.

This remarkable and beautiful production premiered in London's Kensington Gardens, the original home of Peter Pan. Seen by more than 750,000 theatergoers worldwide to date, Peter Pan - The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up was created by Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie. One night, Peter flies into the London nursery of the Darling children, Wendy, John and Michael, teaches them to fly and leads them to the magical Neverland, second to the right and straight on till morning, where they live with Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys and meet the notorious Captain Hook. The tale of PETER PAN has been adapted many times, including a Walt Disney animated film, a Broadway musical, and an Emmy Award-winning TV special. However, it was not until this production, presented by threesixty° entertainment, that PETER PAN was performed in London's Kensington Gardens, where Barrie was first inspired to create the character and where the original statue of Peter Pan has stood since 1912.

PETER PAN is directed by award-winning director Thom Southerland and designed by seven-time Olivier Award winner William Dudley. Thom Southerland and Tanya Ronder are co-adaptors of PETER PAN from the J.M. Barrie story, with original music composed by Benjamin Wallfisch and additional music by Howard Herrick. Choreography and movement creator is Gyspy Snider, co-founder of the internationally acclaimed Les 7 Doigts de la Main.

By arrangement with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and Samuel French Limited, PETER PAN is produced by Norton Herrick, and Charlie Burnell. Norton Herrick, Chairman and CEO of Herrick Entertainment, is a multiple Tony Award-winning producer and film producer of Critics Choice Award winner Lone Survivor. This PETER PAN production, noted Herrick, is that rare opportunity to tell a legendary story with equal parts innovation and grandeur. Audiences can sit back and be transported to a magical place and time, and be able to share it with their family. Charlie Burnell, the London based founder of threesixty° entertainment and originating producer of PETER PAN, said Threesixty's intention with PETER PAN has always been to remain faithful to the original story while employing 21st century techniques to tell it. We are delighted to bring this all new production to North America and entertain a whole new audience of five to 95-year-olds.

About PETER PAN in the threesixty° Theatre:

•  12 projectors, delivering 360-degree projection

•  10 million pixels

•  15,000 square feet of CGI (computer-generated imagery)

•  400 square miles of virtual London were rendered

•  The largest surround CGI venue in the world

•  The world's first fully 360 cinematic projection for live theatrical performance

•  100 computers took four weeks to create the images (it would have taken 8 years for a single computer to render)

PETER PAN Performance Schedule, June 24 through July 12
Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 PM
Saturday at 11:30 AM, 3:30 PM, and 7:30 PM
Sunday at 1:30 PM and 5:30 PM

A limited number of Thursday 10:30 am performances are available, and a special holiday schedule is set for July 4th weekend. Please visit or for show times.

For more information about PETER PAN in the threesixty° Theatre, please visit