Atlanta – threesixty° entertainment presents the spectacular new threesixty° stage production of PETER PAN, J M Barrie’s classic story performed in a state-of-the-art theater tent for a limited engagement in Pemberton Place®, adjacent to the World of Cola-Cola®, in the heart of Downtown Atlanta. Performances start Friday, January 21. Conceived by an award-winning creative team and featuring 23 actors, stunning puppets, epic music, dazzling flying sequences, and the world’s first 360-degree CGI theater set, PETER PAN is an extraordinary experience.
This engagement will be the United States East Coast premiere of the threesixty° PETER PAN. Atlanta will be only the fourth location in the world to host this production, following London, San Francisco and Orange County, California.
One of the most striking elements of this new production is the setting in which it is presented. The threesixty° Theatre, allows for performance “in the round” in a 1,300 seat theater-tent, which will stand between the World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium in Pemberton Place.
The entire interior of the tent is lit with more than 15,000 square feet of Hi-Resolution video — three times the size of Imax screens — so that both cast and audience are immersed in a CGI Neverland. When Peter and Wendy fly to Neverland, the audience flies with them over 400 square miles of virtual London and beyond.
Tickets, priced from $35 to $75 (previews all seats $50), go on sale Monday, October 25 online at peterpantheshow.com, and by phone at 1-888-ppantix (1-888-772-6849). For inquiries about group ticket discounts for 12 or more, call 404-881-2000. Premium ticket packages are also available, and include admission to the performance, drink voucher, souvenir brochure, and PETER PAN audio book. Special behind-the-scenes “Into Neverland” tours will be available weekly throughout the run.
The threesixty° PETER PAN first captivated audiences in London, where it started performances on May 26, 2009 in Kensington Gardens, where J M Barrie was first inspired to write the story. It played a sixteen-week sold-out engagement to 200,000 people – including a Royal Gala for the Prince’s Trust for Children and the Arts, attended by their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall (Prince Charles and Camilla). In addition, an impressive parade of international celebrities enthusiastically attended with their families throughout the summer.
The U.S. premiere was on April 27, 2010 at Ferry Park on the Embarcadero in San Francisco. The engagement continued through September 5 before traveling to the Orange County Performing Arts Center, where it is now performing.
Theater patrons are also encouraged as well to enhance their trip to Neverland with food and beverage available in the Pavilion. (Please note however no outside food or beverage is allowed on site). At some performances, the audience can begin their journey even before the performance commences. PETER PAN is accompanied by a behind the scenes “Into Neverland” tour given weekly.
Robert Butters, threesixty° producer, said, “We are honored that Peter Pan and The threesixty° Theatre have found such a treasured home in Pemberton Place in Atlanta, alongside two of the premiere attractions in the entire Southeast region of the country – World of Coca-Cola and the Georgia Aquarium. This ideal location, adjacent to Centennial Olympic Park, places us in the company of many of the best known landmarks in Atlanta — CNN Center, Philips Arena, and the Georgia Dome.”
threesixty° entertainment, a theatrical production company based in London with Charlie Burnell, Matthew Churchill, and Robert Butters as principals, commissioned a first class creative team to develop this production of PETER PAN. The cast of PETER PAN features members of the original London production joined by American actors, making it a truly international company.