glen holland’s Event Journal

Peter pan 022310
Saturday March 20, 2010 / 2:00pm
Peter Pan
1 ticket
Side Mezzanine

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Being an avid supporter of City Ballet I thought this production was beautifully done, thanks mainly to Flying by Foy that allowed Wendy, Michael & John to "magically" fly to Never Never Land. Tinker Bell (Janica Smith) emoted the role beautifully and Wendy (Ariana Samuelson) and Peter Pan (Gerardo Gil) were equally wonderful (as was the whole cast).Yes I agree that the theatre makes a huge difference in presentation and the fact that City now has the Spreckels as its home base augers well for the future, particularly with the upcoming All- Balanchine on May 8-9.To those who commented about the lack of an orchestra - the ballet score was written specifically for the synthesizer and thus technically impossible to be reproduced by an orchestra. Nonetheless I thought the music very appropriate for the ballet and it flanged beautifully with the scenes depicted. Am really looking forward to their Balanchine presentation.