The boy who never grew up is more than 100 years old, but new fans are now discovering him in Costa Mesa.
One of the most technologically advanced pieces of theater in history has arrived at the Orange County Performing Arts Center — seats, stage and all.
A new tented production of "Peter Pan" has drawn acclaim worldwide for its 360-degree computer-generated-imagery backdrop, stunning flying sequences and focus on traditional storytelling.
"Peter Pan" is a great unifier, show co-producer Matthew Churchill said: perfect for kids who are more interested in "Avatar" and video games than live theater. The gang's all here: Capt. Hook, the Lost Boys, Tiger Lily and the Darling family are joined by traditional puppets.
"It's almost a bit like the kids are taking the parents to see CGI, and parents are taking kids to see 'Peter Pan,'" Churchill said. "It really has something for people of all ages. We kind of say that you can read the show on various levels. For Mom and Dad, we stick to the original story."