Feel like a kid again at “Finding Neverland”

Christine Dwyer plays Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in Finding Neverland, which is at Boston Opera House through Aug. 20, 2017.

Raider Times photo / Photo courtesy of Carol Rosegg

Christine Dwyer plays Sylvia Llewelyn Davies in “Finding Neverland,” which is at Boston Opera House through Aug. 20, 2017.

Olly Ogbue, Raider Times correspondent

    A small circle of fans discreetly placed on stage create an enchanting whirl of glitter as Peter Pan flies through the air.

    Delight gleams in the eyes of every audience member, who are held spellbound by the magic of the show.

    I myself sit enraptured by the magnificent scene unfolding before me. I can feel tears starting to form.

    But these tears are of  joy, not sadness, for I have been transported to Neverland, a place I haven’t visited since watching “Peter Pan” when I was younger.

   “Finding Neverland,” which is playing at the Boston Opera House from August 8-20, tells the story of J.M. Barrie, the playwright behind Peter Pan, and how he found the inspiration to write the iconic story.

   With the help of incredible actors and astounding technicians, director Diane Paulus is able to truly bring Mr. Barrie’s story to life. Every aspect of the show, from the detailed set pieces to the heartfelt songs with the ability to move people to tears, contribute to bringing the audience into Mr. Barrie’s world.

    “Finding Neverland” allows viewers to indulge in the childlike wonder that is often lost as we get older. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to feel like a kid again, if only for one night.

    (“Finding Neverland” is playing at Boston Opera House Aug. 8-20, 2017. For more information, go to http://boston.broadway.com/.)

–Aug. 13, 2017–