It's time for my review of Finding Neverland.
All I can say is WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! WOW! This was one of the best musicals ever. It had fantastic costumes that were really fun, I especially loved the dog costume. The songs were great and I can't wait to buy the soundtrack. A few of my favourite songs were 'Live by the Hook', 'The World Is Upside Down' and 'When Your Feet Don't Touch the Ground'. The cast were really good and included Matthew Morrison as J. M. Barrie, Laura Michelle Kelly as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, Kelsey Grammar as Charles Frohman and James Hook, Teal Wicks as Mary Barrie, Carolee Carmello as Mrs. du Maurier and all the children. The cast had great energy and impeccable timing. It was a mixture between a musical, a comedy and a drama. I laughed a lot and cried a lot, it is the perfect musical. This would definitely be in my top 5 musicals, I thought it was incredible. It is based on the Miramax motion picture by David Magee and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, Finding Neverland follows the relationship between playwright J. M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up - one of the most beloved stories of all time. This musical surpassed all my expectations. I would recommend people to take a box of tissues for act two as I can guarantee you will be crying. It was such a heartwarming story and this a show that I would recommend to anyone, young or old.
The featured star of Finding Neverland is, drum roll please… MATTHEW MORRISON!
Matthew was incredible at this role. People had criticised him being cast in this role saying it was only 'star-casting' but I strongly disagree. I couldn't think of anyone else who could play this role as well as he did. He is an amazing actor, singer, dancer and does a great Scottish accent. I don't know what else an audience could want!
Now for my final verdict on Finding Neverland. I give Finding Neverland…
I can't wait for the soundtrack to come out and I really hope Finding Neverland has a London transfer.
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Join me next time when I will be reviewing The Phantom of the Opera
Thanks for reading!
*Please note this show has had minor cast changes since this review.