Neverland has been found – at the American Repertory Theater. Currently in production at ART through September 28, is Finding Neverland, a musical based on the 2004 film, which depicts how J.M. Barrie came to write of the adventures of Peter Pan.
Costume designer Suttirat Larlarb, who designed 67,000 costumes for the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony in London, acted on her neo-Edwardian vision for the show, re-envisioning the time period’s styles with a modern twist, according to The Boston Globe. Larlarb designed high collar dresses with copper and dark skirts that swished just above the ground. Larlarb had to be mindful of the wardrobe’s movements to ensure that none of the demanding choreography would be affected.
Designed by Scott Pask, the set reflects the Disney animation of Peter Pan, with its own additions, such as “Time flies” clocks that echo fears that daunt the characters, according to The New York Times.
The original musical is directed by Diane Paulus. The show also features the talents of lighting designer Philip S. Rosenberg, sound designer Jonathan Deans, projection designer Gilles Papain, and choreographer Mia Michaels.
Check out the clip of Finding Neverland below. For the full articles, visit The Boston Globe and The New York Times.