History Theatre / PeterPan

8th Aug '17 12:31:48 PM name_already_chosen
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* FridgeLogic: Tiger Lily and her Indian tribe behave just the way a boy like Peter Pan would assume Indians behave (instead of behaving like any real life Native American tribe), which fits with the way Neverland seems to shape reality to conform to Peter Pan's imagination.



* KilledOffForReal: Captain Hook, though whether he was eaten by the crocodile or blown to bits by the bomb Peter threw overboard is anyone's guess. Subverted for most of the pirates, as they are stabbed or shot by Captain Hook during his big musical number but a few are killed offstage by Peter when he hides aboard the Jolly Roger. We also never see what happens to them after the fight, as they are taken captive and forced to join in the reprise of "I've Gotta Crow" but are led offstage promptly afterwards.

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* KilledOffForReal: Captain Hook, though whether he was eaten by the crocodile or blown to bits by the bomb Peter threw overboard is anyone's guess. Subverted Averted for most of the pirates, as because although they are stabbed or shot by Captain Hook during his big musical number but throughout the play and a few are killed offstage by Peter when he hides aboard the Jolly Roger.Roger, a few moments later, the allegedly dead pirates always show up again for the next pirate crowd scene and even retain their names (at one point, we see Captain Hook accidentally shoot one while trying the old 'mirror over the shoulder' trick, and that one lays for just a few moments, then leaps up onscreen to rejoin the chorus in singing Captain Hook's praises!). We also never see what happens to them after the fight, as they are taken captive and forced to join in the reprise of "I've Gotta Crow" but are led offstage promptly afterwards.
21st Jul '17 10:18:30 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* KilledOffForReal: Captain Hook, though whether he was eaten by the crocodile or blown to bits by the bomb Peter threw overboard is anyone's guess. Subverted for most of the pirates, as they are stabbed or shot by Captain Hook during his big musical number but a few are killed offstage by Peter when he hides aboard the Jolly Roger. We also never see what happens to them after the fight, as they are taken captive and forced to join in the reprise of I've Gotta Crow" but are led offstage promptly afterwards.

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* KilledOffForReal: Captain Hook, though whether he was eaten by the crocodile or blown to bits by the bomb Peter threw overboard is anyone's guess. Subverted for most of the pirates, as they are stabbed or shot by Captain Hook during his big musical number but a few are killed offstage by Peter when he hides aboard the Jolly Roger. We also never see what happens to them after the fight, as they are taken captive and forced to join in the reprise of I've "I've Gotta Crow" but are led offstage promptly afterwards.



* OpeningBallet: "1,2,3".
* OrchestralVersion: "Never Never Land". It's something of a {{Leitmotif}}, as it plays for Peter and Wendy during some of the more emotional scenes (Peter telling Wendy to come to Neverland, Wendy and the Lost Boys saying goodbye to Peter, and Wendy calling out the window for Peter to not forget to return to her). It also serves as the music for the unfortunately often-cut ballet between Liza and Neverland's animal inhabitants once she arrives.

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* OpeningBallet: "1,2,3".
"1,2,3."
* OrchestralVersion: "Never Never Land". Land." It's something of a {{Leitmotif}}, as it plays for Peter and Wendy during some of the more emotional scenes (Peter telling Wendy to come to Neverland, Wendy and the Lost Boys saying goodbye to Peter, and Wendy calling out the window for Peter to not forget to return to her). It also serves as the music for the unfortunately often-cut ballet between Liza and Neverland's animal inhabitants once she arrives.
21st Jul '17 10:14:59 PM The_Glorious_SOB
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* CrowdSong: "Ugg-a-Wugg". The 2014 TV adaptation changed it to "True Blood Brothers", replacing the nonsense "Native American" lyrics to actual those in an actual Native American dialect. They worked with a Native American representative to make sure nothing was offensive.

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* CrowdSong: "Ugg-a-Wugg". The 2014 TV adaptation changed it to "True Blood Brothers", Brothers," replacing the nonsense "Native American" lyrics to actual those in an actual Native American dialect. They worked with a Native American representative to make sure nothing was offensive.
24th Jun '17 11:34:00 AM dsneybuf
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* ExploitingTheFourthWall: When Tinkerbell is injured, Peter and company save her life by getting the audience to chant "I do believe in fairies, I do, I do".
* FollowTheLeader: The success of the 1950s televisings motivated the networks to air several other fantasy musicals. Among others, ''Film/{{Cinderella}}'' became the highest-rated TV program of its time, and ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' (which actually made its big-screen debut 16 years before ''Peter Pan'''s first airing) became a yearly tradition across the country.
11th Nov '16 7:04:03 PM JoeG
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* ExploitingTheFourthWall: When Tinkerbell is injured, Peter and company save her life by getting the audience to chant "I do believe in fairies, I do, I do".
26th Aug '16 3:25:55 AM WillBGood
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* CoolandUnusualPunishment: In the third act it's revealed Mr. Darling has been living in Nana's doghouse as a form of self-punishment for chaining her up in the yard and allowing the children to fly away.

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* CoolandUnusualPunishment: CoolAndUnusualPunishment: In the third act it's revealed Mr. Darling has been living in Nana's doghouse as a form of self-punishment for chaining her up in the yard and allowing the children to fly away.
18th Apr '16 9:03:36 AM hullflyer
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* DeathGlare: In the 1960 TV version, a frustrated Hook gives an ''epic'' one to the camera after Wendy foils his poison cake plan without even knowing she did it.
18th Apr '16 8:54:51 AM hullflyer
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* PoisonIsEvil: Captain Hook poisons Peter's medicine from Wendy, turning it a completely different color depending on the production. [[TooDumbToLive Peter doesn't notice the change]] or [[CassandraTruth believe Tinker Bell's claim that it is poisoned]] until she drinks it to save him.
-->The poison being a completely different color may have actually been a staging element so the audience knows the medicine is poisoned. The characters wouldn't see the change or know the difference.

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* PoisonIsEvil: Captain Hook poisons Peter's medicine from Wendy, turning it a completely different color depending on the production. [[TooDumbToLive Peter doesn't notice the change]] or [[CassandraTruth believe Tinker Bell's claim that it is poisoned]] until she drinks it to save him.
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him.[[note]]The poison being a completely different color may have actually been a staging element so the audience knows the medicine is poisoned. The characters wouldn't see the change or know the difference. [[/note]]
19th Feb '16 5:32:32 AM dsneybuf
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NBC finally finished releasing all four of their ''Peter Pan'' televisings on DVD and/or Blu-Ray[[note]]Only the 1955 and 1956 productions received a release on the latter format[[/note]] by September 2015, through various studios, although the 1960 version has gone out of print years ago. A 2000 taping of a live stage production, with Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan, has also seen VHS and DVD releases.

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NBC finally finished releasing all four of their ''Peter Pan'' televisings on DVD and/or Blu-Ray[[note]]Only the 1955 and 1956 productions received a release on the latter format[[/note]] by September 2015, through various studios, although the 1960 version has gone out of print years ago.studios. A 2000 taping of a live stage production, with Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan, has also seen VHS and DVD releases.
27th Oct '15 11:04:19 AM DoppleDelta
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* CutSong:
** Most showings of the taped special and revivals of the musical omit Liza's ballet with the animals of Neverland and the Lost Boys' reprise of "Wendy". The 2014 TV adaptation does so, as well.
** A number of versions leave out "Oh My Mysterious Lady", a song originally tailored especially for Mary Martin's vocal range.
** Subverted with "When I Went Home", in which Peter somberly recalls discovering that after he ran away from home, his parents had another baby, then forgot about him. Mary Martin sang the song in tryout productions, but not when the show finally reached Broadway and TV. Allison Williams ''does'' sing it in the 2014 version, when Peter explains to Wendy why he doesn't want to leave Neverland.
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