WICHITA FALLS (KFDX / KJTL) – With every show presented by the Wichita Theater, the more comfortable they are.
“We feel like we’re kind of back to normal,” Wichita Theater Dwayne Jackson said. “This only adds to the hype for the opening of the show, and this show is one that will meet their expectations.”
While Peter Pan: A Musical Adventure isn’t the first show of 2021 for the Wichita Theater, it’s the first they’ve launched this year following the February production of “Matilda” before closing.
But the closure has come, changing just about everything in the theatrical experience.
“When you’ve been in the business for 27 years, you get used to people coming in smiling, having fun,” Jackson said.
And those smiles weren’t there, the hall was empty and extra space between groups had been put in.
But it’s not when they’re ready for the opening night of Peter Pan, Jackson sees a whole new side of the whole experience.
“Then to see them come in, so happy, they haven’t even seen a show yet, and they’re bubbling with joy because they’re out of the house, they come back to a sense of normalcy,” Jackson mentioned.
Everyone from the cast to everyone behind the scenes, like production manager Casey Osborne, excited to feel this once again.
“To see all the hard work of everyone involved in the show, to be able to give that back to the community and say we’re back and ready to get back to normal as soon as possible,” Osborne said.
And they will come up with a hybrid system for exhibitions, a system where you can choose a more traditional option, normal rows, normal concession stand lines, a normal show!
Or you can choose to keep the seats spaced and even continue to order concessions from your seat and have it delivered.
“They’re doing this because it’s what they feel comfortable with, and we’ll keep trying to honor it at least for now until everyone feels ready to step into it. the movement of life, ”Jackson said.
Put on a show, however you see fit, and maybe escape never to land again.
“I’m a backstage guy, but being able to see the crowds come in and see everyone happy to be able to come out and experience live shows again is a lot of fun,” Osborne said.
It all starts tonight at 7 p.m., then the shows will continue to take place on Fridays at 7 a.m. and Saturdays at 2 p.m., then again at 7 p.m.!
For more information about the show click here, for how to buy tickets click here!