Finding Neverland

When: Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun., Dec. 11, 1 & 6:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 18, 1 p.m. Continues through Dec. 17 2016

J.M. Barrie is a playwright who lacks inspiration and originality. When he encounters four young boys playing made-up games, he gets caught up in the fun and joins in. The fact that their recently widowed mother, Sylvia, is beautiful is another enticement to spend time with the family. Barrie soon realizes that his work needs more imagination and a child-like sense of wonder, and he embarks on a new play about a boy who stays a boy forever and has endless adventures in a land of make-believe. James Graham's musical Finding Neverland is based on the 2004 Johnny Depp film of the same name. It stops at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; for a pre-Christmas run. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday (December 6 to 18). There's a 1 p.m. matinee on Thursday, December 15. Tickets are $5.75 to $98.

Paul Friswold

Price: $25-$88

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