When Scottish novelist and playwright J.M. Barrie met widow Sylvia Llewelyn Davies and her four sons around the turn of the 20th century, he was in a creative slump. Through a friendship with the energetic children and their mother, Barrie found the inspiration to create his most famous set of characters: Peter Pan and the Darlings. The story was brought to life in the 2004 Academy Award-winning film "Finding Neverland," starring Johnny Depp as Barrie and Kate Winslet as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. The tale was adapted for the musical stage in 2011 and will be performed this Tuesday through Sunday at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre. It's only the third stop in the recently launched regional tour, which opened in Buffalo earlier this month.
"Finding Neverland" is on stage at the Auditorium Theatre, 885 East Main Street, Tuesday, October 25, through Sunday, October 30. 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday; and 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. Patrons can use the code KIDS on Ticketmaster or when calling the box office to donate $5 from every ticket purchased for the Wednesday, October 26, performance to the Golisano Children's Hospital. General admission tickets begin at $37.50, and student tickets are available for $25 (with valid ID) at the door one hour before showtime, pending availability. For a review of "Finding Neverland," check out rochestercitynewspaper.com on Thursday. 222-5000; rbtl.org.