There was a moment last night while watching NBC’s highly-marketed musical event, Peter Pan Live!, where I just thought to myself, “I’m no longer the intended audience for this program.” No offense to Allison Williams or Christopher Walken, it just appears I’ve aged out of enjoying this show. Let’s face it: The songs are asinine, the cross-dressing never addressed, and there’s some strangely subversive messaging about the roles parents play during a child’s first brush with puberty. It all seems rather quaint in hindsight.
I’m not saying that Peter Pan isn’t a delightful musical for children. I’m just saying that as an adult, I had a few questions.