Wednesday, December 19, 2012
|Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan. Photo by Michael Lamont.|
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan returns to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for two weeks only, January 15 – 27, 2013, and take it from me, this is one wonderful show you don’t want to miss. This current tour of Peter Pan originated at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in June and it is terrific! [Click Here to see the review]
Cathy Rigby made her professional debut as ‘Dorothy’ in The Wizard of Oz twenty-nine years ago. Since then, she has starred in the national tour of Annie Get Your Gun, Meet Me in St. Louis, Paint Your Wagon, They’re Playing Our Song and as the ‘Cat in the Hat” in Seussical both on Broadway and on tour. However, Peter Pan remains Cathy’s favorite. “One of the greatest gifts of my theatrical career has been the opportunity to play ‘Peter Pan’. The thrill of seeing the faces of children as I fly over their heads sprinkling fairy dust and having the chance (eight times a week) to relive the adventure of a perfect “make believe” childhood.” Her greatest joy is the reaction, letters and emails that she receives from countless children and adults alike.
Joining Cathy is Broadway’s Brent Barrett as Mr. Darling/Hook. Brent has entertained millions of fans around the world from Broadway to the West End, concerts halls, recording studios, film and television. Kim Crosby (Cinderella in the original Into the Woods, Guys and Dolls, Jerry’s Girls) returns to play Mrs. Darling.
Peter Pan recounts the adventures of the three Darling children as they fly away from their nursery into the magic and wonder of Never Land. It is in Never Land that they encounter the cunning and evil Captain Hook, villainous pirates, a crafty crocodile and a sprightly fairy, Tinker Bell. The score, a joint effort by Moose Charlap, Carolyn Leigh, Jule Styne and Betty Comden and Adolph Green remains a favorite of children and adults alike and features such classics as “I Gotta Crow,” “Neverland” and “I’m Flying.”
The production is directed by Glenn Casale who directed the 1999 Tony® Award nominated and Emmy winning Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan. The flying sequence choreographer is Paul Rubin, "The Fly Guy", who has choreographed some of the most memorable flying sequences from the Tony® Award winning Broadway production of Wicked to Cathy Rigby's Emmy Award winning DVD of Peter Pan. The creative team includes Patti Columbo (Choreographer), Bruce Barnes (Musical Director), Michael Gilliam (Lighting Design), Julie Ferrin (Sound Design), Sean Boyd (Fight Director) and Julia Flores (Casting Director).
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