Peter Pan set for Pantages Theatre
The two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony Award nominated production Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN returns to the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for two weeks only; playing January 15 - 27, 2013. This engagement marks the first return of the production to Pantages Theatre in over 8 years.
Cathy Rigby made her professional debut as 'Dorothy' in The Wizard of Oz twenty-nine years ago. Since that debut, 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 the Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby 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 (Sarah Brown), Jerry's Girls) returns to play Mrs. Darling.
Since 1990, Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN has made 4 stops on Broadway, garnering four Tony Nominations including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical. Other credits include the A&E Television Network Premiere of "PETER PAN," which received 4 Emmy Award Nominations and one Emmy Award; "The Historic All Star Concert for Pope John Paul II" at the Los Angeles Coliseum, and the award-winning documentary on balancing wellness, titled "Faces of Recovery."
Based on several chapters that appeared in James M. Barrie's 1902 novel, "The Little White Bird," the play PETER PAN was first performed in London in 1904. The present musical comedy version of Barrie's classic first appeared in 1954 starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard in the leading roles.
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. PETER PAN features such classics as "I Gotta Crow," "Neverland" and "I'm Flying."
Production is directed by Glenn Casale who directed the 1999 Tony Award nominated and Emmy winning Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN. Mr. Casale has been a resident at the California Musical Theatre for almost 23 seasons where he has directed over 550 shows. The flying sequence choreographer is Paul Rubin, "The Fly Guy", 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).
Tickets for Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN may be purchased online at www.BroadwayLA.org or www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-982-2787. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Pantages Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Pantages Theatre is located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vine Street. The box office opens daily at 10am except for holidays.
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