Arts & Culture
The Ultimate Family Experience Flies Into TPAC for a Limited Engagement, March 1-3
Audiences are invited to discover the magic of the two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony® Award nominated production: Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN! Families and fans have their chance to ‘fly’ into the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Andrew Jackson Hall for this magical production March 1-3.
Tickets are on sale now at www.tpac.org, by calling (615) 782-4040, or visiting the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville.
PETER PAN is a unique, family friendly attraction of spectacle and fantasy. The thrill of flying, timeless magical moments and a captivating hook will mesmerize young and old alike. The legend you thought you know, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible…Cathy Rigby is PETER PAN!
“Dusting off her shadow, Cathy Rigby is returning to Nashville to dazzle us again as Peter Pan, the role she first took on more than 22 years ago,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. “Rigby last played TPAC in 2005, and we’re excited to have this family-favorite production back for a limited engagement this spring. In fact, we’re so happy about seeing her again that if you sprinkled us with pixie dust we might fly out of our seats.”
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.
PETER PAN is produced by McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Nederlander Presentations, and Albert Nocciolino in association with Larry Earl Payton, Michael Filerman, Heni Koenigsberg and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Direction by Glenn Casale who directed the 1999 Tony® Award nominated and Emmy winning PETER PAN starring Cathy Rigby. 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, 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. He has flown Cathy in over 1500 performances and choreographed flying sequences in over 300 different productions of Peter Pan in more than 10 countries. The creative team includes Patti Colombo (Choreographer), Bruce Barnes (Musical Director), Julia Flores (Casting Director), Emmy Award winner for art direction of the A&E broadcast of PETER PAN John Iacovelli (Scenic Designer), Shigeru Yaji (Costume Designer), Michael Gilliam (Lighting Designer), Julie Ferrin (Sound Designer), Mitchell Hale (Wig and Hairstyle Designer) and Sean Boyd (Fight Director).
McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (Tom McCoy & Cathy Rigby - Executive Producers) Tom McCoy and Cathy Rigby are in their 19th season as Executive Producers of the McCoy Rigby Entertainment Series at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Since the 1994/95 Season, McCoy Rigby has produced over 75 plays, musicals, concerts, dramas, and comedies. MRE has also produced several Broadway productions and National Tours including Peter Pan, Seussical the Musical both starring Cathy Rigby, Jesus Christ Superstar starring Carl Anderson, Camelot formerly starring Michael York and through 2008, starring Lou Diamond Phillips, and Happy Days, The Musical.
Since 1990, Peter Pan starring Cathy Rigby 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.” www.mccoyrigby.com.
“PETER PAN sparkles with fairy dust! Rigby has mastered the boy who wouldn’t grow up.” – Washington Post.
TPAC is an accessible facility that provides a variety of services including wheelchair accommodations, accessible parking, and assistive listening devices. Open captioning, American Sign Language, audio description, and large print and Braille programs are offered at the Sunday matinee performance of each Broadway Series and Broadway Special show. For more information about accessible services, contact Keely Hagan at (615) 782-4081.