Monday, February 11, 2013
PETER PAN'S CATHY RIGBY SOARS INTO THE PALACE THEATER
Cathy Rigby is still flying high and she doesn't plan to come back down to earth anytime soon. Since the time she garnered honors as the highest-scoring American gymnast in the 1968 Summer Olympics at the age of sixteen, she has been an American sweetheart. Now at the age of sixty, she is still young enough in heart and spirit to continue to capture the essence of that never-grow-up kid "Peter Pan."
This purportedly shy young lady, just retired from gymnastics due to an injury, at twenty years of age, was offered this role that has now become synonymous with her name: Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan. Grab some fairy dust and head over to the Palace Theater in Waterbury for four performances Friday-Sunday, February 15-17 to see this high flying gal who promises to stay young forever.
Join hands with the Darling children, Wendy, Michael and John, as they are spirited out of their London townhouse by an adventurous lad named Peter and taught how to fly, fly all the way to the magical place called Neverland. There Wendy will quickly become a surrogate mother to a whole troupe of Lost Boys, befriend a tribe of Indians, meet an enchanted fairy named Tinker Bell, and come face to face with a band of fierce pirates headed by the scariest of them all, Captain Hook. There is even a crotchety crocodile.
J. M. Barrie's classic tale will come magically to life as Cathy Rigby, who has been capturing the role since 1990, soars through the air to ever higher and higher heights.
Before the Friday, February 15 production, a dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the Poli Club upstairs. Catered by Emily's Catering Group, the three-course dinner will cost $62.50 per person, including tax, service fees, coffee and tea. A cash bar will be available. Call the box office for reservations.
For tickets ($50-70), call the Palace Theater, 100 East Main Street, Waterbury at 203-346-2000 or online at www.palacetheaterct.org. Performances are Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. “Blizzard Blowout! 50% off Remaining seats*!”
*Some seating restrictions apply. Excludes previous purchases.& applicable fees. Can’t be combined with other discounts.
The enchanted island of Neverland is awaiting you and musical adventures abound.