Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the classic, family favorite tale Peter Pan will run during the 2012 holiday season as part of TUTS' "A Lot To Love" season. Audiences are invited to discover the magic of the two-time Emmy Award winning and two-time Tony Award nominated production staring the one and only Cathy Rigby! Families and fans have their chance to 'fly' into Hobby Center for the Performing Arts (800 Bagby) for this magical production running tonight, December 11 - 23.
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!
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 (Frank Butler in Annie Get Your Gun, Maximilian in Candide, Billy Flynn in Chicago) to the West End, concerts halls, recording studios, film and television. Kim Crosby (Cinderella in the original Into the Woods, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Jerry's Girls) returns to play Mrs. Darling.
The Washington Post says, "Peter Pan sparkles with fairy dust! Rigby has mastered the boy who wouldn't grow up." The New York Times says, "Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized."
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).
TUTS will offer several special events in conjunction with the show to make for an unforgettable musical experience:
Culture + Cuisine: Wednesday, Dec. 10 - Sunday, Dec. 23
Make it the perfect night with a delicious dinner before the show. Enjoy special pricing on a set 3-course meal followed by an orchestra level seat at the show. A shuttle is available on request to travel between the partner restaurants and Hobby Center. These dinner packages are available in conjunction with all evening performances.
For more information or to purchase a dinner package, visit TUTS.com/CultureCuisine or call the box office at 713-558-8887.
OUT@TUTS Post-Show Cast Party: Thursday, Dec. 13
A post-show, cabaret-style event at Artista Restaurant for TUTS' GLBT friends. Visit TUTS.com/OUT for more information.
Season Workshop for Students: Friday, Dec. 14 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Join the fun and learn musical numbers from the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre's "Lost Boys," straight out of the Peter Pan cast. This workshop is recommended for ages 7 to 12. Visit TUTS.com/Events to take advantage of this workshop.
Breakfast with Santa: Saturday, Dec. 15 and 22
Celebrate the holidays with the Peter Pan Breakfast with Santa Package! Get the day started by having breakfast with Santa at 9 a.m. at the Downtown Aquarium, followed by an all-day exhibition and ride pass to the entertainment complex. Top off the day with a 2 p.m. performance of Peter Pan. Visit TUTS.com/Events to purchase this package.
Neverland Adventure Party: Sunday, December 16 and 23
Only true adventure seekers are invited to this VIP Adventure Party! Explore Neverland's magical locations, hear a reading from the Peter Pan book, feast on an appetizer and dessert buffet, take pictures with members of the cast and enjoy a VIP ticket to the show. Visit TUTS.com/Events to purchase tickets.
Tickets (starting at only $24) are available on-line at TUTS.com, by phone at (713) 558-TUTS (8887), outside the Houston area at (888) 558-3882, or in person at the Theatre Under The Stars Box Office, located at 800 Bagby at Walker, Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Saturday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. An audio described performance is available Sunday, Dec. 23 at 2 p.m.; open captioning is available Sunday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m. The Hobby Center is wheelchair accessible. Discounts are available for groups of 15 or more. Group tickets may be purchased by calling (713) 558-8888 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org..