Captain Hook and his crew take on Peter Pan in the upcoming musical at the Community Center Theatre. Courtesy photo


‘Peter Pan’ soars into Community Center Theater

By From page B1 | December 12, 2012

SACRAMENTO — 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.”

A perfect holiday experience for the entire family, this magical show comes to Community Center Theater Dec. 26-30 as part of the Broadway Sacramento season.

“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.

Joining Rigby is Broadway’s Brent Barrett as Mr. Darling/Hook. Barrett 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”, Sarah Brown in “Guys and Dolls” and “Jerry’s Girls”) returns to play Mrs. Darling.

Critics have praised this production of “Peter Pan.” The Los Angeles Times raves, “Director Glenn Casale’s effectively re-imagined production resonates with unaccustomed truth.” The Orange County Register adds, “The remarkable production is as lush and complete and as wonderful as one can imagine! Cathy Rigby’s voice has the range and power to move me and the subtleness to make me tear up.” The Washington Post says, “Peter Pan” sparkles with fairy dust! Rigby has mastered the singing, dancing and aerial shenanigans, but has also gotten to the core of the boy who wouldn’t grow up.” And USA Today says, “Rigby hits new heights in ‘Peter Pan.’ She was nominated for a Tony Award during her last ‘Peter Pan’ tour and if anything her portrayal has intensified since then.”

“Peter Pan” is produced by McCoy Rigby Entertainment, Nederlander Presentations, 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.

Casale is artistic director at California Musical Theatre, where he has directed more than 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 Rigby’s Emmy Award winning DVD of “Peter Pan.” He has flown Rigby in more than 1,500 performances and choreographed flying sequences in 300-plus different productions of “Peter Pan” in more than 10 countries. The creative team includes Patti Columbo (choreographer), Keith Levenson (musical director), Michael Gilliam (lighting design), Julie Ferrin (sound design), Sean Boyd (fight director) and Julia Flores (casting director).

Since 1990, “Peter Pan” starring Rigby has made four stops on Broadway, garnering four Tony Nominations including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Actress in a Musical.

Tickets are on sale now for the Community Center Theater performances, and are available by calling (916) 557-1999 or at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H St., Sacramento. Tickets are also available at Community Center Theater Box Office, 13th & L St., Sacramento, (916) 808-5181, or online at

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