Last modified: Thursday, February 7, 2013
Cathy Rigby starring in timeless classic 'Peter Pan' at IU Auditorium
WHAT: "Peter Pan"
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 27.
WHERE: IU Auditorium, 1211 E. Seventh St.
TICKETS: $20 to $41 for IU Bloomington students with a valid ID and for children, and $38 to $62 for the general public, on sale now. Tickets may be purchased online at IUauditorium.com, in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, as well as through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. The IU Auditorium Box Office is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Feb. 7, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An all-new production of "Peter Pan" starring Cathy Rigby, whose name has become synonymous with the Broadway show, is coming to IU Auditorium for two performances, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 27.
"Peter Pan" has only played at IU Auditorium twice in its 75-year history, first in 1951 and again in 1983. This year's performance marks the Bloomington debut of the most recent "Peter Pan" revival.
"It's been 30 years since IU Auditorium has been fortunate enough to present this action-filled family musical," IU Auditorium director Doug Booher said. "This is an incredible opportunity to witness a timeless classic in a whole new way, with a beautifully lush production starring the person beloved the world over for bringing Peter to life: Cathy Rigby. It will truly be a magical experience for young and old alike."
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. Rigby also starred in the A&E television network premiere of "Peter Pan," which received four Emmy Award nominations and one Emmy Award.
Rigby's other theatrical credits include "Annie Get Your Gun," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "South Pacific," "Paint Your Wagon," "The Unsinkable Molly Brown," "Silvia," "Steel Magnolias" and "Seussical the Musical." Prior to her successful career in theater, Rigby was an eight-time gold-medal-winning gymnast, an inductee in the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame, an ABC Sports commentator and one of "America's Most Influential Women in Sports" as appointed by the Wide World of Sports.
On opening night, Feb. 26, IU Auditorium will partner with B97 and Hoosier Country 105.1 to present "Kids Night on Broadway." Starting when the front doors open at 6:30 p.m., there will be family-friendly Peter Pan-themed activities in the auditorium's grand foyer, including Peter Pan's Treasure Hunt, a Captain Hook Ring Toss and Tinkerbell's Wand-Making Station. Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite Peter Pan character or come to Neverland like Wendy, Michael and John -- in their pajamas. Activities are free with the price of admission.
For more information on "Peter Pan" and the rest of the 2012-13 season, visit IUauditorium.com. The website features video clips and a selection of songs from this season's performances, in addition to a direct link to the IU Auditorium Facebook and Twitter pages, whose followers receive exclusive benefits throughout the year.
"Peter Pan" at IU Auditorium is sponsored by Lamar and Smithville. IU Auditorium's 2012-13 season is presented by Curry Auto Center, B97, The Herald-Times and IU Residential Programs and Services.