Lied Center to Present CATHY RIGBY IS PETER PAN, 2/12-2/13

Lied Center to Present CATHY RIGBY IS PETER PAN, 2/12-2/13

The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents "Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan"at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 and 13.

Tony Award nominee Rigby will take flight in an all new production of "Peter Pan," a unique, family-friendly attraction of spectacle and fantasy. The thrill of flying, timeless magical moments and a captivating Captain Hook will mesmerize young and old alike. Broadway's Tom Hewitt ("The Rocky Horror Show," "Dracula," "Chicago") and Kim Crosby (Cinderella in the original "Into the Woods") play Mr. Darling/Captain Hook and Mrs. Darling, in this new national tour. The flying sequence choreographer is Paul Rubin, "The Fly Guy," who 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."

Tickets may be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office, 301 N. 12th St., by phone at 402-472-4747 or online at Ticket prices start at $49 for adults and $24.50 for youth.

Pre-show talks, scheduled one half hour before the performance, will be led by Brad Buffum, production stage manager for UNL's Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Karen Wills, program coordinator for the UNL University Program Council, and Kirk Monesmith. The talks,
free to ticket holders, will be in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

This Lied performance is sponsored by First National Bank. The Lied Center's 23rd season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the
Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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).

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