Orange, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2011
Just in time for Christmas gift giving tickets are now available to see Peter Pan at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts on Friday June 22, 2012, at 8PM, followed by an exclusive VIP Reception with Cathy Rigby. Proceeds of these special package tickets will go to benefit Discovery Arts. Cathy Rigby, star of Peter Pan continues to sprinkle fairy dust on children battling cancer as Spokesperson and Board Member for Discovery Arts, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that brings the healing power of the arts to children with cancer and life threatening illness.
A limited number of tickets are available for fans of Peter Pan including a special VIP Reception to meet Cathy Rigby in person. This exclusive package includes orchestra seating to the June 22, 2012 performance of Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California. Tickets for this benefit performance and VIP Reception can only be purchased by calling Discovery Arts at (714) 637-1774 or contacting Discovery Arts’ Program Manager, Nancy Marshall at nmarshall(at)discoveryarts(dot)org. Tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorships for patient families are also available, please call for details.
Peter Pan is filled with timeless magical moments and a captivating hook. The legend you thought you knew, is now the adventure you never dreamed possible… Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan! Cathy Rigby reprises the title character role of Peter Pan, spreading pixie dust in select cities across the nation through 2012. This timeless musical masterpiece complete with evil Captain Hook, a crafty crocodile, and the enchantment of Never Never Land will touch, inspire, dazzle and charm every generation.
Discover the magic all over again of this two time Emmy award winning and two time Tony award nominated production of Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan. The New York Times says “Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized.”
See the complete schedule of Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan at http://cathyrigbyispeterpan.com/.
As Spokesperson and Board Member for Discovery Arts, Ms. Rigby continues to reach out to audiences with her inspiration and smile. Discovery Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings the healing power of the arts to children with cancer, serious blood disorders and life threatening illness while they are in the hospital receiving treatment. "Seeing these children and their families first hand really makes you grateful for your own healthy children. I am excited to be the Spokesperson for Discovery Arts and to be a part of something that gives children who are undergoing cancer treatment a creative fun filled way to express themselves, while in an environment that is far from normal... for these kids, normalcy is their greatest wish. Discovery Arts proves that anything is possible.”, says Cathy Rigby.
In her recurring musical theatrical role as Peter Pan, Rigby has witnessed firsthand the positive impact of imagination and creative play for seriously ill young audience members. She said, “Many children with special needs come to visit after the shows. Some express their desire to fly like Peter despite their illness, some have asked me to ‘fly’ to their home and take them to Neverland, and some just want ‘Peter’ to sprinkle them with a little fairy dust. Each child has incredible creativity, imagination and such courage! Through Discovery Arts, I want to bring the wonderful healing powers of theater arts right to their bedside!”
The National Peter Pan tour launched on August 24, 2011 and is scheduled through 2012, and soon to be at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY December 14th through December 30, 2011.
HOW YOU CAN HELP THE CHILDREN OF DISCOVERY ARTS…
Make a donation by going to this link: http://www.discoveryarts.org/make-a-donation.html
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan Preview on Youtube:
About Cathy Rigby: Cathy Rigby earned a Tony nomination when she starred in the 35th Anniversary production of Peter Pan on Broadway. Subsequently, her multiple talents have been lauded on Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theatre as the Cat-In-The-Hat in Seussical the Musical. Other National and Regional tours include Annie Get Your Gun, Meet Me In St. Louis, South Pacific, Paint Your Wagon, The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Most recently Cathy Starred in AR Gurneys Silvia, to rave reviews at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts.
Some of Rigby’s dramatic television movie credits include the “Perfect Body,” “Hard To Read,” “The Great Wallendas,” “Triathlon,” and the Emmy-nominated “Peter Pan” for A&E. A two-time Olympic gymnast, Cathy Rigby is the first American woman to win a medal in the World Gymnastics Competition and holds 12 international medals, eight of them gold. Cathy worked with ABC as a gymnastic commentator for 18 years. ABC-TV’s venerable “Wide World of Sports” named her one of America’s Most Influential Women in Sports. Cathy and her husband, Tom McCoy are Executive Producers of the McCoy-Rigby Entertainment Series at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. http://www.lamiradatheatre.com/peterpan2012.htm
About Discovery Arts:
Discovery Arts serves over 3,500 children and their families each year. With programs at Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Miller Children's Hospital, Jonathan Jaques Children's Cancer Center at Millers, CHOC at Mission, Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center, St. John’s Children’s Hospital Springfield, Missouri, and coming soon to Dallas, Texas.
All of Discovery Arts programs and services are free of charge to the hospitals, patients and their families. We rely on the generosity of individuals, corporations, fundraisers and foundations to survive and grow.
Contact Discovery Arts: http://www.discoveryarts.org / (714) 637-1774 / info(at)discoveryarts(dot)org
BROADCAST QUALITY PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT: http://www.discoveryarts.org/psas.html