PETER PAN (PANTAGES): 96% – SWEET

Cathy Rigby in “Peter Pan” at the Pantages Theatre. Credit: Isaac James, Pantages Theatre.

BITTERSWEET
Without negating the freshness of Rigby’s performance, “Peter Pan” in 2013 is ripe for a genuine reinterpretation rather than just the amiable rehash at the Pantages.
Lewis Segal – LA Times

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Barrie has been unjustly overshadowed as a writer by this domineering success: while his plays often evince the sentimentality of arrested development, they remain muscularly conceived and subtly realized. Some have been revived locally of late with success; there remain many more.
Myron Meisel – The Hollywood Reporter

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“Peter Pan” was everything I expected, with enough fairies, pirates, fun and magic to have anyone channeling their inner child.
Michelle Sandoval – EdgeLosAngeles

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There’s only so much freshness that can be lent to this production until a new Peter Pan fills his/her light foot shoes. Until then, we have Cathy Rigby and frankly, she’s the main, magical ingredient that is our generation’s eternal boy. One would assume this is probably her last flyby. With only two weeks, this is a show worthy of spreading the joy like glitter, especially for younger audiences between the ages of 6-12. For older audiences, Rigby amazes, reminding us that there’s always some part of us that is never too old to fly.
M.R. Hunter – EyeSpyLA

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Neverland, the most wonderful place to visit is one of the most wonderful things to see onstage.
Kimberly Rily – LifeInLA

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I admit to being prepared to roll my eyes when I went in, but Rigby defies time with her boundless energy and acrobatic grace, and wins our hearts with her endearing charm. Isn’t that what Peter Pan is all about?
Christopher Cappiello – Frontiers

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Ms. Rigby is the reason people come to see Peter Pan and she doesn’t disappoint.
Macho Show Queen – Los Angeles Magazine

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Do not miss this show!
Pauline Adamek – ArtsBeatLA

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This is a great show to see and fun for the whole family.
Lorenzo Marchessi – NoHoArtsDistrict

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I found myself tearing up during the show in recognition of the enduring enchantment of the story.
Robert Machray – Stagehappenings

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Cathy Rigby’s Peter Pan never gets old.
Jon Magaril – CurtainUp

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Cathy Rigby may be a grandmother, but you’d never know it from watching her. Her Peter Pan is brash, butch and vigorously athletic — and, like everything else in this production, kinetic and exuberant.
Neal Weaver – LA Weekly

PETER PAN
Pantages Theatre
6233 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays; 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Saturdays; 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sundays
Ends Jan. 27, 2013
Tickets: $25-$175; (800) 982-2787
Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes

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