Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan delights another generation!
It’s midnight and I just got back from seeing Peter Pan, starring Cathy Rigby, at TPAC in Nashville! I wasn’t asked to write a review, but I was so pleasantly surprised by how entertaining this show was that I wanted to let you all know that if you haven’t bought tickets for this show yet, do it now!
As soon as my son found out that Peter Pan was going to be opening at TPAC on his 7th birthday, his request was made official. So that’s what we did…
After dinner at his favorite (Outback), we made our way to TPAC for this show. One of the things I loved most was that it stayed very close to the classic Disney film we all love so much.
But what I didn’t expect was how absolutely entertaining this show was going to be! From Cathy Rigby’s high flying Peter Pan to the stupendous dance numbers, it embraced the simpleness of this classic while giving us great energy and humor that kept the adults AND kids in the audience on the edge of our seats.
I will warn you, the one thing that is different from the movie that totally freaked EVERYONE out was the mermaid – not only was she not like Ariel at all, she was actually quite disturbing, with freakishly long nails and a shriek that I thought was going to send my kids out to the lobby!
Although, one of my favorite moments of the night came in the lobby. No, not the Peter Pan cut-out I forced my kids to stand behind…
…but as we were leaving, we heard, “Make way for Peter Pan!”. A press person whisked Cathy Rigby right in front of us to go sign autographs for her fans. I said, “Britton, look – there’s Peter Pan!”. He looked at me funny and said, “That’s not Peter Pan; that’s an old lady!” True, my son, but if I can do 1/8 of the things that grandma did when I’m her age, I’ll be a happy camper!
Cathy flipped, sang, kicked, flew and sprinkled Pixie Dust like a champ. Considering she has four kids AND four grandkids, this Tony Award nominee knows the true meaning of entertainer.
Did we have a good night? Here’s all the proof you need:
As tired as this newly-crowned 7 year old was during the show, he stayed awake for the whole two and a half hours and waited until he got in the car to fall asleep.
Peter Pan runs through March 3, 2013 at Nashville’s TPAC.
UPDATE: As we were going through our day today, Britton turned to me and said, “Peter Pan was my favorite show I’ve EVER seen at TPAC”. Nuff said.
I was provided tickets for my family for this show, but no expectation was put on me to write this, I simply wanted to share with you all the fun we had!