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It's simple why I love Discovery Arts! I became intrigued and fascinated with this special organization all from a sweet, yet magical voice in the dark! Sitting in a blackened theatre in downtown Chicago, just prior to the start of Peter Pan, the voice of the talented Cathy Rigby McCoy instructed and informed excited children of all ages of the standard rules and regulations of the performance.
The child-like voice in the dark included specifics of how to exit the theatre safely and the restrictions of photography, phone etiquette, etc. However, what was captivating was the announcement that Peter Pan would be available after the performance to sign autographs and posters to directly benefit Discovery Arts! If Peter Pan loved and supported Discovery Arts, we knew the organization was special and we had to be a part of it.
And so it began…
One of our favorite quotes by Marcel Proust states ...
While the core business of The Huestudio + Company is to create experiences + events that are memorable, innovative and magically joyful, many clients and friends of The Huestudio + Company encounter and face difficult situations that are devastating, traumatic and life-altering. Some have children that are in varied situations, similar to the ill children that Discovery Arts serves. We listen to their voices and their stories intently, and in appreciation and in honor of our clients and friends, we searched for distinctive USA-made products that would align to and directly support organizations that make a difference in our world while giving back.
Our seven (7) offerings spotlighting Discovery Arts are just the beginning and we look forward to presenting more as we expand our offerings through The Shops at The Huestudio + Company. In alignment with Discovery Art's wish, our greatest wish is to present items and offerings to lift the spirit and make people's journey's a little easier and a lot brighter.
One of our favorite quotes by Marcel Proust states, "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." View the possibilities of supporting Discovery Arts, just like we did at The Huestudio + Company, and see the benefits through the lens of children; children who are inspired, have fun through Arts Adventures, dream their dreams, and heal their souls from an experience by Discovery Arts!
Give today at www.discoveryarts.org and shop today at www.thehuestudio.com/shop. You'll be glad you did! xoxo
Founding Partner, Chief Creative Officer & Principal Designer
The Huestudio + Company
Mount Prospect, Illinois
Our wonderful Spokesperson and Board Member Cathy Rigby opened Peter Pan in Boston in 1989... and she will take her final bow as Peter Pan Sunday April 28, 2013 in Boston at Wang Center. We wish we could be there with her... wonderful show, wonderful cast and crew... Discovery Arts is so grateful to be a part of it... ♥♥♥
See the details about this wonderful cast at Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan
Enterprise News Theater Review
Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan runs through Nov. 18 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.
The Broadway musical Peter Pan comes to San Diego Nov. 13 for a five day run. Alongside Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan, Broadway veteran Brent Barrett plays the role of Capt. Hook. Mission Valley News spoke with Barrett in New York City while the show was on a hiatus. Barrett’s prior roles include Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun (opposite Reba McEntire), and a stint in the Las Vegas production of Phantom of the Opera at The Venetian. Barrett said preparation for the role came easy because he’d seen an original production as a kid and is very familiar with the role. Of course, the public notion of a pirate has changed considerably since then. “Jonny Depp’s role in Pirates of the Caribbean is the only reference of a pirate that a lot of young kids have today, said Barrett. “ Recently I was in La Mirada after a show out of costume and a young kid asked me if I had played the role of Capt. Jack Sparrow!”
For Tickets to Cathy Rigby is Peter Pan
Cathy Rigby, Star of Peter Pan sprinkles fairy dust on children battling cancer as Spokesperson for Discovery Arts, a nonprofit organization that brings the healing power of the arts to children with cancer and life threatening illness.
Orange, CA – September 26, 2011 – Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby takes flight in an all new production of Peter Pan! Discover the magic all over again of this two time Emmy award winning and two time Tony award nominated production. The New York Times says “Rigby still carries off the flights, fights and acrobatics that make Peter Pan audiences mesmerized.”
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! Emmy Award Winning and Tony Nominated actress 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.
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.”, said 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 in Hershey, PA and is scheduled through 2012, wrapping up this year with dates at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York, December 14th to December 30, 2011. A complete listing of tour dates can be found online at: http://cathyrigbyispeterpan.com/
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
Purchase Cathy Rigby Is Peter Pan Theater Tickets at Givenik.com
Purchase your theater tickets at Givenik.com, select Discovery Arts as ‘My Charity’ and a portion of your purchase will go directly to the non-profit organization.
ABOUT DISCOVERY ARTS
Discovery Arts was created in 1993 by a dedicated group of entertainment industry professionals who began volunteering their time and talents to bring music, dance, art and drama to children with cancer, serious blood disorders and life threatening illness while they are in the hospital receiving treatment.
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. In recognition of the powerful impact of the arts on these children, Discovery Arts was formally incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit agency in 1998 with a mission to expand the delivery of “Arts Adventures” to many more children in many more hospitals.
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: (714) 637-1774 / email@example.com
BROADCAST QUALITY PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS CAN BE DOWNLOADED AT: http://www.discoveryarts.org/public-service-announcements.html
Bringing the healing power of the arts to children who are in the hospital undergoing treatment for cancer or life-threatening illness.