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
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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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.