Behind the Scenes With Cathy Rigby as Peter Pan
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Playing the role of the boy who wouldn’t grow up “is” perfect for Tony Award nominee Cathy Rigby.
She’s been on stage as the character for nearly 30 years..over 3000 shows of dancing, singing and flying.
The 60 year old former Olympic gymnast, taking it all in stride.
“The older I get the more I’ve stopped white knuckling. So it’s easier now because I trust.
Our cameras were ready when Rigby gave us a sneak peek backstage to see her rehearse at the Pantages in Hollywood.
She flips, swings and at one point even flies over the audience.
“We fly over at the end. That’s always fun because I see them and I don’t care if they know, they always go like whoa!!! And the fairy dust is flying everywhere,” Rigby says.