cathy-rigby

For the nights you feel like having a Broadway marathon (Part 2)...

Heathers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wADmIGvpOs
Into The Woods (Original cast members-1987)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP8fw_LhOOg
Matilda
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiEzBgyn8L8
Hamilton Act 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpjWMBC0eDs
Hamilton Act 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExpN570RY60
Finding Neverland (Original Cast) Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NadhmTC6wo
Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rd3o4Il-D14
Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsirj2yp45s
Part 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNmwmCAvdwM
Part 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GakHSp8teI
Falsettos Act 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hanPzYiSqE8
Falsettos Act 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmoipyKY6eU
Amélie
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ3UzFBMr24&t=1033s
Newsies (Original Cast)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=029D0LtYLTE
Aladdin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxL6aaaOEQQ&t=6234s
Peter Pan (Cathy Rigby)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCGmFfHc2XQ
Waitress Act 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC-LNRkMtY8
Waitress Act 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRL1L0N8mBQ
Sister Act
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eidFj2fw98s
Bring It On
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdSd7Me4qU8
Chicago
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVjVFqBkCqU
Catch Me If You Can
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPuCJTiyN7g
Memphis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkWr8Py-RU4
A Chorus Line (2006 Revival)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SP8syH_cjMo
Spamalot Part 1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83o9wBO6XBQ
Part 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhBUUcxDuKU
Part 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC73CPwdjpc
Part 4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC73CPwdjpc
Part 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsUOlzw0cso
Part 6
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsUOlzw0cso
Part 7
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGELQN2fB7I
Part 8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPQp53MCy9Q
Part 9
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-FBXxfJ66Y
Part 10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lm2NksMFD44
Part 11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNMLkIFRG-c
Part 12
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtTYZT8Snxw

Peter Pan and Physical Contact

I noticed something in while watching the Cathy Rigby stage version of Peter Pan, that Peter is never touched by another character, unless he instigates the contact. He’ll take Wendy’s hand, sometimes, but he has to be the one to take her hand, she can’t take his, and anything beyond hand holding is off the table.

In fact, when Wendy tries to hug Peter when they first meet, Peter flat out tells her not to touch him.

Peter: I don’t have a mother.

Wendy: Oh, Peter!

Peter: You mustn’t touch me.

Wendy: Why?

Peter: No one must ever touch me.

Wendy: Why not?

Peter: I don’t know.

Peter doesn’t know why he doesn’t like to be touched, but at least in this version of the play, he’s consistent; this isn’t a throwaway line like it has been in other versions. It’s made more apparent when the Lost Boys decide to grow up, and leave Neverland with the Darlings. When  they say goodbye to Peter they don’t touch, The twins even try, but Peter rejects them, it’s the same for Tootles, Curly, (this version is missing Nibs for some reason), and Slightly who Peter doesn’t even touch when he names him captain and gives him pixie dust.  These are his boys and he won’t even let them shake his hand.

Then Wendy says goodbye, and their farewell here is just more heartbreak on top of heartbreak,  because Peter is heartbroken, has been since they all decided they were leaving, but instead of accepting comfort he again rejects physical contact.

Wendy: Peter, if another little girl should come along…one younger than I—Oh, how I wish I could take you in my—

[Goes to hug him, and he stops her] 

Wendy: Yes, I know. Goodbye.

So, why don’t more versions do this? Why do they ignore this part of this great character? Yes, Peter Pan is fun and playful, mischievous, forgetful, and a bit unkind at time because everything is fun and games for him and people don’t get hurt in games, but I think this add a different depth to the character. He’s a broken boy who ran away from home because he didn’t want to grow up and die. He has a painful past, his mother moved on, had another child, and in a child’s mind that means she forgot him, it means she didn’t want him and that she forgot him. He’s hurt, but he doesn’t understand it and to him physical contact and affection are a foreign thing.

I would love to see this side of Peter Pan examined in fanfiction. Maybe, this Peter doesn’t fit with the animated Disney movies, or the 2003 live action version, but Peter Pan in Once Upon a Time, most definitely. I mean, think about it, stories where Felix, or Wendy, or even Henry, or some wonderful combination of them all, helping Peter through his past, helping him accept touch. I don’t have the skills to pull this off, but I know there are fanfic writers out there that do. 

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Peter Pan’s Lost Boys hang out with McKenna backstage.
This is probably one of my favorite of McKenna’s vids, especially at 2:32. Laugh every time. 

Bootlegs

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•1776 (Professionally Recorded)

•2012 Tony Awards

•25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee (Broadway, don’t know if it’s OBC)

•3 Musketeers (Aaron Tveit)

•A Chorus Line (2006)

•A Christmas Story (OBC)

•Aida (OBC)

•Ain’t Misbehaving (OBC)

•Aladdin (OBC)

•A Little Night Music (Benedette Peters)

•Allegiance (OBC)

•All Shook Up (OBC)

•American Psycho the Musical (OBC)

•An American in Paris (OBC)

•Annie (US Tour & 2013 Revival Cast)

•Annie Get Your Gun (2006 Revival)

•Anything Goes (2011 Revival with Sutton Foster & Joel Grey)

•Assassins (2004 & OOBC)

•Avenue Q (OBC)

•Barnum (filmed live on Broadway)

•Beautiful (OBC)

•Beauty and the Beast (Broadway, not sure what cast)

•Billy Elliot (OLC)

•Bombshell in Concert

•Bonnie & Clyde (OBC & La Jolla with Stark Stands)

•Book of Mormon (OBC with subtitles & Tour with Ben Platt)

•Bright Star (OBC)

•Bring it On (OBC)

•Cabaret (with Emma Stone)

•Camelot (Professionally Recorded)

•Carousel (1994 Broadway & Lincoln Center )

•Carrie the Musical (2012 Off-Broadway revival)

•Catch Me if you Can (OBC)

•Cats (Boston 2007 and 2016 Revival)

•Chaplin (OBC)

•Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (London I don’t know what cast)

•Chess (OBC)

•Chicago (2007 Cast)

•Cinderella (Keke Palmer & Movie with Julie Andrews)

•Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2010 US Tour)

•Company (2011 in Concert)

•Crazy for You (OBC?)

•Cry Baby (OBC?)

•Curious Woof (Broadway?)

•Cursed Child (Audio only, original cast)

•Dear Evan Hansen (OBC)

•Disaster (OBC)

•Dreamgirls (OBC)

Elf (OBC)

•Evita (1997 European Tour, OBC, 2012 Revival)

•Falsettos (2016 revival, OOBC, and OBC)

•Fiddler on the Roof (2014 Revival & 2004 Revival)

•Finding Neverland (OBC)

•First Date the Musical (OBC)

•Follies (2010 with Bernadette Peters)

•Frozen at the Hyperion

•Fun Home (OBC)

•Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder (pretty sure it’s OBC)

•Gentleman Prefer Blondes (Megan Hilty)

•Gigi (Vanessa Hudgens)

•Godspell the Musical (2011 revival)

•Guys and Dolls (with Nathan Lane)

•Grey Gardens (2006)

•Gypsy (2003, 2008, and 1990 Revival casts & TV version with Bette Midler. 1990, video cuts off after first half)

•Hair (2009 revival)

•Hairspray (2007 London cast, 2006 Broadway, and 2005 touring casts with Keala Seattle and Aaron Tviet)

•Hamilton (OBC)

•Heathers (2014 Off-Broadway)

•Hedwig and the Angry Inch (OBC)

•Hello Dolly (2009 UK Tour & 1977 Melbourne)

•Holiday Inn (2016)

•How to Succeed in Business Without Even Trying (1995 & Daniel Radcliffe)

•If-Then (Broadway Previews with Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp)

•In The Heights (OBC)

•Into The Woods (OBC & Central Park with Jessie Mueller & Amy Adams)

•It Shoulda Been You (OBC)

•Jekyll & Hyde (1997)

•Jersey Boys

•Jesus Christ Superstar (2011 revival cast & Farewell Tour)

•Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (2007 London)

•Kinky Boots (OBC & 2014 & 2016 casts of the US Tour)

•Kiss Me Kate (Professionally filmed)

•La Cage aux Folles (2010 Revival)

•Legally Blonde (tryout in San Francisco)

•Les Mis (2014 Cast)

•Little Shop of Horror (2003 Florida tryout)

•Little Woman (OBC)

•Loves Never Dies (Reworked Australian Production)

•Mamma Mia (Broadway not sure what year)

•Mary Poppins (US Tour)

•Matilda (Riply Sobo)

•Memphis (Recording 2010)

•Miss Saigon (National Tour)

•My Fair Lady (2005 UK Tour professionally filmed)

•Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 (OBC)

•Nine (2003 Revival)

•Newises (OBC)

•Next to Normal (OBC)

•Nice Work if You Can Get It (OBC)

•Oklahoma (1999 with Hugh Jackman)

•Oliver (2010 London Cast)

•On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (OBC?)

•Once (Pretty sure it’s OBC)

•On The Town (2014 Revival)

•On The Twentieth Century (OBC with Kristen Chenoweth)

•Pacific Overtures (OBC)

•Pal Joey (OBC)

•Paramour (OBC)

•Peter Pan (Cathy Rigby)

•Peter and the Starcatcher (OBC)

•Phantom of the Opera (Norm Lewis, Sierra Bogess & OBC)

•Pippin (2013 Revival Cast)

•Promises, Promises (2009 revival)

•Rent (2008 Recording & OBC)

•Rocky Horror (2015 Professionally filmed & 1991 Piccadilly Circus & 2016 on Fox)

•School of Rock (OBC)

•She Loves Me (Livestream 2016)

•Showboat (2001 with Kelli O'Hara)

•Shuffle Along (Audra McDonald)

•Side Show (Broadway 2014)

•Sister Act (OBC)

•Something Rotten (OBC)

•South Pacific (1952 with Mary Martin)

•Spring Awaking (Deaf West)

•Starlight Express (Las Vegas 1990)

•Sunday in the Park with George (Bernadette Peters with Spanish subtitles)

•Sunset Boulevard (Betty Buckley & 1950 Movie & 1994 tryout with Glenn Close)

•Sweeney Todd (OBC, 2005 revival, and 2001 & 2014 in concert)

•Sweet Charity (2007 US Tour)

•Tarzan (OBC?)

•The Addams Family (OBC And Chicago mix)

•The Apple Tree (Kristen Chenwoth)

•The Bridges of Madison County (OBC)

•The Color Purple (OBC)

•The Drowsy Chaperone (OBC)

•The Great American Trailer Park the Musical (OOBC)

•The King & I (2015 revival with Kelli O'Hara)

•The Little Mermaid (Hollywood Bowl with Darren Criss, Sara Barilles & Rebel Wilson)

•The Producers (2004, but with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick)

•The Sound of Music (UK Tour 2011 & Broadway 1998 (Laura Bentis Bway debut))

•The Spongebob Musical (Chicago Original Cast)

•The Who’s Tommy (OBC)

•Throughly Modern Millie (OBC)

•Titanic the Musical (2006 OZ Proshot)

•Title of Show (OBC)

•Tuck Everlasting (OBC)

•Urinetown (OBC)

•Violet (OBC)

•Waitress (OBC)

•War Paint ( Chicago, Original Cast with Patti Lupone & Christine Ebersole)

•West Side Story (2009 Revival)

•Wicked (OBC, Stephanie J Block with subtitles, Aaron Tviet and Alex Brightman, Kristen Chenoweth’s last performance, and London 2007)

•Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf (2011 Chicago)


Last updated:05/25/17

if-only-angels-could-prevail-1  asked:

What are the top five (or so) diva performances you've seen? As in, ladies in performance absolutely owning the room? You can include concerts/plays/whatever you want

If I expanded this to concerts we would be here all day but really in terms of women just owning and dominating the room, the performances that come to mind are:

Lesley Manville in Ghosts
Daphne Rubin Vega in Empanada Loca
Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!
Betty Buckley and Tovah Feldshuh in Arsenic and Old Lace

Viola Davis in Fences

Kate Baldwin in Giant
Laurie Metcalf in A Doll’s House Part 2
Chita Rivera in The Visit
Michelle Williams in Blackbird
Cathy Rigby in Peter Pan

And like I’m sure I’m missing a million there. If you want to talk about concerts, I’ve honestly seen so many great women in concert but KD Lang singing Neil Young’s Helpless is the best moment I’ve ever experienced in a concert- my mother and I were holding each other at the end of it.

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so this weekend has been amazing

i saw peter pan TWICE, once from the 7th row orchestra section

i got to see KIM CROSBY perform live which was just the best thing

and when peter flew over the audience, i ACTUALLY cried

then i met michael (who’s actually an adorable little girl!) and tiger lily (who has an insane set of abs) and they were both sweet and adorable

then i met brett barrett who played captain hook, which i was really excited about because i’d seen him in the DVD version of Kiss Me, Kate.  He was so funny and adorable and I couldn’t even handle it. A little boy got scared because of his hook and he did EVERYTHING HE COULD TO MAKE HIM LAUGH AND SMILE. it was beautiful

then i FUCKING MET CATHY RIGBY

AND SHE SPRINKLED FAIRY DUST ON ME

AND SIGNED MY POSTER

AND I TOLD HER THAT ID BEEN WATCHING HER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER

AND SHE SAID THAT IT WAS ADORABLE AND SHE WAS SO HAPPY I COULD FINALLY COME TO NEVERLAND WITH HER.

AND I TOLD HER THAT SINGING “DISTANT MELODY” WITH HER WAS ON MY BUCKET LIST AND SHE SAID THAT IT WAS HER FAVORITE SONG OUT OF ALL THEM IN THE SHOW

then i walked away with my childhood dreams completely realized

thank you peter pan

*and a special thanks to @magicalribbons for inspiring me to make the bows!