peter pan au where the lost boyz and tiger lily’s band are gangs, the pirates are a mafia group, and the darlings are private school students
peter is something of an urban legend in neverland - master skateboarder, stays airborne for seemingly impossible amounts of time, does fantastic acrobatics, and is quick as a hare - if you happened to do a particularly amazing trick somebody might say, ‘dude, you just pulled a peter pan’
tibs isn’t here because i forgot about him since he’s not in the musical, so he’s just mentioned in passing as having grown up and been kicked out of the group by peter
in celebration (however much you can celebrate such a thing) of the end of the cathy rigby is peter pan tour. you guys are all absolutely rad, a million hats off to you. you’ve completely changed my distant fondness of peter pan in its entirety, and my idea of it is even better than before.
(i’ve cried over this entire production many times in the last month, which i never thought i would do for any reason at all, so there’s sort of an idea of what it’s done to me)
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!
What can I say? This show’s a classic. It was the final tour for Cathy Rigby, who, despite the many years of performing, was a wonderfully active Pan. The rest of the cast was great, but Hook especially was so much fun, played by one of my favorite actors, Brent Barrett.