The Garden of Dreams Foundation is a non-profit charity that works with all areas of Madison Square Garden to make dreams come true for kids facing obstacles.
Rigby will star as Peter Pan at the Theater at Madison Square Garden from Dec. 14-30.
In addition to limber actress and former Olympic gymnast Rigby, who recreates her Tony Award-nominated turn as J.M. Barrie's famed boy, the cast features Broadway stars Tom Hewitt (The Rocky Horror Show) as Capt. Hook/Mr. Darling and Kim Crosby (Into the Woods) as Mrs. Darling.
Here is a look at the morning event:
Cathy Rigby, as Peter Pan, Reads to Garden Of Dreams Children at MSG
Director Glenn Casale's cast features Krista Buccellato as Wendy; Cade Canon Ball as John; Julia Massey and Jordyn Davis alternating as Michael; Desiree Davar as Tiger Lily/Liza; James Leo Ryan as Smee; Carly Bracco as Tootles/Jane; Dane Wagner as Slightly; Shanon Mari Mills as Curly; Joven Calloway as Twin No. 1; Marc Nunez as Twin No. 2; Michael Shepperd as Starkey; Steven Strafford as Cecco; Shannon Stoeke as Bill Jukes; Clark Roberts as Pirate/Nana/Croc; John Todd as Pirate/Indian; Jasmine Ejan as Female Indian; Seth Belliston as Pirate/Indian; J David Anderson as Pirate/Indian; Andrew Wilson as Pirate/Indian; Rod Roberts as Male Swing/Dance Captain; Melissa Roberts as Female Swing.
Rigby has played more than 3,000 performances in the show. She won an Emmy Award for the TV version of the show (which used elements of the 1999 revival).
The 2011 creative team includes musical director Keith Levenson; scenic designer John Iacovelli; costume designer Shigeru Yaji; lighting designer Michael Gilliam; sound designer Sound Advice LLC; fight director Sean Boyd; prop coordinator Terry Hanrahan; wig and hair designer Mitchell Hale; and new orchestrator Notion Music Inc. The flying sequences are designed by Paul Rubin.
The 2011 tour dates includes:
Hershey, PA (Hershey Theatre) Aug. 24-28
Vienna, VA (Wolf Trap) Sept. 1-4
Oklahoma City, OK (Civic Center Music Hall) Sept. 13-18
Jackson, MS (Thalia Mara Hall) Sept. 20-22
Lexington, KY (Lexington Opera House) Sept. 23-25
Binghamton, NY (Forum Theatre) Oct. 25-27
Worchester, MA (Hanover Theatre) Oct. 28-30
Greenville, SC (Peace Center) Nov. 1-6
Tampa, FL (Tampa Bay PAC) Nov. 8-13
Utica, NY (Stanley PAC) Nov. 15-17
Elmira, NY (Clemens Center) Nov. 18-20
Hartford, CT (Bushnell Center) Nov. 22-27
New York, NY (Theater at MSG) Dec. 14-30
More 2011 dates, and dates in 2012-13, will be announced. Visit cathyrigbyispeterpan.com.