LA MIRADA, CA -- McCoy Rigby Entertainment has signed an exclusive five-year contract with the City of La Mirada to continue to produce the professional theatre series at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The new agreement extends their existing contract through the year 2004.
"The relationshop between the city and McCoy Rigby Entertainment couldn't be better. They have exceeded our expectations in all areas and have proven they are the future of the La Mirada Theatre," said the theatre's executuive director, Jeff Brown.
Last year's season opener of Peter Pan, which stars Cathy Rigby and was produced by McCoy Rigby Entertainment, La Mirada Theatre and the Nederlander Organization, continues its national tour to New York.
Simultaneous with the Broadway opening of Peter Pan, McCoy Rigby Entertainment will launch its fifth season at its home base.
On tap in 1998-99 are The Lion in Winter (starring Mariette Hartley), A Tuna Christmas, Always Patsy Cline and Guys and Dolls. Each production will run for 19 performances during a 2 1/2 week period. Call (562) 944-9801 or (714) 994-6310. The theatre is located at 14900 La Mirada Blvd. Parking is free.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent