Saturday, April 09, 2005

Peter Pan at the Palace

Ariel and I went to the Palace Theater this afternoon to see the Cathy Rigby performance of Peter Pan.

It was very good. Ariel did a very good job of staying quiet (mostly) and paid attention. Only once during the first act, I think during the first song, did she get me worried.

She started saying that she "didn't want to see it." I was afraid that she was going to insist that we go outside. But after about a minute of trying to get clarification, I reminded her that Tiger Lily's first appearance was about to occur. That helped settle her down and she was fine from then on.

The performance was just as I remembered it from the video we borrowed from the library back in January. And we had great seats as well. If you take a look at the seating chart for the Palace Theater provided on this website, you can get a better idea. We were sitting in row T in the lower box, section 2. So, we were at stage level under the beginnings of the lowest balcony. We had a great view of everything.

After the show was over, we walked up to the orchestra pit area so I could show Ariel were the musicians were hiding during the play. She said thank you to the remaining musicians who were packing up their stuff.

After the 3 hour performance, we braved the souvenir crowd to get a commemorative program ($15) and a flashing PP pin ($10). As we left the theater on a beautiful day and walked around the block to the parking garage, we thought about waiting in the long line that snaked down the side of building and around the back corner. As they announced during at the start of the show, Kathy Rigby was signing purchased merchandise after the play was over. Ariel didn't want to wait (good thing, since it would easily have taken another hour) and headed up to our car. We did look down on Rigby from the parking deck. She was sitting with (her?) dog and talking to the many kids that were coming up to get stuff signed.

It was a great time and all the performers did a great job. I hope that Ariel got something out of it. I certainly enjoyed it.

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