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The Boy in Green

It is, appropriately enough, a story that never gets old. Endlessly updated across multiple generations, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan has enjoyed a robust life in literature, in cinema, and on Broadway. The musical version, first produced in 1954, was later translated into an Emmy-winning telecast and has seen more revivals than a heart surgeon’s emergency room. Since 1990, the title role has been performed by Cathy Rigby, an Olympic gymnast turned thespian whose lissome frame and aerial showmanship continue to earn high marks from critics, even at age 59. If it sounds a bit wrong that someone soon to be eligible for Social Security is playing a boy who never grows up, wait until you see this production. Rigby doesn’t look her age, and her athleticism is enviable — she spends a good portion of the show kissing the venue’s rafters, sprinkling fairy dust on the audience, and swashbuckling with midair pirates. Peter Pan opens at 7 tonight and runs through Sunday. Tickets cost $25 to $75. Call 561-832-7469, or visit
Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m., 2012
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