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PAGE 10 HERITAGE FLORIDA JEWISH NEWS, FEBRUARY usical' ORLANDO--"After all and rediscover the delight- Cathy Rigby returns to the dramatic television movie those years being stuck on a fultyzany characters created road after playing The Cat in credits include "The Perfect page, did you ever imagine by one of the most beloved the Hat on Broadway. She Body," "Daddy Can't Read," you'd see me onstage?" It's storytellers of all time. receivedaTonyAwardnomi-"The Great Wallandas" and here! Seussical the Seussical was created by nation as Best Actress in a "Triathalon." Musicalplays the Carr Per- Lynn Ahrens and Stephenmusical for her star turn in A two-time Olympic gym- forming Arts Centre Feb. 26 Flaherty, the Tony Award the35thAnniversaryproduc- nast, RigbyisthefirstAmeri- - March 2. Cathy Rigby will winning team that brought tion of Peter Pan in 1991. can woman to win a medal in star in the role of The Catin to the stage the critically ac- Rigby reprised the role of the World Gymnastics com- theHat in this family musi- claimed musicals Ragtime Peter Pan several years later, petition and holds 12 inter- cal by the Tony Award-win- and Once on an Island. in a lavish production that national medals, eight of ning team of Lynn Ahrens Bothaudiencesandcriticsreceived a Best Musical Re- themgold. She is the mother and Stephen Flaherty. Tick- have been eating Seussical vival Tony Award nomina- offourchildrenandarecipi- ets to this limited one-week uplikeGreenEggsandHam! tion. Rigby made her theat- entofthe 1992Motherofthe engagement are on sale now. The Houston Chronicle says, rical debut in 1981 as Dor- Year Award. In 1994, Rigby SeussicaltheMusicalex-"Horton hears a hi.t inothy in The Wizard ofOzand her husband Tom McCoy plores the witty, wild and 'Seussical'" and Deborah Subsequently, her multiple assumedthe responsibilities whimsicalworldofDr.Seuss Martin of the San Antonio talents have been lauded in as Executive Producers ofthe as you've never seen it be- Express-News exclaims, AnnieGetYourGun, TheUn-McCoy-Rigby Series at the fore. Travel back to your "Seussical is a captivating sinkable Molly Brown, Meet La Mirada Theatre for the childhood to the land of the show that shouldn't be Me in St. Louis and They're Performing Arts in Califor- Who 's and theJungle ofNool missed!" Playing Our Song. Rigby's nia, allowing them to pro- OOO ILL papa; ooo NORLDHIDE HOVEHEHT IT IS CORING TO ORLANDO duce first-class theatrical In Orlando is productions and mount na- OleoMed and is tional tours from their own motional support bY backyard. Local 6 and In Seussical the Musical, Magazine. many of the best-loved char- SunTrusl acters from a bevy of Dr. lando will present Seuss books meet for the first the Musical for time. When chaos erupts in mances the Jungle of Nool, it will Saturday take The Cat in the Hat, Thursday, Horton the Elephant, day at 2 p.m. and Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie 7:30 p.m. Tickets LaBird and a gaggle of char- $59.50) are availablet acters tobring harmony back chase at the SunTruSt to their world! way In Orlando Box~ SunTrustBroadwayInOr- TD Waterhouse lando is presented by Florida Office and all Theatrical Association, a Ticket Centers. non-profit civic organization vice charges vary. with a volunteer board of operation var~ trustees established to en- tion. To Char sure the continued presen- call 407-839-3900 "c tation of quality touring 353-3309. Groups Broadway productions and more should the promotion of arts educa- 9999, ext.17. Order tion throughout the state of online at Florida. SunTrust Broadway .com. Scene Around Continued from page 9 She was the princess of Seventh Avenue, yet she was alll Till one day Tara told her about her cousin what she had to do, She would meet this handsome Prince Charming, This much we al~ know is so very true." (Had enough already? Okay, last verse.) "So one day Larry met Melissa and they knew it ~ more than a date, That these two would be joined together, forever iP hearts as soul mates." (From all this excitement, love and singing, We wish Larry and Melissa every happiness! From this lovely couple to the very first couple A young boy asked his father, "Dad, was His father put down his newspaper and thou ment. (The father considered hims~ ing.) He replied, "If we can determine that Eve was Jewish,I we would at once see that Adam was Jewish, for who could bring himself to marry a Jewish girl?" (As he said this he turned his head a bit nervousl sure his wife wasn't listening.) He continued: "Therefore, we can drop the Adam problem ourselves, "Was Eve Jewish?" "To answer that, we have only to ask the anyone but a Jewish girl say, 'Here, have a p (Such reasoning.) Here is another question for the If a married Jewish man is w~lking alone in a expresses an opinion, without anybody around to heal he still wrong? (Attention, Larry do NOT read this!) People in the spotlight There was a huge article and photo of entre PEARLMAN, with his latest boy band aboard his private jet in the February 2 edition of the Orlando Sentinel. Lou, as most of you know, is responsible for forming super- star boy bands, Backstreet Boys and 'NSync. He also was responsible for putting together O Town, made up of cute guys I person- ally fell in love with when I watched them on their televi- sion show Making The Band. The article said Lou and his latest band, Natural, were on their way to Atlanta to per- form and promote his new book, Bands, Brands and Bil- lions: My Top Ten Rules for MakingAny Business Go Plati- num. (This is a MUST READ for my Irving!)