The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director), announces the final week of performances for A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS, through December 30 only. This inaugural production of the new Panto at The Playhouse holiday series has been playing to nearly sold-out houses and has become the season's new hot family entertainment ticket.
An updated version of the classic tale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS features family-friendly magic with a comedic twist, dancing (with "So You Think You Can Dance" alumni), a live miniature pony, and contemporary music from Katy Perry's "Firework" to Huey Lewis and the News' "Power of Love" to Michael Jackson's "Thriller," and more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 - 102. Beginning 90 minutes before every performance, audiences are invited to enjoy a "Winter Wonderland" event in The Playhouse's Engemann Family Courtyard, complete with holiday music, crafts, activities, games and photos with Santa.
Lythgoe Family Productions produces fun, musical theatre the whole family can enjoy. Known for their creativity and involvement in television hits "American Idol" and "So You Think You Can Dance," the Lythgoes are dedicated to bringing affordable theatre to families across America. Based on the Grimm fairytales, each story has been modernized with topical scripts for
parents and well known pop songs for kids. The Lythgoes pride themselves on creating a memorable experience the whole family can share.
The cast for A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS features Ariana Grande, Neil Patrick Harris, Charlene Tilton, Curt Hansen, JoNathan Scott Meza, and David Figlioli. In addition to director Bonnie Lythgoe, the creative team for A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS includes choreography by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for "So You Think You Can Dance"), musical direction, additional music, and arrangements by Michael Orland ("American Idol"), book by Kris Lythgoe, scenic and costume design by Lythgoe Family Productions creative department, with additional costume design by Julia Clancy, Donna Maas and Kleev Guessford, additional scenic design by J.J. Wickham (LFP producers include Kris Lythgoe, Bonnie Lythgoe, Becky Baeling and Jason Haigh-Ellery).
A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS will play through December 30 only. The performance schedule is as follows: Monday 12/24 at 11am and 3pm; Wednesday 12/26 at 7pm; Thursday 12/27 at 3pm and 7pm; Friday 12/28 at 3pm and 7pm; Saturday 12/29 at 11am, 3pm, and 7pm; and Sunday 12/30 at 11am and 3pm. Single ticket prices for A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS range from $32.00 - $72.00, with Premium Seating available for $100.00. Child single tickets are available for Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine seating ranging from $22.00 - $47.00. Family ticket packages are available at $99.00 (weekday performances, Rear Orchestra), $159.00 (weekday, Front Orchestra/Front Mezzanine; weekend, Rear Orchestra) and $199.00 (weekend and Christmas Eve, Front Orchestra/Front Mezzanine). Golden Tickets are available as an add-on to any child's ticket for an additional $100.00 each and are limited to 10 Golden Tickets per performance. A Golden Ticket allows the ticket holder (children only) a special on-stage experience during the production. Admission to the "Winter Wonderland" event is complimentary to all ticket holders, and begins 90 minutes before every performance. Service and theatre restoration fees apply to all purchases. Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529 or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org. Group Sales (8 or more) are available by calling 626-921-1161. The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue in Pasadena. For additional information, visit www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.