The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Productions announced today casting and the creative team for A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS, featuring Ariana Grande (Nickelodeon’s “Victorious”) as “Snow White” an on-screen appearance by Neil Patrick Harris as “The Magic Mirror” and Charlene Tilton as “The Wicked Queen.”
This inaugural “Panto at The Playhouse” production of A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS will be directed by Bonnie Lythgoe with choreography by Spencer Liff and musical direction by Michael Orland. Performances will begin December 13 through December 23, with a gala press opening night on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. at The Pasadena Playhouse.
“We are truly honored to be working with the prestigious Pasadena Playhouse in continuing the introduction of American Panto to families,” said writer/producer Kris Lythgoe. “It has always been a goal of the Lythgoe family to work with a theatre that shares in our ambition of encouraging young audiences to attend theatre and to bring families together at the holiday season. We believe The Playhouse is the perfect LA home for Panto and we look forward to “Panto at The Playhouse” for many seasons to come!”
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, 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! Before every performance, guests and their families are invited to enjoy a “Winter Wonderland” event sponsored by Parenting Magazine in The Playhouse’s Engemann Family Courtyard, complete with holiday carolers, crafts, activities, games and photo opportunities.
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To learn more about the dates & pricing, visit PasadenaPlayhouse.org