Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse, is bringing BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – A CHRISTMAS ROSE to The Pasadena Civic Auditorium (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) for 14 performances only, December 13 -24, 2017 and tickets are going FAST!
An updated version of the classic tale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – A CHRISTMAS ROSE features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), contemporary music and more.
Lythgoe Family Panto 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 fairy tales and others, 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 a family can share together.
Kelli Berglund (Disney XD’s “Lab Rats”) as Belle, James Snyder (Broadway’s If/Then) as Gus, and Harrison White (Broadway’s The Lion King) as Dame Chanel join previously announced Jonah Platt (Broadway’sWicked) as The Beast;Gedde Watanabe (Broadway’s Pacific Overtures, John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles) as Marcel; John Tartaglia (Broadway’s Shrek The Musical), as Louis Vuitton and Jared Gertner (Broadway’s The Book Of Mormon) as Pierre.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST – A CHRISTMAS ROSE marks Lythgoe Family Panto’s inaugural production at the venerable Pasadena Civic Auditorium and their sixth consecutive Panto presentation in Pasadena, five of which were presented at Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California. As part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to develop theatre for young audiences, a portion of Lythgoe Family Panto’s proceeds from BEAUTY AND THE BEAST will be donated to Pasadena Playhouse’s outreach and education programs.
Audience members can also enjoy a FREE Winter Wonderland pre-show celebration featuring crafts, games, Santa Claus (on select days), photo opportunities, and more one hour prior to curtain time.
Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com/PantoPasadena at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium or by calling 626-449-7360. Golden Tickets, which allow the ticketholder (children ages 4 – 12 only) a special on-stage experience during the production, are available for an additional $60.00 each.
*Golden Ticket: Children ages 4-12 can enjoy a special on-stage experience for $60. (Note: One Golden Ticket requires an admission ticket.)
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