The Pasadena Playhouse Presents
Lythgoe Family Productions'
and Her Winter Knight
Panto at The Playhouse
By Kris Lythgoe
Directed by Bonnie Lythgoe
Musical Direction by Michael Orland
Choreography by Spencer Liff
of Disney's "I Didn't Do It"
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of Broadway's "42nd Street"
of Broadway's "La Cage Aux Folles"
of "American Idol"
of CW's "Hart of Dixie"
GO! A RIP ROARING TIME...A FRESH TAKE ON A FAMILIAR TALE-AND VALUABLE TRAINING IN AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION! - LA Weekly
ENORMOUS FUN WITH A DYNAMITE CAST...SLEEPING BEAUTY IS A REALLY DELECTABLE CHRISTMAS CONFECTION! - BroadwayWorld
"THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TO A PANTO WILL HAVE A GLORIOUS INTRODUCTION TO THE FORM." - Los Angeles Times
An updated version of the classic Grimm fairytale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight is a singing and soaring winter adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), interaction with the audience and contemporary music from Jessie J's "Domino" to John Legend's "All Of Me,” Pharrell Williams "Happy" to Survivor's "Eye of The Tiger" and more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 – 102! If you enjoyed A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS and ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH, you'll love SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight! “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the form.” – Los Angeles Times.
GOLDEN TICKETS are available as an add-on to any child’s ticket for an additional $50.00 each (limit of 10 Golden Tickets available per performance). A Golden Ticket provides the ticketholder (children only) with a special onstage sing-a-long experience during the production, a gift bag with special surprises and a SLEEPING BEAUTY collectible poster!
On Saturday and Sunday mornings (excluding December 14) throughout the engagement of SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight, Playhouse guests may enjoy a special Sleeping Beauty Character Breakfast before the show at redwhite +bluezz Jazz Club, located at 37 El Molino, next door to The Playhouse. The Character Breakfast features a mouth-watering breakfast buffet, and tableside visits from all your favorite fairy tale characters! Prices start at $48. For reservations call 626-356-7529.
Before every performance, all Playhouse guests and their families are invited to enjoy a “Winter Wonderland” event in The Playhouse’s Engemann Family Courtyard free of charge, complete with crafts, activities, games, and face painting for a nominal fee. (Golden Tickets and Character Breakfasts may be added to previously purchased SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight tickets.)
Running Time: 2 hours (includes a 15-minute intermission).
“I believe there’s more pure theatre in a pantomime than you get in Shakespeare, and if it works, it’s unforgettable… If the British are particularly good at putting on a show, I’ve a feeling that it’s because the people who put them on went to see pantomime when they were young.” - Sir Ian McKellen on Panto
SLEEPING BEAUTY and Her Winter Knight will be promoted LIVE at these upcoming Holiday events!