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TAKE THE LEAD - Premiere Gala at The Pasadena Playhouse
Sunday, May 4, 2014
5:30 p.m.
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Join us for our Premiere Gala celebrating dance and choreography at the Pasadena Playhouse and honoring our great friends and partners, the Lythgoe family.

In his earliest days, family patriarch Nigel Lythgoe began as a dancer, eventually advancing the techniques of filming choreography, and creating and producing iconic dance and music shows like American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. Family matriarch Bonnie Lythgoe also began her career as a dancer and choreographer, and now produces theater in London, Australia and the U.S. She annually directs Panto at The Playhouse each holiday season. Sons Simon and Kris continue the legacy of engaging audiences in the arts – Simon is a world-class television producer, and Kris, along with wife Becky, have made a major impact at The Pasadena Playhouse – producing mainstage Pantos that enrich young audiences and delight families.

The Pasadena Playhouse is renowned for its work creating new plays and musicals, many of which move on to Broadway, London, and beyond. Our choreographers and dancers represent some of the greatest talent in the field, and we are thrilled to celebrate their work on this magical night. Expect an evening of excitement – scrumptious food, the best party in Pasadena, and a sampling of surprise performances, featuring choreography and performers that will get you moving as you TAKE THE LEAD at The Playhouse!

For more information about PREMIERE GALA –TAKE THE LEAD AT THE PLAYHOUSE sponsorship or to buy tickets, please contact Julia Fitzgibbons in the Special Events Office at 626-204-7383 or