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!
PREMIERE GALA "Destination," 2013
Open House at the Playhouse - "Fostering The Memories" 2013
Five Acres and Crosby Nash at The Pasadena Playhouse 2013
Snow White Gala 2012
Donor Dinner 2012
A National Endowment for the Arts study showed that if a child does not experience the performing arts by the time he graduates high school, there is a 90% chance he never will. Your contribution to the Playhouse will help empower youth through the arts through our mainstage work for youth, and our education and outreach programming.
For more information on any of the above events, please contact Julia Fitzgibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org or (626) 204-7383.