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Remaining Cast Announced for Lythgoe Family Panto’s A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS!

THE GUEST LIST FOR THE BALL IS COMPLETE! 

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KENTON DUTY

MORGAN FAIRCHILD

DAVI SANTOS

JUST ANNOUNCED FOR

LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO’S

A CINDERELLA CHRISTMAS

at THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE

  DECEMBER 8, 2016 JANUARY 8, 2017

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Panto Camp Q&A: “The Perfect Mix of Fun and Education”

Jonathan Meza (left) played Muddles alongside Ariana Grande (right) in A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS. Photo courtesy of Philicia Endelman.

Jonathan Meza (middle) played Muddles alongside Ariana Grande (right) in The Lythgoe Family Productions’ A Snow White Christmas. Photo courtesy of Philicia Endelman.

With the first ever Panto Camp at The Playhouse coming up in just a few months, Playhouse General Manager Joe Witt took some time to answer a few questions.

Q: Since The Pasadena Playhouse announced Panto Camp, what’s been the response?

A: Through the roof! We knew our holiday Pantos were wildly popular, but completely underestimated how excited parents and kids would be for our Panto Camp.  Our phones haven’t stopped ringing, and we’re already considering adding more weeks next year in 2017.

Q: This is the first ever Panto Camp at The Playhouse. What was the cause/inspiration?

A: We’ve always wanted to provide a summer youth experience in Pasadena, but we have such high standards. We were determined that whatever camp we offered would have to reflect that excellence. We couldn’t compromise. When we began discussing a Panto Camp, we immediately realized that we’d found the perfect mix of fun and education that could actually meet those standards.

Q: What can campers and families of the campers expect from this experience?

A: This is something that the kids who participate in will remember for years and years to come. It’s going to be the summer they stopped cheering Pantos, and were actually in a Panto.

Q: Where will it take place?

A: A lot of Playhouse patrons don’t realize that we have a wonderful, recently renovated, smaller venue here at The Playhouse called The Carrie Hamilton Theatre, named in honor of Carol Burnett’s late daughter. This is going to be the home of our Panto Camp, and it fits perfectly with the ideals of the space.

Q: Who will be the instructors?

A: That’s the best question, and the most amazing thing about Panto Camp.  Our Panto Coaches (what other camps call counselors), are all veterans of past Playhouse Pantos. And they’re amazing. These are immensely talented artists, all taking time out from their careers to give back to kids, to give back to our next generation of performers.

Q: Why should families consider signing their children up for Panto Camp?

A: I have two amazing kids, ages 7 and 11, and my wife and I always face the same dilemma every summer: How are we going to get them out of the house, away from the TV, away from media, and engage them with something that actually enriches their lives. And it’s usually expensive! The Playhouse is striving to offer something that’s not only affordable, but rewarding. That’s the goal, and we’re passionate about it.

WATCH: ACTOR KEVIN QUINN TALKS ABOUT PLAYING PETER PAN AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – LosAngeles.CBSLocal.com

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THE HOLIDAY PANTO: ‘PETER PAN’ AT THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – CulturePop.com

(L-R) Chrissie Fit, Sabrina Carpenter, Kevin Quinn, Corey Fogelmanis and August Maturo in "Peter Pan and Tinker Bell - A Pirates Christmas" at The Pasadena Playhouse. Photo: Philicia Endelman.
(L-R) Chrissie Fit, Sabrina Carpenter, Kevin Quinn, Corey Fogelmanis and August Maturo in “Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas” at The Pasadena Playhouse. Photo: Philicia Endelman.

This holiday season, Los Angeles theater fans rejoice in the latest production of Peter Pan at The Pasadena Playhouse! After the success of Sleeping Beauty last holiday season, The Pasadena Playhouse is back again with a production of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell, A Pirates Christmas. Co-produced by The Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Production, A Pirates Christmas, is guaranteed fun for the whole family!

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PANTO AT THE PLAYHOUSE ANNOUNCES ‘PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL’ BREAKFASTS AND PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN LOTTERY – PasadenaNow.com

Published : Tuesday, December 22, 2015 | 5:29 PM

The Pasadena Playhouse adds to the excitement of this year’s Panto at The Playhouse production of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas with special Peter Pan and Tinker Bell breakfasts on select days (which can be enjoyed with or without tickets to the show) and, as a way of giving back to the community with the record-breaking success of this year’s production, a one day only, Pay-What-You-Can Lottery on Tuesday, December 29, 2015…

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WATCH: MODERN DAY RENDITION OF ‘PETER PAN’ NOW SHOWING AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – LosAngeles.CBSLocal.com KCAL9

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ON THE TOWN: AUDIENCE ENJOYS A ‘PETER PAN’ PANTO – PasadenaStarNews.com

There has been no shortage of family entertainment this holiday season, with 28 options in the Southland for viewing Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet, “The Nutcracker.” There are even a few performances of the Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol,” such as South Pasadena’s recent Fremont Theatre offering and the yearly tour de force presented by “A Noise Within,” which includes additional matinees for 1,800 school children.

Pasadena’s most recent yuletide tradition is the introduction of Panto, a century-old British theatrical confection based on a classic fairy tale – with a touch of kitsch – that was launched four years ago at the Pasadena Playhouse by Lythgoe Family Productions…

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REVIEW: IT’S TRUE, SHE NEVER GROWS UP – MARY MARTIN, 7, ATTENDS THE PREMIERE OF ‘PETER PAN’ – SierraMadre.com

December 17th, 2015 by admin

Mary Martin, 7, is accompanied to the premier of Peter Pan by Natalie Jorgensen

In a remarkable coincidence, one of the young women who attended the Premier of Peter Pan in Pasadena last week shares the name of the actress best known for playing the part of Peter Pan starting in the summer 1954. Martins’ portrayal came to be the most durable musical adaptation of Peter Pan along with Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook/Mr. Darling…

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REVIEW: PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL IN ‘A PIRATE’S CHRISTMAS’ AT PASADENA PLAYHOUSE – South.PasadenaNow.com

“Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirate’s Christmas” continues  at the Pasadena Playhouse with a holiday extravaganza in the British tradition of taking a fairy tale and incorporating songs, dances, jokes, exaggerated characters and lots of audience participation…

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