April 7, 2016
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PANTO CAMP COMES TO THE PASADENA PLAYHOUSE
It’s the Summer Camp Experience that’s like NO OTHER!
Session 1: July 18-23, 2016
Session 2: July 25-30, 2016
PASADENA, CA (April 7, 2016) – The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions announce Panto At The Playhouse’s Panto Camp, the summer camp experience that’s like no other, is coming to The Pasadena Playhouse this July in two separate sessions, from July 18-23, and July 25-30, 2016.
A Panto is interactive fun for all ages. Based on the Grimm fairytales and others, each Panto story is modernized with topical scripts and well-known pop songs for kids. Panto Camp offers campers aged 8 to 13 the chance to learn the songs, rehearse the moves, polish the jokes, get into costume, and perform in a Panto of their very own. Panto Camp week is capped off by an exclusive Saturday matinee starring Panto Camp participants for family and friends, followed by a Premiere Party!
Panto at The Playhouse, now in its fifth year, has become a “must do” holiday tradition for Southern California residents and the camp counselors for Panto Camp are actors from past Panto at The Playhouse productions.
Joe Witt, General Manager of The Pasadena Playhouse says, “It’s going to be a blast. The kids will be learning acting from the same performers, songs from the same accompanist, and dance moves from the same choreographer they cheer and applaud when they come see our Panto at The Playhouse productions every December. I have kids of my own, and know first-hand how important it is to find them fun, challenging and engaging activities during the summer.
Panto Camp is an amazing way for kids to build confidence, make friends, and learn communication skills they’ll use the rest of their lives. ”
LFP producers Kris Lythgoe and Becky Baeling Lythgoe say, “Panto is growing fast in America and schooling the next generation in the art of song, dance and improvisation will continue its growth.”
Panto Camp will also include improv classes, singing classes, dancing classes, rehearsals, a private backstage tour of The Pasadena Playhouse, a headshot photo shoot, and even a walk down the Red Carpet for all of the Panto Campers before the Panto Camp Saturday show.
Panto Camp will be offered in two sessions. Session 1 will run from July 18-22, with a performance on the 23rd. Session 2 will run from July 25-29, with a performance on the 30th. Panto Camp is held Monday through Friday from 9:00am-3:00pm, with a performance on Saturday at 1:00pm. Panto camp is open to children aged 8-13, and space is extremely limited. Only 30 Campers per session!
Panto Camp has a special Early Bird rate of $390 (through May 2) and a $425 standard rate (after May 2). Special rates for Playhouse Subscribers and anyone who has purchased a ticket to a past Panto at the Playhouse production are also available.
To register for Panto Camp call: (626) 737-2867, email: PantoCamp@pasadenaplayhouse.org, or visit: www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org/pantocamp