CAST WILL FEATURE
SABRINA CARPENTER OF “GIRL MEETS WORLD”
KEVIN QUINN OF “BUNK’D”
NIKKI SOOHOO OF “THE LOVELY BONES”
COREY FOGELMANIS OF “GIRL MEETS WORLD”
AUGUST MATURO OF “GIRL MEETS WORLD”
DECEMBER 9, 2015 – JANUARY 3, 2016
PASADENA, CA (October 12, 2015) – The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) announce cast members for this year’s Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS. The cast will feature Sabrina Carpenter as “Wendy”
(“Girl Meets World”, Hollywood Records recording artist), Kevin Quinn as “Peter Pan” (“Bunk’d,” Season 12 of “American Idol”, “Adventures in Babysitting”), Nikki SooHoo as “Tiger Lily” (“The Lovely Bones,” “Bring It On: Fight to the Finish” and “Stick It”), Corey Fogelmanis as “John” (“Girl Meets World”), and August Maturo as “Michael” (“Girl Meets World”). Additional casting is to be announced.
PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS opens December 9, 2015 and plays through January 3, 2016 at The Pasadena Playhouse.
Returning from last year’s hugely successful Panto at The Playhouse production of Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight, will be director Bonnie Lythgoe (“So You Think You Can Dance”), choreographer Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee “So You Think You Can Dance”) and musical director Michael Orland (“American Idol”). The book is by Kris Lythgoe, scenic and costume design by Lythgoe Family Productions, and the LFP producers include Becky Baeling Lythgoe and Kris Lythgoe.
Lythgoe Family Productions produces fun, musical theatre the whole family can enjoy. Known for their creativity and involvement in television hits “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” the Lythgoes are dedicated to bringing affordable theatre to families across America. Based on the Grimm fairytales and others, each story has been modernized with topical scripts for parents and well known pop songs for kids. The Lythgoes pride themselves on creating a memorable experience a family can share together. Past Panto at The Playhouse productions include: Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight starring Olivia Holt and Lucy Lawless, A Snow White Christmas starring Ariana Grande and Neil Patrick Harris and Aladdin and His Winter Wish starring Ben Vereen, Bruce Vilanch, and Ashley Argota.
Pasadena Playhouse Artistic Director Sheldon Epps says, "Once again, our partners have put together a sterling, exciting, and gifted cast to bring our very special holiday programming to our stage. Panto at The Playhouse has become, in a very short time, an exciting holiday tradition at our theatre, which is much appreciated and celebrated by our community. I know that these talented performers will bring holiday frivolity to The Playhouse and give great joy to audiences of all ages!"
"The Panto at the Playhouse brand is fast becoming a holiday tradition for families across California. Our genesis in Pasadena is a community that supports Arts and encourages the next generation to become Artists. Thanks to the vision of Sheldon Epps, Panto will be in Pasadena for many years to come,” adds LFP producers Kris Lythgoe and Becky Baeling Lythgoe.
PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL – A PIRATES CHRISTMAS is the latest Holiday Spectacular presented by The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Productions. Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan embark on a wild quest to foil the pirates’ plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook’s Christmas present in this flying, singing, swashbuckling adventure, which features comedy, magic, dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance,” and contemporary music from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 – 102! “Those who have never been to a panto will have a glorious introduction to the forum.” –Los Angeles Times.
One hour before every performance, guests and their families are invited to enjoy “Winter Wonderland” in The Playhouse’s Engemann Family Courtyard, complete with holiday crafts and activities, including Santa photo opportunities (December 9-24, nominal fee for printed photos).
PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL – A PIRATES CHRISTMAS will play from December 9, 2015 – January 3, 2016 at The Pasadena Playhouse. The Pasadena Playhouse is located at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101. The performance schedule is Tuesdays –Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 12:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays at 12:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.; Special matinees -- Tuesday, December 22 at 3:00 p.m.; Wednesday, December 23 at 3:00 p.m.; Thursday, December 24 at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 29 at 3:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 30 at 3:00 p.m. (No performances December 25, 31, and January 1.)
Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529, online 24 hours a day at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates. On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
Tickets for PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL – A PIRATES CHRISTMAS range from $25.00 - $77.00, with Premium Seating available for $125.00. Child single tickets are available for Rear Orchestra and Rear Mezzanine seating ranging from $29.00 - $49.00. Service and theatre restoration fees apply to all purchases. Group Sales (8 or more) are available by calling 626-921-1161. Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529, online 24 hours a day at www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org, or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office, Tuesday – Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. during non-performance dates. On performance dates the Box Office is open Tuesday – Saturday from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday.
GOLDEN TICKETS are available as an add-on to any child’s ticket for an additional $65.00 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, a PETER PAN collectible poster, and one free photo with Santa!