Lythgoe Family Panto, in association with Pasadena Playhouse, will stage the new show “Beauty and the Beast – A Christmas Rose” at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium from Dec. 13 to 24.
The show updates the classic tale with magic, comedic twists, dancing, contemporary music and more. 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 theater to families across America.
Kelli Berglund, of Disney XD’s “Lab Rats,” will star as Belle, with James Snyder, of Broadway’s “If/Then,” as Gus, and Harrison White, of Broadway’s “The Lion King,” as Dame Chanel. Jonah Platt, of Broadway’s “Wicked” will feature as The Beast. The production is directed by Sheldon Epps and choreographed by Mandy Moore, of “La La Land,” with book by Kris Lythgoe, and music direction and arrangements by Michael Orland. Bonnie Lythgoe serves as executive director.
Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com/PantoPasadena, or by calling (626)449-7360. Golden Tickets, which allow the ticketholder (children ages 4-12 only) a special on-stage experience during the production, are available for an additional $60.00 each.
As part of the organization’s ongoing commitment to develop theater for young audiences, a portion of Lythgoe Family Panto’s proceeds from “Beauty and the Beast” will be donated to Pasadena Playhouse’s outreach and education programs.
The Pasadena Civic Auditorium is located at 300 E. Green St.
For information, visit americanpanto.com.
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