Photo Flash: Neil Patrick Harris, Ben Vereen and More Celebrate ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH Opening at Pasadena Playhouse
Neil Patrick Harris, Nigel Lythgoe, Ashley Argota, JorDan Fisher, Ben Vereen, Kym Johnson, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Amy Acker, Charlene Tilton, among others, attended the opening night of Lythgoe Family Productions' ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH on Wednesday, December 11th, at The Pasadena Playhouse. The production, directed by Bonnie Lythgoe and choreographed by Emmy nominee Spencer Liff, will play until December 29, 2013. Scroll down for photos from the opening night arrivals!
Starring Ashley Argota as "The Princess" (Nickelodeon's True Jackson VP), JorDan Fisher as "Aladdin" (Disney's Teen Beach Movie), Richard Karn as "The Sultan" ("Home Improvement"), Bruce Vilanch as "Widow Twankey" (Edna in Broadway and Los Angeles Hairspray), and Broadway's Ben Vereen (Broadway's Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar) as "The Genie."
An updated version of the classic Arabian Nights tale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH is a singing, swinging and soaring adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with "So You Think You Can Dance" alumni), a live pony and contemporary music from "Jai Ho" (Slumdog Millionaire) to "Treasure" (Bruno Mars) and many more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 - 102!
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, each story has been modernized with topical scripts for parents and well known pop songs for kids.
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Ashley Argota, from Nickelodeonâ€™s True Jackson VP, stars as 'The Princess' in her first live production
Cast member JorDan Fisher
Cast member Ben Vereen