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Disney Channel's Olivia Stuck in Lythgoe Family Pantos' A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS

"A Snow White Christmas" will star Yvette Cason (film and Broadway "Dreamgirls," Broadway "Play On," Encores "St. Louis Woman") as the Wicked Queen, Olivia Stuck (Disney XD's "Kirby Buckets," feature film "The Outfield") as Snow White, James Royce Edwards (Old Globe Theatre "October Sky," Lamb's Players "Mixtape," Tuacahn Center "Tarzan," Broadway "Mamma Mia!") as Prince Harry and Neal Dale ("Miss Saigon," "Les MIsérables," Disney Hyperion Theatre "Frozen") as Herman. The production also features an onscreen appearance from Tony Award Winner Neil Patrick Harris as the Magic Mirror.

The production is directed and choreographed by Chris Baldock with book by Kris Lythgoe and musical supervision by Michael Orland ("American Idol"). The lighting designer is Chris Wilcox and casting is by Becky Lythgoe. "A Snow White Christmas" is produced by Kris Lythgoe, Becky Lythgoe, and Bonnie Lythgoe; it is presented at the Lyceum Theatre by San Diego Theatres in association with San Diego Repertory Theatre.

"For the past six years, the Lythgoes have been presenting their American Pantos in Los Angeles - these are so popular that they have very quickly become a holiday tradition there with sold out engagements every season," said San Diego Theatres. "We recently had the opportunity to bring "A Snow White Christmas" to San Diego, based on the very popular holiday British Panto, and we are thrilled to be able to present this production, in association with the San Diego Repertory Theatre."

"A great cast of Broadway, television, and regional performers for our first San Diego production. Panto is multi-generational theatre -- and is fun to audiences of all ages. It gives adults a chance to introduce their kids to the arts in the most entertaining and engaging way," says Lythgoe, the show's author and President of Lythgoe Family Panto. "San Diego is a huge supporter of the Arts and we are proud to expand panto productions with San Diego Theatres and San Diego Repertory Theatre to another wonderful city."

At The Pasadena Playhouse, Lythgoe Family Pantos have made their reputation with productions including "Peter Pan and Tinker Bell - A Pirates Christmas" starring Sabrina Carpenter and John O'Hurley, "Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight" starring Olivia Holt and Lucy Lawless, "Aladdin and His Winter Wish" starring Ben Vereen, JorDan Fisher, and Ashley Argota - "A Snow White Christmas" (the original of this production) starring Ariana Grande and Neil Patrick Harris.

An updated version of the classic tale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, "A Snow White Christmas" features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with "So You Think You Can Dance" alumni), a live miniature pony and contemporary music from Katy Perry's "Firework" to Huey Lewis and the News' "Power of Love" to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 - 102!

Lythgoe Family Panto 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.

The creative team for "A Snow White Christmas" includes scenic and costume design by Lythgoe Family Panto creative department with additional costume design by designer Julia Clancy, Donna Maas and Kleev Guessford, additional scenic design by J.J. Wickham.

"A Snow White Christmas"
Olivia Stuck as Snow White
Yvette Cason as the Wicked Queen
James Royce Edwards as Prince Harry
Neal Dale as Herman
Neil Patrick Harris as the Onscreen 'Magic Mirror'

Book By Kris Lythgoe
Musical Supervisor Michael Orland
Directed and Choreographed by Chris Baldock

Opening Night: Friday, December 2, 2016
Closing Night: Saturday, December 24, 2016


Performance Schedule:

  • Friday, December 2 at 7:00p
  • Saturday, December 3 at 12:00p
  • Saturday, December 3 at 4:00p
  • Saturday, December 3 at 7:00p
  • Sunday, December 4 at 12:00p
  • Sunday, December 4 at 4:00p
  • Wednesday, December 7 at 7:00p
  • Thursday, December 8 at 7:00p
  • Friday, December 9 at 7:00p
  • Saturday, December 10 at 12:00p
  • Saturday, December 10 at 4:00p
  • Saturday, December 10 at 7:00p
  • Sunday, December 11 at 12:00p
  • Sunday, December 11 at 4:00p
  • Wednesday, December 14 at 7:00p
  • Thursday, December 15 at 7:00p
  • Friday, December 16 at 7:00p
  • Saturday, December 17 at 12:00p
  • Saturday, December 17 at 4:00p
  • Saturday, December 17 at 7:00p
  • Sunday, December 18 at 12:00p
  • Sunday, December 18 at 4:00p
  • Wednesday, December 21 at 7:00p
  • Thursday, December 22 at 3:00p
  • Thursday, December 22 at 7:00p
  • Friday, December 23 at 12:00p
  • Friday, December 23 at 3:00p
  • Friday, December 23 at 7:00p
  • Saturday, December 24 at 12:00p

Closing Afternoon:

  • Saturday, December 24 at 3:00p

Ticket Information
Tickets range from $61.00 for Adults & $41.00 for Children 11 & under. Discounts are also available for Seniors 60 & over, Family 4 Packs & Groups of 15 or more and can be purchased in-person at San Diego Theatres Advance Sales Windows located at 1100 3rd Ave (corner of 3rd & B St) across from the Civic Theatre, via phone at (619/760/858) 570-1100 Mon-Fri 10a-6p, or anytime online at http://sandiegotheatres.org/a-snow-white-christmas Prices subject to change.

Special Ticket Options
Golden Ticket Upsell (available to add to Child ticket only, 11 years & younger): Includes a special Gift Bag plus an opportunity to join cast On Stage for a song during the show! Must buy one Child Ticket ($41) plus one Golden Ticket Upsell option ($50) per Child. Golden Ticket Upsell limited to 10 per performance. For additional information, please call 570-1100 (M-F 10a-6p)

VIP Experience ($81.00 each, no discounts): Includes Prime Seat location plus VIP Gift Bag, distributed at event - Limited availability.

Location:
Lyceum Stage
San Diego Repertory Theatre
79 Horton Plaza
San Diego, CA 92101-6144

San Diego Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce that work is in progress on a $3 million renovation of The Lyceum Theatres, including the lobby, concession, restrooms and Lyceum Stage Theatre. The remodel work is occurring in phases. Estimated completion is January 2017.

During construction, San Diego REP patrons will be able to access all normal amenities of The Lyceum Theatre complex. Ample parking will still be available in the 225 Building garage & Horton Plaza parking garage and the Box Office, elevators, restrooms and concession areas will be accessible unless otherwise noted. San Diego REP's House Management staff will keep patrons updated on renovation activities with signage posted in and around the facility as well as send e-mail communications to maintain the venue experience. For additional information, please contact the Box Office at 619-544-1000 or visit sdrep.org.

About San Diego Theatres
San Diego Theatres (SDT) is a 501C-3 non-profit arts organization that successfully operates the Civic and Balboa Theatres in downtown San Diego. With an annual budget of approximately $8.1M, it serves over 415,000 patrons annually through arts and entertainment presentations. SDT's revenues come primarily from ticket sales, rental fees, ticketing and professional services fees, and donations. The mission of San Diego Theatres is to enrich the region through exceptional performing arts and education experiences, to foster collaboration in the arts community, and to be a catalyst for economic development downtown in the arts district. San Diego Theatres envisions San Diego as an entertainment destination providing world-class performing arts in venues with vitality and energy valued throughout the region.

About San Diego Repertory Theatre
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) produces intimate, exotic, provocative theatre. Founded in 1976, San Diego Repertory Theatre is downtown San Diego's resident theatre, promoting a more inclusive community through work that nourishes progressive political and social values and celebrates the multiple voices of our region. The company produces and hosts over 550 events and performances year-round on its three stages at the Lyceum Theatre. Since moving to the Lyceum, The REP has produced 45 main stage productions by Latino playwrights, and more than 40 world premieres. The company has received more than 200 awards for artistic excellence from the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle, Patté Theatre Awards, NAACP, BackStage West, Dramalogue and StageSceneLA. In 2005, the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle presented The REP with the Craig Noel Award "For 30 Years of Artistic Dedication to Downtown and Diversity." San Diego Repertory Theatre feeds the curious soul. To learn more about San Diego Repertory Theatre, to purchase tickets, or make a donation, visit www.sdrep.org. Join us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/sandiegorep) and follow us on Twitter (@SanDiegoREP).

About Lythgoe Family Panto
Lythgoe Family Panto are the exclusive producers of American Panto. It is essentially Musical Theatre which incorporates audience participation and pop songs. American Pantos are based on fairy tales that kids know and love but the humor within them is directed to the adults with topical jokes and local references. It's a little like a Pixar movie on stage! American Panto began in 2010 with "A Cinderella Christmas starring 'The Beaver' Jerry Mathers. Since then many more productions have been mounted including "A Snow White Christmas" starring Arianna Grande and Neil Patrick Harris at The Pasadena Playhouse and a second version in Salt Lake City starring David Osmond and Amy Whitcomb. "Aladdin and his Winter Wish" starring Ben Vereen, Ashley Argota and JorDan Fisher premiered December 2013 and in 2014 "Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight" starring Lucy Lawless, Olivia Holt and Garrett Clayton was mounted at The Pasadena Playhouse. In 2015 a further 3 theatres will be adding the American Panto brand to their season. If it's not produced by Lythgoe Family Panto, it's not American Panto.


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