Photo Flash: Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mackenzie Ziegler and More Star In THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, presents their newest production, the world premiere of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 15 through December 30.
THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ stars THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ stars singer, actress and dancer Mackenzie Ziegler (Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, Dance Moms) as Dorothy, Tony Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother Winner and Broadway's Hairspray) as Glinda, and features Kermit the Frog® as the Wizard of Oz, Jared Gertner (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) as The Scarecrow, Phil LaMarr ("Mad TV" and "Pulp Fiction") as The Tin Man, Juan Pablo Di Pace ("Fernando" on Netflix's number one show Fuller House, leading contestant this season on ABC's Dancing With The Stars) as The Cowardly Lion, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer (Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band, "Cha Cha" on FOX's Grease: Live!, National Tour of In the Heights) as The Wicked Witch of the West, Hailee Payne and Valerie Rockey of So You Think You Can Dance, and Rescue Dog Pickle C. Irwin as Toto.
The production is directed by Bonnie Lythgoe and choreographed by Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (NappyTabs), with book by Kris Lythgoe and musical direction and arrangements by Michael Orland (American Idol). Casting is by executive producer Becky Lythgoe.
The official press opening was held on December 14, 2018 at GIVE KIDS PANTO, a benefit to raise monies for the student matinee performance serving Title One schools in the PUSD and LAUSD. There was also a special student matinee on December 14, 2018, servicing over 2,000 Title One school children who were introduced to the magic of live theatre for the very first time.
THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ is a Holiday version of America's favorite modern fairy tale, in the style of a traditional British Family Panto. On Christmas Eve, Dorothy gets swept away by a 'freak' Kansas blizzard and lands in a world of munchkins and witches. With songs from Imagine Dragons to Earth, Wind and Fire, THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ is the perfect family experience at the Holiday time. No rainbows will be hurt in this production.
Tickets start at $40 and Family Four Packs for just $99 can be purchased at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, online at www.thepasadenacivic.com or by calling 626-449-7362. Golden Tickets, which allow the ticket holder (children ages 4 - 12 only) a special on-stage experience during the production, are available for an additional $75.00 each. This is the seventh holiday season of Lythgoe Family Panto in Pasadena, and the second at the Pasadena Civic.
Photo Credit: Philicia Endelman
Mackenzie Ziegler, Pickle C. Irwin