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Laguna Playhouse Announces Its Historic 100th Anniversary Season Photo Laguna Playhouse Announces Its Historic 100th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce its historic centennial season, celebrating 100 years of creating exceptional theatre in one of Southern California's most beautiful & vibrant communities!

BWW Review: A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS SPRINKLES US WITH HOLIDAY CHEER IN A LYTHGOE FAMIL Photo BWW Review: A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS SPRINKLES US WITH HOLIDAY CHEER IN A LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO at Pasadena Civic Auditorium
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 21, 2019

If you are a Scrooge, a Disgruntled Elf, a Melting Snowman or a Reindeer with Bone Spurs, or you just don't enjoy the holiday hubbub, you will be surprised at how much fun you'll have as Neil Patrick Harris, communicating through the Queen's Magic Mirror, guides and cautions us through this beloved fable, and Snow White, played by the beautiful Olivia Sanabia, befitting of every accolade, and including The Wicked Queen, Muddles The Court Jester, Prince Harry, Herman The Huntsman and the Seven Dwarves highly entertain us with merriment, singing and dancing, lots of corny jokes and full-on audience participation.

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

Photo Flash: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS At Laguna Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS At Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) presents Lythgoe Family Panto's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS,

Michael Campion Joins Lythgoe Family Panto SNOW WHITE Photo Michael Campion Joins Lythgoe Family Panto SNOW WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019

Casting News! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announce Michael Campion (Netflix's Fuller House) in the role of Prince Harry for their ten- year anniversary production of A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101), featuring new songs and script, which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 13 through December 22.

Lincoln Clauss, Dakota Lotus, Bryce Charles and More Join  PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: Photo Lincoln Clauss, Dakota Lotus, Bryce Charles and More Join PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) announce that LINCOLN CLAUSS (Broadway's Bat Out of Hell) will star as a?oePeter Pan,a?? DAKOTA LOTUS (Disney's a?oeCoop & Cami Ask The Worlda??) will star as a?oeJohn Darling, a?? BRYCE CHARLES (Pasadena Playhouse Ragtime, The Book of Mormon) will star as a?oeWendy Darling,a?? BEN GIROUX (a?oeBack to the 90s,a?? Nickelodeon's a?oeHenry Dangera??) will star as a?oeSmeea?? and CLARICE ORDAZ (a?oeSo You Think You Can Dancea??) will star as a?oeTiger Lilya?? in Lythgoe Family Panto's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS, written by Kris Lythgoe, with choreography by Kitty McNamee, musical direction by Doug Peck and directed by BT McNicholl. They will join the previously announced TV and Broadway actor John O'Hurley (a?oeSeinfeld,a?? a?oeDancing with the Stars,a?? Broadway's Chicago) starring as a?oeCaptain Hooka?? and Ashley Argota (Laguna Playhouse Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose) starring as a?oeTinker Bell.a?? PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS will begin performances on Wednesday, December 4 and run through Sunday, December 29, 2019 with a press opening on Thursday, December 5 at 7:00 pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. Casting is led by LFP Producer Becky Lythgoe.

Olivia Sanabia & Michelle Williams Join SNOW WHITE Panto Photo Olivia Sanabia & Michelle Williams Join SNOW WHITE Panto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019

Casting News! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announce the latest casting for their ten- year anniversary production of A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101), featuring new songs and script, which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 13 through December 22

Lythgoe Family Panto Announces 2019 Holiday Touring Season Photo Lythgoe Family Panto Announces 2019 Holiday Touring Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

From the family behind TV's American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance, Lythgoe Family Panto produces live, interactive musical theater for the whole family. Panto is a uniquely British holiday theatrical tradition dating back to the 1700s, taking classic fairy tales and blending them with pop culture and music, with comedic scripts, improvised moments and local references. Panto creates a raucus, interactive environment where everyone participates in the fun.

Neil Patrick Harris to Star in Lythgoe Panto in Pasadena Photo Neil Patrick Harris to Star in Lythgoe Panto in Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announces Jared Gertner (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) as Muddles, Garrett Clayton (Teen Beach Movie, Teen Beach 2, Hairspray Live!) as The Huntsman, and Tony Award Winner Neil Patrick Harris as The On Screen Magic Mirror in their ten- year anniversary production featuring new songs and script of A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS playing a strictly limited engagement from December 13 through December 22.

Bruce Vilanch And Kira Kosarin To Star In ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH At Nashville's  Photo Bruce Vilanch And Kira Kosarin To Star In ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH At Nashville's TPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

After the success of last year's holiday spectacular Peter Pan and Tinkerbell a?" A Pirate's Christmas, the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto will reunite this holiday season to present Aladdin and His Winter Wish Dec.12-22 in TPAC's Polk Theater.

John O'Hurley & Ashley Argota To Star In PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMA Photo John O'Hurley & Ashley Argota To Star In PETER PAN & TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019

Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto announce that acclaimed TV and Broadway actor John O'Hurley ("Seinfeld," "Dancing with the Stars," Broadway's Chicago) is set to star as "Captain Hook" and Ashley Argota (Laguna Playhouse Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose) will star as "Tinker Bell" in Lythgoe Family Panto's upcoming PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATES' CHRISTMAS.

Laguna Playhouse Announces Its 2019/2020 Season Of Shows Photo Laguna Playhouse Announces Its 2019/2020 Season Of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce its 99th season of shows!  

BWW Review: THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ, Presented By The Lythgoe Family Panto, Scores Photo BWW Review: THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ, Presented By The Lythgoe Family Panto, Scores Another 100% Entertainment Mark For The Holidays At Pasadena Civic Auditorium
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 28, 2018

This Past Sunday, December 23rd, 2018 was the perfect Christmas entertainment for so many families, including me, that was filled with fun before, during and after this fabulous show. If you haven't gone to see it, you still have this next weekend to experience a fun-filled pre-show, star-studded filled-with-fun and laughs performances including a special appearance by the one-and-only Kermit The Frog! It is guaranteed to entertain and satisfy your entire family, especially children. It is the perfect way to enjoy a family outing for the Holidays.

Philip Anthony Rodriguez to Close Out THE WONDERFUL WINTER  OF OZ in Role of Lion Photo Philip Anthony Rodriguez to Close Out THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ in Role of Lion
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announces Philip Anthony-Rodriguez (NBC's 'Grimm' and ABC Family's 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager') as The Cowardly Lion for the final 4 performances of the world premiere of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) on December 29 at 1:00pm and 6:00pm and December 30 at 12:00pm and 4:00pm. The role of The Cowardly Lion is played by Juan Pablo Di Pace ('Fernando' on Netflix's number one show Fuller House, leading contestant this season on ABC's Dancing With The Stars) at all other performances. THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ opened to rave reviews December 15, and must close December 30.

Photo Flash: Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mackenzie Ziegler and More Star In THE WONDERFUL  Photo Photo Flash: Marissa Jaret Winokur, Mackenzie Ziegler and More Star In THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

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.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at Pasadena Civic Auditor Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at Pasadena Civic Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

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.

BWW Review: PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS Brings Panto Tradition to Photo BWW Review: PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL: A PIRATE'S CHRISTMAS Brings Panto Tradition to Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 17, 2018

Audiences have until next Sunday - December 23, to be precise - to experience what is likely to become a Music City holiday tradition: Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theatre. A somewhat Americanized version of a peculiarly British seasonal entertainment, aka "panto," Peter Pan and Tinker Bell is a winning blend of theater, Christmas pageant, vaudeville and British music hall all rolled into one bright, shiny, kind of weird, but altogether fun and rather unique holiday-themed package that's a welcome addition to yuletide revelry.

Lythgoe Family Panto Season Includes Oz Premiere At Pasadena Civic Photo Lythgoe Family Panto Season Includes Oz Premiere At Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) expands across America this holiday season, including a multi-year deal at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium beginning with their newest production - THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ. It will be directed by Bonnie Lythgoe and choreographed by Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (NappyTabs), with book by Kris Lythgoe and Michael Orland (American Idol) serving as musical arranger and supervisor. Casting is by executive producer Becky Lythgoe. This will be the seventh holiday season of Lythgoe Family Panto in Pasadena, and their second in this larger venue.

VIDEO: Mackenzie Ziegler, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Talk WINTER OF OZ at Pasadena  Photo VIDEO: Mackenzie Ziegler, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Talk WINTER OF OZ at Pasadena Civic Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Breaking News! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announce additional casting for 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. Singer, actress and dancer Mackenzie Ziegler (Dancing with the Stars: Juniors, Dance Moms) as Dorothy, Phil LaMarr ('Mad TV' and 'Pulp Fiction') as The Tin Man, Jared Gertner (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) as The Scarecrow, and Hailee Payne and Valerie Rockey of So You Think You Can Dance join previously announced Kermit The Frog as the Wizard of Oz and Tony-Award winner Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother Winner and Broadway's Hairspray) as Glinda. The official press opening will be 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.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Delights at Laguna Playhous Photo BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Delights at Laguna Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Dec 13, 2018

The cheeky PG-rated fun of British Panto, courtesy of Lythgoe Family Productions, returns for more holiday silliness at Orange County's Laguna Playhouse, this time with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE, which continues through December 30, 2018 in Laguna Beach under the direction of Sheldon Epps. Fun, light-hearted, and a much-needed far-from-serious break from reality, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE is wonderful family treat the whole family can enjoy for the holiday season.

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