Lythgoe Family Productions presents an updated version of the classic tale, Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose at Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach. This entertaining musical performance will be performed in the style of a traditional British family Panto which brought an evening of family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, and contemporary music. Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone, kids and adults alike.
Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose was written by Kris Lythgoe, directed by Sheldon Epps, choreographed by Mandy Moore, musical direction by Keith Harrison and musical supervisor Michael Orland.
Be sure to come prepared for an interactive evening of family fun! Pantos are interactive shows. You are encouraged to sing, shout, and participate! If you sit in the first few rows, you may even possibly get a little wet during the show!
You are encouraged to CHEER for Belle, BOO for Gus and sing along with popular songs such as the BeeGees’ “Staying Alive,” The Chainsmokers & Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This,” and Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose.”
The full cast for Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose features:
- Ashley Argota ~ “Belle”
- Thomas Hobson ~ “The Beast”
- Heath Calvert ~ “Gus”
- Ronald Rusinek ~ “Dame Derriere”
- David Engel ~ “Louis Vuitton”
- Riley Costello ~ “Pierre”
- Andrew Barnicle ~ “Belle’s Father”
The ensemble of Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose will also feature: Cedric Dodd, Kelli Erdman, Kelli Erdman, Britney Hall, Danae Luce and Darnell White Jr., Red Team Kids: Lisa Abeyta, Hayden Luedde, Hunter Luedde, Kennie Shen & Pink Team Kids: Aubrey Abella, Sophia Domino, Zoey Garia, Amaiyah Nauls and Ashton Spaulding.
Beauty and the Beast: A Christmas Rose previews on Wednesday, December 5th and Thursday, December 6th at 7:00pm; will open on Friday, December 8th at 7:00pm and runs through Sunday, December 30th, 2018 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
Performances will be Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 7:00pm; Saturdays & Sundays at 12:00pm & 4:00pm.
Performances on Thursday, December 20 & Friday, December 21 are at 3:00pm & 7:00pm; Wednesday, December 26 & Thursday, December 27 are at 3:00pm; and Friday, December 28 performances are at 3:00pm & 7:00pm.
Tickets range from $41 – $66 and can be purchased online at www.lagunplayhouse.com or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787), Group discounts are available by calling (949) 4972787 ext. 229.
The box office is open Mondays – Saturdays: 12p.m. to 5p.m. (open until showtime on performance days); Sundays: 11a.m. – 4p.m. For more information on all shows and programming visit www.lagunplayhouse.com.
Disclaimer: As of this date, we have not been invited to attend this event. However, this is a family-friendly holiday event that all OC Families should have on their holiday to-do list.