On Thursday, December 3, 2015 Amy and I were excited to attend the opening night of a very special holiday event, A Snow White Christmas.
Lythgoe Family Productions presents an updated version of the classic tale, A Snow White Christmas at Laguna Playhouse in Laguna Beach. This entertaining musical peformance was performed in the style of a traditional British family Panto which brought an evening of family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni, a live miniature pony and contemporary music. Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone, kids and adults!
A Snow White Christmas was directed by Chris Baldock with choreography by Spencer Liff.
A Snow White Christmas began previews on Wednesday, December 2, with their official opening night on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 7:30pm and will run through Sunday, December 27, 2015 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
Performances will be Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays at 7:30pm; Saturdays at 12pm: 4pm & 7:30pm, Sundays at 12pm & 4:00pm. There will be additional performances on Tuesday, December 15 at 7:30; Thursday, December 17 at 2:00pm & Thursday, December 24 at 12:00pm & 4:00pm. There will be no performance on Wednesday, December 16.
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 BOO the evil Wicked Queen and CHEER for Snow White and her Prince.
Sing along to songs you know and above all, you will laugh and adults and children alike will leave entertained and will have a great evening.
Song List * Act One
- Born This Way ~ Ensemble
- Power of Love ~ Prince
- Bad Blood ~ Wicked Queen (This was so good!)
- Lazy Song ~ Dwarves
- Mean ~ Snow White
- Thriller ~ Queen
- YMCA ~ Dwarves
Song List * Act Two
- You Make My Dreams ~ Snow White
- Firework ~ Snow White
- Nothing’s Gonna Change ~ Snow White and Prince
- I Put a Spell on You ~ Wicked Queen
- Song Sheet ~ Muddles
- Shut Up and Dance ~ Ensemble
The full cast for A Snow White Christmas features:
- Neil Patrick Harris ~ onscreen “Magic Mirror”
- Marina Sirtis ~ “Wicked Queen” (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”)
- Lindsay Pearce ~ “Snow White” (“Glee”)
- Jonathan Meza ~ “Muddles”
- Neil Dale ~ “Herman the Huntsman”
- James Royce Edwards ~ “Prince Harry”
- “Seven Drawfs” have been cast from local children
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: Amy and I received an invitation to attend this performance. However, all thoughts and opinions are our own. This is a family-friendly holiday event that all OC Families should have on their holiday to-do list.