b8f97e24-0f9d-41ef-89c9-82bbb73b67f2Kermit The Frog® stars as the Wizard of Oz with Marissa Jaret Winokur (Celebrity Big Brother Winner and  Hairspray) as Glinda in the production THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium this December!

The production 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.  Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

An updated version of the beloved classic, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), contemporary music and more.

This will be the seventh holiday season of Lythgoe Family Panto in Pasadena, and the second at the Pasadena Civic.

But Wait, There’s More!

This season, Lythgoe Family Panto will also present three additional productions across America:

  • ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH Directed by David F.M. Vaughn with Supervising Direction by Bonnie Lythgoe will be presented in partnership with North Carolina Theatre at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium from November 29- December 2.  Tickets starting at $23 are on sale at nctheatre.com.
  • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE will mark the fourth year of the partnership between Lythgoe Family Panto and Laguna Playhouse, and plays December 7 – December 30.  The production will be directed by Sheldon Epps with choreography by Mandy Moore. Tickets starting at $20 for children and $30 for adults are on sale at www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
  • PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL – A PIRATES CHRISTMAS will star John O’Hurley as Captain Hook and will be presented in partnership with Tennessee Performing Arts Center at the James K. Polk Theatre in Nashville from December 13-23.  Tickets starting at $35 go on sale September 21, 2018 at www.theatrenashville.com.

See it for Yourself

LYTHGOE FAMILY PANTO presentation of THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ takes place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on select dates from December 14 – December, 2018.

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 800-982-2787. 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.

For tickets or more info visit thepasadenacivic.com.