Pasadena Playhouse, Lythgoe Family present Panto ‘Aladdin and his Winter Wish’

The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Productions of Panto At The Playhouse’s Aladdin and his Winter Wish is confirmed:

Opening of The Pasadena Playhouse and Lythgoe Family production of Panto At The Playhouse’s ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH — starring Ashley Argota as “The Princess” (Nickelodeon’s True Jackson VP), Jordan Fisher as “Aladdin” (Disney’s Teen Beach Movie), Richard Karn as “The Sultan” (“Home Improvement”), Bruce Vilanch as “Widow Twankey” (Edna in Broadway and Los Angeles Hairspray), and Broadway’s Ben Vereen (Broadway’s Pippin and Jesus Christ Superstar) as “The Genie.”

On Wednesday, December 11th, Showtime: 7:00 PM and Curtain Call: 9:00 PM at The Pasadena Playhouse, 39 S. El Molino Avenue, Pasadena CA Production is directed by Bonnie Lythgoe, choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee “So You Think You Can Dance”) with Michael Orland (“American Idol”) serving as Musical Director.


Neil Patrick Harris  – Sarah Michelle Gellar  – Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Wayne Brady – Nigel Lythgoe – Cobie Smulders

Bruce Vilanch – Ashley Argota – Ben Vereen

Marissa Jaret Winokur-  Jordan Fisher – Amy Ackers

Bonnie Lythgoe – Charlene Tilton – Jason George

An updated version of the classic Arabian Nights tale, in the style of a traditional British family Panto, Aladdin and his Winter Wish is a singing, swinging and soaring adventure that features family-friendly magic, with a comedic twist, dancing (with “So You Think You Can Dance” alumni), a live pony and contemporary music from “Jai Ho” (Slumdog Millionaire) to “Treasure” (Bruno Mars) and many more. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to everyone from ages 2 – 102!

Lythgoe Family Productions produces fun, musical theatre the whole family can enjoy.

Known for their creativity and involvement in television hits “American Idol” and “So You Think You Can Dance,” the Lythgoes are dedicated to bringing affordable theatre to families across America.

Based on the Grimm fairytales, each story has been modernized with topical scripts for parents and well known pop songs for kids.

Aladdin and his Winter Wish will play from December 11 – 29, 2013.

Tickets are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529, online 24 hours a day at, or by visiting The Pasadena Playhouse Box Office at 39 South El Molino Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101.