A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS (PASADENA PLAYHOUSE): 100% – SWEET

“A Snow White Christmas” at Pasadena Playhouse with Ariana Grande, right, and Charlene Tilton. Credit: Philicia Endelman.

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Still, if “A Snow White Christmas” is closer to countless theme-park shows than traditional panto, it will certainly enchant its targeted demographic while giving their parents a respite from the umpteenth “Nutcracker” and “Christmas Carol” on tap.
David C. Nichols – LA Times

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The Lythgoes’ Americanization of the panto’s concepts yields a sui generis result, and although the show, despite its title, includes no elements of Christmas, its innocence and good cheer suit it to the holiday season.
Eric Marchese – Backstage

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For its unique methods of depicting this classic story, “A Snow White Christmas” is definitely the must-see theatrical piece of this holiday season.
Marvin Vasquez – Campus Circle

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By combining the best of the genre’s British elements and refashioning them for an American audience, writer Kris Lythgoe and director Bonnie Lythgoe have created a sparkling new family entertainment that will put a smile on the face of even the Grinchiest uncle.
Ellen Dostal – Musicals in LA

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The Pasadena Playhouse’s production of “A Snow White Christmas” is absolutely an enchanting event that the whole family can enjoy.
Rose Desena – The Los Angeles Post

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“A Snow White Christmas” isn’t great theater as art, but it is great family fun and will hopefully encourage more children to love live theater.
Jana Monji – LA Examiner

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Presented in the style of a traditional British Panto, and offered by the noted Lythgoe family … this one is a fast moving and hilarious interactive holiday treat for the entire family!
Pat Taylor – Tolucan Times

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Just in time for the holidays comes writer Kris Lythgoe’s delightful reimagining of this fairy tale nicely packaged in the style of British panto, along with pop culture references, songs, music and stagecraft magic.
Lovell Estell III – LA Weekly

A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS
Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave., Pasadena
7 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturdays, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays
No shows Dec. 18-19; Ends Dec. 30, 2012
Tickets: $22-$72; (626) 356-7529
Running time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

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