Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A Snow White Christmas
They had me at Snow White and.... uh.... Christmas :-)

As it turned out it was a super cute show that had absolutely nothing to do with Christmas. Seriously, no Christmas songs or anything. I'm not complaining, it wasn't a big deal but it was odd. Oh wait, there was a nod to the Noel... in the dwarfs cottage there was a fireplace at the back of the stage with with 7 small stockings hanging from the mantel.

Anyway, the show was advertised by the Pasadena Playhouse as a "panto". I guess they're commonly done in Britain during the holiday season. They take a familiar fairy tale and add in lots of modern music, pop culture references and encourage audience participation. It was really fun! Snow White was played by a cute little Nickelodeon girl I'd never heard of, the Evil Queen was played by Charlene Tilton from Dallas, and the Mirror was an on screen appearance by Neil Patrick Harris.
When the show was over they had these little snowmen set up in the courtyard that shot out foam "snow". G thought they were the most wonderful things she'd ever seen. At some point she was completely covered in sudsy "snow" so much so that she resembled the snowmen a bit :-)

1 comment:

Mike and Rhonda said...

How fun....looks like you guys had a great holiday season.