NASHVILLE, TN – Nov. 12, 2019 – The Tennessee Performing Arts Center and Lythgoe Family Give Kids Panto reunite this holiday season to present “Aladdin and His Winter Wish” Dec.12-22 in TPAC’s Polk Theater. Tickets are on sale now.
“Aladdin and His Winter Wish” is a modern twist on the classic fairytale with pop music, from “Treasure" by Bruno Mars to Ray Charles’s “You Don’t Know Me,” magic and comedy. Helped by the magical Genie, Aladdin meets and falls in love with the Princess and later saves her from the clutches of the evil magician, Abanazar. With his hopeless brother, Wishee Washee, alongside him, will Aladdin defeat the evil magician and make all of his dreams come true?
From the producers of last year’s hit family musical, "Peter Pan and Tinker Bell," “Aladdin and His Winter Wish” is the family show to see this holiday season. The star-led production blends fairytales, comedy, dancing, contemporary songs and local and regional references to create an unforgettable theater experience.
Recording artist Kira Kosarin, who starred as Phoebe in Nickelodeon’s “The Thundermans,” will play the Princess, while Bruce Vilanch, the Emmy Award-winning TV comedy writer and actor (“Hairspray,” “Hollywood Squares”) will take on the role of Widow Twanky. Ernie Nolan, the executive artistic director at the Nashville Children’s Theater, will direct the production.
Lythgoe Family Panto produces fun musical theater 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 theater to families across America. Based on the Grimm fairytales and others, each story has been modernized with topical scripts for parents and well-known Pop songs for kids. The Lythgoes pride themselves on creating a memorable experience a family can share together.
GiveKidsPanto is a California based non-profit company that pays for school children to experience live theater for the very first time. Buses are paid for and tickets are subsidized, as we introduce young kids to the Arts. In 2017, over 6,000 Title I students were introduced by the Lythgoes to live theater, through the medium of Panto. For more information, visit www.givekidspanto.com.
Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America and Coca-Cola. TPAC is a nonprofit arts organization funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is www.TPAC.org.
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