Friday, December 05, 2008

Winter Wonderland Pasadena

Pasadena Playhouse and Theatre 360 will be hosting WINTER WONDERLAND PASADENA, a spectacular holiday festival which will be held on the performance dates of Babes In Toyland with activities scheduled during pre-performance, intermission, and post-performance in the Pasadena Playhouse Courtyard and Friendship Center.

WINTER WONDERLAND PASADENA events and activities include:

1. Enjoy Live Carolers – Theatre 360’s Holiday Carolers will perform familiar and favorite Christmas carols, as they spread the spirit of the Holidays through the gift of song.

2. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus - Children can meet and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Santa will appear for 30 minutes prior to each performance and during intermission. Mrs. Claus will be making a special guest appearance for one night only on Sunday, December 14, a half-hour before the 6:00 p.m. performance and during intermission.

3. Build Your Own Snowflake Workshop – Families can take part in this holiday toy building activity sponsored by Kidspace. Create giant snowflakes out of coffee filters and then decorate them anyway you see fit. *

4. Photos with The Toy Soldiers – Meet and take photos with the Babes In Toyland Toy Soldiers in full costume.

5. Meet & Greet The Cast - Take the opportunity to meet the cast of Babes In Toyland. The cast will be available to take photo for 15 minutes after each performance.

6. Enjoy Delicious Holiday Treats and Beverages – Special for the holidays, fresh seasonal baked goods such as peppermint brownies and gourmet chocolate grahams and hot apple cider and other fun winter drinks. **

7. Donate a Toy - A drop off box for the Spark of Love Toy Drive will be at the festival. Please bring new unwrapped toys or sporting goods.

8. Free Raffle Prizes – Patrons will have an opportunity to win gifts prior to each performance. Prizes donated by Lollydoodle children’s gifts, Magicopolis Bookstore and more. ***

9. Win a Walk-on Role in Babes In Toyland – Prior to each performance there will be a raffle for a walk-on role in that performance of Babes In Toyland. The winner will be notified just before the curtain. Raffle tickets are $10.00 each and benefit the Theatre 360 Scholarship Fund. ***

* Admission ticket to Babes In Toyland is required for participation.
** Available at concession stand. Prices will vary.
*** In order to be eligible to participate in the raffles, participants must have a purchased ticket for that performance.

WINTER WONDERLAND PASADENA is made possible by the Friends of Pasadena Playhouse, THE Magazine, Kidspace Children’s Museum, and Tracy, Richard and Brian Hirrel.


By William Mount-Burke & Alice Hammerstein Mathias
Based on the operetta by Victor Herbert
December 12 – 21, 2008

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