A Snow White Christmas (musical)

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A Snow White Christmas is a pantomime version of the fairytale Snow White, with a book by Kris Lythgoe and a score consisting of a pastiche of well-known pop tunes. It was first produced in 2011 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood, California. The music includes songs by Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Michael Jackson, The Village People, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga and Hall and Oats, among others. Like other pantomime-style musicals, the show includes magic, dancing, singing, acting, audience interactivity and sing-a-long segments.[1]

Plot[edit]

The story follows the traditional Snow White fairytale with some additional characters. Muddles is the court jester to the Queen and is Snow White's best friend. As in other pantomimes, the 4th wall is broken by the actors, who encourage the audience to cheer for Snow White and Boo the Wicked Queen.[2]

Songs[edit]

Act 1[edit]

Act 2[edit]

Productions[edit]

El Portal Theatre 2011[edit]

The show was first produced in 2011 at the El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood starring Lindsay Pearce in the title role, Erich Bergen as Prince Harry, and Marina Sirtis as the Wicked Queen. The show featured Neil Patrick Harris as the onscreen Magic Mirror. It received generally positive reviews.[3][4]

Pasadena Playhouse 2012[edit]

The show was revived in December 2012 by the Pasadena Playhouse and featured Ariana Grande as Snow White, Curt Hansen as Prince Harry and Charlene Tilton as the Wicked Queen.[5] The show once again featured Neil Patrick Harris as the onscreen Magic Mirror and received positive reviews.[6][7]

Salt Lake City 2013[edit]

In 2013 the show was produced at the Rose Wagner Theatre in Salt Lake City starring David Osmond and Amy Whitcomb.[8] The show featured Nigel Lythgoe as the onscreen Magic Mirror and received good reviews.[9]

Roles and principal casts[edit]

Role Hollywood 2011 Pasadena 2012 Salt Lake City 2013
Prince Harry Erich Bergen Curt Hansen David Osmond
Snow White Lindsay Pearce Ariana Grande Amy Whitcomb
Herman David Figlioli David Figlioli David Figlioli
Wicked Queen Marina Sirtis Charlene Tilton Margo Watson
Muddles Jonathan Meza Jonathan Meza Jonathan Meza
Magic Mirror Neil Patrick Harris Neil Patrick Harris Nigel Lythgoe

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boehm, Mike. "'A Snow White Christmas' puts Southern California imprint on British theater tradition". LA Times. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-03-04. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  3. ^ Whiteman, Bobbie. "Review: 'A Snow White Christmas'". Variety. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Goldberg, Leslie. "'The Glee Project's' Lindsay Pearce to Star in 'A Snow White Christmas' (Exclusive)". THR. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  5. ^ Snetiker, Marc. "Curt Hansen to Woo Ariana Grande in A Snow White Christmas at Pasadena Playhouse". Broadway.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Nichols, David C. "Review: Jokes and songs awake 'A Snow White Christmas'". LA Times. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  7. ^ Whiteman, Bobbie. "Pasadena Playhouse gets 'Snow'". Variety. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  8. ^ Pierce, Scott D. "'A Snow White Christmas' brings new family tradition to Salt Lake City, panto style". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  9. ^ http://www.broadwayworld.com/salt-lake-city/article/BWW-Reviews-A-SNOW-WHITE-CHRISTMAS-is-a-New-Fun-Filled-Family-Tradition-20131217