What is Panto?
Not your typical Musical Theatre Camp. Panto (short for British Pantomime), a form of Musical Comedy that has been a British tradition since the middle ages, developed partly from 16th century commedia dell’arte. Panto is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is encouraged and expected to sing along, boo and cheer. Panto’s are based on well known fairytales, set to contemporary music, and are FUN FUN FUN!!!
What will my kids learn?
Panto teaches students not only Musical Theatre skills such as singing, dancing and acting, but also teaches improv with the interactive nature of our productions. Pop vocal singing with the songs ranging from musical theatre hits to current pop hits. And with Panto, each show is tailor made to showcase our students skills, be it juggling, magic, gymnastics, stand-up comedy or other. The shows are built around their talents. Our students also learn stage direction, team building skills, collaboration, camaraderie, and confidence.
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What is the Cost?
Full Tuition is $550 for the 6 days, but if you reserve a spot before March 1st, you will receive $100 Discount. Total cost would be $450.
Becky Bahling-Lythgoe is an accomplished theatre producer and co-creator of Lythgoe Family Productions, which has received congressional recognition for their contribution to the arts, and who have produced shows at The El Portal Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena Civic Theatre, Laguna Playhouse, North Carolina Theatre (NCT, Raleigh), Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS, Houston), Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC, Nashville), Balboa Theatre (San Diego) Rose Wagner Theatre (Salt Lake City), and more. As the casting director for this company she has cast 100’s of performers in their productions from Ariana Grande to Sabrina Carpenter, Morgan Fairchild to Ben Vereen, Marissa Jaret Winokur to Shoshana Bean, Alex Newell to Lucy Lawless, Olivia Holt to Jordan Fisher among others. Many of the junior performers in their shows have gone on to perform in TV shows for Disney and Nickelodeon and garnered recording contracts from Kidz Bop, Universal Records, Hollywood Records and more. Director of past Lythgoe Family Panto Camps at Pasadena Playhouse, Pasadena Civic Theatre and Garry Marshall Theatre. This past summer, Becky directed Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella for Tustin Arts Council’s Broadway in The Park (TACFA) in Tustin, CA. As a performer Becky was last seen on the stage at Laguna Playhouse this past December co-cast with Joely Fisher as “The Stepmother” in A Cinderella Christmas. Previously she has guest starred on shows such as “House MD”, “How I Met Your Mother” and “All of Us” and as a TV host and commentator she has worked for FOX, E!, DirecTV, Discovery Channel, BBC3 and Ovation Network. Becky is also a number one charting dance recording artist with her album on Universal Records. She is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan Musical Theatre Department, and studied abroad with The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) , where she learned about and fell in love with Panto. Becky is a Mom to two boys, and a member of The Board of Trustees and part of the Trustee Patient Family Speaker Group for Children's Hospital Los Angeles .
Becca's choreography can be found on the TV shows Jessie, Bunk’d, Code Black, Grand Hotel, Fox's Alter Ego and on HBO’s Emmy nominated show, We’re Here. She's worked on commercials for Ugg, Chrysler, Beats By Dre and Sensa, and music videos for many artists including Scissor Sisters, Passenger, Raphael Saadiq, and Cher Lloyd. She works with many high profile drag queens and has provided choreography on music videos, world tours, and notably Dolce & Gabbana's Fashion Week party in Milan. She has received 3 World Choreography Awards nominations including one for her work on the short film "The Way It Begins", which also won the jury award at the 2019 LA Dance Film Festival. She has enjoyed choreographing multiple musicals around LA and most recently worked on the Lythgoe Family's production of "A Cinderella Christmas" at Laguna Playhouse.
Her success as a choreographer is informed by her prolific career as a dancer. She's performed with Jennifer Lopez, Ricky Martin, Lenny Kravitz, Katharine McPhee, Jay-Z, No Doubt, and Christina Aguilera. Her most notable film and television highlights include La La Land, Hairspray, G.L.O.W., the Academy Awards, the Emmy Awards, Fuller House, Physical, Glee, Dancing with the Stars, Austin Powers 3, HBO’s Behind the Candelabra, Smash, Cold Case, That 70’s Show, MTV Music Video Awards, and America's Got Talent. She has done commercial and industrial work with Nike, Puma, AT&T Wireless, Apple, Kmart and Fruit of the Loom. Becca also has extensive experience as a dance educator. From small studios to large dance conventions and competitions, she enjoys passing on her love & knowledge of dance.