Lythgoe Family Productions and LA's BEST Present Opening Night of "Cinderella" A Moderen Musical in the Style of a British Panto - November 27

Fun for the Whole Family, The Grand Opening Gala Will Feature British Double Decker Bus Rides, a Meet-and-Greet with Cast Members and a Fantasy Holiday Dessert Buffet; All Proceeds to Benefit LA’s BEST

November 27, 2010



Bonnie and Kris Lythgoe, along with LA’s BEST Board Members, and special guests Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Kara DioGuardi (American Idol), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Jeff Probst (Survivor), Derek Hough (Dancing with the Stars); from Cinderella, choreographer Mark Ballas (Dancing with the Stars), “Prince Charming” Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter), “Father” Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver), and “Fairy Godmother” Jennifer Leigh Warren (Broadway star) present…


…this red-carpet gala & opening night performance to benefit LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program.  The evening promises to be unique among the 2010 holiday productions in Los Angeles. The entire street will be shut down, bringing the magic of this hilarious wacky British production outside, including rides on famed London Big Red Busses and Black Taxis, Pony Rides and so much more.

Southern California families looking for fun and entertainment during the holidays, are in for a real treat with the wild and wacky British Panto version of Cinderella, starring sixteen year old Malibu resident Veronica Dunne, alongside Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter) as Prince Charming, Jerry Mathers (Leave it to Beaver) as Cinderella's Father, and Broadway sensation Jennifer Leigh Warren as The Fairy Godmother. The production is helmed by Bonnie Lythgoe from So You Think You Can Dance Australia, choreographed by Dancing With the Stars idol Mark Ballas and will feature magic by award-winning magician Ed Alonzo

Each ticket includes the performance and reception following the show, including a meet-and-greet with cast members and a fantasy holiday dessert buffet.  All proceeds will benefit LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program.  To purchase tickets to the opening night gala visit or call (213) 978-0801.

The CINDERELLA production will run at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood November 27 – December 19, 2010. For more information and tickets for the production of CINDERELLA visit