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“A Cinderella Christmas” Opens For Second Year, DWTS Mark Ballas Choreographs

Back by popular demand this Christmas season in North Hollywood, CA is the stage show “Cinderella Christmas”. The Bonnie Lithgoe production features Baron HardUp as Willard, recording artist “Bean” as the fairy godmother, American Idol’s David Hernandez as Dandini, and more fun stars. Even more cool is that Dancing With The Stars pro Mark Ballas updated and choreographed the dancing. I would so like to see what he came up with for the songs below….

The production is helmed by Bonnie Lythgoe from So You Think You Can Dance (Australia) and choreographed by Dancing With the Stars’ Mark Ballas, with American Idol’s Michael Orland serving as Musical Director. Bonnie Lythgoe, Kris Lythgoe, and Becky Baeling are producers. An updated version of the classic tale, “A Cinderella Christmas” features family-friendly updates, a comedic twist and modern music, including “Let’s Get Loud” by Jennifer Lopez, “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga, Michael Buble’s “Just Haven’t Met You Yet” and Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway.”

You can read more on the show here as well as on information on how you can obtain tickets. “Cinderella Christmas” will run from December 22 to January 8 at the El Portal. Also, if interested, follow and watch this Facebook page closely as they may post coverage of the show and production as it unfolds more in the coming days.

December 11, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Mark Ballas To Choreograph “A Snow White Christmas” (DWTS Season 13 Wannabe Marina Sirtis Plays One of Leads)

Mark Ballas is going to choreograph a new musical called “A Snow White Christmas” which will premiere over the 2011 holiday season. The production will be produced by Bonnie Lythgoe. It will feature ‘family-friendly’ magic with a comedic twist and modern music which will include Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”, The Village People’s “YMCA”, and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Sounds just like the kind of project Mark would want to get his teeth into. Interesting Note: One of the leads will be played by Marina Sirtis who has recently expressed a strong desire to dance on Dancing With The Stars this next season. Dates and details below from Playbill.com for those interested.

Lythgoe Family Productions and Magic Pictures International’s 2011 holiday season of traditional British family Panto will include the premiere of A Snow White Christmas and the return engagement of A Cinderella Christmas.

A Snow White Christmas is scheduled to run Nov. 30-Dec. 18 at the El Portal Theatre, while A Cinderella Christmas will be seen Dec. 22, 2011-Jan. 8, 2012, at The Scherr Forum Theatre in Thousand Oaks.

Neil Patrick Harris has signed on to star in the on-screen special-guest role of The Magic Mirror in Snow White opposite Marina Sirtis, of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” fame, as The Wicked Queen. The production will be helmed by Bonnie Lythgoe and choreographed by Mark Ballas with Michael Orland serving as musical director. An updated version of the classic tale, Snow White features family-friendly magic, a comedic twist and modern music, including Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” The Village People’s “YMCA” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

For tickets for the run of shows, be sure to visit Mpient.com.

Heidi’s Note: You may remember that Mark did last years Cinderella at the El Portal with Bonnie Lythgoe. Derek was originally scheduled to choreograph but had a schedule conflict of some sort, so Mark took over. It appears to have paid off a bit, eh? :-)

August 8, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.