Wilshire The L.A.F.D. Fire Dog will play the role of “Nana” in this year’s Panto at The Playhouse production of Peter Pan snd Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas for one day only, Dec. 20, at The Pasadena Playhouse. Wilshire, a Dalmatian, has served as the Los Angeles City Fire Department Fire Dog since he was taken in as a rescue puppy by the firefighters at the Wilshire Boulevard fire station on St. Patrick’s Day, 2006.
The Pasadena Fire Department will participate in Wilshire’s appearance at the Los Angeles event by providing a fire truck for photo opportunities with Wilshire before and after the show. There will also be a special “Stop, Drop, and Roll” session after the noon performance.
Wilshire’s mission is to share a message of fire safety and emergency preparedness with children of all ages. Wilshire also wants children to leads healthy lives through physical fitness and a healthy diet. By exposing children to the benefits of animal rescue and adoption, saving the lives of thousands of orphaned animals as he once was, Wilshire will encourage children to follow the core values of trust, courage and honesty. Wilshire is forever committed to saving children’s lives through fire safety education.
Wilshire‘s appearance is part of the community outreach for this year’s Panto at the Playhouse production of Peter Pan and Tinker Bell – A Pirates Christmas, starring Sabrina Carpenter, Parvesh Cheena, Chrissie Fit, Corey Fogelmanis, August Maturo , John O’Hurley, Kevin Quinn and Nikki SooHoo. The production runs Dec. 9-Jan 3.
In the story, Tinker Bell, Wendy and Peter Pan embark on a wild quest to foil the pirates’ plot to kidnap Peter for Captain Hook’s Christmas present. It’s a flying, singing, swashbuckling adventure, which features comedy, magic, dancers from “So You Think You Can Dance” and contemporary music that ranges from Taylor Swift to the Bee Gees. A Panto is known for its interactive style and humor that appeals to all ages.
One hour before the performance, guests are invited to enjoy “Winter Wonderland” at The Pasadena Playhouse, complete with holiday crafts and activities, including Santa photo opportunities (on select days).
Tickets, ranging in price from $25-$135, are available by calling The Pasadena Playhouse at 626-356-7529 or visiting www.PasadenaPlayhouse.org.
GOLDEN TICKETS are available as an add-on to any child’s ticket for an additional $65 each (limit of 10 Golden Tickets available per performance). A Golden Ticket provides the ticketholder (children only; recommended ages 4-12) with an onstage sing-a-long experience during the production, a gift bag with special surprises, and a PETER PAN collectible poster!