Is it really holiday theatre season in Vancouver without panto? In Panto Come Home from The Cultch this season you get a mix of all seven East Van Pantos, live from the York Theatre… with 350 pounds of past costumes!
Panto Come Home
Where: Online, streamed live from the York Theatre
When: December 17-27, 2020
Tickets: From $35. Single tickets on sale now through The Cultch’s Box Office (604) 251-1363 or online
In 2020’s Panto Come Home! Theatre Replacement’s Artistic Directors James Long and Maiko Yamamoto sneak into the York to find very sad pyjama clad Veda Hille parked at her piano. Seems she’s moved into the theatre and has been spending her days trying to relive Panto memories of old. In an attempt to cheer her up they call up a bunch of their Panto friends to sing and dance the greatest East Van Panto hits. Things go sideways fast when the Phanto of the Panto swoops in. He’s been watching these things ever since Jack and the Beanstalk opened the York 8 years ago and has a few choice ideas of his own. Physically-distanced antics ensue!
The chickens have been busy collecting an all-star cast of East Van Panto favourites including Dawn Petten (Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Wizard of Oz), Donna Soares (Cinderella), Amanda Sum (Pinocchio), Shawn Macdonald (Pinocchio), and Mark Chavez (writer, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White). Together, they will dig into the East Van Panto vault and remix the best of the last seven years into a brand new holiday extravaganza. From the ‘Cheese Song’ to the BC Ferry Godmother, Panto Come Home! is guaranteed to knock out the isolation blues and bring home the holidays.
Win A Holiday Cultch Box
I’m giving away a Holiday Cultch Box valued at $125. It includes:
- Panto Come Home livestream date of your choice
- Podcast by Tetsuro Shigematsu
- The Cultch Pen Pal Club
- Discounts at local restaurants
- Holiday recipes
- Activities for the whole family
- Additional exclusive content & event invites
Here’s how you can enter to win:
- Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
- Click below to post an entry on Twitter
I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The winner will receive the Holiday Cultch Box and access to Panto Come Home on their choice of date.
UPDATE The winner is Kendall!