Celebrating its 5th year, the Theatre Replacement East Van Panto is back with an outrageous take on Snow White. In this tale our heroine flees the Queen of North Vancouver across the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge and lands straight into the madness of the PNE, where she dances with SuperDogs, hops a ride on the Wooden Roller Coaster, and befriends washed-up ‘80s rock stars “The Seven Dwarves.” Pure Panto hilarity ensues as they do everything they can to escape the Queen’s wicked clutches.
“It is really hard to believe that we are doing the East Van Panto for a fifth year!”, says The Cultch’s Executive Director, Heather Redfern. “So many people tell me that it’s a holiday tradition for their family and friends, and that just warms my heart because the Panto is all about celebrating local artists, local places, and local families. The East Van Panto is for everybody and it’s made here — especially for us.”
Theatre Replacement is thrilled that the Panto has developed into a beloved holiday tradition for hundreds of local families. The company is celebrating that spirit of inclusion by continuing to expand the circle of artists who work on the show each year, including an all-star cast featuring Ming Hudson, Chirag Naik, Amy Rutherford and the return of Panto favourite, Allan Zinyk. The cast is joined by three Studio 58 students and fifteen amazing kids from the local community. Theatre Replacement is also excited to welcome the return of writer Mark Chavez and director Anita Rochon to the Panto family.
“The East Van Panto continues to evolve, and that is paramount,” says James Long, Co-Artistic Director at Theatre Replacement. “We are delighted to be working with Anita Rochon and Mark Chavez again this year, and to welcome back both Allan Zinyk and Chirag Naik. We are equally ecstatic about the new faces and fresh energy joining the company this year, including designer Yvan Morissette and our Snow White, Ming Hudson. It is striking that balance between tradition and experimentation that keeps this project exciting for us and, hopefully, for our audience as well.”
November 29, 2017 – January 6, 2018
Opening Night: December 1st at 7pm
Previews: November 29-30 at 7pm
Performance Times: December 2, 5-9, 10, 12-17, 19-23, 29-30, 7pm | January 3-6, 7pm
Matinees: December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 26-31, 2pm | January 4-6, 2pm
YORK THEATRE 639 Commercial Drive in Vancouver, BC
Tickets from $22; On sale now at The Cultch’s Box Office, by phone at 604.251.1363, or online at www.thecultch.com
*Children’s tickets just $22 for any seat in the house *(must be 18 and under)
**Family Packs from $135 **(Family Pack includes 2 adult + 2 child tickets)
ADDED VALUE: Enjoy a post-show Q&A on December 3, 10, 12, & 19