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Cinderella: An East Van Panto

Theatre Replacement (Vancouver)

Dec 3 – 28, 2014 

York Theatre

Child tickets just $19 for any seat in the house!
*For ages 18 and under
Family Pack available: 4 tickets for just $100!

Eligible for 14/15 Cultch subscription packages.

Dec 3-7, 9-14, 16-21, 23, 26, 27: 7PM
Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28: 2PM
Lively post-show talkbacks: Dec 6, 9, 14, 16, 23

Running time: Act 1 45 min. Act 2 45 min. 20 min. intermission

Theatre Replacement’s An East Van Panto is back!

The top team of Amiel Gladstone, Veda Hille, and Charles Demers return to the York with a way beyond Disney retelling of sweet little Cinderella. Have you ever read the original version? It’s messed up! Bring the family back to the York for some upside-down holiday cheer and watch as we dress up some of Vancouver’s favourite performers in fairy tale finery and set them loose on this fantastic East Vancouver tradition.

Recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, The Cultch recommends Cinderella: An East Van Panto for ages 5 and up.

Written by Charles Demers
Music by Veda Hille
Directed by Amiel Gladstone

All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.


Please note: This show is performed at the York Theatre
639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 2W2 [Map Link]

Go. Take somebody you love. Start a holiday tradition” — The Georgia Straight

A refreshing romp… Here’s hoping this truly is the beginning of a homegrown tradition” — The Vancouver Sun

Holiday fun for all ages” — The Province

It’s rowdy, it’s musical, it’s a heap of fun for the kids and, best of all, writer Charlie Demers jam-packs it with so many digs at current affairs (look out, Kinder Morgan, Mike Duffy and BC Ferries) that it’s a hoot-and-a-half for grownups, too” — The Vancouver Courier

Zany, zany, zany is how I’d describe this year’s East Van Panto, a melange of the Disney classic, with East Vancouver characters” — Review Vancouver

Kids & parents giggle galore at Cinderella antics” — Broken Leg Reviews

What People are Saying

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-- Holiday Concerts, Pantos and Other Performances - yoyomama
Just saw this year's Panto with my kids (7 + 10). ...

Just saw this year’s Panto with my kids (7 + 10). We LOVED it. Laughed all the way through. The comparisons to East Van life was hilarious and brilliant. We are definitely making this a family tradition! 

-- Victoria McPhedran
Saw the Sunday evening performance of East Van Pan...

Saw the Sunday evening performance of East Van Panto. This year’s show was even better than last year. The references to local culture were plentiful and pointed, and Dawn Petten was hilarious in the characters she portrayed.

This event is becoming a high point of my Christmas season.

-- Douglas Sherlock
I just got home from the show. It is "laugh out lo...

I just got home from the show. It is “laugh out loud” funny! Cheeky about current political events, but with great taste. Great job all !

-- Velma Sandry

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