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Celebrate the holidays with Jack & the Beanstalk: An East Van Panto

Presented with Theatre Replacement (Vancouver)

Dec 4 – 29, 2013
Dec 6, 7PM: York Theatre Opening Gala
Dec 4, 5, 7, 1014, 1721, 2728: 7PM
Dec 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 24, 2729: 2PM

Running Time: 100 minutes, including intermission

Added Value Post-show talkbacks: Dec 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29

York Theatre

639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5L 2W2

Tickets from $18. Child tickets only $18 for any section of the house!
Family packages also available: 4 for $94!

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

Get ready for a wild ride! Theatre Replacement (Winners and Losers, Dress me up in your love) returns to blow the roof off the brand new York Theatre with Jack & and the Beanstalk: An East Van Panto. With words by Charles Demers (CBC’s Debaters, Vancouver Special), music by Veda Hille (Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata), and direction by Amiel Gladstone (Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata, 100% Vancouver), this upside down version of the classic holiday pantomime — complete with bad guys, good guys, hissing and cheering — will be a sweet and whacked-out treat for the whole family.

What is a Panto? Definition: Panto (another name for Pantomime) is a tradition of holiday musical comedy theatre. Pantomime takes familiar fairy tales and injects music, contemporary references, and audience participation to create raucous, noisy entertainment that’s fun for everyone in the family.

Recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, The Cultch recommends Jack & the Beanstalk: An East Van Panto for ages 5 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Photos by Tim Matheson of Allan Zinyk, Dawn Petten, Patti Allan, and Raugi Yu.

An all-ages invitation to get wacky” —The Georgia Straight

It’s good fee-fi-fo-fum fun for the whole family” —Vancouver Courier

Children giggled, adults guffawed and by the end I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face” —PLANK Magazine

Shameless fun…a joyous holiday party in a beautiful little temple of culture” —The Province

Our seven and ten year olds were giddy with glee… So if you’re looking for some fun theatre this season, this one comes highly yoyo recommended” —Yoyo Mama

What People are Saying

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-- Elsie Dean
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Look great and can’t wait ~

-- Dean Buscher
We'll be checking out this wonderful Cultch holida...

We’ll be checking out this wonderful Cultch holiday offering!

-- Ariane Colenbrander - Vancouverscape.com
Loved the show!!! And so did my kids! My cheeks s...

Loved the show!!! And so did my kids! My cheeks still hurt from laughing!
Thanks for a truly enjoyable experience!

-- Jennifer Popowych
Hurray the new theater is open - buying my tickets...

Hurray the new theater is open – buying my tickets now…!!!

-- Kim
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What a funny, hand clapping show! The venue is SPECTACULAR. Loved the subtle adult innuendoes, and the ‘East Van’ references!

-- Jen
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