Celebrate the holidays with Jack & the Beanstalk: An East Van Panto
Presented with Theatre Replacement (Vancouver)
Dec 6, 7PM: York Theatre Opening Gala
Dec 4, 5, 7, 10–14, 17–21, 27–28: 7PM
Dec 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 24, 27–29: 2PM
Running Time: 100 minutes, including intermission
Added Value Post-show talkbacks: Dec 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29
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