Vancouver is excited for East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves!
Vancouver is buzzing with Panto fever! Check out some of the amazing press coverage to answer all of your Panto questions:
- Have you ever wanted to know how Theatre Replacement decided to start doing the East Van Panto?
“The whole thing came from wanting to make something our kids would want to watch,” say James Long. You can read more about it in his interview with Artslandia.
- Have you ever wondered how they come up with the quirky music?
In this Georgia Straight Interview, Veda Hille say, “It has to be a song everybody knows and loves; it has to fit in the right place in the arc of the piece; it has to have a good pun in the main title or chorus of the song that suits the script.”
- Have you ever wondered why it is so gosh darned hilarious to make fun of East Van?
“What is theatre but a mirror – a magic mirror on the wall, if you will…We go to the theatre to learn about ourselves and laugh at ourselves. When you have a place as unique and as interesting as East Vancouver, or Vancouver proper, there’s so much material there to draw upon.” Says Ming Hudson, in this Westender article. Hudson plays Snow White in this latest installment of East Van Panto: Snow White & the Seven Dwarves
- Have you ever wanted to know how they keep coming up with such great shows?
Writer, Mark Chavez, says, “…Anita and I are surrounded by very a very smart, creative group of people who all want to make this show as funny and ridiculous and beautiful as it can be.”
- Or, have you ever wondered what the writer of the Panto’s dream job was as a child?
I think you might be surprised! Read all about it in this Vancouver Presents piece:
Doesn’t that just wet your appetite for Panto fun!?