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East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz
December 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until January 6, 2019
An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until January 4, 2019
Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz – Nanaimo and Hastings. There, Dorothy is pursued by a Wicked Witch, meets a trio of new friends, and embarks on a magical journey to the World’s Greenest City in search of brains, heart, courage…and yoga pants! Remember: there’s no place like Poco, there’s no place like Poco!
“Our Panto continues to be all about sharing the love,” says Corbin Murdoch, Managing Producer at Theatre Replacement. “After six years, what makes this exciting for us, and – we hope – for our audience, is that we get to keep inviting new artists to come and play. Marcus Youssef is a longtime friend and collaborator so we’re thrilled to have him on board this year, bringing his unique voice to the production. He has chosen to move away from the traditional fairy tale and tackle Wizard of Oz, which is exciting. The story is such a popular culture touchstone, and it’s a joy to figure out how to honour that while putting the East Van Panto spin on it. We can’t wait to share what we’ve been working on for the last year.”
Heather Redfern, Executive Director at The Cultch adds, “The Panto is turning six! Time really flies when you’re having fun! The Panto is also about celebrating local artists, local places, and local families. It is for everybody and we are so thankful for all the love the Panto receives each year.”
East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz is recommended for a general audience. As an advisory to adults who might bring young people, The Cultch recommends East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz for ages 5 and up. All persons entering the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.
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