Attending the East Van Panto has been a yearly tradition for our family ever since our boys have been small. We are so incredibly grateful that the East Van Panto has made it possible for us to continue our holiday tradition during COVID. Even better, the East Van Panto is allowing us to gift one of our Family Fun Vancouver readers a Family Holiday Digital Box!
For 2020, Panto Come Home! has been created especially for an online audience. The performance will be streamed from the York Theatre. The show will feature favourite tunes from previous pantos, as well as favourite actors, all remixed into a brand new story. If there is one thing you can count on from the East Van Panto its a whole lotta laughs. And, dear heavens, are laughs needed this year more than ever.
Check out The Cultch’s synopsis of the 2020 production:
In 2020’s Panto Come Home! Theatre Replacement’s Artistic Directors James Long and Maiko Yamamoto sneak into the York to find very sad pyjama clad Veda Hille parked at her piano. Seems she’s moved into the theatre and has been spending her days trying to relive Panto memories of old. In an attempt to cheer her up they call up a bunch of their Panto friends to sing and dance the greatest East Van Panto hits. Things go sideways fast when the Phanto of the Panto swoops in. He’s been watching these things ever since Jack and the Beanstalk opened the York 8 years ago and has a few choice ideas of his own. Physically-distanced antics ensue!
The chickens have been busy collecting an all-star cast of East Van Panto favourites including Dawn Petten (Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Wizard of Oz), Donna Soares (Cinderella), Amanda Sum (Pinocchio), Shawn Macdonald (Pinocchio), and Mark Chavez (writer, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White). Together, they will dig into the East Van Panto vault and remix the best of the last seven years into a brand new holiday extravaganza. From the ‘Cheese Song’ to the BC Ferry Godmother, Panto Come Home! is guaranteed to knock out the isolation blues and bring home the holidays.
Doesn’t the show sound fun?! To get in on the hilarity, you need to purchase The East Van Panto Digital Box which includes:
- Panto Come Home! livestream date of your choice
- exclusive access to Podcast by Tetsuro Shingematsu
- exclusive access to The Cultch Pen Pal Club
- discounts at local East Van restaurants
- holiday recipes
- activities for the whole family
- additional exclusive content and event invites
The East Van Panto Digital box is $125. A single ticket is just $35.
We are so tickled to be giving away an East Van Panto Digital Box (for a family of 4)! Find our posts on Facebook and Instagram to participate in the contest. Good luck!
Panto Come Home!
Dates: December 17 – 27, 2020