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Press Release: CINDERELLA ~ Panto

Metro Theatre is pleased to present CINDERELLA our Holiday Musical Pantomime, an annual tradition for over 33 years. 

The magic begins December 15, 2017 and continues through to January 6, 2018. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm with Matinees at 2 pm.

With plenty of catchy musical numbers and considerable audience participation, Metro Theatre’s  CINDERELLA  is the  story of how an underdog uses her courage to go after what she wants. The classic glass slipper fairytale is transported to our technology driven world by a take charge Cinderella in sneakers, embracing her girl power, never allowing her wicked stepmother or stepsisters to deflate her happiness, or worrying about the stroke of midnight. 

 

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo! And the magic of live theatre casts its spell on you.  Wonderful costumes in inventive stage settings combined with the wacky hijacks of the two “Dames” (Cinderella’s stepsisters), the Metro Theatre Demon (the guy we love to hate), the ever popular Good Fairy, an awkward Prince Charming, hilarious best friend Buttons along with the iconic evil stepmother prompt captivated children and adults alike to cheer, boo, laugh, groan and even sing and dance along, in a fun-filled experience for the whole family.

Director Mike Mackenzie “We have taken the classic story of Cinderella that everyone knows, and given it a modern twist with a strong, confident woman who does not need a male to “complete” her instead wanting a partner to compliment her personality and ideals.  Exploring the piece in the times we live in, with local topical references continues the Metro Theatre decade’s old tradition of witty pantomimes that delight.”

CINDERELLA is written by Catherine Morrison, directed by Mike Mackenzie, choreographed by Sam Bregoliss with musical direction by Theo Budd,  stage managed by Heather Webster and produced by Ryan Nunez.  Photo credits: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske.  Click for full  Panto Cast & Crew Listing.

Tickets are $28 Adult, $25 Senior/Student or $17 Children under 12 and can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or PURCHASE TICKETS

Metro Theatre is collecting donations of NEW SHOES for the SHOE BANK.  If you are so inclined, please bring SHOES for children, teens or adults to put under our SHOE tree in the lobby.

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 55th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. CINDERELLA is our 507th show.

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