Press Release: Snow White The Panto

Mirror Mirror On The Wall
-what’s the greatest Panto of them all?

The timeless magical fairy tale of Snow White, of course

Metro Theatre is thrilled to present Snow White our Holiday Musical Pantomime, an annual tradition for more than 35 years. The fairest panto in the land hits the stage December 3, 2021 and continues through to January 3, 2022. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm with Matinees at 2 pm.

Our hero the fair Snow White, guided by The Dame, takes us through the enchanted forest, where we meet the Evil Queen, The Magic Mirror, and an odd selection of dwarfs in this zany and uproariously funny family pantomime.

Scotia Browner as Snow White and James Walker as The Dame, lead a cast of 15 talented singers, dancers, and actors to bring the show to life in a delicious blend of colourful scenery, sparkling costumes , toe-tapping tunes, dazzling dance routines, slapstick gags and oodles of audience participation.

Snow White has been loved by many, for many years now. I felt it was an important piece of history that needed updating. Along with writer Erik Gow, we were able to update the classic story with a modern eye lens. While still setting the story in the age of the Grimm’s fairy tale, this Snow White wants to be more than just a princess, she wants love and hope and fun. She is a little spunky, fiery, but still a little in love. Covid-19 has been hard on the arts community. I am so happy to welcome both artists and audience back to the theatre – especially to the Panto.” – Chris Adams, Director

SNOW WHITE is written by panto playwright Erik Gow, directed by Chris Adams, choreographed by Suzanne Ouellette with musical direction by Katie-Rose Connors, stage managed by Kat Palmer and produced by Alison Schamberger Photo credits: Nicol Spinola

 

 

Tickets from $30 adult and $25 for Children under 16 can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or Purchase Tickets

 

Our charitable appeal this year is on behalf of Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
Despite of – and in the midst of – overwhelming odds, women in the Downtown Eastside are not victims in need of saving, but strong women who have a history of forming collective resilience, lifting one another up towards empowerment.” Should you be so inclined, you are invited to bring in NEW hair accessories, jewelry, mirrors, brushes, and beauty products to put under our Christmas Tree in the lobby. The collected items will be delivered to the organization in January.

THE CAST AND PRODUCTION TEAM

 

CAST

Scotia Browner– Snow White
James Walker– The Dame
Daniel Cardoso– The Prince
Lucas Gregory- Chuck, The Huntsman
Avery Taylor– The Wicked Queen
Abrielle Dumansky– The Good Fairy
Roger Monk– The Demon
Vicente Sandoval- Jon, The Town Crier
Daniel Curalli– Dorkey The Dwarf
Michel Guimond– Franky The Dwarf
Joshua Osborne– Hangry, The Dwarf/The Magic Mirror
Shaunti Bains– Connie, The Dwarf/ Understudy to Franky/Hangry/Jon
Amina Niyazov– Big Richard, The Dwarf
Gillian Myers– The Prince’s Squire
Myles Hemy-Bain– Queen’s Guard/Understudy to The Prince/Huntsman/Dorkey
Robin Sukorokoff–  Demon (Dec 26th)/Understudy to Demon, Magic Mirror & Squire
Mark Turpin– The Dame (Dec 26th)/Understudy to The Dame

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Erik Gow– Writer
Chris Adams*- Director
Suzanne Ouellette*- Choreographer
Katie-Rose Connors– Musical Director
Kat Palmer– Stage Manager
Gerri Torres– Assistant Stage Manager
Kadin Vanden Heuvel- Assistant to the Choreographer
Alison Schamberger– Producer
Les Erskine– Lighting Designer/ Technical Director/ General Manager
Tracy-Lynn Chernaske– Set Designer
Roger Monk– Sound Designer
Joscelyne Tamburri– Costume Designer
Claire Turner– Metro Costume Liaison
Nicol Spinola– Promotional Photography/ Additional Social Media & Graphic Design
Robin Richardson– Theatre Carpenter/Set Builder
Meredith Fraser– Set Dec/Scenic Painter
Barbara LaBounta– Graphic Design
Daniel Wiebe– Production ASM/Fly Op
Debra Danny– Publicist and Webmaster
Heather Stewart– Box Office/FOH/Props Assistant

*The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance Opera Theatre Policy (DOT)

Director’s TalkBack

Join Chris Adams, an award winning director, and the cast on Friday December 10th  immediately following that evening’s performance of Snow White The Panto.

Chris  and the cast will talk about:

  • what it’s like producing and directing theatre during a world wide pandemic,
  • what was it like having Christmas 2020 without a panto,
  • and will answer all your burning questions about our much loved annual tradition. Audience questions are encouraged.

There is no additional charge for the Director’s Talk, just stay in your seats (keep your masks on) or  move up a bit closer to the stage.  The session will last approximately 20 minutes

This evening is always very popular, so be sure to grab your tickets quickly.

FAST FACTS

SHOW TIMES:

EVENING Performances:
Dec 3,4,9,10,11,16,17,18,22,23,30  at 7:30 pm

Matinee Performances:
Dec 5,12,19,26,27 & Jan 1, 2,3 at 2 pm

SHOW RUN:

Dec  3, 2021 – Jan 3, 2022

The Relaxed Performance is Sat, DEC 11, 2021

The Director’s Talk is Friday, DEC 10, 2021

The Preview is on Thursday, DEC 2, 2021 – it is the final dress rehearsal.

  • Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (includes the 15 minute intermission)
  • Due to COVID -19 protocols we regret that guests will NOT be invited up on stage after any performance for a CAST signing, selfies or autographs.
  • Proof of vaccination is required to enter the theatre.
  • Masks are required inside the theatre for ALL patrons including children under 12 years of age.
    We also recommend that those under 12 sit in the center of family group to keep more distance.
LOCATION:

1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC.  Next to the on-ramp to the Arthur Lang Bridge by Marine Drive and Granville .

TICKET PRICING:

Tickets from $30 for adults or  $25 for children under 16.
Preview performance $25.  *GST and fees are included in all ticket prices

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or purchased on line TICKETS

BOX OFFICE WINDOWS HOURS:

Thurs – Sat 1:30pm – 4:30pm show weeks and one hour before each show. Box Office Phone: 604 266 7191

LICENSED LOUNGE HOURS:

Performance Evenings – 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Performance Matinees – 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

PARKING:

There is plenty of easy parking – in the parking lot, on the street, even ‘All Evening Parking’ at the Liquor Store Lot just up the street from Metro.

BUS ROUTES:

We’re close to the Marpole bus loop and on the #10 route. Check out www.translink.ca for transit directions.

CONTACT:

Metro Theatre via the contact form at the bottom of this page for more information, publicity photos, and arrangements for interviews.

The Story

     The classic Snow White story is brought to life in true pantomime style, refreshed and enriched with laugh upon laugh! This fantastical tale of our hero Snow White, takes us through the enchanted forest, where we will meet her step-mother, the Evil Queen, The Magic Mirror, and an odd selection of dwarfs. 

      Snow White must decide between staying alive or finding love when she meets the Huntsman and the Prince, but don’t worry, the Dame will always give her the advice she needs. 

     In true panto fashion the whole family is invited to participate in the action to help Snow White make her way through the story –  Boo and hiss the bad guy, the iconic Metro Panto Demon, and cheer on our hero under the protection of The Good Fairy.

Rehearsal Photos by Erik Gow