Monday, November 14, 2011

People’s Light & Theatre Presents Treasure Island: A Musical Panto




People’s Light & Theatre Presents

Treasure Island: A Musical Panto

November 16, 2011 – January 8, 2012






In Treasure Island: A Musical Panto, Mother Hawkins and Long John Silver return for the holidays with the rascally rabble aboard Ye Olde Blowharde. They sing, dance, stagger, and swim their way through a few of the Seven Seas in search of Billy Bones’ treasure.


Now a holiday tradition, audiences ages 5-105 have been selling out People’s Light’s Main Stage for eight
seasons to see the company’s World Premieres of Panto-spins on classic tales. Treasure Island will be the first time People’s Light is reviving one of its most popular productions, adding new material to make it a special experience for all who enjoyed it the first time, as well as newcomers.




WHAT IS A PANTO?
The Panto is a tradition borrowed from England, where almost every town has a Panto during the holiday
season. Pantos are a mix between a fractured fairy tale and a variety show, using familiar stories to form
the basis for exaggeration, outrageous jokes, and rollicking songs and dances. They incorporate specific
elements, including “the dame” (a man dressed as a woman), audience participation (in the form of cheering the heroes and booing the villains), a “messy bit,” candy passed out to the audience, and a “silly song” that inspires an audience sing-along.


SPECIAL EVENT
At 12pm before every Sunday 2pm performance of Treasure Island, The Farmhouse Bistro will host a brunch featuring characters from the play. Brunch is $21.95 for adults and $12.95 for youth (12 and under). For reservations, call 610.647.8060 or visit TheFarmhouseBistro.com.





For more information: www.PeoplesLight.org


Location: 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355


This event is appropriate for: 5 -105


 Cost: Single tickets range in price from $35 – $45

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