Sooke Harbour Players presents Camelot – Nov 25-27 and Dec 2-4
Hello (again) world. It’s been a long time since I posted anything on this blog, despite having it completely redesigned many months ago. What better reason to write than to promote the upcoming Sooke Harbour Players production of Camelot The Pantomime!
- It’s a fun, family-friendly show.
This is a production for all ages, with lots of laughs and gags galore. The classic story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table turned on its head by the inimitable Ben Crocker.
- Unbelievable local talent!
With a cast of nearly 50 people as young as 8, you probably know somebody in this show! Sooke Harbour Players is an all-ages, all-experience-level community theatre group. Many of the performers in this production are on-stage for the first time. This is my second go around with the stage, and this year I get to play one of the villains (and had to grow a moustache as a result).
- The singing and dancing!
Our talented musical director Marian Schols has assembled a repertoire of contemporary numbers, ably performed live by our cast, with dances chorerographed by Callie Rae and Nicole Rae that will have you wanting to join in (and will, admittedly, be stuck in your head after you go home!)
- Boo the villains and cheer on the heroes!
Being a traditional English pantomime, the audience is expected to particpate in the fun by cheering on the good guys and showing the baddies what you think of them. “Pantomime, what’s that?” you say? French guys with striped shirts and white make-up? And what’s with singing and dancing, I thought it was silent!? No – Pantomime is a style of production that retells a classic tale using (often) slapstick comedy, stock characters and audience particpation.
- Kick off the Holiday Season
If you are from the UK, you’ll definitely know that a panto is one of the many traditions of the holiday season across the pond – so why not take it in and start a new tradition with your family? Live theatre only works if you support it – so come out and show the hardest-working performers on Vancouver Island your support! You’ll be glad you did!
Tickets are just $22 for adults, and $16 for seniors (65+) and youth (6-17). Kids under 5 are free. You can buy tickets online here (be sure to select the date you want first), with cash at Stick In The Mud Coffee House, or by calling Susan at 250-415-9410. Buy your tickets early to ensure you get to go to your preferred performance! There are only 6 shows: 7:00 Fridays and Saturdays (Nov 25, 25 and Dec 2, 3) and 2:00 Matinees on Sundays (Nov 27 and Dec 4).
I hope to see you there!