East Van Panto:
What: Vancouver's brilliantly entertaining alternative pantomime is back for its seventh year with this family-friendly, laugh-a-minute version of Pinocchio. Expect a decidedly local and cleverly satirical story to unfold on stage as lonely ice cream seller Gelatto is given a puppet that suddenly comes to life. Keep your eyes peeled for a supporting cast of Vancouver-area characters––including an angry orca, dastardly fox and a famous cricket. Exactly how large will young Pinocchio's nose become and will there be a frothy Cappuccino War between the ‘Abruzzos’ and the ‘Calabrias’? There's only one way to find out. Produced by Theatre Replacement at the smartly restored York Theatre, this annual panto has become a must-see Christmas tradition for many locals.
When: November 20, 2019 to January 5, 2020
Where: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver; 604-251-1363
Cost: Tickets from $26