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2022

East Van Panto:
The Little Mermaid

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What: One of Vancouver's favourite festive shows, the beloved East Van Panto is back on stage at the historic York Theatre this year––and celebrating its 10th anniversary! Jam-packed with music and jokes, this brilliant, family-friendly version of The Little Mermaid fuses high-energy panto traditions with lots of local references to create a whip-smart, highly original production. The story? When Ariel is busking with her girl band at New Brighton Beach, she falls in love with a teenage mer-person. Diving into an underwater adventure, she later makes a questionable deal with a devilish octopus named Ursula, fights off evil electric eels with her trash crab BFF, Sebastian, and even has to help save the ocean from a mysterious purple slime of despair. There are two ways to experience this year's show: in-person at the theatre or from the comfort of your home via online viewing. Coming to the theatre? Book ahead: the East Van Panto is a surefire winner every year and performances can easily sell out in advance.

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When: November 16, 2022 to January 1, 2023

Where: York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

Cost: In-person tickets $20 to $79; online tickets from $35

For more information, visit the official website or click on the advert above