Panto is back!!! After the long intermission, the Dolphin Playhouse is happy to announce the upcoming annual Panto production, Sleeping Beauty by Ben Crocker. This outrageously funny parody of the beloved fairy tale opens December
10 and runs through December 19.Panto is a British tradition brought to the Bay Area by the Dolphins two years ago with Cinderella. Panto is a boisterous, family-friendly holiday event filled with slapstick, witty dialogue, great
music, and a few wink-wink jokes for the adults. The Dolphin Playhouse production retells the classic adventure of Sleeping Beauty, who has been cursed to sleep 100 years, while adding outrageous characters and uplifting moments
that will get both kids and adults cheering, laughing, and having a wonderful time. The cast includes a mix of Dolphin Playhouse regulars and new members of the local theater community. .Sleeping Beauty will be played by Alex Baugh,
with Rhys Pembroke making his debut as the Prince. The King and Queen are played by Ailya Rose and Bob Belongie, respectively, while Bex Truka plays the important role of Billy, the Butler. Nicole Freim is the evil fairy, with Semantha
West playing her cantankerous cat.
Another newcomer, Angela Vaugh-Likewise, plays the good fairy, withYordin West as the shy castle cat. Other cast members include Christiana Foley, Roman West, and Jhana Brown. Pantos are interactive theater, and the audience is a
big part of the show. So bring your loudest cheering voices; with your help, Sleeping Beauty will be saved by her prince. Pantos are wildly popular in England and becoming a holiday tradition in the United States because they are
all-ages holiday shows. Audinces will be hard-pressed to decide if Sleeping Beauty is a kid’s show that also appeals to adults, or the other way around. Thanks to a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, improved ventilation
has been installed at the Playhouse, with a fresh-air intake and filtration system. In response to the latest guidance from the CDC and Oregon Health Authority, masks will be required, and audience members must provide proof of vaccination.Performances
will be at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for students and seniors, and $5.00 for children under 12. Pay-what-you-can performance (admission by donation of any size) will
be Saturday, December 11. The Dolphin Playhouse is located at 580 Newmark in the historic Empire District of Coos Bay. Reservations can be made on the website at thedolphinplayers.webs.com or by calling 541-808-2611.
Presented by The Dolphin Players
Directed by Alice Carlson
Thank You Oregon Cultural Trust!
UPDATE: The Savannah Sipping Society opening has been postponed until we know it is safe for both our patrons and our actors and crew. The actors have been rehearsing and the crew have been working hard to give you a great performance. Stay tuned for further details! It will be worth the wait:)