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 10th through December 19th. Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. $10.00-adults, $8.00-students & seniors, and $5.00-children under 12. Pay-what-you-can is Sat. 12/11 (admission by donation of any size). 580 Newmark in the historic Empire District of Coos Bay. For reservations visit the website at thedolphinplayers.webs.com or by call 541-808-2611.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.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 =Alex Baugh The Prince = Rhys Pembroke The King = Bob BelongieThe Queen = Ailya Rose Billy, the Butler = Bex Truka The Evil Fairy = Nicole Freim The Cantankerous Cat = Semantha West The Good Fairy = Angela Vaugh-LikewiseThe Shy Castle Cat = Yordin West 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. Audiences 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.