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Sleeping Beauty: The Panto at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Sleeping Beauty: The Panto

A Fun-Filled Family Tradition
By Caroline Smith

Directed & Choreographed by David Connolly
Music Direction by Nico Rhodes
Set Design by Jean Claude Olivier
Costume Design by Rachel Berchtold
Lighting Design by Kevin Fraser
 

Nov 27 to Dec 29

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Feisty fairies, an enchanted spinning wheel, a malevolent villainess, and a dozy princess!

Join us as the beloved fairy tale comes to life on stage as a fun-filled family panto featuring popular music, lively dancing, outrageous costumes, audience participation, and more!

When a lavish party is thrown to celebrate the birth of a princess, the exclusion of the land’s most powerful sorceress from the festivities unleashes a wrath of fury. The vexed villainess puts a curse on the young royal – on her 17th birthday, the princess will prick her finger on a mystical spinning wheel and fall asleep for a thousand years. Doomed by fate, can the prince of her dreams stir her from the trappings of a ceaseless slumber?

Just like past hits Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, and Snow White, the winning elements of singing, dancing, and laughter in Sleeping Beauty sparkle with spindles of charm and joy. Don’t miss it!


THEATRE ADDRESS
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
40 Benjamin Rd. E.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9

AUDIENCE
Recommended for ages 3 and up. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 30 minutes including one intermission.

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Meet The Artists

The Company

(in alphabetical order)
 
George Absi
George Absi
Ensemble
Justin Bott
Justin Bott
Fairy Carabossy
Jenni Burke
Jenni Burke
Fairy Bountiful
Garett Hill
Garett Hill
Ensemble
Alex Kelly
Alex Kelly
Prince William
Shelley Kenney
Shelley Kenney
Ensemble
Seanna Knudsen
Seanna Knudsen
Ensemble
Billy Lake
Billy Lake
Queen Hecuba
Erik Markewich
Erik Markewich
Ensemble
Erica Peck
Erica Peck
Aurora
Kale Penny
Kale Penny
Prince Harry
Emma Rudy
Emma Rudy
Rosabella
Andrew Scanlon
Andrew Scanlon
Royal Nurse/Ensemble
Aaron Walpole
Aaron Walpole
King Hector
Christine Watson
Christine Watson*
Ensemble
* Dance Captain     

Children's Chorus

Children's Chorus Red

Back Row: (L-R) Julia Green, Sophie Mutch, Genevieve Huggins, Miranda Franceschini, Emma Douglas, Tyler Wilkie, Faith Vanderwerf, Evan Doerr.
Front Row: (L-R) Libby Holtam, Sean Mendes, Yesol Seo, Leah Coupal, Emma Dennis, Sebastien Adam.

November 28 at 2:00 p.m., November 30 at 2:00 p.m., December 1 at 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., December 4 at 10:30 a.m., December 6 at 7:30 p.m., December 7 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., December 13 at 7:30 p.m., December 14 at 2:00 p.m., December 15 at 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., December 17 at 10:30 a.m., December 18 at 10:30 a.m., December 19 at 2:00 p.m., December 21 at 7:30 p.m., December 26 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., December 29 at 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m..

 

Children's Chorus Blue

Back Row (L-R) Naomi Lofft, Henrietta Elizabeth Van Niekerk, Katherine Johnson, Rachel Jackson, Janae Dorleon, Emma Hawley, Emery Oudshoorn.
Front Row (L-R) Maia Montanaro, Eli McCready-Branch, Julia Sulpher, Myles Muzzell, Nicholas Johnson, Lily Fournier, Lucas Way.

November 27 at 10:30 a.m., November 28 at 7:30 p.m., November 29 at 7:30 p.m., November 30 at 7:30 p.m., December 5 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., December 8 at 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., December 10 at 10:30 a.m., December 11 at 10:30 a.m., Devember 12 at 2:00 p.m., December 14 at 7:30 p.m., December 20 at 7:30 p.m., December 21 at 2:00 p.m., December 22 at 11:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., December 27 at 7:30 p.m., December 28 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.


The Creative Team

David Connolly
David Connolly
Director
&
Choreographer
Nico Rhodes
Nico Rhodes
Music Director
Jean Claude Olivier
Jean Claude Olivier
Set Designer
Rachel Berchtold
Rachel Berchtold
Costume Designer
Kevin Fraser
Kevin Fraser
Lighting Designer
Amber Archbell
Amber Archbell
Stage Manager
Sadie Wannamaker
Sadie Wannamaker
Assistant Stage Manager
Cody Burns
Cody Burns
Apprentice Stage Manager
Caroline Smith
Caroline Smith
Writer


The Band

Nico Rhodes
Nico Rhodes
Music Director/Keys I
Howard Gaul
Howard Gaul
Drums/Percussion
Earl Filsinger
Earl Filsinger
Guitar
David Myers
David Myers
Keys II
Junior Riggan
Junior Riggan
Bass

Video

Photos & News

Company of Sleeping Beauty The Panto, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season
Photo credit: Company of Sleeping Beauty The Panto, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Nico Rhodes Set Designer Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser.  Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.
 
Jenni Burke and Justin Bott in The Drayton Entertainment production of Sleeping Beauty: The Panto
Photo credit: Jenni Burke and Justin Bott in Sleeping Beauty The Panto, Drayton Entertainment, 2019 Season. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Nico Rhodes Set Designer Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser.  Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.

Media Reviews
  • Entertain This Thought: "A Hilarious, Modern Adaptation" Read the full review here.
  • Waterloo Region Record: "THEATRE REVIEW: The fun never stops with Drayton’s new production, Sleeping Beauty The Panto" Read the full review here.

News Releases
  • Youth Auditions Announced for Holiday Panto Read More.

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