Moby Dick, the British Panto – coming this December!

Who is Panto Horse playing in this year’s Panto? To be revealed…
You’ve seen the film! Played the game! Pretended to read the book in 9th Grade! Now, you can experience Moby Dick, the Panto! Join Ahab and friends, as they pursue the dreadful fish, Moby Dick! See Moby chase them back! Find out if anyone does really call him Ishmael! Duck the flying wee harpoons! As our 9th grade English teacher, Ms. Maria says: “Moby Dick, what’s not to like? It’s “Important Literature,” and it tastes good! ” Guaranteed holiday fun for the whole family, with unstoppable interactive craziness, and lots of candy! From the same folks who brought you British Panto for the last ten years!
This Splinter Group Theatre production is directed by Luther Hanson, with musical direction by Kathleen Poe, and a cast of thousands! Well, fifteen.
Tickets available now, click the link to the right!

Ahab and his whale?

Beowulf, The Panto? Yes, Beowulf, The Panto!

You’ve seen the film! Played the game! Read the epic poem in 9th Grade! Now, you can experience Beowulf, the Panto! Join King Hrothgar, and Beowulf as they fight to save their kingdom from the dreadful dragon, Grendel, and his even more dreadful Mum! See Beowulf win the hand of the fair Princess Hrothmund, and duck the flying little smokies!. As Gary Naylor, of Broadway World says: “Beowulf, what’s not to like?”

Splinter Group Theatre presents Beowulf, the Panto!, by John Savournin and the Charles Court Opera, opening Thursday, December 14 and playing through Saturday, December 23rd.  Performances are December 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7:00 pm, and December 16, 17 and 23 at 2:00 pm.

This production is directed by Luther Hanson, with musical direction by Kathleen Poe, and a cast of thirteen.   Beowulf is played by Jonathan Plon, Grendel by Vern Lewis, Grendel’s mother by Elliot Herzer, King Hrothgar by Juan Ramos, Princess Hrothmund by Breanna Reilly, Wiglaff by Ava Jones, Good Spirit by Kathleen Poe, with all other roles played by John Hancock, Austin Mills, Christine Nicholson, Connor Oshiro, Dan Reilly, and Johnna Wood. .  The live band is Kailer Bibbins on keyboards, and Steve Ibarra on drums.

Performances will be held in the Black Box Theatre at the West Sacramento Community Center, 1075 W. Capitol Ave, West Sacramento, CA 95691

Ticket prices are $15 General Admission; $10 for Students with IDs, Seniors, and Persons with Disabilities; and $5 for children under 6.

Curtain time is at 7:00pm for Evening Shows

Panto is coming

We are deep in rehearsal for this year’s panto and realized there was a slight error on the postcards that have already gone out. It shows an 8:00pm start time for evenings…this was supposed to be 7:00pm and due to our agreement with West Sacramento, we must keep it at 7:00pm. Matinees are still at 2:00pm as noted.

Tickets are available now. You don’t want to miss this…

 

Sleeping Beauty: Coming Soon

We are super excited to announce that this year’s panto will be Sleeping Beauty: The British Panto! Our princess has been sleeping a long time…who will wake her? And will there be a man in a dog costume and a Dame in a dress? Of course there will.

Dec. 13 – 23, West Sacramento Community Center Black Box Theatre