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Potter The PantoSandcastle​ ​Theatre​ ​will​ be ​presenting​ ​the​ ​hilarious​ ​parody,​ ​Potter​ ​-​ ​the​ ​Panto​ ​at Saugeen​ ​Shores​ ​District​ ​Secondary​ ​School​ ​in​ ​Port​ ​Elgin​ ​on​ ​December​ ​8​ ​and​ ​9.

After​ ​last​ ​December’s​ ​successful​ ​production​ ​of​ ​Peter​ ​Pan​ ​-​ ​the​ ​Panto,​ ​which​ ​involved​ ​over​ ​150​ ​children,​ ​teens​ ​and adults​ ​from​ ​across​ ​Grey, Bruce and Simcoe counties, ​Sandcastle​ ​Theatre​ ​is​ ​very​ ​excited​ ​to​ ​be​ ​presenting​ ​Potter​ ​-​ ​the​ ​Panto​ ​this Christmas​ ​season.​

​In addition to Port Elgin, the musical parody will also have showings in Owen Sound, and Collingwood with each community featuring a​ ​different,​ ​local​ ​cast. Each community promises​ ​laughter​ ​and​ ​fun​ ​for​ ​all​ ​ages.

Pantos​, or ​Pantomimes, ​are​​ ​popular​ ​in​ ​England​,​ ​are​ ​generally​ ​performed​ ​between​ ​Christmas​ ​and​ ​New Year’s and have gained popularity in other countries, including Canada, over the last several years.

Potter​ ​-​ ​the​ ​Panto​ ​is​ ​written​ ​and​ ​directed​ ​by​ ​Stephanie​ ​Fowler​ ​with​ ​Jackie​ ​Rose​ ​Brown​ ​as​ ​the​ ​musical​ ​director​ ​and features​ ​40​ ​actors​ from​ ​age​ ​8​ ​to ​adult.​ ​​​Pantos​ ​are​ ​loosely​ ​based​ ​on​ ​famous​ ​stories,​ ​weaving​ ​in​ ​current​ ​events​ ​and local​​ references.​​​​ Although ​​Potter​​ - ​​the ​​Panto​​ does​ not ​​​tell ​​the​ ​story ​​of ​​the ​​famous​ ​wizard ​​of ​​the ​​same ​​name ​​​​and does​ ​not​ ​include​ ​the​ ​characters​ ​from​ ​that​ ​story,​ ​it​ ​will​ ​tell​ ​tales​ ​of​ ​magic​ ​with​ ​singing​ ​and​ ​dancing,​ ​physical​ ​comedy and​ ​jokes​ ​for​ ​all​ ​ages,​ ​plus​ ​opportunities​ ​for​ ​audience​ ​participation.​ ​Audience​ ​members​ ​will​ ​cheer​ ​for​ ​the​ ​hero​ ​and boo​ ​the​ ​villain​ ​and​ ​even​ ​get​ ​up​ ​on​ ​stage​ ​as​ ​magical​ ​helpers.

Join​ ​Sandcastle​ ​Theatre’s​ for their production of ​Potter​ ​-​ ​the​ ​Panto​ ​(a​ ​parody)​ ​in Port Elgin at​ ​Saugeen District Secondary School ​December​ ​8 and​ ​9. Tickets​ ​are​ ​$25​ ​for​ ​adults,​ ​$20​ ​for​ ​seniors​ ​and​ ​$15​ ​for​ ​children​ ​and​ ​are​ ​available​ ​from​ ​Rabbit​ ​Dash​ ​and​ ​Blackboard Sound​ ​or​ ​can​ ​be​ ​purchased​ ​online​ ​at​ ​sandcastletheatre.com/buy-tickets.

Additional shows are taking place in Owen Sound and Collingwood. Visit sandcastletheatre.com/our-shows/potter-the-panto for more.

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