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Panto’s “Sleeping Beauty” Live Musical World Premiere at SF’s Presidio Theatre (Dec 1-30)

Thursday, December 1, 2022 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm | Cost: $20.00*
*General Admission: USD 20.00

Presidio Theatre | 99 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

Event Details

The annual holiday tradition of Panto returns to the Presidio Theatre with a new production of Sleeping Beauty full of magic, humor, music, dance and a message of hope for all ages in 23 performances December 1 through 30. The over-the-top musical re-imagining of the classic fairytale is set in the magical kingdom of Pantoland, a mythical realm that bears a striking resemblance to contemporary San Francisco. Panto is a traditional British holiday entertainment that combines slapstick humor, one-line zingers, outrageous characters and send-ups of current events. The new production of Sleeping Beauty features familiar characters including the princess and prince, an evil witch and fairy godmothers, and adds a chorus of singing chickens and a lovable rooster named Pecker that audiences will remember from last year’s Panto, The Magic Lamp.

Twenty-three performances will be given December 1–30, 2022, including two discounted public PREVIEW PERFORMANCES Thursday, December 1, at 6 pm; and Friday, December 2, at 6 pm. OPENING NIGHT will be Saturday, December 3, at 6 pm; and subsequent performances Thursday, December 8, at 6 pm; Friday, December 9, at 6 pm; Saturday, December 10, at 1 and 6 pm; Sunday, December 11, at 1 pm; Thursday, December 15, at 6 pm; Friday, December 16, at 6 pm; Saturday, December 17, at 1 and 6 pm; Sunday, December 18, at 1 pm; Thursday, December 22, at 6 pm; Friday, December 23, at 1 and 6 pm; Saturday, December 24, at 1 pm; Monday, December 26, at 1 and 6 pm; Tuesday, December 27, at 1 pm; Wednesday, December 28, at 1 pm; Thursday, December 29, at 6 pm; and Friday, December 30, at 6 pm. The show is 100 minutes with one intermission.

Sleeping Beauty features many of the Bay Area’s most versatile, acclaimed and popular performers including Rotimi Agbabiaka, Andre Amarotico, Jaime Miller Bardacke, Daniel Benitez, Phaedra Tillery Boughton, Curt Branom, Jen Brooks, Maggie Connard, Ruby Day, Chachi Delgado, Merrill Grant, M. Javi Harnley, Matthew Kropschot, Renee Lubin, Kaylee Miltersen, Scott Reardon, Danny Scheie, Sharon Shao, Gary Stanford Jr., Eiko Yamamoto and Ryan Patrick Welsh.

Executive Producer Peggy Haas has assembled an all-star creative team including director Liam Vincent. The show will feature magnificent costumes by Alina Bokovikova and production design by Sean Riley. International music legend Mason Williams and musical director Bill Keck will create a whimsical score for the show featuring pop and classic rock songs with re-written lyrics. Writers are Stephanie Brown and Richard Ciccarone along with production dramaturgs Christine Nicholson and Luther Hanson. Technical director Jeff Gregory, production manager Patty Ann Farrell, choreographer Stacey Printz and casting director Annie Stuart complete the team.

Tickets: https://go.evvnt.com/1412058-0?pid=4342

Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Theatre

General Admission: USD 20.00

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.

Cost: $20.00*
*General Admission: USD 20.00
Categories: *Top Pick*, Online, Theater & Performance
Address: 99 Moraga Ave, San Francisco, CA 94129

Thursday, December 1, 2022

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