Ross Petty Productions' 17th annual holiday pantomime will be SNOW WHITE The Deliciously Dopey Family Musical. The production runs November 23, 2012 – January 5, 2013 at the historic Elgin Theatre.
Canadian comedian Rick Miller pens this year's silly script, while panto veteran Tracey Flye returns as Director, Marc Kimelman as Choreographer, and Steve Thomas as Music Director.
In this fractured rendering of SNOW WHITE, audiences can expect a plethora of pop culture favourites. The production stars Canadian Idol winner Melissa O'Neil, who made her panto debut as Belle in Petty's 2010 production of Beauty and the Beast. O'Neil is delighted to return to the Elgin Theatre fresh off her gig in the Broadway production of Stratford's Jesus Christ Superstar. Stratford leading man Graham Abbey, standing in for the Seven Dwarfs, takes a cue from his portrayal of the dashing hero on CBC-TV's The Border, and easily steps into the iconic role of super spy 007. "Abbey . . . Graham Abbey," won the Dora Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male in Ross Petty Productions' 2001 version of Snow White And The Magnificent Seven.
Second City alumnus Reid Janisse makes his panto debut as one of the Three Little Pigs and voice actor and impressionist Bryn McAuley (the voice of Caillou) steps in as Little Red Riding Hood. Billy Lake, currently in his 6th season at the Shaw Festival, tackles the role of Pinocchio, and Eddie Glen, everyone's favourite red head, returns as Petty's bumbling sidekick.
And while it wasn't obvious to Hollywood execs which starlet could ultimately reign as Snow White's evil stepmother, Ross Petty ultimately won out over Julia Roberts and Charlize Theron and will once again become "the fairest of them all" in this winter's stage version of SNOW WHITE.
Ross Petty Productions presents
The Deliciously Dopey Family Musical!
Starring Graham Abbey, Eddie Glen, Reid Janisse, Melissa O'Neil, and Ross Petty
Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
November 23, 2012 – January 5, 2013
OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, November 29, 2012 @ 7pm
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
$85/$75/$64/$27 Adults • $59 Children under 12 • $236 Family 4-Pack – prices do not include fees/taxes
Tickets can be purchased online at www.rosspetty.com by phone at 1.855.599.9090
or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
For groups of 12 or more call 647.438.5559, toll free 1.866.447.7849 or visit www.thegrouptixcompany.com