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THEATRE PREVIEW

december 2018 | Volume 174

 

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  Photo credit: Tracy-Lynn Chernaske.

KING ARTHUR’S COURT
by Catherine Morrison
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.
Dec. 13-Jan. 5
From $28
www.metrotheatre.com or 604-266-7191
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Metro Theatre is thrilled to present King Arthur’s Court, our Holiday Musical Pantomime, an annual tradition for 34 consecutive years. The fun begins December 13, 2018 and continues through to January 5, 2019. Evening performances are at 7:30 pm with Matinees at 2 pm.

King Arthur’s Court is a song and dance version of the famous legend of the gallantry of King Arthur, his love for Guinevere, the wizardry of Merlin and the bravery of the Knights of the Round Table.

Borrowing from parts of Camelot and parts of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this whimsical tale features Arthur as he grows from a boy to a king under the tutelage of Merlin. As the story goes, Arthur meets Guinevere and subsequently forms the Knights of the Round Table.  The Knights (Sir Round, Sir Cumspect to name but two) are a dysfunctional and argumentative group and it falls to Arthur to get them to collaborate.

Along the way, there is a fire-breathing dragon with throat problems and, of course, the mainstay of any Panto – the Dame – Mrs. Baker, the castle cook and her Trick Oven. The battle of good versus evil wages throughout the production. On the side of all that is right and good, there is the beloved Good Fairy, a glittering spectacle in white *Yeah* versus the nasty, iconic, evil Demon, dressed in black *Boo*.  Loud and noisy cheering and jeering are enthusiastically encouraged!

A cast of 28 talented singers, dancers, and actors bring this show to life in spectacular medieval costumes, backed by an awesome set of moving castle turrets with flying forests and dramatic stage lighting.

Panto playwright Catherine Morrison: “King Arthur’s Court is fun, family entertainment and a great introduction to live theatre.”

Tickets from $28 (New Family Value 4 Pack from $85) can be reserved by calling the Box Office at 604-266-7191 or Purchase Tickets

Metro Theatre is collecting donations of COFFEE and TEA for the Legion Round Tables.  Donations will be delivered to the “Knights” of Legion Branch #61. If you are so inclined, please bring your donations to put under our COFFEE tree in the lobby throughout the show run.

CAST LIST:

ROLE…………………………Performer

ARTHUR…………………………Colton Fyfe
GUINEVERE…………………………Megan Greenwood
MOPSY…………………………Katherine Matlashewski
MRS. BAKER…………………………James T. Walker
GOOD FAIRY…………………………Emma Gold
DEMON…………………………Mark Wolf
MERLIN…………………………Sue Sparlin
SIR  SMARTIE-PANTS…………………………Chris Coulter
SIR ROUND…………………………Mark Sparky McDonald
SIR SINGS-A-LOT…………………………Jon Morris
SIR LAUGHS-A-LOT…………………………Anthony Stonechild
SIR CUMSPECT…………………………Kevin Sloan
SIR LANCELOT…………………………Cameron Thomson
MR. BEAR………………………………………Cameron Thomson
TOWN CRIER…………………………Allyson Riley
LADY ELINOR…………………………Diana Andrews
LADY ALICE…………………………Hannah Holmgren
LADY JANE…………………………Kristi Low
LADY ELIZABETH…………………………Gillian Myers
YOUNG ARTHUR……………Scotia Browner /Katherine Mezei
DRAGON…………………………Sara-Yobdee Marazzi
ENSEMBLE…………………………Christine Thomson
ENSEMBLE…………………………Shanti Bains
ENSEMBLE…………………………Lucy Bosma
ENSEMBLE…………………………Wren Hawkey
ENSEMBLE…………………………Ivy Hawkey
ENSEMBLE…………………………Maneli Shafiee
ENSEMBLE…………………………Simone Richard

PRODUCTION TEAM
POSITION…………………………Name

PRODUCER…………………………Alison Schamberger
PRODUCER/WRITER…………………………Catherine Morrison
DIRECTOR…………………………Chris Adams
MUSICAL DIRECTOR…………………………Katie-Rose Connors
CHOREOGRAPHER………………………….Lyndsey Britten
STAGE MANAGER…………………………Heather Webster
ASM/PROPS…………Allison Kendall /Morgan Reynolds
COSTUMES………………………….Rene Schindel
SET DESIGNER………………………… Les Erskine
LIGHTING DESIGNER………………………… Les Erskine
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR…………………………Jamie Horsley
GENERAL MANAGER…………………………Les Erskine
HEAD CARPENTER…………………………Robin Richardson
CARPENTER…………………………Jamie Horsley
SCENIC PAINTING………………………… Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
SET DECORATION…………………………Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
PHOTOGRAPHY………………………… Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
GRAPHIC DESIGN………………………… Barbara LaBounta
WARDROBE MANAGER…………………………Sean Ullmann

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 56th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. King Arthur’s Court is our 513th show.

 

 

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