Treasure Island The Panto!

Treasure Island The Panto

About the Play

Treasure Island is a story by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. It is told in the First person accounts of young Jim Hawkins, the son of the proprietors of the Admiral Benbow Inn in Black Hill Cove, England, who finds himself suddenly surrounded by ruthless buccaneers and stories of buried gold. With the help of his friends, Squire Trelawney and Dr. Livesey, Jim sets out on one of greatest adventures of his life. The story was originally serialized in the children’s magazine Young Folks between 1881 to1882 under the title Treasure Island, and The Mutiny of the Hispaniola.

It was First published as a book on November 14, 1883 by Cassell & Co. Treasure Island is traditionally considered a coming-of-age story, and is noted for its atmosphere, characters, and action. It is one of the most frequently dramatized of all novels. Its influence is enormous on popular perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an “X”, the Black Spot, tropical islands, buried treasure, and one legged sea faring men bearing parrots on their shoulders.

The tale of Treasure Island was Disney’s first feature length live action movie made in 1950 starring Robert Newton as Long John Silver, a role which defined iconic pirate speak right down to the Arrrrs.. (A classic example of this is found in the Disney movie when Silver, witnessing a burial at sea, exclaims “Arrrmen” at the end of a prayer) There have been many different versions of Treasure Island made over the years, including Muppet Treasure Island (1996) and the animated classic Treasure Planet (2002).

In our version, we’ve given Treasure Island the full panto treatment! We’ve added a few characters that you might not know, and put an extra special touch on the favorites!

CastCrewProduction Info
Character Played by
Captain Flint Vance Schneider
Billy Bones / Ben Gunn Christo Vutev
Frank / Mr. Arrow Connor Seeley
Marty / Abraham Grey Rem Murray
Jim Hawkins Jennelle Young
Mollycoddle Hawkins Tom Fox
Squire Trelawney Dustyn Makortoff
Dr. Livesey Elizabeth King
Black Dog / Jolly Adam Perison
Blind Pew / Roger Ivan Vutev
Israel Hands Daisy Heinonen
George Merry Brenda Alexander
Job Anderson Kassidy Ellison
Sánchez Héctor Serna
Long John Silver Brittany Zettergreen
Captain Smollett Vance Schneider
Siren Of The Sea Ruth Roe
Dory Olivia Marino
Lil’ Scupper Kayla Roath
Tiki God Zinédine Perriard-Abdoh
The Full Chorus Athena Chase, Aubrey Crowley, Ava Loehr, Cori Oyer, Felicia Chase, Giorgia Lanzoni, Iesha Aguinaldo, Isabel Moody, Isabel Loehr, Jessica Stenekes, Kathy Zhang, Kayla Roath, Kaylee Oyer, Lori Proznick, Olivia Marino, Ru na Baek, Sophia Dimopoulos, Sophie Proznick, Sylar Unser-Kleissen, Tiana Robinson, Zinédine Perriard-Abdoh
Producer Vance Schneider
Adaptation by Vance Schneider
Director Vance Schneider
Set & Lighting Designer Vance Schneider
Sound Design Vance Schneider, Walter Hunt
Head of Wardrobe Denise Proznick
Head of Construction Vance Schneider
Master Carpenters John A. Neill, Vance Schneider
Master Painter Jessica Scott
Dance Choreographer Jasmin McDaniels
Stage Manager Walter Hunt
Assistant Stage Manager Carlo Sia
Costumes / Dressers Denise Proznick, Lori Proznick, Sophie Proznick, Carolyn Sommer
Hair / Makeup Jasmin McDaniels, Vance Schneider, Denise Proznick
Set Construction John Neill, Vance Schneider, Jay Barber, Walter Hunt,
Jennelle Young
Set Painting Jennelle Young, Vance Schneider, John Neill, Christo Vutev,
Ivan Vutev, Mackenzie Barber, Lori Barber, Connor Seeley,
Dustyn Markoto , Rem Murray, Brenda Alexander.
Props Master Vance Schneider
Prop Building Vance Schneider, Jennelle Young, Lori Barber
Drums and Percussion Stu Wightman
Lead Guitar Christo Vutev
Technical Director * Roya Mole
Lighting Operator * Roya Mole
Sound Operator * Bill Chabassol
Fly Operator * Robin Arundel
Running Crew The Cast and Chorus
Publicity Vance Schneider
Poster and Graphics Carlo Sia, Vance Schneider
Program Vance Schneider, Carlo Sia
Raffle Organizer Carlo Sia
Photography/Videography John A. Neill
*Western Canada Theatre Employee
Original Performance Dates December 24-31, 2016
Venue Sagebrush Theatre, Kamloops, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 45 minutes
Production Style Traditional British Panto
Our Sponsors Newgold New Afton Mine, Kamloops Office Systems, Sticky’s Candy,
Kamloops Coast Hotel & Conference Centre, Domino’s Pizza,
Tranquille Farm Fresh, Windsor Plywood
Special Thanks To Kamloops Live Box Office, Shaw TV, CFJC Midday, Echo Newspapers, Gerry Wallin, The House of Carmond, Riverside Small Animal Hospital, John A Neill Photography

Photos from this Epic Production!