Twas The Year Without Panto!
About the Video
What a year it’s been!
Covid-19 has certainly taken its toll on all of us. However, with a vaccine on its way, it will eventually pass, and things will get slowly back to normal. Although the Pandemic has shuttered public events, closed down theatres and other performing venues, The Laughing Stock Theatre Society is proud to present a very special, Covid-19 friendly, treat for the whole family. Our Volunteer Theatre Elves have been busy over the summer and fall of 2020 preparing an original – straight to YouTube – Christmas Special that took the place of our Annual Live Traditional Panto.
Twas the Year without Panto!
“The evil villain “Corona Virus” has shuttered all the theatres across the land, and forced the Annual Panto to postpone itself for a while. This doesn’t stop the intrepid harbinger of Panto, the illustrious Dame Washalot and a few of her friends, Dame Pattycake, Chef Louis, a little drummer boy named Stu, and a small contingent of elves lead by Sparklebell and Snowdrop, from trying to save Christmas and bring about good cheer!”
This roughly 30 minute special debuted on December 24, at 1:00pm the same day and time our performances would normally start for our annual Panto run at the Sagebrush Theatre.
You can catch all the zaniness via our YouTube channel The Laughing Stock Theatre YouTube Channel
We hope you enjoy it as much as we did preparing it for you! Look for the tradition of “Live” Panto to (hopefully) return in 2021!
Cheerio! Off to the ‘virtual’ Panto you go!
Don’t miss this straight to YouTube exclusive!
|Dame Washalot||Vance Schneider|
|Stu, The Little Drummer Boy||Stu Wightman|
|Dame Pattycake||Tom Fox|
|Chef Louis||Bruce Visser|
|Snow Drop||Brittney Zettergreen|
|The Chorus of Elves|
|Wintersand||Kiera Lyn Stanley|
|Producer / Director||Vance Schneider|
|Written / Adapted by||Vance Schneider, Bruce Visser|
|Dance Choreographer||Jasmine McDaniels|
|Set Design||Jennelle Young|
|Set Construction||John Neill, Vance Schneider|
|Lead Painter||Jennelle Young|
|Lighting Design||John Neill, Carlo Sia|
|Sound Design||Vance Schneider|
|Makeup||Vance Schneider, Jennelle Young|
|Props Master||Vance Schneider|
|Special Visual Effects||John Neill, Vance Schneider|
|Drums and Percussion||Stu Wightman|
|Camera Operators||John Neill, Carlo Sia, Vance Schneider|
|Video Editor||Vance Schneider|
|YouTube Release Date||December 24, 2020|
|Filmed on Location at||TLS Studios, Kamloops, BC|
|Production Length||5 short videos – 7-9 minutes in length|
|Production Style||Traditional British Panto!|