Click below to see a promo from the Panto we brought to life in Dixon Place in 2012. We would love to do it again, but can't without your help. Please contact us toute suite with any producer or press-types who might be able to help us make this great tradition take light in NYC!
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DICK WHITTINGTON: An Xmas Panto for NYC
International theatre collective The OPTimistiks bring a new piece of olde world entertainment to NYC. Panto is an essential staple of the British theatrical calendar, which is genuine fun for all the family: an interactive musical parody, which for many kids is their first trip to the theatre.
Dick Whittington: a New York Panto is a lovingly crafted hybrid of the genre, set very firmly in the Big Apple. Our boy Dick — who, according to panto tradition, is played by a girl — comes to NYC to seek fame and fortune on the P-Factor Talent Show, but is pitched against the dastardly forces of a bungling Mayor Gloomberg and scheming Sara Pain. He finds an ally in talented street-performer, Cat, and wins the affections of the Pantomime Dame, Lady Goo-Goo — who, according to another panto tradition, is played by a large man — as he rails against the Subway Rats, his main competition.
Larger-than-life characters, a fairytale love-story and a poor boy following his dream in the hustle and bustle of New York City, is the recipe for an all new family show for the holiday season. It’s all served up with a healthy dash of musical comedy and audience interaction to complete the feast of Panto, a British tradition dating back to the early days of the West End.
The OPTimistiks — who achieved critical acclaim with their 2010 premiere, Billy Carver & the Children in Mind, Montserrat Mendez’s play about a J. K. Rowling-type author — offers up this winning bag of delights to New Yorkers as a new Christmas tradition, one that is fun and affordable for all families.
Dick Whittington was at Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street (between Rivington/Delancey), NY 10002 on Fridays 21 & 28th &
Saturday 22nd December at 7pm and Saturday 29th December at 3pm, 2012.
Register your interest at email@example.com
2013: Fridays 21st & 28th and Saturday 22nd December at 7pm and Saturday 29th at 3pm
Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street between Rivington/Delancey
Just $15 advance with CODE PantoFandS $18 on door; $12 students/seniors advance, $15 on door
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P-FACTOR TALENT SHOW:
- Weds 24th October 7-11pm at The Churchill Tavern Upstairs on 28th st b/t Madison/Park, NY 10016
- Great live entertainment in a Great British Boozer just $10
- Drinks specials & Great British food!
- If you want to showcase your talent: Industry Judges & Top Prizes! Just $5 to enter
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details & to reserve your spot
all proceeds to Dick Whittington: An Xmas Panto for NYC, THANK-YOU!