Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up – The Show and it’s Performances

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Phone: 604 266 7191

FAST FACTS:

SHOW TIMES:

* Dec 23 performance has been postponed please contact the Box Office to exchange tickets

EVENING Performances:
Dec 9,10,15,16,22,23,29,30  at 7:30 pm

MATINEE Performances:
Dec 11,17,18, 26, 27 & Jan 1, 2 at 2 pm

SHOW RUN:

Dec  9, 2022 – Jan 2, 2023

  • The Director’s Talk is Friday, DEC 16, 2022
  • The Preview is on Thursday, DEC 8, 2022 – it is the final dress rehearsal.
  • Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes (includes the 15 minute intermission)
LOCATION:

1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC.  Next to the on-ramp to the Arthur Lang Bridge by Marine Drive and Granville.

TICKET PRICING:

Tickets from $30 for adults or  $25 for children under 16.
Preview performance $25.  *GST and fees are additional
*Please contact the Box Office at 604 266 7191 to use our special family rate ($106.00 for 2-adults and 2-children).

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office 604 266 7191 or purchased on line TICKETS

BOX OFFICE WINDOWS HOURS:

Thurs – Sat 1:30pm – 4:30pm show weeks and one hour before each show. Box Office Phone: 604 266 7191

604 266 7191 voicemail or Contact Us form below can be used at other times.

LICENSED LOUNGE HOURS:

Performance Evenings

7 – 11 pm

Performance Matinees

1 – 5 pm

PARKING:

There is plenty of easy parking – in the parking lot, on the street, even ‘All Evening Parking’ for $4 at the Value Liquor Store Lot just up the street from Metro at 1450 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC V6P 5Z9

BUS ROUTES:

We’re close to the Marpole bus loop and on the #10 route. Check out www.translink.ca for transit directions.

CONTACT:

Metro Theatre via the contact form at the bottom of this page for more information, publicity photos, and arrangements for interviews.

letter M with happy and sad theatre masks

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 60th Season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences.

About Pantomimes

Pantomimes date all the way back to ancient Rome.  They are actually not a British invention as is commonly indicated.  Pantomime comes from the Greek word pantomimos which meant a dancer who acted all the roles in the story:  panto meaning all and minos meaning imitator.

Pantomimes or Pantos as they are referred too, tell the story of good versus evil in which hope triumphs over adversity, after danger.  There are elements of comedic moments, double entendres, often great physicality, roles of gender reversal, dances and musical parodies all performed by characters derived from fairy tale plots.  Costumes and sets are bright and colourful  providing a stunning visual for the audience.

Pantos rely heavily on audience participation. The audience is complicit in finding, chasing and dealing with an evil baddie (villain) and a good heroine (fairy). Traditions include:

  • Booing the baddie
  • Cheering the heroine
  • Oh No It Isn’t/Oh Yes It Is – debating plot points
  • He/She’s Behind You – when characters  who have gone missing appear

The audience can shout out at any point during the production, and often do when the actors least   expect it,  resulting in a different show every performance.

Plan to take in the joy and mayhem of this family tradition this holiday season.

Reviews & News

CKNW 980 Interview

with Stirling Fox Dec 4 interviewing Catherine Morrison

You can listen to the interview by going to the CKNW audio vault found here:

Then enter the date of Dec 4  – time of 8 am and move the bar along until you are at 50 min

The Delta Optimist
Christine & Cameron in Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up

Tsawwassen mom & son on stage for Metro Theatre production

Read the full article HERE

CBC Radio- Canada
Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up

For our French speakers:  Check out reporter Richard Thériault  interviewing Metro Director Claude Giroux about the pantomime Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up.  The 12 minute segment aired on Radio-Canada.ca on December 21st.

You can find the French Interview HERE

Press Release: Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up

Oh No it isn’t. Oh Yes it is – a Panto Awakening”

Cast and Production Team

CAST

Isabella Albert …………….………. Sprite
Tessa Baxter …………..…………… Villager, Waltzer, Little Jingles, Sprite
Jackson Baxter ……………….…… Guard, Villager, Waltzer
Veronica Bonderud …………….. Aurora
Brisa Curzon …………………………Villager, Waltzer, Little Jingles, Sprite
Kimball Finigan …………………… Demon, Villager, Waltzer
Shane Lobsinger ……………….… Smitty, Villager
Amanda Lockhart ……………….. Good Fairy, Waltzer, Villager
Dan Meredith ……………………… Villager, Jingles
Tom Moody ………………………… Villager, Waltzer, Narrator
Roger Monk ………………………… King, Villager
Camille Musseau ………………… Queen, Villager
Jada Rosario ………………………… Sprite
Aoife Redmond ……………………. Villager, Waltzer, Attendant
Erin (Haydee) Salvador ………. Villager, Waltzer, Narrator
Christine Santa Maria ………….Villager, Waltzer, Attendant
Emma Stenstrom ………………… Villager, Waltzer, Attendant
Xiaoqing (Sasha) Ye ……………. Val and Villager
Cameron Thomson ……………… Jake, Villager, Bear
Christine Thomson ……………… Villager, Sycophant
James Walker ……………………….. Dame, Nanny

PRODUCTION TEAM
Sleeping Beauty Production Crew

Claude Giroux ………………………. Director
Catherine Morrison ……………… Writer/Co Producer
Alison Schamberger …………….. Co-Producer
Antony Knight ……………………… Music Director
Linzi Voth …………………………….. Choreographer
Jane Meikle …………………………… Rehearsal Stage Manager
Janice Howell ……………………….. Show Stage Manager
Keelin Costello …………………….. Assistant Stage Manager
Rene Schindel ………………………. Costume Designer
Les Erskine …Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Technical Director, GM
Daisy Fung …………………………… Set Decorator
Heather Stewart ……. Props, Construction, Box Office, Front Of House
Emily Dotson …………..…………… Set Painting
Roger Monk ……………..…………… Sound Design
Alex Ross ………………………………. Assistant Technical Director
Robin Richardson ………………… Head Carpenter
Tracy-Lynn Chernaske …..…… Photography
Debra Danny ……………………..…. Publicist
Barbara Labounta ………………… Graphic Design
Claire Turner ………………………… Costume Liaison

Buy A Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up Ticket

from The Director

Join actor, James Walker, who plays The Dame, Nanny as she hosts this special Director’s Talk immediately following the show on Friday, December 16th, 2022.  Some of the cast of Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up  will join James on stage to chat with the audience about:

  • The role in the story telling of Sleeping Beauty the Dame plays and why is she historically played by a man.
  • The six main components within a Panto Storyline
  1. Gender role reversal
  2. Good versus evil story line
  3. Slapstick and physical comedy.
  4. Colourful costumes and set.
  5. Audience participation.
  6. Plot derived from a fairy tale.

 and how these are represented within the unique and original script by Catherine Morrison.

  • Pantomimes include a fair bit of improvisation with the audience. We will talk about the pros and cons of this constant interaction between actor and audience

After which, The Dame will open the session up for questions from the audience.

There is no additional charge for the Director’s Talk, just stay in your seats or move up a bit closer to the stage – allowing for social distancing at all times.
The session will last approximately 20 minutes.

Video Snippets

Production Pictures

Promo Pictures

Rehearsal Pictures