PA Panto’s “Ethel Mermaid & the Varying Degrees of Evil”
December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Find your new delight in PA Panto’s 2024 production of “Ethel Mermaid & the Varying Degrees of Evil.”
New to Panto? Here are some fun tidbits:
Shout outs – who/what/when/where/why/how
*Cheering/booing/hissing – In panto, there are “goodies” and “baddies”. Cheer the heroes when they do something good. Boo and hiss the baddies when they do bad things. These reactions were common in Shakespearean theatre and are now an expected part of British pantos.
*“Oh no it isn’t, oh yes it is” – A routine chant used when an actor says either “oh no it isn’t” or “oh yes it is” and the audience is encouraged to shout the opposite. The shout is normally repeated three times, lead by the actor.
*“It’s right behind you!” – When an actor is looking for something, or a villain is creeping up on a hero, and the audience can clearly see whatever it is behind them. A crowd favorite, every time.
We’ll have other moments of interactions with the audience. Show up ready for anything. We’ll keep surprising you, in the good way!