Drayton Entertainment opens the summer theatre season with a popular fairy tale, Jack and the Beanstalk, June 5-22 at the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene.
This version of the fairy tale is a panto which has become a popular fun-filled tradition for children and adults alike. It’s a musical adventure packed with popular songs, lively dancing, and outrageous costumes.
The story follows Jack and his mother, who are down on their luck and in need of money. But when Jack takes their beloved cow to market, all he gets for her are a few measly beans. They are no ordinary beans, however. They’re magic!
When Jack wakes to find a gigantic beanstalk in the middle of his mom’s garden, a wild adventure begins. He climbs up it, all the way to the top above the clouds and that’s where he finds an enormous castle, an enchanted harp, a feisty princess in need of rescue, and a giant with a big, big appetite.
The Penetanguishene show will also feature The Children’s Chorus, which is made up of young Simcoe County performers. After auditioning last February, two teams of over a dozen children each were selected to alternate appearances, alongside professional actors, in the show.
Showtimes vary. It’s recommended for age three and up. For tickets, see www.kingswharftheatre.com or call 705-549-5555.
Photo: Justin Bott and Tim Porter appear in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto Drayton Entertainment’s season opener at the King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene.
Photo credit: Hilary Gauld Camilleri