REVIEW: Panto 2021 “Rapunzel: Tale of a Quaran-Teen”

by Gail M. Burns The PantoLoons are back! The Ghent Playhouse has reopened its doors post-pandemic with its signature family-friendly laugh-fest, based on the British holiday tradition of the Panto. What is a Panto? Well, it is a British theatrical tradition for the holiday season. Basically you take a familiar…

Ghent Playhouse Presents the Family-Friendly Panto “Rapunzel: The Tale of A Quaran-teen”

November 26-December 12 [GHENT, NY] – After being shuttered for more than 11 months, The Ghent Playhouse is delighted to kick off its 2021-2022 season with a new take on the annual Panto production. “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-teen” is a zany twist of the classic story, written, acted, produced…

The Annual Panto Returns to the Ghent Playhouse

The Panto Loons present Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-Teen Written and Directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher November 26-28, December 3-5, December 10-12, 2021 at the Ghent Playhouse, 6 Town Hall Place, Ghent, NY 12076 The outrageous “Loons” are finally back with their annual Panto. Now in their 21st Season, the Panto…

Ghent Playhouse Announces 2021-2022 Season

[GHENT, NY] – The Ghent Playhouse proudly announces its reopening program. Kicking off the new 2021-22 season of live theater is the outrageous Panto “Rapunzel: The Tale of a Quaran-teen.” The comedy “The Curious Savage” brings in the new year, and is followed by “Fun Home,” the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical. Closing out the season is…

REVIEW: “The Elves and The Shoemaker” Panto 2018

After two years of good-but-not-great Panto productions, the Pantoloons at the Ghent Playhouse have regained their mojo and are currently tearing up the stage with a hum-dinger of a holiday treat. The Elves and The Shoemaker is funny, timely, and colorful. The script and songs, concocted by director Cathy Lee-Visscher…

Ghent Playhouse Announces 2018-2019 Season

SEASON 44 AT THE GHENT PLAYHOUSE THE FATHER by Florian Zeller directed by Brian Wagner  Performance Dates: October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 THE PANTO THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher          Performance Dates: November 23-25, 30-December 2, December 7-9 MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET by Tom Dudzick directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher Performance Dates: February…

REVIEW: “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at Hubbard Hall

by Gail M. Burns In 1983 successful singer/songwriter Rupert Holmes concocted a plan to make a musical out of Charles Dickens’ unfinished final work The Mystery of Edwin Drood. He had the extraordinary opportunity to present this concept to Joseph Papp at the New York Shakespeare Festival (now the Public…

REVIEW: The Panto “Cinderella” at the Ghent Playhouse

Reviewed by Gail M. Burns, November 2006 Gas for the car – $30 dollarsDinner at the Blue Plate – $28.50Ticket to the Ghent Playhouse – $15 or lessWatching the Panto – PRICELESS! Prince V (for Very) Charming (Sally McCarthy) is being badgered by his mother Queen Blair (Paul Murphy) and…

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