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 Announces 2019-2020 Season

GHENT PLAYHOUSE 2019-2020 SEASON CEMETERY CLUB BY IVAN MENCHELL DIRECTOR JOHN TRAINOR 10/4-20/2019 THE PANTO WRITTEN BY THE LOONS DIRECTOR CATHY LEE-VISSCHER 11/29-12/15/2019 THE CHALK GARDEN BY ENID BAGNOLD DIRECTOR CATHY LEE-VISSCHER 1/31-2/16/2020 FUN HOME BY LISA KRON CO-DIRECTORS MICHAEL McDERMOTT AND MICHAEL C. MENSCHING MUSICICAL DIRECTOR JOANNE MENSCHING 3/27-4/12/2020 LAST TRAIN…

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…

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