“Do you need a new annual holiday tradition? Look no further than Presidio Theatre’s pantomime production of Sleeping Beauty.”
–San Francisco Examiner
A wildly funny musical mashup of true love, talking dogs, singing chickens, dancing ghosts, and enough fairy magic for the entire family. Audiences can join in the Panto traditions of booing the villains, cheering the heroes, singing along to popular songs played by a live band – with a few new lyrics – and helping the fairies cast magic spells. Will the evil witch Hernia be defeated? Will the princess Sonoma ever find her true love’s kiss? It’s up to you! This holiday delight will have audience members out of their seats to get in on the action.
“…Presidio Theatre has beautifully rendered its intoxicating humor to the Bay Area. It has shown how laughter unlocks imaginations and taps audiences into the realm of childlike wonder.”
– The Daily Californian
Cast and Creative Team
Executive Producer Peggy Haas has assembled an all-star creative team including director Liam Vincent. The show will feature magnificent costumes by Alina Bokovikova and production design by Sean Riley. International music legend Mason Williams and musical director Bill Keck will create a whimsical score for the show featuring pop and classic rock songs with re-written lyrics. Writers are Stephanie Brown and Richard Ciccarone along with production dramaturgs Christine Nicholson and Luther Hanson. Technical director Jeff Gregory, production manager Patty Ann Farrell, choreographer Stacey Printz, assistant director Phoebe Angeni, and casting director Annie Stuart complete the team.
The cast includes Rotimi Agbabiaka, Curt Branom, Renée Lubin, Danny Scheie, Sharon Shao, Matthew Kropschot, Andre Amarotico, Jaime Miller Bardacke, Daniel Benitez, Phaedra Tillery Boughton, Jen Brooks, Maggie Connard, Ruby Day, Jeffrey Mercury Van Sciver, Merrill Grant, M. Javi Harnly, Kaylee Miltersen, Sarah Toby Moore, Scott Reardon, Gary Stanford Jr., Ryan Patrick Welsh, and Eiko Yamamoto.
“Presidio Theatre’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ looks to make participatory theater fun for an American audience.”
– San Francisco Chronicle
Families and friend groups of five or more will receive a Family Pack discount of 15%. (Discount automatically applied at checkout.) Learn about additional savings for artists, non-profits, groups, and park residents on our discount tickets page.
What is panto?
Panto is a traditional British holiday entertainment that combines slapstick humor, one-line zingers, outrageous characters and send-ups of current events. Read all about Panto for Beginners by our dramaturg Christine Nicholson.
Press for Sleeping Beauty
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