It’s something we look forward to every holiday season: Ross Petty’s latest show.
Since 1996, Ross Petty productions have been bringing laugh-out-loud zaniness to the stage of Toronto’s the Elgin Theatre. Their ‘fractured’ fairy tales, as they call them, are performed in the English pantomime tradition—which means lots of fourth-wall breaking, audience participation, winking asides, cross-dressing, and comedy. It’s the kind of not-so-subtle silliness kids really go in for—you can expect the jokes and sight gags to come a mile a minute in a Ross Petty show.
Which is why we’re psyched for the production house’s latest show: Sleeping Beauty: The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical. It shows every sign of being another Ross Petty classic.
The show features an ambitious Princess Rose (AJ Bridel), aka Sleeping Beauty, who has big dreams (pun intended) of opening an ogre orphanage or unicorn sanctuary in the kingdom of Torontonia. Luke (James Daly), her part-troll music instructor, is in love but doesn’t think he stands a chance.
Complicating matters further, an evil fairy (HGTV’s Love it or List it Hilary Farr) is dead-set on making over the kingdom in the worst of ways. Could the day be saved by her well-intentioned assistant, SparkleBum (played by Eddie Glen, back for his 14th show)?
Tickets start as low as $27, and family 4-packs are available, too. Sleeping Beauty: The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical opens Thursday, December 1 and runs until January 7, 2017, at the Elgin Theatre. 2 pm matinees and 7 pm evening shows run most days—check their website for a complete performance schedule, and to purchase your tickets.
See you there!