Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas in Toronto without a Ross Petty Panto. 'Oh, no it wouldn't!' 'Oh, yes it would!' You get the idea. Ross Petty is back for another holiday season—and with it comes all the hit songs, high energy dance numbers, innuendo-laden laughs and (most importantly) … [Read more...]
Why We Won’t Be Missing Out on Ross Petty’s ‘Sleeping Beauty: The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical’
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 … [Read more...]
Create A New Family Tradition This Holiday Season
When I was little my parents would take to me to the Santa Claus Parade every year. Hot chocolate was my favourite treat, as we bundled up and waited for the jolly guy in the red suit to wish us a Merry Christmas. We'd also visit the magical store window displays downtown at Simpsons (now Hudson's … [Read more...]
Fun Things To Do Over The Holidays As A Family
The kids are off of school for a couple of weeks. I came to the realization yesterday that, oh yeah, they're home with me! My daily routine of sitting at the computer with a bottomless cappuccino is not their idea of a holiday. So, I'm trying to work around their schedule. Aside from planning a … [Read more...]
Sitting Down With Cinderella: An Interview With Danielle Wade
Ross Petty and his production team are getting ready for the 19th annual holiday family musical. We can't wait to see what antics are in store in the new CINDERELLA, The Gags To Riches Family Musical. If you haven't experienced a Ross Petty Musical, I strongly urge you to put that on top of your … [Read more...]
Theatre Review: Ross Petty’s “The Little Mermaid”
The holiday season is fully upon us which means we’ve got a new Ross Petty holiday show to see - and this one had us dripping with anticipation. Taking the familiar Little Mermaid story and turning it on its head, Ross Petty's production of The Little Mermaid is an uproarious show that also … [Read more...]
Snow White meets 007 in Ross Petty’s new hilarious show!
You're always in for a really fun time at one of Ross Petty's panto stage productions. Last year I took my kids to see Petty's The Wizard of OZ and we had a blast!This year's Ross Petty Production of Snow White The Deliciously Dopey Family Musical delivers the fun, the music, and the BOOS. … [Read more...]
Who’s afraid of the big bad witch? Apparently not the kids at The Wizard of OZ!
I've entered into the wacky world of Ross Petty Productions with my kids in tow (two boys ages 7 and 11). It's quickly apparent that this is NOT the Wizard of OZ that I'm use to. We were told that WOOHOOS and BOOS were encouraged at this year's hilarious stage production and it definitely doesn't … [Read more...]
Family Holidays & Traditions… and some things to do!
The holiday season is a great time of joy for our family and we love everything about the holidays (sleeping in is one of them). But part of our family tradition is to enjoy some performance arts and a bit of culture. From music to theatre there are many great and affordable options to expose your … [Read more...]