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‘Jack’ one of the best pantos

Energetic production a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas season.

I had the opportunity of seeing the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s production of Jack in the Beanstalk on Friday evening at the Surrey Arts Centre.

As a retired panto actor, I went with high expectations. Well, I wasn’t disappointed in the least.

I laughed, I yelled back at the demon, I cheered the fairy, I answered Billy and I sang along when the audience was encouraged to do so and I was sorry when it was all over. This  is one of the more energetic pantos I’ve seen in a very long time. Great cast and a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas season.

If a panto is on your list of “to-dos” for this season, make sure FVGSS’s Jack and the Beanstalk is at the top of your list. You won’t regret it for a minute.

The worst part about this was that the audience was about half full.

Go and see this. For ages from three to 93.

 

Carroll Lefebvre

 

 

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