A spoof to a children’s fairy tale hits the stage as pantomime Red Riding Hood is presented by Heartland Arts Troupe in Stettler from Nov. 4 to 8 at the Performing Arts Centre.
“This is great entertainment for the whole family and all ages, “ said Jane Shepherd, who directs the two-hour pantomime written by Bob Hammond.
“It’s an anything-but-silent sparkling family performance.”
“The production is hilarious and has lots of audience participation and zany activities.”
Farmer Hood’s chickens are being whittled down by the Big Bad Wolf and Granny Hood needs her cottage redecorated and a man.
Red needs a new dress to go to the village dance.
All these collide in the woods and the wolf gets in, but not before there’s a lot of clucking, howling, oinking, screaming and general mayhem.
Performances are scheduled for Nov. 4 to 6 at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Nov. 7 at 8 at 2 p.m.
Red Riding Hood features both human and animated animals.
Danielle Baltimore plays the lead role of Red Riding Hood while the wolf is played by Malcolm Fischer.
Tom Lawlor is Granny Hood.
Other cast roles feature Cody Borek as Tom, Dean Lovell as Dr. Darling, Donna Boyd-Stadelman as Lucinda, Andrew Humphries as Farmer Hood and a ventriloquist, Harry Brook as Walter and a talking sheep, Zoe Bourdon as Mother Hen, Sue Stratulate as Clarissa, Peter Simons as Randy Rooster and Hooded Avenger, Tracey Soldan as the nurse and Deborah Groce-Checkel as the Minstral and Geraldine Chicken.
Supporting cast of 20 performers including members of the Gracenotes youth choir perform various other roles including Three Little Pigs, French Hens and the Chicken Chorus.
As well, over 20 people are kept busy behind the scenes.
Tickets are available at Pfeiffer’s House of Music.
For more information, phone Shepherd at 403-742-3702.