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Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto

A Tradition for the Entire Family
Written by Caroline Smith

Nov 28 to Jan 6

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse


Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, a giant panto your way comes!

Bring the entire family and cheer for Jack and boo the evil giant as one of the most popular children’s stories of all time becomes larger than life.

Jack and his mother are down on their luck and they need to make money fast. But when Jack takes their beloved cow to market, all he gets for her are a few measly beans. But these are no ordinary beans... they're magic! When Jack wakes to find a gigantic beanstalk in the middle of his mom's garden, a wild adventure begins. The brave young lad climbs to the top above the clouds where he finds an enormous castle, an enchanted harp, a feisty princess in need of rescue... and a giant with an even bigger appetite!

Filled with popular music, lively dancing, outrageous costumes, audience participation and more, Jack and the Beanstalk is a fun-filled adventure for audiences of all ages.


THEATRE ADDRESS
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse
40 Benjamin Rd. E.
Waterloo, ON N2V 2J9

AUDIENCE
Recommended for all ages. There is no official rating system for live theatre. We encourage you to use your judgment based on your child's age and maturity level. Babes in arms and children age two and under are not permitted in the theatre. Click here to read our complete Ticket Policy.

RUNNING TIME
2 hours and 35 minutes with one intermission
 

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Meet The Artists

The Company

(in alphabetical order)
 
Justin Bott
Justin Bott
Widow Twaddle
Adam Charles
Adam Charles
Santa Elf/Ensemble
Sheldon Davis
Sheldon Davis
Clarence
The Town Crier
Sam DiGiuseppe
Sam DiGiuseppe
Santa Elf/Ensemble
Jamie McKnight
Jamie McKnight
Jack
Jackie Mustakas
Jackie Mustakas
Vera
The Fairy
Marcus Nance
Marcus Nance
King Buttercup
Drew Plummer
Drew Plummer
Peter Pan/Thesis
Knight/Ensemble
Tim Porter
Tim Porter
Super Simon
Kristin Pottle
Kristen Pottle
Tooth Fairy
Daisy/Ensemble
Antonette Rudder
Antonette Rudder
Princess Buttercup
Jennifer Thiessen
Jennifer Thiessen
Sugar Plum Fairy
Daisy/Damsel/Ensemble
Aaron Walpole
Aaron Walpole
Evilus Maximus
Christine Watson
Christine Watson*
Tinkerbell/Ensemble
* Dance Captain

Children's Chorus

Children's Chorus Blue

BLUE TEAM
Back Row: (L-R) Aidan Benton, Brenna Lacey, Ronan Hayes, Rachel Jackson, Faith VanderWerf.
Middle Row: (L-R) Sophia Rodrigues, Katie Ford, Jett Owens Hughes, Sebastien Adam.
Front Row: (L-R) Isabella Castillo, Annika Anstett Archibald, Naomi Lofft, Hayla Howat, Emma Hawley.

Children's Chorus Red

RED TEAM
Back Row (L-R) Rachel McClymont, Brent McCready-Branch, Joe Huggins, Tyler Wilkie, Kylie McCracken.
Middle Row (L-R) Emma Dennis, Myles Muzzell, Emery Oudshoorn, Grace Aarts.
Front Row (L-R) Julia Green, Miranda Franceschini, Katherine Johnson, Genevieve Huggins, Ashley Aarts.


The Creative Team

David Connolly
David Connolly
Director
&
Choreographer
Nico Rhodes
Nico Rhodes
Music Director
Jean Claude Olivier
Jean Claude Olivier
Set Designer
Rachel Berchtold
Rachel Berchtold
Costume Designer
Kevin Fraser
Kevin Fraser
Lighting Designer
Amber Archbell
Amber Archbell
Stage Manager
Charles Russell
Charles Russell
Assistant Stage Manager
Cody Burns
Cody Burns
Apprentice Stage Manager
Geoffrey Whynot
Geoffrey Whynot
Assistant Director


The Band

Nico Rhodes
Nico Rhodes
Music Director/Keys I
Earl Filsinger
Earl Filsinger
Guitar
Howard Gaul
Howard Gaul
Drums
David Myers
David Myers
Keys II
Junior Riggan
Junior Riggan
Bass

Photos & News

Jamie McKnight and Company in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Drayton Entertainment, 2018. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Nico Rhodes, Set Designer Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser.Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.
Photo credit: Jamie McKnight and Company in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Drayton Entertainment, 2018. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Nico Rhodes, Set Designer Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri. 
 
Antonette Rudder and Company in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Drayton Entertainment, 2018. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Nico Rhodes, Set Designer Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser.Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri.
Photo credit: Antonette Rudder and Company in Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, Drayton Entertainment, 2018. Director & Choreographer David Connolly, Music Director Nico Rhodes, Set Designer Jean Claude Olivier, Costume Designer Rachel Berchtold, Lighting Designer Kevin Fraser. Photographer: Hilary Gauld Camilleri. 

Audience Reviews
  • "The Panto has become a Christmas Tradition with our 4 grandkids. We all love it and talk about it throughout the year. You continue to delight and amaze us!!! Thank you." - Kathleen S., Email.
  • "Highly recommended anyone to go see this production. We enjoyed every bit of it, even our 7 yo sat through the entire show and pay full attention. Love the audience integration part as well as the jokes.” – Myseefut, TripAdvisor
  • "Top notch, as usual!" - Amanda B., Email.
Media Reviews
  • Waterloo Region Record: "Playwright, Caroline Smith, is responsible for taking this old fairy tale and jazzing it up, incorporating humour that is locally targeted. Politicians are often the brunt of the jokes and there are stabs at local issues like the delay of new LRT trains." Read the full review here.
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News Releases
  • Giant Holiday Panto at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse read.
  • Woolwich Observer: "There’s Jack. There’s a beanstalk. And a whole bunch more besides" Read the article here.

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Nov 28 to Jan 6

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

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