The holiday season wouldn't be complete without a visit to People's Light & Theatre Company. Here's the scoop on the current attraction, Snow White:
Snow White, by Kathryn Petersen, with music and lyrics written by Michael Ogborn, runs through January 3 on the Main Stage. Pete Pryor directs. People's Light & Theatre is located at 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern. For tickets call 610.644.3500 or visit www.peopleslight.org.
Snow White is one of three shows in the Target Family Discovery Series and is sponsored by ING. This is People's Light's sixth "Panto" style show, a traditional form borrowed from England, where almost every town has a Panto during the holiday season. Pantos are part "fractured fairy tale" and part variety show.
Snow White incorporates traditional Panto elements, including audience participation (in the form of cheering the heroes and booing the villains), candy tossed out to audience members, and "silly songs" shared in an audience sing-along.