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Aladdin: A Musical Panto
November 15 January 7
Your favorite holiday tradition!

When the young ne’er-do-well Aladdin and his animal pals find a mysterious lamp, the hilarious adventure begins. Cheer our heroes as they rescue Princess Mai Tai, fly a magic carpet, and plot with the beloved Dame, Widow Twankey, to save their village of Paolistein from the clutches of the evil villain Fu. This rollicking musical romp “beats a sugar rush any day” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

November 15-January 7, 2018 By Pete Pryor & Samantha Reading Music & Lyrics by Michael Ogborn Directed by Pete Pryor Leonard C. Haas Stage
What is a Panto?
Production Archive
Cast and Creative Team
Mark Lazar
Widow Twankey
Camilo Estrada
Aladdin
Samantha Funk
Mai Tai
Susan McKey
The Nurse
Kim Carson
Sultan
Peter Danelski
Manny the Monkey
Christopher Patrick Mullen
Fu
Zach Aguilar
Morris the Mantis
Tom Teti
Genius of the Ring
Nichalas L. Parker
Genie of the Lamp
Mike Dorsey
Michael the Intern
Marissa Barnathan
Moesha the Intern
Emily Kaye Lynn
Mel the Intern
Adam Howard
Male Swing
Tori Lewis
Female Swing
Pete Pryor
Co-Author & Director
Michael Ogborn
Music & Lyrics
Samantha Reading
Co-Author & Choreographer
Thomas Fosnacht III
Music Director
Kanako Omae Neale
Drummer
James F. Pyne, Jr.
Set Designer
Kate M. Fossner
Stage Manager
Rosemarie McKelvey
Costume Designer
Abigail Adams
Line Producer
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Relaxed Performance
On December 31st at 2pm, join us in our shush-free zone where you can be your fullest self!
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So...what IS a Panto?
Still a little perplexed? We spell out exactly where this wacky tradition comes from, and why we love it so much.
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Director’s Note
90% of the Panto is variety show, the other half is musical. Every year at this time our family at People’s light comes together to create...
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What's the Buzz?
"To get a sense of what watching Aladdin is like, imagine being digitized and inserted into YouTube where you frolic among the content … to your heart’s content."
Delaware County Times