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Cinderella: A Musical Panto
November 14 January 6
Cinderella: A Musical Panto
November 14 January 6
November 14-January 6, 2019
By Kathryn Petersen Music & Lyrics by Michael Ogborn Directed by David Bradley Leonard C. Haas Stage
"A dazzling theatrical experience"

- The Philadelphia Inquirer

Celebrate 15 years (yowzah!) of People’s Light tradition with our most popular holiday panto! As “the nation’s primary creator of such specialized tomfoolery” (Newsworks), we invite you to cheer our heroes, “boo” the bad guys, and sing along as we transport the magical tale of fairy godmothers and glass slippers to the roaring 1920s. 


Make a night of it with dinner at The Farmhouse Bistro next door! Dinner and a Show packages can be purchased online the same way as standard tickets, or by calling the Box Office at 610.644.3500.

Watch the Trailer
Production Archive
Cast and Creative Team
Baroness Lucretia Loosestrife
Prince Aidan
Hazel Opfinder (The Dame)
Invasia Loosestrife
Sudsy Squirrel
Poisianna Loosestrife
Ella Opfinder
Oliver Opfinder
Music & Lyrics
Music Director
Set Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer
Stage Manager
Line Producer
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What's a Panto, you say?
Where this wacky tradition came from, and why we love it so much.
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Enhance Your Experience

Facilitated post-performance conversations with the cast after Thursday evening performances, excluding previews. 

November 29th; December 6th, 13th, 27th; January 3

Dinner and a Show

Enjoy a prix fixe dinner-and-a-show package at our award-winning restaurant, The Farmhouse Bistro. Theatre ticket and dinner packages start at $84. That's a savings of up to 15% off the single ticket price! You can also add on a prix fixe dinner to any existing ticket order for $40. View the menu

Audio Description & Sensory Tour

Audio Description headsets provide commentary on the visual aspects of a performance (the set, costumes, and lighting effects, as well as the physical actions and body language of the actors) for our patrons with visual impairments. This supplemental narration interweaves with the real-time, spoken dialogue, so patrons won’t miss a moment of the performance.

In conjunction with this service, the sensory tour offers the opportunity to experience up close and feel certain key props and costume pieces before the performance begins. Typically 45 min before curtain. Interested patrons should register with the Box Office at 610.644.3500.

January 5th at 2pm

Relaxed Performance & ASL Interpretation

A relaxed performance is a live theatre experience that invites and encourages (but is not limited to) individuals with Autism, ADD, ADHD, Dementia, and sensory sensitivities. Get more info here.

This performance will also feature American Sign Language interpretation.

December 29th at 2pm

Pre-Performance Materials:
Cinderella Play Guide
Cinderella Character Guide
Cinderella Venue Guide

Panto Pride

Before the 2pm matinee, enjoy snacks and good company at a LGBTQ+ Pride reception in the Haas lobby. Families are more than welcome!

December 16th at 1pm

Access Dates

All tickets to these performances are half-price, no discount code needed.

December 16 at 7pm
December 29 at 2pm
December 30 at 7pm

What's the Buzz?
"With spectacular theatricality, the holiday show brings everyone together, leaving children gape-mouthed in wonder even as this topsy-turvy fairy tale prompts adults to recall a time when everything was new and magical."
The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • "A dazzling theatrical experience."

    "Kids were jumping in their seats, and their older companions were equally delighted with all the glorious disorder."

    "Fourth wall? What fourth wall?"

  • "The gang's all here, for a rollicking good time filled with surprises."

    "People's Light cuts no corners... actors are first-rate, particularly Strang's innocent-yet-wise Ella."

    "I defy anyone to leave Cinderella without a smile on their face and a skip in their step."

  • "An enchantingly zany spell that's hard to resist."

    "Masters of the genre."

    "One theatrical experience that will delight, amuse, and inspire [young people] to come back for more."