Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto!

Dr of Oz Panto

About the Play

Our next production will be of an entirely different genre! Lots of laughs, fabulous costumes, sing-ing and dancing and timeless characters. Plenty of opportunities for audience participation and fun for the whole family. Be sure to book early for The Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto, our Christmas production, written by North Vancouver’s own Linda Sharp and directed by Miles Lavkulich. As usual, proceeds will go to charity. This year’s recipient will be Cassie + Friends, transforming the lives of kids and families affected by juvenile arthritis.

Doctor of Oz: A Self-Help Panto! is produced by special arrangement with the Author.

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Ahh Pantos … a great tradition. A chance to get out and have an hour of fun and get away from your day-to-day schedules. And what do you need for a Panto? Great script? Check! Songs and Dances? Check! Good Family entertainment? Check! Bad Jokes? Check! A few jokes hopefully only the adults will get? Check! Then you wrap it all up with a great Cast and Crew and you have this show. It’s been my privilege to work with this wonderful group. If you like the show, please tell them! If you find fault, that’s entirely on me. Happy Holidays! – Miles Lavkulich

Welcome to North Vancouver Community Players’ annual pantomime. We love to not only entertain patrons of all ages but to also support children’s endeavours on the North Shore. Christmas is our time for giving back to the community in many ways. This year the charity we have chosen to receive the net proceeds is Cassie + Friends for Juvenile Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases. Cassie & Friends work on raising awareness of juvenile arthritis and other childhood rheumatic diseases by raising funds for research, pediatric rheumatology programs, services, equipment and educational events. Please remember to drop off your non-perishable food items in our Food Bank box. If you would like to join into the fun on and off stage, please check out our website North Van Community Players under the section Volunteer. We would love to have you aboard! – Fran Heaney

<b>Cast</b><b>Crew</b><b>Production Info</b>
Character Played by
Munchkin, Crow, Tourist, and Construction Worker Megumi Birrell
Munchkin, Crow, Tourist, and Construction Worker Kerensa Cooper
Raccoon, Black Sheep Emma Gold
Raccoon, Black Sheep Donika Goga
Lion Haley Goldin
Dorothy Jessica Horsnell
Glitter Dawn A. Lindsay
Wicked Witch of the West (WWOW) Braedan Mayes
Tin Man Hailey Mitchell
Munchkin, Tourist, Crow Aralyn Morrison
Toto Ashley Pistilli
Props person, Bearista, Shark, Special Guest Kayt Roth
Scarecrow Emma Rowlands
Witch Doctor, Dr. of Oz Sean Whitby
Director Miles Lavkulich
Production Manager Anne Marsh
Author Linda Sharp
Stage Manager Rebecca Oben, and Shirley Helgason
Set Designer / Decorator Linda Sharp
Set Construction Andy Jones-Cox, Arnie Ostevik, and Joe Van Belois
Set Decorators / Painting Glynnis Brassil, Robin Hilliard, Frances Crossley, Jan Forrest, and Solanges Santerre
Choreographer Julia Grace Chayko
Properties Linda Sharp, Ray Boucher, Solanges Santerre, Carolyn Coles, and Frances Crossley
Lighting and Sound Designer Miles Lavkulich
Sound Programmer Anne Marsh
Lighting and Sound Operator Leslie Thompson
Costumes Alison Sawers, Beatrijs Brett, Tünde Friend, and Frances Crossley
Hair and Make-Up Eve Oben-Fikus
Backstage Crew Karin Atkinson, Liam Lazenby, and Cedar Hawthorne
Graphic Artist Linda Sharp
Publicity and Program Anne Marsh, and Pam Kearns
Front-of-House Coordinator Alison Precious
Lobby Decoration Sandy Branning, and Sue Worrow
Box Office Mitchell Mackay
Photographer Damon Calderwood
Videographer Paul Paterson
Original Performance Dates December 1 to 17, 2017
Venue The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 40 minutes
Production Style Panto
Special Thanks To Nancy Richer, Evan Llewellyn, Liz & Andrew Massil, Mitchell Mackay, Jennifer Morabito, Clive Sanders, Arlene Haaland, Peter Zednik, Glynnis Brassil, Miles Lavkulich, Ron Andrews Rec Centre, Sean Brassil, North Shore News, Sentinel Secondary Drama Program, Capilano University Theatre & Film Costume Program, Rayna Li, Kosmo Ng, Amy Jy Wang, Bruce Richer, Barb Mortell, Ann and Julie Pappajohn, Jennifer Cooper, Linda Hale, Nicola Van Heyst, and Wendy Mackinnon