Frankenstein, The DIY Panto

Frankenstein, The DIY Panto

About the Play

Our next production will be of an entirely different genre! Lots of laughs, fabulous costumes, singing and dancing and timeless characters. Plenty of opportunities for audience participation and fun for the whole family. Be sure to book early for Frankenstein, the DIY Panto, our Christmas production, written by North Vancouver’s own Linda Sharp. Frankenstein’s castle is falling to pieces! A call goes out to Sherlock from Holmes on Homes, and his sidekick Dr. Watson to foil the evil contractor Strange Lestrange and his sidekicks Smash and Bash in an hilarious attempt to Make it Right! As usual, proceeds will go to charity. This year’s recipient will be Adam’s Apples Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organization established to address and prevent mental health issues facing youth today. AAF facilitates connection and mental health literacy programming in 27 schools across Greater Vancouver by encouraging inter-personal communication, understanding, and education among teens and pre-teens through their Apple Program and Core Connector Initiative training.

Frankenstein, The DIY Panto is produced by special arrangement with the Author.


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DIRECTOR’S NOTES
Welcome to castle Frankenstein, a fantastic place where silliness lives and laughter resides. You will meet the good DIY fairy, a dame, a mad scientist, Igor, some villainous thieves, Holmes, Watson, a vampire, a creature and some very large mice. Cheer for the heroes and Boo at the villains. A huge thank you to NVCP cast and crew for their dedication and boundless talent. – Becky Oben

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE
Welcome to North Vancouver Community Players annual pantomime. We love to not only entertain patrons of all ages but to also support children’s endeavors 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 Adam’s Apples. This program was started in 2015. There are now Apple bowls in 27 schools and community centres. They are filled weekly to provide a safe and inclusive space for youth to have a healthy snack, start a conversation and connect with one another. 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
Do-It-Yourself Fairy Sydney Howarth
Dr. F (Frankenstein) Rae Douglas
Dame Dumpling Brandon Pringle
Igor, The Eternal Intern Brad Felton
The Creature Nikki Mills
Strange Lestrange Sean Whitby
Smash Chantal Deschamps
Bash MJ Brighton
Sherlock Holmes Dominick Beim
Dr. Watson Brianne Tixier
Vampire Announcer/Special Guest Gem Johnson
Mouse Emmie /Villager Suraiya Nieken-Spence
Mouse Brie /Villager Navaya Nieken-Spence
Mouse Cheddy /Villager Lanaya Nieken-Spence
Director Becky Oben
Assistant Director Jennifer Morabito
Production Manager Rosemary Hundal
Author Linda Sharp
Stage Manager Frances Kerstiens
Assistant Stage Manager Lorraine McNeight
Choreographer Peter Zednik
Set Designer Linda Sharp
Set Construction Marty Smith, Bob Martin, Arnie Ostevik, and Barry Walker
Set Decorators / Painters Glynnis Brassil, Robin Hilliard, Sharon Lisette, Fran Crossley, Linda Sharp, and Solanges Santerre
Properties Shelley Smith, Ray Boucher, Fran Crossley, Kathy Tixier, Linda Sharp, Cara Jacobsen, Robin Hilliard, Mary Gray, Patty Conway, and Carole Burdett
Lighting Designers Bill Howorth, and Cara Jacobsen
Sound Designers Anne Marsh
Lighting and Sound Operator Sandy Branning
Costumes Beatrijs Brett, Fran Crossley, Linda Sharp, Maureen Power, Alison Sawers, Heather Nairn, Karin Bews, and Mitchell Mackay
Make-Up Leslie Whittaker, Desiree Hauswald, Sophie Chiang, and Eve Oben-Fikus
Graphic Artist Linda Sharp
Publicity and Program Anne Marsh, and Pam Kearns
Front-of-House Coordinator Sandy Branning
Lobby Decoration Sandy Branning, and Sue Worrow
Opening Night Catering Glynnis Brassil, and Shelley Smith
Box Office Fran Heaney
Photographer Damon Calderwood
Videographer Paul Paterson
Original Performance Dates November 28 to December 15, 2019
Venue The Theatre at Hendry Hall, North Vancouver, BC
Production Length 1 hour and 40 minutes
Production Style Panto
Special Thanks To SMP Dramatic Society, Rona, Urban Repurpose, Jennifer Cooper, Arlene Haaland, Nancy Richer, Sue Worrow, Julie Kehler, Amanda Froud, Jen Howarth, Yolanda Nieken-Spence, and Agnes Rossel