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A Traditional Fairy Tale - British "Panto" Style

What is "Panto?" Forget the West End, British "Panto" is the most popular form of theater across the pond. And now we are bringing it to the Ziegfeld Stage! A "Panto" is a traditional fairy tale with a modern twist. Modern music, modern dance with current jokes and themes. Just like the famed Hamilton - a "panto" could have ball guests, in their gowns, dancing hip hop with the prince.   


Audience participation is probably the most important part of British "Panto" tradition. The audience is actively encouraged by our actors to cheer and clap for the Hero, and boo the Villain whenever he or she enters. Heckling is also encouraged and can lead to some hilarious ad-libs from the cast. Here’s a typical example:


Ugly sister: “I’m much prettier than Cinderella”

Audience: “Oh no you’re not!”

Ugly sister: “Oh yes I am!”

Audience: “Oh no you’re not!”



Parent/Participant Meeting: 

Classes Start:




Dance Auditions:

Vocal Auditions:




Show Dates: 




August 24, 5:00pm @The Ziegfeld Theater


August 26


Tuesdays, Thursdays 4:30-6:30

Saturdays 9:00-12:00

*Additional Rehearsals may be added. 

August 28, 4:30-6:30 @Zig Arts Academy

August 29, 4:30-6:30 @The Ziegfeld Theater

August 30, 4:30-6:30 @Zig Arts Academy

August 31, 4:30-6:30 @Zig Arts Academy


November 9-18, 2017

$65*billed monthly for 3 months ($195 total)

$25 registration fee

*Due to the demands of this production, the program includes extra improv training by Chris Bodily


Due to the request of the Governor of Utah, the Ziegfeld Arts Academy will be using video tools to rehearse and for all class meetings until further notice. Please email your instructor for more details.

To read the Official Statement by The Ziegfeld Theater click here.

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