Piccolo Theatre Presents its 14th Annual Holiday Panto – The Love of Three Oranges
Piccolo’s annual holiday Panto breaths new life into an old Italian fairy tale, The Love of Three Oranges, by Carlo Gozzi.
Piccolo Theatre Ensemble combines Commedia dell’arte and Panto traditions in this reworked classic Italian fairy tale about a boy who needs to laugh and love. An evil witch curses the miserable Prince Tartaglia to go on a quest for three giant oranges. The once-lonely prince encounters wizards, trickery, talking animals, monarchs, finding friendship and love in the most unexpected of places. Featuring wildly raucous physical comedy, infectious songs and dances, and fanciful characters you’ll remember forever, this highly interactive adventure story leaps off the stage and into your heart.
The Love of Three Oranges is written by Carlo Gozzi, adapted by Hillary DePiano, directed and adapted as a Panto by Molly Lyons, with new music and lyrics by Rich Maisel, and choreographed by Claire Hart**. Cast includes Joshua D. Allard**, Heather Chrisler, John Ham, Max Hinders, Grayson Heyl, Ben Isabel, Amelia Lorenz, Angela Sandall, Fiona Stephens, Julian Stroop, Karen Vance, Watson Swift, Sean Wesslund, and Jonah Winston. Creative Team includes Tabbi Koller** (Production Manager), Elyse Estes** (Stage Manager), Albert Trefts (Backstage Floor Manager), Genesee Spridco (Costumes), Sarah Lewis (Scenic), Lee Moore** (Properties), Aaron Quick** (Sound), Aimee Warshall** (Lighting).
**Piccolo Theatre Ensemble Member
The Love of Three Oranges previews November 7 – 9, Friday & Saturday at 7:30PM, and Sunday at 3PM. Press opening is Friday, November 14 at 7:30PM with a free reception to follow. Performances run November 14 – December 20; all performances are Friday at 7:30PM, Saturday at 3PM and 7:30PM, and Sunday at 3PM.
Ticket prices include $15 (previews only), $70 (family of 4), $27 (adults), $23 (seniors), $15 (students and industry), $11 (Children 10 and younger). Group discounts are available for all performances. For tickets and more information, call the Box Office at (847) 424-0089 Tuesday–Friday from 10AM-5PM, or visit www.piccolotheatre.com.