Cast of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"
Las Vegas’ own British National Theatre of America has one more performance of its family production – “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” – at the Horn Theatre at CSN's Cheyenne Campus at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow, Wednesday the 25th. This hilarious romp is not to be missed! Replete with musical numbers, that will make you want to tap your feet, there is a lot of talent at play in this production.
Based on the traditional fairy tale, this version of "Snow White," directed by the very talented Jo Cattell, is in the form of traditional British pantomime. However, the tale has been adapted specifically for a Vegas audience. With actors from the Las Vegas productions of “The Beatles Love” and “Le Reve,” as well as some local actors, this is a performance not to be missed and it is deliciously unique!
Not the typical Snow White story you’ve been told, Carrie finds herself stuck in Las Vegas as the stage manager to her evil (and very famous) step-ma, Posh Nosh played deliciously by Candace Du Plessis. Jealous of her step-daughter’s beauty and talent, Posh Nosh hires a mafia hit-man to rid herself of the talented Carrie, perfectly played by Louisa Lawson. The hit-man, Joey (another stellar performance by Joel Howard), is unable to bring himself to do the deed. It’s only a matter of time before the evil Posh Nosh discovers that Carrie (later to become Snow White) is still alive. Determined to do the job herself, the Queen tries to get rid of her once and for all, so she can claim the title of “Fairest of them All” once again.
This Las Vegas reworking of the traditional story continues BNTA’s goal of making British Panto a Las Vegas tradition. Jeff Tribbitt as our hostess Dame Zipit, Chris Robinson as the Mirror, Alexandra Zevalking as Jonny Prince Jr. and Charlotte O’Dowd round out a phenomenal cast. Miles Coleman hilariously leads the pack of bumbling dwarves.
Pantomime is a Shrek-like musical theatrical production written for families. It’s a theatrical convention with strong influence from Commedia dell’arte, often performed around Christmas. It originated in the UK, sometime in the late 18th century, and is based on a traditional fairytale that consists of song, dance, cross-dressing, slapstick, people dressed as animals, a good fairy, a villain, and audience participation. This show is not to be missed!
To read the review in the Las Vegas Review-Journal click here
The Horn Theatre, CSN Performing Arts Center on the Cheyenne Campus of the College of Southern Nevada, located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Tickets range from $10-15 and can be purchased at the box office (702) 651- 4052 or to purchase online click here
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