Christmas Pantomime, is a type of musical comedy stage production, designed for family entertainment. It was developed in England and is generally performed during the Christmas and New Year season.
Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical humour with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale. It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.
The most famous Christmas Pantomime in Chennai is done by The Little Theater Trust ( Aysha Rau ).
The Little Theatre’s 20th Christmas Pantomime: “C I N D E R E L L A”
“Cinderella!” Show dates December 4th to 10, 2014 at Museum Theatre, Egmore
Producer Aysha Rau
Director Ashley Peter Shillong
Script B Krishnakumar (KK) & Ashley Peter Shillong
Music Nipun Nair
Choreography Vikas Rao
Sets & Lights B Krishnakumar (KK)
Directors of the Panto over the last 20 years: Bhagirathi Narayanan, Santhan P Alexander ( Alex), Mitheran Devanesan, Noshir Ratnaker, Megan Utley, Yog Japee, Sundar Ramu, Freddy Koikaran, Aparna Gopinath, Amit Singh, Michael Muthu, Hans Kaushik & B Krishnakumar (KK)
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