Ross Petty's Sleeping Beauty - The Reviews Are In!
The reviews are in and Ross Petty Presents: Sleeping Beauty - The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical, Petty's 21st annual fractured fairytale is a hit! Everyone agrees that the annual holiday panto is a must-see for the entire family. Read on...
Ross Petty’s Sleeping Beauty keeps all ages entertained
"Hilary Farr commits fully, AJ Bridel is a powerhouse and James Daly is convincing romantic lead in annual panto." ~The Toronto Star
Ross Petty's SLEEPING BEAUTY is the Perfect Family Night Out
"It wouldn't be a holiday season in Toronto without a Ross Petty show - and this year's Sleeping Beauty is, as always, the perfect night out for the entire family." ~Broadway World.com
Petty panto not a snoozer
"There’s no denying that producer Ross Petty’s diminished “King of Boos” stage presence at his annual holiday pantomime Sleeping Beauty – The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical is slightly felt here. However, the talented cast in the twisted fairytale make up for it with some exuberance played out as usual under Tracey Flye’s direction in keeping it fun and fancy-free." ~Bynoe on Arts
Review (Kid +1): Sleeping Beauty (Ross Petty Productions)
"Ross Petty’s Sleeping Beauty at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre is a grand crowd-pleaser. You’ll see a creative variation of this classic fairy tale that includes ninja dance moves, groan-worthy puns and a huge amount of audience participation, mostly in the form of laughter and booing. If you’re looking for a festive family outing for the holidays, see Sleeping Beauty!" ~Mooney on theatre
Sleeping Beauty - (The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical)
"Sleeping Beauty follows the tried and tested formula of a Ross Petty Christmas pantomime: lots of puns and physical gags, a mashed-up fairy tale mixed together with pop tunes to constitute a rough form of update, strategic breaks for parodic commercials, and a kids’s participatory routine. The libretto is more streamlined than it was in years past, which is all to the good, and the main plot emerges clearly." ~Stage and Page
Sleeping Beauty - Theatre Review
"If you want an escape from the realities of adulthood, take a trip to Dreamland. I think you'll find it most rewarding." ~The Charming Modernist
Ross Petty's Sleeping Beauty is playing at the Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto until January 7, 2017. Most evening performances begin at 7pm and matinees at 2pm. For a complete performance schedule and ticket information, visit rossspetty.com.
Photo credit: Racheal McCaig