East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Described on Saturday December 22, 2018 at 2 pm at the York Theatre, 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver | 604-251-1363 | Map

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Described by Ingrid Turk

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings. There, Dorothy is pursued by a Wicked Witch, meets a trio of new friends, and embarks on a magical journey to the World’s Greenest City in search of brains, heart, courage … and Yoga Pants! A holiday treat for the whole family, ages 5 and up.


Justin Trudeau
PMO Communications Assistant
Dorothy, a girl
Toto, her dog
Auntie Em and Auntie En, Dorothy’s Aunts.
Frackalot Gush, the VP of Community Suppression for Tornado Urban Resource Developments (TURD)
TURD TinyWorkers
Gloria Macarenko, the Good Wiccan of North Van
Munchkins, recently liberated East Van Microbrewistas
Rachel Notley, the Wicked Witch of Western Canada
Stoned Crow, a nice guy who resembles a marijuana cigarette
Tin-Them, an emotionally-expressive, non-binary artisanal metal sculpture
BC Lion, plays left tackle and is a bit of a coward
Condo Dwellers
Half-Plucked Chicken Factory Chickens, enslaved by the Wicked Witch
The People of OV
The Wizard of OV, aka Chip Wilson
People of the 84 Bus (Skateboarder, Loud Talker, Elderly Woman, Barfer, Antique Collector)

Locations include:

  • A townhouse development in Port Coquitlam, BC
  • Munchkinland, aka East Van, close to Parallel 49.
  • The Condo Brick Road (E. Hastings, between Nanaimo and Clark), outside Eggscana Inc. and the Hallmark Poultry Processing Plant.
  • The Wicked Witch of Western Canada’s Mansion, West Point Grey
  • Magical Land of OV, aka Olympic Village
  • On the Number 84 Bus, 4th Avenue, around Arbutus


“The script is so smart it will knock your Christmas stockings off… the best present – ever!”Jo Ledingham

“This is the sixth year of Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto, and this edition is one of the best.”Colin Thomas

“Designed for the whole family, it will have you laughing, booing (it’s all part of the panto tradition), and maybe even dancing.”Vancouver Presents

“there’s no place like Panto. This sixth installment, based on The Wizard of Oz, might be the best yet.”The Georgia Straight