East Van Panto: Beauty and the Beast

Wednesday January 24, 2024 at 6:30 pm Pacific Time

Almost Live episode #141

Bright, business-minded Belle has always been different from other kids growing up on the Drive. Her nose is always stuck in a book—a general ledger book that is!

Everything changes when she’s separated from her free-spirited dad Maurice and becomes imprisoned in an enchanted specialty grocery store by a strangely familiar Beast who seems very set in his ways. Time is running out and Belle and her new friends Miso Potts, little Tofu and their Bento Buds must do everything they can to flip the perspective of Belle’s captor and break the curse before the last cherry blossom falls!

Get ready for a hilarious adventure through the neighbourhoods of East Van! Featuring unforgettable characters, pop song parodies, stunning sets, silly costumes, and fantastic performances by some of Vancouver’s best actors, Theatre Replacement’s East Van Panto is an enchanting experience for audiences of all ages!

Join us for the filmed version of the live theatre performance, presented with audio description by Eileen Barrett.

Presented in partnership with Theatre/Replacement and The Cultch

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Registration is required for first-time attendees. You can sign up for one event or the whole season free of charge.


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“This is the kind of show that would be worth seeing more than once.” -Colin Thomas

Only in East Van could such creative insanity take place. -Janet Smith, Stir Magazine

“This East Van Panto is a beauty” -Jerry Wasserman, Vancouver Sun

The cast of East Van Panto’s Beauty and the Beast appear as assorted sushi rolls and cones, tofu, a bottle of soy sauce and a miso soup bowl. Photo by Emily Cooper, courtesy of Theatre Replacement and The Cultch