Registration opens December 1, 2020 (Giving Tuesday) at 4:00 p.m. EST

The tradition of English Pantomime has been around for well over a century now. During the Christmas season, theatre companies stage an over-the-top modern retelling of a classic fairy tale with plot twists, wordplay, and popular music. This year however with social distancing restrictions, it’s just not possible to provide a live theatre experience for audiences in person.

We do have a solution – a virtual performance online via ZOOM!

Ever wonder what would happen if familiar fairy tale characters were held accountable for their various crimes? Well, wonder no more… Coming this December, a feature presentation – “Sleeping Beauty: Every Rose has a Thorne” will be broadcast just in time for Christmas.

Chock full of twists and turns, music and laughter, a ragtag band of heroes try to thwart the evil Malevolent who has her sights set on casting Princess  Rose into a deep centuries-long slumber from which she will not wake. Thanks to fairy magic, time travel and the help of some unexpected characters along the journey, love may just conquer all in the end! Throw in some familiar music, cheesy puns, and over-the-top acting and you have the makings for great musical comedy!

“Sleeping Beauty: Every Rose has a Thorne” is the first in a series of seasonal pantomimes written by Hamilton-born Playwright Doug MacDougall who is no stranger to the world of pantomime as both actor/artist and Music/Stage Director with Century Church Theatre in Hillsburgh and a veteran of numerous regional theatre productions in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) over the last 25 years.

Friends, family and theatregoers alike will enjoy this lively and hilarious new take on the legendary story in authentic Panto style. Come out and be part of the action in “Sleeping Beauty: Every Rose has a Thorne” cheering on our heroes, and booing the villains  – don’t forget – pantomime is suitable for all ages!!! The best value in virtual family entertainment! 


Advance registration begins online at ZOOM starting Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. EST. Only those who receive a unique registration code by email will be allowed into this event. Keep it in a safe place! Space is limited to 60-100 participants per viewing. Register EARLY to avoid disappointment! This is a Christmas Charity Fundraiser that may sell out QUICKLY!

Suggested Donation: $20 (or MORE) to FOOD BANKS – CHRISTMAS is a time for GIVING to those in need in our community!


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STEP 2 – SELECT an EVENING or MATINEE Performance below

Starting Tuesday, December 1, 2020, registration LINKS to each performance below will go LIVE at 4:00 p.m. EST .

Evening Performances at 7:30 P.M.

Select this date – click Friday, December 18 (Opening) followed by virtual Meet ‘n Greet

Select this date – click Saturday, December 19

Select this date – click Tuesday, December 22

Select this date – click Saturday, December 26

Select this date – click Wednesday, December 30

Matinée Performances at 2:00 P.M.

Select this date – click Sunday, December 20

Select this date – click Wednesday, December 23

Select this date – click Sunday, December 27

Select this date – click Tuesday, December 29

N.B. ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS may become available based on DEMAND.

N.B. Doors open 15 minutes prior to performance. No one will be admitted once the performance begins. There will also be a ten (10) minute intermission.

*If you want to visit with Cast and Artistic Team after the show, we will be having a virtual Meet ‘n Greet after the Friday, December 18 premiere!

Hope to see many of you there!