Once upon a time, 20 years ago Dundalk Musical Society revived the tradition of pantomime in Dundalk.
Twenty years later it is bigger than ever and is the event which traditionally brings the curtain down on the Christmas festivities here in town.
This years offering is the wonderful story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which opens at An Tain Theatre on Tuesday January 8 until Sunday January 13 2013 at 8pm nightly with matinee performances on the 12th and 13th at 3pm.
Booking is now open at the Town Hall Box Office (042 9392919), and tickets are great value at 12euro for evening shows and 10euro for the matinee.
The show features an amazing cast of local talent, with over 80 children and young adults taking to the stage as members of the chorus, whose singing and dancing will enchant audiences and transport them to the village of Happyville.
Overseeing the story as Narrator is Katie Halligan, who tells the story of Snow White played by Ciara Quigley and her quest to find true love with Prince Charmalot played by Mary-Alice Larkin.
Daddy White played by Stephen Clarke is unaware that his wicked wife Cruella De Vile played by doyen of the panto world Nicky McCourt is making Snow White’s life a misery.
To the rescue comes Maria Poppins played by Paudie Breen, who along with magical fairy Strawberry Jam and the Man in the Mirror played by Joan Wilson and Brian Keough try to save the day.
Along the way we meet the dynamic duo’s of Bippy and Boppy, Craig McHugh and Patrick Browne who with Lotty and Dotty, Laura McKinley and Deirdre Kenny add some great comedy moments to the show. Panto regulars Jason Kelly and Oliver Hanratty return to take charge of the sing-a-long and watch the audience do battle in a dance off! Last but not least the seven dwarfs who are the heroes of the show offering shelter and protection to the damsel in distress, Doc (Scott McHugh), Happy (Eoghan Weldon), Sneezy (Zoe Valentine), Dopey (Dillon Byrne), Sleepy (Oisin Reynolds), Bashful (Ruairi Reynolds) and Grumpy (Kelly Breen) who complete the list of wonderful characters.
Writer and Director Rob Murphy returns to oversee proceedings and adds his magic touch to this timeless tale.
Tickets are sure to disappear quicker than a tin of Roses so book your tickets now on 042 9392919.