The panto is back for another round!
Event: MADC's Aladdin the Panto
Main Dates: 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 December 2019 & 3, 4 January 2020
Matinee Dates: 26, 28, 29 December 2019 & 4 January 2020
Time: 19:30 (main), 15:00 (matinee)
Place: MFCC, Ta' Qali
Panto season is back and this time one of Malta's most popular Dame played by Alan Montanaro will be returning to the stage with some pretty colourful outfits and humour. Alongside Montanaro, who has also scripted this year's pantomine for MADC, there are a number of University of Malta students performing during this event.
“We are thrilled to be welcoming Alan back to panto this year with Aladdin,” says the show’s director, Michael Mangion. “With his many years of panto experience and, of course, his trademark comedic flair, Alan is sure to help make Aladdin the side-splittingly funny and magical adventure that we’ve all come to expect from MADC’s annual pantos.”
Montanaro has indeed penned a family-friendly escapade that promises to take the audience on an enchanted trip to the Orient, with lighting, stage sets and effects sure to take the breath away. The story follows the poor young Aladdin as he goes on an intricate journey involving spirits and genies, magic rings and lamps, wishes and wonder, with, of course, plenty of exciting music, dancing, drama, and fun.
Joining Montanaro on stage in the stellar production will be a cast of more than 30 actors and dancers, including Stephen Oliver, John Montanaro, Alexander Gatesy Lewis, Jasmine Farrugia, Noel Zarb, Joseph Pavia, Karl Bartolo and Matthew Manfre. While fellow panto stalwart and former Dame Michael Mangion will be directing, the show will be choreographed by Francesco Nicodeme, with musical director Ryan Abela, and lavish costumes designed by Isabel Warrington.
There are limited shows so book early. Tickets at only €12, €22 and €26 with reduced rates available for children aged 11 and under on the €22 and €26 tickets. Children aged 2 and under enter free with a toddler ticket. Tickets and further information can be acquired here.