McDaniel College Students Take the Stage in a Family Panto Performance of Jack and the Beanstalk

McDaniel College celebrates the holiday season with an original British panto performance of the beloved fairy tale "Jack and the Beanstalk." Performances are Thursday, December 19, and Friday, December 20, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, December 21, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors, students, and those with a McDaniel College ID. (Please note: tickets are on sale beginning Monday, December 16.) For ticket information, call 410-857-2448. Adapted and directed by Ira Domser, McDaniel theatre arts professor, the panto is a British holiday tradition based on a fairy tale or nursery rhyme combining audience participation with music, topical jokes, and slapstick comedy. According to Domser, "We are creating a new take on this classic, familiar fairy tale by injecting a bit of Vaudeville sensibility, contemporary references and audience participation. The whole family will love this panto-style performance, which combines the slapstick comedy of Commedia dell'Arte with the clever humor of Benny Hill and Monty Python's aEUR~Flying Circus.'" The cast includes: To view these students click here: