Theatre Britain will present the world premiere of Beauty & The Beast, a traditional British panto by Jackie Mellor-Guin, beginning at 7:30 p.m. November 29, at the Cox Building Playhouse, in Plano. A panto is a traditional fairy tale complete with songs, dances, jokes, exaggerated characters and lots of audience participation.
The centerpiece of any panto is The Dame, a comic, larger than life character, played by a man. The Principal Boy is the romantic lead and is played by a woman. And of course, there is a Villain who is always very mean and nasty and must be booed and hissed by the audience at every opportunity.
Performance times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays and 1:30 and 5 p.m. Sundays, from November 29 to December 28. Tickets are $21 for adults, $16 for students and seniors and $11 for children under14, with a 10 percent discount for groups of 10 or more. Free parking off G Ave.Location: 1517 H Ave., Plano. For tickets and more information, call 972-490-4202 and visit Theatre-Britain.com.