Panto extended by popular demand

WATERLOO REGION – Fee-Fi-Fo-Fum, more panto dates extend the fun.

Ticket sales for Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto are soaring after the production received rave reviews from both critics and audiences alike.

Due to popular demand, eight additional performances have been added to the schedule, keeping the magic alive until Jan. 6 at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse.

“We are thrilled that audiences are having such a wonderful time at Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto,” said Alex Mustakas, srtistic director of Drayton Entertainment.

“By extending the run, more families will be able to create lasting memories and enjoy this fun-filled production.”

Additional performances are scheduled as follows:

– Jan. 2 at 2pm;

– Jan. 3 at 2pm and 7:30pm;

– Jan. 4 at 7:30pm;

– Jan. 5 at 2pm and 7:30pm; and

– Jan. 6 at 11:30am and 4pm.

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto tells the story of a boy named Jack and his mother, who need to make money fast.

But when their beloved cow Daisy is sold at the market, Jack returns with only a few beans, much to his mother’s dismay. But these beans are no ordinary beans – thanks to Vera the helpful vegetable fairy, they become enchanted and grow into a magnificent beanstalk.

When Princess Buttercup is kidnapped by Evilus Maximus, the giant’s wicked henchman, Jack climbs the enormous beanstalk determined to save the day and win the royal reward.

Jack is quickly joined by his friends, who help him break into the castle and defeat the Giant.

A cast of seasoned performers brings this magical story to life on stage.

Jamie McKnight is the goofy and exuberant hero Jack, with Antonette Rudder as the sweet and spirited Princess Buttercup.

Regular performance tickets are $46 for adults, $27 for youth under 20 years of age. HST is applicable to all ticket prices.

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto is now extended to Jan. 6.

Tickets may be purchased online at, in person at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse box office, or by calling the box office at (519) 747-7788 or toll free at 1-855-drayton (372-9866).