Deanne Ratzlaff as the Vegetable Fairy challenges caped villain Fleshcreep

Retro panto prices lure audiences to Jack and the Beanstalk

Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society is set for their annual Christmas pantomime, presented Nov. 25-Dec. 6 at Surrey Arts Centre

Fresh from their award-winning appearance at the White Rock Torchlight Parade (“Best Novelty Float”), the Fraser Valley Gilbert and Sullivan Society is set for their annual Christmas pantomime – Jack and the Beanstalk.

Written by John Morely, the production has a talented and creative team at the helm: producer Lyn Verra-Lay, artistic director Mike Balser, choreographer Carol Seitz, and music director Timothy Tucker.

Performances are Nov. 25 to Dec. 6 at the Surrey Arts Centre.

The society is once again partnering with the Surrey Christmas Bureau.

Audience members are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Christmas Bureau to place under the beanstalk.

Last year, FVGSS cast, crew and audience members brought enough toys to fill three, overflowing boxes for the campaign.

In classic panto style, cheer for the good guys and boo the bad guys as we follow Jack in a tale of magic, nasty villains, a good fairy, a horrible giant, a sweet princess, a cow and the biggest beanstalk ever.

The show promises musical family fun for all ages. The musical theatre company first presented Jack and the Beanstalk in the 1980s – inspiring retro pricing for their 2015 Christmas venture. This year, tickets will be priced from $10 to $20 (plus service charges).

*Enter our contest for the chance to win two tickets to the Nov. 28 evening performance (entry deadline is Friday morning, Dec. 27)

– Presented at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 25 to 28 and Dec. 2-5, and at 3 p.m. Nov. 28-29, and Dec. 5-6. Call 604-501-5566 for tickets.