By Keith Tomasek, Nov. 23, 2019
Long before I had a child of my own I was taking my niece, nephew and friends’ children to see the annual Ross Petty family musical in Toronto.
It’s a rare opportunity for kids and adults to have fun at a show featuring some of Canada’s the top theatrical talent! Usually these actors are working in shows with themes that would bore kids, but for the past 24 years producer/performer Ross Petty has been rounding up top talent for his fractured fairy tales.
This year I’ve teamed up with Ross and the Hilton Toronto hotel to offer you the ultimate holiday prize: A night at the Hilton and a family pack of four tickets to see “Lil’ Red Robin Hood” at the Winter Garden Theatre.
The Hilton Toronto is located within walking distance to the Winter Garden Theatre, the Eaton Center, CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
With elegant rooms, a luxurious pool & spa, a fabulous restaurant and a Starbucks it’s the perfect place for grown-ups to relax. The kids will love the indoor/outdoor pool!
In this year’s show, “LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD,” your family will be transported, through the magic of time travel, to the world of Robin Hood and Maid Marion, but in a tip of the hat to a Toronto landmark the “Sherwoood Forest’ is called “Sherway Gardens Forest.” That’s where the hero, Lil’ Red, learns that the evil Sheriffe of “NaughtyHam” has banned education.
– The Toronto Star says LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD is one of the top shows to see in 2019!
Stratford festival favourite Robert Markus plays Lil’ Red. Markus recently showed an entirely new side of his talent in the celebrated Stratford
production of “The Rocky Horror Show.” Prior to that he appeared in The Who’s Tommy.
In the 2020 Stratford season Markus will be alongside former Ross Petty Production regular Dan Chameroy in the new musical by Steven Page “Here’s What It Takes.”
Maid Marion, played by AJ Bridel, is a modern-day noblewoman and teacher fighting the cuts to education along with Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and, back by popular demand, the uproarious Sugar Bum.
Lawrence Libor, who recently appeared in the stunning production of “Cabaret” at the Grand Theatre in London, plays Robin Hood.
Another member of the company familiar to Stratford Festival fans is the dance captain and ensemble member Genny Sermoina. Sermonia’s most recent appearances at Stratford include “The Music Man” and “A Chorus Line.” This past season she was at the Shaw Festival where her performance of the famous ‘funeral dance’ in “Brigadoon” received rave reviews.
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Win A family pack of 4 tickets, and hotel stay, for Lil’ Red Robin Hood
The winner will be selected on Monday, Dec. 2. Show tickets and hotel are for Saturday, Dec. 14th and non-transferable. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to reply to the email or the prize will be forfeited and another random draw will occur.
For the most joyous holiday treat, bring your family to Toronto’s historic Winter Garden Theatre and give them the greenest gift of all: LIL’ RED ROBIN HOOD!
Lil’ Red Robin Hood
November 29 to January 4
Winter Garden Theatre
Showtimes: 2 PM, 5 PM and 7 PM
Tickets: $27-$99 (adults), $27-$69 (kids 12 & under), family packs of 4 tickets $256.
Call the Box Office: 1-800-461-3333
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