Fezziwig – Snow White & the Seven Dudes

Actor Thea Burton loves delving into different characters, using stereotypes to break down stereotypes, making connections between people.

That energizes her. “And, where else do adults get to tap into their inner child by playing dress-up and make-believe.”

She plays the storyteller in this year’s panto Snow White & the Seven Dudes. Ray Baltzer, who used to play Mr. Fezziwig, says that “the rush of seeing this overwhelmingly complex and confusing imbroglio come together in the last seven days before the curtain goes up, year after year, is enough to keep me coming back.”

“So many people working on different aspects, but all working together in a common cause to achieve a most worthy goal is quite impressive and extremely exhilarating,” he says.

The 17th annual production of the Fezziwig Society, a hilarious new pantomime for family audiences, runs in Wolfville from Nov. 17 – 19.

There are a slew of princes, all attempting to wake Snow White, while the seven Dudes, played by both well known and lesser-known local dudes (and a dudette) all pine with love. Halifax actor Jeremy Webb has delivered a brand new take on a familiar fairy tale story that will be sure to delight audience members of all ages.

Children and youth from the area support the adult cast. Snow White, herself, is double cast with Sonya Marinkovic and Kate Corrigan sharing the central role. The production will include songs and dance numbers in a variety of pop styles.

Show time for Snow White and the 7 Dudes in Wolfville’s Festival Theatre, will be 7 p.m., with a matinee Nov. 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for students/seniors and $12 for adult seats, available at Box of Delights in Wolfville or at the door.