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Toronto: Torrent Productions presents the panto “Jack and the Beanstalk” December 20-29

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Something exciting is returning to Toronto’s East End this holiday season! Torrent Productions is thrilled to announce that JACK AND THE BEANSTALK - A MERRY MAGICAL PANTOMIME will premiere at the Royal Canadian Legion 1/42 (located at Coxwell Ave and Gerrard St East). Packed with action and zingers with a couple of magical surprises tossed in  for good measure, Jack and the BeansTalk opens on Friday, December 20th, and runs for 12 shows only until December 29th, 2019. Tickets are available via 1-800-838-3006,, or at the door. A fantastic holiday treat for the entire family, Jack and the Beansalk is a traditional Pantomime. 

As with any good Panto, there will be lots of laughs and guffaws and Jack will do his best to navigate his journey with a villain who will make things miserable, a garden fairy will do her best, and a best friend – his cow, Daisy, putting her neck on the line to help him out...  but what of the chicken that lays the golden eggs? And where has Jill disappeared to? Who is the evil villain really working for? Will the giant come crashing down? How do beans talk?  How can we have a Happy Ending? Join us to ask, "Who is behind who?" and yell "Oh no there isn't!” Sing a sing-song-sing-a-long, and be part of our growing local tradition. Anything can happen in Pantoland...

Husband and wife team — and long-time residents of the East End — Rob Torr and Dora Award winning choreographer Stephanie Graham of Torrent Productions produce again after their successful runs of 2016’s Robin Hood - A Merry Magical Pantomime, 2017’s Pinocchio - A Merry Magical Pantomime, and 2018’s Cinderella - A Merry Magical Pantomime.

Featuring a sparkling cast of award winning musical theatre veterans with credits from across the country: GREG CAMPBELL (Mary Poppins-Globe Theatre, Video Cabaret), WILLIAM FISHER (Camelot-Drayton Entertainment), CHRISTOPHER FULTON (Anne of Green Gables-Thousand Islands Playhouse), TIM FUNNELL (Grey Gardens, ReFramed-Musical Stage Company), CYRUS LANE (Stratford Festival), JAMIE McROBERTS (Crazy For You-Capitol Theatre, Port Hope), CAULIN MOORE (Jukebox Hero-Mirvish Productions) and TERESA TUCCI (Stars and Mars-Theatre Sheridan) and a special guest appearance by CYNTHIA DALE (Stratford Festival, CBC’s Street Legal) as the Voice of the Giant.

Written and Directed by ROB TORR, Choreography by STEPHANIE GRAHAM. Musical Direction by PAUL MOODY, Stage Managed by HEATHER BELLINGHAM, Lighting Design by JOE PAGNAN, Produced by TORRENT PRODUCTIONS. For more information about Torrent Productions please visit their website:

Performance information

Venue:   Royal Canadian Legion #1/42

243 Coxwell Ave (Coxwell Ave at Gerrard St East)


Friday, December 20 at 7pm (Opening Night);
Saturday, December 21 at 2pm and 7pm;
Sunday, December 22 at 2pm;
Monday, December 23 at 2pm;
Tuesday, December 24 at 2pm;

Thursday, December 26 at 2pm; 
Friday, December 27 at 
2pmand 7pm 
Saturday, December 28 at 2pm and 7pm;
Sunday, December 29 at 2pm (Final Performance).

**Please note early curtain time. 


Adults: $38 / Children up to age 12: $28. (no babes in arms)

via Brown Paper Tickets, 1-800-838-3006


Photo: Caulin Moore as Jack.