The world of fairies, castles, dragons, and royals will come alive in a re-enactment of a classic fairytale thanks to the 31st annual Christmas Pantomime from Kim Roe School of Dance.
Once Upon a Dream recounts the story of Sleeping Beauty in an 80-minute show to be presented on four occasions - including three matinees.
"This year's production is very much about the classical story with classic imaging, but of course immersed in modern music, movement, and messaging," co-producer and choreographer Kim Roe said.
"[The audience] will get so much joy from it no matter what age they are."
Several of Launceston's well-known talents will perform in the show including James Parker, Christopher Bryg, Joel King, Hannah Russell, Isobel Cooper, and Elie Roe Daniel.
Parents of those at the school also enjoyed getting involved in the production by helping create sets and costumes.
The pantomime features key messaging for audiences to discover through four core values - courage, kindness, inclusiveness, and forgiveness.
Ms Roe said it was wonderful to have the ability to show to a full house once again, with performing arts getting back on its feet after the pandemic.
"I think, particularly for the guest artists and full-time students who want careers ... the fact that we can still keep them on stage training and challenging them is really important," she said.
Once Upon a Dream will show from November 29-December 1 at the Princess Theatre.
Visit theatrenorth.com.au for more information. Tickets are also available on the website, at $19.90 for children and $29.90 for adults.
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