The 17th annual panto at the Ghent Playhouse, “The Turn of the Scrooge”

Tired of the same old Nutcrackers and Christmas Carols as your holiday fare? Then it is time to discover the always original – always new – “panto” created annually at The Ghent, NY Playhouse. It’s never easy coming up with a new twist on an old tale every year, but somehow the Loons always pull it off. Now in it’s 17th year, this year’s version is titled The Turn of the Scrooge. Even Charles Dickens would want to see what they did to his classic.

You will want to spend time with all the familiar characters – and maybe a few new ones – as The Loons return with another terrific original British-American Panto and their own zany spin on the classic holiday tale, A Christmas Carol. Great fun for the whole family.

The Turn of the Scrooge opens on Friday, November 25, 2016 and runs through Sunday, December 11 with performances Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m.

Written by the The Loons, this production is directed by Cathy Lee-Visscher. She and fellow Loons Paul Leyden, Sam Reilly, Sally McCarthy, Monk Schane-Lydon, Michael Meier, Nellie Rustick, Joanne Mauer , Paul Murphy and Mark Wilson will take the stage creating their special magic. Join the fun as the Loons introduce you to the cold-hearted miser, Ebenezer and the ghosts that will haunt him. You may just want to boo and hiss.

Be sure to reserve your tickets early, especially for the Sunday matinees while there are still seats available.

Tickets are $20 each, $17 for Members of the Playhouse and $10 for Students with ID. Tickets may be reserved by calling 1-800-838-3006 or going to the website at

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