Photo by Mark Larson
Lady Momma Alicia Star (James Peck) on the Playhouse stage.
The spirit of holiday panto (British traditional winter musical comedy theater) is alive and well at the Arcata Playhouse again this year with Robin Hood - Knight of the Stars: A Space-Capade
. A second weekend of shows at 7:30 p.m. will be performed on Dec. 13, 14 and 15 at the Arcata Playhouse ($12, $10 students, $8 seniors and youth 12 and under). Pat Bitton's review hits stands tomorrow. In the meantime, you can check out the shenanigans in the slideshow below.
The space-action adaption of the classic Robin Hood tale (all melodramatic plot crises turn out well in the end) features Alex Blouin as Robin Hood and David Powell as Omar Sheriff of Not Again, with Jackie Dandeneau, Ben Clifton, James Peck, Jeff Kelly, Benjamin Shaeffer and Sarah Peters.
The Intergalactic Blue Lake Choir adds a wonderfully costumed musical backdrop, and rotating guests vary for each performance. Live musical accompaniment is performed by Jeff Kelly, Tim Randles, Mike LaBolle and Misha Scott.