After a long 4 months in the making and a new venue, the 2010 Qingdao Pantomime Cinderella (童话剧灰姑娘) is scheduled for three performances all together: two on Saturday March 13th at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm and one final performance on Sunday March 14th at 1:00 pm.

When: Saturday, March 13, 1 pm and 7pm / Sunday, March 14th 1 pm
Venue: The New #1 International School of Shandong QISS
Location: Songling Lu 松岭路
Advance Tickets (Including Canapes): Adults 100 rmb – Students 50 rmb
Advance Tickets: Adults 65 rmb – Students 35 rmb
At the Door Tickets (Including Canapes): Adults 125 rmb – Students 75 rmb
At the Door Tickets: Adults 85 rmb – Students 55 rmb
More Info: 139.6481.9925

Every year proves to be a challenge in organizing this much anticipated event and this year was no exception. Organizers went through many ups and downs while trying to secure a new venue. Everyone is very pleased to hold this year’s Panto at the new QISS campus’ auditorium on Songling Road 松岭路 (from #2 Middle School, the new campus is 4.5 km on the right, follow the signs). The Sophia International Hotel (17, Xiang Gang Dong Road) has generously arranged for bus service to and from the show, just arrive at the Sophia Hotel at around 11:30am for matinee shows and around 5:30pm for the evening show (Please Note: The bus will make multiple trips but the earlier you arrive the better, seating is limited.) After the show organizers have arranged for around 100 taxis to line up outside of the school to assist patrons without cars and those not wishing to wait for the Sophia Hotel Bus easier transportation home.

Advance tickets are now available and can be purchased at all International Schools and the Book Nook or call Rita Nielsen at 139.6481.9925. Advance tickets including the Shangri-La sponsored Canape food and drink coupons are 100rmb for Adults and 50 rmb for Students with ID. These same tickets at the door will cost 125 rmb for Adults and 75 rmb for Students with ID (first 560 families to walk in with Canape tickets will receive 1 gift box per family from Keebler). The Shangri-La sponsored Canapes include all you can eat hor d’oeuvres, pastry, coffee and soft drinks ( 小吃 开胃酒 餐后甜点 ). Canapes times are 12pm – 1pm for both matinee performances and 6pm – 7pm for the evening show and will be served inside the QISS school foyer. Mulled wine, sandwiches and other snacks will also be sold separately at the venue. Regular advance tickets without the Canape coupon are 65 rmb for Adults and 35 rmb for Students with ID. These same tickets at the door will cost 85rmb for Adults and 55 rmb for Students with ID.

This year Cinderella Panto themed t-shirts (35 rmb for adults and 25 rmb for kids) and tote bags(70 rmb) are available for purchase at the venue. Check out an exclusive sneek peek at the t-shirts below.

All proceeds go to the Qingdao Expat Charity Fund.

Relevant Links:
The History of British Pantomime

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