I, An American, Saw My First Panto, And Here Are My Questions
Oh, yes, I do.
Why is it called a pantomime?
Why is panto a Christmas thing?
Do you have to pay more for seats in the sweet-toss line of fire?
Doesn't shouting at the stage make it hard to hear what's actually going on?
Are panto performers superheroes who can't get distracted by flashing lights like other actors?
Also how do they hold a toothy grin for two+ hours?
Is there panto training in drama school?
Is bringing your own snacks an actual thing?
Would it have been weird for me, as a childless adult, to get a flashing light toy?
Does ANYONE actually go to the panto for the plot?
Aren't children's shows supposed to be quite short?
Do you even think about pantos as children's shows?
How do crazy conservative parents not go off the rails about all the gender-bending?
Why do the characters say hi and bye every time they enter and leave the scene?
Are you for real about that song at the end?
How do you convince yourself to attend something where you KNOW might be called up on stage to do something ridiculous?
Is Shrek basically the film version of a panto?
Don't the wacky audience participation bits of a panto conflict with your reserved British values?
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