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MAT brings Robin Hood to stage for Christmas


December 7, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Brandon Matte and Martin Holt rehearse a scene from MAT Robin Hood panto production.

Montana Actors' Theatre is continuing its annual holiday tradition of putting on silly, interactive panto plays, this year with "Robin Hood."

"It's just ridiculous fun," MAT Artistic Director Jay Pyette said Wednesday. "You got Martin Holt in a dress. What else do you need?"

A modern panto, or pantomime, considered a British creation, takes a well-known story, often a fable or children's story, and puts it on the stage with dancing, singing, jokes and other twists on the original story. The staging of pantos is a Christmas tradition in England. Last year, MAT put on a "Hansel and Gretel"...

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