Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor’s professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of “DJ Whittington’s Kool Kat: A Hip-Hop Panto” by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis. The musical comedy runs on select dates through Sunday, Dec. 29 at Theatre NOVA in Ann Arbor.
Details from Theatre NOVA:
All the holiday hilarity and happiness you’ve come to love from our annual Panto returns in this hip-hop twist on a seasonal favorite. Kids ages 2 to 102 will enjoy this rollicking family entertainment, complete with heroes, villains, original tunes, and parodies of popular songs, physical comedy, and fun (and candy!) — this time set to the hip-hop stylings of DJ Whittington and his Kool Kat’s sick beats.
Directed by Jennifer Felts, with musical direction by R. MacKenzie Lewis, “DJ Whittington’s Kool Kat” features Asia Marie Hicks, Alaina Kerr, and Mike Sandusky.
Showtimes are 7:30 pm on Fridays, 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm on Saturdays, and 2:00 pm on Sundays. Theatre NOVA features free parking for patrons, as well as quick access to the city’s restaurants, bars, bakeries, and coffee shops.
Tickets are $25 ($10 for kids 16 years and under.) Theatre NOVA continues to making theatre accessible by offering pay-what-you-can tickets for those who need them. For tickets, visit TheatreNOVA.org, call 734-635-8450 or buy them in person at the box office one hour before showtime.
The image above includes (L to R): Alaina Kerr, Mike Sandusky, and Asia Marie Hicks. Photograph by Sean Carter Photography.
Theatre Nova is located at 410 W. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103.