Stage Door Listings

April 2021

Opera Atelier livestreams Handel’s La Resurrezione from Koerner Hall in Toronto on April 1.  

Photo: Tyler Gledhill. © 2019 Bruce Zinger.

TORONTO

Larger Theatres

Paradise Lost (comedy) by Erin Shields. A satirical presentation of the story of John Milton great 17th-century epic poem about the fall of humankind. Runs Apr 9 to Apr 18. Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St East, www.canadianstage.com. cancelled

The Resurrection (opera) by George Frideric Handel. Fully staged early oratorio about the events between Good Friday and Easter Sunday. Livestreaming Apr 1 only. Koerner Hall, www.operaatelier.com.

La Traviata (opera) by Giuseppe Verdi. A father disapproves of his son's relationship with a beautiful courtesan. In Italian with English surtitles. Opens Apr 17, runs to May 14. Four Seasons Centre, www.coc.ca. cancelled


Smaller Theatres (Professional)

Forever Yours, Marie-Lou (drama) by Michel Tremblay. Opened Mar 28, runs to Apr 14. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. online audio

Half Life (drama) by John Mighton. Opens Apr 8, runs to Apr 22. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. online audio

Helen’s Necklace (drama) by Carole Fréchette. Opens Apr 25, runs to May 9. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. online audio  

Macbeth Muet (comedy) by Jon Lachlan Stewart & Marie Hélėne Bėlanger. A wordless puppet play version of Shakespeare Scottish play. Opens Apr 14, runs to May 2. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled

Teenage Dick (comedy) by Mike Lew. Shakespeare's Richard III reimagined as drama surround a high school election. Opened Mar 26, runs to Apr 18. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled

Through the Eyes (drama) by Don Druick. A courtier tries to stay alive as he escorts the Italian sculptor Bernini through the passions and perils of the court of Louis XIV. Apr 29 to May 8. Factory Theatre, www.factorytheatre.ca. livestreamed

You Can’t Get There From Here (dance). Five fresh perspectives on Toronto’s many neighbourhoods. Runs Mar 18 to Apr 15. Factory Theatre, www.factorytheatre.ca. online audio


HAMILTON

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (musical) by Alan Janes. The story of the life and music of Buddy Holly. Runs Apr 21 to May 15. Dofasco Centre, 1-800-465-7529, theatreaquarius.org. cancelled


LONDON

Boom X (performance) by Rick Miller. This mutimedia show tackles the music, culture, and politics of Generation X with Miller playing more than 100 famous people. Previews from Apr 20, opens Apr 23, runs to May 7. Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com. cancelled

Cabaret (musical) by John Kander & Fred Ebb. An American writer and a British showgirl find themselves together in Berlin just before the rise of Nazis. Preview Mar 17, opens Mar 18, runs to Apr 10. Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com. cancelled

In the Heights (musical) by Lin-Manuel Miranda. THree generations of a Latinx community in Manhattan dream , hope and work for a bright future. Opened Mar 26, runs to Apr 10. Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com. cancelled


MARKHAM

Masters of Illusion (magic). Four of the world's greatest magicians in one show. Opens Apr 5, runs to Apr 6. Flato Markham Theatre, 905-305-7469, flatomarkhamtheatre.ca.


NIAGARA FALLS

Wild Magic (magic) by Greg Frewin. Frewin performs stunning large-scale illusions including one with a white Siberian tiger. Runs July 30, 2020, booking to May 12, 2021. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, gregfrewintheatre.com. ★★★★☆ Covid safety procedures in place


OTTAWA

Dear Evan Hansen (musical) by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Evan pretends to be the best friend of a boy who has committed suicide. Opens Apr 27, runs to May 2. NAC, 1-866-850-2787, nac‑cna.ca.


PICKERING

Performances at the Herongate Barn Theatre suspended for the 2020/21 season.


PORT HOPE

The Birds and the Bees (comedy) by Mark Crawford.  A turkey-farming daughter moves back in with her beekeeping mother and is attracted to the bee researcher also living there. Runs Apr 13 to May 2. Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 905-885-1071, capitoltheatre.com.


STRATFORD

THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL:

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The Adventures of Pericles (romance) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2015. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Antony and Cleopatra (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Caesar and Cleopatra (drama) by George Bernard Shaw. Production from 2000. Runs Oct 19 to Apr 19.

Coriolanus (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2019. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Elizabeth Rex (drama) by Timothy Findley. Production from 2000. Runs Oct 19 to Apr 19.

Hamlet (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

King John (history play) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

King Lear (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Long Day’s Journey into Night (drama) by Eugene O'Neill. Production from 1995. Runs from Oct 19 to Apr 19.

Love’s Labour’s Lost (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2017. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Macbeth (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2017. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Romeo and Juliet (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 1992. Runs Oct 22 to Apr 19.

Romeo and Juliet (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2018. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

The Taming of the Shrew (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 1988. Runs Oct 26 to Apr 19.

The Taming of the Shrew (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Apr 19.

The Tempest (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2010. Runs Oct 19 to Apr 19.

The Tempest (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2019. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Timon of Athens (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2018. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Twelfth Night (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2011. Runs Oct 19 to Apr 19.


ON TOUR IN ONTARIO

Anne of Green Gables (ballet) by Bengt Jörgen. A ballet based on the famous novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. canadasballetjorgen.ca.

• Apr 22: Sanderson Centre, Brantford

• Apr 24: Grand Theatre, Kingston

• Apr 29: Captol Theatre, Chatham