Stage Door Listings
Soulpepper presents Bad Hats’ musical version of Alice in Wonderland online in Toronto April 3-18.
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, . 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, . postponed to May 27
Something Rich and Strange (opera/ballet). Fully staged Baroque theatre music exploring dreams, visions and the supernatural. Opened Dec 12, 2020, runs through Jun 1, 2021. Koerner Hall, . online
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, . cancelled
Smaller Theatres (Professional)
Alice in Wonderland (children) by Fiona Sauder. A musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s fantastic tale. Opens Apr 3, runs through Apr 18. Soulpepper Theatre Company, . online ★★★☆☆
An Acorn (play) by Caridad Svich. The journey of a person who loses their voice one morning after an event shocks the foundation of society. Opens Mar 12, runs to Apr 3. impel Theatre, . online ★★★★☆
Cloudless (drama) by José Teodoro. Five characters struggle with the mysterious disappearance of two young women off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. Runs to May 31. Canadian Stage Company, . online audio
Electric Messiah (oratorio) by G.F. Handel. A re-imagining of Handel's famed oratorio for the present with elctronics and turntables. Runs Mar 31 to Apr 11. Soundstreams, . online
Embodying Power and Place (plays) by New Harlem Productions. Twelve audio-visual works that honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. Opened Mar 27, runs to Apr 11. Native Earth Performing Arts, . online
Forever Yours, Marie-Lou (drama) by Michel Tremblay. Opened Mar 28, runs to Apr 14. Tarragon Theatre, . online audio
The Gondoliers (operetta) by Arthur Sullivan & W.S. Gilbert. One of two gondoliers may really be the lost King of Barataria. Opened Mar 19, runs through Apr 9. Toronto Operetta Theatre, . online
Half Life (drama) by John Mighton. Opens Apr 8, runs to Apr 22. Tarragon Theatre, . online audio
Helen’s Necklace (drama) by Carole Fréchette. Opens Apr 25, runs to May 9. Tarragon Theatre, . 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, . cancelled
Messiah/Complex (oratorio) by Geroge Frideric Handel. Handel’s oratorio is filmed using soloists and choirs representing every province and territory across Canada. Opens Apr 1, runs through Apr 13. Against the Grain Theatre, . online
The Miller and His Wife (children) by Ann Powell & David Powell. A miller and his wife lead their family from rustic poverty to middle class comfort. Opens Apr 14, runs to Apr 28. Puppetmongers Theatre, . online
Moonlodge (drama) by Margo Kane. Agnes follows the voice inside her, journeying across America to where the women gather, helping her find herself, her history and her family. Begins Apr 21. Soulpepper Theatre Company, . online audio
The Shoah Songbook, Part 1: Terezín (revue). A showcase of music by composers who died at the Terezín concentration camp during World War II. April 4 only. Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company, . online
Teenage Dick (comedy) by Mike Lew. Shakespeare’s Richard III reimagined as drama surrounding a high school election. Opened Mar 26, runs to Apr 18. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, . 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, . postponed
Toka (drama) by Indrit Kasapi. The story of siblings who wrestle with modern-day blood feuds in post-Communist Albania. Runs Apr 28 to May 1. lemonTree Creations, . online postponed
21 Black Futures (plays). A collection of 21 monodramas written, directed and acted by Black Canadian artists. Season 1 from Feb 12; Season 2 from Feb 19; Season 3 from Feb 26. Obsidian Theatre Company, . online ★★★★☆
The Walls (drama) by Griselda Gambaro. A young man is placed in a room without trial and interrogated by mysterious figures as his humanity is stripped away. Begins Apr 28. Soulpepper Theatre Company, . online audio
You Can’t Get There From Here (dance). Five fresh perspectives on Toronto’s many neighbourhoods. Runs Mar 18 to Apr 15. Factory Theatre, . online audio
Smaller Theatres (Student and Community)
Les Murs ont des yeux (drama) by A.M. matte. Five rooms of a house recount what they’ve seen. Apr 9 to Apr 10. In French. [student] Theatre Glendon, . online
Opera in Miniature: An Evening of One-Act Operas (festival). A collection of one-act operas by massenet, Wolf-Ferrari, Mozart, Bizet, Walton and Hoiby. Runs Apr 22 to Apr 25. [student] University of Toronto Opera, . online
Zoomed Out (festival). A festival of seven plays written by members of the Ryerson community. Apr 1 only. [community] Ryerson Community Theatre, . online
The Great Gatsby (drama) by Richard Ouzounian. An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's famous novel. Reading. Apr 11 only. Talk Is Free Theatre, . online
Heartbreak House (drama) by G.B. Shaw. Socialites, tycoons and drifters collide in a British country house on the eve of World War I. Reading. Apr 7 only. Talk Is Free Theatre, . online
Riot (drama) by Andrew Moodie. The lives of six Black Canadians unfold against the background of the riots following the acquittal in L.A. of the policemen who beat Rodney King. Reading. Apr 8 only. Talk Is Free Theatre, . online
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, . cancelled
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, . 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, . 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, . cancelled
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, .
The Rules of Playing Risk (comedy) by Kristen Da Silva. An unsociable retiree’s estranged 14-year-old grandson comes to live with him. Opens Apr 16, runs to May 2. Theatre Orangeville, . online
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, .
Performances at the Herongate Barn Theatre suspended for the 2020/21 season.
My Hero (comedy) by Norm Foster. The son of a former superstar hockey must deal with the fact that his mother has met a new man. Reading. Apr 24 only. Norm Foster Theatre Festival, .
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. .
• Apr 22: Sanderson Centre, Brantford
• Apr 24: Grand Theatre, Kingston
• Apr 29: Captol Theatre, Chatham