Stage Door Listings
4th Line Theatre presents The Cavan Blazers by Robert Winslow August 1 to 26 at Winslow Farm in Millbrook.
Photo: Scene from The Cavan Blazers. © Wayne Eardley.
Larger Theatres (Professional)
Hadestown (musical) by Anaïs Mitchell. The mythic stories of two couples – Hades and Persephone and Orpheus and Eurydice. Runs Jul 7 to Aug 20. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com.
Hamilton (musical) by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story of Washington’s right-hand man who died in a duel with Aaron Burr. From Feb 23, booking to Aug 20. Princess of Wales Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com. ★★★☆☆
Let’s Dance! – The Musical (musical) Victoria Wells-Smith. A celebration of the greatest pop songs of the early 1960’s. Runs Aug 10 to Aug 20. Elgin Theatre, terrabruce.com.
Smaller Theatres (Professional)
Dialogues of the Carmelites (opera) by Francis Poulenc. During the French Revolution an aristocrat’s daughter seeks to become a nun. Runs Jul 29, Aug 1, 5 & 6. Alumnae Theatre, www.solt.ca.
Don Giovanni (opera) by W.A.Mozart. Don Giovanni finally receives his comeuppance. Runs Jul 28, Aug 2, 3 & 5. Alumnae Theatre. Runs Aug 2, 3 & 5. Alumnae Theatre, www.solt.ca.
The Drowning Girls (drama) by Beth Graham et al. The true crime mystery of three brides who were all drowned on their wedding night. Runs Aug 17 to Aug 27. Guild Festival Theatre, www.guildfestivaltheatre.ca.
Julius Caesar (opera) by G.F. Handel. Julius Caesar helps Cleopatra become sole ruler of Egypt. Runs Jul 29, 30, Aug 2 & 4. Alumnae Theatre, www.solt.ca.
King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild (drama) by Ahmed Moneka et al. A present day story of friendship interwoven with the ancient Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh. Runs Jul 27 to Aug 6. Young Centre, www.soulpepper.ca.
Living with Shakespeare (revue) by Jeremy Smith & Steven Gallagher. A love letter to the poetry and plays of William Shakespeare. Runs Aug 22 to Aug 24. Kew Gardens, www.driftwoodtheatre.com.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Four lovers escape into a magical forest. Runs Jul 21 to Sep 3. High Park Amphitheatre, www.canadianstage.com.
Richard Three (drama) by Patricia Allison. A radical rewrite of Shakespeare’s Richard III for only three actors. Previews from Aug 17, opens Aug 19, runs to Sep 3. Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave, shakespeareintheruff.com.
Skyline’s the Limit (comedy). All the most important comedic topics in Toronto from the tallest skyscraper to the depths of Lake Ontario. Runs from Mar 30, booking to Aug 27. The Second City, One York St, www.secondcity.com.
SummerWorks (festival). A festival of 30+ new works. Runs Aug 3 to Aug 13. Various venues, summerworks.ca.
Three Men in a Boat (comedy) by Mark Brownell. The misadventures of three bachelors and their dog as they punt up the river Thames in the 1890s. Runs Jul 27 to Aug 13. Guild Festival Theatre, www.guildfestivaltheatre.ca.
Puppets Up! (festival). Performances from many performers/troupes play at five venues across the town plus free street entertainment. Runs Aug 11 to Aug 13. Various venues, puppetsup.com.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (musical) by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice. A rock musical retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers. Runs Aug 16 to Aug 27. Village Playhouse, www.tweedandcompany.com.
Bobbie (drama) by Trudee Romanek. The true story of Bobbie Rosenfeld whose family fled from Russia to Barrie where she trained to become an Olympic champion. Runs Aug 30 to Sep 10. Five Points Theatre, theatrebythebay.com.
Tom Thomson & The Colours of Canada (musical) by Ish Theilheimer. A ragtime musical about the life and death of Canada’s most famous artist. Runs Aug 15 only, Paul J. Yakabuski Arena, stone-fence-theatre.square.site.
Flight (festival). An outdoor festival of contemporary dance. Runs Aug 15 to Aug 20. The Eddie Hotel and Farm, countystage.ca.
The 39 Steps (comedy) by Patrick Barlow. Four actors play more than 150 characters in this stage adaptation of Hitchock’s classic 1935 film. Runs Jul 15 to Aug 6. The Eddie Hotel and Farm, countystage.ca.
Wakey, Wakey (comedy) by Will Eno. With an hour left to live, Guy must determine what makes life worth living. Runs Aug 24 to Aug 26. The Eddie Hotel and Farm, countystage.ca.
Chronicles of Sarnia (comedy) by Matt Murray. A passionate, retired history teacher has convinced the City of Sarnia to create a 100-year time capsule for future generations to open. Aug 3 to Aug 18. Memorial Hall, blythfestival.com.
Handcuffs (drama) by James Reaney. The third part of the Donnelly Trilogy showing on February 4th, 1880, a mob descended on the Donnelly homestead to kill the family. Runs Aug 1 to Sep 3. Harvest Stage, blythfestival.com.
The Real McCoy (drama) by Andrew Moodie. A biography of the inventor Elijah McCoy (1843-1929), whose name became a byword for quality. Aug 24 to Sep 9. Memorial Hall, blythfestival.com.
St. Nicholas Hotel (drama) by James Reaney. The second part of the Donnelly Trilogy showing how the success of the Donnellys’ stagecoach business causes resentment among the locals. Runs Jul 13 to Sep 2. Harvest Stage, blythfestival.com.
Sticks and Stones (drama) by James Reaney. The first part of the Donnelly Trilogy about Johannah’s march to save her husband. Runs Jun 22 to Sep 1. Harvest Stage, blythfestival.com.
Hurry Hard (comedy) by Kristen Da Silva. An emergency forces a former curling team to come back together. Runs Aug 16 to Aug 26. Globus Theatre, globustheatre.com.
Tip of the Iceberg (comedy) by Chris Rait et al. Life-long friends Gordon and Archie in Newfoundland turn from fishing to tourism. Runs Aug 2 to Aug 12. Globus Theatre, globustheatre.com.
Bed and Breakfast (comedy) by Mark Crawford. A gay couple from the city opens a B&B in a small town. Runs Aug 24 to Aug 27. The Rose Studio II, tickets.brampton.ca.
Flower City Bhangra 2023 (festival). A festival of bhangra from teams from across North America. Runs Aug 19 only. Rose Theatre, tickets.brampton.ca.
International Stars (revue) by Mothiyam So’r. A tribute to Konkani music legends. Runs Aug 27 only. Rose Theatre, tickets.brampton.ca.
Royal Canadian International Circus (circus). A traditional one-ring circus but without exotic animals. Runs Aug 24 to Aug 27. Burlington Centre, www.royalcanadiancircus.ca.
Kinky Boots (musical) by Cyndi Lauper. A young man saves the family shoe factory by switching to footwear for drag queens.. Runs Aug 3 to Aug 20. Hamilton Family Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.
Les Misérables (drama) by C-M Schonberg & A. Boublil. An obsessed policeman hunts down a parole-breaker who has started a new life. In concert. Runs Jul 25 to Aug 2. Westben Festival, www.westben.ca.
Mysteries of the Keyhole House (magic) by Ted & Marion Outerbridge. An epic evening of spectacular magic, dance, séance and spine-tingling tales. Runs Aug 18 to Aug 26. Carlton Place Town Hall, www.eventbrite.ca.
The Knitting Pilgrim (performance) by Kirk Dunn. A multidisciplinary one-man show that explores the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Runs Aug 16 to Aug 19. Theatre Collingwood, theatrecollingwood.ca.
Sh-Boom: Life Could Be a Dream (revue) by Roger Bean. Denny and the Dreamers are ready for their big shot at stardom at the local radio station competition. Runs Aug 16 to Sep 3. Drayton Festival Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.
The Comedy of Errors (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Separated identical twin masters and servants cause confusions in Ephesus. Runs Jul 20 to Aug 27. Grove Theatre Festival, www.grovetheatre.ca.
Million Dollar Quartet (musical) by Floyd Mutrux. A recreation of the 1956 jam session held by Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley. Previews from Jul 21, opens Jul 28, runs to Aug 26. Grove Theatre Festival, www.grovetheatre.ca.
Bittergirl - The Musical (musical) by Annabel Fitzsimmons et al. The lives of three accomplished women scorned – and the men who dumped them. Runs Aug 18 to Sep 10. Springer Theatre, 1000 Islands Playhouse, www.1000islandsplayhouse.com.
Intimate Apparel (drama) by Lynn Nottage. In 1905 New York, a seamstress specializing in exquisite corsets embarks on an unhappy marriage. Runs Aug 4 to Aug 27. Firehall Theatre, 1000 Islands Playhouse, www.1000islandsplayhouse.com.
The Sound of Music (musical) by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. A novice nun becomes the nanny for the seven children of a gruff naval officer. Runs Jul 4 to Aug 6. Springer Theatre, 1000 Islands Playhouse, www.1000islandsplayhouse.com.
The New Canadian Curling Club (comedy) by Mark Crawford. A bigoted curler is put in charge of a Learn-to-Curl class for recent immigrants. Runs Aug 3 to Aug 20. South Huron Stage, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.
Rock of Ages (musical) by Chris D’Arienzo. An ambitious young rocker meets a country girl in LA. Runs Aug 9 to Sep 3. Huron Country Playhouse, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.
Guelph Fringe Festival (festival). A total of 15 individual companies will perform at three venues over the course of the four-day festival. Runs Aug 10 to Aug 13. Various venues, www.theguelphfringefestival.ca.
L’Elisir d’amore (opera) by Gaetano Donizetti. A poor villager is in love with wealthy heiress and buys a love potion to make her love him. Runs Aug 24, 26, 27 & 28. Highlands Opera Studio, www.highlandsoperastudio.com.
Mishabooz’s Realm (opera) by Andrew Balfour. Dr. Marshall offers unconventional group therapy to those animals threatened with imminent extinction. Runs Aug 17 & Aug 19. Highlands Opera Studio, www.highlandsoperastudio.com.
The Tempest (comedy) by William Shakespeare. A magician on a magic island takes revenge of those who exiled him. Runs Aug 15 to Sep 2. Grounds of Dundurn Castle, www.totteringbiped.ca.
2023 TK Fringe Festival (festival). A forum for 18 shows of widely varying genres. Runs Aug 3 to Aug 13. Various venues, www.theatrekingston.com.
Sun Life Financial Waterloo Busker Carnival (festival). A carnival of acrobats, comedians, magicians and fire-breathers. Runs Aug 24 to Aug 27. Behind Waterloo City Hall, waterloobuskers.com.
London Fringe Festival (festival). A festival of new plays from authors with connections to Southwestern Ontario. Runs Aug 20 to Aug 27. palacetheatre.ca.
Tom Thomson’s Wake (musical) by Shipyard Kitchen Party. Two years after painter Tom Thomson’s death, his friend, his mentor and his lover gather to share their memories. Aug 15 to Aug 19. Meaford Hall, www.meaford.ca.
The Cavan Blazers (drama) by Robert Winslow. Violence erupts when a Protestant vigilante gang tries to stop a Catholic settlement from being established. Previews from Aug 1, opens Aug 3, runs to Aug 26. Winslow Farm, www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca.
Mississauga Multilingual Fringe Festival (festival). A festival with offerings in Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Punjabi, Tamil and English. Runs Aug 14 to Aug 27 Various venues, fringefestivals.com.
Royal Canadian International Circus (circus). A traditional one-ring circus but without exotic animals. Runs Aug 3 to Aug 20. Dixie Outlet Mall, www.royalcanadiancircus.ca.
Buying the Farm (comedy) by Shelley Hoffman & Stephen Sparks. A young city real estate agent attempts to persuade an aging farmer to sell his property. Runs Jul 27 to Aug 13. Upper Canada Playhouse, uppercanadaplayhouse.com.
Drinking Alone (comedy) by Norm Foster. Joe organizes a birthday party for his estranged father and hires an escort to pose as his fiancée. Runs Aug 17 to Sep 3. Upper Canada Playhouse, uppercanadaplayhouse.com.
Wonder (magic) by Greg Frewin. Christian Mascia performs new large-scale illusions designed by Greg Frewin. Runs Oct 13, 2022, booking to Dec 30, 2023. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, gregfrewintheatre.com.
THE SHAW FESTIVAL 2023:
The plays run in repertory from Feb 28 to Dec 23 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, two hours south from Toronto. For tickets and information phone 1-800-511-7429 or visit the website at www.shawfest.com.
At the Festival Theatre
The Amen Corner (drama) by James Baldwin. A teenage musical prodigy has to choose between his mother, the pastor and choir leader of the church, and his washed-up father. Previews from Jul 30, opens Aug 19, runs to Oct 8.
Blithe Spirit (comedy) by Noel Coward. A novelist has to cope with his second wife and the ghost of his first wife. Runs Jul 8 to Oct 8.
Gypsy (musical) by Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim. Momma Rose pushes her daughter Gypsy into the world of show business. Runs May 17 to Oct 7.
At the Royal George Theatre
On the Razzle (comedy) by Tom Stoppard. Two shop assistants go “on the razzle” in Vienna and get into lots of trouble. Runs May 26 to Oct 8.
Prince Caspian (children) by Damien Atkins. Young Prince Caspian needs the four Pevensie children to help defeat his wicked uncle. Runs May 28 to Oct 8. For ages 8+.
The Shadow of a Doubt (comedy) by Edith Wharton. A new wife is suspected of having a secret, which is enough to poison several lives. Previews from Jul 16, opens Aug 20, runs to Oct 15.
Village Wooing (comedy) by GB Shaw. On a cruise ship an antisocial wirter and a sparky young woman become attracted to each other. Runs Jul 8 to Oct 7.
At the Studio Theatre
The Apple Cart (comedy) by GB Shaw. A power struggle between the king and his prime minister triggers a constitutional crisis. Runs Jul 9 to Oct 7.
The Clearing (drama) by Helen Edmundson. In the mid-1600s, a pair of young lovers is caught up in Oliver Cromwell’s ethnic cleansing campaign against Irish Catholics. Previews from Aug 3, opens Aug 18, runs to Oct 6.
The Playboy of the Western World (comedy) by JM Synge. Pegeen Mike falls in love with a man who claims to have just killed his father. Runs Jul 7 to Oct 7.
At the Spiegeltent
The Game of Love and Chance (comedy) by Pierre de Marivaux. A betrothed couple who have never met switch places with their servants in order to see what each other is really like. Runs Jun 28 to Oct 8.
Mother, Daughter (drama) by Selma Dimitrijevic. An exploration of the changing relationships between children and their parents. Runs Jun 3 to Oct 7.
At the Hermeniuk Foundation Stage
A Short History of Niagara (comedy) by Alexandra Montagnese & Mike Petersen. The history of the Niagara region told with puppets in 30 minutes. Runs Jul 20 to Aug 13.
ON THE EDGE fringe festival (festival). A forum for professional and emerging alternative theatre and performance. Runs Aug 9 to Aug 13. Various venues, fringenorth.com.
Bed and Breakfast (comedy) by Mark Crawford. A gay couple from the city opens a B&B in a small town. Runs Jul 26 to Aug 12. Orillia Opera House, www.orilliaoperahouse.ca.
Halfway There (comedy) by Norm Foster. Gossips at the local diner in Stewiacke, NS, check out the young, new doctor who has just come to town. Runs Aug 16 to Sep 2. Orillia Opera House, www.orilliaoperahouse.ca.
Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations (musical) by Dominique Morisseau. The survey of the music of The Temptations. Runs Aug 22 to Aug 28. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca.
Clémentine (children). Clémentine does whatever she can to prevent her parents from divorcing. In French. For ages 6+. Runs Aug 1 to Aug 6. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca.
Crimes of the Heart (comedy) by Beth Henley. Three Mississipian sisters meet after one them shoots her abusive husband. Runs Aug 16 to Sep 2. [community] Ottawa Little Theatre, www.ottawalittletheatre.com.
Le Dîner des cons (comedy) by Francis Veber. Each week one of a group of friends must bring an idiot to dinner. In French. Runs Aug 5 to Aug 13. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, www.maisondelaculture.ca.
Hadestown (musical) by Anaïs Mitchell. The mythic stories of Hades and Persephone and Orpheus and Eurydice. Runs Aug 22 to Aug 27. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca.
The Miser (comedy) by Molière. Harpagon wants to marry the same young woman as his son does. Runs Jul 27 to Aug 20. Theatre Under the Stars, Strathcona Park, www.odysseytheatre.ca.
Sleuth (drama) by Anthony Shaffer. A famous mystery writer convinces his wife’s lover to steal her jewelry. Runs Aug 4 to Aug 27. Arts Court Theatre, classictheatre.ca.
Fiddler on the Loose (variety) by David Rogers. A musical variety show with a stirring blend of music, dancing, comedy and, of course, the fantastic fiddling of Jesse Grandmont. Runs Jul 12 to Aug 5. King’s Wharf Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (musical) by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice. A rock musical retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers. Runs Aug 10 to Sep 3. King’s Wharf Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.
Mysteries of the Keyhole House (magic) by Ted & Marion Outerbridge. An epic evening of spectacular magic, dance, séance and spine-tingling tales. Runs Jul 28 to Aug 12. Studio Theatre, www.eventbrite.ca.
Jonas and Barry in the Home (comedy) by Norm Foster. A new arrival at a retirement home spices up the life of a longtime resident. Runs Aug 8 to Aug 27. Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, thevpp.ca.
Dirty Work at the Crossroads (comedy) by Bill Johnson. A viperous villain, though married, want to get an innocent country girl in his clutches. Runs Jul 28 to Sep 10. Herongate Barn Theatre, www.herongate.com.
Where You Are (comedy) by Kristen Da Silva. Two sisters are living a quiet retirement together until the daughter of one of them arrives. Runs Aug 9 to Aug 20. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, lighthousetheatre.com.
A Pack of Thieves (comedy) by Norm Foster. Two middle-class guys decide to make money by holding a racehorse for ransom. Runs Aug 16 to Sep 2. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, lighthousetheatre.com.
Where You Are (comedy) by Kristen Da Silva. Two sisters are living a quiet retirement together until the daughter of one of them arrives. Runs Jul 19 to Aug 5. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, lighthousetheatre.com.
Little Shop of Horrors (musical) by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman. A meek florist happens to find a strange carnivorous plant. Runs Aug 11 to Sep 3. Capitol Theatre, capitoltheatre.com.
The Living End (or Madame Winifred’s Circus of Wonders) (comedy) by Andy Massingham. The circus acts on an old poster suddenly come to life. Runs Aug 15 to Aug 26. Theatre on the Ridge, theatreontheridge.ca.
The Beaver Club (comedy) by Barb Scheffler. Four women embark on a riotous cross country road trip from Toronto to Newfoundland. Runs Aug 2 to Aug 19. Port Stanley Festival Theatre, psft.ca.
Where You Are (comedy) by Kristen Da Silva. Two sisters are living a quiet retirement together until the daughter of one of them arrives. Runs Aug 23 to Sep 9. Port Stanley Festival Theatre, psft.ca.
Alice in Wonderland (children) by David Savoy. A stage adaptation of the children’s classic. Runs Aug 8 to Aug 12. Kinsmen Amphitheatre, www.stlawrenceshakespeare.ca.
Hamlet (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. The ghost of Hamlet’s father asks him to avenge his death. Runs Aug 16 only. Kinsmen Amphitheatre, www.stlawrenceshakespeare.ca.
The Importance of Being Earnest (comedy) by Oscar Wilde. Algernon impersonates his friend John’s wicked brother to meet John’s winsome ward. Runs Jul 12 to Aug 15. Kinsmen Amphitheatre, www.stlawrenceshakespeare.ca.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Four lovers escape into a magical forest. Runs Jul 8 to Aug 15. Kinsmen Amphitheatre, www.stlawrenceshakespeare.ca.
Conspiracy Conniptions (musical) by Ish Theilheimer. The arrival in a small town of unruly protestors causes a young man and woman to re-examine their lives and beliefs. Runs Jul 19 to Sep 30. Rankin Culture and Community Centre, stone-fence-theatre.square.site.
SAULT STE. MARIE
Fringe North (festival). A multi-arts fringe festival. Runs Aug 16 to Aug 20. Sault Ste. Marie Museum, www.saultfringe.com.
Jenny’s House of Joy (comedy) by Norm Foster. A young runaway begs for a job at a house of ill repute in the Wild West. Runs Aug 9 to Aug 20. Mandeville Theatre, Ridley College, fosterfestival.com.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (musical) by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice. A rock musical retelling of the biblical story of Joseph and his brothers. Runs Jul 12 to Aug 5. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.
Perfect Wedding (comedy) by Robin Hawdon. A bridegroom wakes up in his bridal suite on his wedding day with an unknown woman in bed beside him. Runs Jul 19 to Aug 27. St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.
THE HERE FOR NOW THEATRE FESTIVAL:
A festival of one-act plays of 60 to 90 minutes, including 5 world premieres. Runs Jun 28 to Sep 23, 2023. Marquee at the Stratford Perth Museum, 4275 Huron Rd, www.herefornowtheatre.com.
The Fox (drama) by Daniela Vlaskalic. Two young women struggle for independence, as WWI ends and the men return home. Previews from Aug 23, opens Aug 25, runs to Sep 9.
Frog Song (opera) by William Rowson & Taylor Marie Graham. A children’s opera about facing your inner fears and discovering your inner song. Runs Jul 28 to Aug 12.
Life Without (drama) by Steve Ross. The journey of a loving family as they try to move forward after tragedy strikes. Previews from Aug 9, opens Aug 11, runs to Aug 26.
World in a Weekend (festival). Shows from puppeteers from Hungary, Mexico, Slovenia, America and Canada. Runs Aug 6 to Aug 9. Various venues, www.springworksfestival.ca.
THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL:
The plays run from in repertory Apr 8 to Oct 29 in Stratford, two hours west from Toronto. For tickets and information phone 1-800-567-1600 or visit the website at www.stratfordfestival.ca.
At the Festival Theatre
Les Belles-Soeurs (comedy) by Michel Tremblay. Germaine has won a million stamps and asks friends and family to help her paste them into booklets. Previews from Aug 8, opens Aug 25, runs to Oct 28.
King Lear (musical) by William Shakespeare. Lear divides his kingdom between two daughters but excludes the third. Runs May 30 to Oct 29. ★★☆☆☆
Much Ado about Nothing (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Beatrice and Benedick bicker so much people think they must be in love. Runs Jun 16 to Oct 27.
Rent (musical) by Jonathan Larson. The story of Puccini's La Bohème set in 1990s Manhattan. Runs Jun 2 to Oct 28. ★★★☆☆
At the Avon Theatre
Frankenstein Revived (performance) by Morris Panych. A movement-based piece based on Mary Shelley’s novel. Previews from Aug 6, opens Aug 24, runs to Oct 28.
Monty Python’s Spamalot (musical) by John Du Prez & Eric Idle. A musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Runs May 31 to Oct 28. ★★★★☆
A Wrinkle in Time (children) by Thomas Morgan Jones. A young heroine goes on a journey through space and time to rescue her father. Runs Jun 17 to Oct 29.
At the Tom Patterson Theatre
Grand Magic (comedy) by Eduardo de Filippo. A master illusionist now performs at a seaside resort when one of his tricks goes awry. Runs Jun 3 to Sep 29. ★★★★☆
Richard II (history play) by William Shakespeare. The story of England’s Richard II (1367-1400) is relocated to the 1970s and ’80s. Runs Jun 17 to Sep 28.
Wedding Band (drama) by Alice Childress. An emotional portrayal of a relationship between a Black seamstress and a white baker in the shadow of World War I and the 1918 flu epidemic. Runs Jul 14 to Oct 1.
At the Studio Theatre
Love’s Labour’s Lost (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Four men decide to give up love for study. Previews from Aug 23, opens Sep 9, runs to Oct 1.
Jersey Boys (musical) by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe. The formation, success and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock ’n’ roll group The Four Seasons. Runs Jul 7 to Aug 5. Sudbury Theatre Centre, sudburytheatre.com.
Romeo and Juliet (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Two teenagers from feuding families fall in love. Runs Aug 8 to Sep 2. YES Refettorio, sudburytheatre.com.
Peppa Pig’s Adventure! (children). Peppa goes on an exciting camping trip with school friends. Runs Aug 1 only. Thunder Bay Auditorium, peppapigliveus.com.
ON TOUR IN ONTARIO
Living with Shakespeare (revue) by Jeremy Smith & Steven Gallagher. A love letter to the poetry and plays of William Shakespeare. www.driftwoodtheatre.com.
• Aug 5-6: Springer Market Square, Kingston
• Aug 9-10: The Eddie Hotel & Farm, Bloomfield
• Aug 11: Trent Port Marina, Trenton
• Aug 12-13: Peterborough Museum, Peterborough
• Aug 15-16: Ed Broadbent Park, Oshawa
• Aug 17-18: Esplanade Park, Pickering
• Aug 19-20: Ingersoll Cheese Museum, Ingersoll
• Aug 22-24: Kew Gardens, Toronto
• Aug 25-27: Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington