Stage Door Listings

December 2020

The Shaw Festival 's production of A Christmas Carol is scheduled to run to December 23, 2020

Photo: Michael Therriault as Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. © 2017 David Cooper.

TORONTO

Larger Theatres

The Nutcracker (ballet) by James Kudelka to music by Tchaikovsky. A prince awakens a princess who has been put to sleep for 100 years. Opens Dec 10, runs to Dec 31. Four Seasons Centre, national.ballet.ca.  cancelled

Smaller Theatres (Professional)

Dance Nation (performance) by Clare Barron. An army of pre-teen competitive dancers hope to win a national dance competition. Opened Nov 13, runs to Dec 6. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled

Little Dickens (comedy) by Ronnie Burkett. A naughty, adults-only puppet version of A Christmas Carol. Runs to Dec 20. For ages 16+. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St, www.canadianstage.com. cancelled

Old Man and the River (children) by  Lynda Hill  &  Thomas Morgan Jones. A magical creature changes the life of a grumpy old man. Runs Dec 19 to Dec 23. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled

Spyder's Quest to Save the World (children) by Deborah Adelman. In this action-packed musical Spyder and her friends tackle climate change. For ages 4+. Runs Dec 4 to Dec 6. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled


BURLINGTON

Into the Woods (musical) by Stephen Sondheim. Characters from various fairy tales meet each other in a forest. In concert. Runs Dec 3 to Dec 12. Burlington PAC, 905-681-6000, https://burlingtonpac.ca.


CAMBRIDGE

The Sound of Music (musical) by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. A young woman takes on the management of a household of children and their moody father. Opens Nov 26, runs to Dec 20. Hamilton Family Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com. cancelled


HAMILTON

Cinderella (musical) by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. The classic 1957 musical adaptation of the well-known fairy tale. Runs Dec 2 to Dec 27. Dofasco Centre, 1-800-465-7529, theatreaquarius.org. cancelled


LONDON

Annie (musical) by Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin. During the Great Depression an orphan's life changes when she is adopted by a New York billionaire. Opened Nov 27, runs to Dec 27. Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com. cancelled

User Not Found (comedy) by Chris Goode. Audiences overhear a man  via headphones dealing with what will happen to his online presence after he dies. Opened Nov 18, runs to Dec 5. Commonwealth Coffee Company, 478 Richmond St, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com. cancelled


NIAGARA FALLS

Wild Magic (magic) by Greg Frewin. Frewin performs stunning large-scale illusions including one with a white Siberian tiger. Runs Jan 2, 2020, to Dec 30, 2020. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, gregfrewintheatre.com.


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

THE SHAW FESTIVAL 2020:

The plays run in repertory from Apr 8-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

Me and My Girl (musical) by Noel Gay & L. Arthur Rose. A proud Cockney discovers he is the new Earl of Hareford. Opened Nov 21, runs to Dec 23. cancelled

At the Royal George Theatre

A Christmas Carol (drama) by Tim Carroll. A stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's well-known story. Opened Nov 14, runs to Dec 23.


OTTAWA

Fiddler on the Roof (musical) by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick. In Ukraine in 1905 Tevye tries to maintain tradition while raising five daughters. Opens Dec 29, 2020, runs to Jan 3, 2021. NAC, 1-866-850-2787, nac‑cna.ca. cancelled

Hamilton (musical) by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man. Opened Nov 24, runs to Dec 13. NAC, 1-866-850-2787, nac‑cna.ca. cancelled


PICKERING

Performances at the Herrongate Barn Theatre for 2020 have been cancelled.


ST.  JACOBS

We’ll Meet Again (comedy) by Alex Mustakas. A celebration of the songs from World I to World War II. Opened Sep 25, runs to Dec 20. St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com. cancelled


SUDBURY

A Christmas Carol (drama) by Jeremy Webb. A stage adaptation of Charles Dickens's well-known story. Runs Dec 5 to Dec 14. Sudbury Theatre Centre, www.sudburytheatre.com. cancelled


THUNDER BAY

It's a Wonderful Life (play) by Joe Landry. The beloved Frank Capra film is presented as a live radio broadcast. Runs Dec 5 to Dec 21. Magnus Theatre, 807-345-5552, magnustheatre.com. cancelled