Stage Door Listings
The world-wide hit Canadian musical Come From Away re-opens at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto on December 9, 2021.
Larger Theatres (Professional)
Alice in Winterland (panto). Alice tries to stop the evil ice witch Frostina from turning Wonderland into a frozen Winterland. Runs Dec 18 to Dec 19. Ross Petty Productions, . online
Come From Away (musical) by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. On September 11th, 2001, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers are stranded in Gander, Newfoundland. Opened Feb 13, 2018, reopens Dec 9, 2021, booking into 2022. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, . Runtime: 1h40m. ✭✭✭✭✭ Proof of vaccination required
Jesus Christ Superstar (musical) by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The 50th anniversary tour of the musical about Jesus’s last days on earth. Opens December 2021. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, . Proof of vaccination required
Requiem (concert) by WA Mozart. This version of Mozart’s masterpiece incorporates interviews with front-line medical workers and community members affected by the pandemic. Runs from Nov 26. Canadian Opera Company, . online
Smaller Theatres (Professional)
Fronteras Americanas (drama) by Guillermo Verdecchia. One person’s struggle to construct a home between two cultures. Runs Dec 27, 2021, to Jan 10, 2022. Tarragon Theatre, . audio online
Messiah/Complex (oratorio) by George Frideric Handel. Handel’s oratorio is filmed using soloists and choirs representing every province and territory across Canada. Runs Dec 12, 2021, to Jan 9, 2022. Against the Grain Theatre, . online
Sibs (comedy) by Diane Flacks & Richard Greenblatt. The lives of two siblings from babies to old age as they fight and laugh and annoy each other. Runs Nov 29 to Dec 13. Tarragon Theatre, . audio online
Three Women of Swatow (drama) by Chloé Hung. When Mother accidentally kills her husband, three generations of women come together. Runs Dec 10 to Dec 24. Tarragon Theatre, . audio online
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
UnCovered: The Music of Dolly Parton (revue). A survey of the music of Dolly Parton in new arrangements. Runs Nov 24 to Dec 11. Koerner Hall, . online
Comfort and Joy: The Holiday Show (revue). A celebration of songs, stories, music and dance to take us in to the Holidays. Runs Dec 22, 2021, to Jan 11, 2022. Grand Theatre, . online
Home for the Holidays (revue) by Dennis Garnhum. A celebration of the holiday season with an original concert bursting with songs, laughter and joy. Runs Dec 1 to Dec 24. Grand Theatre, . Proof of vaccination required
Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree (revue) by Leisa Way. Favourite traditional and current Yuletide songs sprinkled with a dose of comedy. Runs Nov 30 to Dec 19. Upper Canada Playhouse, . Proof of vaccination required
Wild Magic (magic) by Greg Frewin. Frewin performs stunning large-scale illusions including one with a white Siberian tiger. Runs July 16, 2021, booking to Sep 12, 2022. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, . ★★★★☆ Proof of vaccination required
THE SHAW FESTIVAL 2021:
The plays run in repertory from Jul 7-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 . Proof of vaccination required
At the Festival Theatre
Holiday Inn (musical) by Irving Berlin. A couple with showbiz backgrounds turns a Connecticut farmhouse into an inn open only on holidays. Opened Nov 20, runs to Dec 23.
At the Royal George Theatre
A Christmas Carol (drama) by Tim Carroll. A stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’s holiday favourite. Opened Nov 20, runs to Dec 23.
At the Studio Theatre
Desire Under the Elms (drama) by Eugene O’Neill. A farmer’s new young bride tries to repress her passion for her husband’s son. Opened Oct 15, runs to Dec 12.
A Christmas Carol (drama) by Rod Beattie. A one-man adaptation of Dickens’s seasonal favourite. Runs Nov 24 to Dec 12. Theatre Orangeville, . Proof of vaccination required
Holiday Cirque (circus) by Troupe Vertigo. A circus troupe performs to the live music of the NAC Orchestra. Runs 9 to Dec 11. National Arts Centre, . Proof of vaccination required
Kisaageetin (cabaret) by Tomson Highway. A tale told in song of a postmistress who can read people’s letters without opening them. Dec 11 only. National Arts Centre, . Proof of vaccination required
Savèches, une fragmentation contemporaine en trois mouvements (performance) by Jonathan Roy. Drifting through constellations of information, images and inanities, our brains let themselves be swallowed up by luminous screens. In French. Runs Dec 1 to Dec 4. National Arts Centre, . Proof of vaccination required
Dickens’ A Christmas Carol (drama) by Jeremy Webb. A new adaptation of the holiday favourite. Runs Dec 2 to Dec 18. Sudbury Theatre Centre, . Proof of vaccination required
Jacob Marley's Chrsitmas Carol (drama) by Tom Mula. A retelling of Dickens's classic tale from the point of view of Scrooge's old business partner. Runs Dec 2 to Dec 18. Magnus Theatre, . Proof of vaccination required