Stage Door Listings

February 2021

The Greg Frewin Theatre in Niagara Falls continues to present renowned Canadian magician Greg Frewin in “Wild Magic” booking through May 2021.

Photo: Greg Frewin and white Siberian tiger. © Greg Frewin Theatre.

TORONTO

Larger Theatres

Katya Kabanová (opera) by Leoš Janáček. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Katya begins a doomed affair. In Czech with English surtitles. Opens Feb 6, runs to Feb 20. Four Seasons Centre, www.coc.ca. cancelled

Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 (musical) by Dave Molloy. A contemporary adaptation of a section of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. Runs Jan 26 to Feb 14. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled


Smaller Theatres (Professional)

Cliff Cardinal’s CBC Special (performance) by Cliff Cardinal. Cardinal imagines what he would do if the CBC had commissioned a variety special from him. Preview Feb 11, opens Feb 12, runs to Feb 28. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled  

Democracy (comedy) by John Murrell. Opened Jan 31, runs to Feb 14. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. online audio

Lion in the Streets (drama) by Judith Thompson. Opens Feb 11, runs to Feb 25. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. online audio

Miigis (dance) by Sandra Laronde. An exploration of the power of nature and prophesy in Anishnaabe culture. Runs Feb 14 to Feb 21. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St, www.canadianstage.com. cancelled

Merrily We Roll Along (musical) by Stephen Sondheim. The musical moves backwards in time to show how a man lost friendship, fame and fortune. Previews from Feb 11, opens Feb 13, runs to Feb 28. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled

The Shape of a Girl (drama) by Joan MacLeod. Opens Feb 28, runs to Mar 14. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. online audio


CAMBRIDGE

The Gondoliers (operetta) by Arthur Sullivan & WS Gilbert. One of two humble gondoliers unknowingly may be the King of Barataria. Feb 14 only. [community] Cambridge Arts Theatre, 47 Water St South, www.vcopera.ca.


HAMILTON

Admissions (drama) by Joshua Harmon. A liberal mother faces conflict when her son is not admitted to his university of choice. Runs Jan 27 to Feb 13. Dofasco Centre, 1‑800-465-7529, theatreaquarius.org. cancelled


KITCHENER/WATERLOO

The Gondoliers (operetta) by Arthur Sullivan & WS Gilbert. One of two humble gondoliers unknowingly may be the King of Barataria. Feb 13 only. [community] Waterloo Collegiate Institute, 300 Hazel St, www.vcopera.ca.

Pinkalicious The Musical (musical) by John Gregor & Elizabeth Kann. Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes and comes down with Pinkitis. Runs Feb 3 only. Centre in the Square, 1-800-265-8977, centreinthesquare.com.


LONDON

Cyrano de Bergerac (drama) by Edmond Rostand. A large-nosed soldier agrees to woo the woman he secretly loves on behalf of a good-looking young man. Previews from Feb 16, opens Feb 19, runs to Mar 6. Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com. cancelled

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes (drama) by Hannah Moscovitch. A star professor catches himself admiring a female student who is a fan of his work. Previews from Feb 2, opens Feb 4, runs to Feb 13. Grand Theatre, 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 July 30, 2020, booking to May 12, 2021. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, gregfrewintheatre.com. ★★★★☆ Covid safety procedures in place


NORTH BAY

The New Shanghai Circus (circus). A display of 2000 years of Chinese circus traditions. Feb 21 only. Capitol Centre, capitolcentre.org. Covid safety procedures in place


ORANGEVILLE

Brave New Works (festival). A festival of new theatre works. Runs Jan 29 to Feb 11. Theatre Orangeville, 1-800-424-1295, www.theatreorangeville.ca. online

ScriptTease (festival). A festival of works in development. Runs Feb 26 to Mar 11. Theatre Orangeville, 1-800-424-1295, www.theatreorangeville.ca. online


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

She Kills Monsters (comedy) by Qui Nguyen. Agnes becomes involved in the Dungeons & Dragons game of her dead sister. Preview Feb 4 opens Feb 5, runs to Feb 13. The Gladstone, 613-233-4523, www.thegladstone.ca. postponed


PORT HOPE

BOOM (performance) by Rick Miller.  A solo performance that documents the music, culture and politics of the Baby Boom generation. Runs Feb 1 to Mar 3. 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.


SUDBURY

Performances at the Sudbury Theatre Centre suspended for the 2020/21 season.


THUNDER BAY

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 Jan 30 to Feb 15. Magnus Theatre, 807-345-5552, magnustheatre.com.