Stage Door Listings

February 2023

Mirvish Productions presents Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi-award-winning musical Hamilton February 22 to June 11 at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.

Illustration: Poster for Hamilton.


TORONTO

Larger Theatres (Professional)

Are we not drawn onward to new erA (performance) by Ontroerend Goed. A visual metaphor for this crucial moment in our future history – incredibly inventive, playful and surprising. Runs Feb 9 to Feb 11. Bluma Appel Theatre, www.canadianstage.com.

Fall on Your Knees Part One: Family Tree (drama) by Hannah Moscovitch. The story of three generations of the Piper family that moves from Cape Breton to the battlefields of WWI to New York City.  Runs Jan 20 to Feb 4. Bluma Appel Theatre, de.canadianstage.com. ★★☆☆☆

Fall on Your Knees Part Two: The Diary (drama) by by Hannah Moscovitch. The story of three generations of the Piper family that moves from Cape Breton to the battlefields of WWI to New York City. Runs Jan 21 to Feb 5. Bluma Appel Theatre, de.canadianstage.com. ★★★★☆

Hamilton (musical) by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story of Washington’s right-hand man who died in a duel with Aaron Burr. Preview Feb 22, opens Feb 23, booking to Jun 11. Princess of Wales Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (drama) by Jack Thorne. 19 years after the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, a new generation arrives at Hogwarts and a new menace threatens the world. Opened Jun 19, 2022, booking to Jun 4, 2023. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.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 Dec 11, 2022, to Feb 18, 2023. Princess of Wales Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com. ★★★☆☆

The Marriage of Figaro (opera) by WA Mozart. Count Almaviva wants to sleep with Figaro’s fiancée before she marries Figaro. In Italian with English surtitles. Runs Jan 27 to Feb 18. Four Seasons Centre, www.coc.ca.

Pressure (drama) by David Haig. The launch of D-Day, June 1944, depends on the most important weather forecast of all time. Runs Jan 29 to Mar 5. Royal Alexandra Theatre,  1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com. ★★★★☆

Rock of Ages (musical) by Chris D’Arienzo. An ambitious young rocker meets a country girl in LA. Runs Feb 23 to May 20. Elgin Theatre, moreentertainmentgroup.com.

Salome (opera) by Richard Strauss. Herod’s degenerate daughter Salome lusts after his prisoner, John the Baptist. In German with English surtitles. Runs Feb 3 to Feb 24.Four Seasons Centre, www.coc.ca.

Things I Know to Be True (drama) by Andrew Bovell. A couple in their 60s find that they still have to parent their four children. Previews from Feb 1, opens Feb 5, runs to Feb 19. CAA Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com.

Smaller Theatres (Professional)

Behind the Moon (comedy) by Anosh Irani. A visit from a stranger forces a Toronto Mughlai restaurant owner to face the family he’s left behind, and the dreams he’s abandoned. Runs Feb 21 to Mar 19. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com.

Between a Wok and a Hot Pot  (comedy) by Amanda Lin. Mandy reminisces about when it wasn’t cool to be Asian, and delves into the complicated topics of identity and appropriation. Runs Jan 31 to Feb 12. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West, theatrecentre.org.

Bound (opera) by GF Handel & Kevin Lau. Four Canadian citizens from diverse backgrounds journey to find their place and voice in Canada. Runs Feb 3 to Mar 5. Against the Grain Theatre, againstthegraintheatre.ticketleap.com. online

Cabaret Noir (cabaret) by Mélanie Demers. Movement, dialogue and music reconstruct emblematic scenes from popular culture. Runs Feb 9 to Feb 11. Berkeley Street Theatre, www.canadianstage.com.

Les Corps avalés (dance) by Virginie Brunelle. An exploration of power relations, inequalities and social upheaval. Runs Feb 24 to Feb 25. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, harbourfrontcentre.com.

The Darkest Dark (children) by Jim Millan & Ian MacIntyre. A stage version of Chris Hadfield’s children’s book about a boy who dreams of becoming an astronaut. For ages 6-12. Runs Feb 20 to Apr 2. Young People’s Theatre, www.youngpeoplestheatre.org.

Don Giovanni (opera) by WA Mozart. A opera gets involved in political inrigue in Rome. In Italian with English surtitles. Runs Feb 23, 25 & 26. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave, www.torontocityopera.com.

English (comedy) by Sanaz Toossi. In Iran as four adult students prepare for the language exam that will unlock their futures. Previews from Feb 9, opens Feb 16, runs to Mar 5. Young Centre, www.soulpepper.ca.

Fair Lady's Valentine (cabaret). Enjoy the indelible melodies of Franz Léhar, Cole Porter, Oscar Straus, Lerner & Loewe, Rafael Hernández, Rodgers & Hart and more. Runs Feb 11 only. The Edward Jackman Centre,947 Queen St East, www.torontooperetta.com.

Fifteen Dogs (comedy) by André Alexis. Hermes and Apollo grant 15 dogs human consciousness and watch what happens. Runs Jan 19 to Feb 12. Crow’s Theatre, www.crowstheatre.com. ★★★☆☆

Firewater Thunderbird Rising (dance) by Christine Friday. The transformative spirit of dance travelling through dimensional realms of existence directly connected to the Anishinaabek way of living. Runs Feb 16 to Feb 19, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East, www.nativeearth.ca.

The Flight (drama) by Beryl Bain. The life of Bessie Coleman – the first African-American woman and the first Native-American to hold an international pilot’s license. Runs Feb 10 to Feb 18. Factory Theatre, theatregargantua.ca.

Flush (comedy) by Marie-Claire Marcotte. A small girl lost in the prairies shows up on the doorstep of an odd family. In French with English surtitles. Runs Feb 1 to Feb 5. Berkeley Street Theatre, theatrefrancais.com. ★★★★☆

Girls & Boys (drama) by Dennis Kelly. The world of an ordinary family starts to unravel. Runs Jan 26 to Feb 19. Streetcar Crowsnest, www.crowstheatre.com. ★★★★★

Home Sweet New Home (revue) by The Second City. Everything from awkward first dates to game nights gone wrong to gender reveals to the freakin’ multiverse. Runs Dec 1, 2022, to Feb 12, 2023. 1 York Street, www.secondcity.com.

Identity: a Song Cycle (song cycle) by Dinuk Wijeratne & Shauntay Grant. Biracial baritone Elliot Madore expresses his struggles with his identity a song cycle written specifically for him. Runs Oct 23, 2022, to Apr 23, 2023. Against the Grain Theatre, atgtheatre.com. online

Liminal (dance) by Throwdown Collective. An examination of time and perception utilising a continuously revolving floor to alter audience perspectives. Runs Feb 1 to Feb 4. The Theatre Centre, www.danceworks.ca.

The Magic Flute (opera) by W.A. Mozart. Tamino must rescue Pamina from the castle of the wizard Sarastro. In concert. Runs Feb 18 only. College Street United Church, 452 College St, www.facebook.com.

The Magic of Assembly (dance) by Ashley Colours Perez. A reflection on what it means for bodies to share space in ritual, in celebration and in performance. Runs Feb 2 to Feb 11. Winchester Street Theatre, tdt.org.

Médée (opera) by Luigi Cherubini. Media vows to take revenge on her faithless husband Jason. In concert. In French with English surtitles. Runs Feb 19 only. Jane Mallett Theatre, www.operainconcert.com.

Okay, you can stop now (performance) by Shakeil Rollock. A physical theatre experience that explores how we deal with and come to terms with information. Runs Feb 5 to Feb 12. Theatre Passe Muraille, www.passemuraille.ca.

Prodigal (drama) by Paolo Sanatalucia. The gay, alcoholic son of a prominent Toronto family returns home after he is cut off from the family trust. Runs Feb 21 to Mar 12. Crow’s Theatre, www.crowstheatre.com.

Queen Margaret (drama) by Jeanie O’Hare. The story of Margaret of Anjou from Henry VI to Richard III. Staged reading. Runs 26. Streetcar Crowsnest, shakespeareintheruff.com.

Redbone Coonhound (comedy) by Amy Lee Lavoie & Omari Newton. When an interracial couple meets the title dog, it sets off a discussion about subtle and overt polemics of race. Previews from Feb 7, opens Feb 15, runs to Mar 5. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. ‑masks required‑

Rhubarb Festival 2023 (festival). A festival of new LGBTQ+ works. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 18. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, buddiesinbadtimes.com.

Rubble (drama) by Suvendrini Lena. A play asking the question, “What is the meaning of poetry in the midst of war?” Runs Feb 25 to Mar 19. Theatre Passe Muraille, www.passemuraille.ca.

Same Difference (installation) by David Mesiha. Audiences move through a dynamic installation to witness a variety of signs and sounds that continually alter the participant’s experience. Runs Feb 15 to Feb 25. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West, theatrecentre.org.

Sweat (storytelling) by Sheila Arnold. Arnold tells the 1926 story by Zora Neale Hurston with original music by soul musician John Campbell. Runs Feb 18 only. Arts & Letters Club, storytellingtoronto.org.

The Tragedy of King Lear (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. A production of Shakespeare’s play using only the Folio text. Runs Feb 16 to Feb 26. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West, theatrecentre.org.

Yerma (drama) by Simon Stone. An adaptation of García Lorca’s play in which a young woman is driven to the unthinkable by the desire to have a child. Runs Feb 5 to Mar 5. Coal Mine Theatre, 2076 Danforth Ave, www.coalminetheatre.com.

You Can’t Get There from Here, Vol. 3 (plays) by Majorie Chan et al. Five new audiodramas offering listeners fresh perspectives on Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Runs from Feb 16. Factory Theatre, www.factorytheatre.ca. online

Smaller Theatres (Student and Community)

Anatol (comedy) by Arthur Schnitzler. A player, chaser, libertine, swinger, a serial dater; there are endless terms for Anatol, a type of person who thrived both then and now. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 18. [student] Young Centre, tickets.youngcentre.ca.

The Bridges of Madison County (musical) by Jason Robert Brown. A beautiful married Italian woman in Iowa is drawn to a handsome National Geographic photographer. [community] Runs Feb 9 to Feb 25. Scarborough Village Theatre, theatrescarborough.com. ‑masks required‑

Cinderella-ella-ella (panto) by Lina Minniti Blue & Johnny Blue. The NAG’s Players’ pantoversion of the fairy tale. Runs Feb 9 to Feb 18. [community] Tranzac Club, www.nagsplayers.com.

The Fighting Days (drama) by Wendy Lill. Famous Canadian women help win women’s right to vote. Runs Jan 13 to Feb 4. [community] The Village Players, villageplayers.net.

Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike (comedy) by Christopher Durang. Vanya and Sonia reside peacefully in their old family home, when their movie star sister, Masha, arrives unexpectedly with her boy toy, Spike. Runs Jan 20 to Feb 4. [community] Alumnae Theatre, www.alumnaetheatre.com.


BARRIE

La Bête (comedy) by David Hilton. A 17th-century acting troupe is asked to bring in an outrageous new actor. Preview Feb 2, opens Feb 3, runs to Feb 11. Five Points Theatres, www.tift.ca. ★★★★☆


BURLINGTON

Imagination Movers (children). A rock band for families does shows about teamwork and creativity. Runs Feb 20 only. Burlington PAC, burlingtonpac.ca.  

Rhinestone Cowgirl: The Music of Dolly Parton (revue) by Leisa Way. A survey of the life and music of Dolly Parton. Runs Feb 23 to Feb 26. Burlington PAC, burlingtonpac.ca.


GEORGINA

Miraculum: Sleight of Mind (variety) by Lawrence Larouche & Cynthia Martin. Imagine sitting in a room with a man who can pluck your thoughts out of your head like rabbits out of a hat. Runs Feb 3 only. Stephen Leacock Theatre, secure1.tixhub.com.


GUELPH

Ben and Jonah’s Magic Road Trip (magic) by Ben Train & Jonah Babins. Ben and Jonah predict the future with arts and crafts, read minds with a pet raccoon, and astound you with sleight of hand. Runs Feb 10 only. River Run Centre, riverrun.ca.


HAMILTON

The Extinction Therapist (comedy) by Clem Martini. Dr. Marshall offers unconventional group therapy to those animals threatened with imminent extinction. Runs Jan 25 to Feb 11. Theatre Aquarius, theatreaquarius.org.

La Flambeau (opera) by David Bontemps. Monsieur rapes his housekeeper Mademoiselle and suffers a sureal judgement in which he confesses his crime to l’Homme. Runs Feb 13 only. LR Wilson Concert Hall, McMaster University, brottmusic.com.

Frost Bites (festival). Work of storytellers and other artists working in community-engaged arts practices and/or wrestling with issues of social justice. Runs Feb 15 to Feb 20. Various venues, hftco.ca.

Lysistrata (comedy) by Aristophanes. Women go on a sex strike to prevent their husbands from going to war. Runs Feb 10 to Feb 14. Stiarcase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St, www.facebook.com/shadowdinosaur.

A Work of Fiction (magic) by Nicholas Wallace. Wallace combines magic and storytelling in exploring the murky waters of truth and fiction. Runs Feb 18 only. Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St, https://staircasehamilton.com.


KINGSTON

Are we not drawn onward to new erA (performance) by Ontroerend Goed. A visual metaphor for this crucial moment in our future history – incredibly inventive, playful and surprising. Runs Feb 17 only. Grand Theatre,  www.kingstongrand.ca.

Cliff Cardinal’s “CBC” Special (comedy) by Cliff Cardinal. Cardinal performs original, dark and catchy folk songs; miraculous stories of familial resilience and legends of Turtle Island survival. Runs Feb 2 to Feb 12. Tett Centre, www.theatrekingston.com.

Harriet Tubman - When I crossed that line to freedom (opera) by Nkeiro Okoye. A young girl born into slavery becomes a famed Underground Railwoad conductor. Feb 23 only. Grand Theatre,  www.kingstongrand.ca.


KITCHENER/WATERLOO

La Traviata (opera) by Giuseppe Verdi. A father attempts to stop his son’s love affair with a courtesan. In Italian with English surtitles. In concert. Runs Feb 11 to Feb 12, Centre in the Square, centreinthesquare.com.


LONDON

Boom X (performance) by Rick Miller. The music, culture and politics of Generation X. over the course of 100 minutes. Runs Feb 7 to Feb 25. Grand Theatre, www.grandtheatre.com.

February: A Love Story (drama) by Ellen Denny & Emilio Vieira. To stave off pandemic blues, two mismatched millennials try their hand at "short distance dating". Runs Feb 9 to Feb 12. Manor Park Memorial Hall, www.alvegoroottheatre.com.

The Fig Tree (comedy) by Patricia Nacamoto. A fig tree and a spider meet in a garage, strike up a conversation and begin a friendship. Feb 18 only. London Public Library Central, www.alvegoroottheatre.com. Free admission.

Homes: A Refugee Story (drama) by Winnie Yeung & Haysam Kadri. From Iraq to Syria to Canada, the Al Rabeeah family search for a place to call home. Runs Feb 21 to Mar 5. Grand Theatre, www.grandtheatre.com.


MARKHAM

Miigis: Underwater Panther (dance) by Sandra Laronde. A journey through dance from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Runs Feb 1 only. Flato Markham Theatre, www.flatomarkhamtheatre.ca.


MISSISSAUGA

Alcestis (tragedy) by Euripides. A marriage put to the most extreme test – a wife’s sacrifice in lieu of her husband – which both precipitates a crisis and finally proves its worth. Runs Feb 16 to Mar 4. [student] Erindale Studio Theatre, tickets.sheridancollege.ca.

The Barber of Seville (opera) by Gioacchino Rossini. The barber Figaro helps the Count Almaviva win the fair Rosina. [In concert] Runs Feb 11 only. Living Arts Centre, www.mississauga.ca.


NIAGARA FALLS

The Best Medicine (festival). Four nights of family friendly stand up comedy to promote mental health and wellness. Runs Feb 4, 11, 18 & 25. Niagara Falls History Museum, www.gardencitycomedyfestival.com.

Wonder (magic) by Greg Frewin. Frewin performs new large-scale illusions. Runs Oct 13, 2022, booking to Oct 5, 2023. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, gregfrewintheatre.com.


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

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

Mahabharata (drama) by Ravi Jain & Mirian Fernandes. A two-part stage adaptation of the the 4000-year-old Sanskrit epic about the battle of Kaurava and the Pandava princes and the the philosophical concepts surrounding their war. Previews from Feb 28, opens Mar 9, runs to Mar 26.


OAKVILLE

Freedom! The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music (cabaret) by Beau Dixon. A survey of the contribution of Black music from church hymnals to the blues, from jazz to rock ’n’ roll, R&B and rap. Runs Feb 3 only. Oakville Centre, www.oakvillecentre.ca.

Hyprov (performance) by Colin Mochrie & Asad Mecci. Mochrie improvizes with audience members who are under hypnosis. Runs Feb 17 only. Oakville Centre, www.oakvillecentre.ca.

The Knitting Pilgrim (performnce) by Kirk Dunn. Dunn has knit three tapestries – one for each Abrahamic faith – and discusses his life as an actor, writer, knitter and preacher’s kid. Runs Feb 9 only. Oakville Centre, www.oakvillecentre.ca.


ORANGEVILLE

Beneath Springhill (musical) by Beau Dixon. African-Canadian miner Maurice Ruddick survives 9 days underground in the 1958 Springhill mining disaster. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 26. Theatre Orangeville, www.theatreorangeville.ca. ‑masks required‑


OTTAWA/GATINEAU

Ben and Jonah’s Magic Road Trip (magic) by Ben Train & Jonah Babins. Ben and Jonah predict the future with arts and crafts, read minds with a pet raccoon, and astound you with sleight of hand. Runs Feb 11 only. Meridian Centrepointe Theatre, meridiancentrepointe.com.

Cabaret Noir (cabaret) by Mélanie Demers. Movement, dialogue and music reconstruct emblematic scenes from popular culture. Runs Feb 2 to Feb 4. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca.

Coucou Passe-Partout (children). Passe-Partout and friends travel through Quebec and meet all kinds of children. In French. For ages 3+. Runs Feb 19 only. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, www.maisondelaculture.ca.

Dans le bleu (drama) by Magali Lemèle. Lemèle tells the true story of her sailing across the Atlantic with her husband and daughter. In French. Runs Feb 1 to Feb 12. Théâtre de l'Île, Gatineau, reseau.ovation.ca.

Elephant’s Graveyard (drama) by George Brent. In 1916 the circus comes to Erwin, Tennessee, with its star attraction, Mary the 5-ton elephant and just as much controversy. Runs Feb 1 to Feb 4. [student] Glebe St. James, socknbuskin.com.

Fête Frissons (festival). A free event with performances, artmaking, workshops, storytelling, dancing and outdoor fun. Runs Feb 11 only. Shenkman Arts Centre, shenkmanarts.ca.

Great Gatsby! It’s Murder (comedy) by Rachel Paul. In 1929 a secret speakeasy is filled with underground enterprises, scandals, mystery and the Charleston. Runs Jan 20 to Feb 24. Arts Court Theatre, artscourt.ca.

Hyprov: Improv under Hypnosis (performance) by Colin Mochrie & Asad Mecci. Mochrie improvizes with audience members who are under hypnosis. Runs Feb 25 only. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca.

Is God Is (drama) by Aleshea Harris. On her deathbed a mother demands that her twin daughters kill their father. Preview Feb 9, opens Feb 10, runs to Feb 18. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca.

Palermo Palermo  (ballet) by Pina Bausch. After a massive brick wall collapses dancers deal with this broken environment in a series of struggles and triumphs. Runs Feb 16 to Feb 18. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca.

Romeo and Juliet (ballet) by James Kudelka to music by Prokofiev. The National Ballet of Canada performs its version of this classic ballet. Runs Feb 2 to Feb 4. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca.

undercurrents 2023 (festival). A festival of new theatre. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 18. Arts Court Theatre, undercurrentsfestival.ca. ‑masks required‑

The Unplugging (drama) by Yvette Nolan. In a post apocalyptic future, two women venture into a frozen world after being exiled from their village. Runs Feb 28 to Mar 12. Great Canadian Theatre Company, www.gctc.ca.

Le Vrai Monde? (drama) by Michel Tremblay. Claude writes a play based on his family but the characters seem to take on their roles their own way. In French. Runs Feb 17 to Feb 18. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, www.maisondelaculture.ca.


PETERBOROUGH

Cirque-lesque 4-(Play) (circus) by PACA.  A fusion of circus and burlesque involving aerial arts, fire and glow arts, acrobatics, contortion and stilt-walking. For ages 18+. Runs Feb 14 only. Market Hall Performance Centre, publicenergy.ca.

An Evening of Magic and Mystery (magic) by Matt Disero, Ken Margoe & Ken Pham. Laughs, magical trickery, amazing illusions, and mind blowing mentalism from three magicians. Runs Feb 4 only. Market Hall Performance Centre, publicenergy.ca.

Omaagomaan (performance) by Waawaate Fobister. Using dance, movement, sound and storytelling, Fobister tells how the Grassy Meadows are coming back after mercury poisoning. Runs Feb 2 only. Market Hall Performance Centre, publicenergy.ca.

Sex Dalmatian (performance) by Alyssa Martin. This dance theatre glam drama focusses on a fiercely careerist anthropomorphized talking dog. Runs Feb 17 only. Market Hall Performance Centre, publicenergy.ca.


PICKERING

The Savannah Sipping Society (comedy) by Jamie Wooten et al. Four Southern women met over the course of six months and find a renewed determination to live in the moment. Runs Feb 10 to Mar 26. Herongate Barn Theatre, www.herongate.com.


ST. CATHARINES

Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom (opera) by Nkeiru Okoye. The life of legendary Undergound Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman. [In concert] Runs Feb 18 only. FirstOntario PAC, firstontariopac.ca.

The Mindreader (magic) by Kent Axell. The lead magician for the Lost Spirits show in Las vegas makes his only Canadian appearance. Runs Feb 18 only. FirstOntario PAC, firstontariopac.ca.

Tweet! Tweet! (circus) by Femmes du Feu. Two birds hatch and start to discover the outised world. For ages 1-5. Runs Feb 20 only. FirstOntario PAC, firstontariopac.ca.  


SUDBURY

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. In concert. Runs Feb 15 to Feb 18. Glad Tidings Church, sudburytheatre.com.

Mononk Jules (drama) by Jocelyn Sioui. Jocelyn searches through the archives to find out about his great-uncle Jules, who turns ot to be one of the greatest Indigenous heroes of the 20th century. In French. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 11. Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, letno.ca.


THUNDER BAY

Dock Spider (comedy) by Bonnie Green. Two men of opposite personalities find themselves on a dock on an island in a lake. Runs Jan 26 to Feb 11. Magnus Theatre, magnustheatre.com.


ON TOUR IN ONTARIO

Afrique en Cirque (circus) by Yamoussa Bangoura. An homage to the Guinean diaspora with high-level acrobatics, innovative choreography and colourful rhythms. www.kalabanteproductions.com

• Feb 9: Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa, 613-580-2787

• Feb 18: Grand Theatre, Kingston, 613-530-2050

• Feb 20-21: FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines, 905-688-0722

• Feb 23: Living Arts Centre, Mississauga, 905-306-6000

• Feb 25: River Run Centre, Guelph, 1-877-520-2408

• Feb 28-Mar 1: Richmond Hill Centre, Richmond Hill, 905-787-8811


Freedom! The Spirit and Legacy of Black Music (cabaret) by Beau Dixon. A survey of the contribution of Black music from church hymnals to the blues, from jazz to rock ’n’ roll, R&B and rap. www.facebook.com.

Feb 1: FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines, 905-688-0722

• Feb 2: Flato Markham Theatre, Markham, 905-305-7469

• Feb 3: Oakville Centre, Oakville, 905-338-4161

• Feb 4: River Run Centre, Guelph, 1-877-520-2408

• Feb 5: Rose Theatre, Brampton, 905-874-2800

• Feb 9: Meridian Theatre @ Centrepointe, Ottawa, 613-580-2700

• Feb 10: Grand Theatre, Kingston, 613-530-2050

• Feb 12: Capitol Theatre, Chatham,  519-380-0174


Hyprov: Improv under Hypnosis (performance) by Colin Mochrie & Asad Mecci. 20 hypnotized volunteers perform improv under the guidance of master improvisor Mochrie. hyprov.com.

• Feb 9: Flato Academy Theatre, Lindsay

• Feb 10: Richmond Hill Centre, Richmond Hill

• Feb 11: Chrysler Theatre, Windsor

• Feb 15: Sanderson Centre, Brantford

• Feb 16: Rose Theatre, Brampton

• Feb 17: Oakville Centre, Oakville

• Feb 18: Capitol Theatre, Chatham

• Feb 23: River Run Centre, Guelph

• Feb 24: Capitol Centre, North Bay

• Feb 25: National Arts Centre, Ottawa


The Knitting Pilgrim (performance) by Kirk Dunn. A multidisciplinary one-man show that combines personal storytelling, image projection, and three huge knitted panels to explore the Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. www.kirkdunn.com.

• Feb 9: Oakville Centre, Oakville

• Feb 19: St. Francis Centre, Ajax

• Feb 25: Grand Theatre, Fergus


Paddington Get in a Jam (children) by Jonathan Rockefeller. Paddington tries to help his neighbour with repairs but almost everything goes wrong. paddingtongetsinajam.com.

• Feb 4: Chrysler Theatre, Windsor

• Feb 5: River Run Centre, Guelph

• Feb 7: Rose Theatre, Brampton

• Feb 9: Grand Theatre, Kingston

• Feb 10-11: Meridian Theatres, Ottawa

• Feb 12: Richmond Hill Centre, Richmond Hill

• Feb 15: Capitol Centre, North Bay


Prophecy Fog (drama) by Jani Lauzon. An investigation into whether a site can still be sacred if it has been desecrated. www.papercanoeprojects.com ★★★★★

• Feb 1-5: Grand Theatre, Kingston

• Feb 10: Registry Theatre Kitchener

• Feb 12: Waterford Old Town Hall, Waterford

• Feb 16-17: Big Medicine Studio, Nipissing First Nations, North Bay