Stage Door Listings
Coal Mine Theatre presents Dion: A Rock Opera by Ted Dykstra & Stephen Mayoff February 4 to 25 in Toronto.
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Larger Theatres (Professional)
Aladdin (musical) by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman. A stage version of the 1992 Disney movie based on the Arabian Nights. Runs Feb 15 to Mar 17. Princess of Wales Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, .
The Cunning Little Vixen (opera) by Leoš Janáček. A forester captures a vixen as a pet but she escapes and causes all sorts of mischief. In Czech with English surtitles. Runs Jan 26 to Feb 16. Four Seasons Centre, .
SIX (musical) by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss. A modern retelling of the story of the six wives of Henry VIII. Runs Sep 23, 2023, to Feb 11, 2024. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, .
Uncle Vanya (drama) by Anton Chekhov. Vanya and his niece, Sonya, struggle to run the rural estate owned by Vanya’s brother-in-law. Runs Feb 2 to Feb 25. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St, 1-800-461-3333, .
Smaller Theatres (Professional)
L’Amour telle une cathédrale ensevelie (drama) by Guy Régis Jr. This opera/theatre/concert hybrid tells the tale of an ‘Intrepid Son’ who leaves Haiti to reunite with his mother in Quebec. In French with English surtitles. Runs Feb 22 to Feb 25. Berkeley Street Theatre, .
Deciphers dance) by Niashi Wang & Jean Abreu. A compelling physical performance bringing together elements of Chinese folk, spoken word and Brazilian dance styles. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 10. Fleck Dance Theatre, .
Dion: A Rock Opera (musical) by Ted Dykstra & Steven Mayoff. A musical based on The Bacchae by Euripides in which King Pentheus wonders why his people are driven wild by the demi-god Dionysus. Previews from Feb 4, opens Feb 8, runs to Feb 25. Coal Mine Theatre, 2076 Danforth Ave, .
Earworm (drama) by Mohammad Yaghoubi. Homa, who fled the Islamic regime in Iran, discovers her son is in love with a conservative Muslim woman. Previews from Feb 6, opens Feb 9, runs to Feb 25. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, .
Ernani (opera) by Giuseppe Verdi. Ernani leads his bandits to abduct his beloved Elvira before she is married against her will to Gomez de Silva. In concert. Runs Feb 25 only, Jane Mallett Theatre, .
Guilt (A Love Story) (drama) by Diane Flacks. A self-sacrificing Jewish mother becomes the instigator of a family’s dissolution. Previews from Feb 6, opens Feb 14, runs to Mar 3. Tarragon Theatre, .
MacBeth: A Tale Told by an Idiot (drama) by Eric Woolfe. Shakespeare’s tale told via puppetry and magic. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 18. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St East, .
Musikalische Exequien (oratorio) by Heinrich Schütz. A requiem dedicated to one of Schütz’s dearest friends is staged by Peter Sellars as a meditation on saying goodbye to those we love. Runs Feb 7 only. Koerner Hall, .
Omaagomaan (dance) by Waawaate Fobister. Using dance, movement, sound, and storytelling, Fobister embodies a two-spirit being and a manifestation of the earth and man-made poisons. Runs Feb 5 to Feb 18. Daniels Spectrum, .
Three Fingers Back (drama) by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard. A double-bill concerning how we choose to treat each other: the captive, their captors and those who bear witness. Runs Feb 27 to Mar 24. Tarragon Theatre, .
Truth (children) by Kanika Ambrose. When a Canadian visits her plantation in the South in 1858, a 16-year-old slave starts to see things differently. For ages 10+. Runs Jan 29 to Feb 23. Young People’s Theatre, .
Universal Child Care (comedy) by Rose Napoli. Part concert, part theatre play, the ensemble screams about the lack of affordable child care and growing inequalities. Runs Feb 13 to Feb 25. Berkeley Street Theatre, .
Smaller Theatres (Student and Community)
Better Living (comedy) by George F. Walker. A long-absent survivalist father returns to his unhappy family. Runs Jan 19 to Feb 3. [community] Alumnae Theatre, .
Freaky Friday (musical) by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey. An overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies. Preview Feb 8, opens Feb 9, runs to Feb 24. Scarborough Village Theatre, .
Social Security (comedy) by Andrew Bergman. Sophie meets her daughter’s artist neighbour who wants to paint her. Runs Jan 12 to Feb 3. [community] Village Playhouse, .
First Métis Man of Odesa (comedy) by Matthew MacKenzie & Mariya Khomutova. A real-life love story is set against the backdrop of Covid and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Runs Feb 22 to Mar 2. Five Points Theatre, .
The Land Acknowledgement, or As You Like It (comedy) by Cliff Cardinal. The unvarnished truth of the state of the reconciliation process this country has been attempting. Runs Jan 31 to Feb 4. Burlington PAC, .
Middle Raged (comedy) by Geri Hall & Gary Pearson. A sketch show about couples dealing with childrearing, empty nests, aging parents, financial stresses and more. Runs Feb 2 only. River Run Centre, .
Walking Through the Fire (performance). A multimedia performance celebrating cultural diversity including settler, First Nations, Métis and Inuit artists. Runs Jan 30 to Feb 1. River Run Centre, .
Bakersfield Mist (comedy) by Stephen Sachs. An unemployed bartender buys a painting for a few bucks that turns out to be a lost masterpiece. Runs Feb 7 to Feb 25. Grand Theatre, .
Huff (comedy) by Cliff Cardinal. Wind and his two brothers are caught in a torrent of solvent abuse while struggling to cope with the sudden death of their mother. Runs Feb 6 to Feb 17. Grand Theatre, .
In Seven Days (drama) by Jordi Mand. Rachel discovers that her father has chosen to end his life through medically-assisted death in seven days. Previews from Feb 13, opens Feb 16, runs to Mar 2. Grand Theatre, .
The Invisible - Agents of Ungentlemanly Warfare (musical) by Jonathan Christenson. During World War II seven female Special Operative Executives are dropped into their most dangerous mission to date. Runs Jan 19 to Feb 3. Grand Theatre, .
Circa: Humans 2.0 (circus) by Yaron Lifschitz. A symphony of acrobatics, sound, and light, this is next level circus. Runs Feb 1 only. Flato Markham Theatre, .
Middle Raged (comedy) by Geri Hall & Gary Pearson. A sketch show about couples dealing with childrearing, empty nests, aging parents, financial stresses and more. Runs Feb 2 only. FirstOntario Arts Centre, .
Cockfight (comedy) by Kat Sandler. Three foster kids grown up into a complicated family of their own making. Runs Feb 15 to Feb 24. [student] Erindale Studio Theatre, .
The Devised Project (drama). Third-year students present a show made up entirely of original work. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 10. [student] Erindale Deerfield Hall, .
Tosca (opera) by Giacomo Puccini. An opera singer gets caught up in political intrigue in Napoleonic Rome. Runs Feb 8 & 10. Living Arts Centre, .
MindTrix (magic) by Edward Stone. A blend of amazing magic with psychological illusions created with an adult audience in mind. Runs Saturdays Sep 23, 2023, to Feb 25, 2024. Old Stone Inn Boutique Hotel, .
On Your Feet (musical) by Alexander Dinlaris. The story of how Gloria and Emilio Estefan became international pop sensations. Runs Feb 14 to Feb 18. Fallsview Casino, .
Wonder (magic) by Greg Frewin. Christian Mascia performs new large-scale illusions designed by Greg Frewin. Runs Oct 13, 2022, booking to Mar 2, 2024. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, .
Circa: Humans 2.0 (circus) by Yaron Lifschitz. A symphony of acrobatics, sound, and light, this is next level circus. Runs Feb 3 only. Oakville Centre, .
Doris and Ivy in the Home (comedy) by Norm Foster. A retired prison guard and a former champion skater become friends at a retirement home. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 25. Theatre Orangeville, .
Darcy Oake: Illusionist (magic) by Darcy Oake. Classic magic blended with cutting-edge technology. Runs Feb 23 only. National Arts Centre, .
Deciphers (dance) by Naishi Wang & Jean Abreu. A transposition into movement of the poems, letters and images exchanged during lockdown. Runs Feb 22 to Feb 23. National Arts Centre, .
Emma Bovary / Angels’ Atlas (ballets). Hellen Pickett’s ballet exploring the main character of Flaubert’s novel and Crystal Pite’s depiction of human impermanence. Runs Feb 1 to Feb 3. National Arts Centre, .
Encore une fois, si vous permettez (comedy) by Michel Tremblay. A play about Tremblay’s childhood memories of his mother. In French. Runs Jan 24 to Feb 18. Théâtre de l'Île, Gatineau, .
Frozen (musical) by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez. The live stage musical based on the 2013 animated movie. Runs Feb 22 to Mar 3. National Arts Centre, .
It Had To Be You (comedy) by Renee Taylor & Joseph Bologna. A failed actress and playwright holds a successful TV commercial director hostage in her apartment. Preview Feb 7, opens Feb 8, runs to Feb 17. The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Ave, .
Manikanetish (drama) by Naomi Fontaine. Yammie returns to the Inuit community she left behind in order to rediscover her roots. Runs Feb 16 to Feb 17. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, .
Mes premières chaleurs (comedy) by Mona de Grenoble. Drag queen Mona offers you her best salty stories. In French. Runs Oct 20. École polyvalente Nicolas-Gatineau, .
Slilence, on tourne! (comedy) by Patrick Haudecoeur & Gérald Sibleyras. Everything goes wrong when a director directs his first film. In French. Runs Feb 22 only. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, .
Slava’s Snowshow (performance) by Slava Polunin. A Beckettian clown show that ends with a huge onstage snowstorm. Runs Feb 1 to Feb 4. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, .
Steel Magnolias (comedy) by Robert Harling. Six fierce women set the world to rights in their small-town beauty salon. Preview Feb 28, opens Mar 1, runs to Mar 9. The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Ave, .
Symphorien (comedy) by Pierre Huet & Louis Sala. A recreation of the beloved '70s television series on stage about a concierge and the residents of her building. In French. Runs Feb 25 only. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, .
undercurrents festival (festival). A showcase of the best original, contemporary theatre created by local, national and international artists. Runs Feb 8 to Feb 18. Arts Court Theatre, .
Vástádus Eana - The Answer Is Land (dance) by Elle Sofe Sara. A galvanizing choreographed concert that amplifies the long-repressed voices of the Sámi people. Runs Feb 28 to Feb 29. National Arts Centre, .
The Waltz (comedy) by Marie Beath Badian. Two Filipino Canadian teenagers spend one evening with a boombox under the big Saskatchewan sky. Runs Feb 13 to Feb 25. Great Canadian Theatre Company, . ★★★☆☆
Humans 2.0 (circus) by Yaron Lifschitz. A symphony of acrobatics, sound and light. Runs Feb 2 only. FirstOntario PAC, .
Lessons in Temperament (performance) by James Smith. The story of four neurodiverse brothers and their lifelong journeys. Runs Feb 1 to Feb 2. FirstOntario PAC, .
Le Cabaret de la Cellule d’écritures (plays). A presentation of three feminist plays in progress. In French. Runs Feb 2 to Feb 3. Le Théâtre de Nouvel-Ontario, .
Le Château intérieur (drama) by Pier Paquette. The actor/author Paquette reflects on the art of acting. In French. Runs Feb 22 to Feb 24. Le Théâtre de Nouvel-Ontario, .
Two Indians (drama) by Falen Johnson. Two cousins reunite to recreate a ceremony from their childhood. Runs Jan 25 to Feb 10. Magnus Theatre, .
ON TOUR IN ONTARIO
Darcy Oake: Illusionist (magic) by Darcy Oake. Classic magic blended with cutting-edge technology. .
• Feb 23: NAC, Ottawa
• Feb 24: Grand Theatre, Kingston
• Feb 27: Burlington PAC, Burlington
• Feb 29-Mar 3: Flato Markham Theatre, Markham
J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow (performance) by Tom Allen. How a 20 year-old hothead’s 800-kilometre walk to learn from a master in Lübeck changed Bach’s life.
• Feb 9: Market Hall, Peterborough
• Feb 10: Richmond Hill Centre, Richmond Hill
• Feb 11: Hugh’s Room, Toronto
• Feb 18: Burlington Centre, Burlington