Stage Door Listings

January 2021

Crow’s Theatre will not present Wajdi Mouawad’s Birds of a Kind opening January 8 as originally scheduled.

Photo: Farhang Ghajar in publicity photo for Birds of a Kind. © 2019 David Cooper.

TORONTO

Larger Theatres

Carmen (opera) by Georges Bizet. An innocent soldier falls in love with a fiery gypsy woman who spurns him for a proud toreador. In French with English surtitles. Opens Jan 23, runs to Feb 19. 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

A Song by Mahler (opera) by Marc Neikrug. A famed Mahler singer develops early onset Alzheimer’s. Jan 16 only. Koerner Hall, www.rcmusic.com.


Smaller Theatres (Professional)

Birds of a Kind (drama) by Wajdi Mouawad. An Arab-American woman, and Eitan, a Jewish geneticist, fall in love and travel to Israel to find out about Eitan’s past. Previews from Jan 5, opens Jan 8, runs to Jan 30. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled

Public Enemy (comedy) by Olivier Choinière. The dinner party Elizabeth hosts for her three children and two grandchildren takes a surreal turn. Runs Jan 9 to Jan 31. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St, www.canadianstage.com. cancelled


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


LONDON

In the Wake of Wettlaufer (drama) by Kelly McIntosh & Gil Garatt. A family realizes that they are placing their father in the same care home where multiple murders had happened. Previews from Jan 19, opens Jan 22, runs to Jan 31. Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com. cancelled


MARKHAM

MILF Life Crisis (comedy) by Anne Marie Scheffler. A wry look at re-entering the world of dating after having children and a divorce. Jan 15 only. Flato Markham Theatre, 905-305-7469, flatomarkhamtheatre.ca.


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. ★★★★☆ Physical distancing in place.


OTTAWA/GATINEAU

Le Dernier Sacrement (comedy) by Denis Bouchard. An atheist with terminal cancer is attended by two firm believers. Jan 30 only. In French. Maison de la Culture, www.maisondelaculture.ca.

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

Shakespeare’s Will (comedy) by Vern Thiessen. The story of Shakespeare’s marriage as told by his wife, Anne Hathaway.  Preview Jan 13, opens Jan 14, runs to Jan 23. The Gladstone, 613-233-4523, www.thegladstone.ca.


PICKERING

Performances at the Herongate Barn Theatre suspended for the 2020/21 season.


PORT HOPE

BOOM (performance) by Rick Miller.  A solo performance that documents the music, culture and politics of the Baby Boom generation. Runs Jan 1 to Jan 31. Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 905-885-1071, capitoltheatre.com.

The Wizard of Oz (musical) by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg. A tornado drops Dorothy Gale into a magical world. Runs Jan 3 to Jan 31. Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 905-885-1071, capitoltheatre.com.


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.