Stage Door Listings

March 2019

The Grand Theatre, London, presents August Wilson’s Fences starring Nigel Shawn Williams March 12 to April 6.

Illustration: Poster for Fences by Scott McKowen.

TORONTO

Larger Theatres

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (ballet) by Christopher Wheeldon to music by Joby Talbot. A balletic interpretation of Lewis Carroll's famous novel. Opens Mar 7, runs to 17. Four Seasons Centre, national.ballet.ca.

Apollo / Night / The Sea Above, The Sky Below / Paquita (ballets). Short ballets by George Balanchine, Julia Adams, Ronert Binet and Marius Petipa. Opens Mar 1, runs to 3 & Mar 20 to 21. Four Seasons Centre, national.ballet.ca.

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, booking to Sep 29, 2019. Elgin Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com. Runtime: 1h40m. ✭✭✭✭✭

Dance Me (dance) by Andonis Foniadakis, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa & Ihsan Rustem. Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal pays homage to the songs of Leonard Cohen. Opens Mar 1, runs to Mar 2. Sony Centre, www.sonycentre.ca.

Dear Evan Hansen (musical) by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. A high school senior with social anxiety fabricates a lie after the death of a classmate. Previews from Mar 5, opens Mar 28, runs to Jun 30. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com.

A Doll's House, Part 2 (comedy) by Lucas Hnath. Nora returns to her husband in this modern sequel to Ibsen's 1879 play. Runs Mar 23 to Apr 14. CAA Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com.

Jersey Boys (musical) by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice. The rise and fall of the 1960s pop group The Four Seasons. Runs Mar 5 to 17. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com.

The Last Ship (musical) by Sting. A young man returns to Tyne and Wear after 17 years to discover the local shipyard is being closed. Opened Feb 19, runs to Mar 24. Princess of Wales Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com. Runtime: 2h55m. ✭✭✭✭✩

The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical (musical) by Rob Rokicki & Joe Tracz. A boy discovers he is the son of the Greek god Poseidon and must stop a war between the gods. Runs Mar 19 to 24. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com.

Oslo (drama) by J.T. Rogers. The true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords. Opened Feb 9, runs to Mar 3. CAA Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com. Runtime: 2h45m. ✭✭✭✭✩

PAW Patrol Live! “Race to the Rescue” (children). The heroic pups race to rescue Mayor Goodway when he goes missing. Opens Mar 15, runs to Mar 17. Sony Centre, www.sonycentre.ca.

Revisor (dance) by Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young. A dance version of the classic comedy by Nikolai Gogol. Opens Mar 7, runs to Mar 16. Bluma Appel Theatre, 416-368-3110, www.canadianstage.com. Runtime: 90m. ✭✭✭✭✩

Shen Yun 2019 (variety). A showcase of 5000 years of Chinese culture in music and dance. Opens Mar 26, runs to Mar 31. FourSeasons Centre, 1-888-974-3698, www.shenyun.com.

Smaller Theatres (Professional)

Bears (drama) by Matthew MacKenzie. The prime suspect in a workplace accident, flees through the Rockies to escape the RCMP and undergoes a startling transformation. Opened Feb 28, runs to Mar 17. Factory Theatre, 416-504-9971, www.factorytheatre.ca.

Betrayal (drama) by Harold Pinter. The break-up of a married couple is shown in reverse chronological order. Opens Mar 8, runs to Mar 10. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St East, 416-845-9411, redsandcastletheatre.com.

Blood of Our Soil (drama) by Lianna Makuch. Hania's Baba urges her to return their Ukrainian homeland to seek a missing piece of their family history. Preview Mar 6, opens Mar 7, runs to Mar 16. Tarragon Theatre Extraspace, 30 Bridgman Ave, tickets.tarragontheatre.com/TheatreManager.

A Blow in the Face (comedy) by Lisa Ryder. Alice experiences postpartum depression and the extreme places the mind can go. Previews from Mar 26, opens Mar 28, runs to Apr 14. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West, 416-534-9261, tickets.theatrecentre.org/TheatreManager/1/login?event=253.

Brick Bros. Circus (children) by Ann Powell & David Powell. A miniature one ring circus performed by highly trained building bricks. For ages 4+. Mar 15 only. Array Music, 155 Walnut Ave, http://puppetmongers.com.

The Case of Metranpazhem (comedy) by Alexander Vampilov. A view of Russian society 50 years after the Russian Revolution and 18 years after the death of Stalin. In Farsi.  Opens Mar 9, runs to Mar 10. Toronto Centre for the Arts, www.ticketmaster.ca/promo/3zkk25.

The Cherry Orchard (drama) by Anton Chekhov. A family loves their orchard for sentimental reasons but do nothing to save it. Previews from Mar 25, opens Mar 29, runs to Apr 13. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave., www.crowstheatre.com.

Clinic (drama) by Daniel Spragge. A victim of childhood trauma tries to discover how to function in the world. Opens Mar 27, runs to Mar 31. Tarragon Theatre Workspace, tickets.tarragontheatre.com.

Chicho (comedy) by Augusto Bitter. An ashamed-queer-Catholic-man-boy from Venezuela attempts to feel beautiful. Previews from Mar 7, opens Mar 12, runs to Mar 24. Theatre Passe Muraille, 416-504-7529, www.passemuraille.ca.

Le Comte Ory  (opera) by Giocchino Rossini.  While the men are away fighting, the enemy invades the castle in disguise. Semi-staged. Mar 2 only. Trinity-St. Paul's Centre, 427 Bloor St West,  www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3909883.

Crying Hands (drama) by Theatre Manu. The fate of a deaf political prisoner in Auschwitz. Opens Mar 20, runs to Mar 24. Theatre Passe Muraille, 416-504-7529, www.passemuraille.ca.

Death and the Maiden (drama) by Ariel Dorfman. A woman recognizes a man who visits her husband as someone who tortured her as apoltical prisoner. Opened Feb 27, runs to Mar 3. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St East, 416-845-9411, redsandcastletheatre.com.

Ergo Pink Fest (festival). A 4-day festival that gives voice to female and non-binary identified playwrights. Opens Mar 28, runs to Mar 31. Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw St, https://www.ticketscene.ca/pinkfest.

The Father (comedy) by Florian Zeller. An 80-year-old man can't quite remember who the people are he is living with. Preview from Feb 3, opens Feb 13, runs to Mar 3. Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Ave., www.coalminetheatre.com. Runtime: 90m. ✭✭✭✭✭

Good Morning, Viet Mom (comedy) by Franco Nguyen. A mother and her son visit Vietnam for the first time since she left 28 years ago. Opened on Feb 19, runs to Mar 1. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East, 416-531-1402, www.cahoots.ca.

Guarded Girls (drama) by Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman. A complicated relationship formed between two female prisoners and their guard. Previews from Mar 26, opens Apr 3, runs to May 5. Tarragon Theatre Extraspace, 416-531-1827, www.tarragontheatre.com.

Human Animals (drama) by Stef Smith. Citizens have to decide what to do when nature starts to get out of control in the city. Opened Feb 26, runs to Mar 16. St. Matthew's Clubhouse, 450 Broadview Ave,  www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4062739.

Isitwendam (drama) by Meegwun Fairbrother. A young man's search leads to a discovery about the father he loathed and lost. Previews from Mar 17, opens on Mar 20, runs to Mar 31. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East, 416-531-1402, www.nativeearth.ca.

Judas Star Supersong: The Resurrection (musical) by Paula Wolfson. One woman plays 17 characters in this take on the famous musical. Opened Feb 28, runs to Mar 1. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com.

Kiss of the Spider Woman (musical) by John Kander & Fred Ebb. Imprisoned during Argentina's Dirty War, one prisoner keeps himself and his cellmate entertained with stories of a famous actress. Opens Mar 6, runs to Mar 10. Don Jail, 550 Gerrard St East, 1-800-656-0713, eclipsetheatre.ca.

Kitchen Chicken (performance) by L'orchestre d'hommes. Performers sing the songs of American 1930′s yodel queens while preparing a real chicken dinner. Opened Feb 27, runs to Mar 2. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West, 416-538-0988, theatrecentre.org/?p=12849.

Little Menace: Pinter Plays (comedies) by Harold Pinter. A performance of 10 of Pinter's very short plays. Opened Feb 21, runs to Mar 17. Young Centre, 416-866-8666, www1.soulpepper.ca. Runtime: 90m. ✭✭✭✭✩

The Little Prince: Reimagined (children) by Richard Lam. An adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's story places it in the 21st century. For ages 7+. Preview Mar 22, opens Mar 23, runs to Apr 13. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave., www.crowstheatre.com.

Madama Butterfly (opera) by Giacomo Puccini. A Japanese woman is jilted by her American naval officer lover. In concert. Mar 9 only. College St. United Church, 452 College St, 416-455-2365, operabyrequest.ca

Magic Tonight (magic). James Alan presents a weekly live magic show with guest magicians. Every Sunday. The Cage, 292 College St., 416-995-1736, www.magictonight.ca.

Merry Munsch Pyjama Party (children). Some favourite Robert Munsch stories acted out by actor in pyjamas. For ages 4+. Runs Feb 9 to May 5. Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St., 416-368-8031, solarstage.on.ca.

Mules (comedy) by Beth Graham & Daniela Vlaskalic. Two friends from high school, one of whom is smuggling drugs, hide in an airport washroom. Opened Feb 15, runs to Mar 2. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.theatrefront.com.

New Magic Valley Fun Town (comedy) by Daniel MacIvor. A Cape Bretoner visits his old childhood pal after an absence of 25 years. Opened Feb 27, runs to Mar 31. Tarragon Theatre Mainspace, 416-531-1827, www.tarragontheatre.com. Runtime: 90m. ✭✭✭✭✩

The New Works Festival (festival). Three new one-act plays by Celtic-Canadians of the Whiskey Ginger Collective. Opens Mar 19, runs to Mar 24. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St East, wgcnewworksfestival.brownpapertickets.com.

No Woman's Land (dance) by Jaberi Dance Theatre. Video design, original and verbatim text, live singing and dance explore the lives of women around the world in refugee camps. Opens Mar 14, runs to Mar 16. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, 416-973-4000, www.danceworks.ca.

Nowruz Festival (festival). The third annual festival celebrating the Persian New Year with music, dance, theatre, visual arts and food. Opens Mar 8, runs to Mar 10. Toronto Centre for the Arts, tirgan.ca/nowruz2019.

Once On This Island (musical) by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens. A peasant girl on a tropical island uses the power of love to bring people together. Runs Dec 6, 2018-Mar 3, 2019. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave., tickets.ticketwise.com.

Paolozzapedia (performance) by Adam Paolozza. Commedia dell'arte, storytelling and family anecdotes create a show about the creative nature of memory through the fragmenting act of immigration. Opened Feb 20, runs to Mar 2. Theatre Passe Muraille, 416-504-7529, www.artsboxoffice.ca.

Parade in Concert (musical) by Jason Robert Brown & Alfred Uhry. In 1913 Georgia a Jewish factory manager is accused of the rape and murder of a teenaged factory employee. In concert. Opens Mar 21, runs to Mar. 22. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave, paradeinconcert.brownpapertickets.com.

Perchance to Dream (operetta) by Ivor Novello. The story of inhabitants of the same house in the Regency period, in the Victorian era and in 1945. Mar 3 only. Jane Mallett Theatre, www.torontooperetta.com.

Rear Window (drama) by Emily Dix. A stage version of the famous 1954 Hitchcock film. Opens Mar 8, runs to Mar 17. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave, www.brownpapertickets.com.

Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (opera) by Kurt Weill. Three criminals on the run find they can go no further and found a city – Mahagonny, a city of gold. In concert. Opens Mar 30, runs to Mar 31. Jane Mallett Theatre, 1-800-708-6754, www.operainconcert.com.

School Girls; or, The African Mean Girls Play (comedy) by Jocelyn Bioh. The reigning queen bee at Ghana's most exclusive boarding school is unhappy when a rival appears. Previews from Mar 5, opens Mar 8, runs to Mar 24. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com. Runtime: 85m. ✭✭✭✭✩

She The People (revue) by The Second City. A sketch show entirely created, designed, and performed by women. Opened Aug 11, 2018, runs to Mar 17, 2019. The Second City, 51 Mercer St., 416-343-0011, www.secondcity.com. Runtime: 100m. ✭✭✭✩✩

Shove It Down My Throat (drama) by Johnnie Walker. In 2013 a gay man was arrested for knife fight – was it his aggression or a queer bashing? Previews from Mar 30, opens Apr 4, runs to Apr 21. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St., 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com.

The Snow Queen (opera) by John Greer. Gerda embarks on a journey to the far north to rescue her friend Kai from the icy clutches of the Snow Queen. Previews from Feb 28, opens Mar 1, runs to Mar 3. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, 416-973-4000, www.canadianchildrensopera.com.

Songbook IX (opera). Highlights from Tapestry Opera's 39-year collection of Canadian repertoire. Opens Mar 29, runs to Mar 30. Ernest Balmer Studio, Distillery District, tapestryopera.com.

Towards Youth: a play on radical hope (performance) by Andrew Kushnir. A play exploring the use of drama by young people to express their anxieties about the world. Opened Feb 28, runs to Mar 16. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave., www.crowstheatre.com.

La Traviata (opera) by Giuseppe Verdi. Alfredo and a concubine fall in love, but Alfredo's father disapproves of the relationship. In Italian with English surtitles. Opens Mar 28, runs Mar 29 & 31. Al Green Theatre, 750 Spadina Ave, 1-800-838-3006, www.torontocityopera.com.

The 26 Letter Dance (drama) by Hélène Langevin. A journey through the world of letters and words. For ages 4-8. French performance Mar 5. Opened Feb 26, runs to Mar 16. Young People's Theatre, 416-862-2222, www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca.

Unsafe (performance) by Sook-Yin Lee & Zach Russell. An attempt to untangle the anxieties and taboos that make some art acceptable and some art not. Previews from Mar 12, opens Mar 14, runs to Mar 31. Berkeley Street Theatre, 416-368-3110, www.canadianstage.com.

Walking on Bombshells (revue) by The Second City. An hilarious, fast-paced take on the minefield we’re all living in. Opens Mar 19, runs to Jun 30. The Second City, 51 Mercer St., 416-343-0011, https://www.secondcity.com. Runtime: 90m. ✭✭✭✭✩  

Waltzing with Puppets (drama) by Chloë Whitehorn. When searching for the man of your dreams, why would you marry the man in your nightmares? Opens Mar 19, runs to Mar 24. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St East, 416-845-9411, redsandcastletheatre.com.

Wedding at Aulis (drama) by Sina Gilani. In order for his fleet to sail for Troy, Agamemnon must sacrifice his daughter Iphigenia. Previews from Mar 22, opens Mar 28, runs to Apr 14. Young Centre, 416-866-8666, www1.soulpepper.ca.

The Woods are Dark and Deep (play) by Mladen Obradović. During World War I immigrants from countries that Canada was at war with were interned and given forced labour. Opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 27. Factory Theatre, 416-230-6006, pulsetheatre.com.

Smaller Theatres (Community & Student)

Blue Stockings (drama) by Jessica Swale. At Cambridge in 1896 Girton College, home to the country’s first female students, is an object of annoyance and derision. Opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 30. [community] Fairview Library Theatre, 416-299-5557, www.stagecentreproductions.com.

Collapse (festival). Five short plays about pivotal moments –an estrangement, a loss, an act of violence, an unexpected triumph, a sudden impulse. Mar 6-9. [community] Daniels Spectrum, www.nativeearth.ca/akistudio/collapse.

The Dutch Courtesan (comedy) by John Marston. Both the pleasure-loving Frevill and the Puritan Malheureux have a relationship with a passionate Dutch courtesan. Opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 24. [student] Luella Massey Studio Theatre, University of Toronto, groups.chass.utoronto.ca.

La finta giardiniera (opera) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. A marchioness and her servant work in disguise on the grounds of the woman's former lover. Opens Mar 14, runs to Mar 17. [student] MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, 416-408-0208, https://www.rcmusic.com.

The Gondoliers (operetta) by Arthur Sullivan & W.S. Gilbert. The well-known G&S comic opera is relocated to Las Vegas. Opens Mar 15, runs to Mar 24. [community] Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery Road, www.northtorontoplayers.com/tickets.

The Magic Flute (opera) by W.A. Mozart. Tamino must save Pamina from the clutches of the wizard Sarastro. Runs Mar 20 & 22. [student] Koerner Hall, 416-408-0208, www.rcmusic.com/performance.

The Mousetrap (drama) by Agatha Christie. A murderer takes revenge on guests trapped at Monkswell Manor Guest House. Opens Mar 8, runs to Mar 23. [community] Scarborough Village Theatre, 416-267-9292, theatrescarborough.com.

New Ideas Festival (festival). An annual, three-week, juried festival of new works and works-in-progress. Opens Mar 6, runs to Mar 24. [community] Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St., 416-364-4170, www.alumnaetheatre.com.

Retreat (comedy) by Kat Sandler. Four candidates complete for employment. Opens Mar 1, runs to Mar 9. [student] Hart House Theatre, 416-978-8849, tickets.harthouse.ca.  


BARRIE

The Gamblers (comedy) by Selma Dimitrijevic. Based on Nikolai Gogol's tale, a simple game between gamblers becomes an intricate trail of deceits within deceits within deceits. Preview Mar 28, opens Mar 29, runs to Apr 6. Five Points Theatre, 705-792-1949, www.tift.ca.


BURLINGTON

Don Giovanni (opera) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The notorious womanizer finally receives his comeuppance. Mar 2 only. Burlington PAC, 905-681-2551, burlingtonpac.ca.

Hot Brown Honey (variety). An all female troupe of colour serves up a combo of dance, poetry, comedy, circus, striptease and song. Opens Mar 8, runs to Mar 9. Burlington PAC, 905-681-6000, burlingtonpac.ca.


CAMBRIDGE

Rocky: The Musical (musical) by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Ahrens. A musical based on the 1976 movie. Previews from Mar 6, opens Mar 8, runs to Mar 31. Hamilton Family Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.

Solo Circus (circus). This sensational two-person circus features Width11280Width3 magician and juggler Michael DuBois and aerialist and contortionist Viktoria Grimmy. Opens Mar 11, runs to Mar 12. Hamilton Family Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.


DRAYTON

American Icons (revue). A survey of the greatest hits of Elvis, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison and The Four Seasons. Mar 23 only. Drayton Festival Theatre, www.draytonentertainment.com


DUNDAS

Pulcinella, il Cameriere (children) by Studio Babette. A waiter gets harrassed by a dog, falls in love and tries to stay out of trouble. Mar 16 only. Dundas Museum and archives, 905-627-7412, www.studiobabette.ca.


GUELPH

Ripopée (children) by L'Augergine. Four performers fall asleep only to wake up to find their audience has already arrived. For ages 5-12. Opens Mar 26, runs to Mar 28. River Run Centre, 519-763-3000, riverrun.ca.


HAMILTON

I Send You This Cadmium Red (performance) by Gavin Bryars. The correspondence between writer and painter about the nature of colour. Opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 22. Concert Hall, McMaster University, socrates.mcmaster.ca/events/art-of-time-ensemble-i-send-you-this-cadmium-red.

Potted Potter (comedy) by Daniel Clarkson & Jefferson Turner. Two actors present all seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes. Opens Mar 9, runs to Mar 10. The Studio, 1 Summers Lane, www.coreentertainment.ca.

Shen Yun 2019 (variety). A showcase of 5000 years of Chinese culture in music and dance. Opens Mar 23, runs to Mar 24. FirstOntario Concert Hall, 1-855-872-5000, www.coreentertainment.ca.

Steel City Gangster (drama) by George F. Walker. The story of Rocco Perri, the larger-than life organized crime boss and “King of the Bootleggers” and his wife Bessie Starkman. Previews from Mar 13, opens Mar 15, runs to Mar 30. Dofasco Centre, 1-800-465-7529, theatreaquarius.org.

The Team (drama) by Michael Kras. Bobbie return to school after dealing with the suicide of her brother. Opens Mar 14, runs to Mar 16. Dofasco Centre, 1-800-465-7529, theatreaquarius.org.


KINGSTON

Blue Man Group on Tour (performance). Three all-blue alien percussionists try to understand their human audience. Opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 24. Leon's Centre, www.leonscentre.com.


KITCHENER / WATERLOO

Bloomsday (drama) by Steven Dietz. An older couple travel back through time to discover their younger selves. Staged reading. Runs Mar 13 & 16. The Registry Theatre, Kitchener, www.irishreallifekw.com.

Cendrillon (opera) by Jules Massenet. Opens Mar 8, runs to Mar 10. [student] Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, 519-884-1970 x2432, www.wlu.ca/academics/faculties/faculty-of-music/index.html.

Ripopée (children) by L'Augergine. Four performers fall asleep only to wake up to find their audience has already arrived. For ages 5-12. Mar 30 only. Centre in the Square, 1-800-265-8977, centreinthesquare.com.


LONDON

Bakersfield Mist (comedy) by Stephen Sachs. An unemployed bartender believes she has bought an original Jackson Pollock and has an art expert fly in to authenticate it. Opened Feb 22, runs to Mar 2. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, 519-642-2767, artsproject.ca.

Blank Slate (comedy) by Jason Rip. A reverse chronological biography of Andy Warhol. Opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 29. TAP Centre for Creativity, 203 Dundas St, 519-642-2767, artsproject.ca.

Fences (drama) by August Wilson. In the 1950s, a former Negro League baseball star now works as a trash collector. Runs Mar 19 to Apr 6. Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com.

Vigilante (musical) by Jonathan Christenson. The ghosts of the Donnelly family massacred in Lucan in 1880 tell their side of the story. Opened Feb 22, runs to Mar 9. Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com.


MISSISSAUGA

Good Morning, Viet Mom (comedy) by Franco Nguyen. A mother and her son visit Vietnam for the first time since she left 28 years ago. Opens Mar 5, runs to Mar 7. Living Arts Centre, 905-306-6000, www.livingartscentre.ca.

In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play) (comedy) by Sarah Ruhl. In 19th-century American a doctor believes he can cure hysteria in women by means of a vibrator. Opened Feb 14, runs to Mar 3. [student] Erindale Mist Theatre, tickets.sheridancollege.ca

Three Sisters (drama) by Anton Chekhov. Three sisters stuck in a garrison town yearn for the social life of Moscow.  Opens Mar 14, runs to Mar 24. [student] Eridale Studio Theatre, tickets.sheridancollege.ca.

True Crime (drama) by Torquil Campbell. Campbell tells the story of a famous con man. Opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 23. Living Arts Centre, 905-306-6000, www.livingartscentre.ca.

The World Famous Popovich Comedy Pet Theater (circus). A fifth generation of pet trainers perform feats with housecats, dogs, parrots even geese and mice. Mar 13 only. Living Arts Centre, 905-306-6000, www.livingartscentre.ca.  


NEWMARKET

The Snow Queen (opera) by John Greer. Gerda embarks on a journey to the far north to rescue her friend Kai from the icy clutches of the Snow Queen. Mar 31 only. Newmarket Theatre, https://secure1.tixhub.com/newmarket.


NIAGARA FALLS

Broadway Showstoppers (revue) by Lee Siegel. An all-new tribute to Broadways greatest musicals. Runs Feb 22 to Apr 15. Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show, 8585 Lundy's Lane, 1-800-467-2071, www.ohcanadaeh.com.

We Will Rock You (musical) by Queen & Ben Elton. The Bohemians struggle to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion and live music in a future world of conformity. Opens Mar 7, runs to Mar 15. Fallsview Casino, www.fallsviewcasinoresort.com/entertainment.

Wild Magic (magic) by Greg Frewin. Frewin performs stunning large-scale illusions including one with a white Siberian tiger. Runs Jan 2 to Jun 30. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, gregfrewintheatre.com.


ORANGEVILLE

Across the Pond: The British Invasion (revue) by Leisa Way. A survey of British pop and rock music from the 1960s to the present, from the Beatles to Adele. Opened Feb 15, runs to Mar 3. Theatre Orangeville, 1-800-424-1295, www.theatreorangeville.ca.

Off the Grid (comedy) by John Spurway. A couple agree to spend a week off the grid to celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. Preview Mar 28, opens Mar 29, runs to Apr 14. Theatre Orangeville, 1-800-424-1295, www.theatreorangeville.ca.  

School for Superheroes (drama) by Elizabeth Glenday & Kristen Gamache. The world's superheroes have lost their powers and a rag-tag group of students are launched into action. [community] Opens Mar 7, runs to Mar 9. Theatre Orangeville, 1-800-424-1295, www.theatreorangeville.ca.


OSHAWA

Evil Dead: The Musical (musical) by Frank Cipolla, George Reinblatt et al. A pleasant stay in a cabin in the woods turns into a battle between Ash and Candarian demons. Fridays & Saturdays, opened Feb 1, runs to Apr 27. Mansfield's Cabaret, https://www.brownpapertickets.com.

Potted Potter (comedy) by Daniel Clarkson & Jefferson Turner. Two actors present all seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes. Opens Mar 22, runs to Mar 24. Regent Theatre, tickets.regenttheatre.ca.


OTTAWA

Albumen (drama) by Mishka Lavigne. Jessa's mentor and her lover both force her to reveal what she's so afraid of. Opens Mar 14, runs to Mar 23. Arts Court Theatre, https://artscourt.ca.

Angélique (drama) by Lorena Gale. In 1734, “troublesome slave” Marie-Joseph Angélique sets fire to the city of Montreal. Preview Mar 20, opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 31. NAC, 1-866-850-2787, nac-cna.ca.

Behaviour (drama) by Darrah Teitel. Maria's life appears happy but hides a history of sexual assault. Preview from Mar 12, opens Mar 14, runs to Mar 31. Great Canadian Theatre Company, 613-236-5196, www.gctc.ca.

Bingo Ladies (musical) by Grant Tilly. Three women are in major competition at a Friday night bingo. Preview Feb 26, opens Feb 27, runs to Mar 2. The Gladstone, 613-233-4523, www.thegladstone.ca.

Ce qu'on attend de moi (drama) by Philippe Cyr & Gilles Poulin-Denis. An audience member chosen at random becomes the centre of a stage device that explores the workings of the imagination. In French. Opens Mar 26, runs to Mar 30. La Nouvelle Scène, 1-866-850-2787, nac-cna.ca.

The King and I (musical) by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein. Anna Leonowens becomes governess to the children of the King of Siam. Opens Mar 12, runs to Mar 17. NAC, 1-866-850-2787, nac-cna.ca.

King Lear (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. John Koensgen plays the king who plans to divide his kingdom among his three daughters. Preview Mar 20, opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 30. The Gladstone, 613-233-4523, www.thegladstone.ca.

Love and Human Remains (drama) by Brad Fraser. Gay David and bi Candy sleep around while a serial killer stalks the city's women. Preview Mar 6, opens Mar 7, runs to Mar 16. [community] The Gladstone, 613-233-4523, www.thegladstone.ca.

Of Mice and Men (drama) by John Steinbeck. George and Lenny man-child he looks out for dream of a homestead of their own. Runs Feb 13-Mar 2. [community] Ottawa Little Theatre, 400 King Edward Ave., 613-233-8948, www.ottawalittletheatre.com.

Potted Potter (comedy) by Daniel Clarkson & Jefferson Turner. Two actors present all seven Harry Potter books in 70 minutes. Opens Mar 13, runs to Mar 16. Algonquin Commons Theatre, www.algonquinsa.com

Prince Hamlet (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. An adaptation of the play featuring a cross-cultural, gender-bent cast. Preview Feb 27, opens Feb 28, runs to Mar 9. NAC, 1-866-850-2787, nac-cna.ca.

Revisor (dance) by Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young. A dance version of the classic comedy by Nikolai Gogol. Opens Feb 28, runs to Mar 2. NAC, 1-866-850-2787, nac-cna.ca.


PICKERING

Beyond Therapy (comedy) by Christopher Durang. Bruce and Prudence are deeply into therapy but are receiving opposite advice from their therapists. Opened Feb 8, runs to Mar 23. Herongate Barn Theatre, 1-866-902-9884, www.herongate.com.

Do Not Disturb (comedy) by Billy Van Zandt & Jane Milmore. A sex comedy set in a hotel suite featuring illicit meetings, an imperfect wedding and a Viking porn star. Opens Mar 29, runs to May 11. Herongate Barn Theatre, 1-866-902-9884, www.herongate.com.


PORT DOVER

Framed (comedy) by Mark Weatherley. A mysterious woman bursts into a movie theatre with an incredible story and a smoking revolver. Mar 23 only. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, 1-888-779-7703, lighthousetheatre.com.

Peter Pan (children) by DuffleBag Theatre. Peter Pan flies Wendy to Neverland where he battle his enemy Captain Hook. Mar 14 only. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, 1-888-779-7703, lighthousetheatre.com.

Snow White (children) by DuffleBag Theatre. When the Queen hears that Snow White is the fairest in the land she wants to get rid of her. Mar 12 only. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, 1-888-779-7703, lighthousetheatre.com.


RICHMOND HILL

Don Giovanni (opera) by W. A. Mozart. The famous womanizer finally receives his comeuppance. Mar 1 & 3. Richmond Hill Centre, www.rhcentre.ca.

Junie B. Jones The Musical (children) by Zina Goldrich & Marcy Zahorak. Based on the books by Barbara Park, we Junie deal with the ups and downs of Grade 1. For ages 3+.  Opens Mar 2, runs to Mar 15. Richmond Hill Centre, 416-500-2701, electricmoontheatre.com.


ST. CATHARINES

Blue Man Group on Tour (performance). Three all-blue alien percussionists try to understand their human audience. Mar 2 only. Meridian Centre, www.meridiancentre.com.

Girls Nite Out (comedy). A stand-up, improv and sketch comedy show by an award-winning ensemble. Mar 9 only. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 905-688-0722, www.firstontariopac.ca.

King Ubu (comedy) by Alfred Jarry. A satire from the 1890's of the idiocy, capriciousness and vanity of political and personal power. Opens Mar 1, runs to Mar 9. [student] Marilyn I. Walker Theatre, 905-688-0722, https://firstontariopac.ca/Online.

The Team (drama) by Michael Kras. Bobbie return to school after dealing with the suicide of her brother. Opens Mar 20, runs to Mar 23. FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, 905-688-0722, www.firstontariopac.ca.


ST. JACOBS

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (musical) by Stephan Elliott & Allan Scott. Three drag queens set out on a journey into the Australian outback. Previews from Mar 13, opens Mar 15, runs to Apr 7. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 1-855-372-9866, www.draytonentertainment.com.


STRATFORD

Framed: A Metaphysical Mystery (revue) by Mark Weatherley. A mysterious woman bursts into the lobby of a movie theatre with a secret  and a smoking revolver. Opens Mar 28, runs to Mar 30. Masonic Hall, www.ticketscene.ca/events.


SUDBURY

Across the Pond: The British Invasion (revue) by Leisa Way. A celebration of over 50 years of British pop and rock music. Opens Mar 15, runs to Mar 24. Sudbury Theatre Centre, 705-674-8381, www.sudburytheatre.com.

Gamètes (drama) by Rebecca Déraspe. Two friends' beliefs are challenged when one discovers her unborn child has Downs syndrome. In French. Opens Mar 7, runs to Mar 9. Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, 705-525-5606 x 4, letno.ca/en.


THUNDER BAY

Buying the Farm (comedy) by Shelley Hoffman & Stephen Sparks. A bachelor farmer's health takes a bad turn and a real estate developer is ready to make an offer. Opens Mar 14, runs to Mar 20. Magnus Theatre, 807-345-5552, magnustheatre.com.


WINDSOR

Alcina (opera) by George Frideric Handel. A Christian knight and a Muslim sorcersess fall in love on an enchanted island. In concert. Mar 3 only. All Saints Anglican Church, 330 City Hall Square West, 416-455-2365, operabyrequest.ca.

Cinderella (opera) by Jules Massenet. An operatic version of the famous fairy tale. Mar 27 & 28. Willistead Manor, www.abridgedopera.com.

TOURS IN ONTARIO

Blue Man Group on Tour (performance). Three all-blue alien percussionists try to understand their human audience. www.blueman.com/on-tour.

Mar 2: Meridian Centre, St. Catharines

Mar 5-6: Tribute Communites Centre, Oshawa

Mar 9-10: Sudbury Arena, Sudbury

Mar 16-17: WFCU Centre, Windsor

Mar 21-24: Leon's Centre, Kingston


Buying the Farm (comedy) by Shelley Hoffman & Stephen Sparks. A bachelor farmer's health takes a bad turn and a real estate developer is ready to make an offer. royalmtc.ca.

Mar 3: Pope John Paul II School, Kenora

Mar 4: Red Lake Madsen Public School, Red Lake

Mar 5: Dryden PAC, Dryden

Mar 6: Queen Elizabeth High School, Sioux Lookout

Mar 7: St. Patrick's School Auditorium, Atikokan


Erth's Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure (performance) by Scott Wright. Actors and puppets take you to visit prehistoric marine reptiles. prehistoricaquarium.com.

Mar 20: Capitol Theatre, Chatham

Mar 21: Burlington PAC, Burlington

Mar 23: FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines

Mar 24: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville

Mar 25: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Richmond Hill

Mar 27: The Grand Theatre, Kingston

Mar 28: Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa

Mar 30: St. Clair College Centre for the Arts, Windsor


Sigma (circus) by Gandini Juggling. A dialogue between the worlds of juggling, music and classical Indian dance. www.gandinijuggling.com

Mar 11: Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, Oakville

Mar 12: Capitol Centre, North Bay -cancelled-

Mar 14: Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, Richmond Hill

Mar 15: Burlington PAC, Burlington

Mar 16-17: Jane Mallett Theatre, Toronto

Mar 19: Grand Theatre, Kingston


This is the Point (drama) by Ahuri Theatre. A joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. www.ahuritheatre.com/en/portfolio_page/this-is-the-point.

Mar 1-2: Rose Theatre Brampton

Mar 6-10: Grand Theatre, Kingston

Mar 15-17: Burlington PAC, Burlington

Mar 28-31: Theatre for the Arts, Univeristy of Waterloo