Stage Door Listings

March 2023

The Shaw Festival presents the Why Not Theatre production by Ravi Jain and Miriam Fernandes of Mahabharata, based on the 4000-year-old Sanskrit epic, opening March 9.

Illustration: Detail from poster for Mahabharata.


TORONTO

Larger Theatres (Professional)

Anima Animus / Symphony in C / New Work (ballets) by David Dawson / George Balanchine / Rena Butler. A triple bill of two new works and a classic by Ballanchine. Runs Mar 3 to Mar 23. Four Seasons Centre, national.ballet.ca.

Broken Chord (dance) by Gregory Maqoma to music by Thuthuka Sibisi. The forgotten history of a 1890s South African choir raises questions of race, memory and colonization. Runs Mar 9 to Mar 11. Bluma Appel Theatre, www.tolive.com.

Cinderella (ballet) by James Kudelka to music by Prokofiev. A ballet based on the well-known fairy tale. Runs Mar 10 to Mar 19. Four Seasons Centre, national.ballet.ca.

Colossus (dance) by Stephanie Lake. Using 45 dancers Lake explores the joy and tension of the collective experience. Runs Mar 22 to Mar 26. Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St, www.tolive.com.

Hamilton (musical) by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The story of Washington’s right-hand man who died in a duel with Aaron Burr. From 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. ★★★★☆

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. Previews from Mar 10, opens Mar 14, runs to Apr 2. CAA Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, www.mirvish.com.

Och and Oy! A Considered Cabaret (cabaret) by Alan Cumming & Ari Shapiro. A new evening of tunes and tall tales. Runs Mar 4 only. Massey Hall, masseyhall.mhrth.com.

Of the Sea (opera) by Ian Cusson. The story of a father and daughter thrown overboard during the Middle Passage. Runs Mar 25 to Apr 1. Bluma Appel Theatre, tapestryopera.com.

Pressure (drama) by David Haig. The launch of D-Day, June 1944, depends on the most important weather forecast of all time. Runs Jan 24 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.

Shen Yun 2023 (dance). A survey of 5000 years of pre-communist Chinese music and dance. Runs Mar 31 to Apr 9. Four Seasons Centre, www.shenyun.com.

Smaller Theatres (Professional)

L’Amant anonyme (opera) by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. Valcour loves the widow Leontine despite the fact that she says she will never have another relationship. In concert. Runs Mar 19 only. Jane Mallett Theatre, www.operainconcert.com.

Anahita’s Republic (drama) by Hengameh E. Rice. Anahita rules her own republic where she can be free to live, dress and speak as she pleases, but soon her world somes under threat. Preview Mar 17, opens Mar 18, runs to Apr 2. Factory Studio Theatre, www.factorytheatre.ca.

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.

Bluebeard’s Castle (opera) by Bela Bartók. Bartók’s opera with a new English libretto tells the story of a long-married couple living with dementia. Runs Mar 29 to Apr 1. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, harbourfrontcentre.com.

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

Chapter 21 (dance) by Starr Munako. An activist confronts a new baby boy; Chromosome 21; the big “C” diagnosis, 21 days between treatments, and 21 days to re-pattern beliefs. Runs Mar 20 to Mar 26, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East, www.nativeearth.ca.

Le Concièrge (performance) by Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin. Discover the astonishing nightly journey of a janitor as he goes from classroom to classroom and through the hidden corners of a school. Previews from Mar 8, opens Mar 10, runs to Mar 26. Toronto High School TBA, theatrefrancais.com.

Dressed as People (drama) by K. Robson, A. El-Mohtar & A.M. Dellamonica. A triptych of tales of the intrusion of theuncanny into people's lives. Runs Mar 7 to Mar 18. Red Sandcastle Theatre, Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St East, redsandcastletheatre.com. ‑masks required‑

English (comedy) by Sanaz Toossi. English Only! That is the class rule in Iran as four adult students prepare for the language exam that will unlock their futures. Runs Feb 16 to Mar 5. Young Centre, www.soulpepper.ca.

Fairview (drama) by Jackie Sibblies Drury. The Frasier household is preparing for Grandma’s birthday party, but Beverly can barely cope and her siblings and husband aren’t helping. Runs Mar 4 to Mar 26. Berkeley Street Theatre, www.canadianstage.com.

The Fiancée (drama) by Anton Chekhov. Nadya is ready to be married but the arrival of a distant relative causes her doubts. Reading. Runs March 1 to March 5. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street East, redsandcastletheatre.com. ‑masks required‑

First Métis Man of Odessa (drama) by Matthew MacKenzie & Mariya Khomutova. A Canadian Playwright and an Ukrainian artist spark up a romance that takes them from the Black Sea to the North Saskatchewan River. Preview Mar 30, opens Mar 31, runs to Apr 8. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West, theatrecentre.org. ‑masks required‑

A Grimm Night (dance) by Julia Cratchley. An immersive experience into the dark side of well-known fairy tales. Runs Mar 31 to Apr 2; Apr 6 to Apr 9. The Great Hall, 1087 Queen St West, www.transcendanceproject.com.

The Hooves Belonged to the Deer  (drama) by Makram Ayache. A young queer Muslim boy becomes the salvation pet project of the local pastor. Runs Mar 28 to Apr 23. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. ‑masks required‑

I love the smell of gasoline  (drama) by Claren Grosz. Grosz attempts to reconcile her Alberta oil-industry roots with the current environmental emergency. Runs Mar 6 to Mar 19. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East, www.nightwoodtheatre.net.

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

Metamorphoses 2023 (drama) by Michele Smith & Dean Gilmour. An adaptation of Ovid’s poem telling tales of all sorts of magical transformations. Runs Mar 21 to Apr 9. Crow’s Theatre, www.crowstheatre.com.

Persistence of Memory/Swan/Valei-me (ballets) by Wen Wei Wang & Diego Ramalho. A triple-bill of new ballets from Ballet Edmonton. Runs Mar 7 to Mar 8. Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront, harbourfrontcentre.com.

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.

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. Runs Feb 15 to Mar 5. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. ‑masks required‑

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.

Untitled Landscape Project  (performance) by Bad New Days. An experiment in form that digs into our relationship to the landscape—both natural and artificial. Preview Mar 9, opens Mar 10, runs to Mar 19. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, buddiesinbadtimes.com. ‑masks required‑

The Yellow Wallpaper (drama) by Emily Dix & Kate McArthur. Based on an 1892 story, a woman begins to lose her grip on reality when forced to remain in her bedroom for a rest cure. Runs Mar 3-18. The Campbell House Museum, 160 Queen St West, www.bygonetheatre.com.

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 and I (children) by Maja Ardal. A multi-sensory, playfully interactive adventure specially designed for “walking babies”. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Runs Mar 15 to Mar 26. Young People’s Theatre, www.youngpeoplestheatre.org.

Smaller Theatres (Student and Community)

Dead Accounts (comedy) by Theresa Rebeck. Jack’s unexpected return throws his family into a frenzy, and his sister Lorna needs answers. Is he coming home or running away? Runs Mar 3 to Mar 25. [community] The Village Players, villageplayers.net. ‑masks required‑

Innocence Lost (drama) by Beverley Cooper. The true story of Steven Truscott, his trial – his conviction for murder and the campaign to overturn the conviction. [community] Runs Mar 10 to Mar 25. Scarborough Village Theatre, theatrescarborough.com. ‑masks required‑

The Millionaire (operetta) by Arthur Sullivan & Beethoven, Bach & Orff. A funeral leads to a mystery.  [community] Runs Mar 17 to Mar 26. The Papermill Theatre, www.northtorontoplayers.com.

New Ideas Festival (festival). Alumnae’s annual showcase of new and experimental one-act plays. Runs Mar 15 to Mar 26. [community] Alumnae Theatre, www.alumnaetheatre.com.

A Tale of Two Cities (opera) by Arthur Benjamin. An operatic version of the famous novel by Charles Dickens about the French Revolution. Runs Mar 9 to Mar 12. [student] MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, www.rcmusic.com.


GUELPH

In View: The Lyrics of Gord Downie (performance) by Tim Clarke & Ben Wallace. Clarke and Wallace present a selection of Downie’s lyrics accompanied by vocalists and storytellers. Runs Mar 2 to Mar 4. The Downtown Theatre Project, www.thedowntowntheatreproject.ca.


HAMILTON

The Gig (comedy) by Mark Crawford. Three drag queens have been hired to perform at a private function – a campaign fundraiser for a Conservative politician. Runs Mar 8 to Mar 25. Theatre Aquarius, theatreaquarius.org.


KINGSTON

Een (drama) by Rosemary Doyle. The journey of a college-age girl to Ireland to meet her maternal grandmother for the first time. Runs Mar 7 to Mar 23. Tett Centre, www.theatrekingston.com.

No Woman’s Land (dance) by Roshanak Jaberi. An electrifying ensemble lay bare the plight and resistance of women in refugee camps. Runs Mar 14 only. Grand Theatre, www.kingstongrand.ca.


KITCHENER/WATERLOO

Little Women (opera) by Mark Adamo. An operatic treatment of the novel by Louisa May Alcott. Runs Mar 10 to Mar 12. [student] Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University, www.facebook.com/OperaLaurier.

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers (drama) by Makambe K. Simamba. A 17-year-old Black boy finds himself in the first moments of the afterlife. Runs Mar 1 to Mar 11. Conrad Centre, www.greenlight-arts.com. ★★★★☆

Troupe Vertigo (circus) by Troupe Vertigo. Circus acts performed as the K-W Symphony plays works by Prokofiev, and Tchaikovsky. Runs Mar 31 to Apr 1, Centre in the Square, centreinthesquare.com.

A Work of Fiction (magic) by Nicholas Wallace. Wallace combines magic and storytelling in exploring the murky waters of truth and fiction. Runs Mar 10 only. Registry Theatre, www.eventbrite.ca.


LONDON

The Book of Mormon (musical) by Robert Lopez & Trey Parker. Two naive Mormon missionaries attempt to preach the faith to members of a Ugandan village. Runs Mar 20 to Mar 22. Budweiser Gardens, www.broadwayinlondon.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 Mar 29 to Apr 1. Grand Theatre, www.grandtheatre.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 Mar 29 to Apr 1. Grand Theatre, www.grandtheatre.com. ★★★★☆

Falstaff (opera) by Giuseppe Verdi. Verdi’s opera based on Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor. Runs Mar 4 to Mar 12. In Italian with English surtitles. [student] Paul Davenport Theatre, Western University, music.uwo.ca.

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

The Murderer Returns...? (drama). A brand-new radio-style murder mystery, played out between exciting musical selections. Runs Mar 5 only. Flato Markham Theatre, www.flatomarkhamtheatre.ca.

No Woman’s Land (dance) by Roshanak Jaberi. An electrifying ensemble lay bare the plight and resistance of women in refugee camps. Runs Mar 8 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.

Everybody (drama) by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. In a modern version of the medieval play Everyman, Everybody journeys toward life’s greatest mystery. Runs Mar 23 to Apr 1. [student] Erindale Studio Theatre, tickets.sheridancollege.ca.


NIAGARA FALLS

The Clairvoyants (magic) by Thommy Ten & Amélie van Tass. The magician and mentalist duo perform magic, illusions and much more.Runs Mar 23 to Mar 26, Fallsview Casino, fallsviewcasinoresort.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 & Miriam 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.

At the Royal George Theatre

Prince Caspian (children) by Damien Atkins. Young Prince Caspian needs the four Pevensie children to help defeat his wicked uncle. Previews from Mar 30, opens May 28, runs to Oct 8.


NORTH BAY

Afrique en Cirque (circus) by Yamoussa Bangoura. An homage to the Guinean diaspora with high-level acrobatics, innovative choreography and colourful rhythms. Runs Mar 5 only. Capitol Centre, allevents.in.


OAKVILLE

Ugly Duckling (performance) by Lightwire Theater. The fairy tale told by puppets lined with electroluminescent wire. Runs Mar 26 only. Oakville Centre, www.oakvillecentre.ca.


ORANGEVILLE

The Bluff (drama) by Kristen Da Silva. A scientist takes a sabbatical in a house he inherited but it turns out to be no place for peace and quiet. Runs Mar 15 to Apr 2. Theatre Orangeville, www.theatreorangeville.ca. ‑masks required‑


OTTAWA/GATINEAU

Afrique en Cirque (circus) by Yamoussa Bangoura. An homage to the Guinean diaspora with high-level acrobatics, innovative choreography and colourful rhythms. Runs Mar 3 only. Meridian Centrepointe Theatre, meridiancentrepointe.com.

Aladdin (musical) by Alan Menken & Chad Beguelin. The stage version of the 1992 Disney animated movie. Runs Mar 21 to Mar 26. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca.

Art (comedy) by Yasmina Reza. Serge confounds his friends when he buys an all-white painting. In French. Runs Mar 1 to Mar 26. Théâtre de l'Île, Gatineau, www.ovation.ca.

Confession publique (dance) by Mélanie Demers & Angélique Willkie. Two creative soulmates explore together the act of telling their story without modesty. In French. Runs Mar 16 to Mar 18. La Nouvelle Scène, www.nouvellescene.com.

Durant des années (drama) by Louis-Philippe Roy. A woman returns to her former home on an island in the Ottawa River to investigate a murder from the 1990s. In French. Runs Mar 1 to Mar 4. La Nouvelle Scène, www.nouvellescene.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 battlefield’s of WWI to New York City.  Runs Mar 8 to Mar 25. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca. ★★☆☆☆

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 battlefield’s of WWI to New York City. Runs Mar 9 to Mar 25. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca. ★★★★☆

Hedwig et le pouce en furie (musical) by John Cameron Mitchell. East German queer rock star tells her life story. In French. Runs Mar 23 only. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, www.maisondelaculture.ca.

Le Loup (drama) by Nathalie Doummar. A man losing his memory has a moment of lucidity that shocks his partner of 30 years. In French. Runs Mar 10 to Mar 11. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, www.maisondelaculture.ca.

My One & Only (comedy) by Najee Mondalek. Im Hussein tries to resume her normal life after her divorce. Runs Mar 4 only. Meridian Centrepointe Theatre, meridiancentrepointe.com.

Phantom Crew (revue) by Robin Guy and Scott Richardson. An evening of heart-stopping stories and haunting songs from the Maritimes. Preview Mar 8, opens Mar 9, runs to Mar 18. The Gladstone, www.thegladstone.ca.  

Sense and Sensibility (comedy) by Kate Hamill. A stage adaption of the 1811 Jane Austen novel. Runs Mar 1 to Mar 18. [community] Ottawa Little Theatre, www.ottawalittletheatre.com.

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.

Walter Ego (comedy) by Véronika Makdissi-Warren. Walter becomes disoriented when the rigid order of his day is disrupted. In French. Runs Mar 15 only. Shenkman Arts Centre, www.shenkmanarts.ca.


PETERBOROUGH

Paddle Song (musical) by Cheri Maracle. The story of legendary Mohawk poet and performer Pauline Johnson. Runs Mar 24 to Mar 25. Nozhem: First Peoples Performance Space, 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.


PORT COLBORNE

Snow White (children) by DuffleBag Theatre. An interactive version of the well-known fairy tale. Runs Mar 14 only. Showboat Festival Theatre, lighthousetheatre.com.

A Work of Fiction (magic) by Nicholas Wallace. Wallace combines magic and storytelling in exploring the murky waters of truth and fiction. Runs Mar 4 only. Showboat Festival Theatre, lighthousetheatre.com.


PORT DOVER

Peter Pan (children) by DuffleBag Theatre. An interactive version of JM Barrie’s classic tale. Runs Mar 13 only. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, lighthousetheatre.com.

Snow White (children) by DuffleBag Theatre. An interactive version of the well-known fairy tale. Runs Mar 14 only. Lighthouse Festival Theatre, lighthousetheatre.com.


PORT PERRY

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (children).  Two actors with minimal props enact the C.S. Lewis's famous novel about a wardrobe that leads to a magical world. Runs Mar 13 to Mar 17. Theatre on the Ridge, theatreontheridge.ca.


ST. CATHARINES

Danny and Delilah (comedy) by Norm Foster. High school student Delilah Rasheed goes to live with a 72-year-old man and his guidance counsellor daughter. Runs Mar 15 to Mar 26. Mandeville Theatre, Ridley College, fosterfestival.com.

No Woman’s Land (dance) by Roshanak Jaberi. An electrifying ensemble lay bare the plight and resistance of women in refugee camps. Runs Mar 10 to Mar 11. FirstOntario PAC, firstontariopac.ca.


SUDBURY

Intrusions (drama) by Joan MacLeod. A woman waiting to be transferred to a retirement home encounters a mysterious drug addict. In French. Runs Mar 16 to Mar 18. Le Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario, letno.ca.


THUNDER BAY

Hand to God (comedy) by Robert Askins. During a fundamentalist Chritian puppet one of the puppets is possessed by Satan. Runs Mar 9 to Mar 25. Magnus Theatre, magnustheatre.com.    


ON TOUR IN ONTARIO

Blippi: The Wonderful World (children) by Stevin John. Blippi and Meekah discover what make different cities unique and special. For ages up to 5. blippithewonderfulworldtour.com.

• Mar 6: Sanderson Centre, Brantford

• Mar 8: Leon’s Centre, Kingston

• Mar 9: FirstOntario Centre, Hamilton

• Mar 10: Peterborough Memorial Centre, Peterborough

• Mar 11: Tributes Communities Centre, Oshawa

• Mar 12: National Arts Centre, Ottawa

• Mar 14: Budweiser Gardens, London


The Jason Bishop Show (magic) by Jason Bishop. American illusionist might read your mind or make a goldfish suddenly appear. thejasonbishopshow.com.

• Mar 7: OSCVI Community Auditorium, Owen Sound

• Mar 8: Sanderson Centre, Brantford

• Mar 10: Burlington PAC, Burlington

• Mar 11: Flato Markham Theatre, Markham

• Mar 14: Maranatha Christian Reformed Church, Belleville


Music of the Night (revue). In honour of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 75th birthday, a celebration of music from his greatest musicals. soundthealarm.ca.

• Mar 15: Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

• Mar 16: Theatre Woodstock, Woodstock

• Mar 17: Capitol Theatre, Windsor

• Mar 18: Flato Markham Theatre, Markham

• Mar 19: Showplace Theatre, Peterborough

• Mar 21: Rose Theatre, Brampton

• Mar 22: FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines

• Mar 23: River Run Centre, Guelph

• Mar 24: The Concert Hall, Cobourg

• Mar 25: Gravenhurst Opera House, Gravenhurst

• Mar 26: Georgian Theatre, Barrie

• Mar 29: Centennial Hall, London

• Mar 30: Chinese Cultural Centre, Toronto


Shen Yun 2022 (dance). A survey of 5000 years of pre-communist Chinese music and dance. www.shenyun.com.

• Mar 17-19: NAC, Ottawa

• Mar 21-22: FirstOntario Concert Hall, Hamilton

• Mar 24-28: Living Arts Centre, Mississauga

• Mar 31-Apr 9: Four Seasons Centre, Toronto


The Ugly Duckling (children) by Ian Carney & Corbin Popp. The well-known fairy-tale told by means of puppets made of electroluminescent wire. www.lightwiretheater.com

• Mar 19: FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines

• Mar 22: Capitol Theatre, North Bay

• Mar 23: Rose Theatre, Brampton

• Mar 26: Oakville PAC, Oakville