Stage Door Listings
Canadian Stage presents The Inheritance, Part 1 & 2, by Matthew Lopez March 22 to April 7.
Illustration: Cover image for Faber & Faber edition of The Inheritance, © 2018.
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, .
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (ballet) by Christopher Wheeldon to music by Joby Talbot. Runs Mar 6 to Mar 17. Four Seasons Centre, .
The Inheritance, Part 1 & 2 (drama) by Matthew López. EM Forster’s Howard’s End reimagined as a portrait of the generation after the height of the AIDS crisis. Runs Mar 22 to Apr 7. Bluma Appel Theatre, .
Les Misérables (musical) by Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg. A policeman will not stop hunting an escaped convict even after the man has become a respected citizen. Runs Mar 26 to Jun 1. Princess of Wales Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, .
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (comedy) by Tom Stoppard. Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet as seen by two of its minor characters. Runs Mar 5 to Mar 24. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St, 1-800-461-3333, .
Shen Yun 2024 (dance). A survey of 5000 years of pre-communist Chinese music and dance. Runs Mar 30 to Apr 7. Four Seasons Centre, .
UtopiVerse & islands & Suite en Blanc (ballets) by William Yong / Emma Portner / Serge Lifar. A triple-bill of modern ballets. Runs Mar 20 to Mar 24. Four Seasons Centre, .
Smaller Theatres (Professional)
La Bête (comedy) by David Hirson. A 17th-century acting troupe is asked to bring in an outrageous new actor. Runs Mar 1 to Mar 17. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, .
Dana H. (drama) by Lucas Hnath. A chaplain in a psychiatric ward is abducted by one of the patients and held captive for five months. Runs Mar 12 to Apr 7. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, .
Guilt (A Love Story) (drama) by Diane Flacks. A self-sacrificing Jewish mother becomes the instigator of a family’s dissolution. Runs Feb 14 to Mar 3. Tarragon Theatre, .
In the Kitchen (drama) by Fatuma Adar, Augusto Bitter, Olivier Choinière & Rosa Laborde. An anthology of four plays all sharing a cast and kitchen-sink set. Previews from Mar 8, opens Mar 14, runs to Mar 31. Factory Theatre, .
Mononk Jules (comedy) by Jocelyn Sioui. Sioui tells the story of his grand-uncle Jules Sioui, an Indigenous hero of the 20th-century. In French with English surtitles. Runs Mar 20 to Mar 23. Berkeley Street Theatre, .
El Terremoto (comedy) by Christine Quintana. The three Jurado sisters lost their parents 20 years ago. Now an earthquake in Vancouver splits their world wide open. Previews from Mar 26, opens Apr 3, runs to Apr 21. Tarragon Theatre, .
Through My Eyes (children) by Hélène Langevin. Four dancers play together and discover a constantly shifting wonderland. For ages 4-7. Runs Mar 4 to Mar 17. Young People’s Theatre, .
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. Previews from Feb 27, opens Mar 6, runs to Mar 24. Tarragon 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 Mar 6 to Mar 7. Fleck Dance Theatre, .
White Muscle Daddy (comedy) by Raf Antonio. Jeremy becomes obsessed with a fitness influencer at his gym who has the kind of life Jeremy craves. Preview Mar 20, opens Mar 21, runs to Mar 31. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, .
Smaller Theatres (Student and Community)
Cendrillon (opera) by Jules Massenet. Massenet’s version of the Cinderella story. In French with English surtitles. Runs Mar 14 to Mar 17. [student] MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, .
Dialogues des Carmélites (opera) by Francis Poulenc. The daughter of aristocrats seeks refuge from the French Revolution in a convent. In French with English surtitles. Mar 20 & 22. [student] Koerner Hall, .
Marjorie Prime (drama) by Jordan Harrison. An 85-year-old woman uses an AI companion to help her reassemble memories of her life. Runs Mar 1 to Mar 23. [community] Village Playhouse, .
Steel Magnolias (comedy) by Robert Harling. A look over three years at the friendship of women who frequent Truvy's in-home beauty parlour. Runs Mar 8 to Mar 23. [community] Scarborough Village Theatre, .
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, .
Jersey Boys (musical) by Bob Gaudio & Bob Crewe. The story of the rise of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Runs Mar 27 to Apr 21. Hamilton Family Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, .
Shirley Valentine (comedy) by Willy Russell. A working-class housewife goes on a trip to Greece. Runs Mar 6 to Mar 23. Theatre Aquarius, .
Into the Woods (musical) by Stephen Sondheim. Characters of various Grimms’ fairy tales interact in a forest. Runs Mar 15 to Mar 16. [student] Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, .
Magic & Musicians (magic) by Nicholas Wallace. Wallace seamlessly mixes magic, music and storytelling. Runs Mar 22 to Mar 23. Centre in the Square, .
Albert Herring (opera) by Benjamin Britten. When no girl is eligble for the May Queen, Albert is chosen the May King. Runs Mar 7 to Mar 10. [student] Paul Davenport Theatre, Western University, .
Annie (musical) by Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin. Little orphan Annie escapes the orphanage to find her parents. Runs Mar 6 only. Budweiser Gardens, .
Clue (comedy) by Sandy Rustin. A comic mystery based on the family board game. Previews from Mar 12, opens Mar 15, runs to Mar 30. Grand Theatre, .
In Seven Days (drama) by Jordi Mand. Rachel discover that her father has chosen to end his life through medically-assisted death in seven days. Runs Feb 16 to Mar 2. Grand Theatre, .
Darcy Oake: Illusionist (magic) by Darcy Oake. Classic magic blended with cutting-edge technology. Runs Feb 29 to Mar 3. Flato Markham Theatre, .
Malevo (dance) by Matía Jaime. An all-male group specializing in Malambo, a traditional Argentine folk dance of great virility and dexterity performed to the beat of bombo legüero drums. Runs Mar 9 only. Flato Markham Theatre, .
The Peking Acrobats (circus). A display of technical prowess in such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, contorsion and gymnastics. Runs Mar 30 to Mar 31. Flato Markham Theatre, .
As You Like It (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Courtiers flee a tyrannical duke to find love in the forest. Runs Mar 21 to Mar 30. [student] Erindale Studio Theatre, .
Shen Yun 2024 (dance). A survey of 5000 years of pre-communist Chinese music and dance. Runs Mar 22 to Mar 26. Living Arts Centre, .
A Bronx Tale (drama) by Chazz Palminteri. Palminteri plays 18 characters in this depiction of his bruising childhood. Runs Mar 9 only. 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, .
Spidey - Make Believe (magic) Bedros Akkelian. A family-friendly show brings mind-reading to levels leaving audiences in awe and laughter. Runs Mar 1 only. Oakville Centre, .
By the Light of a Story (comedy) by Kristen Da Silva. The young widow of a novelist finds herself attracted to the man hired to complete her husband’s fantasy series. Runs Mar 7 to Mar 24. Theatre Orangeville, .
Julie et l’univers (dance) by Laurence Lemieux. The interior lives of three young women on the cusp of adulthood. Runs Mar 22 only. Orillia Opera House, .
The Canine Circus (circus). World-renowned furry four-legged cast members performing tail-wagging feats of courage, bone-dropping grand illusions and Labrador-able stunts. Runs Sep 30 only. Regent Theatre, .
De glace (musical) by Tarjei Vesaas. A timeless coming-of-age story about a friendship between two young girls. In French. Runs Mar 13 to Mar 17. National Arts Centre, .
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, .
La Légende de Barbe-d’Or (children) by Les Fabulateurs. A soft-hearted pirate with a golden beard rises up to defend the peace. In French. Runs Mar 14 only. Shenkman Arts Centre, .
Le Misanthrope (comedy) by Molière. Alceste insists on always speaking the truth although it alienates him from his beloved Célimène. In French. Runs Mar 15 to Mar 16. Salle Odyssée, .
Mixed Program (dance) by Nederlands Dans Theater. A triple-bill of works by William Forsythe, Imre & Marne van Opstal and Shaorn Eyal & Gai Behar. Runs Mar 27 to Mar 28. National Arts Centre, .
Steel Magnolias (comedy) by Robert Harling. Six fierce women set the world to rights in their small-town beauty salon. Runs Mar 1 to Mar 9. The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Ave, .
Will Somers: Keeping Your Head (comedy) by Pierre Brault. In 1559, the royal court jester recalls his life with four Tudor monarchs. Runs Mar 19 to Mar 23. Meridian Theatres Centrepointe, .
Izzie M: The Alchemy of Enfreakment (performance) by Monique Mojica & Barry Bilinsky. Mojica and Bilinsky present people who have been othered as a circus sideshow. Runs Mar 8 to Mar 9. Nozhem: First Peoples’ Performance Space, .
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 Mar 3. Market Hall PAC, .
Malaise dans la civilisation (comedy) by Étienne Lepage. A quartet arrives on stage like tourists, completely unaware of theatrical rules. In French. Runs Mar 20 to Mar 22. Le Théâtre de Nouvel-Ontario, .
Tell Me on a Sunday (musical) by Andrew Lloyd Webber. A English woman travels to the US in search of love. Runs Mar 7 to Mar 30. Magnus Theatre, .
ON TOUR IN ONTARIO
Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live (performance). Over 19 dinosaurs brought to life by a team of performers and puppeteers.
• Mar 7: FirstOntario Arts Centre, Milton
• Mar 12: Richmond Hill Centre, Richmond Hill
• Mar 14: Oakville Centre, Oakville
• Mar 15: FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines
• Mar 21: Meridian Theatre Centrepointe, Ottawa
• Mar 23: Chrysler Theatre, Windsor
The Peking Acrobats (circus). A display of technical prowess in such arts as trick-cycling, precision tumbling, juggling, somersaulting, contorsion and gymnastics. .
• Mar 26: FirstOntario PAC, St. Catharines
• Mar 27: Sanderson Centre, Brantford
• Mar 28: Grand Theatre, Kingston
• Mar 29: Capitol Theatre, Chatham