Stage Door Listings

May 2021

The Shaw Festival presents the musical Gypsy starting on May 7 in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Photo: Kate Hennig as Mamma Rose in Gypsy. © 2020.

TORONTO

Larger Theatres

Orfeo ed Euridice (opera) by Christoph Wilibald Gluck. Orfeo travels into Hades to bring back his beloved Euridice after her death. In Italian with English surtitles. Opens May 1, runs to May 15. Four Seasons Centre, www.coc.ca. cancelled

La Traviata (opera) by Giuseppe Verdi. A father disapproves of his son’s relationship with a beautiful courtesan. In Italian with English surtitles. Opens Apr 17, runs to May 14. Four Seasons Centre, www.coc.ca. cancelled


Smaller Theatres (Professional)

Blackout (musical) by Anton Lipovetsky & Steven Gallagher. Three stories of connection that unfolded during the blackout in Toronto in August 2003. Runs May 14 to Jun 6. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St, www.canadianstage.com.

Come Home – The Legend of Daddy Hall (drama) by Audry Dwyer. Opens May 30, runs to Jun 13. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. online audio

The Great Divide (drama) by Alix Sobler. A play about a fire in 1911 in Manhattan that killed 146 workers in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory. Runs May 29 to Jun 13. Meridian Arts Centre, www.meridianartscentre.com.

Helen’s Necklace (drama) by Carole Fréchette. Opened Apr 25, runs to May 9. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. online audio

Macbeth Muet (comedy) by Jon Lachlan Stewart & Marie Hélėne Bėlanger. A wordless puppet play version of Shakespeare Scottish play. Opened Apr 14, runs to May 2. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave, www.crowstheatre.com. cancelled

Scorched (drama) by Wajdi Mouawad. Opens May 13, runs to May 27. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. online audio

Through the Eyes (drama) by Don Druick. A courtier tries to stay alive as he escorts the Italian sculptor Bernini through the passions and perils of the court of Louis XIV. Apr 29 to May 8. Factory Theatre, www.factorytheatre.ca. livestreamed


HAMILTON

Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (musical) by Alan Janes. The story of the life and music of Buddy Holly. Runs Apr 21 to May 15. Dofasco Centre, 1-800-465-7529, theatreaquarius.org. cancelled


LONDON

Boom X (performance) by Rick Miller. This mutimedia show tackles the music, culture, and politics of Generation X with Miller playing more than 100 famous people. Opened Apr 23, runs to May 7. Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800, www.grandtheatre.com. cancelled


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. ★★★★☆ Covid safety procedures in place


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

THE SHAW FESTIVAL 2021:

The plays run in repertory from May 1-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

Gypsy (musical) by Jule Styne. A stage mother pushes her daughter into stardom. Previews from May 7, opens May 27, runs to Oct 10 .

At the Royal George Theatre

Charley’s Aunt (comedy) by Brandon Thomas. Charley and Jacks need a friend to impersonate Charley’s aunt to impress their sweethearts. Previews from May 1, opens May 27, runs to Oct 10 .


OTTAWA

Dear Evan Hansen (musical) by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Evan pretends to be the best friend of a boy who has committed suicide. Opened Apr 27, runs to May 2. NAC, 1-866-850-2787, nac‑cna.ca.


PORT HOPE

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 Apr 13 to May 2. Cameco Capitol Arts Centre, 905-885-1071, capitoltheatre.com.


STRATFORD

THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL:

To subscribe to the Stratford Festival's streaming channel, visit www.stratfordfestival.ca/AtHome. Now streaming:

The Adventures of Pericles (romance) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2015. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Antony and Cleopatra (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Coriolanus (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2019. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Hamlet (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

King John (history play) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

King Lear (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Love’s Labour’s Lost (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2017. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Macbeth (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2017. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Romeo and Juliet (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2018. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

The Taming of the Shrew (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2016. Runs Oct 19 to Apr 19.

The Tempest (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2019. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.

Timon of Athens (tragedy) by William Shakespeare. Production from 2018. Runs Oct 19 to Sep 30.


ON TOUR IN ONTARIO

Anne of Green Gables (ballet) by Bengt Jörgen. A ballet based on the famous novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery. canadasballetjorgen.ca.

• May 5: Centennial Hall, London

• May 24: Aultsville Theatre, Cornwall

• May 29: Centrepointe Theatre, Ottawa