Stage Door Listings

November 2021

Mezzo-soprano Marion Newman is one of the soloists for Mozart's Requiem presented online by the Canadian Opera Company and Against the Grain Theatre from November 26.

Photo: Marion Newman.

TORONTO

Larger Theatres (Professional)

Angel (performance) by Edward Huizinga. A lasting testament to the uncrushable spirit of creativity involving music, dance and song. Runs Oct 28 to Nov 12. Opera Atelier, www.operaatelier.com. online

Espiral (concert) by OKAN. Selections from the group’s Juno Award-winning album fusing jazz, folk, and global rhythms with Afro-Cuban roots. Runs from Nov 12. Canadian Opera Company, www.coc.ca. online

Requiem (concert) by WA Mozart. This version of Mozart’s masterpiece incorporates interviews with front-line medical workers and community members affected by the pandemic. Runs from Nov 26. Canadian Opera Company, www.coc.ca. online

Smaller Theatres (Professional)

MixTape (performance) by Zorana Sadiq. Part memoir, part scientific inquiry and part love song to sounds and listening. Previews from Nov 9, opens Nov 12, runs to Nov 28. Crow's Theatre, www.crowstheatre.com. Proof of vaccination required

Sibs (comedy) by Diane Flacks & Richard Greenblatt. The lives of two siblings from babies to old age as they fight and laugh and annoy each other. Runs Nov 29 to Dec 13. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. audio online

7 Stories (comedy) by Morris Panych. A man contemplating suicide on a seventh-storey building ledge confronts the stories of the people who live inside. Runs Nov 12 to Nov 26. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. audio online

This Is War (drama) by Hannah Moscovitch. A corporal, two sergeants and a private are interviewed about an atrocity in Afghanistan. Runs Oct 25 to Nov 6. Tarragon Theatre, www.tarragontheatre.com. audio online

21 Black Futures (plays). A collection of 21 monodramas written, directed and acted by Black Canadian artists. Season 1 from Feb 12; Season 2 from Feb 19; Season 3 from Feb 26. Obsidian Theatre Company, www.cbc.ca. ★★★★☆ online

UnCovered: The Music of Dolly Parton (revue). A survey of the music of Dolly Parton in new arrangements. Runs Nov 24 to Dec 11. Koerner Hall, musicalstagecompany.com. online

Smaller Theatres (Student and Community)

Albertine in Five Times (play) by Michel Tremblay. The versions of Albertine from five decades discuss her life. Runs in Nov, dates TBA. [community] Alumnae Theatre, www.alumnaetheatre.com. online

Svadba (opera) by Ana Sokolović. Five friends celebrate with a bride-to-be. Nov 5 only. [student] Royal Conservatory of Music, www.rcmusic.com. Proof of vaccination required


BLYTH

Jewel (drama) by Joan MacLeod. A young couple buys a ranch in Alberta but to pay the mortgage the husband takes a job on an oil rig in Newfoundland. Runs Sep 22 to Oct 3. Blyth Festival Amphitheatre, blythfestival.com. Proof of vaccination required


GANANOQUE

Miss Caledonia (comedy) by Melody A. Johnson. In 1955 Peggy Ann thinks that winning a beauty pageant will be her key to stardom. Runs Nov 4 to Nov 28. 1000 Islands Playhouse, www.1000islandsplayhouse.com. Proof of vaccination required


KINGSTON

The Sylvia Effect (drama) by Peter Hinton-Davis. Four actors play different aspects of the poet Sylvia Plath. Runs Oct 27 to Nov 14. Grand Theatre, www.kingstongrand.ca. Proof of vaccination required


LONDON

Grand Re:Opening Festival (festival). A multimedia festival of the arts to celebrate the Grand’s reopening for live in person performances. Runs Oct 13 to Nov 6. Grand Theatre, www.grandtheatre.com. Proof of vaccination required


MORRISBURG

Lucien in Trumpland (comedy) by Marshall Button. Lucien’s journey to Florida, his first trip outside Canada, includes an ill-fated stopover in DC. Runs Nov 16 to Nov 23. Upper Canada Playhouse, uppercanadaplayhouse.com. Proof of vaccination required

Rockin’ Round the Christmas Tree (revue) by Leisa Way. Favourite traditional and current Yuletide songs sprinkled with a dose of comedy. Runs Nov 30 to Dec 19. Upper Canada Playhouse, uppercanadaplayhouse.com. Proof of vaccination required

Sweet Dreams (revue) by Leisa Way. A tribute to country singer Patsy Cline. Runs Nov 2 to Nov 14. Upper Canada Playhouse, uppercanadaplayhouse.com. Proof of vaccination required


NIAGARA FALLS

Wild Magic (magic) by Greg Frewin. Frewin performs stunning large-scale illusions including one with a white Siberian tiger. Runs July 16, 2021, booking to Sep 12, 2022. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, gregfrewintheatre.com. ★★★★☆ Proof of vaccination required


NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

THE SHAW FESTIVAL 2021:

The plays run in repertory from Jul 7-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. Proof of vaccination required

At the Festival Theatre

Holiday Inn (musical) by Irving Berlin. A couple with showbiz backgrounds turns a Connecticut farmhouse into an inn open only on holidays. Previews from Nov 14, opens Nov 20, runs to Dec 23.

At the Royal George Theatre

A Christmas Carol (drama) by Tim Carroll. A stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’s holiday favourite. Previews from Nov 12, opens Nov 20, runs to Dec 23.

At the Studio Theatre

Desire Under the Elms (drama) by Eugene O’Neill. A farmer’s new young bride tries to repress her passion for her husband’s son. Opened Oct 15, runs to Dec 12.


ORANGEVILLE

A Christmas Carol (drama) by Rod Beattie. A one-man adaptation of Dickens's seasonal favourite. Runs Nov 24 to Dec 12. Theatre Orangeville, www.theatreorangeville.ca. Proof of vaccination required


OTTAWA

Bygones (dance) by Out Innerspace Dance Theatre. A celebration of how we are shaped by what we overcome and how something challenging can lead to something beautiful. Runs Nov 18 to Nov 20. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca. Proof of vaccination required

Copenhagen (drama) by Michael Frayn. Why does German physicist Werner Heisenberg visit Danish physicist Niels Bohr in 1941 and does it have to do with the atomic bomb? Preview Nov 4, opens Nov 5, runs to Nov 7. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca. Proof of vaccination required

Winterreise (dance) by José Navas. Navas translates Schubert’s beloved 1829 song-cycle into dance. Runs Nov 10 to Nov 12. National Arts Centre, nac-cna.ca. Proof of vaccination required


STIRLING

Sleeping Beauty (panto) by Ken MacDougall. Princess Slumber-Lee can’t stop napping and Prince Carmen Machiatto can’t fall asleep. Nice and naughty versions. Runs Nov 26 to Dec 31. Stirling Festival Theatre, www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com. Proof of vaccination required


THUNDER BAY

Lunenburg (comedy) by Norm Foster. An American woman inherits a house in Nova Scotia that she didn't know existed. Runs Oct 21 to Nov 6. Magnus Theatre, https://magnustheatre.com. Proof of vaccination required