Stage Door Listings
The Grand Theatre London presents Elf: The Musical from November 22 to December 24, 2022.
Larger Theatres (Professional)
Carmen (opera) by Georges Bizet. A young soldier falls in love with a seductive gypsy woman. In French with English surtitles. Runs Oct 14 to Nov 4. Four Seasons Centre, .
The Collective Agreement/Crepuscular/Concerto (ballets) by Alonzo King/Vanesa Montoya/Kenneth MacMillan. A triple-bill of modern ballets. Runs Nov 9 to Nov 13. Four Seasons Centre, .
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, booking to Dec 24, 2022. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, . ★★★★☆
Indecent (drama) by Paula Vogel. The Broadway premiere of Sholem Asch’s drama God of Vengeance becomes an explosive mement in theatre history. Runs Oct 14 to Nov 6. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St, 1-800-461-3333, .
Junks & DeLa Holiday Show (variety). Drag queens lead a fabulous spectacle with whip-smart comedy, brand new songs and annual favorites. Runs Nov 25 only. Queen Elizabeth Theatre, .
MADDADDAM (ballet) by Wayne McGregor. A ballet based on Margaret Atwood's Maddaddam trilogy. Runs Nov 23 to Nov 30. Four Seasons Centre, .
Mean Girls (musical) by Jeff Richmond & Nell Benjamin. A naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies. Runs Oct 25 to Nov 27. Princess of Wales Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, .
The Shark is Broken (comedy) by Ian Shaw & Joseph Nixon. The hilarious and moving behind-the-scenes drama of one of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters. Runs Sep 30 to Nov 6. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 1-800-461-3333, .
Smaller Theatres (Professional)
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (comedy) by Rajiv Joseph. During the 2003 American occupation of Iraq two American marines and an Iraqi gardener search for a toilet seat made of gold. Runs Oct 14 to Nov 6. Crow's Theatre, .
The Birds (drama) by Emily Dix. A dramatization of Daphne DuMaurier's short story about birds suddenly attacking human beings. Runs Nov 25 to Dec 11. Hart House Theatre, University of Toronto, .
Broken Shapes (drama) by Rimah Jabr & Dareen Abbas. A young woman living in a city under siege discovers her father’s architectural drawings on the day of his burial. Runs Nov 22 to Dec 4. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West, .
Celestial Bodies (comedy) by Jacob Margaret Archer. An awkward, anxious space geek suddenly has to confront typical teen challenges. For ages 13+. Runs Nov 28 to Dec 9. Young People’s Theatre, .
Choir Boy (drama) by Tarrell Alvin McCraney. The leader of a gospel choir experiences conflict when he realizes he is gay. Runs Nov 8 to Nov 19. Berkeley Street Theatre, .
The Effect (drama) by Lucy Prebble. Tristan and Connie fall in love during a drug trial, but is it love or just the drug? Runs Nov 20 to Dec 11. Coal Mine Theatre, .
The Ex-Boyfrend Yard Sale (comedy) by Haley McGee. McGee pays off her Visa bill by selling gift from her exes. Runs Oct 21 to Nov 6. Soulpepper Theatre Company, .
The Golden Record (concert) by Mike Ross. A concert inspired by The Voyager Golden Record, a phonograph message NASA sent into space to communicate our world to extraterrestrials. Runs Nov 9 to Nov 20. Soulpepper Theatre Company, .
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, . online
Little Dickens (comedy) by Ronnie Burkett. The Daisy Theatre of marionnettes present an adults-only version of A Christmas Carol. Runs Nov 23 to Dec 18. Berkeley Street Theatre, .
Lucio Silla (opera) by W.A. Mozart. Roman dictator Lucio Silla lusts after the daughter of his enemy Gaius Marcius. In concert. Runs Nov 20 only. Jane Mallett Theatre, .
My Sister’s Rage (drama) by Yolanda Bonnell. When their matriarch ends up in a coma, a ma’iingan-wolf clan family gathers together to work through their collective grief. Runs Oct 11 to Nov 6. Tarragon Theatre, .
O Christmas Tea (comedy) by James & Jamesy. A panto-like show combining British propriety with an unabashed love for the unexpected. Runs Nov 17 only. Meridian Arts Centre, 5040 Yonge St, .
Post-Democracy (comedy) by Hannah Moscovitch. When a CEO and his top executives are on a business trip, a damaging sex scandal at the company is unearthed back home. Runs Nov 8 to Dec 4. Tarragon Theatre, .
The Queen’s Ball: A Bridgerton Experience (performance). An immersive, interactive recreation of a ball held by the Queen as it would appear on the Bridgerton Netflix series. Runs Oct 9 to Nov 27. Location TBA, .
Red Velvet (drama) by Lolita Chakrabarti. In 1833 a Black actor plays Othello for the first time in England. Previews from Nov 22, opens Nov 25, runs to Dec 18. Crow’s Theatre, .
Snow White (children) by Greg Banks. Two actors play 14 roles to tell the familiar fairy tale. For ages 6+. Runs Nov 21, 2022, to Jan 7, 2023. Young People’s Theatre, .
The Waltz (comedy) by Marie Beath Badian. A travelling Filipino-Canadian boy meets a local girl in northeast Saskatchewan in 1993. Runs Oct 22 to Nov 13. Factory Theatre, .
our place (comedy) by Kanika Ambrose. The lives of two Caribbean undocumented workers in Canada. Runs Nov 16 to Dec 3. Theatre Passe Muraille, .
Les Zinspiré.e.s: Dix-joncté.e.s. (festival). A festival of plays writen by teenagers and given professional productions. In French with English surtitles. Runs Nov 24 to Dec 10. Berkeley Street Theatre, .
Zom-Fam (drama) by Kama La Mackerel. A tender queer subjectivity grapples with the legacy of plantation servitude in Mauritius. Runs Nov 3 to Nov 6. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, .
Smaller Theatres (Student and Community)
Silver Dagger (drama) by David French. A murder mystery novel turns into a real-life plan. Runs Nov 11 to Dec 3. [community] The Village Players, .
The Sorceror (opera) by Arthur Sullivan & W.S. Gilbert. A young couple hires a sorceror to make the rest of the single villagers fall in love. Runs Nov 4 to Nov 13. [community] St. Anne's Parish Hall, 651 Dufferin St, .
Fireworks Festival 2022 (festival). A festival of three new plays.. Runs Nov 9 to Nov 27. [community] Alumnae Theatre, .
Venus and Adonis (opera) by John Blow. The earliest known opera in English. Runs Nov 4 to Nov 5. [student] Royal Conservatory of Music, .
How to Fail as a Pop Star (comedy) by Vivek Shraya. Shraya chronicles her journey from singing in shopping malls to “not quite” pop stardom. Runs Nov 21 to Nov 22. Rose Theatre, .
Jake’s Gift (drama) by Julia Mackey. On the 60th anniversay of D-Day a Canadian WWII veteran encounters a precocious 10-year-old French girl. Runs Nov 11 to Nov 12. Rose Theatre, .
Good Ol’ Country Gospel (revue) by David Rogers. A musical tribute to the best of gospel with a country twist. Runs Oct 27 to Nov 12. Hamilton Family Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, .
The Sound of Music (musical) by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II. A young woman leaves the convent to become the nanny for seven children. Runs Nov 24 to Dec 24. Hamilton Family Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, .
Serving Elizabeth (drama) by Marcia Johnson. In Kenya in 1952, Mercy is hired to cater the impending visit of Princess Elizabeth; while in 2015 a film is made about the incident. Runs Oct 19 to Nov 5. Theatre Aquarius, .
Alice in Wonderland (children) by Hugo Bélanger. A new adaptation of Lewis caroll's famous novel. Runs Nov 27 only. Grand Theatre, .
Animal (circus) by Cirque Alphonse. A series of surreal farm fables served up with irreverence, virtuosity and comedy. Runs Nov 4 only. Grand Theatre, .
These Deeds (drama) by Craig Walker. An imagined meeting of Buffalo Bill, Bram Stoker and Henry Irving. Runs Nov 2 to Nov 19. Baby Grand Theatre, .
This Is How We Got Here (drama) by Keith Barker. Four friends and relations struggle with a tragic loss until a mysterious fox appears. Preview Nov 9, opens Nov 10, runs to Nov 20. Conrad Centre, .
Elf: The Musical (musical) by Matthew Sklar & Chard Beguelin. A human boy raised as an elf at the North Pole seeks his human father. Previews from Nov 22, opens Nov 25, runs to Dec 24. Grand Theatre, .
Grand Ghosts (drama) by Trina Davies. The story of Ambrose Small who is said to still haunt the Grand Theatre. Runs Oct 21 to Nov 5. Grand Theatre, .
Mixtape (performance) by Zorana Sadiq. A personal exploration of Sadiq’s life experienced through sound. Preview Nov 8, opens Nov 9, runs to Nov 20. Grand Theatre, .
Wonder Magic (magic) by Greg Frewin. Frewin performs new large-scale illusions. Runs Oct 13, 2022, booking to Jan 28, 2023. Greg Frewin Theatre, 905-356-0777, .
THE SHAW FESTIVAL 2022:
The plays run in repertory from Feb 9-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 .
At the Festival Theatre
White Christmas (musical) by Irving Berlin. Two soldiers, returning home from a USO song-and-dance team fall for two sisters and put on a show. Previews from Nov 18, opens Nov 26, runs to Dec 23.
At the Royal George Theatre
A Christmas Carol (drama) by Tim Carroll. Another stage adaptation of the beloved story by Charles Dickens. Previews from Nov 9, opens Nov 12, runs to Dec 23.
The Last Christmas Turkey (musical) by Clive Vanderburgh & Dan Needles. A brother and sister rescue a turkey only to find it’s supposed to be the church Christmas supper. Runs Nov 30 to Dec 23. Theatre Orangeville, .
The Breathing Hole (drama) by Colleen Murphy. The legendary tale of a polar bear cub adopted by an Inuk grandmother. In English and Inuktut. Runs Nov 30 to Dec 10. National Arts Centre, .
Cher Tchekhov (comedy) by Michel Tremblay. A group of actress siblings, their author brother and a critic engage in a verbal sparring match. In French. Runs Nov 17 to Nov 19. National Arts Centre, .
Double Murder (dance) by Hofesh Shechter. A double bill incorporating elements of folklore, theatre, ballet and contemporary dance. Runs Nov 9 to Nov 10. National Arts Centre, .
Forever Young: A Ghetto Story (comedy) by Darrah Teitel. At the height of World War II, a group of youths plot what will become known as the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Runs Nov 8 to Nov 20. Great Canadian Theatre Company, .
Holmes and Watson (drama) by Jeffrey Hatcher. Watson travels to an asylum to discover which of three people claiming to be Sherlock Holmes is the real one. Runs Oct 26 to Nov 12. [community] Ottawa Little Theatre, .
HUSH: La boîte à rêves de Henry Purcell (children) by Zonzo Children’s Theatre. A journey through the magical worlds conjured up by Purcell’s music. For ages 6 to 12. Runs Nov 12 to Nov 13. National Arts Centre, .
L’Île aux patates (children) by Théâtre Magasin. A poet makes the King of Potatoes the hero of his story. For ages 5-9. In French. Runs Nov 6 only. Cabaret La Basoche, Gatineau, .
La Magie du rock (magic) by Nic Gignac. Gignac performs his illusions to a score of hits from the 1980s and ’90s. Runs Nov 13 only. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, .
Matinée Café: Junkyard Symphony (performance). Ordinary junk is transformed into musical instruments by the cast and audience. Runs Nov 23 only. Shenkman Arts Centre, .
Miracle on 34th Street (comedy) by Mountain Community Theatre. A Macy’s department store Santa insists he is the real Kris Kringle. Runs Nov 30 to Dec 17. [community] Ottawa Little Theatre, .
Momentum of Isolation (dance) by Shay Kuebler. Highly physical dance rooted in martial arts, urban dance and theatre explores the theme of loneliness. Runs Nov 4 to Nov 5. National Arts Centre, .
La Nuit des rois (comedy) by William Shakespeare. Orsino loves Olivia who loves Viola who loves Orsino. In French. Runs Nov 25 to Nov 26. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, .
Pretty Woman (musical) by Bryan Adams & Jim Vallance. A musical basd on the 1990 movie. Runs Nov 15 to Nov 20. National Arts Centre, .
La Toile d’araignée (drama) by Agatha Christie. The wife of a British lord is always imagining murders until she finds a body in the living room. In French. Runs Nov 17 to Nov 20. Shenkman Arts Centre, .
Vérités (magic) by Luc Langevin. A new show from the famed illusionist. Runs Nov 13 only. Salle Odyssée, Gatineau, .
Voices from the Front: The Radio Show (drama) by John Cook & Teri Loretto. Real letters written by soldiers during World Wars I and II. Preview Nov 9, opens Nov 10, runs to Nov 12. The Gladstone, .
Wizard of Oz: The Panto (comedy) by E. Houldershaw & S. Cartwright. A panto version of the famous L. Frank Baum story. For ages 5+. Runs Nov 10 to Nov 26. King’s Wharf Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, .
Starbright Christmas (revue). A celebration of the holidays in song and dance. Runs Nov 25 to Dec 11. Victoria Playhouse Petrolia, .
Funny Money (comedy) by Ray Cooney. A mild mannered C.P.A. picks up the wrong briefcase and it happens to be full of money. Runs Nov 11 to Dec 31. Herongate Barn Theatre, .
Sleeping Beauty (panto) by Paloma Nuñez & Kevin Whalen. Sleeping Beauty is at the centre of a conflict between two telecommunications giants – naughty and nice versions. Runs Nov 26 to Dec 23. Capitol Theatre, .
How to Fail as a Pop Star (comedy) by Vivek Shraya. Vivek charts her attempts to break into pop music – her dreams, disappointments, self-determination and finding her authentic voice. Runs Nov 18 to Nov 19. FirstOntario PAC, .
Mamma Mia! (musical) by Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus. A daughter invites all three of her possible fathers to her wedding. Preview Nov 1, opens Nov 2, runs to Nov 20. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, 1-855-372-9866, .
We’ll Meet Again (musical) by Alex Mustakas. A survey of the unforgettable songs popular during World Wars I and II. Runs Sep 28 to Dec 24. St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, 1-855-372-9866, .
Aladdin - The Pantomime (panto) by Ken MacDougall. Aladdin, an exchange student, comes to Stirling-Rawdon in search of adventure. Runs from Nov 5 to Dec 31. Stirling Festival Theatre, .
Elf: The Musical (musical) by Matthew Sklar & Chard Beguelin. A human boy raised as an elf at the North Pole seeks his human father. Runs Nov 25 to Dec 18. Sudbury Theatre Centre, .
THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL:
The plays run from Apr 6 to Oct 29, 2022, in Stratford, two hours west from Toronto. For information and tickets phone 1-800-567-1600, visit the website at . To stream shows from the 2021 season, visit .
Finally There’s a Sun: A Cabaret of Resilience (cabaret) by Sara Farb & Steve Ross. A musical journey through a year of enormous change and growth. Ran Sep 12 to Sep 26, 2021; runs Mar 7 to Nov 4, 2022: online
Man of La Mancha (musical) by Mitch Leigh. In prison Don Quixote tells his fellow inmates about his life. Runs Nov 10 to Dec 3. Magnus Theatre, .
Wingfield’s Folly (comedy) by Dan Needles. After two profit-free seasons on his farm, Walt pinpoints the source of his problems. Runs Nov 6 only. Victoria Jubilee Hall, . ★★★★☆
ON TOUR IN ONTARIO
Menopause The Musical (musical) by Jeanie Linders. Four women at a lingerie sale sing about the “change” to tunes from the ’60s to ’80s. .
• Nov 5-6: Regent Theatre, Oshawa
• Nov 7: Stockey Centre, Parry Sound
• Nov 8: Richmond Hill Centre, Richmond Hill
• Nov 9: Imperial Theatre, Sarnia
• Nov 10: FirstOntario Arts Centre, Milton
O Christmas Tea (comedy) by James & Jamesy. A panto-like show combining British propriety with an unabashed love for the unexpected. .
• Nov 17: Meridian Arts Centre, Toronto
• Nov 18: Stockey Centre, Parry Sound
• Nov 19: Fraser Auditorium, Sudbury
• Nov 20: Capitol Centre, North Bay
• Nov 22: Algonquin Theatre, Huntsville
• Nov 23: McIntyre Performing Arts Centre, Hamilton
• Nov 24: Regent Theatre, Oshawa
• Nov 25: Orillia Opera House, Orillia
• Nov 26: Showplace Performance Centre, Peterborough
• Nov 27: Burlington PAC, Burlington
• Nov 30: Centre in the Square, Kitchener
We Walk the Line (revue) by Ward Cornforth. A tribute to the lives and music of Johnny and June Cash. .
• Nov 5: Lighthouse Festival Theatre, Port Dover
• Nov 12: Midland Cultural Centre, Midland
• Nov 19: Kiwanis Theatre, Chatham