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Toronto: Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Roy Thomson Hall

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Toronto: Celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day at Roy Thomson Hall

Kick off your New Year’s Eve celebration with the passion and romance of opera’s greatest hits, then waltz into 2020 on New Year’s Day with lovely operetta hits, soaring overtures, and the beautiful Blue Danube waltz.    
Celebrate with Bravissimo! Opera’s Greatest Hits on New Year’s Eve, and Salute to Vienna on New Year’s Day.
Tuesday,...

Toronto: David Mirvish presents the latest British production of “The Boy Friend” March 31-May 3

Thursday, December 19, 2019
Toronto: David Mirvish presents the latest British production of “The Boy Friend” March 31-May 3

A new production of THE BOY FRIEND by Sandy Wilson, the deliriously happy and joyful musical about young love, middle-aged love and older love, will be the final show of the 2019-20 Mirvish Subscription Season. Coming direct from an acclaimed, sell-out season at the prolific Menier Chocolate Factory in London and prior to a West End transfer, THE...

Blyth: The Blyth Festival announces a play by Alice Munro as its fifth show of the 2020 season

Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Blyth: The Blyth Festival announces a play by Alice Munro as its fifth show of the 2020 season

On Wednesday December 18 Artistic Director Gil Garratt announced the much anticipated fifth production that will be part of the 46th summer season in Blyth: 
How I Met My Husband, written by Alice Munro will run July 29-September 3rd.  
Penned by the Nobel Laureate herself, this delicate, funny, beautiful play about a young woman, a pilot,...

Toronto: The Eclipse Theatre Company presents “Sunday in the Park with George” March 3-8

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
Toronto: The Eclipse Theatre Company presents “Sunday in the Park with George” March 3-8

Toronto’s Dora Award winning musical theatre company, ECLIPSE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC), created by Chilina Kennedy and Evan Tsitsias, proudly presents an innovative and site responsive performance of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. The production will be directed by Evan Tsitsias, and star Evan Buliung and Tess Benger, for 8 performances only, and presented...

London: “Grow”, coming up at the Grand Theatre, has been selected for the 2020 Goodspeed Festival

Monday, December 16, 2019
London: “Grow”, coming up at the Grand Theatre, has been selected for the 2020 Goodspeed Festival

The Grand Theatre is excited to announce that Grow, a musical in development through their COMPASS New Play Development program, has been chosen to participate in the esteemed Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals to be held January 17-19th, 2020 in East Haddam, Connecticut. With only three new musicals included in the program, this announcement marks...

Toronto: Cast revealed for “The Phantom of the Opera” playing January 8-February 2, 2020

Friday, December 13, 2019
Toronto: Cast revealed for “The Phantom of the Opera” playing January 8-February 2, 2020

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre for a strictly limited engagement, January 8 - February 2, 2020. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM...

Toronto: “Come From Away” returns to the Royal Alexandra Theatre

Friday, December 13, 2019
Toronto: “Come From Away” returns to the Royal Alexandra Theatre

Toronto’s longest-running Canadian musical, COME FROM AWAY returns to its original home, the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
“We were delighted to be performing at the beautiful Elgin Theatre for 10 months, but tonight we're returning home,” says Canadian producer David Mirvish. “While we were at the Elgin, COME FROM AWAY continued its outreach around...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents two shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival February 14-March 13, 2020

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents two shows at the Adelaide Fringe Festival February 14-March 13, 2020

This winter Barrie based Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) is turning upside down, producing three site-specific and immersive productions at the Adelaide Fringe Festival, the second largest Fringe Festival in the world. The ambitious effort comes on the heels of the company’s success in producing the epic scaled, multi-continent, immersive theatrical experience,...

Toronto: Karie Richards presents The Ghost Project January 21-26, 2020

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Toronto: Karie Richards presents The Ghost Project January 21-26, 2020

Inspired by Charles Spearin’s Juno award winning album, The Happiness Project and the work of Studs Terkel and Anna Deavere Smith, KARIE RICHARDS presents THE GHOST PROJECT. This is an engaging documentary theatre solo production based on a series of verbatim monologues crafted from the interviews of thirteen individuals who have experienced mysterious...

Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical” January 17-February 1, 2020

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical” January 17-February 1, 2020

Opening on January 17, Hart House Theatre continues to mark its 100th Anniversary Season and presents an uplifting musical that celebrates self-discovery while dressing well and showing sass! This fun-filled romp sees the debut of Director Saccha Dennis to our stage and takes full advantage of what Hart House Theatre has to offer: featuring showcase...

Toronto: “Come From Away” is extended for 13 more weeks until May 31, 2020

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Toronto: “Come From Away” is extended for 13 more weeks until May 31, 2020

Toronto’s beloved and longest-running Canadian musical COME FROM AWAY will extend its run due to popular demand!  Thirteen more weeks of performances will be added, from March 3 through May 31, 2020.  This new block of tickets will go on sale Monday December 16, 2019.
COME FROM AWAY will return to its original home, the Royal Alexandra Theatre,...

Toronto: The Guild Theatre Festival presents an expanded season in 2020

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Toronto: The Guild Theatre Festival presents an expanded season in 2020

The Guild Festival Theatre presents its 2020 season of programming for the Greek Theatre in Guild Park. New Artistic Directors Helen Juvonen & Tyler J. Seguin made the announcement at last weekend’s performance of A Christmas Carol. 
“We’re excited to be programming the most ambitious season in the Guild Festival Theatre’s 9-year history,” said...

St. Catharines: The Norm Foster Theatre Festival announces its 2020 season

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
St. Catharines: The Norm Foster Theatre Festival announces its 2020 season

The Norm Foster Theatre Festival returns for its fifth season with three plays by Foster – one of his greatest hits and two world premieres.
The Melville Boys - Greatest Hitby Norm FosterJUNE 24 – JULY 10, 2020“Hello country life you son of a bitch!” – Owen MelvilleLee Melville and his younger brother Owen have planned a bro fishing weekend at...

Toronto: The Musical Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre present “Caroline, Or Change” January 30-February 15, 2020

Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre present “Caroline, Or Change” January 30-February 15, 2020

Following announcements earlier this year of a new annual residency at the historic Winter Garden Theatre and the inaugural production of the residency - a reimagined and expanded staging of their 2012 hit, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, againin co-production with frequent collaborators Obsidian Theatre  - The Musical Stage Company is thrilled to share a sneak...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents a double bill of plays by Ahmad Meree January 16-February 1

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents a double bill of plays by Ahmad Meree January 16-February 1

How much of your life can you take with you? What are the most important things to carry on? Theatre Passe Muraille, in collaboration with Theatre Mada, presents the Toronto premiere of SUITCASE / ADRENALINE, two one-act shows that bridge together the multidimensional experiences of Syrian refugees. Directed by Majdi Bou-Matar, and starring playwright...

Toronto: PROGRESS Festival announces an international line-up for 2020

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Toronto: PROGRESS Festival announces an international line-up for 2020

SummerWorks and The Theatre Centre, are thrilled to announce the fifth edition of Progress, an international festival of performance and ideas. The Festival brings together a dynamic group of curatorial companies and progressive performance work from across the globe that is urgent and reflective of contemporary approaches to form.
PROGRESS is...

Toronto: “Illusions: The Art of Magic” opens at the AGO February 22, 2020

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Toronto: “Illusions: The Art of Magic” opens at the AGO February 22, 2020

Illusions: The Art of Magic
Abracadabra! Illusions: The Art of Magic opens at the AGO on Feb. 22, 2020 running to May 17, 2020, showcasing rare posters and artifacts from the Golden Age of Magic of over 100 years ago. To celebrate, the AGO is inviting visitors of all ages to step right up and be amazed at a series of live talks, films, performances...

Toronto: Blue Ceiling dance presents 8 minutes 17 seconds January 23-26, 2020

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Toronto: Blue Ceiling dance presents 8 minutes 17 seconds January 23-26, 2020

Propelled by the curiosity between the length of time it takes light to travel from the sun to the earth (8:17), Blue Ceiling dance presents its most ambitious work to date. The company celebrates its 16th year with 8 minutes 17 minutes, on stage from January 23th to 25th, 2020, at 8:00pm at The Theatre Centre with a Pay-What-You-Can community matinée...

Toronto: New tickets available for “Hamilton” in Toronto

Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Toronto: New tickets available for “Hamilton” in Toronto

David Mirvish announced today that more tickets are available for HAMILTON in Toronto.  Ticket prices range from $50 to $275 and are available for performances February 11 to May 17, 2020.
Tickets are available at www.mirvish.com, by phone at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333, and in person at the box offices at all Mirvish theatres during their...

Ottawa: 2020 undercurrents lineup is announced

Monday, December 9, 2019
Ottawa: 2020 undercurrents lineup is announced

"After 10 years undercurrents has solidified itself as one of Canada's most important independent theatre festivals, and an indispensable platform for local theatre makers to bring their new works to stage." says Festival Director, Patrick Gauthier.  "To celebrate, this year we looked for shows that spark joy – either through their form or content...

Toronto: Rush tickets for “Anastasia” announced now through January 12, 2020

Monday, December 9, 2019
Toronto: Rush tickets for “Anastasia” announced now through January 12, 2020

Rush tickets for ANASTASIA, the new Broadway musical will be available beginning Tuesday December 10, 2019. 
A limited number of daily rush tickets will be available for all performances at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre through January 12, 2020.  
Rush tickets will be $39 each, with a limit of two per customer. They will be available on 9:00...

Kingston: John D. Huston performs “A Christmas Carol” December 23

Friday, December 6, 2019
Kingston: John D. Huston performs “A Christmas Carol” December 23

For the second year, courtesy of Theatre Kingston’s Rosemary Doyle, I’m ending the tour at a city Dickens visited the year before he wrote Christmas Carol – Kingston. My venue is a 19th century brewery converted to a non–profit, multi–use arts and creativity centre. 
The Rehearsal Hall on the second floor (go downstairs from the front entrance)...

New York: Architects for the Four Seasons Centre to renovate Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Friday, December 6, 2019
New York: Architects for the Four Seasons Centre to renovate Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center and New York Philharmonic have revealed new plans for its long-gestating renovation of David Geffen Hall. The new collaboration—billed “Working in Concert”—projects the $550 million project to be completed by March 2024.
The new design leads with the aim to create a more intimate, flexible, and accessible performance environment,...

New York: Alanis Morissette Musical “Jagged Little Pill” Opens on Broadway December 5

Thursday, December 5, 2019
New York: Alanis Morissette Musical “Jagged Little Pill” Opens on Broadway December 5

Following a world premiere at Cambridge, Massachusetts' American Repertory Theater, Jagged Little Pill brings some patience, deliverance, and the mess you left when you went away to Broadway. The musical, featuring the songs of Alanis Morissette, officially opens at the Broadhurst Theatre December 5. Previews began November 3.
The musical, directed...

Toronto: RedWit Theatre presents Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan January 14-25, 2020

Thursday, December 5, 2019
Toronto: RedWit Theatre presents Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan January 14-25, 2020

RedWit Theatre presents Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan by Allison Shea Reed, a play about not just surviving but living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which will premiere with a brand new second act, running January 14th-25, 2020 at the Tankhouse Theatre in the Young Centre. Living with Olivia Cadence Donovan is directed by Sean O’Brien,...

Toronto: Luminato launches the Newcomer Professional Residency 2019-2020

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Toronto: Luminato launches the Newcomer Professional Residency 2019-2020

This fall, Luminato launches a new initiative that brings together a warm village of cultural organizations to welcome a select group of newcomer professionals who are starting their first jobs in Canada at the Laboratory for Artistic Intelligence, led by artist Helen Yung. The Laboratory’s Newcomer Innovations and Interventions project has hired...

Toronto: Winners of the inaugural Johanna Metcalf performing Arts Prizes announced

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Toronto: Winners of the inaugural Johanna Metcalf performing Arts Prizes announced

Today, the Metcalf Foundation announced the five winners of the inaugural Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes/Les Prix Johanna-Metcalf des Arts de la scène; playwright and theatre creator Sunny Drake ; composer and classical pianist Alice Ping Yee Ho ; composer James Rolfe ; multidisciplinary artist Santee Smith ; and world music performer and...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents a staged reading of “A Christmas Carol” December 20

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents a staged reading of “A Christmas Carol” December 20

Theatre Collingwood presents a staged reading of “A Christmas Carol”, which we will perform on Friday, December 20th at First Presbyterian Church at 7pm. The readers are all amazing talents from our community! They are people who serve Collingwood and the region in so many ways. This year we have as our readers: Collingwood Mayor Brian Saunderson,...

Toronto: 2020 Fringe Festival lottery winners revealed

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Toronto: 2020 Fringe Festival lottery winners revealed

With almost 200 indie artists packed into the cozy Tranzac Club, we ushered in a new generation of Fringe artists. Congratulations to all the winners.View a complete results list here.
If this is your first win, we look forward to assisting you through your Fringe journey in the months ahead. If you're a Fringe veteran - welcome home! 
To...

Toronto: Cast announced for Driftwood Theatre’s “William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol” December 10-15, 2019

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Toronto: Cast announced for Driftwood Theatre’s “William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol” December 10-15, 2019

Driftwood Theatre’s holiday edition of Play in a Pub will soon hit the road with a Christmas classic of Shakespearian proportions with William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol. Driftwood is excited to announce that not one, not two, but three different Scrooges will take to stages in three breweries and pubs in Peterborough, Whitby and Toronto from...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents a new production of “Hansel & Gretel” February 6-21, 2020

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents a new production of “Hansel & Gretel” February 6-21, 2020

Everyday magic comes alive in a new production that transplants Hansel and Gretel’s adventures from a wooded forest setting to modern-day Toronto. As the siblings make their way through a contemporary high-rise neighbourhood in search of food, they must rely on their wits – and each other – to outsmart danger along the way. All throughout, cutting-edge...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents “The Barber of Seville” January 19-February 7, 2020

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents “The Barber of Seville” January 19-February 7, 2020

In the city of Seville, fast-talking Figaro is everyone’s go-to guy. This barber cuts hair, trims beards, and – given the chance – will even help land you the love of your life. But it’s two artists at the top of their game who take centre stage in this colourful production of Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville: Italian-Canadian mezzo soprano...

Toronto: The Toronto premiere of Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” arrives January 14-February 2, 2020

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Toronto: The Toronto premiere of Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat” arrives January 14-February 2, 2020

Canadian Stage and Studio 180 Theatre are thrilled to co-produce the Toronto debut of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat. Written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, Sweat runs from January 14 to February 2, 2020 at the Berkeley Street Theatre.
A searing examination of industrial decline, race, politics and friendship, Sweat won...

Toronto: “DistasterFEST 2019” is at the Bag Dod Theatre December 27, 2019

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Toronto: “DistasterFEST 2019” is at the Bag Dod Theatre December 27, 2019

After a completely sold out inaugural festival, DisasterFEST is back! Audiences are subjected to a 6 hour marathon of Toronto’s alternative comedy, taking place at Bad Dog Theatre on December 27th from 8pm until 2am.
DisasterFEST is the next evolution of The Disaster, a twice a month variety comedy show where performers are tasked to do something...

Toronto: Next Stage Theatre Festival presents “Tita Jokes” January 8-19, 2020

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Toronto: Next Stage Theatre Festival presents “Tita Jokes” January 8-19, 2020

After a massively successful run at the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival, Tita Collective will present an extended version of their award winning show Tita Jokes, as part of the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival January 8 - 19, 2020 at Factory Theatre Mainspace.
Tita Collective, an all Filipina collective of multidisciplinary artists, won Patron’s...

Toronto: “The Ward Cabaret” hits Harbourfront Centre December 12-22

Monday, December 2, 2019
Toronto: “The Ward Cabaret” hits Harbourfront Centre December 12-22

Just in time for the holiday season, The Ward Cabaret, a sold-out hit at last year's Luminato Festival, is set to heat up Harbourfront Centre Theatre from December 12-22! 
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Presented by David Buchbinder/DB Works in association with Small World Music Society and Harbourfront Centre, the first full production of this lauded...

London: The Grand Theatre announces a new play for the 100th anniversary of the disappearance of Ambrose Small

Monday, December 2, 2019
London: The Grand Theatre announces a new play for the 100th anniversary of the disappearance of Ambrose Small

100 years ago, on December 2, 1919, one of Canada’s largest unsolved mysteries occurred. Theatre tycoon Ambrose Small, who owned The Grand London and many other Canadian theatres, sold his empire for a record sum, deposited the money in the bank, and then disappeared. He was a ruthless businessman with a fondness for gambling and women; qualities...

Toronto: Julie McIsaac named the COC’s first Director/Dramaturg-in Residence

Monday, December 2, 2019
Toronto: Julie McIsaac named the COC’s first Director/Dramaturg-in Residence

Canadian stage director Julie McIsaac has been selected as the inaugural Director/Dramaturg-in-Residence with the Canadian Opera Company. The year-long residency is the newest addition to the COC Academy, the company’s professional development program for young opera artists, creators, and administrators.
McIsaac is a seasoned stage director,...

Toronto: Mirvish offers a first-access gift card to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Monday, December 2, 2019
Toronto: Mirvish offers a first-access gift card to “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Just in time for the holidays, David Mirvish is delighted to introduce a Limited Edition Collector’s Gift Card for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.  The card, which can be loaded with any amount and be used to purchase tickets to the Canadian premiere production of the international megahit, will guarantee registered recipients first access to tickets...

Toronto: What’s happening on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in December

Sunday, December 1, 2019
Toronto: What’s happening on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in December

It's already December! If you haven't already, the Bloor Street Culture Corridor partners have wonderful gift options either through their gift shops or musical gift certificates. Or take an opportunity to recharge amidst all the hustle and bustle with plenty of events to check out, listed below. Warmest of holiday wishes, and happy new year!
Miles...

Toronto: Rush tickets for “Cats” now on sale

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Toronto: Rush tickets for “Cats” now on sale

Beginning on Friday, November 29, 2019, the new production of CATS now on stage at the Princess of Wales Theatre will offer a limited number of daily rush tickets for all performances until January 5, 2020.
Rush tickets will be $39 each, with a limit of two per customer. They will be available on 9:00 AM on each performance day online at www.mirvish.com,...

Toronto: Groundling Theatre Company and Crow’s Theatre present “Julius Caesar” January 7-26, 2020

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Toronto: Groundling Theatre Company and Crow’s Theatre present “Julius Caesar” January 7-26, 2020

To begin the theatrical new year, two of the leading creative forces on the Toronto Theatre scene, Groundling Theatre Company and Crow’s Theatre, bring together a powerhouse team of the country’s leading classical actors to present an urgently contemporary spin on Shakespeare’s iconic story of idealism, power, corruption, and violence; JULIUS CAESAR,...

Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre Company presents Toronto, I Love You December 10-21

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre Company presents Toronto, I Love You December 10-21

Bad Dog Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of Toronto, I Love You, an unscripted comedy about unexpected connections, with nine performances December 10-21, 2019.
Toronto, I Love You is set in a variety of neighbourhoods in The Six as suggested by the audience, and will feature spontaneously-crafted storylines that intertwine and...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents the musical “Little Women” November 28-December 22

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents the musical “Little Women” November 28-December 22

Generations are in love with Little Women! This musical, set against the backdrop of the Civil War, follows the four March sisters as they navigate life and the challenges of growing up. Join them as they discover what great love and courage can be found in the bonds of sisterhood and priceless gift of family. 
Spanning one turbulent and joyful...

Toronto: “Tales of a City by the Sea” has its North American premiere December 6-15

Thursday, November 28, 2019
Toronto: “Tales of a City by the Sea” has its North American premiere December 6-15

Winner of two Drama Victoria awards, and Green Room Award Nominee for Best Independent Production, Tales of a City by the Sea will have its North American Premiere this December at Theatre Passe Muraille.
As news of war and casualties returns, once again, from Gaza, the play explores the human stories of love, grief, humor and friendship in the...

Cambridge: The musical “Elf” is extended again by popular demand – now running to January 5, 2020

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Cambridge: The musical “Elf” is extended again by popular demand – now running to January 5, 2020

Drayton Entertainment has extended the musical “Elf” at the Hamilton Family Theatre, Cambridge, again – now to January 5, 2020.Elf: The MusicalThe Modern Holiday MusicalBook by Thomas Meehan & Bob Martin 
Music by Matthew Sklar 
Lyrics by Chad Beguelin 
Based upon the New Line Cinema film written by David Berenbaum 
Directed &...

Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents Johann Stauss Jr.’s “The Gypsy Baron” December 28 to January 5

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents Johann Stauss Jr.’s “The Gypsy Baron” December 28 to January 5

The Gypsy Baron by Johann Strauss will be presented in full production at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts opening on Dec. 28 with subsequent performances on Dec 29 (mat at 3 pm), 31, 2019 & Jan. 3 and 5, 2020 (mat at 3 pm).   “The Gypsy Baron is one of the Waltz King’s undoubted masterpieces from operetta’s Golden Age in Vienna,” said TOT’s General...

Toronto: “Come From Away” holds an East Coast style kitchen party to support the Daily Bread Food Bank December 7

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Toronto: “Come From Away” holds an East Coast style kitchen party to support the Daily Bread Food Bank December 7

In September 2001, the 7,000 citizens of Gander, NL, and its surrounding towns welcomed, housed and fed 7,000 citizens of the world who were stranded when airspace closed following the tragic events of 9/11.
Since 1983 Daily Bread Food Bank has been providing emergency food support to thousands of families and individuals in need across the city...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment’s annual Christmas Cabaret is on December 18

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment’s annual Christmas Cabaret is on December 18

'Tis the season of giving, so we're giving back! Join us for our annual Christmas Cabaret in support of the Actors' Fund of Canada (AFC), this year at a new venue ... the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge!
Hosted by Master of Ceremonies Neil Aitchison (a.k.a. Santa Claus in ELF: The Musical), company members from ELF: The Musical, Sleeping Beauty:...

Cambridge: Tickets to Drayton Entertainment’s 2020 season go on sale on December 2

Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Cambridge: Tickets to Drayton Entertainment’s 2020 season go on sale on December 2

Welcome to our 2020 Season which includes a variety of programming for theatregoers at every age and stage in life. It’s because of you – our loyal patrons – that we continue to grow and diversify both our theatrical offerings and our audience year after year. Our 2020 Season includes 18 productions on seven stages and over 800 performances ... there...

Toronto: The International WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years returns in May 2020

Monday, November 25, 2019
Toronto: The International WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years returns in May 2020

Toronto’s first and only contemporary arts festival dedicated to early childhood returns for its 5th edition with a not-to-be-missed line-up from May 4-24, 2020.
Since its debut in 2014, the WeeFestival of Arts and Culture for Early Years has presented 35 productions and as many events, workshops, and concerts. Four of these works were original...

Toronto: Next Stage tickets are on sale now

Monday, November 25, 2019
Toronto: Next Stage tickets are on sale now

The Next Stage Theatre Festival is the curated, boutique festival produced every winter by the Toronto Fringe.
THEATRE WITH 20/20 VISION
2020 is the perfect year to talk about 20/20 vision – and these artists have it.  Browse all shows below to see the scope of the festival's vision.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
The 2020 Next Stage Theatre...

Toronto: The Theatre Centre RESIDENCY Program call for submissions

Monday, November 25, 2019
Toronto: The Theatre Centre RESIDENCY Program call for submissions

The Theatre Centre’s Residency Program is at the very heart of what we do: a structured two-year program (sometimes longer!) provides groups/artists with the necessary space, funding and mentorship to craft ideas still in their infancy into finished works that are provocative, innovative, and ambitious. Residency facilitates a highly collaborative...

Toronto: Next Stage Theatre Festival presents Literally Titanium January 8-19, 2020

Monday, November 25, 2019
Toronto: Next Stage Theatre Festival presents Literally Titanium January 8-19, 2020

Ophira Calof is happy to present her new show Literally Titanium, as part of the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival, January 8 - 19, 2020 at Factory Theatre Studio. Literally Titanium is a work of Disability Theatre, centring on Ophira's personal experience of disability and chronic illness.
In the age of body positivity, where does chronic illness...

Toronto: Cineplex Events presents staged “Les Misérables” concert from London’s West End December 12

Friday, November 22, 2019
Toronto: Cineplex Events presents staged “Les Misérables” concert from London’s West End December 12

Cineplex Events and Trafalgar Releasing today announced that for one-night-only on Thursday, December 12, Les Misérables – The Staged Concert will be captured live and broadcast to Cineplex theatres across Canada. Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular sell-out staged concert version of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical will be captured live from...

St. Catharines: Enjoy two Yellow Door musicals this December

Friday, November 22, 2019
St. Catharines: Enjoy two Yellow Door musicals this December

Yellow Door is proud to be presenting its highly anticipated Winter Production at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre consisting of, not one, but two musicals this December!
GOING UNDER (Book by Matt Murray, Music and Lyrics by Colleen Dauncey & Akiva Romer-Segal) is an original Canadian musical will be performed by the Teen Performance Company...

Toronto: Soundstreams presents its fifth annual “Electric Messiah” December 10-12

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Toronto: Soundstreams presents its fifth annual “Electric Messiah” December 10-12

A new annual tradition in Toronto, Electric Messiah is a reimagining of Handel’s masterpiece for today’s Toronto, complete with four soloists, band, turntables, and hypnotic dance, performing a feast of musical styles. The familiar becomes fresh for curious listeners in this immersive theatrical experience in the Drake Underground.
FEATURED ARTISTSLindsay...

Toronto: Monkey Toast brings back “The Panel Show” with Canadaland’s Jesse Brown Novembver 30

Thursday, November 21, 2019
Toronto: Monkey Toast brings back “The Panel Show” with Canadaland’s Jesse Brown Novembver 30

Monkey Toast is proud to bring back, The Panel Show. Each month two improvisers will appear in character to discuss real topics and issues with two real journalists.  This month’s journalists are, Jesse Brown (Canadaland) and TBA. The Improvisers are, Kayla Lorette (as your Insufferable Aunt) and Nigel Downer (as Milo, the 5-year-old, wise-ass).  Hosted...

Mississauga: A Brimful of Asha comes to the Living Arts Centre January 9-12, 2020

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Mississauga: A Brimful of Asha comes to the Living Arts Centre January 9-12, 2020

A Brimful of Asha stars real-life mother and son Asha and Ravi Jain as they take the stage to tell the true (and very Canadian) story of generational and cultural class. When Ravi takes a trip to India, his parents decide it’s the perfect time to introduce him to potential brides. Ravi is not sold on the idea of getting married just yet, but Asha...

Toronto: Toronto Musical Concert presents “Cocktails & Candy Canes” December 16 & 17

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Toronto: Toronto Musical Concert presents “Cocktails & Candy Canes” December 16 & 17

Toronto’s hottest professional musical theatre talents kick it up in a festive evening of holiday song! From sacred to scintillating, jazz to gospel - and all musical stylings in between, Cocktails & Candy Canes is an entertaining evening not to be missed!
One part simplicity, one part stylishly chic. Shaken - not stirred!
COCKTAILS & CANDY...

Toronto: Aluna Theatre presents the premiere of “The Solitudes” January 7-18, 2020

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Toronto: Aluna Theatre presents the premiere of “The Solitudes” January 7-18, 2020

Aluna Theatre, in association with Nightwood Theatre, is proud to announce the premiere of The Solitudes.
“I return to the place where I was born, and realize that it is no longer home”
Eight women follow the thread of history and the bloodlines that brought each of them to this land, to this moment in their journeys towards home. Is home...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Janáček’s “Katya Kabanová” December 1, 2019

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Janáček’s “Katya Kabanová” December 1, 2019

We all know the stories of young geniuses who became stars as teenagers. Think Mozart at age 14 with Mitridate, or Mendelssohn’s brilliant Octet when he was 16. And then there’s that nice Canadian boy, Justin Bieber, who soared into the stratosphere when he was only 15! Youth will be served but our opera houses and concert halls are filled with fans...

Toronto: Angelwalk Theatre presents “A Whole New World: the Musical Magic of Alan Menken” December 8

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Toronto: Angelwalk Theatre presents “A Whole New World: the Musical Magic of Alan Menken” December 8

On Sunday, December 8, 2019, Angelwalk Theatre will present A Whole New World: The Musical Magic of Alan Menken in the Jane Mallett Theatre at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
Perfect for the whole family...revisit your childhood with the iconic music of Alan Menken, the master songwriter of Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast, The Little Mermaid,...

Toronto: Two performances of COC’s “Hansel & Gretel” will be for young audiences

Monday, November 18, 2019
Toronto: Two performances of COC’s “Hansel & Gretel” will be for young audiences

Kids are in for a sweet treat this winter when the Canadian Opera Company’s annual Opera for Young Audiences production moves to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts for two special performances on February 13 and 15, 2020. The Engelbert Humperdinck classic, Hansel & Gretel, has been adapted with young audiences in mind, featuring a shortened...

Toronto: Driftwood Theatre presents “William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol” December 10-15, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019
Toronto: Driftwood Theatre presents “William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol” December 10-15, 2019

What the Dickens?! Driftwood Theatre presents a holiday edition of their popular Play in a Pub series with a Christmas classic of Shakespearian proportions. William Shakespeare’s A Christmas Carol will be performed December 10 - 15, 2019 in three breweries and pubs in Peterborough, Whitby and Toronto. With appearances by characters from Shakespeare's...

Toronto: “Piaf/Dietrich” extends to January 5, 2020

Monday, November 18, 2019
Toronto: “Piaf/Dietrich” extends to January 5, 2020

Toronto’s homegrown hit, PIAF/DIETRICH is being extended yet again: two final weeks of performances have been added to the run. The show will now close on Sunday January 5, 2020. The new block of tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday November 20th. 
Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich were two of the greatest names in international show...

Toronto: Don’t Look Down Theatre Company presents “Sibs” December 5-15, 2019

Monday, November 18, 2019
Toronto: Don’t Look Down Theatre Company presents “Sibs” December 5-15, 2019

Don’t Look Down Theatre Company presents Sibs by Diane Flacks and Richard Greenblatt December 5-15, 2019.
A bit about the play: 
Sibs chases a pair of siblings through their turbulent and intense history. 
We see them fall in and out of the present moment, watching them here and now where they are forced to deal with their father’s...

Toronto: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society presents G&S's “Patience” January 24-February 2, 2020

Sunday, November 17, 2019
Toronto: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society presents G&S's “Patience” January 24-February 2, 2020

What is PATIENCE?  It is a musically delicious satire on both the aesthetic movement, characterized by Oscar Wilde and the painter Whistler, and the overblown conceit and bravado of the British military in the 1880s.  The leading lady, Patience, is a milkmaid with a beautiful voice and an obsession with the strange idea that true love must be sacrificial....

Toronto: “The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays” comes to Toronto January 1-5, 2020

Friday, November 15, 2019
Toronto: “The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays” comes to Toronto January 1-5, 2020

This holiday season THE ILLUSIONISTS – Magic Of The Holidays www.theillusionistslive.com, an all-new installment of the world-famous, blockbuster touring magic spectacular, will play January 1 - 5, 2020 for 11 performances only at Meridian Hall, 1 Front Street East (formerly Sony Centre).   
Tickets for The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays...

Toronto: White Mills Theatre Co. presents a musical version of A Christmas Carol” November 29-December 14

Friday, November 15, 2019
Toronto: White Mills Theatre Co. presents a musical version of A Christmas Carol” November 29-December 14

"Of all the good days in the year, on Christmas Eve, Scrooge sat busy in his counting-house. Heat and cold had little influence on him. No warmth could warm, no wintry weather chill him. No wind that blew was bitterer than he..."In this festive tale of transformation, join cold-hearted miser Ebenezer Scrooge on a candlelit journey to redemption. A...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents the North American premiere of “Gypsy Queen” November 27-30

Friday, November 15, 2019
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents the North American premiere of “Gypsy Queen” November 27-30

Fresh from sold-out engagements all over the UK, Gypsy Queen makes its North American Debut. This is the story of Gorgeous George O’Connell, bare-knuckle fighter and traveler, who enters the world of professional boxing, which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear. In the opposite corner, gay boxer Dane ‘The...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille apoints Indrit Kasapi as Asscociate Artistic Director

Friday, November 15, 2019
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille apoints Indrit Kasapi as Asscociate Artistic Director

We are excited to announce that Indrit Kasapi has been appointed Associate Artistic Director at Theatre Passe Muraille! As producer, director and choreographer, Indrit brings a wealth of experience across disciplines. He will be collaborating with Artistic Director Marjorie Chan in the execution of the company's artistic vision and the enhancement...

Toronto: Soup Can Theatre brings back “A Christmas Carol” at the Campbell House November 30-December 22

Friday, November 15, 2019
Toronto: Soup Can Theatre brings back “A Christmas Carol” at the Campbell House November 30-December 22

The Three Ships Collective - with the support of Soup Can Theatre - is proud to announce the return of A Christmas Carol; the immersive and award-winning smash hit adaptation of Dickens’ timeless holiday classic! Set in the historic and picturesque Campbell House Museum, audiences are invited to step into the world of Victorian London and follow flinty...

London, UK: “Sea Sick” by Alanna Mitchell to run at the National Theatre April 22-May 7, 2020

Friday, November 15, 2019
London, UK: “Sea Sick” by Alanna Mitchell to run at the National Theatre April 22-May 7, 2020

We are very excited to announce that our Edinburgh hit Sea Sick, will receive its London UK premiere at The National Theatre (running April 22 – May 7, 2020). Written and Performed by award-winning science journalist Alanna Mitchell, and directed by Franco Boni and Ravi Jain, Sea Sick is a deeply personal solo performance about the state of the global...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival presents Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn November 16-December 22

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival presents Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn November 16-December 22

Just in time to kick-off the festive season, Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn begins previews November 16 on The Shaw’s Festival Theatre stage. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Kate Hennig, this fresh take on the 1942 award-winning film features some of Irving Berlin’s best-loved songs under the music direction of Paul Sportelli and with choreography...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “Hairspray” November 27-December 24, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “Hairspray” November 27-December 24, 2019

Hairspray – The Musical, winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is coming to the stage at Theatre Aquarius as this year’s Holiday Family Musical!  A family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs, Hairspray – The Musical is a sweet delight sure to please audiences of all ages.
It’s...

Toronto: “Cash Me If You Can” runs December 10-22, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Toronto: “Cash Me If You Can” runs December 10-22, 2019

What would you do if you were instantly six figures richer? Horse & Hound Productions is proud to present CASH ME IF YOU CAN, the incredible and hilarious true story of a down-on-his-luck man who cashed a $100,000 phony, junk mail cheque as a joke and fought the world's biggest bank when it actually cleared. Written, directed by, and starring Patrick...

Ottawa: Craig Offman holds onstage interview with acclaimed director Julie Taymor November 20

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Ottawa: Craig Offman holds onstage interview with acclaimed director Julie Taymor November 20

Julie Taymor – the internationally-acclaimed filmmaker and innovative theatre director behind Broadway’s The Lion King – will share her thoughts on the performing arts in the age of technology and digital transformation during a rare onstage conversation with Craig Offman, Arts Editor of The Globe and Mail. 
The one-on-one interview will take...

St. Catharines: Cliff Cardinal’s “Huff” plays the FirstOntario PAC November 21-23

Thursday, November 14, 2019
St. Catharines: Cliff Cardinal’s “Huff” plays the FirstOntario PAC November 21-23

Experience the multi-award winning solo show Huff by leading contemporary Indigenous artist Cliff Cardinal to St. Catharines with four public HOT TICKET performances in Robertson Theatre 21 – 23 November 2019.
Huff is the wrenching, yet darkly comic tale of Wind and his brothers, caught in a torrent of solvent abuse and at high risk of suicide....

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood announces its 2020 season

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood announces its 2020 season

Theatre Collingwood is excited to announce our programming for 2020! We have been working very hard at the office to offer to you a great year packed with super entertainment! You will find a mix of theatre and music, all in really great venues.
Our 5-PLAY SUBSCRIPTION SALE starts today for MEMBERS ONLY. If you are not a member you may still...

Toronto: Puppetmongers Theatre present “Tea at the Palace” December 26-29, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Toronto: Puppetmongers Theatre present “Tea at the Palace” December 26-29, 2019

Puppetmongers Theatre proudly return to the Tarragon Theatre this December to celebrate its 30th anniversary of delightful Winter Holiday performances with Tea at the Palace – the show that started this tradition. Created by Puppetmongers’ Co-Artistic Directors (and brother and sister) Ann Powell and David Powell, and directed by Sharon Weisbaum,...

Kitchener: Lost & Found Theatre present “A Lost & Found Christmas” December 6-7

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Kitchener: Lost & Found Theatre present “A Lost & Found Christmas” December 6-7

A good story. Guest musicians. Hot cider.
Lost & Found wants to help you set the tone for your holiday season: relaxed rather than frantic.
We will have stories and poems to make you laugh or reflect on what the season is all about: family, friends, and good will towards all.
The cast of readers includes Reid Spencer, Ciaran Myers,...

Toronto: The Canadian premiere of “Anastasia” runs December 3, 2019-January 12, 2020

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Toronto: The Canadian premiere of “Anastasia” runs December 3, 2019-January 12, 2020

ANASTASIA, the new Broadway musical begins performances December 3, 2019 through January 12, 2020 at Toronto's Ed Mirvish Theatre.  
From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime and inspired by the beloved films, ANASTASIA is the new Broadway musical that’s “one of the most gorgeous shows in years!” (New York Observer)....

Toronto: The Tarragon Theatre issues a statement on the passing of John Murrell

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Toronto: The Tarragon Theatre issues a statement on the passing of John Murrell

John Murrell (1945-2019) had a long legacy of work at Tarragon Theatre as translator, playwright and director, notably his seminal work Waiting for the Parade from 1979, remounted countless times across the country, including Tarragon’s remount in 1991/92. Other plays written by John and produced at Tarragon were Farther West, New World, Democracy, and The...

Toronto: Starvox Entertainment announces the creative team for

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Toronto: Starvox Entertainment announces the creative team for

Leading live-entertainment company Starvox Entertainment, Bend It Films and Kintop Pictures in association with TO Live, are thrilled to announce the lead creative team of their upcoming North American premiere production of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM: The Musical. Arriving in time for the holiday season with a limited engagement December 7, 2019 – January...

Toronto: “The SpongeBob Musical” runs December 17-22

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Toronto: “The SpongeBob Musical” runs December 17-22

The Canadian premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL will play Toronto’s Meridian Hall for the 2019 holiday season. Performances begin December 17 for eight performances only. Winner of both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL is led and conceived by visionary directorTina Landau (2018 Tony Award® nominee)...

Toronto: Opera Atelier launches $10 million “Campaign for Creation” led by the largest gift in OA’s history

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Toronto: Opera Atelier launches $10 million “Campaign for Creation” led by the largest gift in OA’s history

Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg, Co-Artistic Directors of Opera Atelier, along with Alexandra Skoczylas, Executive Director, and the Board of Directors are pleased to announce Campaign for Creation: Opera Atelier’s Fund for Our Future. Opera Atelier’s first major capital campaign officially launched with the single largest individual...

Toronto: “Lipsynced” comes to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre December 6-

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Toronto: “Lipsynced” comes to Buddies in Bad Times Theatre December 6-

The time has come for improvisers to LIP SYNC for their lives!
LIPSYNCED is a thematic improv show that features drag in a game show format hosted by Tom Hearn! It’s a lip-syncing comedy PARTY!
Some of Toronto's best improvisers perform scenes based on songs, and at the close of every scene they must lip sync for their lives…but don’t worry,...

Ottawa: Le Théâtre français du CNA presents “Zéro” November 27-30

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Ottawa: Le Théâtre français du CNA presents “Zéro” November 27-30

After writing plays dealing with the numbers from 1 to 9 and investigating multiple facets of identity, Mani Soleymanlou goes back to zero, the big nothing. Revisiting his notebooks, he attempts to return to his artistic beginnings and draw from the very source of his creative output.
ZéroNovember 27 to 29, 2019, 8 p.m. and November 29, 2019,...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Michael Therriault is Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” November 13-December 22

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Michael Therriault is Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” November 13-December 22

Molly Atkinson once again directs the Tim Carroll-adapted A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens’s beloved tale of redemption and hope. Returning to the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre from November 13 to December 22, the holiday classic hits the stage just in time to herald Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic main street’s transformation into the ultimate...

Toronto: Morro and Jasp present “Save the Date” January 9-19, 2020

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Toronto: Morro and Jasp present “Save the Date” January 9-19, 2020

Following their award-winning hit of the 2018 Toronto Fringe Festival, beloved clown sisters Morro and Jasp present a new and expanded edition of Save the Date as they approach a giant life milestone with hot ideas and cold feet.
 One of Top 10 Toronto theatre productions of 2018 – NOW MagazineBest of Fringe Award – 2018 Toronto Fringe FestivalOutstanding...

Blyth: Blyth Festival announces its 2020 season

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Blyth: Blyth Festival announces its 2020 season

The 2020 Season of the Blyth Festival holds something for everyone and will continue to build on the huge successes of the past two seasons. 2019 ended with 28,000 visitors seeing a Blyth Festival production.
“This will be a season that soars: through the skies, over the fields, across the ice, and into our hearts” said Blyth Festival Artistic...

Berlin: “Ricciardo e Zoraide” staged by Opera Atelier’s Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg is named DVD of the month by Oper Magazin

Thursday, November 7, 2019
Berlin: “Ricciardo e Zoraide” staged by Opera Atelier’s Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg is named DVD of the month by Oper Magazin

In August 2018 Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg were asked to stage the Rossini rarity Ricciardo e Zoraide (1818) for the Rossini Festival in Pesaro. 
Now Oper Magazin has chosen the DVD of the production as its DVD of the Month for November 2019.
Here is how the production is described:

Toronto: Starvox Entertainment announces cast of North American premiere of “Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical”

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Toronto: Starvox Entertainment announces cast of North American premiere of “Bend It Like Beckham: The Musical”

Leading live-entertainment company Starvox Entertainment, Bend it Films and Kintop Pictures in association with TO Live, are thrilled to announce the cast of their upcoming North American premiere production of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM:The Musical. Arriving in time for the holiday season with a limited engagement December 7, 2019 – January 5, 2020 (Media...

Port Stanley: Port Stanley Theatre Festival announces its 2020 season

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Port Stanley: Port Stanley Theatre Festival announces its 2020 season

The 2020 summer season launches on May 19th with the “perfect kick-off” as London’s own, Rick Kish and LINK theatre brings their retro magic to the stage with “The Crooner Show”, a concert style show that celebrates the greatest crooners of all time.
On May 26th, comedian Chris Gibbs returns to the Port Stanley stage with “Chris Gibbs: A Legal...

Toronto: Seven Siblings Theatre presents “Girl in the Machine” November 14-24

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Toronto: Seven Siblings Theatre presents “Girl in the Machine” November 14-24

Seven Siblings Theatre presents Girl In The Machine by Stef Smith from November 14-24, 2019 in the Backspace at Theatre Passe Muraille, directed by the company’s Artistic Director Will King (Recall, Titus Andronicus). The gripping two-hander, performed by Madryn McCabe (Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Rhinoceros with Seven Siblings Theatre) and Alex Clay...

Toronto: “Les Zinspiré.e.s: Infiniment éveillé.e.s” runs November 28-December 13

Monday, November 4, 2019
Toronto: “Les Zinspiré.e.s: Infiniment éveillé.e.s” runs November 28-December 13

Théâtre français de Toronto is very pleased to present the eighth edition of its hit series LES ZINSPIRÉ.E.S, the winner of two Dora awards this past summer (Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble and Outstanding Direction, Theatre for Young Audiences). Directed by Krystel Descary, this fall’s latest edition, Les Zinspiré.e.s : Infinitely Awake, describes...

Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre presents “Toronto, I Love You” December 10-21, 2019

Monday, November 4, 2019
Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre presents “Toronto, I Love You” December 10-21, 2019

Bad Dog Theatre Company is pleased to announce the return of Toronto, I Love You, an unscripted comedy about unexpected connections, with nine performances December 10-21, 2019.
Toronto, I Love You is set in a variety of neighbourhoods in The Six as suggested by the audience, and will feature spontaneously-crafted storylines that intertwine and...

New York: Alanis Morissette “Jagged Little Pill” begins previews on Broadway November 3

Monday, November 4, 2019
New York: Alanis Morissette “Jagged Little Pill” begins previews on Broadway November 3

Following a world premiere at Cambridge, Massachusetts' American Repertory Theater, Jagged Little Pill is ready to bring some patience, deliverance, and the mess you left when you went away to Broadway. The musical, featuring the songs of Alanis Morissette, begins previews November 3 at the Broadhurst Theatre, where opening night is set for December...

Toronto: “The Christmas Story” runs December 6-22 at the Church of the Holy Trinity

Monday, November 4, 2019
Toronto: “The Christmas Story” runs December 6-22 at the Church of the Holy Trinity

This year, as we have for more than 80 years, we invite you to start your December with the true spirit of the holiday season: joy, open hearts, kindness, and hope — and a reminder of our shared humanity, as we present THE CHRISTMAS STORY, playing December 6-22 at the historic Church Of the Holy Trinity.  Reservations are recommended via www.thechristmasstory.ca (or...

Toronto: The Howland Company announces casting for “Casimir and Caroline”

Friday, November 1, 2019
Toronto: The Howland Company announces casting for “Casimir and Caroline”

The Howland Company’s full casting & creative team has been announced for our upcoming North American premiere of CASIMIR AND CAROLINE by celebrated European playwright and novelist Ödön von Horváth (Tales from the Vienna Woods, Judgment Day, Youth Without God), coming to Crow's Theatre Streetcar Crowsnest January 14th to February 9th, 2020. This...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival announces casting for the 2020 season

Friday, November 1, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival announces casting for the 2020 season

Artistic Director Tim Carroll announces casting for the Shaw Festival’s 2020 season. “I'm really happy to have some familiar faces returning to the company – including a certain Artistic Director Emerita to the directing team – and I’m pleased to welcome a wave of fresh talent to keep us all on our toes,” says Tim Carroll.  “Our ensemble grows a bit...

Toronto: What’s happening on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in November

Friday, November 1, 2019
Toronto: What’s happening on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in November

November is the perfect time to start thinking about gifts for friends and family for the holidays, and the Bloor St. Culture Corridor is the perfect place to get your shopping done! Many (in fact most!) of our partners have options, whether it's through their gift shops, or tickets and passes available year-round. And in the meantime, check out some...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre brings back “Figaro’s Wedding” December 3-20

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre brings back “Figaro’s Wedding” December 3-20

Against the Grain Theatre (AtG), the rule-breaking opera company that has received critical acclaim for its unconventionally staged works, brings back their Dora Award winning (Outstanding New Opera; 2014) opera, Figaro’s Wedding, in a brand new production. Taking place at Enoch Turner Schoolhouse on Toronto’s King Street East, AtG will present a...

Kitchener: Green Light Arts announces its 2019/20 season

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Kitchener: Green Light Arts announces its 2019/20 season

Green Light Arts has had great growth and influence as a company in a short period of time andwe’re excited to continue bringing bold and brave theatre content to audiences that examine ideasand themes that impact the lives of people today.
2019-2020 includes two theatre presentations at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts thatprovoke,...

Mississauga: Theatre Erindale presents Aeschylus’ “The Oresteia” November 8-17

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Mississauga: Theatre Erindale presents Aeschylus’ “The Oresteia” November 8-17

Theatre Erindale’s Battlelines season continues with the first Studio Series show of the season, The Oresteia directed by Tyler J. Seguin.
Broken Loyalties, insatiable revenge and the search for justice: When war erupts between the parents of Orestes, a bloody, decades-long saga ensues. This story of betrayal and morality speaks as urgently today as...

Toronto: The Civic Light Opera Co. presents an encore production of “Scrooge!” December 11-22

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Toronto: The Civic Light Opera Co. presents an encore production of “Scrooge!” December 11-22

Back by popular demand, The Civic Light-Opera Co. is pleased to present an encore production of its ultimate holiday favourite SCROOGE! It plays from Dec. 11-22 at the Zion Cultural Centre in North York.  Featuring a selection of songs drawn from many holiday musicals, it retells Charles Dickens’ timeless story of redemption. The show stars David...

Beverly Hills: Playwright Bernard Slade, born in Vineland, Ontario, dies at age 89

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Beverly Hills: Playwright Bernard Slade, born in Vineland, Ontario, dies at age 89

Oscar-nominated screenwriter and playwright Bernard Slade died of complications from Lewy body dementia October 30 at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 89 years old. News of Slade's passing was announced by family representatives.
Born May 2, 1930, in Vineland, Ontario, Mr. Slade began his career performing in England before moving...

Toronto: DanceWorks presents world premiere of “In Absentia” November 21-22

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Toronto: DanceWorks presents world premiere of “In Absentia” November 21-22

A modern day fantasy, IN ABSENTIA celebrates the unexpected beauty that blossoms in the aftermath of calamity. Two humans, lost, traverse an ever-shifting landscape. Fragile and torrential, vivid and fantastical, the journey spins a prophetic dream world which helps them divine the consequences and potentials of living in a harrowing time.
 “With...

Toronto: BirdLand Theatre presents a staged reading of Elfriede Jelinek’s “On the Royal Road” November 9

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Toronto: BirdLand Theatre presents a staged reading of Elfriede Jelinek’s “On the Royal Road” November 9

BirdLand Theatre is proud to present a bold new staged reading of Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek’s groundbreaking play On the Royal Road: The Burgher King at Innis College Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue, Toronto, on November 9 at 3.30pm.
This staged reading was originally presented two times in New York City at Martin E. Segall Centre at CUNY...

Ajax: The Guild Theatre Festival presents “A Christmas Carol” on December 8

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Ajax: The Guild Theatre Festival presents “A Christmas Carol” on December 8

The Guild Festival Theatre presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ holiday story, A Christmas Carol on stage December 8 at The St. Francis Centre in Ajax. Tickets are $15-$35, on sale at www.guildfestivaltheatre.ca
Part reading, part concert, this fundraiser for GFT’s 2020 season features a string quartet playing original music and creating...

Toronto: “Hamilton” is a record-breaking hit for Mirvish before the box office opened

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Toronto: “Hamilton” is a record-breaking hit for Mirvish before the box office opened

Mirvish Productions says "Hamilton" proved itself a record-breaking smash before the box office for the musical officially opened, a spokesman says.
People lined up as early as 4 a.m. Monday for a spot in the lottery as the public sale kicked off, said the Toronto theatre company's director of sales and marketing.
About 12 hours later, John...

Ottawa: NAC English Theatre presents “trace” by Jeff Ho November 12-23.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Ottawa: NAC English Theatre presents “trace” by Jeff Ho November 12-23.

This poised, witty and heartfelt piece by Jeff Ho brings to life a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother – each of whom made difficult and life-altering decisions to protect their families, moving from China to Hong Kong to downtown Toronto.
With gambling debts, unfaithful husbands, rebellious teenagers and several tables of gossiping Majohng...

Toronto: Populi Ludique Societas presents a double bill about “Problematic Men” November 16-17

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Toronto: Populi Ludique Societas presents a double bill about “Problematic Men” November 16-17

Welcome to the twelfth century, where everyone is noble, wise and good. Except these guys…
Poculi Ludique Societas & Pneuma Ensemble present:Problematic MenBabio, an elegiac comedySamson dux fortissime, a lai/sequence/planctusAboutIn this performance Pneuma Ensemble takes the moral high ground and introduces two twelfth-century “negative exemplars”—characters...

Toronto: Loose Tea Music Theatre presents two operas based on the life of Anne Frank November 2-4

Monday, October 28, 2019
Toronto: Loose Tea Music Theatre presents two operas based on the life of Anne Frank November 2-4

Loose Tea Music Theatre presents the world premiere of Singing Only Softly with Grigory Frid’s The Diary of Anne Frank during Holocaust Education Week.
What version of Anne Frank are you familiar with? Did you know that passages of The Diary of Anne Frank were censored and redacted?Inspired by the original, unedited texts of the diary, Loose...

Toronto: Theatre Gargantua presents “The Wager” November 14-30

Monday, October 28, 2019
Toronto: Theatre Gargantua presents “The Wager” November 14-30

Responding to an era of rampant climate change denial, fake news, and increasingly fragile defenses of truth, THEATRE GARGANTUA is proud to announce the World Premiere of THE WAGER, written by Michael Spence, directed by Jacquie P.A. Thomas, featuring an exceptional cast of Olivia Croft, François Macdonald, Teiya Kasahara, and Michael Spence. 

Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days” November 1-9

Monday, October 28, 2019
Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days” November 1-9

In the Baby Grand Theatre from Nov 1st till Nov 9th Theatre Kingston presents Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days.
When we arrive at the Baby Grand we will meet Winnie, (Rosemary Doyle) buried in the earth up to her navel, behind he lounging is Willie, her husband (Richard Sheridan Willis) Was it Beckett's own creative imagination, which created Winnie's...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre presents the roc-doc/concert “STARS: Together” November 26-December 15

Friday, October 25, 2019
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre presents the roc-doc/concert “STARS: Together” November 26-December 15

Continuing a season that kicked off with two critically acclaimed productions -THE FLICK, on stage now in the Guloien Theatre, and GHOST QUARTET, currently running in the Scotiabank Community Studio - Crow’s Theatre is extremely excited to announce details for their next mainstage production, the World Premiere of STARS: Together.  Previously scheduled...

Ottawa: NAC French Theatre presents documentary piece “J’aime Hydro” November 6-9

Friday, October 25, 2019
Ottawa: NAC French Theatre presents documentary piece “J’aime Hydro” November 6-9

On a mission from documentary theatre company PorteParole, Christine Beaulieu launched herself heart and soul—despite her self-doubts and the complexity of the subject—into an investigation of Quebecers’ relationship with Hydro-Québec. The resulting saga is as instructive as it is captivating.
Christine Beaulieu was living and working as an...

Toronto: Anosh Irani’s “Buffoon” runs at the Tarragon Theatre November 20-December 15

Friday, October 25, 2019
Toronto: Anosh Irani’s “Buffoon” runs at the Tarragon Theatre November 20-December 15

Tarragon Theatre is thrilled to announce the world premiere of Buffoon. The play by bestselling author Anosh Irani runs in Tarragon’s Extraspace November 12 - December 15 (opening November 20). 
A Clown, a Trapeze Artist, a love triangle, a one-man tour-de-force performance. WATCH as Felix the clown takes you on a journey from cradle to grave....

Toronto: Angelwalk Theatre announces the cast for “A Whole New World”

Friday, October 25, 2019
Toronto: Angelwalk Theatre announces the cast for “A Whole New World”

Following our 2017 hit Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, A WHOLE NEW WORLD is the next show in the series that takes you inside the lives of the great composers of Broadway and Hollywood. Perfect for the whole family, revisit your childhood with the iconic music of Alan Menken, the master songwriter of Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast,...

Blyth: “A Huron County Christmas Carol” runs November 28-December 22

Friday, October 25, 2019
Blyth: “A Huron County Christmas Carol” runs November 28-December 22

For the first time in its 45 year history, the Blyth Festival is presenting its inaugural full-out professional Christmas show, A Huron County Christmas Carol.  With a star-studded cast, and live original music, this is the Dickens’ classic updated and set in farm country in 2019.
Adapted by Blyth Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt, with...

London, UK: Jordan Tannahill’s “Botticelli in the Fire has its European premiere October 24

Thursday, October 24, 2019
London, UK: Jordan Tannahill’s “Botticelli in the Fire has its European premiere October 24

Playboy Sandro Botticelli has it all: talent, fame, good looks. He also has the ear - and the wife - of Lorenzo de Medici, as well as the Renaissance’s hottest young apprentice, Leonardo.
But whilst at work on his breakthrough commission, ‘The Birth of Venus’, Botticelli’s devotion to pleasure and beauty is put to the ultimate test. As plague...

Toronto: Mixed Company brings back its two-day “Masks of Manipulation” workshop November 2 and 9

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Toronto: Mixed Company brings back its two-day “Masks of Manipulation” workshop November 2 and 9

Mixed Company Theatre is excited to be bringing our two-day MASKS OF MANIPULATION workshop back to Toronto on November 2nd and 9th, 2019!
Read on to learn about the workshop, as well as discount opportunities for students, CAEA members, and under-waged participants.
About the Workshop
What happens when you take apart a single moment...

Toronto: Starvox Entertainment offers a special show + dinner package for “Bend It Like Beckham”

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Toronto: Starvox Entertainment offers a special show + dinner package for “Bend It Like Beckham”

Leading live-entertainment company Starvox Entertainment, Bend it Films and Kintop Pictures in association with TO Live, are excited to announce an unprecedented companion experience to their upcoming production of BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM: The Musical – the Bend It With Vikram Dinner Experience.
From beloved celebrity chef Vikram Vij – one of the...

Ottawa: Brigitte Haentjens’ tenure as AD of the NAC’s French Theatre ends August 31, 2021

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Ottawa: Brigitte Haentjens’ tenure as AD of the NAC’s French Theatre ends August 31, 2021

The National Arts Centre (NAC) today announced that Brigitte Haentjens’ tenure as Artistic Director of the NAC French Theatre will end on August 31, 2021. Ms. Haentjens will program works for the 2021–2022 season, which will be presented after her departure.
The process to find a successor for Ms. Haentjens begins today. The successful candidate...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “The Adventures of Pinocchio” November 11, 2019-January 5, 2020

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “The Adventures of Pinocchio” November 11, 2019-January 5, 2020

Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to announce that this year’s holiday musical is the Canadian premiere of The Adventures of Pinocchio! Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct this rollicking new musical, which follows the beloved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human...

Toronto: Juul Haalmeyer and Dr. Andrea Wojnicki to appear on the next Monkey Toast November 2

Thursday, October 24, 2019
Toronto: Juul Haalmeyer and Dr. Andrea Wojnicki to appear on the next Monkey Toast November 2

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is back!  For our November show, host David Shore welcomes special guests, Communications Coach and host of the Talk About Talk podcast, Dr. Andrea Wojnicki and from SCTV, Emmy award winning costume designer and leader of The Juul Haalmeyer Dancers, Juul Haalmeyer!
It...

Toronto: Opera 5 presents “Eight Singers Drinking” on November 8

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Toronto: Opera 5 presents “Eight Singers Drinking” on November 8

On Friday, November 8, 2019 Tongue in Cheek Productions will join forces with Opera 5 to present Eight Singers Drinking at Gallery 345. In this concert, singers will each sing a set of songs inspired by a cocktail. These drinks will be freshly prepared by the skilled mixologists of Opera 5 and Tongue in Cheek Productions, and each of the “drinking...

Toronto: Torrent Productions presents the panto “Jack and the Beanstalk” December 20-29

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Toronto: Torrent Productions presents the panto “Jack and the Beanstalk” December 20-29

Something exciting is returning to Toronto’s East End this holiday season! Torrent Productions is thrilled to announce that JACK AND THE BEANSTALK - A MERRY MAGICAL PANTOMIME will premiere at the Royal Canadian Legion 1/42 (located at Coxwell Ave and Gerrard St East). Packed with action and zingers with a couple of magical surprises tossed in  for...

Mississauga: Theatre Erindale presents “The Glove Thief” October 24-November 3

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Mississauga: Theatre Erindale presents “The Glove Thief” October 24-November 3

Theatre Erindale’s Battlelines Season begins with the first MainStage show, Beth Flintoff’s The Glove Thief,directed by Head of Voice, Professor Meredith Scott.
The year is 1569. In a cold stone room in a Staffordshire castle, four women sew intricate tapestries, weaving their lives together. The tapestry makers express their deepest longings,...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera presents “TAP:EX Augmented Opera” November 20-23

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Toronto: Tapestry Opera presents “TAP:EX Augmented Opera” November 20-23

What if you could live forever inside your favourite memories?Dear Chris,TAP:EX returns November 20th!
TAP:EX Augmented Opera explores a macabre take on a Silicon Valley product launch. The audience is invited as the first guests to learn about Elyisum, a new cloud-based technology that reimagines the afterlife as a perfect curation of your best...

New York: Former Stratford Festival A.D. Des McAnuff will direct “The Who’s Tommy” on Broadway in 2021

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
New York: Former Stratford Festival A.D. Des McAnuff will direct “The Who’s Tommy” on Broadway in 2021

A new production of The Who's Tommy will open on Broadway in 2021. Attached to direct is Tony winner Des McAnuff, who helmed the show's Broadway premiere in 1993.  
The staging aims to be "a reinvention aimed directly at today," McAnuff said. "[Tommy] becomes lost in the universe as he stares endlessly and obsessively into the mirror at his own...

Toronto: Total ticket sales for the Canadian Opera Company in 2018/19 down 5.5%

Monday, October 21, 2019
Toronto: Total ticket sales for the  Canadian Opera Company in 2018/19 down 5.5%

The Canadian Opera Company’s 2018/2019 season saw the company connect with new arts and culture lovers through a bold line-up of mainstage programming, which included the highly anticipated world premiere of Hadrian, a new COC commission from Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor. The organization’s multi-year strategic vision, COC365, also continued...

Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “Portia’s Julius Caesar” November 15-30

Monday, October 21, 2019
Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “Portia’s Julius Caesar” November 15-30

Opening on November 15, Hart House Theatre continues to mark its 100th Anniversary Season and presents one of Shakespeare's most memorable political dramas...with a big twist. This new work keeps all the best parts of The Bard's work and includes the perspective of the women and servants who were embroiled in the political upheaval. Introduced to...

Toronto: Necessary Angel announces its 2019/20 season

Friday, October 18, 2019
Toronto: Necessary Angel announces its 2019/20 season

Alan Dilworth, recently appointed Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company, announced details of his 2019 / 2020 inaugural season at a reception for the company’s supporters and artists from the Toronto theatre community.
A season that is necessary, urgent and world class features two mainstage productions,  four development workshops...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces the winner of The Strombergs Family Realization Fund

Friday, October 18, 2019
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces the winner of The Strombergs Family Realization Fund

Nightwood Theatre is pleased to announce the winner of the inaugural Strombergs Family Realization Fund: Dian Marie Bridge. This $10,000 cash award, established by theatre director Vinetta Strombergs in honour of her artist parents, is intended to support a woman who has spent at least 20 years in the profession of theatre in any discipline and is...

Toronto: “Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gallabartnit” – one opera in Cree, one in Sámi – run November 13-17

Friday, October 18, 2019
Toronto:  “Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gallabartnit” – one opera in Cree, one in Sámi – run November 13-17

Artists and staff alike are buzzing at the thought that in less than a month, Two Odysseys: Pimooteewin / Gallabartnit will be hitting the stage.
This is more than an opera – it’s a monumental event that has been years in the making, a reflection of the here and now of Canadian art.
Artistic Director Lawrence Cherney speaks to the history...

Toronto: The Theatre Centre’s production of “Daughter” by Adam Lazarus will play in London, UK, in March 2020

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Toronto: The Theatre Centre’s production of “Daughter” by Adam Lazarus will play in London, UK, in March 2020

The Theatre Centre announces their production of Daughter by Adam Lazarus will receive its London, England premiere at Battersea Arts Centre, as part of their Going Global 2020 season.
Daughter is a darkly satirical piece facing toxic masculinity head on, distilled into the figure of a very funny, engaging and troubled man. In 2018, The Theatre...

Stratford: Stratford Festival announces casting for the 2020 season

Thursday, October 17, 2019
Stratford: Stratford Festival announces casting for the 2020 season

With the new Tom Patterson Theatre taking shape on the banks of the Avon River, the Stratford Festival is thrilled to announce key casting as it builds the acting company for its monumental 2020 season.
“We are excited to welcome an outstanding company of actors for this historic season,” says Artistic DirectorAntoni Cimolino. “These diverse,...

Versailles: Gréty’s “Richard Coeur de Lion” staged by Opera Atelier’s Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Zingg receives raves

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Versailles: Gréty’s “Richard Coeur de Lion” staged by Opera Atelier’s Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Zingg receives raves

The revival of André Gréty’s Richard Coeur de Lion by Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunnesse Zing, the Co-Artsistic Directors of Toronto’s Opera Atelier, has received rave reviews such that below from Seen and Head International:
«Opéra Royal de Versailles’ revival of Grétry’s Richard Coeur de Lion is an unmissable and revelatory experience»This...

Toronto: The Music Gallery and Bad New Days present “Melancholiac: The Music of Scott Walker” Dece,ber 6-7

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Toronto: The Music Gallery and Bad New Days present “Melancholiac: The Music of Scott Walker” Dece,ber 6-7

The Music Gallery and Bad New Days presentMelancholiac: The Music of Scott Walker
Incubated at SummerWorks four years ago, this work finally receives its full premiere. Melancholiac is an evening celebrating the music of maverick musician Scott Walker, from his teen idol years with the Walker Brothers to his introspective takes on Jacques Brel...

Hamilton: Tickets on sale now for “Wingfield’s Progress at Theatre Aquarius January 10-11, 2020

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Hamilton: Tickets on sale now for “Wingfield’s Progress at Theatre Aquarius January 10-11, 2020

Walt Wingfield is back, and so is the entire gang from Persephone Township with the second installment of the beloved Wingfield series.
In the second season of the farm Walt faces another challenge as the spectre of urban development looms over the Seventh Concession. Walt sounds the alarm, but can he mobilize the neighbourhood to save Larkspur’s...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre and Eclipse Theatre Company extend “Ghost Quartet” to November 10

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre and Eclipse Theatre Company extend “Ghost Quartet” to November 10

On the heels of news that the Outside the March and Crow's Theatre production of Annie Baker's THE FLICK has been extended for a week, today Crow's Theatre and Eclipse Theatre Company are thrilled to announce that they are also extending the run of their production of Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET by a week and the show will now be on stage to November...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment extends two of its holiday shows

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment extends two of its holiday shows

We are thrilled to announce that ELF: The Musical and Sleeping Beauty: The Panto have both been extended through to December 29 by popular demand. These shows  sure to sell out quickly ... so don't wait!
Call the Box Office at 1-855-372-9866 or get tickets online instantly.
Elf: The MusicalThe Modern Holiday MusicalBook by Thomas Meehan...

Nightwood Theatre presents “Every Day She Rose” November 23-December 8

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Nightwood Theatre presents “Every Day She Rose” November 23-December 8

Nightwood Theatre is pleased to announce its production of Every Day She Rose by Andrea Scott by Nick Green, running November 23-December 8, 2019.
When racial and queer politics collide with the Black Lives Matter protest at the 2016 Toronto Pride parade, two best friends discover that the things that brought them together may now drive them...

Cambridge: Vera Causa Opera presents Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” November 15-17

Monday, October 14, 2019
Cambridge: Vera Causa Opera presents Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les sortilèges” November 15-17

L'Enfant et les sortilèges (The Child and the Spells) is a scintillating bite-size opera, clocking in at a run time of only 45 minutes. The opera was commissioned by Opéra de Paris and was completed in 1925. Though short in length, the opera is certainly not lacking in scope: with a cast of 25 characters and challenging choral and orchestral demands,...

Toronto: “The Flick” has been held over to November 2

Friday, October 11, 2019
Toronto: “The Flick” has been held over to November 2

Following an electrifying opening night last night, with reviews beginning to trickle in, Outside the March and Crow's Theatre are pleased to announce they are extending the run of their production of Annie Baker's THE FLICK by a week and the show will now be on stage to November 2nd. 
THE FLICK is playwright Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer prize-winning...

Toronto: Casting announced for the 2019/20 Off-Mirvish season

Friday, October 11, 2019
Toronto: Casting announced for the 2019/20 Off-Mirvish season

David Mirvish is delighted to announce that tickets for the 2019/20 OFF-MIRVISH Season go on sale Saturday October 12, 2019.  A curated series of edgier, challenging and fascinating plays, the OFF-MIRVISH Season is comprised of three internationally known plays:  US/THEM, ROOM and INDECENT.
Tickets for the three Off-Mirvish shows go on sale at...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “Soul Sisters” November 20-22

Friday, October 11, 2019
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “Soul Sisters” November 20-22

Please join us back at the Blue Mountain Inn for SOUL SISTERS November 20th-22nd (performances at 8pm each night). SOUL SISTERS tells the story of the women of Soul Music and R&B. Starting with Big Mama Thornton, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, and Gladys Knight, through to the 60’s and 70’s with Patti LaBelle, Diana Ross and Tammi Terrell, and including...

New York: A schedule of live opera broadcasts for 2019/20

Friday, October 11, 2019
New York: A schedule of live opera broadcasts for 2019/20

The following is a list of live opera productions announced to be shown in movie theatres and on television. For Metropolitan Opera broadcasts, clicke “The Metropolitan Opera”, then click “Find Cinemas” and and type in your city on the new page,
MANON• U.S. Broadcast Date: October 26, 2019• Genre: Opera• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New...

Toronto: Isango Ensemble of South Africa presents “A Man of Good Hope” November 15-16

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Toronto: Isango Ensemble of South Africa presents “A Man of Good Hope” November 15-16

Isango Ensemble, the award-winning South African theatre company that draws its artists mainly from the townships surrounding Cape Town, makes its Canadian debut with the production A Man of Good Hope.
Isango Ensemble’s A Man of Good Hope plays Toronto’s Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts for three shows only, November 15-16,...

Toronto: Small but Mighty Productions presents the new musical “Til Death Do Us Part” October 24-27

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Toronto: Small but Mighty Productions presents the new musical “Til Death Do Us Part” October 24-27

Small but Mighty Productions has been working tirelessly on this brand new Canadian musical: Til Death Do Us Part. The show will make its world debut at the Assembly Theatre in Parkdale (1479 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, M6R 1A1)
Tickets available online:BrownPaper Tickets
www.brownpapertickets.com
$28 + service fees online, $30...

Shanghai: “Come From Away” will open in China in 2020

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Shanghai: “Come From Away” will open in China in 2020

Global success story, COME FROM AWAY will open in its first non-English speaking country with producers Junkyard Dog Productions, Rodney Rigby and ACOrange today announcing a China tour for 2020.
The critically acclaimed musical will open at SAIC-Shanghai Culture Square on 8 May 2020 for a limited engagement, with further cities in China to be...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents “Let’s Run Away” written and performed by Daniel MacIvor October 31-November 17

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents “Let’s Run Away” written and performed by Daniel MacIvor October 31-November 17

The dynamic duo of Daniel MacIvor and Daniel Brooks unite for their seventh collaboration. From the great minds that brought you Here Lies Henry, Monster, Cul-de-sac, and Who Killed Spalding Gray, comes another magnificent solo work, Let’s Run Away, on stage at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theatre, October 31-November 17.
Considered one of...

Toronto: Mirvish advises the public to beware of re-sellers of tickets to “Hamilton”

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Toronto: Mirvish advises the public to beware of re-sellers of tickets to “Hamilton”

Within minutes of announcing details of when tickets will go on sale for the Toronto engagement of HAMILTON, online re-selling sites were busy promoting that they had tickets to the show and offering them for sale at highly inflated prices.
The main culprit is toronto-theatre.com, a digital ticket re-seller based in London, UK, that has has been...

Stratford: “Billy Elliot” has been extended to November 24

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Stratford: “Billy Elliot” has been extended to November 24

The Stratford Festival’s season will now stretch to November 24, with a three-week extension of Billy Elliot the Musical, which has been packing houses since it opened in the spring.
Fifteen new performances are now on sale for Billy Elliot the Musical in November, with tickets still available for performances this month.
Introducing Nolen...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment lines up Elvis, Bing and more for the holidays

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment lines up Elvis, Bing and more for the holidays

Don’t miss Wonderful World of Christmas: Comeback and a really Retro CROONER Christmas! Our Christmas concerts are sure to get your toes tapping and will leave you embracing the spirit of the holidays. These shows sell out quickly, so get your tickets before it's too late!
Wonderful World of Christmas: ComebackKing's Wharf Theatre Saturday, November...

Toronto: Monkey Toast’s The Arkin and Friends welcomes special guest Sandra Battaglini October 20

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Toronto: Monkey Toast’s The Arkin and Friends welcomes special guest Sandra Battaglini October 20

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast, hopes that you’ll join them for The Arkin and Friends. It all takes place on Sunday, October 20th at The Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, M4M 2T1. Doors: 7:15pm / Show 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 in advance or at the door. www.crowstheatre.com / www.monkeytoast.com.
This show is made possible...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “Never Not Once” October 23 to November 9

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “Never Not Once” October 23 to November 9

Award-winning playwright Carey Crim’s new drama Never Not Once will be making its Canadian premiere on the Theatre Aquarius stage beginning October 23, 2019. Called “A beautiful, searing and timely new play by one of America’s most talented playwrights” by BroadwayWorld, Never Not Once is a powerful and poignant drama about the families we choose,...

Toronto: Seven young singers selected for Canada’s biggest opera competition

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Toronto: Seven young singers selected for Canada’s biggest opera competition

After a months-long, nationwide search, seven talented young opera singers from across the country have been chosen to compete in the Canadian Opera Company’s ninth annual Ensemble Studio Competition on October 30, 2019 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Finalists are competing for cash prizes, performance opportunities, and a chance...

Toronto: Tickets to “Hamilton” go on sale to the public at 9am on October 28

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Toronto: Tickets to “Hamilton” go on sale to the public at 9am on October 28

Producer Jeffery Seller and David Mirvish announced today that tickets for HAMILTON will go on sale to the public Monday, October 28 at 9:00 AM ET.  Tickets will be available at the Ed Mirvish Theatre Box Office (244 Victoria Street) and online at www.mirvish.com only.  Tickets will be available for performances February 11-May 17, 2020.  Tickets...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents a Maurice Ravel double bill October 20

Monday, October 7, 2019
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents a Maurice Ravel double bill October 20

For 2019-2020, VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert explores the many aspects of love as seen in masterworks by Maurice Ravel, Leoš Janáček, Charles Wilson, and Francesco Cilea. The season opens on Sunday, October 20, 2019, with a double bill by Maurice Ravel, L’enfant et les sortilèges and L’heure espagnole.  Alluring and magical, an enchanted world leads...

Toronto: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo return to Toronto March 7-8, 2020

Monday, October 7, 2019
Toronto: Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo return to Toronto March 7-8, 2020

By popular demand, Show One Productions presents the anticipated return of the world famous, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo (Trocks), onstage March 7, 2020 at 8pm and March 8, 2020 at 2pm and 7pm at the Winter Garden Theatre. Following a sold-out run of shows in 2017, these sensational performances will showcase the...

Stratford: $5M Lazaridis matching gift puts Stratford’s $100M Tom Patterson Theatre goal in sight

Monday, October 7, 2019
Stratford: $5M Lazaridis matching gift puts Stratford’s $100M Tom Patterson Theatre goal in sight

Ophelia Lazaridis has issued a $5-million challenge to take the Spirit of the Tent Campaign for a New Tom Patterson Theatre to 100% of its goal.
Lazaridis was a lead donor with an initial gift of $10 million in January 2018. Now she has come forward to set the campaign on a course for completion by pledging to match every new or second gift up...

London: The Grand Theatre premieres Morris Panych’s comedy “This London Life” October 15-November 2

Friday, October 4, 2019
London: The Grand Theatre premieres Morris Panych’s comedy “This London Life” October 15-November 2

Anyone who hails from London, Ontario and has travelled anywhere in the world, has undoubtedly uttered the phrase, “no, not that London, the other one, in Canada.” With so many streets, locations, and landmarks sharing the same names, the confusion is understandable. Now, picture waking up in a stranger’s home after taking enough painkillers to numb...

Toronto: Opera by Request and the Berlin Wagner Gruppe presents “Der Ring des Nibelungen” February 14-17

Friday, October 4, 2019
Toronto: Opera by Request and the Berlin Wagner Gruppe presents “Der Ring des Nibelungen” February 14-17

For the 2nd time in Canada
Toronto's artist-driven cooperative, Opera by Request, will be joining forces with the Berlin Wagner Gruppe to present the complete Wagner Cycle: Der Ring des Nibelungen, from February 14-17, 2020. Taking place over the Family Day weekend, the cycle will be presented at OBR's regular home, College St. United Church,...

Toronto: Name changes to two of Toronto’s biggest venues

Friday, October 4, 2019
Toronto: Name changes to two of Toronto’s biggest venues

The Sony Centre is Now MERIDIAN HALLIt’s official: The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts is now MERIDIAN HALL.Opened on October 1, 1960, our theatre has welcomed the world’s biggest performers and entertained millions of guests: Elton John, Prince, Radiohead, The National Ballet of Canada, The Canadian Opera Company, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease,...

Stratford: Cast unveiled for concert version of “The House of Martin Guerre” playing November 4

Friday, October 4, 2019
Stratford: Cast unveiled for concert version of “The House of Martin Guerre” playing November 4

Chilina Kennedy and Adam Brazier will lead a star-studded ensemble in the special concert version of Leslie Arden’s award-winning musical The House of Martin Guerre. Directed by Richard Ouzounian, the show will be performed one night only on November 4 at Stratford’s Avon Theatre.
As previously announced, Kennedy is returning to Stratford for...

Toronto: Shaista Latif's workshops of “How I Learned to Serve Tea” begin October 17

Friday, October 4, 2019
Toronto: Shaista Latif's workshops of “How I Learned to Serve Tea” begin October 17

Koffler Centre of the Arts and Why Not Theatre are thrilled to announce How I Learned to Serve Tea, a year-long series of community-engaged workshops in collaboration with multidisciplinary artist Shaista Latif.
At the workshops, participants are greeted by an array of carefully arranged items. Prompted to action by a series of questions, participants...

London: Principal casting announced for the 2019/20 season

Friday, October 4, 2019
London: Principal casting announced for the 2019/20 season

Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum has announced principal casting for the 2019/20 season including Deborah Hay and Mark Uhre in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS, Gavin Crawford, who takes on all 40 roles in the hilarious FULLY COMMITTED, Rebecca Northanin EVERY BRILLIANT THING and THIS LONDON LIFE, and Alexis Gordon starring as Ma in the...

Toronto: Alex Dallas returns with her hit show “Horseface” October 16-27

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Toronto: Alex Dallas returns with her hit show “Horseface” October 16-27

Alex  Dallas is back in HORSEFACE!
A show written in response to the #Me Too Movement, Horseface is a journey in comedy and storytelling of a woman's innocuous encounter with a manspreader on a train and what ensues.
Does she assault him? Is she pushed over the edge? And what does Jane Fonda have to do with it?
A comedic and poignant...

Toronto: Funding cuts shutter Theatre Ontario

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Toronto: Funding cuts shutter Theatre Ontario

October 3, 2019Toronto, Ontario
ANNOUNCEMENT
The Theatre Ontario Board of Directors very reluctantly announces the impending closure of the organization, pending a vote of members.
This is a very difficult recommendation for the Board to make, as it means shutting down an arts service organization that has a 48-year history of supporting...

Toronto: “Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera” plays Toronto starting November 13

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Toronto: “Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera” plays Toronto starting November 13

Montreal’s Productions Opéra Concept MP presents the Toronto premiere of Another Brick in the Wall: The Opera, inspired by the era-defining 1979 album The Wall, on stage November 13–14, 16–17, and 23, 2019 at Meridian Hall (formerly the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts). The trailblazing production sets the poetic lyrics of British rock legend...

Toronto: Eldritch Theatre presents “The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy” November 13-24

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Toronto: Eldritch Theatre presents “The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy” November 13-24

The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy is back for our 20th Abominaversary celebration of creating 20 years of horrific puppetry and magic. Performed and written by Eric Woolfe (Space Opera Zero!) who uses puppets and close-up magic based on the Faust Legend. An eerie tale of unholy larceny and Klondike gold. Based on the sworn testimony of the miserable...

Toronto: Canada’s first Muslim theatre company makes its debut with “SPUN” October 12

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Toronto: Canada’s first Muslim theatre company makes its debut with “SPUN” October 12

The Silk Road Institute, Canada’s premier Muslim theatre company, presents the inaugural Toronto production of Rabiah Hussain’s fresh and fierce British drama SPUN, a play about friendship, belonging and South-Asian identity taking place in the wake of the 2005 London terror attacks. On the heels of its Canadian premiere at Montreal’s Centaur Theatre, SPUN,...

St. Catharines: Essential Theatre Collective presents “East of Berlin” by Hannah Moscovitch October 3-12

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
St. Catharines: Essential Theatre Collective presents “East of Berlin” by Hannah Moscovitch October 3-12

Essential Collective Theatre tackles the collective imperative to fight historical amnesia by learning from the atrocities of the past in East of Berlin, their first production of the 19/20 season, a HOT TICKET presentation from 3 - 12 October, 2019.
East of Berlin by award-winning Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch is a timely tour-de-force...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Welcome to My Underworld” October 23-27

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Welcome to My Underworld” October 23-27

From October 23rd to October 27th Theatre Kingstons 27th season brings Rare Theatres newest work, Welcome to my Underworld, to the Baby Grand following its world premiere at Soulpepper. Within Welcome to my Underworld, nine blazing hot works were written and performed by new Canadian dramatists have been woven into one spectacular play guided by two-time...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “The Mush Hole” October 16-25

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “The Mush Hole” October 16-25

Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is pleased to present the Toronto premiere of The Mush Hole – a groundbreaking theatre and dance performance exploring the devastating intergenerational impact of Canada’s Residential School system. From award-winning choreographer, director and producer Santee Smith and the internationally acclaimed Kaha:wi Dance Theatre...

Toronto: Opera Canada announces the recipients of the 2019 Opera Canada Awards

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Toronto: Opera Canada announces the recipients of the 2019 Opera Canada Awards

Opera Canada Publications announces the three distinguished honourees who will receive the 2019 Opera Canada Awards. They will be celebrated at a gala award evening on November 4, 2019 at FirstCanadian Place in downtown Toronto.
The 2019 Opera Canada Award honourees are:
Benjamin Butterfield, tenor and vocal pedagogue
Liz Upchurch,...

Toronto: The Coincidence Men announce the line-up for the “Stupid Good Comedy Show” October 12

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Toronto: The Coincidence Men announce the line-up for the “Stupid Good Comedy Show” October 12

ONE NIGHT ONLY! A night of great sketch COMEDY with improv comedy from WINE TIME (Jess Bryson & Sharah Hillier), THE LUSTY MANNEQUINS (Karen Parker, Connor Thompson, Ashley Comeau)) and your headliners THE COINCIDENCE MEN (Serious comedic heavyweights - Toronto Star). Tickets $10 advance on Eventbrite, or $15 at the door. ($10 students / arts workers)

Toronto: ProArteDanza celebrates freedom and unity with “The 9th!” November 6-9

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Toronto: ProArteDanza celebrates freedom and unity with “The 9th!” November 6-9

ProArteDanza celebrates its 15th anniversary season with the Toronto Premiere of The 9th!, the full-length choreographed imagining of Ludwig van Beethoven’s epic 9th Symphony, on stage November 6–9, 2019 at 8pm at Harbourfront Centre’s Fleck Dance Theatre. Created and co-choreographed by the company’s award-winning Artistic Director Roberto Campanella...

Toronto: Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective holds a fundraiser October 18 for Shakespeare in hospitals

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Toronto: Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective holds a fundraiser October 18 for Shakespeare in hospitals

Coming soon to a healthcare facility near you - The Spur-Of-The-Moment Shakespeare Collective is BACK, with Shakespeare in Hospitals and a Family Feud Fundraiser!“I do this project because it has become, and has been bigger than me for a long time. It's one of the few pieces of theatre that I see out there that brings direct tangible positive results...

Toronto: What’s happening on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in October

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Toronto: What’s happening on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in October

October on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor brings a number of concerts, exhibits - and this month in Canada, an election! Get informed with Canada Votes, an election primer at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, including a special election night broadcast. The Royal Ontario Museum brings back their incredibly popular Friday Night Live series, the Music...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of “The Jungle” October 1-November 3

Monday, September 30, 2019
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of “The Jungle” October 1-November 3

Tarragon Theatre is thrilled to kick off the Extraspace 2019/2020 season by announcing the world premiere of The Jungle. The play by Anthony MacMahon & Thomas McKechnie and with direction from Governor General’s Award-winner Guillermo Verdecchia, runs in Tarragon’s Extraspace October 1 - November 3, 2019 (opening October 10).She’s from Moldova, he’s...

London: Ausable Theatre presents “The Designated Mourner” by Wallace Shawn October 17-27

Monday, September 30, 2019
London: Ausable Theatre presents “The Designated Mourner” by Wallace Shawn October 17-27

Coming up in October: THE DESIGNATED MOURNER by Wallace Shawn.
Recognize that name? He is probably best known for playing the guy in "The Princess Bride" who keeps saying "Inconceivable!" I first knew him for writing and acting in "My Dinner With Andre", an unconventional movie that broke all the rules but still became a hit. As Shawn has said...

Toronto: Punctuate! Theatre presents “The Particulars” October 17-26

Monday, September 30, 2019
Toronto: Punctuate! Theatre presents “The Particulars” October 17-26

Punctuate! Theatre, In Associate with The Theatre Centre present the premiere of THE PARTICULARS, written and directed by Matt MacKenzie, a darkly funny and subtly powerful story of one insomniac’s struggle to maintain a daily routine in the face of a home invasion. Theatre critics across Canada and in New York have been unanimous in their praise...

Toronto: Chinese dance prodigy Yang When makes his North American debut with “Minorities” October 17-27

Monday, September 30, 2019
Toronto: Chinese dance prodigy Yang When makes his North American debut with “Minorities” October 17-27

After wowing audiences in Beijing, Taipei, Munich, and Amsterdam, wonder-kid choreographer, Yang Zhen, makes his North American debut with Minorities at Canadian Stage, October 17-27. A provocative dance, theatre, and visual spectacle, Minorities is an astounding examination of Chinese youth culture, conformity, censorship, and cultural erasure.

Toronto: Rush tickets now available for “Girl from the North Country”

Friday, September 27, 2019
Toronto: Rush tickets now available for “Girl from the North Country”

After critically acclaimed, smash-hit runs at The Old Vic London, in London's West End, and at The Public Theater New York, GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY will bring its rousing spirit to Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre for a strictly limited engagement. Performances will begin Saturday, September 28 and run until Sunday, November 24. The media performance...

Kitchener: Lost & Found Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Friday, September 27, 2019
Kitchener: Lost & Found Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Lost & Found Theatre announces 2019-20 season
In partnership with the Registry Theatre, Lost & Found will present a series of three staged readings:
ANGEL STREET by Patrick Hamilton
Wed. October 23, 2019 @7:30pm
Get in the mood for Hallowe'en with this Victorian thriller: Why is Bella's husbanddriving her to the brink of insanity?...

New York: Cut songs and stories from “Come From Away” will be performed February 17, 2020

Friday, September 27, 2019
New York: Cut songs and stories from “Come From Away” will be performed February 17, 2020

Trunk songs and stories from the Broadway musical Come From Away will receive their New York debut at Feinstein’s/54 Below on February 17, 2020. The show's Tony-nominated writers, Irene Sankoff and David Heim, will host the 7 PM and 9:30 PM performances of Cut From Away: The Untold Stories & Songs, which will feature cast and creative team members...

Ottawa: NAC English Theatre presents “Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story” October 16-27

Friday, September 27, 2019
Ottawa: NAC English Theatre presents “Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story” October 16-27

Part high-energy musical and part darkly funny folktale, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story stars genre-bending sensation Ben Caplan, one of Canada’s most riveting and compelling performers. Written by Ottawa’s own Hannah Moscovitch, this klezmer music-theatre hybrid is inspired by the true story of two Jewish Romanian refugees who immigrated to Canada...

Ottawa: The NAC French Theatre presents the Patti Smith celebration “Parce que la nuit” October 16-19

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Ottawa: The NAC French Theatre presents the Patti Smith celebration “Parce que la nuit” October 16-19

In this overview of the life and work of Patti Smith, Brigitte Haentjens draws us into a total creative whirlwind in the heart of a changing America. Parce que la nuit combines electric guitars, poetry, counterculture and romanticism in the free and effervescent spirit of the ’70s.
Patti Smith arrived in New York in 1967, just over 20 years old,...

Toronto: Missed Metaphor Productions presents “The Cult of Dalkhilu” October 24

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Toronto: Missed Metaphor Productions presents “The Cult of Dalkhilu” October 24

A reclusive horror writer, trapped in her tiny apartment by intense agoraphobia, struggles to finish the final novel in her feverishly popular series "The Cult ofDalkhilu". The pressure increases as her dangerous and demented fan base discover her real identity and begin visiting her with violent and gruesome offerings. 
The line between fact...

Mississauga: Cliff Cardinal presents “Huff at the Living Arts Centre November 8 and 9

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Mississauga: Cliff Cardinal presents “Huff at the Living Arts Centre November 8 and 9

On November 8 & 9, 2019, the Living Arts Centre presents ‘Huff’, the award-winning solo show written and performed by Indigenous playwright, Cliff Cardinal. This program is made possible by the support of Ontario Arts Council.
Huff is the wrenching, yet darkly comic tale of Indigenous brothers caught in a torrent of solvent abuse and at high...

Toronto: Aluna Theatre presents Caminos 2019 October 3-13

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Toronto: Aluna Theatre presents Caminos 2019 October 3-13

ALUNA THEATRE presents  CAMINOS 2019 - a festival of new work by Pan-American, Indigenous and Latinx artists, running October 3 – 13 at Aki Studio and Artscape Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E).
New for the 2019 edition is a special opening weekend (October 3 - 5) presentation by Native Earth – Force Majeure and international guest artist Ghenoa...

Toronto: CBC will livestream Against the Grain’s “La Bohème” on October 13

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Toronto: CBC will livestream Against the Grain’s “La Bohème” on October 13

Lights. Camera. OPERA! We're having an online opera party, and you're invited.
Last year, we asked thousands of opera-goers what they thought of livestream opera, and published our findings online and celebrated with a livestream of Bizet's Carmen at an Opera Pub.
On October 13 at 7:30 pm the CBC will livestream our La Bohème from the historic...

Toronto: Obsidian Theatre presents “Pass Over” October 22 to November 10

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Toronto: Obsidian Theatre presents “Pass Over” October 22 to November 10

Moses and Kitch stand around on the corner – just passing time and hoping that maybe todaywill be different. As they dream of their promised land, a stranger wanders into their space withhis own agenda and derails their plans. 
Emotional and lyrical, Pass Over crafts everydayprofanities into poetic and humorous riffs, exposing the unquestionable...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents Ionesco’s “La Cantatrice chauve” October 23-November 3

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents Ionesco’s “La Cantatrice chauve” October 23-November 3

To kick off its new season, Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is offering Ionesco's seditious and absurd comedy, The Bald Soprano. Directed my two-time Dora Award winning director Chanda Gibson, the production will be presented at the Berkeley Street Theatre from October 23 to November 3, 2019, in French, with surtitles in English.
SYNOPSIS:...

Toronto: Allison Ballard debuts her show “I Am The One Who” on October 12

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Toronto: Allison Ballard debuts her show “I Am The One Who” on October 12

Independent performance artist Allison Ballard debuts her new one-woman show, I Am the One Who, Saturday, Oct 12, 2019, 7 p.m., at the Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St E, Toronto. 
It’s a story of your average Midwestern American mom raising kids, paying bills and trying to manage a life that barely works. She opens the trap door to her forgotten...

Toronto: Aberrant Theatre presents its 2nd Annual “Ghost Light Anthology” October 17-31

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Toronto: Aberrant Theatre presents its 2nd Annual “Ghost Light Anthology” October 17-31

Following last year’s successful inaugural season, Aberrant Theatre’s Ghost Light Anthology returns with a brand-new format for it’s next chilling installment: The Ghost Light Anthology: Cataclysm.
Tucked away in a lush and wild secret garden, The Ghost Light Anthology: Cataclysm is a collectively created horror show inspired by the Lovecraftian...

Toronto: Tom Hearn presents “Lipsynced – A Lip-Syncing Comedy Event” at the Bad Dog Theatre October 4, 11 & 18

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Toronto: Tom Hearn presents “Lipsynced – A Lip-Syncing Comedy Event” at the Bad Dog Theatre October 4, 11 & 18

LIPSYCNED is a lip syncing comedy PARTY where the audience decides who will stay and who sashays away. Some of Toronto's sassiest Improvisors go head to head improvising scenes based on songs, with every scene ending in them lip syncing the HAUS down… but don’t worry, they will have the help of some fierce DRAG ASSASSINS! 
✨The time has come...

Toronto: Soulpepper reveals its programming for January-August 2020

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Toronto: Soulpepper reveals its programming for January-August 2020

Soulpepper Theatre Company today announced the inaugural season of artistic programming under the leadership of Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha and Executive Director Emma Stenning, marking a new chapter for the organization. Built on the unifying theme: Breaking Ground, the new season includes a collection of six powerful plays, four extraordinary...

Toronto: “Don Giovanni” launches Opera Atelier’s new season October 31-November 9

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Toronto: “Don Giovanni” launches Opera Atelier’s new season October 31-November 9

Opera Atelier’s 2019/20 Season opens with their ground-breaking period production of Don Giovanni from October 31–November 9, 2019 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. This is the first time Opera Atelier’s acclaimed production has been remounted for Toronto audiences since its 2011 premiere. Don Giovanni features Douglas Williams as Don Giovanni, Colin Ainsworth as...

Toronto: The Third Annual Haroldfest runs October 14-20

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Toronto: The Third Annual Haroldfest runs October 14-20

Toronto’s only longform improv festival, Haroldfest, will celebrate their third anniversary with some of North America’s top improvisers coming together in Toronto. The week-long festival will feature performances and workshops at Comedy Bar, The Social Capital Theatre, Sweet Action Theatre, and Bad Dog Theatre from October 14 – 20, 2019.
Haroldfest...

Toronto: Ross Petty's annual panto will be “Lil’ Red Robin Hood” starting November 20, 2019

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Toronto: Ross Petty's annual panto will be “Lil’ Red Robin Hood” starting November 20, 2019

Rich or poor, the whole family will be hood-winked by Ross Petty Productions' original musical, LIL' RED ROBIN HOOD this holiday season. After 23 years of holiday cheer in Toronto's historic Elgin Theatre, Ross Petty Productions' 2019/20 Family Musical is moving to the Winter Garden Theatre on the 6th Floor of the same venue. The Winter Garden has...

Toronto: A Night at The Bronze: Halloween Buffy Tribute Night

Monday, September 23, 2019
Toronto: A Night at The Bronze: Halloween Buffy Tribute Night

After selling out 2 years in a row, Cardboard Sword Collective presents A Night At The Bronze: Once More With Feeling + Vampire Dance Party on Halloween night at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Cardboard Sword calls on all Buffy fans for a live read-through of one of Joss Whedon's most beloved episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, followed by an all-night...

Toronto: Casts and creative teams revealed for Studio 180’s shows for 2019/20

Monday, September 23, 2019
Toronto: Casts and creative teams revealed for Studio 180’s shows for 2019/20

Announcing the Teams for our 2019/20 Season!
Sweat by Lynn NottageA co-production with Canadian StageJanuary 14 to February 2, 2020Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre, 26 Berkeley StreetFeaturing Christopher Allen, Jhonattan Ardila, Peter N. Bailey, Timothy Dowler-Coltman, Kelli Fox, Allegra Fulton, Ron Lea,Ordena Stephens-Thompson & Maurice...

Toronto: Mirvish announces 24 shows for its 2019/20 season

Monday, September 23, 2019
Toronto: Mirvish announces 24 shows for its 2019/20 season

The 2019/20 Mirvish Theatre Seasonis one of the company’s biggest, with 24 different shows in six downtown Toronto venues.
The Main Subscription Season has already begun with the Canadian premiere of the 10-time Tony Award-winning THE BAND’S VISIT, starring Canadian Broadway star Chilina Kennedy and Israeli film favourite Sasson Gabay. 
The...

Toronto: Cast announced for Toronto premiere of Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat”

Monday, September 23, 2019
Toronto: Cast announced for Toronto premiere of Lynn Nottage’s “Sweat”

Canadian Stage and Studio 180 Theatre are pleased to announce the cast for the Torontopremiere production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat by Lynn Nottage. A Canadian Stage andStudio 180 co-production, performances begin on January 14, 2020 at the Berkeley Street Theatre.
Directed by award-winning actor, director and educator David Storch,...

Toronto: The 2019 Rendezvous with Madness Festival includes four theatre pieces from October 10-20

Monday, September 23, 2019
Toronto: The 2019 Rendezvous with Madness Festival includes four theatre pieces from October 10-20

The Rendezvous with Madness Festival has expanded to a multidisciplinary event and this year involves four performance companies.
The Shows:
Intangible Adorations, Created by Lisa Anita Wegner and Scott White
October 12, 8pm; October 15, 6:30pm; October 16, 8pm; October 18, 7pm; October 19, 2pm
Intangible Adorations is an immersive...

Ottawa: Shortlist announced for the 2019 Siminovitch Prize in directing

Monday, September 23, 2019
Ottawa: Shortlist announced for the 2019 Siminovitch Prize in directing

The Siminovitch Prize Foundation and the National Arts Centre today announced the shortlist for this year’s award in the category of directing. The jury has selected five outstanding directors as finalists for the esteemed theatre prize, now celebrating its 19th year of honouring excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre.
For the first time...

Toronto: Monkey Toast welcomes Karen Bliss, Andrew Coyne and Linda Kash on October 5

Monday, September 23, 2019
Toronto: Monkey Toast welcomes Karen Bliss, Andrew Coyne and Linda Kash on October 5

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is back!  For our October show, host David Shore welcomes special guests, music journalist, Karen Bliss, and from The National Post & CBC’s At Issue, Andrew Coyne!  It all happens on Saturday, October 5th at The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. (second floor), Toronto,...

New York: Toronto’s Greg Robic, now an authentic rakugo master, has opened a show in New York

Monday, September 23, 2019
New York: Toronto’s Greg Robic, now an authentic rakugo master, has opened a show in New York

With a minimal set, Katsura Sunshine's Rakugo features a lone storyteller dressed in kimono, kneeling on a cushion, using only a fan and a hand towel for props, entertains the audience with a comic monologue followed by a traditional story.
Recently the emcee of the G20 in Osaka, Katsura Sunshine brings the tradition of Rakugo to Times Square...

Toronto: Rómulo Delgado stars in Toronto Operetta Theatre’s tribute to zarzuela on September 28

Friday, September 20, 2019
Toronto: Rómulo Delgado stars in Toronto Operetta Theatre’s tribute to zarzuela on September 28

Ultimately, what distinguishes Rómulo Delgado’s singing is that “striking, powerful and ingratiating lyric tenor sound with all the money notes!” (Opera Canada) In addition to his extensive experience as an operatic tenor, Rómulo is also a world music performer who has toured and recorded with many international and local recording artists. He returns...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Puccini’s “Turandot” September 28-October 27

Friday, September 20, 2019
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Puccini’s “Turandot” September 28-October 27

After a 15-year wait for music lovers, Puccini’s Turandot returns to the Canadian Opera Company in a striking new production from visionary director Robert Wilson at the Four Season Centre for the Performing Arts. Princess Turandot has a fierce reputation that precedes her royal name thanks to a high-stakes challenge she has issued: answer her three...

Stratford: Stratford Festival welcomes renowned composer Alan Menken for a special concert October 13

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Stratford: Stratford Festival welcomes renowned composer Alan Menken for a special concert October 13

Alan Menken, the Oscar, Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer of such Disney classics as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin, will headline Stratford’s Meighen Forum on October 13 for an exclusive musical showcase.
Menken has created some of the most beloved songs and musicals of our time, with his unique voice as a composer...

Toronto: The mentalism duo Beyond Mental Borders performs its show “Connection” in a monthly residency at The Rec Room

Thursday, September 19, 2019
Toronto: The mentalism duo Beyond Mental Borders performs its show “Connection” in a monthly residency at The Rec Room

Beyond Mental Borders are the highly praised Toronto-based mentalism team of Alexandra Brynn and Armand Antony. Stepping away from the traditional world of magic, the duo create a world in which surprise and awe are the norm, where sleight of mind dominates over sleight of hand. Beyond Mental Borders avoid flashy illusions and stage gimmicks, instead...

Toronto: Aluna Theatre presents “Caminos 2019” October 3-13

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Toronto: Aluna Theatre presents “Caminos 2019” October 3-13

ALUNA THEATRE presents CAMINOS 2019 - a festival of new work by Pan-American, Indigenous and Latinx artists, running October 3 – 13 at Aki Studio and Artscape Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St. E).
New for the 2019 edition is a special opening weekend (October 3 - 5) presentation by Native Earth – Force Majeure and international guest artist Ghenoa...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces its 2020 season

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces its 2020 season

Drayton Entertainment will present a stellar 2020 Season packed with stirring dramas, charming comedies, classic and contemporary Broadway hits, entertaining pantos, Canadian fare, and a number of shows that pay homage to iconic artists and eras of music. Artistic Director Alex Mustakas has crafted a diverse playbill with a wide variety of crowd-pleasing...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents Rodgers and Hart’s “Pal Joey” October 10-19

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents Rodgers and Hart’s “Pal Joey” October 10-19

Pal Joey follows the wily Joey Evans, a cunning small-time nightclub owner whose ambition knows no bounds. Driven by dreams of glamour and power, his schemes are laced with deception and entanglements with the wealthy and already married Vera Simpson. Featuring songs that have become Broadway standards including “I Could Write a Book” and “Bewitched,...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston announces its 2019/20 season

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Kingston: Theatre Kingston announces its 2019/20 season

Theatre Kingston has announced its 2019/20 season:
WELCOME TO MY UNDERWORLD
October 23-27 at the Baby Grand Theatre
This beautiful odyssey erupts with heightened, illusory and playful language, as it follows Willow, a 10-year-old girl, as she gracefully weaves from one unique story to the next in search of her truest self. 
Nine...

Toronto: Applications opens for three contests at the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Toronto: Applications opens for three contests at the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival

Calling all playwrights! Here are three opportunities to have your work showcased at the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival. Feel like increasing your Fringe odds this year? The best way to guarantee yourself a slot in the 2020 Fringe is to win one of the following prizes - all of which (NEW THIS YEAR) come with a free, 7-performance slot at 2020 Fringe....

Toronto: Harbourfront leads programming for the multidisciplinary arts initiative Nordic Bridges in 2021

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Toronto: Harbourfront leads programming for the multidisciplinary arts initiative Nordic Bridges in 2021

Canada will experience an infusion of contemporary Nordic culture in 2021 through Nordic Bridges, a year-long initiative taking place from coast-to-coast-to-coast fostering cultural exchange among the Nordic countries and Canada. Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, one of Canada’s leading contemporary multidisciplinary arts and cultural centres, will...

Toronto: The Musical Stage Company announces the line-up for “UnCovered: Stevie Wonder & Prince”

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company announces the line-up for “UnCovered: Stevie Wonder & Prince”

Following the exciting announcement that the inaugural production of their new residency at the Winter Garden Theatre will be Caroline, or Change starring Jully Black in her musical theatre debut, The Musical Stage Company today releases a first-look at their 13th edition of UnCovered and is thrilled to announce the star-studded lineup and dates....

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Young People’s Theatre is thrilled to showcase world-renowned artists throughout its 2019.20 Season, including Canada’s internationally-acclaimed Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, New York’s Arktype, the creative team of Where the Wild Things Are, as well as direction by Sheila McCarthy, Philip Akin, Craig Francis and Rick Miller. Year-long celebrations will...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents ArtAttack! 2019 on November 14

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents ArtAttack! 2019 on November 14

Mark your calendar for the 2019 edition of ARTATTACK!, the annual art auction and fundraiser for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, taking place on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at Buddies. Doors open at 7pm with live auction starting at 8pm.
ARTATTACK! is one of Toronto’s best-loved and most outrageous art auctions - a glitter-ball themed art party...

Toronto: Native Earth announces the line-up for the 32nd Annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Toronto: Native Earth announces the line-up for the 32nd Annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance festival

Native Earth Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the 32nd annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance. This year’s festival invites emerging, mid-career, and established Indigenous artists from across Turtle Island and Australia to develop and showcase contemporary theatre, dance, and multi-disciplinary creations on November 13 to 23, 2019 at Aki Studio...

Stratford: Here For Now Theatre Company presents “Whack!” October 24-November 3

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Stratford: Here For Now Theatre Company presents “Whack!” October 24-November 3

Here For Now Theatre Company is bringing the world premiere of Mark Weatherley’s (Framed, Lighthouse/HFN) new play Whack! to Stratford this October.
One of the UK’s most exciting young directors, Lucy Jane Atkinson (A HUNDRED WORDS FOR SNOW, Trafalgar Studios) will be tackling this new play based on the true story of Angelina Napolitano – a young...

Toronto: Erum Khan receives the 2019 Buddies Queer Emerging Artist Award

Monday, September 16, 2019
Toronto: Erum Khan receives the 2019 Buddies Queer Emerging Artist Award

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is thrilled to announce Toronto performer, theatre creator, filmmaker, and curator Erum Khan as the winner of the sixth annual Buddies Queer Emerging Artist Award. The award was presented on Friday at the company’s season launch party by artistic director Evalyn Parry.
Erum Khan is a theatre creator and filmmaker...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces the cast for “Elf: The Musical”

Monday, September 16, 2019
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces the cast for “Elf: The Musical”

Fall has arrived, and with the autumn leaves comes the countdown to the holiday season (100 days until Christmas!).  We are pleased to announce that popular performer Tim Porter will don the iconic yellow tights when he takes on the coveted role of Buddy the Elf in our highly-anticipated production of ELF: The Musical. The production will run at the Hamilton...

Cambridge: Vera Causa opera offers two new community outreach initiatives

Monday, September 16, 2019
Cambridge: Vera Causa opera offers two new community outreach initiatives

At Vera Causa Opera, we have always valued community outreach and sharing opera with those who may not have had access to it before. This year, we are taking it one step further by providing two new educational programs in Cambridge.
Join us every Tuesday from 7:00pm-8:30pm from September 24th- October 22nd at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts...

Toronto: New works at the Groundswell Festival September 23-28

Friday, September 13, 2019
Toronto: New works at the Groundswell Festival September 23-28

Nightwood Theatre is getting ready to kick-off our 40th Anniversary Seasonwith our 34th Groundswell Festival of New Works. Groundswell has been the starting ground for Write from the Hip plays that went on to be produced as a part of Nightwood's staged season - such as Jordi Mand's Between the Lines, Rose Napoli's Lo (Or, Dear Mr. Wells), Jane Doe's...

Toronto: “The Youth/Elder Podcast” brings queer intergenerational conversations to the fore

Friday, September 13, 2019
Toronto: “The Youth/Elder Podcast” brings queer intergenerational conversations to the fore

The world’s largest and longest-running queer theatre moves beyond the stage to take a deep dive into the queer community’s generation gap.
About the podcastHow does our queer community share a space? Half a century after queer lives broke into mainstream consciousness at Stonewall, our community is larger and more diverse than ever. Our histories...

Toronto: Common Boots Theatre presents “The Election” October 9-27

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Toronto: Common Boots Theatre presents “The Election” October 9-27

During the 2015 Federal Election, a group of theatre artists and makers volunteered for local campaigns. They knocked on doors, phoned voters, and tried to make sense of national stories on a local level while documenting their experience. These personal accounts provided fodder for the new Canadian play The Election, by Natasha Greenblatt and Yolanda Bonnell,...

Toronto: Robin Whiffen becomes Against the Grain Theatre’s first Executive Director

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Toronto: Robin Whiffen becomes Against the Grain Theatre’s first Executive Director

Against the Grain Theatre’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Robin Whiffen will become the organization’s first Executive Director, effective September 16, 2019.
An arts administrator and performer from St. John's, Newfoundland, Robin Whiffen spent the past three seasons with Opera on the Avalon, most recently in the role of General...

Toronto: A star-studded line-up is announced for the Neil Crory Tribute Concert on October 11

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Toronto: A star-studded line-up is announced for the Neil Crory Tribute Concert on October 11

The program has been unveiled for the Neil Crory Tribute Concert on Friday, October 11, 7 PM, at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre. An unprecedented lineup of stellar Canadian singers whose careers Crory nurtured will take part in this extraordinary celebration of music and the human voice in honour of the legendary CBC Music producer,...

Toronto: “Broken Branches” about sibling abuse has its world premiere September 19

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Toronto: “Broken Branches” about sibling abuse has its world premiere September 19

Thursday, September 12, 2019 – What happens when sibling conflict crosses a line? “Broken Branches” –brokenbranches.ca – a timely and provocative play written by Lorene Stanwick and directed by Philip McKee, starts a long-overdue conversation that sheds light on an important yet silent issue: Sibling Abuse.The World Premiere is Thursday, September...

Toronto: The Festival of Arabic Music and Arts runs October 25 to November 10

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Toronto: The Festival of Arabic Music and Arts runs October 25 to November 10

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra presents their third annual Festival of Arabic Music and Arts (FAMA) from October 25th to November 10, 2019 in a variety of venues across the Greater Toronto Area, in Montreal, and for the first time in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  FAMA is a rich music and arts festival with well-known Arabic and Canadian artists coming together...

Mississauga: Frog in Hand presents the site-specific “Stories in the Woods” October 4-5

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mississauga: Frog in Hand presents the site-specific “Stories in the Woods” October 4-5

This October for two nights only, dance-theatre company Frog in Hand will present their latest site-specific production, Stories in the Woods.
This eerie, poetic performance will unfold in the forest surrounding a heritage site in Mississauga, where audiences will find themselves in the middle of the story as they are led through the woods to...

Toronto: The sketch comedy revue “Dead Parents Society” plays Buddies November 1 to 2

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Toronto: The sketch comedy revue “Dead Parents Society” plays Buddies November 1 to 2

They say tragedy plus time equals comedy. Dead Parents Society, a new sketch comedy revue directed by Kirsten Rasmussen, will shine a light at the end of the tunnel on November 1 and 2 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
“Six months after my mom died, I opened a blank word document and typed the words, "How do I make this funny?" Two years later,...

Mississauga: Sampradaya Dance Creations presents “Mandala” on October 19

Thursday, September 12, 2019
Mississauga: Sampradaya Dance Creations presents “Mandala” on October 19

On October 19, 2019, the Living Arts Centre in partnership with Sampradaya Dance Creations presents Mandala at 7:30PM in Hammerson Hall.
Mandala is the daring, new kinetic work by the award-winning Sampradaya Dance Creations in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. Six virtuosic dancers and four acclaimed musicians consecrate the stage with...

Toronto: The Theatre announces “Comedy Is Art” running October 1-5

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Toronto: The Theatre announces “Comedy Is Art” running October 1-5

Canadians are responsible for exporting some of the world’s greatest comedic talents. Today we’re looking at you, Schitt’s Creek! (Congrats on being named the best show on TV right now by TV Guide!) Yet Sandra Battaglini, co-founder of the Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians, describes being a comedian in Canada – for most artists – as a “circle...

Ottawa: The National Arts Centre presents “Bonne retraite, Jocelyne” October 2-5

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Ottawa: The National Arts Centre presents “Bonne retraite, Jocelyne” October 2-5

Retirement often prompts people to look back at the past, but in Jocelyne’s case it becomes a pretext for a flood of opinions, awkwardness and bitterness. In dialogue that alternates between banal odiousness and odious banality, Fabien Cloutier turns the microscope on a nuclear family trapped in a teeming vivarium.
A fifth play for that Quebec...

Toronto: Toronto Musical Concerts presents “Urinetown (The Musical)” in concert October 25-26

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Toronto: Toronto Musical Concerts presents “Urinetown (The Musical)” in concert October 25-26

In a Gotham-like city, a 20-year drought causes a terrible water shortage, leading to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity's most basic needs. Amid the people, a Hero decides that he's had enough and plans...

Stratford: Andrea Martin to receive Stratford Festival’s Legacy Award September 23

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Stratford: Andrea Martin to receive Stratford Festival’s Legacy Award September 23

Award-winning actor-singer-comedian Andrea Martin is being celebrated by the Stratford Festival as the 2019 Legacy Award recipient, at a gala to be held on September 23 at Toronto’s Four Seasons Hotel.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Andrea’s for decades,” says Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino. “Her work on SCTV had me in stitches, so when I saw her...

Toronto: Studio 180 presents four works-in-progress in October

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Toronto: Studio 180 presents four works-in-progress in October

Studio 180 IN DEVELOPMENT gives Canadian theatre creators a helping hand as they develop new works exploring provocative social and political issues. 
This fall, we will be presenting readings of four works-in-progress at Buddies in Bad Times.
(self-)portrait by Jenna Harris
Friday, October 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m
Conceptualized as...

Toronto: Blood Pact Theatre presents “Dock Mother God Society” October 8-26

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Toronto: Blood Pact Theatre presents “Dock Mother God Society” October 8-26

Set in Kelowna, British Columbia, amidst the worst wildfire season in Canadian history, DOCK MOTHER GOD SOCIETY is a play that explores modern western community and its relationship to death, family, generosity, resentment, forgiveness and our connection to the land we live on. 
The story, in one act, follows Ed (MarkPaci - Of Mice and Men, The...

Toronto: Stage Centre Productions opens its 43rd season with Agatha Christie’s “Spider’s Web” October 3-12

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Toronto: Stage Centre Productions opens its 43rd season with Agatha Christie’s “Spider’s Web” October 3-12

Stage Centre Productions presents Agatha Christie’s Spider’s Web October 3-12, 2019.
CELEBRATING THEIR 43rd SEASON
proudly present
AGATHA CHRISTIE’S
SPIDER’S WEB
 Directed by Marc Siverski
“Suspense anyone? The old fashioned kind? Agatha Christie’s 1954 puzzler brings dropped clues and plot contrivances. Good clean fun...

Toronto: Lower Ossington Theatre presents “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” October 4-November 3, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019
Toronto: Lower Ossington Theatre presents “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” October 4-November 3, 2019

The Lower Ossington Theatre is extremely excited to announce our newest upcoming production, Priscilla Queen of the Desert.
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
October 4, 2019 – November 3, 2019Music, Book and Lyrics: by Stephan Elliot and Allan Scott
Director: Alan Kinsella
Website:
lowerossingtontheatre.com

The Randolph...

Toronto: Lower Ossington Theatre presents “The Rocky Horror Show” September 27-November 10, 2019

Monday, September 9, 2019
Toronto: Lower Ossington Theatre presents “The Rocky Horror Show” September 27-November 10, 2019

The Lower Ossington Theatre is extremely excited to announce our newest upcoming production, The RockyvHorror Show. 
The Rocky Horror Show
September 27, 2019 – November 10, 2019
Music, Book and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien
Director: Seanna Kennedy
Musical Director: Mike Ross
Choreographer: Amelia Hironaka

Website:

Stratford: Playwrights arrive in Stratford for the Festival’s 12th annual Playwrights Retreat

Monday, September 9, 2019
Stratford: Playwrights arrive in Stratford for the Festival’s 12th annual Playwrights Retreat

Eight distinguished Canadian theatre artists have arrived in Stratford for the Festival’s 12th annual Playwrights Retreat. Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Bob White, the Director of the Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program, are delighted to welcome: Katherine Cullen, Sina Gilani, Falen Johnson, Sarena Parmar, Christine Quintana, Phoebe...

Toronto: The Alumnae Theatre opens its 102nd season with “The Heidi Chronicles” September 20

Monday, September 9, 2019
Toronto: The Alumnae Theatre opens its 102nd season with “The Heidi Chronicles” September 20

The Pulitzer Prize winning The Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserstein opens Alumnae Theatre’s 102nd season.
The Heidi Chronicles tells the coming age story of Heidi Holland and her friends over a 20-year period. Sharply observed with hilarity and pathos, the play encapsulates the particular experiences and anxieties of the baby boom generation,...

Toronto: Argentinian physical comedy “Un poyo rojo” plays Toronto October 3-11

Monday, September 9, 2019
Toronto: Argentinian physical comedy “Un poyo rojo” plays Toronto October 3-11

Canadian Stage welcomes to Toronto for the first time the international comedy/dance smash hit from Argentina, UN POYO ROJO, to the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre, October 3-11, 2019. A riotous mash-up of dance, sport and sexuality, this physical theatre masterpiece has been wowing audiences around the world, non-stop, for the past eight years.

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood has three shows on offer this fall

Monday, September 9, 2019
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood has three shows on offer this fall

Summer may be coming to an end but our performances are not. We have 3 GREAT SHOWS for you this fall and they are selling like hot cakes. If you have not bought your tickets please call asap to do so, or shop on line at theatrecollingwood.ca. 
SEPTEMBER 24th.- 28th.- OPRY GOLD
Sheeeee’s BACK! Collingwood’s favourite! Leisa Way! OPRY GOLD...

Toronto: The 8th Annual Toronto Queer Theatre Festival announced

Monday, September 9, 2019
Toronto: The 8th Annual Toronto Queer Theatre Festival announced

Founded in 2012 (as Gay Play Day), the Toronto Queer Theatre Festival has been presenting plays by Toronto-based LGBTQ+ playwrights for the past seven years at the Alumnae Theatre and will present the eighth annual edition there once again from September 27 to September 28.
This year's playwrights include Steven Elliott Jackson, Lawrence Aronovitch...

Toronto: Soundtrack available now for dowloading and streaming

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Toronto: Soundtrack  available now for dowloading and streaming

Cirque du Soleil has officially released the album Alegría – In A New Light, which is the soundtrack from the Big Top revival of its most iconic production. Produced and arranged by Jean-Phi Goncalves, Alegría – In A New Light revisits the stage production’s memorable melodies, like “Alegría” and “Vai Vedrai”, through today’s creative lens. The album...

Ottawa: Mòshkamo Festival kicks off inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre at the NAC

Friday, September 6, 2019
Ottawa: Mòshkamo Festival kicks off inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre at the NAC

The inaugural 2019–2020 season of the world’s first national Indigenous Theatre of its kind gets underway in Ottawa at the National Arts Centre (NAC) with Mòshkamo: Indigenous Arts Rising, a unique Indigenous arts and community festival featuring exciting all-Indigenous programming in the NAC’s performance and public spaces September 11-29, 2019

Toronto: The 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival line-up is annouced

Thursday, September 5, 2019
Toronto: The 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival line-up is annouced

The Next Stage Theatre Festival, run by the Toronto Fringe, is pleased to announce the line-up for the 2020 festival. Programmed by a jury of industry leaders and Fringe staff, the festival features 11 visionary shows, ranging from staged readings to fully realized productions. The 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival runs January 8 – 19, 2020 at Factory...

Toronto: Canada’s cultural institutions open their doors to celebrate Ontario Culture Days September 27-29

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Toronto: Canada’s cultural institutions open their doors to celebrate Ontario Culture Days September 27-29

Ontario Culture Days proudly engages with some of Canada’s most iconic cultural institutions to produce a wide swath of engaging, educational, and richly diverse events throughout the Ottawa and Greater Toronto Area (GTA) from September 27–29, 2019 – in celebration of the rich tapestry of incredible creative expression on display across the province.

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre’s 34th Annual Groundswell Festival runs September 23-28

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre’s 34th Annual Groundswell Festival runs September 23-28

Nightwood Theatre opens their landmark 40th Season with the Groundswell Festival of New Works, from September 23-28, 2019, at the Ernest Balmer Studio in The Distillery District.
This annual festival of contemporary women’s theatre features readings from Nightwood’s 2018-19 Write From The Hip playwrights, facilitated by Andrea Donaldson. This...

Peterborough: Cordwainer Productions presents “Spring Awakening” in Whitby and Peterborough this October

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Peterborough: Cordwainer Productions presents “Spring Awakening” in Whitby and Peterborough this October

Cordwainer Productions is excited to present its fifth full-length production, and fourth full-length musical Spring Awakening, playing October 18 and 19 at the Courthouse Theatre in Whitby, and October 24, 25 and 26 at Market Hall Performing Arts Centre in Peterborough.
Founded in 2014 as a volunteer theatre company, Cordwainer Productions has...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius opens its new season with Norm Foster’s “Renovations for Six” September 20

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius opens its new season with Norm Foster’s “Renovations for Six” September 20

Theatre Aquarius is thrilled to open its 47th Season as Hamilton’s professional theatre company with Renovations for Six, a hilarious new comedy from Canada’s favourite playwright, Norm Foster.
 Norm Foster is the most produced playwright in the history of this country and he receives, on average, an astounding one hundred and fifty productions...

Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “The Rocky Horror Show” September 27 to October 12

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “The Rocky Horror Show” September 27 to October 12

Opening on September 27, Hart House Theatre continues to mark its 100th Anniversary Season and presents one of the most iconic, cult-classic musicals of all time. This titillating romp sees the return of Director Jennifer Walls to our stage and takes full advantage of what Hart House Theatre has to offer: featuring showcase performances by trained,...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre presents “La Bohème” in Toronto and takes it in tour

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre presents “La Bohème” in Toronto and takes it in tour

AtG's first ever national tour takes the beloved Puccini love story, uproots it from the opera house, and sets it at your local bar. The traveling troubadours of #AtGBoheme will ride from Banff to Toronto — including a run at the historic Tranzac Club in the heart of Toronto's Annex before flying to the Yukon for their first opera in over 100 years!...

Toronto: Kat Sandler’s new comedy “Yaga” opens the 2019/2020 Tarragon season September 25

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Toronto: Kat Sandler’s new comedy “Yaga” opens the 2019/2020 Tarragon season September 25

Tarragon Theatre is thrilled to start the 2019/2020 season by announcing the world premiere of hotly anticipated play, Yaga. The play by much loved Dora Award-winning writer and director, Kat Sandler, runs in Tarragon’s Mainspace September 17 - October 20, 2019 (opening September 25).Yaga reunites previous collaborators Kat Sandler and Dora winner...

Kenora: TrypTych Concert & Opera will stage “H.M.S. Parliament” November 20-22

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Kenora: TrypTych Concert & Opera will stage “H.M.S. Parliament” November 20-22

From November 20 through November 22 at 7pm, TrypTych Concert & Opera will stage H.M.S. Parliament: The Lady who Loved a Government Clerk. In 1880 Canadian William Henry Fuller wrote a new libretto for Gilbert and Sullivan’s H.M.S. Pinafore to satirize the Canadian federal government. It was a huge hit in its day and audiences in Kenora will have...

Toronto: The COC launches the Digital Stage with the National Ballet of Canada and Sheridan College

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Toronto: The COC launches the Digital Stage with the National Ballet of Canada and Sheridan College

The Canadian Opera Company has embarked on an ambitious long-term project called the Digital Stage to explore new and collaborative approaches to digital technology, in partnership with The National Ballet of Canada and Sheridan College and its Screen Industries Research and Training Centre.
Generously supported by the Canada Council for the...

Toronto: Sondra Radvanovsky stars in COC’s “Rusalka” October 12-26

Monday, September 2, 2019
Toronto: Sondra Radvanovsky stars in COC’s “Rusalka” October 12-26

A classic mermaid myth dives to new depths when soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the title role in a spellbinding new production of Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Canadian Opera Company. Water nymph Rusalka lives an idyllic, immortal life until a charming, earth-bound prince changes everything. Desperate to join him on land, she enlists the dark magic...

St. Jacobs: “Happy Days” star Donny Most will headline “Art” at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Sunday, September 1, 2019
St. Jacobs: “Happy Days” star Donny Most will headline “Art” at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

After successfully presenting George Wendt in Death of a Salesman and Cindy Williams in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Drayton Entertainment has once again accomplished a major casting coup. Popular television actorDonny Most, best known for his role as jokester Ralph Malph on the classic sitcom Happy Days, will play Serge in the not-for-profit professional...

Toronto: What’s happening on the Blood Street Culture Corridor in September

Sunday, September 1, 2019
Toronto: What’s happening on the Blood Street Culture Corridor in September

September always brings the promise of new - school is back, concert seasons start, and the weather changes. Make it your goal to try something new along the Bloor St. Culture Corridor! Take a look at the Fisher Small and Fine Press Fair (complete with coast-to-coast participation), learn about the many languages that make Toronto great, or check...

Blyth: Mark Crawford’s comedy “Bed and Breakfast” runs September 11-28 at Blyth

Friday, August 30, 2019
Blyth: Mark Crawford’s comedy “Bed and Breakfast” runs September 11-28 at Blyth

Mark Crawford, the playwright of last year’s wildly popular The New Canadian Curling Club, will once again bring his unique brand of laugh-out-loud observations of small town life to the Blyth Festival stage with Bed and Breakfast – this time, Crawford also stars in the show, alongside his real-life partner, actor Paul Dunn.
Crawford’s play about...

Toronto: DLT returns with “The Stranger 2.0” September 18-29

Friday, August 16, 2019
Toronto: DLT returns with “The Stranger 2.0” September 18-29

DopoLavoro Teatrale (DLT) is pleased to announce their critically acclaimed walkabout performance The Stranger, returns to Toronto with a brand-new version – The Stranger 2.0.  Designed for the first time to include two audience members at a time and featuring an exciting new virtual reality component developed by mixed reality content specialists toasterlab, The...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw epic comedy “Man and Superman” begins previews August 17

Friday, August 16, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw epic comedy “Man and Superman” begins previews August 17

Man and Superman with Don Juan in Hell begins its limited 17 performance run at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre beginning August 17. Directed by the Festival’s Intern Artistic Director Kimberley Rampersad, The Shaw’s production presents all four stimulating, life-affirming acts – including Don Juan in Hell, the often separately staged dream-act. Part...

Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre announces its new co-artistic directors

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre announces its new co-artistic directors

Guild Festival Theatre (GFT) is delighted to announce the appointment of Helen Juvonen and Tyler J. Seguin as Co-Artistic Directors of the company. The announcement was made on Saturday night prior to the closing night performance of the GFT’s eighth season.
Juvonen and Seguin have a long history with the Guild Festival Theatre. Seguin performed...

Stratford: Stratford Festival’s “Coriolanus” and “The Tempest” to air on CBC

Thursday, August 15, 2019
Stratford: Stratford Festival’s “Coriolanus” and “The Tempest” to air on CBC

The Stratford Festival’s newest films are coming to CBC and CBC Gem. Shakespeare’s Coriolanus will air on August 25 and The Tempest on September 15, at which time they will also be available on the free CBC Gem streaming series. 
These are the latest offerings from Stratford Festival on Film, an initiative launched by Artistic Director Antoni...

Toronto: Cirque du Soleil and The Shoebox Project for Women join forces for special performance of “Alegría”

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Toronto: Cirque du Soleil and The Shoebox Project for Women join forces for special performance of “Alegría”

Cirque du Soleil is pleased to be joining forces with The Shoebox Project for Women for the Toronto Media Premiere of Alegría, its most iconic production. On September 19th, the two organisations will team-up for a spectacular night of entertainment under the Big Top with the aim of raising both awareness and funds for women impacted by homelessness...

Stratford: Stratford goes to the dogs

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Stratford: Stratford goes to the dogs

A photo that appears to show the Stratford Festival going to the dogs is winning hearts online.
The picture shows a group of pooches ranging from poodles to golden retrievers sitting patiently in their cushy seats, taking in a production of Billy Elliot at the Stratford Festival last week.
But while the photo may be fun, it turns out the...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival announces its 2020 season

Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Stratford: The Stratford Festival announces its 2020 season

Colm Feore will utter the first words on the Stratford Festival’s newest stage, an echo of the inaugural performance in 1953, when Alec Guinness’s opening speech in Richard III anticipated the “glorious summer” that was to come for Stratford. Feore, an internationally acclaimed stage and screen actor, is just one of a diverse company of accomplished...

St. Catharines: Third annual Celebration of Nations returns to downtown St. Catharines

Thursday, August 8, 2019
St. Catharines: Third annual Celebration of Nations returns to downtown St. Catharines

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts present Celebration of Nations, a gathering of Indigenous arts, culture, and tradition in downtown St. Catharines from 6–8 September 2019.  More than 40 events will take place in downtown St. Catharines, within the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre’s four venues, as well as...

Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “Encounters at the ‘Edge of the Woods’” September 6-8

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “Encounters at the ‘Edge of the Woods’” September 6-8

Opening on September 6, 2019 for a limited run of three performances, Hart House Theatre presents an original, devised work that is Curated and Directed by Indigenous educator and artist, Jill Carter. Through their engagement with  Encounters at the "Edge of the Woods", a committed team of emerging Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists have developed...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival announces its 2020 season playbill

Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival announces its 2020 season playbill

Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival proudly announce the 2020 season.“This is a season of classics across the board: classic musicals, classic comedies, classic dramas,” says Artistic Director Tim Carroll. “Every single one features the brilliant writing which has always been at the centre of our mission, and for which we have assembled...

Toronto: SummerWorks announces free late-night programming

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Toronto: SummerWorks announces free late-night programming

Following the June announcement of the 2019 program and with the Festival kicking-off later this week,  SummerWorks Performance Festival is thrilled to share details today regarding adventurous LATE NIGHT programming for 2019 - including Opening and Closing Night parties - to keep the Festival going past your bedtime!
Throughout the Festival,...

Toronto: Fly on the Wall Theatre presents “The Good Thief” October 19-29

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Toronto: Fly on the Wall Theatre presents “The Good Thief” October 19-29

Fly on the Wall Theatre continues its celebration of the works of acclaimed Irish playwright, Conor McPherson, with the revival of The Good Thief, October 19-29, 2019, at Toronto’s Dora Keogh Irish Pub, 141 Danforth Avenue.
When a seemingly routine job goes terribly wrong, a small-time thug finds himself on a desperate run across Ireland, trying...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival introduces an new award for theatre-makers at SummerWorks

Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Stratford: The Stratford Festival introduces an new award for theatre-makers at SummerWorks

As the Stratford Festival expands the activities of its Laboratory for the exploration of new work and theatre craft, it is excited to introduce an award for theatre-makers at this year’s SummerWorks Performance Festival, one of Canada’s most important platforms for launching new works.
The Stratford Festival Lab Award for Research & Development...

New York: “Come From Away” celebrates 1000 performances on Broadway

Friday, August 2, 2019
New York: “Come From Away” celebrates 1000 performances on Broadway

The Broadway production of the international hit musical Come From Away will celebrate its 1,000th performance at the August 3 matinee at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). 
The musical, which tells the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them in the immediate aftermath of...

Blyth: The world premiere of “In the Wake of Wettlaufer” runs August 7 to September 6

Friday, August 2, 2019
Blyth: The world premiere of “In the Wake of Wettlaufer” runs August 7 to September 6

Writers Kelly McIntosh and Gil Garratt tell a poignant story of four siblings’ decision to place their aging father in long-term care only to find it is the same home where serial killer nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer has been killing residents, in the world premiere In the Wake of Wettlaufer, running until Aug. 7 to Sept. 6 at Blyth Festival.
“While...

Stratford: “The Crucible” is now on stage at the Stratford Festival

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Stratford: “The Crucible” is now on stage at the Stratford Festival

Previews begin today for The Crucible, Arthur Miller’s haunting dramatization of the Salem witch trials. Directed by Festival veteran Jonathan Goad, the production opens on Friday, August 16, at the Avon Theatre, marking the 12th and final production in the Festival’s 67th season, which runs until November 10.
Written in 1953, this American classic...

Toronto: Arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in August

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Toronto: Arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in August

Soak in the rest of your summer season by spending some time on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor! It's only one more month until the kids go back to school, so take advantage with multiple events, including a look at the sneakers of the world champion Toronto Raptors, an exhibition dedicated to the Chinese Canadian journey from immigration to enterprise,...

Toronto: Mirvish Productions will dim marquee lights in honor of Hal Prince on July 31

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Toronto: Mirvish Productions will dim marquee lights in honor of Hal Prince on July 31

Mirvish Productions is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of director and producer Harold Prince, who died at the age of 91 on Wednesday July 31, 2019. 
In the tradition of Broadway, the Princess of Wales Theatre, Ed Mirvish Theatre, CAA Theatre and Elgin Theatre will dim their marquee lights this evening  - Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 7:45PM...

Toronto: Shakespeare in the Ruff presents “The Winter’s Tale” August 14-September 2

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Toronto: Shakespeare in the Ruff presents “The Winter’s Tale” August 14-September 2

Shakespeare in the Ruff brings one of Shakespeare’s most transformative plays, The Winter’s Tale, to Withrow Park. Part dark fairy-tale, part comedy, The Winter’s Tale explores the relationship between repentance and forgiveness in a way that echoes loudly in our modern times. Bring a picnic, meet a neighbour, and experience a summer’s night between...

Toronto: Tom Hearn’s solo show “SLANG” runs August 1 and 8 at the Bad Dog Theatre

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Toronto: Tom Hearn’s solo show “SLANG” runs August 1 and 8 at the Bad Dog Theatre

‘S L A N G : A Solo Sketch Comedy Show’ is a sketch comedy show from the mind of Canadian Comedy Award Winning Comedian Tom Hearn. The show features: Original Characters, Parody Songs, at least TWO Impressions, Dancing, Singing, A Live Band, Drag, Satire and TOM HEARN DOING THE MOST! 

S L A N G : A Solo Sketch Comedy Show  
The Ultimate...

Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

The Coal Mine Theatre has announced its 2019/20 season:
KNIVES IN HENS 
by David Harrower
Preview Sunday, September 22 and Tuesday September 24, 2019 at 7:30pmOpening Night Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 7:30pmClosing Day Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 2pm
Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm (Mondays Dark)Matinees are Sunday at 2pmThis...

Stratford: The English-language premiere of “Birds of a Kind” by Wajdi Mouawad opens August 14

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
Stratford: The English-language premiere of “Birds of a Kind” by Wajdi Mouawad opens August 14

Birds of a Kind, Wajdi Mouawad’s award-winning play about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, is now in previews before its official English-language première on Wednesday, August 14, at the Festival’s Studio Theatre. This gripping production is directed by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino who brought the book that inspired the play to Mouawad.

St. Catharines: “Beside Myself”, a new musical, opens at the Foster Festival August 2

Wednesday, July 31, 2019
St. Catharines: “Beside Myself”, a new musical, opens at the Foster Festival August 2

What would you do if you could hit the re-set button on a stale marriage?  Paula and Sam have finally decided to pack it in as a couple. As they divvy up their household goods they wonder what would have happened if they’d never met. Would their dreams and young ambitions have come true? The discovery of a long-forgotten wedding gift sets off a chain...

Stratford: “The Front Page” begins previews at the Stratford Festival July 30

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Stratford: “The Front Page” begins previews at the Stratford Festival July 30

The Front Page, one of the great satires about the world of journalism, hits the stage in Stratford today, under the direction of Festival veteran Graham Abbey. Written by former Chicago reporters Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, and newly adapted by Canadian playwright Michael Healey, this comedy-drama is now in previews at the Festival Theatre and...

Toronto: Stellar lineup of singers for the Neil Crory Tribute Concert October 11, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Toronto: Stellar lineup of singers for the Neil Crory Tribute Concert October 11, 2019

JUST ANNOUNCED: an unprecedented lineup of stellar Canadian singers will take part in the Neil Crory Tribute Concert, an extraordinary celebration of music and the human voice in honour of the legendary CBC Music producer, mentor, impresario, colleague, and friend who died on January 10 at the age of 68. Prominent singers whose careers Crory nurtured,...

Toronto: Outside the March and Crow’s Theatre announce casting for Annie Baker’s “The Flick”

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Toronto: Outside the March and Crow’s Theatre announce casting for Annie Baker’s “The Flick”

Following the spring announcement that Outside the March (OtM) and Crow’s Theatre will come together for an immersive production of Annie Baker’s THE FLICK this October, the companies are thrilled to announce casting for the highly anticipated fall production, and to debut a set of cinema inspired posters.
The production, for which the companies...

Toronto: The AGO exhibit “Illusions: The Art of Magic” of posters from the Golden Age of Magic opens February 2020

Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Toronto: The AGO exhibit “Illusions: The Art of Magic” of posters from the Golden Age of Magic opens February 2020

Step right up and prepare to be amazed! Illusions: The Art of Magic comes to the AGO this February, and invites visitors to step back in time to the Golden Age of Magic when magicians travelled the world, promoting their acts with eye catching posters. Illustrating the daring escapes, death defying tricks and colourful personas that made performers...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Casting for the Shaw Festival’s two holiday shows announced

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Casting for the Shaw Festival’s two holiday shows announced

Before long Niagara-on-the-Lake will be dressed in holiday style and the Shaw Festival’s stages will be filled with holiday cheer. The sell-out hit of the last two seasons, A Christmas Carol, returns to the Royal George Theatre with Michael Therriault as Scrooge. Adding to the festive magic, Kyle Blair, Kyle Golemba, Kristi Frank and Kimberley Rampersad...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: “Cyrano de Bergerac” begins previews at the Shaw Festival

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: “Cyrano de Bergerac” begins previews at the Shaw Festival

Chris Abraham directs a new adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand’s romantic tale of unrequited and selfless love. Translated from French to English, Associate Artistic Director Kate Hennig’s version is presented in prose, yet it thrillingly preserves the poetic beauty of Rostand’s original verse. Cyrano de Bergerac begins previews Saturday,...

Toronto: Cahoots Theatre appoints Tanisha Taitt as Artistic Director

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Toronto: Cahoots Theatre appoints Tanisha Taitt as Artistic Director

Cahoots Theatre proudly announces the appointment of Tanisha Taitt as Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre. A notable theatre and anti-oppression educator with a deep and uncompromising commitment to racial justice and the empowerment of people of colour, Taitt is a natural choice as the artistic leader of the first professional company in Canada...

Toronto: Dauntless City Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well” August 2-25

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Toronto: Dauntless City Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “All’s Well That Ends Well” August 2-25

After last summer’s Much Ado About Nothing, Dauntless City Theatre returns to Berczy Park to delight city audiences with All’s Well That Ends Well, starring Chanakya Mukherjee (The Men in White, Much Ado About Nothing) and Liz Der (Crave) as the unlikely lovers Bertram and Helena.
Ranging over walks, hills, gardens, and the famous dog fountain,...

Toronto: Don’t Look Down presents Morris Panych’s “The Ends of the Earth” August 23-September 1

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Toronto: Don’t Look Down presents Morris Panych’s “The Ends of the Earth” August 23-September 1

The Ends of the Earth is produced by Toronto based Don't Look Down Theatre Company. This is our first production of 2019, following three productions throughout 2018 at Theatre Passe Muraille. We're dedicated to creating great quality, meaningful Canadian theatre on a consistent basis in Toronto.
A bit about the play: 
Frank, having dedicated...

Toronto: The COC’s Alexander Neef appointed next General Director of Opéra national de Paris

Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Toronto: The COC’s Alexander Neef appointed next General Director of Opéra national de Paris

Today, Canadian Opera Company General Director Alexander Neef was named the next General Director of Opéra national de Paris. The official announcement was made in Paris at a meeting of the French Cabinet. Neef’s term will begin in the 2021/2022 season, succeeding Stéphane Lissner as current head of Opéra national de Paris; until then, the COC General...

Toronto: “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES” plays Toronto November 12 and 14 – tickets on sale July 29

Monday, July 22, 2019
Toronto: “Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES” plays Toronto November 12 and 14 – tickets on sale July 29

Broadway’s master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Adam Ben-David on piano, will bring his newest theatre concert Mandy Patinkin in Concert: DIARIES, to the Ed Mirvish Theatre for two performances only - Tuesday November 12 and Thursday November 14 at 8PM.   
Tickets go on sale Monday July 29.  
To purchase tickets online go to www.mirvish.com,...

Toronto: “Piaf/Dietrich, A Legendary Affair” runs September 17-December 8, 2019 – tickets on sale July 29

Monday, July 22, 2019
Toronto: “Piaf/Dietrich, A Legendary Affair” runs September 17-December 8, 2019 – tickets on sale July 29

Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich were two of the greatest names in international show business during much of the 20th century. At a time when popular culture was still defined by a small handful of artists, these were two of the biggest. Piaf enchanted the world with her singing, her moving life story, and unostentatious appearance; while Dietrich’s...

Toronto: True crime parody podcast from Baram & Snieckus launches August 5

Monday, July 22, 2019
Toronto: True crime parody podcast from Baram & Snieckus launches August 5

Someone Stole Something is a six part serialized mocu-mystery podcast that parodies the fertile “True Crime” genre.The story follows fictional married couple Ira and Julia Leiser, (Matt Baram and Naomi Snieckus) residents of a sleepy cottage town, who embark on an investigative journalism quest to uncover the truth about what happened to three of...

Collingwood: Norm Foster’s “Beside Myself” comes to Theatre Collingwood August 20-24

Saturday, July 20, 2019
Collingwood: Norm Foster’s “Beside Myself” comes to Theatre Collingwood August 20-24

What would you do if you could hit the reset button on a stale marriage? Paula and Sam have finally decided to pack it in as a couple. As they divvy up their household goods they wonder what would have happened if they’d never met. Would their dreams and young ambitions have come true? The discovery of a long-forgotten wedding gift sets off a chain...

Toronto: Standing room added for final performances of “Dear Evan Hansen”

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Toronto: Standing room added for final performances of “Dear Evan Hansen”

It’s the final week of performances for the Toronto company of DEAR EVAN HANSEN at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Every seat is sold yet there are many people who still haven’t had a chance to get to see the show. 
 To accommodate these people,16 standing room locations per performance will be added as of tonight, Thursday July 18, 2019. The price...

Newmarket: Newmarket’s National 10-Minute Play Festival runs July 22-28

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Newmarket: Newmarket’s National 10-Minute Play Festival runs July 22-28

Newmarket’s National 10 Minute Play Festival (NNPF) presented by BMW Newmarket is back for a third consecutive year, now spanning seven days, Monday, July 22 to Sunday, July 28. All performances take place at Newmarket’s beloved cultural landmark, The Old Town Hall, located at 360 Botsford Street in the historic downtown core.
“The Town of Newmarket...

Toronto: Troy Crossfield’s “A Little Black Lie” plays Toronto July 24-28

Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Toronto: Troy Crossfield’s “A Little Black Lie” plays Toronto July 24-28

Fresh off the DC Black Theatre Festival, the award-winning production A Little Black Lie is back for a Toronto encore performance. A Little Black Lie is like having front row seats to your favorite soap opera, but live! You’ll laugh, cry, and feel every emotion alongside the actors. Follow a young couple as they iron out the kinks in their relationship...

Orangeville: Shows revealed for North (519) Best of Fringe in Orangeville

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Orangeville: Shows revealed for North (519) Best of Fringe in Orangeville

Tickets for NORTH (519) are $15 each, or both shows for $25! NOTE: Orangeville Curling Club is open to ages 14+ and is also a licensed venue, Revival 1863 must be 19+
An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns
Friday July 19 at 9pm at Orangeville Curling Club Saturday July 20 at 7pm & 11pm at Revival 1863“Life is a bitchload of contradictions."......

Toronto: SummerWorks presents a 10th anniversary reading of Nicolas Billon’s “Greenland” August 10

Monday, July 15, 2019
Toronto: SummerWorks presents a 10th anniversary reading of Nicolas Billon’s “Greenland” August 10

SummerWorks Performance Festival, in partnership with Why Not Theatre and in association with Environmental Defence, is pleased to present a special 10th anniversary reading of Nicolas Billon’s 2009 SummerWorks Audience Choice Award winner Greenland as part of Fundraiser for Our Future– a fundraising event on Saturday August 10, 2019 at The Theatre...

Toronto: 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival smashes all records

Monday, July 15, 2019
Toronto: 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival smashes all records

The 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival wrapped up yesterday after 12 successful days of live theatre, dance, comedy, musicals and increased free programming at Fringe’s patio, POSTSCRIPT. Toronto Fringe is pleased to report that ticket sales for the 2019 Fringe Festival were $40,000 ahead of the incredibly successful 2018 Fringe Festival – making it the...

Toronto: Patron’s Picks and Best of Fringe on sale now

Saturday, July 13, 2019
Toronto: Patron’s Picks and Best of Fringe on sale now

The winners of these awards were announced yesterday at the Fringe Awards Ceremony.
More info on all our awards can be found here.
Tickets to Patron’s Pick shows are now on sale via the Toronto Fringe website and box office. Purchase tickets online by clicking the show links below or buy over the phone at 416-966-1062.
Tickets to Best...

Toronto: Casting update for “Julius Caesar” by Groundling Theatre and Crow’s Theatre

Friday, July 12, 2019
Toronto: Casting update for “Julius Caesar” by Groundling Theatre and Crow’s Theatre

Crow’s Theatre is delighted to announce that Andre Sills has joined the cast of Julius Caesar! He’ll share the stage with Canada’s most acclaimed classical actors  for three weeks only at Streetcar Crowsnest.Due to the unprecedented number of new subscribers this season, only a few premium seats are left for Friday and Saturday nights. 
Julius...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Howard Barker’s “Victory” begins previews July 14

Friday, July 12, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Howard Barker’s “Victory” begins previews July 14

An extreme exploration of the power of words, Howard Barker’s Victory is not for the squeamish. A tale of survival set against the violent aftermath of the English civil war, Victory uses language as a weapon, challenging a modern audience’s expectations of what theatre should be. Directed by Artistic Director Tim Carroll, Victory features an all-star...

Toronto: Angelwalk Theatre announces its fall 2019 shows

Friday, July 12, 2019
Toronto: Angelwalk Theatre announces its fall 2019 shows

Today Angelwalk Theatre anounced its 2019 Fall Line-Up which includes two fantastic shows!
On Monday, September 23, 2019, Angelwalk Theatre will be holding a gala, fundraiser, and concert - ANGELWALK AT 10 - in the George Weston Recital Hall at the Toronto Centre for the Arts (soon to be Meridian Arts Centre).
Celebrating 10 years since...

Toronto: The Theatre Centre announces its 2019/20 programming

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Toronto: The Theatre Centre announces its 2019/20 programming

Artistic Director Aislinn Rose announced The Theatre Centre’s 2019/20 programming today at one of the company’s signature (and delicious) community meals. The focus of the year ahead is on the idea of “reckless generosity”.
“A couple of years ago, UK artist Dawn Walton introduced us to the words ‘reckless generosity’,” explained The Theatre Centre’s...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre announces its 10th anniversary season

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre announces its 10th anniversary season

Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) celebrates its 10th anniversary season on the heels of receiving two Dora Mavor Moore awards for their production of Canadian composer Claude Vivier’s only opera Kopernikus. This pivotal tenth season will see a cross-Canada tour of our beloved production of La Bohème, the revival of Figaro’s Wedding, a debut at Koerner...

Toronto: Ticket availability dates announced for “The Met: Live in HD” 2019/20 season

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Toronto: Ticket availability dates announced for “The Met: Live in HD” 2019/20 season

Cineplex Events is pleased to announce that tickets will go on sale for the 2019-20 season of The Met: Live in HD next Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Launching in theatres across Canada on October 12, 2019 for the 14th consecutive year, opera-lovers will be able to experience 10 brilliant Live in HD transmissions starring some of the world’s leading artists...

Kingston: Line-up announced for the Kick & Push Festival July 18 to August 11

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Kingston: Line-up announced for the Kick & Push Festival July 18 to August 11

The Kick & Push Festival will return to Kingston this July in its fifth year of operation with a lineup showcasing innovative and boundary-breaking experiential theatre. The festival will take place throughout Kingston at various venues from July 18th to August 11th. 
Artistic Producer Liam Karry says, “At the heart of this festivalis the belief...

New York: Opera Atelier and Stratford star Laird Mackintosh is Henry Higgins in the North American tour of “My Fair Lady”

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
New York: Opera Atelier and Stratford star Laird Mackintosh is Henry Higgins in the North American tour of “My Fair Lady”

Casting has just been announced for the upcoming North American touring production of My Fair Lady. 
The 2018 Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady closed on Broadway July 7, but the Barlett Sher–helmed production launches a tour in Syracuse, New York, before officially opening December 19 at the Opera House at the Kennedy Center for...

Toronto: Driftwood Theatre presents “A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream” throughout Southern Ontario

Monday, July 8, 2019
Toronto: Driftwood Theatre presents “A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream” throughout Southern Ontario

Driftwood Theatre presents their 25th annual Bard's Bus Tour with A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream, an a cappella slant on William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. Driftwood Theatre brings accessible, live, outdoor theatre across Ontario with contemporary Canadian takes on Shakespeare. A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream will run from July 19...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival receives support from Celebrate Ontario

Sunday, July 7, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival receives support from Celebrate Ontario

During tonight’s dinner celebrating The Shaw’s production of The Ladykillers, Executive Director Tim Jennings announced the Festival has received a funding boost from the Ontario Government’s Celebrate Ontario program.
Already one of the province’s strongest arts and culture economic generators, the Shaw Festival delivers more than $200 million...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “Summer of ’69” July 9-13

Friday, July 5, 2019
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “Summer of ’69” July 9-13

The Summer of '69 is almost here AGAIN! It has been 50 years since that iconic year and we are bringing to you a wonderful celebration of the fantastic music and pop culture, July 9th - 13th at The Blue Mountain Inn - Weider Room. Come on out to Blue Mountain and back to the year 1969!
In this production you will enjoy 5 amazing singers/actors...

Toronto: The 12th annual Toronto Burlesque Festival runs July 18 to 21

Friday, July 5, 2019
Toronto: The 12th annual Toronto Burlesque Festival runs July 18 to 21

One of the world’s most esteemed events of its kind, the Toronto Burlesque Festival returns for its 12thanniversary running July 18 to 21 at Revival Bar and MOD Club Theatre.  
 With a focus on diversity, body-positivity, and an inclusive definition of beauty, the festival is pleased to present a line-up of performers from across the globe including:...

Toronto: “Come From Away” returns to the Royal Alexandra Theatre on December 13, 2019

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Toronto: “Come From Away” returns to the Royal Alexandra Theatre on December 13, 2019

After playing for 10 months at the Elgin Theatre, Toronto’s longest-running Canadian musical will return to its original home, the Royal Alexandra Theatre. COME FROM AWAY will conclude its engagement at the Elgin Theatre on December 1, 2019. It will then take a very short hiatus while the set is transported a few blocks west, and will reopen at the...

Toronto: Win one of four trips for two to Newfoundland at “Come From Away” July 5-7

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Toronto: Win one of four trips for two to Newfoundland at “Come From Away” July 5-7

All patrons attending the four performances of COME FROM AWAY at Toronto's Elgin Theatre from Friday July 5 to Sunday July 7, 2019 will automatically be entered to win one of four trips for two to Newfoundland and Labrador. There are four performances this weekend — Friday July 5, 8 pm; Saturday July 6, 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday July 7, 2 PM. There will...

Toronto: Shakespeare in Action brings free performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to Weston

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Toronto: Shakespeare in Action brings free performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to Weston

Shakespeare in Action continues its inaugural season as Weston’s resident theatre company with Shakespeare in the Shell! This season the hilariously beautiful A Midsummer Night’s Dream will take place under the open sky and play July 16-28 in Little Avenue Memorial Park in Weston. All performances are FREE, thereby fulfilling S.I.A.’s longtime wish...

Melbourne: The Australian premiere of “Come From Away” starts previews July 3

Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Melbourne: The Australian premiere of “Come From Away” starts previews July 3

The Australian premiere of Come From Away, which tells the true story of 7,000 airline passengers stranded in Newfoundland in the wake of September 11, begins performances at Melbourne's Comedy Theatre July 3 prior to an official opening July 20.
The company is led by Nicholas Brown (STC’s The Long Forgotten Dream) as Kevin J and others, Nathan...

Ottawa: Applications for “undercurrents 2020” close July 7

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Ottawa: Applications for “undercurrents 2020” close July 7

Showcasing the best independent theatre from Ottawa and across the country, undercurrents invites submissions from Ottawa-based and national companies. The festival will consider applications from established and emerging artists who are working in new play creation, as well as from those touring previously produced original work. We encourage submissions...

Toronto: Play for children, “Jillian Jiggs”, opens at Solar Stage on July 6

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Toronto: Play for children, “Jillian Jiggs”, opens at Solar Stage on July 6

Jillian Jiggs, a play based on the classic children’s stories by Phoebe Gilman for ages 4 and up ,opens at Solar Stage at Artscape Wychwood Barns, on July 6, 2019!
The Jillian Jiggs stories by Phoebe Gilman are rhyming, action-filled adventure stories of Jillian, her sister Rebecca, and their friends Rachel and Peter as they create, explore,...

Toronto: Arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor July 2019

Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Toronto: Arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor July 2019

School is out, the sun is shining, and arts and culture are active on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor! Spend your long weekend at our museums, art exhibitions, or see a film screening. There are also free events at our organizations and classes where you can enjoy learning a new language or arts skill. This month's highlights from our organizations...

Ottawa: Several associated with performing arts among new appointments to the Order of Canada

Monday, July 1, 2019
Ottawa: Several associated with performing arts among new appointments to the Order of Canada

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, today announced 83 new appointments to the Order of Canada. The new member list includes 5 Companions (C.C.), 21 Officers (O.C.), including 1 Honorary Officer, and 57 Members (C.M.). Recipients will be invited to accept their insignia at a ceremony to be held at a later...

Stratford: SpringWorks PuppetWorks mini-fest runs July 12-14

Saturday, June 29, 2019
Stratford: SpringWorks PuppetWorks mini-fest runs July 12-14

SpringWorks PuppetWorks mini-fest runs July 12-14. Performances include:
Family Puppet Shows in Stratford City Hall Auditorium:PlastiquePuzzle Theatre's plastic bag creatures are born and transform, funny and colorful, primitive, naive and they resemble us a little bit... maybe.... 
40 minutes, Ages 5 and up
Sat 11:30 & 3:30, Sunday...

Toronto: Toronto Fringe prioritizes accessibility in 2019

Friday, June 28, 2019
Toronto: Toronto Fringe prioritizes accessibility in 2019

Ontario’s largest theatre festival is entering its 31st season this year and is making the festival more accessible than ever for its 90,000+ patrons. With increased box office accessibility, website tools, comprehensive venue accessibility information, a communications overhaul, and changes to staffing and hiring practices, Fringe’s goal is to better...

Cambridge: “Grease” has already sold 90% of its run in Cambridge

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Cambridge: “Grease” has already sold 90% of its run in Cambridge

Don't wait! Grease is 90% sold out at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge. If you haven't purchased your tickets yet, we encourage you to buy as soon as possible as this production will likely sell out before the show even opens.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Grease is the word as the hit Broadway phenomenon that inspired one of the most successful movie...

Toronto: “BRAVE: Secret Lives, Second Chances” festival runs at Harbourfront July 11-21

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Toronto: “BRAVE: Secret Lives, Second Chances” festival runs at Harbourfront July 11-21

Harbourfront Centre brings celebrated musicians, artists, chefs, writers and actors to Toronto for a fresh and daring examination on what it means to be ‘brave’ and to push boundaries with the second annual multidisciplinary arts festival, BRAVE. This year’s iteration will uncover the hidden potential and concealed elements of human existence in BRAVE:...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre announces its expanded 2019/20 season

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre announces its expanded 2019/20 season

Today Artistic Producer Arkady Spivak announced TIFT’s expanded 2019-2020 Season. It includes Tower of Babylon, a globe spanning development project; mini-festival of unique works created by an all-female collective; a five-play subscription season in Barrie, touring activities, another season of Illuminating Coversations and the two-city International...

Toronto: Harbourfront Centre international dance series TORQUE returns in 2019/20

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Toronto: Harbourfront Centre international dance series TORQUE returns in 2019/20

Harbourfront Centre announces the return of TORQUE, an international contemporary dance series showcasing some of the most exciting emerging and established choreographers today. Following a successful first year, TORQUE’s second installment features six world, Canadian and Toronto premiere performances. With the 2019/20 season, Harbourfront Centre...

Toronto: Native Earth Performing Arts announces its 2019/20 season

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Toronto: Native Earth Performing Arts announces its 2019/20 season

Native Earth Performing Arts is proud to announce its 37th season, featuring a dynamic line-up of some of the most remarkable Indigenous voices working in theatre and dance today. Exploring stories of resilience, reclamation, and triumph, Native Earth’s season is a riveting showcase of successive generations of contemporary Indigenous artists. The...

Toronto: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre runs July 26-August 4

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Toronto: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre runs July 26-August 4

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre continues its tradition as the only performance haven for Toronto’s opera lovers in late summer.  Since 1986, Guillermo Silva Marin has led aspiring young artists through an intensive 8-week course of study concentrating on character development in opera through text and music.  These weeks culminate in a series of performances...

Toronto: List of winners at the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Toronto: List of winners at the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards

2019 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARDS RECIPIENT LIST
GENERAL THEATRE DIVISION
2019 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD
Outstanding Production
General Theatre
School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play
Obsidian Theatre in association with Nightwood Theatre
2019 DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD
Outstanding New Play
General Theatre

Toronto: The Dora Mavor Moore Awards take place tonight at 7:30

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Toronto: The Dora Mavor Moore Awards take place tonight at 7:30

Toronto's Dora Mavor Moore Awards take place tonight -  Tuesday June 25 - in the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts starting at 7:30pm, followed by a fab After-Party in and around the venue. The ceremony is hosted by the award-winning, multi-talented Rick Miller (Boom X, MacHomer, Bigger Than Jesus), who performs at the After-Party as well with his...

Kingston: Tickets are now available for the 2019 Theatre Kingston Storefront Fringe

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Kingston: Tickets are now available for the 2019 Theatre Kingston Storefront Fringe

Tickets are now available for the Theatre Kingston Storefront Fringe! Kingston is the place to be this summer, so why not make a Stay-cation out of it?
This year we have set up the Fringe schedule so you can see all 18 shows (or 19 with the bonus show) in 2 days!
We call it the DASH!
And "DOING THE DASH" has it's privileges. NOT ONLY do...

Blyth: The comedy “Cakewalk” begins previews June 26

Monday, June 24, 2019
Blyth: The comedy “Cakewalk” begins previews June 26

Back by popular demand- Cakewalk, one of our sweetest and most delicious comedies from when the Blyth Festival began, is coming back to the stage in celebration of the Festival 45th Anniversary Season. The revival runs June 26 to Aug. 10.
Cakewalk, written by playwright Colleen Curran, centres around a Canada Day celebration, when a small town...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: “Sex”, a play by Mae West, begins previews at the Shaw Festival June 21

Thursday, June 20, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: “Sex”, a play by Mae West, begins previews at the Shaw Festival June 21

Just shy of a century after her sold out Broadway run was branded an "obscene, indecent, immoral and impure drama" by a New York grand jury, Mae West’s Sex gets a rousing production at the Shaw Festival. Directed by Peter Hinton-Davis, this powerful melodrama begins in Montreal’s red light district of the 1920s, then shifts locations to Trinidad and...

Toronto: Factory Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Toronto: Factory Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Next season is all about honouring and celebrating Factory's remarkable past as we step into the future. Each of this season's plays represents a connection to all that Factory has accomplished under past Artistic Directors, and the lasting impact we have had on Canadian theatre.
Our 50th Season will celebrate Factory's illustrious and resilient...

Toronto: TO LIVE announces its 2019/20 season

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Toronto: TO LIVE announces its 2019/20 season

TO Live announces 2019–2020 season programming, delivering on its promise to connect audiences and communities reflective of Toronto’s population. Amongst its varied programming, TO Live announces the Toronto premiere of the exhibition Mandela: Struggle for Freedom, a rich sensory experience of imagery, soundscape, digital media and objects direct...

Toronto: SummerWorks Performance Festival announces its 2019 programme

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Toronto: SummerWorks Performance Festival announces its 2019 programme

Just one year away from celebrating 30 years as one of Canada’s most vital launch pads for new performance work SummerWorks Performance Festival, today unveiled the full programming lineup for its 29th edition, kicking off August 8 and showcasing boundary-pushing, adventurous work at multiple venues in Toronto for 11 days through to August 18, 2019....

Toronto: Soup Can Theatre celebrates its 10th anniversary with “A Night of Music and Mirth” July 18

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Toronto: Soup Can Theatre celebrates its 10th anniversary with “A Night of Music and Mirth” July 18

Soup Can Theatre is turning 10 and Toronto is invited to celebrate with us! We are marking the occasion with a performance-laden bash at the Monarch Tavern featuring in-concert highlights from our smash-hit shows, Love is a Poverty You Can Sell I & II, performed by original cast and orchestra members - as well as dancing, raffle prizes, silent auction,...

Toronto: Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg collaborate to stage Grétry’s “Richard Coeur-de-Lion” at Versailles

Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Toronto: Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg collaborate to stage Grétry’s “Richard Coeur-de-Lion” at Versailles

Opera Atelier is honoured to announce Founding Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski C.M. and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg C.M. will stage and choreograph Grétry’s opera Richard Coeur-de-lion, celebrating the 250th anniversary of the Royal Opera House at Versailles from October 10 to 13, 2019 at Château de Versailles. This extraordinary event marks...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents Louise Pitre June 19-22

Monday, June 17, 2019
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents Louise Pitre June 19-22

This week (June 19th-22nd) we have the privilege of presenting Louise Pitre for 5 performances at First Presbyterian Church in Collingwood. Louise received a Tony nomination for her Broadway debut in the smash hit Mamma Mia! and is truly Canada’s first lady of musical theatre, with a career that has spanned theatre, television and concert stages across...

Markham: fu-GEN Theatre Company brings an immersive performance work to the streets of downtown Markham

Monday, June 17, 2019
Markham: fu-GEN Theatre Company brings an immersive performance work to the streets of downtown Markham

FEARLESS is an experiment in theatrical spectatorship and itsintersection with new technology. By using the FEARLESS app, audiences will get in their cars and trackdown our performers in downtown Markham to experience this intimate and interactive newperformance work. In these one-to-one micro-performances, the driver is the only audience, eachperformance...

Toronto: Fall for Dance North 2019 unveils its fifth anniversary line-up

Monday, June 17, 2019
Toronto: Fall for Dance North 2019 unveils its fifth anniversary line-up

Toronto’s premier international dance festival Fall for Dance North (FFDN) is thrilled to announce the momentous fifth anniversary edition, October 2–6, 2019, at co-presenter TO Live’s MERIDIAN HALL (formerly the Sony Centre), Ryerson Theatre in partnership with the Ryerson School of Performance, and Union Station. FFDN will present a striking line-up...

Niagara Falls: “Mystify”, a new close-up magic show, opens at the Radisson Hotel June 27

Monday, June 17, 2019
Niagara Falls: “Mystify”, a new close-up magic show, opens at the Radisson Hotel June 27

Ken McCreedy is hoping he’ll see smiling faces when he and fellow magician George Marchionda of Niagara Falls join guitarist Terry Wash of St. Catharines at a new magic show series they’re launching at the Radisson Hotel and Suites in Niagara Falls on June 27.
He’ll certainly be close enough to see the audience’s pearly whites: McCreedy and Marchionda...

Toronto: The Musical Stage Company and Yonge Street Theatricals present three musicals inspired by The Globe and Mail archives

Monday, June 17, 2019
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company and Yonge Street Theatricals present three musicals inspired by The Globe and Mail archives

The Musical Stage Company and Yonge Street Theatricals, in association with The Globe and Mail, are pleased to announce complete details, casting, and run dates for REPRINT, the inaugural production of three original musicals generated in LAUNCH PAD.  First announced in November 2018, LAUNCH PAD is a ground-breaking musical development residency developed...

Toronto: “Come From Away” cancels previously announced screech-in and offers trips to the Rock instead

Friday, June 14, 2019
Toronto: “Come From Away” cancels previously announced screech-in and offers trips to the Rock instead

We wanted to celebrate COME FROM AWAY in Toronto and the unique culture of Newfoundland. We thought a big group screech-in at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto would do just that. In our enthusiasm we took a misstep and we apologize.
Rightly, many people in Newfoundland took exception to a screech-in happening outside of the actual province that created...

Toronto: Cahoots Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Friday, June 14, 2019
Toronto: Cahoots Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Cahoots Theatre announced its 33rd season today, including one world premiere and the return of an audience favourite. Programmed by Outgoing Artistic Director Marjorie Chan, the season explores the transcendent power of love through generational struggles, trauma, and even time and space. With productions featuring South East Asian artists, Cahoots...

Toronto: Monkey Toast brings back The Panel Show on June 22 with Andrew Coyne and Robert Benzie

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Monkey Toast is proud to bring back, The Panel Show. Each month two improvisers will appear in character to discuss real topics and issues with two real journalists.  This month’s journalists are, Andrew Coyne (National Post & CBC’s At Issue) and Robert Benzie (The Toronto Star’s Queens Park Bureau Chief). The Improvisers are, Aurora Browne appearing...

Toronto: Performances of “The Lion King” begin tonight

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Toronto: Performances of “The Lion King” begin tonight

Performances for the return engagement of Disney’s THE LION KING begin tonight at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre.  The 8-week engagement will play from Thursday June 13 through Sunday August 4, 2019.
Tickets are available at www.mirvish.com and through TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may...

Cambridge: Vera Causa Opera presents its second annual Canadian Opera Fest June 14-16

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Cambridge: Vera Causa Opera presents its second annual Canadian Opera Fest June 14-16

Vera Causa Opera's final production of the 2018/2019 season is our second annual Canadian Opera Fest, featuring brand new opera creations from local composers, librettists, and innovators.
Canadian Opera Fest 2019 features five brand new short operas written by local students and composers. Each opera is poignant and unique, tackling important...

Toronto: Theatre and dance at the Tirgan Festival July 25-28

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Toronto: Theatre and dance at the Tirgan Festival July 25-28

Tirgan Festival is excited to announce the arrival of its much anticipated biennial event, July 25-28, 2019 in Toronto, Canada, presented by TD Bank.
What is Tirgan?Tirgan refers to an ancient Persian/Iranian festival traditionally held in the month of July, also known as Jashn-e Tirgan (The feast of Tire-gan). It coincides with other midsummer...

Toronto: Experience “Comedy on the Water” June 27, July 18 and August 15

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Toronto: Experience “Comedy on the Water” June 27, July 18 and August 15

Aboard an intimate pirate ship of 35 audience members some of Toronto’s funniest comics take the mic and keep everyone laughing. Feel the summer breeze flow through your hair, hear the sound of your laugh get carried by the wind over the water and toward the Toronto skyline as you enjoy the ride aboard a 50ft wooden ‘pirate ship’ in Toronto’s harbor.

Toronto: “Come From Away” to attempt world’s largest screech-in on July 6

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Toronto: “Come From Away” to attempt world’s largest screech-in on July 6

To celebrate COME FROM AWAY’s monumental run in Toronto, we’re having the World's Largest Screech-In— 1,000 people, all together at one time.
This will take place following the evening performance of COME FROM AWAY on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Toronto's Elgin Theatre, and will involve the entire audience at the show that night.
The multi-award-winning...

Toronto: Nightwood’s 10th annual Lawyer Show raises record-breaking funds

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Toronto: Nightwood’s 10th annual Lawyer Show raises record-breaking funds

We are still basking in the glow after witnessing over 40 lawyers give it their all and blow the roof off of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in Nightwood's fundraiser production of MAMMA MIA! this weekend. It's a good thing lawyers are notoriously high-achievers, because they poured their hearts and souls into perfecting their harmonies, memorizing...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival receives a National Historical Plaque

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Stratford: The Stratford Festival receives a National Historical Plaque

Canada’s most esteemed theatre festival was honoured as a national historic event during a ceremony today in Stratford, Ontario.
Dr. Richard Alway, O.C, O.Ont., and Chair of the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada (HSMBC), commemorated the national historic significance of the Stratford Festival with a special ceremony to unveil a commemorative...

Toronto: The Royal Conservatory announces its 2019/20 season with much of interest for opera-lovers

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Toronto: The Royal Conservatory announces its 2019/20 season with much of interest for opera-lovers

The Royal Conservatory of Music has announced its 2019/20 season with much of interest for opera-lovers. In addition, we are excited to bring you more than 90 captivating classical, jazz, roots, and world music performances! Subscriptions to 2019.20 concert season concerts and series go on sale this Friday. This is your chance to get the best available...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Previews for “The Ladykillers”, making its North American premiere at the Shaw Festival, begins June 11

Monday, June 10, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Previews for “The Ladykillers”, making its North American premiere at the Shaw Festival, begins June 11

After taking London’s West End by storm, comedy thriller The Ladykillers makes its North American premiere under the direction of Artistic Director Tim Carroll. The Shaw Festival’s production of Graham Linehan’s stage adaptation – based on one of the best-loved British films of all time – begins previews tomorrow at the Festival Theatre.
Set...

Ottawa: NAC 50th anniversary Golden Gala to feature music, dance, theatre and Sarah McLachlan

Monday, June 10, 2019
Ottawa: NAC 50th anniversary Golden Gala to feature music, dance, theatre and Sarah McLachlan

The 23rd annual NAC fundraising Gala marking the National Arts Centre’s 50th Anniversary will take place on Saturday, October 5th, 2019. The gala-concert showcases artists from Dance, Theatre and Music and includes a performance by Grammy and Juno award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan with the NAC Orchestra. Tickets go on sale to...

Blyth: Sean Dixon’s play “Jumbo” opens the Blyth Festival on June 14

Monday, June 10, 2019
Blyth: Sean Dixon’s play “Jumbo” opens the Blyth Festival on June 14

The world premiere of one of the biggest stories in the history of South Western Ontario, the story of Jumbo the elephant’s fateful final performance, opens the Blyth Festival’s 45th Season. In Jumbo, playwright Sean Dixon, who brought Blyth Festival audiences plays steeped in local lore like The Wilberforce Hotel, Lost Heir, and The Outdoor Donnellys,...

Stratford: Kelly and Michael Meighen give $5 million towards the new Tom Patterson Theatre

Monday, June 10, 2019
Stratford: Kelly and Michael Meighen give $5 million towards the new Tom Patterson Theatre

The Stratford Festival is celebrating a major milestone in its Spirit of the Tent Campaign for the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre with a remarkable $5-million gift from Kelly and Michael Meighen and the T.R. Meighen Family Foundation. In recognition of this gift, the Stratford Festival Forum, which will have a dedicated space in the new theatre...

Toronto: Musical theatre stars perform in support of young talent in the “Dream Big Cabaret” June 24

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Toronto: Musical theatre stars perform in support of young talent in the “Dream Big Cabaret” June 24

You have seen them in huge current musical shows like Come From Away and Dear Evan Hansen or in the past in shows like Kinky Boots and Jersey Boys. Now you have an opportunity to see some of the city’s biggest musical theatre stars perform in the intimate setting of the Lula Lounge (Dundas Street W.), one night only, on Monday June 24. As Jeff Madden...

St. Jacobs: “You’ll Get Used To It! ... The War Show” is now on stage at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Friday, June 7, 2019
St. Jacobs: “You’ll Get Used To It! ... The War Show” is now on stage at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Yesterday we celebrated and commemorated the 75th Anniversary of D-Day with the launch of a special production. You'll Get Used To It! ... The War Show follows the journey of six Canadian infantrymen during World War II bringing history alive with treasured songs of the era including "The White Cliffs of Dover," "We'll Meet Again," "A Nightingale...

Toronto: Robert Markus of Toronto’s “Dear Evan Hanson” releases a new video of “Waving Through a Window”

Friday, June 7, 2019
Toronto: Robert Markus of Toronto’s “Dear Evan Hanson” releases a new video of “Waving Through a Window”

Robert Markus, who stars in the title role of the Toronto production of the Tony-winning Dear Evan Hansen, covers the musical's breakout hit “Waving Through a Window,” in a new video.
Dillon Kondor penned the new arrangement of the song from Benj Pasek and Justin Paul’s Tony-winning score.
As previously reported, the Toronto production, which...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Hannah Moscovitch’s “The Russian Play” begins previews June 8

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Hannah Moscovitch’s “The Russian Play” begins previews June 8

Diana Donnelly directs this season’s Lunchtime One-Act, The Russian Play – a tale that pays homage to the bleak realism and humour of the great Russian playwrights. Written by award-winning Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch, this satirical Siberian love story begins previews Saturday at The Shaw’s Royal George Theatre.Sonya (Gabriella Sundar Singh),...

Toronto: Toronto Fringe Festival tickets are now on sale

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Toronto: Toronto Fringe Festival tickets are now on sale

2019 Fringe Festival Tickets are Now on SaleThe 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival runs July 3 - 14 at venues across Toronto.Toronto Fringe Tickets:$11 (ticket) + $2 (service charge) 
Available online and by phone (416-966-1062) Subject to a $3 per order fee.Visa, Mastercard, UnionPay. 
Available in person as of July 3, 2019 at noon.Festival Box...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre launches an Action Research Project for mid-career artists

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre launches an Action Research Project for mid-career artists

Talk Is Free Theatre announced an Action Research Project to examine issues faced by mid-career theatre professionals when they choose to become parents. As part of the project, the company will test a number of solutions to ensure that mid-career artists and other workers remain in the profession for as long as possible while being able to enjoy...

Drayton: The musical “Annie” is now on stage at the Drayton Festival Theatre

Thursday, June 6, 2019
Drayton: The musical “Annie” is now on stage at the Drayton Festival Theatre

Leapin lizards! Annie, Sandy, and a gaggle of adorable orphans have taken over Drayton! Don't miss the world's favourite family musical on stage at the Drayton Festival Theatrefrom now through June 30 only.
Inspired by the famous 1920’s comic strip Little Orphan Annie, the Broadway musical Annieis a rags-to-riches story about a determined young...

St. Catharines: The In The Soil Arts Festival is this weekend

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
St. Catharines: The In The Soil Arts Festival is this weekend

Now celebrating its 11th year, In the Soil Arts Festival (ITS) has grown into a distinctive, and highly anticipated multi-arts festival!
ITS takes over downtown St. Catharines for a jam-packed program of over 100 things to see and do including live music, theatre, dance, film, streetscape installation art and more.
The FirstOntario Performing...

Toronto: “The Book of Mormon” announces a lottery ticket policy – performances begin June 11

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Toronto: “The Book of Mormon” announces a lottery ticket policy – performances begin June 11

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the Toronto engagement of the National Tour, which begins June 11 at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre and plays a limited 2 week engagement through June 23, 2019. 
THE BOOK OF MORMON returns for its fourth...

Toronto: Canada’s largest festival of musical comedians is coming to the Comedy Bar June 14-15

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Toronto: Canada’s largest festival of musical comedians is coming to the Comedy Bar June 14-15

Canada’s funniest comedians don’t just have jokes. Some of them can siiiing. June 14 and 15, NOTORIOUS is taking over Canada’s comedy headquarters Comedy Bar for a two-day jam-packed musical comedy festival. Featuring Rapp Battlez, Tita Collective, Catch 23, Weird Al Karaoke, NOTORIOUS and more, this unique festival will delight your eyes and ears....

Toronto: Beyond Mental Borders will perform weekly at The Rec starting June 16

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Toronto: Beyond Mental Borders will perform weekly at The Rec starting June 16

A Toronto-based mentalism duo called Beyond Mental Borders, recently named one of the top mentalism acts in the city, along with being called “the hottest act out there” and “a must see show” by our peers in the magic community, officially announced a featured monthly residency on Sundays at The Rec Room. This promises to be a new staple in the city,...

Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre announces its 2019/20 season and Christopher House’s stepping down as A.D.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre announces its 2019/20 season and Christopher House’s stepping down as A.D.

With the 2018.2019 season now concluded with the remount of Christopher House and Jordan Tannahill’s acclaimed Marienbad, it is with a mixture of great enthusiasm, appreciation, and sadness that Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) today unveils programming for the 2019.2020 season while announcing that after 25 incredible years, 2019.2020 will be Christopher...

Ottawa: The National Arts Centre celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open house

Monday, June 3, 2019
Ottawa: The National Arts Centre celebrated its 50th anniversary with an open house

On Sunday, June 2, 2019 the National Arts Centre celebrated its 50th Anniversary by welcoming thousands of Canadians to its free 50th Anniversary open house. This momentous occasion provided a rare look at the magic of the backstage, lively workshops in theatre and dance, free performances by Canadian artists, and family activities throughout the...

Toronto: Cirque du Soleil extends the Toronto run of “Alegría” to December 1, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019
Toronto: Cirque du Soleil extends the Toronto run of “Alegría” to December 1, 2019

With over 160,000 tickets already sold for the Montreal leg of the tour, which runs until July 21, Cirque du Soleil is delighted to add one month of performances, from November 5 – December 1, to the upcoming Toronto engagement of Alegría, its most iconic production. The show, which is now being presented from September 12 – December 1 under the Big...

Toronto: New music for opera “Louis Riel” co-commissioned by the COC and the NAC

Monday, June 3, 2019
Toronto: New music for opera “Louis Riel” co-commissioned by the COC and the NAC

The Canadian Opera Company is proud to partner with the National Arts Centre in co-commissioning new work to replace the music from the Kuyas aria that opens the third act of Louis Riel by composer Harry Somers and librettist Mavor Moore. Composer Ian Cusson, of Métis and French-Canadian descent, has been commissioned to create this new work for the...

Toronto: “A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza” runs June 6, 8 and 13

Sunday, June 2, 2019
Toronto: “A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza” runs June 6, 8 and 13

‘A Sketch Comedy Extravaganza Eleganza’ is a queer-forward original sketch comedy revue written and performed by the best queer sketch comedians in Toronto. After being named one of the top five comedy shows of 2018 and multiple sold out performances at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Crow’s Theatre, we are proud to present this sketch revue one...

Toronto: Shotgun Juliet presents Daniel MacIvor’s “A Beautiful View” June 11-22

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Toronto: Shotgun Juliet presents Daniel MacIvor’s “A Beautiful View” June 11-22

Following last year’s Jewel by Joan MacLeod, and GTA tour of TheForest For the Trees with Arts in the Park, Shotgun Juliet returnswith Daniel MacIvor’s A Beautiful View June 11-22 at the alumnaeAlumnae Theatre as a Pride Toronto Community event.
A Beautiful View is the story of a serendipitous relationshipbetween two women. After a series of...

Toronto: Arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor June 2019

Saturday, June 1, 2019
Toronto: Arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor June 2019

June is National Indigenous History Month, Italian Heritage Month, and Pride Month - we encourage everyone to attend arts events that bring us together. Any time of year you can enjoy a walk along the Bloor St. Culture Corridor to experience the most diverse arts and culture district in Toronto! Music, museums, visual arts, and films are taking place...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Friday, May 31, 2019
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Artistic Director Evalyn Parry announced the line-up for Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 2019/20 season today. After a blowout 40th anniversary season, the theatre company focuses on its role as an incubator for new queer works, with a mainstage production of one of its residency projects, an expanded showcase for its resident artists, and a new curation...

Stratford: The “topping off” ceremony for the new Tom Patterson Theatre occurred today

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Stratford: The “topping off” ceremony for the new Tom Patterson Theatre occurred today

The Stratford Festival celebrated a crowning moment at the new Tom Patterson Theatre Centre on Wednesday. Major donors, Board members and government officials gathered together for the first time in the new facility for a “topping off ceremony” – the placement of the final beam that will support the roof over the new auditorium.
“With the placing...

Toronto: Jacquie P.A. Thomas honoured with George Luscombe Award

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Toronto: Jacquie P.A. Thomas honoured with George Luscombe Award

On Tuesday May 28, 2019 during the 40th Dora Nominee Press Conference at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, Jacquie P. A. Thomas was honoured with the George Luscombe Award for Mentorship in Professional Theatre. The George Luscombe Mentorship Award was inaugurated in 1999. Revolutionary theatre founder and artistic director George Luscombe founded...

Toronto: Soulpepper releases cast recording of “Rose: A New Musical”

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Toronto: Soulpepper releases cast recording of “Rose: A New Musical”

Soulpepper Theatre Company today announced the world-wide digital release of the Original Cast Recording of its first-ever original musical, Rose, following a record 11 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations. The Original Cast Recording will be available on Spotify, iTunes, and Apple Music on Friday, May 31. The company proudly acknowledges their 27 Dora...

Toronto: Famed designer Martha Mann has died

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Toronto: Famed designer Martha Mann has died

MARTHA MANN SOUTHGATE July 4, 1938 - May 27, 2019 The curtain has come down. A very big show has closed. Martha Mann, award-winning designer of theatre, opera, television and film died Monday. She is mourned by Rex, Rebecca and Barnaby; her sister, Judith; brother, Malcolm; their families; and extended family, and will be remembered by many in the...

Toronto: Tenor Isaiah Bell’s “The Book of My Shames” plays June 6-8

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Toronto: Tenor Isaiah Bell’s “The Book of My Shames” plays June 6-8

In the premiere of his new solo show – part confessional comedy, part opera séance, part love letter to lost innocence – Canadian tenor, writer, and composer Isaiah Bell (Antinous in the world premiere of Rufus Wainwright and Daniel MacIvor’s Hadrian) traces the roots and ramifications of the war inside. The Book of My Shames takes a unique perspective...

Toronto: 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations announced

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Toronto: 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations announced

At a press conference held May 28 in the Davies Takacs Lobby of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 282 nominations for the 40th Anniversary Dora Mavor Moore Awards, which recognize excellence in professional theatre, dance and opera in Toronto. On Tuesday, June 25 at the Sony Centre...

Stratford: Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino to receive Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Stratford: Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino to receive Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award

Business / Arts, a national charity that shows the power in partnership between business and arts to strengthen Canada’s arts sector, is thrilled to announce Antoni Cimolino C.M. as this year’s recipient of the Peter Herrndorf Arts Leadership Award.
Selected by a jury of peers, this award is given to an arts leader who has spent a lifetime dedicated...

Toronto: Shakespeare in High Park runs July 4-September 1 with “Much Ado about Nothing” and “Measure for Measure”

Monday, May 27, 2019
Toronto: Shakespeare in High Park runs July 4-September 1 with “Much Ado about Nothing” and “Measure for Measure”

Canadian Stage’s Shakespeare in High Park, one of Toronto’s favourite summer traditions, returns for its 37th season to the High Park Amphitheatre, July 4-September 1. Audiences will enjoy a magical evening of theatre in the great outdoors with two adaptations of Shakespeare’s most popular and enduring works — the comedic tale of love and desire,...

Toronto: Aislinn Rose appointed General and Artistic Director of The Theatre Centre

Monday, May 27, 2019
Toronto: Aislinn Rose appointed General and Artistic Director of The Theatre Centre

The Board of Directors of The Theatre Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Aislinn Rose as General and Artistic Director following an extensive search which attracted a number of talented candidates from a variety of backgrounds. Rose will assume the role on May 27, 2019.
Rose has been working at The Theatre Centre since May 2014...

Toronto: Necessary Angel announces its new Artistic Director

Monday, May 27, 2019
Toronto: Necessary Angel announces its new Artistic Director

Necessary Angel Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Dilworth, award-winning director, dramaturge and teacher as the company’s new Artistic Director. 
In making the announcement, Nalini Stewart, Board Chair commented on what made Alan the ideal candidate in a field of forty-two applicants:
“Alan is an artistic visionary...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival’s Emerging Artists Program receives multi-year commitment of support

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival’s Emerging Artists Program receives multi-year commitment of support

Earlier this evening at the opening celebration of Brigadoon, Shaw Festival Executive Director Tim Jennings announced a three-year commitment from the RBC Foundation for the ongoing support of the Shaw Festival’s Emerging Artists Program. Supporting the Festival since 1972, the RBC Foundation continues their long-time partnership with The Shaw with...

Stratford: “Nathan the Wise” begins previews the Stratford Festival

Friday, May 24, 2019
Stratford: “Nathan the Wise” begins previews the Stratford Festival

Nathan the Wise, the rarely seen masterpiece of the eighteenth-century German Enlightenment, hits the stage in Stratford this weekend. Directed by Birgit Schreyer Duarte, and starring Diane Flacks in the title role, the production begins previews on Saturday, May 25, at the Studio Theatre, followed by its official opening performance on June 15.

Toronto: “Dear Evan Hansen” to close July 21, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Toronto: “Dear Evan Hansen” to close July 21, 2019

The Toronto production of Dear Evan Hansen, which had recently extended its booking period to September 29, will now play its final performance July 21 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
The production of the Tony-winning musical officially opened March 28 following previews that began March 5.
Robert Markus, who takes on the title role, is...

St. Jacobs: Celebrating the 75th anniversary of D-Day “You’ll Get Used To It!... The War Show” plays June 5-22

Thursday, May 23, 2019
St. Jacobs: Celebrating the 75th anniversary of D-Day “You’ll Get Used To It!... The War Show” plays June 5-22

In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the nostalgic musical You’ll Get Used To It! … The War Show is on stage at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse for three weeks only from June 5 to June 22. Audiences are advised to buy tickets as soon as possible as the highly-anticipated production is already over 70% sold out.
With a mixture of...

Stratford: Stratford Festival’s 67th season officially opens on Monday

Thursday, May 23, 2019
Stratford: Stratford Festival’s 67th season officially opens on Monday

The Stratford Festival kicks off its 67th season on Monday with the gala opening of Shakespeare’s Othello, followed by five more openings as the week unfolds: Billy Elliot the Musical, Henry VIII, Private Lives, Little Shop of Horrors and The Merry Wives of Windsor. Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino planned the 2019 season around the theme Breaking...

Toronto: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will have its Canadian premiere in autumn 2020

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Toronto: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will have its Canadian premiere in autumn 2020

Originating producers Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions with Canadian producer David Mirvish will bring the record-breaking, multiple-award-winning production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to Canada. This Canadian premiere will begin performances autumn 2020 exclusively at the Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto.

Toronto: Jully Black headlines “Caroline, Or Change” January 31-February 16, 2020

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Toronto: Jully Black headlines “Caroline, Or Change” January 31-February 16, 2020

Following the thrilling announcement of a new annual residency at the historic Winter Garden Theatre – the only remaining double-decker theatre in the world and possibly the most magical theatrical venue in the country - The Musical Stage Company is pleased to reveal that the inaugural production of their residency will be a reimagined and expanded...

Toronto: The Toronto Theatre Critics Association votes on the best of 2018/19 season

Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Toronto: The Toronto Theatre Critics Association votes on the best of 2018/19 season

Two plays about Black lives, and musicals about a refugee couple and a socially awkward teen are among the big winners at the Toronto Theatre Critics Association Awards.
Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Playtakes the award for best production of a play, in a co-production by Obsidian Theatre and Nightwood. The play's director,...

Toronto: Monkey Toast welcomes Stella Walker and Carolyn Taylor from CBC’s “Baroness von Sketch”

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Toronto: Monkey Toast welcomes Stella Walker and Carolyn Taylor from CBC’s “Baroness von Sketch”

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is back!  For our June show, host David Shore welcomes special guests, multidisciplinary artist, Stella Walker and from CBC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show, Carolyn Taylor!!  It all happens this coming Saturday, June 1st at The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. (second...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces its new Write from the Hip Program Director

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces its new Write from the Hip Program Director

Artistic Director Andrea Donaldson and Managing Director Beth Brown are delighted to announce the newest member of Nightwood Theatre’s creative team, Donna-Michelle St. Bernard, who’s been selected as the new Write from the Hip Program Director for our 2019/20 season.
St.Bernard (aka Belladonna the Blest) is an emcee, playwright, dramaturge and...

Stratford: Kate Hennig’s “Mother’s Daughter” is now on stage at Stratford

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Stratford: Kate Hennig’s “Mother’s Daughter” is now on stage at Stratford

Mother’s Daughter, the highly anticipated final instalment of Kate Hennig’s Queenmaker Trilogy, is now on stage at the Studio Theatre. The production officially opens on Friday, June 14.
Following the wild success of The Last Wife and The Virgin Trial, Hennig has created another master work exploring women, power and the nature of leadership....

Niagara-on-the-Lake: “The Glass Mengerie” begins its run in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: “The Glass Mengerie” begins its run in the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre

Hungarian director László Bérczes tackles one of the great American classics The Glass Menagerie. Resonating with love, loss, bitterness and heartache, Tennessee Williams’s renowned tragedy begins previews tomorrow at The Shaw’s Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre.
Narrator and aspiring poet Tom Wingfield (André Sills) recalls growing up in a Depression-era...

Toronto: Hart House Theatre announces its 100th anniversary season

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Toronto: Hart House Theatre announces its 100th anniversary season

Hart House Theatre, the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader Since 1919, is proud to announce its 2019/2020 100th Anniversary Season. This season's line-up is a diverse mix of the classic and contemporary, the political and poignant, the fun and frivolous as Hart House Theatre continues its tradition of producing affordable, accessible,...

Toronto: “Remembering the Winnipeg General” runs June 26-July 6

Monday, May 20, 2019
Toronto: “Remembering the Winnipeg General” runs June 26-July 6

On May 15th, 1919, over half of Winnipeg’s workers walked off the job. What began as a dispute between construction workers and their bosses bloomed into a full scale insurrection. For six weeks the workers of the city fought for better conditions, better wages, and better lives. Worried that a revolutionary spirit might catch fire, the government...

Cambridge: 12-year-old Riley DeLuca will play the title role in “Annie”

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Cambridge: 12-year-old Riley DeLuca will play the title role in “Annie”

Leapin' lizards! The sun’ll come out tomorrow for Riley DeLuca! After an exhaustive search, the 12-year-old young performer from Kilworth, Ontario has been chosen to play everyone's beloved red-headed orphan in our production of Annie, which is on stage at two venues this season.
Check out the adorable video below of Riley finding out that she...

Stratford: “The Neverending Story” now on stage at the Stratford Festival

Thursday, May 16, 2019
Stratford: “The Neverending Story” now on stage at the Stratford Festival

The beloved adventure tale The Neverending Story comes to life in Jillian Keiley’s eye-popping production filled with spectacle and wondrous other-worldly creatures. Previews are underway at the Avon Theatre and the production officially opens on Saturday, June 15.
Keiley, Artistic Director of English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre,...

Ottawa: NAC French Theatre presents “Pinocchio” by Joël Pommerat May 29-June 1

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Ottawa: NAC French Theatre presents “Pinocchio” by Joël Pommerat May 29-June 1

This version of Pinocchio traces a vile, ungrateful puppet’s journey toward becoming human. Stripping the familiar story of its marvellous bestiary, the play exposes the harsh reality at its core, in all its troubling strangeness. An extraordinary piece of theatre, the kind only Joël Pommerat can carve.
Pinocchio
May 29 to 31 at 7:30 p.m.,...

Toronto: Luminato announces additional programming

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Toronto: Luminato announces additional programming

With just 23 days until Luminato 2019 takes over the city of Toronto, the festival is thrilled to announce additional details of it’s free programming, specialized performances, free community projects and moderators and panelists for the Illuminating Ideas program.Now in its thirteenth year, Luminato brings the most engaging and ambitious theatre,...

Toronto: The Paprika Festival runs May 20-26 at the Aki Studio

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Toronto: The Paprika Festival runs May 20-26 at the Aki Studio

For the fourth year running, we're delighted to partner with Paprika Festival for their 18th annual youth-led performing arts festival happening on May 20-26 at Aki Studio. For the full line-up of the festival, click here.
This year's Indigenous Arts Program Showcase is a full day of art, community, and conversation featuring three new works...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre closes its globe-trotting 17th season

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre closes its globe-trotting 17th season

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) closes the defining 17th season this week, with the Australian tour of Tales of an Urban Indian by Darrell Dennis. The production, staged on a moving city bus, recently celebrated its 500th performance in Brisbane and drew rave reviews from the critics.
Not only is TIFT ending the season on the other side of the planet,...

Ottawa: Opera Atelier’s Co-Artistic Directors invested into the Order of Canada

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Ottawa: Opera Atelier’s Co-Artistic Directors invested into the Order of Canada

Last week Co-Artistic Directors Marshall and Jeannette travelled to Rideau Hall in Ottawa for the Order of Canada Investiture, where Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada officially invested them as members.
The Order of Canada is one of the country’s highest civilian honours, and recognizes Marshall and...

Toronto: Monkey Toast’s The Arkin and Friends welcomes Ted Morris May 26

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Toronto: Monkey Toast’s The Arkin and Friends welcomes Ted Morris May 26

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast, presents The Arkin and Friends. It all takes place on Sunday, May 26th  at The Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, M4M 2T1. Doors: 7:15pm / Show 7:30pm. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. www.crowstheatre.com / www.monkeytoast.com.
This show is made possible with support of The...

Toronto: Theatre/film hybrid “The Full Light of Day” opens Luminato June 7

Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Toronto: Theatre/film hybrid “The Full Light of Day” opens Luminato June 7

Canadian Stage’s 18.19 season closes with the highly anticipated Toronto premiere of the provocative film theatre hybrid The Full Light of Day, co-presented with Luminato. Written by playwright/director Daniel Brooks and directed by Electric Company Theatre founding artist Kim Collier – both recipients of the prestigious Siminovitch prize among many...

Stratford: Shakespeare’s comedy “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is now on stage in Stratford

Monday, May 13, 2019
Stratford: Shakespeare’s comedy “The Merry Wives of Windsor” is now on stage in Stratford

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino brings Shakespeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor close to home with a joyous production set in a small town not unlike Stratford, Ontario, in 1953, the year the Festival began.
This delightful romp features Geraint Wyn Davies as Falstaff, a portly knight, who pursues two married women at the same time – Mrs. Ford,...

Toronto: Outside the March reveals dates for its escape room experience “The Tape Escape”

Monday, May 13, 2019
Toronto: Outside the March reveals dates for its escape room experience “The Tape Escape”

Following the recent announcement of their 10th anniversary season programming last month - THE POPCORN DOUBLE FEATURE - Outside the March is pleased to announce dates and additional details for the innovative immersive escape room experience THE TAPE ESCAPE.  This new theatre/game hybrid experience will open its doors to the public July 4th, 2019....

Toronto: Theatre Smith-Gilmour presents “Stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses” May 24-June 1

Friday, May 10, 2019
Toronto: Theatre Smith-Gilmour presents “Stories from Ovid’s Metamorphoses” May 24-June 1

“Metamorphoses” is movement and mime! Stills in motion! Actors transform, characters metamorphose and stories resonate.
“Metamorphoses” is survival. To be alive is to change, to transform. Human beings have many identities. Everything changes. Nothing dies. The soul wanders here and there. It inhabits whatever body it pleases. What just was,...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: George Bernard Shaw’s comedy “Getting Married” begins previews May 10

Friday, May 10, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: George Bernard Shaw’s comedy “Getting Married” begins previews May 10

Getting Married, Shaw’s satire scrutinizing the institution of marriage and various other “social norms”, begins previews May 10 at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. Director Tanja Jacobs transfers Shaw’s timeless and witty comedy to the 1950s – a decade of simmering societal change and where the age-old question “is getting marriage really...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre announces its fall casting

Friday, May 10, 2019
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre announces its fall casting

Richard Rose, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are pleased to announce the casting for the first four productions - all world premieres - in Tarragon’s 2019/2020 season. These productions will feature many familiar faces as well as several Tarragon debuts and legendary Canadian talent.
We kick off the...

Toronto: Chilina Kennedy and Sasson Gabay to star in “The Band’s Visit” national tour in Toronto

Friday, May 10, 2019
Toronto: Chilina Kennedy and Sasson Gabay to star in “The Band’s Visit” national tour in Toronto

The Tony® Award-winning producers of THE BAND’S VISIT announced today the leads of the North American touring production of their multi-award-winning musical. Reprising the role of “Tewfiq”, which he originated in the 2007 film the musical is based on and then played again in the musical on Broadway, will be award-winning Israeli film actor Sasson...

Toronto: Cahoots Theatre announces its “LIFT OFF!” Festival for June 2-4

Friday, May 10, 2019
Toronto: Cahoots Theatre announces its “LIFT OFF!” Festival for June 2-4

Cahoots Theatre has announced the line-up for their annual LIFT OFF Festival, taking place June 2-4, 2019. Inspired by this year’s theme, “Staging Protest” Cahoots will make a scene at Toronto’s City Hall with two works-in-protest addressing political action through artistic expression.
Kicking off the festival is the first ever public reading...

Ottawa: The NAC Annual Report details a year of renewal at the National Arts Centre

Friday, May 10, 2019
Ottawa: The NAC Annual Report details a year of renewal at the National Arts Centre

The National Arts Centre’s 2017–2018 annual report, entitled The New NAC, was tabled in Parliament last week. The report documents an extraordinary year of renewal, not only of the NAC building, but also the entire institution.
In addition, for the first time in its history, the NAC Annual Report was released in a digital, interactive format...

Toronto: The Stepanova Ballet Academy presents “The Fairy Doll” May 25

Thursday, May 9, 2019
Toronto: The Stepanova Ballet Academy presents “The Fairy Doll” May 25

The Fairy Doll was premiered at the Vienna Court Opera on the 4th October 1888. Composed by the Austrian Josef Bayer the score has a regimental music flavour and was the greatest ballet success for the Vienna Court Opera ever; still being performed to this day. The story is about a toy store that has a collection of beautiful lifelike dolls. Favourite...

Toronto: Puppetmongers Theatre presents “Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Day” May 26

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Toronto: Puppetmongers Theatre presents “Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Day” May 26

Puppetmongers Theatre proudly presents
Fresh Ideas in Puppetry Day
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Ryerson School of Performance (345 Yonge Street)
 An annual day-long mini-conference and festival showcasing artists taking new and groundbreaking directions in the art of puppetry. 
 Fresh Ideas is a day of presentations and demonstrations,...

Toronto: Applications for the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival are now open

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Toronto: Applications for the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival are now open

Applications to the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival are now open.In 2020 we will be returning to the Factory Theatre from January 8-19th and we are looking for submissions to the Main Stage Series and the Studio Stage Series. The distinction between these two spaces has already been organically happening at Next Stage over the last few years, and...

Toronto: Finalists announced for the Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Toronto: Finalists announced for the Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam

After weeks of work and competition, our finalists have been announced and ready to compete in the LTAB finals this Saturday, May 11 at Trinity-St Pauls! Youth violence prevention organization LOVE (Leave Out Violence) brings back the globally recognized Youth Poetry Slam Festival for the third year - 'Louder Than A Bomb’ (LTAB). This highly anticipated...

Stratford: Shakespeare’s “Henry VIII” has begun previews at the Stratford Festival

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Stratford: Shakespeare’s “Henry VIII” has begun previews at the Stratford Festival

Henry VIII, Shakespeare’s thrilling drama about a pivotal moment in history, is now in previews at the Studio Theatre. The production officially opens on Wednesday, May 29, and early demand for tickets has led to an extended run until October 20.
Church and state collide when England’s king defies papal authority by seeking to divorce his wife,...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents the theatre experience “By Heart” May 30-June 2

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents the theatre experience “By Heart” May 30-June 2

Internationally celebrated Portuguese theatre artist and writer, Tiago Rodrigues brings the critically acclaimed By Heart to Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre for 5 shows only, May 30-June 2, 2019. An antidote for collective amnesia, this gentle experience provides
Putting the strength of our memory to work, in By Heart, Rodrigues...

Toronto: LOVE2 Theatre Co. presents a site-specific production of “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” May 30-June 8

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Toronto: LOVE2 Theatre Co. presents a site-specific production of “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea” May 30-June 8

The LOVE2 THEATRE COMPANY presents its inaugural production of “Danny and the Deep Blue Sea,” written by Oscar, Tony, and Pulitizer prize winning American playwright John Patrick Shanley (Doubt; Savage in Limbo; Defiance).
They meet in a bar. ‘How bout a pretzel?’ Thus starts the violent dance between Danny and Roberta. Two lost souls. Alone....

Toronto: Starvox Entertainment presents the North American premiere of the musical “Bend It Like Beckham” December 7-24

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Toronto: Starvox Entertainment presents the North American premiere of the musical “Bend It Like Beckham” December 7-24

Leading live-entertainment company Starvox Entertainment, Bend it Films and Kintop Pictures in association with To Live, are thrilled to announce that they are bringing the acclaimed musical based on the international smash-hit movie BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM to Toronto for its North American premiere.  The musical will arrive in time for the holiday season...

St. Catharines: FirstOntario Place presents the world premiere of a new holiday play by Norm Foster

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
St. Catharines: FirstOntario Place presents the world premiere of a new holiday play by Norm Foster

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) is thrilled to announce the world premiere of a new holiday play by Canada’s most beloved playwright Norm Foster as a part of the PAC’s 19/20 HOT TICKET season.
Aunt Agnes for Christmas will play for 15 performances in The Recital Hall from 11 – 22 December 2019.
The idea for Aunt Agnes for Christmas came...

Toronto: Mirvish Productions seeks a young female child actor to play “Lulu” in “Waitress”

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Toronto: Mirvish Productions seeks a young female child actor to play “Lulu” in “Waitress”

WAITRESS is the Tony nominated musical having its Canadian premiere at the Ed Mirvish Theatre for a limited engagement, July 9 - August 18, 2019. The production is seeking two local young girls to share the role of “Lulu”, the 4 year old daughter of the musical’s lead character.
WAITRESS tells the story of “Jenna”, an expert pie baker working...

Toronto: dance: made in canada Festival runs August 14-18

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Toronto: dance: made in canada Festival runs August 14-18

dance: made in canada / fait au canada Festival (d:mic/fac) proudly unveils a diverse program featuring the country’s most sought-after dancers and choreographers for its milestone fifth biennial edition on stage from August 14–18, 2019, at the Betty Oliphant Theatre. Living legend and 2019 Dance Hall of Fame inductee Louise Lecavalier will open this...

Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre presents the COMBUSTIONfestival May 27-June 1

Monday, May 6, 2019
Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre presents the COMBUSTIONfestival May 27-June 1

The Bad Dog Theatre Company is thrilled to present the return of COMBUSTIONfestival, Toronto’s premiere celebration of improvised theatre, unscripted experiments and comedic mischief.Launched in 2008, this week-long comedy party will bring together the most exciting, talented, boundary-pushing, genre-bending, industry-leading improvisers from across...

Toronto: High Society Cabaret remounts “Silent Goodbye” May 23-25

Monday, May 6, 2019
Toronto: High Society Cabaret remounts “Silent Goodbye” May 23-25

High Society Cabaret will heat up Canadian spring weather when it remounts its previously Sold Out original production of The Silent Goodbye, at The Commons, 587A College Street, Toronto, for three performances only, May 23 - 25, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at www.highsocietycabaret.com
Inspired by the film noir genre, The Silent Goodbye follows...

Toronto: Indigenous artists prepare for world premiere of opera “Shanawdithit” on May 16

Monday, May 6, 2019
Toronto: Indigenous artists prepare for world premiere of opera “Shanawdithit” on May 16

Tapestry Opera, Opera on the Avalon and Indigenous artists from Nations across the country are preparing for the premiere of a new opera that challenges the one-sided historical perspective on the Beothuk Nation. Premiering May 16, Shanawdithit sheds light on the misrepresented history of the real-life story of the title character Shanawdithit (1801-1829)...

Stratford: Chilina Kennedy stars in a concert performance of “The House of Martin Guerre” November 4

Monday, May 6, 2019
Stratford: Chilina Kennedy stars in a concert performance of “The House of Martin Guerre” November 4

The Stratford Festival is delighted to announce that Chilina Kennedy will headline a musical Forum Showcase on November 4 at Stratford’s Avon Theatre. Tickets are now on sale for Chilina Kennedy in The House of Martin Guerre in Concert. 
With music and lyrics by Leslie Arden and book by Leslie Arden and Anna T. Cascio, The House of Martin Guerre...

Toronto: Theaturtle presents “Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music” June 1 before its international tour

Friday, May 3, 2019
Toronto: Theaturtle presents “Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music” June 1 before its international tour

After a premiere season in 2017 at the Luminato Festival and World Stage Design "Scenofest" in Taipei, Taiwan, Theaturtle's acclaimed Charlotte: A Tri-Coloured Play with Music will tour to Jaffa Fest in Tel Aviv, Israel, Theatre on Podol in Kiev, Ukraine, The National Theatre of the Czech Republic in Prague, and other significant European venues.

Stratford: “Othello” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

Friday, May 3, 2019
Stratford: “Othello” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

Director Nigel Shawn Williams brings Shakespeare’s Othello firmly into the here and now with a gripping contemporary production that will officially open the Stratford Festival’s 2019 season on Monday, May 27. Previews begin today at the Festival Theatre.
“We live in a world where truth has little value and must battle through the mire of misinformation...

New York: Alanis Morisette’s musical “Jagged Little Pill” announces its Broadway dates

Friday, May 3, 2019
New York: Alanis Morisette’s musical “Jagged Little Pill” announces its Broadway dates

Wake up—the catalog of Alanis Morissette is heading to Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre.
The new musical Jagged Little Pill, which premiered at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts last year, will officially begin Broadway performances November 3, prior to a December 5 opening. Tickets go on sale to the generalpublic May 23...

Toronto: Vancouver’s Guilty by Association presents its new show “1991” May 22-June 1

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Toronto: Vancouver’s Guilty by Association presents its new show “1991” May 22-June 1

Critically acclaimed theatre company, Guilty by Association, presents its haunting new piece 1991. A live film/theatre experiment, 1991 is the coming-of-age story of a young drifter lost in the back seat of shit cars deep in the savage South. Written by Guilty by Association Artistic Director, Cole Lewis (these violent delights/GBA, Antigonick/GBA),...

Toronto: Players present “Ghostbusters Nine-Nine” June 13-22

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Toronto: Players present “Ghostbusters Nine-Nine” June 13-22

Players is excited to announce its 17th full-scale production: Ghostbusters Nine-Nine opening on June 13thand running until June 22th at the Tranzac Theatre. A a volunteer theatre company, Players has been donating its season’s proceeds to charities since its inception. For this season, Players is pleased to announce that its charitable partners are...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre presents its annual Lawyer Show – “Mamma Mia!” – June 6-8

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre presents its annual Lawyer Show – “Mamma Mia!” – June 6-8

Nightwood Theatre is proud to present the tenth annual Lawyer Show. Directed by Nightwood’s Artistic Associate Sadie Epstein-Fine and supported by a team of professional coaches, designers, and crew, this unique event sees a cast of over 40 lawyers take the stage to perform MAMMA MIA! This is all to raise vital funds that go directly toward Nightwood’s...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Lerner and Loewe's musical “Brigadoon” begins previews May 5

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Lerner and Loewe's musical “Brigadoon” begins previews May 5

Tartan, kilts and braw melodies from the beloved romantic classic Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon brings a wee bit of Scottish delight to The Shaw’s Festival Theatre beginning May 5. The season’s main stage musical, directed by Glynis Leyshon, with a revised book by Brian Hill; brilliantly brings the windswept wonder and ethereal charm of this enduring...

Toronto: Anesti Daniels’s “Six Frets Under” plays at the Toronto Fringe July 3-14

Thursday, May 2, 2019
Toronto: Anesti Daniels’s “Six Frets Under” plays at the Toronto Fringe July 3-14

Fresh off a Canadian Comedy Award nomination for Best Variety Act, Musical Comedian on the rise, Anesti Danelis, returns to the Toronto Fringe with Six Frets Under premiering at The Tranzac Club Tiki Room for 10 performances July 3 - 14, 2019. 
Having been surrounded by loss this past year, Anesti Danelis took refuge in his guitar and created...

Ottawa: The Gladstone Theatre announces its 2019/20 programming

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Ottawa: The Gladstone Theatre announces its 2019/20 programming

Today The Gladstone Theatre announces an 8-show resident company season presented by Plosive Productions, Bear & Co., SevenThirty Productions, Theatre Kraken, Three Sisters, and Black Sheep Theatre:
• The Ugly Oneby Marius von Mayenburgdirected by Peter James HaworthSeptember 26 – October 5 at 7:30pmMatinees September 28, 29 & October 5 at 2:30pmand...

Toronto: May on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Toronto: May on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor

This month we're welcoming spring and two new Bloor St. Culture Corridor organizations! The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and Women's Art Association of Canada (WAAC) are joining Toronto's most diverse arts and culture district. We're now proudly 22 organizations strong, with more exhibitions and arts events for you to enjoy. Also check out Doors...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces the line-up for Queer Pride 2019

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces the line-up for Queer Pride 2019

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for Queer Pride 2019 – a festival of queer theatre, comedy, cabaret, art, music, and parties that showcases our community's unstoppable spirit. For three weeks, Buddies hosts a stellar line-up of Toronto’s most exciting queer entertainers.
Marking the end of Buddies’ 40th anniversary...

Toronto: “Ill Met by Moonlight”, a burlesque take on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, runs May 14-19

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Toronto: “Ill Met by Moonlight”, a burlesque take on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, runs May 14-19

Ill Met by Moonlight is a new adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This piece combines burlesque, bouffon, theatre and music to create a thoroughly unique, intensely magical and truly queer version of Shakespeare's comedy. Adapted by: Stella Kulagowski and Steph CrothersDirected by: Rouvan SilogixProduction design by: Sly FeiticeiraStarring:Axel...

Ottawa: The National Arts Centre unveils its inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Ottawa: The National Arts Centre unveils its inaugural season of Indigenous Theatre

Canada’s National Arts Centre today unveiled details of the inaugural season of the first national Indigenous Theatre department in the world. The season will celebrate Indigenous women’s resilience, strength and beauty, with 9 productions out of 11 written and created by women. In addition to English and French, more than 10 Indigenous languages...

Ottawa: Applications now open for “undercurrents 2020”

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Ottawa: Applications now open for “undercurrents 2020”

Showcasing the best independent theatre from Ottawa and across the country, undercurrents invites submissions from Ottawa-based and national companies. The festival will consider applications from established and emerging artists who are working in new play creation, as well as from those touring previously produced original work. We encourage submissions...

Toronto: The Streetcar Crowsnest will be a Fringe Festival venue this year

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Toronto: The Streetcar Crowsnest will be a Fringe Festival venue this year

Toronto Fringe is pleased to announce that, for the first time ever, the Festival will officially extend across the Don Valley Parkway and present Main Festival Venues in East Toronto. Fringe’s newest theatres will be the two state-of-the-art venues run by Crow’s Theatre at Streetcar Crowsnest (345 Carlaw Avenue) in the heart of Leslieville. Fringe...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston brings two great shows to The Tett this spring

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Kingston: Theatre Kingston brings two great shows to The Tett this spring

Theatre Kingston is proud to present two special theatrical events this Spring.
The Knitting Pilgrim, Show and/or WorkshoppeDate(s) Friday, May 17th 1-4pm | 8pm Location Rehearsal Hall
PresenterTheatre Kingston & Kirk Dunn
Kingston - Born knitter Kirk Dunn leads and afternoon workshop creating the Loyalist Township-inspired pillow pattern...

Stratford: “Little Shop of Horrors” is now on stage at the Stratford Festival

Monday, April 29, 2019
Stratford: “Little Shop of Horrors” is now on stage at the Stratford Festival

From the creative team that made history with Stratford’s longest-running production, The Rocky Horror Show, comes another cult rock musical, Little Shop of Horrors. Previews begin today at the Avon Theatre and the production opens on Friday, May 31.
Canada’s top Director-Choreographer, Donna Feore, and her creative team – Music Director Laura...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces its 2019/20 season

Monday, April 29, 2019
Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces its 2019/20 season

Toronto has something that not every world class city can boast: a professional opera company dedicated exclusively to creating and producing new works. Tapestry Opera is a rare gem in Canada’s cultural landscape, and after four decades of boundary-breaking opera, the company enters its ruby anniversary in a stronger position than ever before and...

Wellington: Graham Abbey and Johannes Debus announce their festival line-ups for Prince Edward County

Sunday, April 28, 2019
Wellington: Graham Abbey and Johannes Debus announce their festival line-ups for Prince Edward County

Graham Abbey today announced Festival Players’ lineup for the 2019 theatre season presented by Huff Estates, that will run from July 9th-September 1st in Wellington, Ontario. Included in the fold this year is Wellington Water Week – the newly minted music and arts festival programmed by Music Director Johannes Debus and assistant Music Director Elissa...

Stratford: Stratford Festival launches free multimedia study tool for “Romeo and Juliet”

Friday, April 26, 2019
Stratford: Stratford Festival launches free multimedia study tool for “Romeo and Juliet”

The Stratford Festival is expanding its educational offerings with the release of a unique study tool based on the film of its acclaimed 2017 production of Romeo and Juliet.
PerformancePlus, a groundbreaking digital resource launched by the Festival in 2016, allows for dynamic engagement with Shakespeare’s works by pairing a world-class Stratford...

Toronto: New Sketch Comedy Album “Less Is More” from Shortweird Radio Launches June 14

Friday, April 26, 2019
Toronto: New Sketch Comedy Album “Less Is More” from Shortweird Radio Launches June 14

Shortweird Radio relaunches acclaimed out-of-print sketch comedy classics with brand new album "Less Is More"ITUNES PRESALE MAY 31st – WORLDWIDE LAUNCH JUNE 14th
These days Marcel St. Pierre is an established improvisor and writer, an alum of The Second City and former artistic director of The Bad Dog Theatre Company. But one of his first loves...

Ottawa: The NAC to hold an open house with special free activities June 2 to celebrate its 50th anniversary

Friday, April 26, 2019
Ottawa: The NAC to hold an open house with special free activities June 2 to celebrate its 50th anniversary

On Sunday, June 2, 2019 – the day of the National ArtsCentre’s 50th anniversary – the NAC is inviting Canadians to a free Open House that will featurethe largest public access to the NAC’s backstage in 25 years, music, theatre and danceworkshops, and surprise performances by Canadian artists. This unique event is in partnershipwith Doors Open Ottawa....

Toronto: Cast illness postpones first previews of “Next to Normal” to April 30

Friday, April 26, 2019
Toronto: Cast illness postpones first previews of “Next to Normal” to April 30

A cast member of NEXT TO NORMAL — a brand new Musical Stage Company production of the Tony and Pulitzer award-winning musical presented by David Mirvish as part of the Off-Mirvish season —  has suddenly taken ill forcing the cancellation of the first three scheduled performances on Friday April 26, 8 PM, Saturday April 27, 8 PM and Sunday April 28, 2...

Toronto: “The Rag Bag Cabaret Spring Fling” takes place May 25

Friday, April 26, 2019
Toronto: “The Rag Bag Cabaret Spring Fling” takes place May 25

Toronto's longest running variety show RAG BAG CABARET is back!Our Spring Fling Cabaret takes place on Saturday May 25th at the Village Players Theatre.
Featuring:
• The gorgeous harmonies of Marla & David Celia• Illusionist extraordinaire Chris Mayhew• Masters of mirth Rob Ross & Danish Anwar• Bombshell burlesque Zyra Lee Vanity• And as...

Toronto: We Are Here Productions presents “Urinetown The Musical” to benefit WaterAid Canada

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Toronto: We Are Here Productions presents “Urinetown The Musical” to benefit WaterAid Canada

We Are Here Productions announces the Tony Award winning musical Urinetown The Musical to benefit WaterAid Canada.  Generously supported by Solar Stage, Canadian Actor’s Equity Association, and MTI Licensing, We Are Here aims to raise $10,000 in support of WaterAid Canada’s services over three shows. With staging, choreography, a full band and a cast...

Ottawa: The National Arts Centre announces its 2019/20 children’s and youth French programming

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Ottawa: The National Arts Centre announces its 2019/20 children’s and youth French programming

The Children and Youth Programming, conceived by Mélanie Dumont, beautifully enriches the 2019-2020 season of the French Theatre with six fantastically inventive and crazy propositions. Yours to discover on-line already!
The stage will renew itself into a thousand and one shapes, as a huge playing ground to explore. Now a gigantic forest, now...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Artistic Director Kelly Thornton and Managing Director Beth Brown are proud to announce Nightwood Theatre’s 2019/20 season. Marking our 40th year as Toronto’s preeminent feminist theatre company, we have curated an electric lineup of productions that bravely and playfully examine politics, privilege, power, and progress. Offering up three world premieres...

Toronto: Stage Centre Productions presents “To Kill a Mockingbird” May 16-25

Thursday, April 25, 2019
Toronto: Stage Centre Productions presents “To Kill a Mockingbird” May 16-25

The fifth play of our season is Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning masterwork of honour and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. It’s 1935 and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Jean Louise Finch or “Scout” as she is fondly called, manages to live a rather carefree...

Stratford: Noël Coward's “Private Lives” now on stage at the Stratford Festival

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Stratford: Noël Coward's “Private Lives” now on stage at the Stratford Festival

The wit of Noël Coward is at its cheekiest in his exquisite romantic comedy, Private Lives, now on stage at the Avon Theatre. The production opens on Thursday, May 30.
Set in a sophisticated world of cocktails, glamour and sparkling repartee, Private Lives follows Amanda and Elyot, a divorced couple who are reunited by chance – while honeymooning...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents Njo Kong Kie’s “I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron” May 16-26

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents Njo Kong Kie’s “I Swallowed a Moon Made of Iron” May 16-26

Former long-serving musical director of La La La Human Steps, composer and creator of music-theatreworks Picnic in the Cemetery and Mr. Shi and His Lover (voted Best New Musical by the Toronto Theatre Critics Association), Njo Kong Kie, returns to Canadian Stage with a spellbinding solo performance that sets to music the haunting work of factory worker...

Toronto: Witchboy Theatre and Blood Pact Theatre present “The Doll Play” May 21-June 8

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Toronto: Witchboy Theatre and Blood Pact Theatre present “The Doll Play” May 21-June 8

The Doll Play: A Miniature Revolution tells the story of a dysfunctional community of dolls who live in the waiting room of a child psychologist’s office. Having suffered years of mistreatment and abuse at the hands of the psychologist’s young patients, the dolls are galvanized to a new vengeful purpose by the sudden appearance of Anne and Andy, two...

Toronto: inDANCE and Vancouver’s Co.ERASGA present “Undivided Colours” My 29-June 1

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Toronto: inDANCE and Vancouver’s Co.ERASGA present “Undivided Colours” My 29-June 1

Respected Canadian-Asian dance artists Peter Chin, Hari Krishnan, William Lau and Alvin Tolentino present the world premiere of "Undivided Colours"- a mixed bill of four striking solos inspired by the artists lived experiences from Canada, China, Cambodia, India, Singapore and the Philippines.
The spirit of Dance, Diversity, and Gender is celebrated...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille announces Majorie Chan as its new Artistic Director

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille announces Majorie Chan as its new Artistic Director

The board of directors of Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) are proud to announce the appointment of Marjorie Chan as Artistic Director.
Chan has an established and rewarding relationship with Passe Muraille. She was the director of Adam Pottle’s play Ultrasound, a show exploring deaf culture, which was co-produced with Passe Muraille in 2016. In...

Cambridge: “Glory” about women’s hockey in Preston runs May 15-June 8 at the Hamilton Family Theatre

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Cambridge: “Glory” about women’s hockey in Preston runs May 15-June 8 at the Hamilton Family Theatre

A local legacy comes to life on stage as the new Canadian play GLORY chronicles the impressive rise of Cambridge's Preston Rivulettes women’s hockey team. Drayton Entertainment is proud to present the Western Canada Theatre production of GLORY on stage at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge from May 15 to June 8.
This exciting stage production...

Collingwood: Venues announces for Theatre Collingwood shows

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Collingwood: Venues announces for Theatre Collingwood shows

I'm absolutely delighted (and a little relieved) to share with you all the details about our 2019 Summer Theatre Festival.
By now, you well know that our non-profit organization was put in a regrettable position where we were forced to take our productions from the Gayety Theatre due to unrealistic increases in our rental rates that would have...

New York: The “Hugh Jackman The Show” world tour plays Toronto June 25, 2019

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
New York: The “Hugh Jackman The Show” world tour plays Toronto June 25, 2019

Peter Allen. Curly McLain. Jean Valjean. Gaston. PT Barnum. Soon to be The Music Man. Hugh Jackman has immortalized icons of musical theatre on stage and screen for decades. Oozing charm, Jackman can sing, dance, act, host the Tony Awards, and lift cars (remember, he is also Wolverine). The consummate showman of our generation, there’s seemingly nothing...

Toronto: Kyanite Theatre presents George F. Walker’s “And So It Goes” May 8-26

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Toronto: Kyanite Theatre presents George F. Walker’s “And So It Goes” May 8-26

Prominent Canadian playwright George F. Walker (Order of Canada, Governor General's Lifetime Achievement Award, five-time Dora Award winner) brings his many years of experience to Toronto's indie theatre scene to direct his acclaimed 2010 dark comedy And So It Goes for fledgling Kyanite Theatre.And So It Goes revolves around the stigma of mental illness...

Toronto: Factory Theatre concludes its season with Erin Shields’s “Beautiful Man” May 4-26

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Toronto: Factory Theatre concludes its season with Erin Shields’s “Beautiful Man” May 4-26

Factory’s 49th season concludes with the Toronto premiere of BEAUTIFUL MAN, a searing satire written by Erin Shields, directed by Andrea Donaldson and featuring Ashley Botting, Mayko Nguyen, Sofía Rodrígues, and Jesse LaVercombe, May 4-26, 2019.
BEAUTIFUL MAN turns the tables on gender and power with the simple question, “What if men were the...

Toronto: Citadel + Compagnie remounts James Kudelka’s “Against Nature” May 22-June 1

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Toronto: Citadel + Compagnie remounts James Kudelka’s “Against Nature” May 22-June 1

Citadel + Compagnie proudly presents the hotly anticipated return of Against Nature, May 22–25and May 29–June 1, 2019 at the Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance. Choreographed and directed by Citadel + Compagnie’s Resident Choreographer James Kudelka, this multi-disciplinary work is a unique dance-opera-theatre hybrid that adapts French-Dutch author Joris-Karl...

Toronto: Driftwood Theatre tours “A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream” July 19-August 18 across Ontario

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Toronto: Driftwood Theatre tours “A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream” July 19-August 18 across Ontario

Driftwood Theatre presents their 25th annual Bard's Bus Tour with A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream, an a cappella slant on William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. Driftwood Theatre brings accessible, live, outdoor theatre across Ontario with contemporary Canadian takes on Shakespeare. A (musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream will run from July 19...

Toronto: KAIROS Theatre brings its fringe hit “The Bathtub Girls” to Toronto May 21-June 1

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Toronto: KAIROS Theatre brings its fringe hit “The Bathtub Girls” to Toronto May 21-June 1

Following a critically acclaimed Canadian and USA tour, KAIROS Theatre is thrilled to premiere The Bathtub Girls in their home town, Toronto. In its various iterations over the past three years of development, The Bathtub Girls has been produced at Hamilton Fringe (Critics’ Choice Award, 2016); Tapestry Opera Space, as part of Then They Fight's Then...

Barrie: “Tales of an Urban Indian” will receive its 500th performance while on tour in Australia

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Barrie: “Tales of an Urban Indian” will receive its 500th performance while on tour in Australia

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) will perform its hit production of Tales of an Urban Indian for the 500th time during the upcoming Australian tour.
Tales of an Urban Indian is the story of Simon Douglas, a contemporary Indigenous man, who grows up on both the reserve in British Columbia and in Vancouver. The play conjures up many characters that...

Kitchener: “Outside Mulligar” running May 1-4 will be Lost & Found Theatre’s last ever fully-staged production

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Kitchener: “Outside Mulligar” running May 1-4 will be Lost & Found Theatre’s last ever fully-staged production

Outside Mullingar will wrap 15 years of fully staged productions
Over the last few years, Lost & Found Theatre has experienced attrition in the company because of life changes each of us has going on, including demanding jobs (the kind that pay the bills!), little children, and aging family members to name a few. It has become all too clear that...

Stratford: “Tainted Cabaret” comes to Stratford April 26

Monday, April 22, 2019
Stratford: “Tainted Cabaret” comes to Stratford April 26

Prepare to check your inhibitions at the door.
This Friday, burlesque fans are in for a treat as three stars of the underground theatre scenes in New York, Toronto, and Vancouver bring their “sinfully funny mix of song and irreverent neo-burlesque,” Tainted Cabaret, to Molly Bloom’s Irish Pub in Stratford.
“Our inspirations are the same...

New York: Stratford alumnus Paul Alexander Nolan will perform his solo show at Feinstein’s 54 Below May 3, 4 and 7

Saturday, April 20, 2019
New York: Stratford alumnus Paul Alexander Nolan will perform his solo show at Feinstein’s 54 Below May 3, 4 and 7

Lauded by The New York Times as having an “expressive voice and wide acting range,” Paul now brings his long-awaited cabaret solo debut to Feinstein’s/54 Below! 
Performances are Fri, May 3, 2019: 5:00 pm / 7:00 pm, Sat, May 4, 2019: 5:00 pm / 7:00 pm and Tue, May 7, 2019: 5:00 pm / 7:00 pm.
This musical road trip will feature a variety...

St. Catharines: Garden City Comedy Festival Gala Night is May 4

Saturday, April 20, 2019
St. Catharines: Garden City Comedy Festival Gala Night is May 4

The Garden City Comedy Festival Gala Night returns to theFirstOntario Performing Arts Centre for an evening of world class laughs.
Headlining this year’s Gala will be award winning entertainer DeAnne Smith.   DEANNE SMITH: A Canadian Comedy Award winner, DeAnne has performed at Just for Laughs, JFL42, the Winnipeg Comedy Festival, Melbourne International...

Toronto: After a highly successful first-run in Vancouver “I Am Not a Girl” plays the Tarragon Theatre June 5-9

Friday, April 19, 2019
Toronto: After a highly successful first-run in Vancouver “I Am Not a Girl” plays the Tarragon Theatre June 5-9

After a highly successful first-run in Vancouver – Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Productions Society will bring I Am Not a Girl to the stage at Tarragon’s EXTRASPACE, Toronto, June (5th - 9th) 2019. The production stems from a true story that was generously given to Executive Producer William Grant Hubbard with the request that the subject of the story...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival mourns veteran actor Jennifer Phipps

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival mourns veteran actor Jennifer Phipps

Flags at the Shaw Festival will be at half mast all weekend as the company pays tribute to veteran actress Jennifer Phipps, who died Wednesday night.
The London-born performer joined the company in 1967 and appeared in more than 50 productions over 30 seasons. Her final performance was under heavy make-up as the Cheshire Cat in the 2016 production...

Toronto: Samson Bonkeabantu Brown’s play “11:11” has its world premiere May 26-June 1

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Toronto: Samson Bonkeabantu Brown’s play “11:11” has its world premiere May 26-June 1

The A.V.O. Collective in association with Triangle Pi Productions, is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of Samson Bonkeabantu Brown’s powerful play, 11:11. Samson Brown takes the stage at the Theatre Centre with an exclusive run from May 27 to June 1, 2019 with a preview performance on May 26th at 7pm.
Where the spirit world and the real...

Toronto: Greg Campbell's solo show “OUT” plays Buddies in Bad Times Theatre April 24-May 5

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Toronto: Greg Campbell's solo show “OUT” plays Buddies in Bad Times Theatre April 24-May 5

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre & Big Bappis Productions bring back 2016 Best of Fringe Hit OUT.
OUT is a one-man play set in Montreal in 1977, at the height of the disco era. Glen is 17 years-old and decides to kick open the closet door. While keeping it secret from his parents, he celebrates his new gay identity by going to discos, joining a Gay...

Toronto: Monkey Toast welcomes Dr. Eva Chan and former Toronto mayor David Miller May 4

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Toronto: Monkey Toast welcomes Dr. Eva Chan and former Toronto mayor David Miller May 4

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is back!  For our May show, host David Shore welcomes special guests, chiropractor, Dr. Eva Chan, , former Toronto Mayor and current Director of C40 Cities, David Miller!  It all happens this coming Saturday, May 4th at The Social Capital Theatre, 154 Danforth Ave. (second...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre announces its 2019/20 season

Following the announcement in January that long-time creative producer and senior arts leader Sherrie Johnson would be joining Artistic Director Chris Abraham to lead Crow’s Theatre as Executive Director, the company today unveiled a dynamic and adventurous 2019/2020 season, straddling the worlds of contemporary theatre, Shakespeare, musical theatre,...

Toronto: PlayME podcast launches Cliff Cardinal’s “Huff” April 23

Thursday, April 18, 2019
Toronto: PlayME podcast launches Cliff Cardinal’s “Huff” April 23

Expect Theatre’s PlayME - the podcast that transforms Canadian plays into audio dramas - and Canada's #1 podcaster, CBC Podcasts, announced that Huff, from Dora Award-winning playwright and performer Cliff Cardinal, is available now as an audio drama in three bingeable chapters. An additional episode featuring an interview with the playwright will...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival mourns the loss of esteemed text coach Ian Watson

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Stratford: The Stratford Festival mourns the loss of esteemed text coach Ian Watson

It was with great sadness that the Stratford Festival learned of the death of Ian Watson yesterday, of cancer. An expert in Shakespearean text, Mr. Watson was a key member of the Festival’s coaching staff.
“Our Festival Company has lost a loved mentor, a great ally and a kind friend,” said Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino. “Ian was one of the...

Toronto: Monkey Toast brings back The Panel Show with Andrew Coyne, Mary Wiens, fake Mork from Ork and fake Bradley Cooper

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Toronto: Monkey Toast brings back The Panel Show with Andrew Coyne, Mary Wiens, fake Mork from Ork and fake Bradley Cooper

Monkey Toast is proud to bring back, The Panel Show. Each month two improvisers will appear in character to discuss real topics and issues with two real journalists.  This month’s journalists are, Andrew Coyne (National Post & CBC’s At Issue) and Mary Wiens (CBC Radio’s Metro Morning). The Improvisers are, Paul Constable appearing as Mork from Ork...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Écoutez nos défaites: END” May 1-4

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Écoutez nos défaites: END” May 1-4

Assem (Gabriel Arcand) is responsible for finding a former member of the elite American commando unit (Thibault Vinçon) which eliminated bin Laden in the Abbotabad raid. He tracks his target relentlessly using elaborate communication and surveillance equipment. But his adversary has no intention of being caught: rather, he seeks to force Assem to...

Toronto: Mirvish opens new bus routes to bring theatre-lovers to its shows in Toronto

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Toronto: Mirvish opens new bus routes to bring theatre-lovers to its shows in Toronto

Launched in July 2018, the Mirvish Express was an experiment in offering bus transportation to theatre-lovers from the London-Milton corridor to Toronto. The service has been so successful that two new routes will be added as of June 2019: From the east, Peterborough-Lindsay-Clarington-Ajax; From the golden horseshoe, Niagara Falls-St. Catharines-Grimsby-Burlington-Oakville....

Toronto: Studio 180 announces its spring In Development readings

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Toronto: Studio 180 announces its spring In Development readings

Studio 180's play development series returns with FREE readings of three compelling works-in-progress. RSVP early as space is limited.The Election by Yolanda Bonnell and Natasha GreenblattFriday, May 10 at 7:00 p.m.Studio 180 is delighted to partner with Common Boots Theatre for the next phase of development on The Election, a comedy about politics...

Toronto: WeeFestival of Arts and Culture returns May 11-20

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Toronto: WeeFestival of Arts and Culture returns May 11-20

After three successful editions as a biennial event, the WeeFestival returns from May 11-20, 2019 marking its shift to an annual event! Launched in 2014, Toronto’s only international contemporary arts festival dedicated to early childhood, this year’s WeeFestival boasts a fully Canadian lineup from acclaimed theatres dedicated to young audiences.

Toronto: Ergo Arts presents “The Knitting Pilgrim” at the Aga Khan Museum before it tours Ontario

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Toronto: Ergo Arts presents “The Knitting Pilgrim” at the Aga Khan Museum before it tours Ontario

Directed by Jennifer Tarver and performed by actor, writer and knitter Kirk Dunn, The Knitting Pilgrim is a multidisciplinary one-person theatrical experience that uses storytelling, image projection and a one-of-a-kind textile installation called Stitched Glass. The show, which premieres at the Aga Khan Museum’s Auditorium for 3 performances May...

Stratford: The musical “Billy Elliot” begins previews at the Stratford Festival today

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Stratford: The musical “Billy Elliot” begins previews at the Stratford Festival today

Donna Feore’s gritty new take on Billy Elliot the Musical, the Tony Award-winning blockbuster musical from Lee Hall and Elton John, kicks off the Festival’s 67th season with its first preview today. The production officially opens on Tuesday, May 28, at the Festival Theatre.
Billy Elliot is the most contemporary musical ever presented on the...

Toronto: Outside the March will present “The Tape Escape” in July and “The Flick” in October

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Toronto: Outside the March will present “The Tape Escape” in July and “The Flick” in October

Beginning this summer, Outside the March is inviting you to put your life on pause with a series of proudly analog movie-loving experiences harkening back to yesteryear—or at least to the days before Netflix and Amazon Prime. THE POPCORN DOUBLE FEATURE will see OtM take over the Annex’s historic Queen Video and open up its own VHS rental store (with...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times presents Michel Marc Bouchard’s “Lilies” May 4-26

Monday, April 15, 2019
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times presents Michel Marc Bouchard’s “Lilies” May 4-26

As Buddies 40th anniversary celebrations come to a close, the world’s largest and longest-running queer theatre company delves into the queer Canadian theatrical canon with an exciting and timely production of Lilies; Or, the Revival of a Romantic Drama. Prolific indie company lemonTree creations (Body Politic, Rope Running Out) leads this revival...

Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre presents “Marienbad” by Christopher House and Jordan Tannahill May 23-June 1

Monday, April 15, 2019
Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre presents “Marienbad” by Christopher House and Jordan Tannahill May 23-June 1

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is thrilled to close their 2018/19 season with the critically acclaimed duet Marienbad, created and performed by TDT Artistic Director Christopher House and writer/theatre-maker/multimedia artist Jordan Tannahill.  Three years after its world premiere, Marienbad returns to the Winchester Street Theatre May 23 to June 1.

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents “Newfie Electra” and “The Changing Voice” April 26-May 4

Monday, April 15, 2019
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents “Newfie Electra” and “The Changing Voice” April 26-May 4

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) offers an evening of two world premiere productions, written by and starring two fiercely talented female talents. One short piece is a modern re-imagining of a classic text and the other a personal account of trauma and the tools to survive - but both are triumphant feats of talent, passion, and genuine honesty.  
The...

Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival announces the winner of the 24-Hour Playwriting Contest

Monday, April 15, 2019
Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival announces the winner of the 24-Hour Playwriting Contest

For the first time ever, we are able to announce the winner of the 24 Hour Playwriting Contest before the festival.
After a frantic and caffeine-fueled 24 hours, 83 writers submitted plays to our jury on March 24 at 5pm. After weeks of careful deliberation, during which the identity of the playwrights were hidden, the jury has landed on a winner.

Hamilton: Tickets to “Motown Soul” playing at Theatre Aquarius on June 7 only are now on sale

Monday, April 15, 2019
Hamilton: Tickets to “Motown Soul” playing at Theatre Aquarius on June 7 only are now on sale

On Friday, June 7 for ONE NIGHT ONLY, Theatre Aquarius welcomes Motown Soul to our stage, a showstopping celebration of the very best classic R&B hits that will have you dancing in the aisles!
Motown Soul is a live concert experience celebrating some of the biggest names in music such as Diana Ross and The Supremes, The Temptations, Jackie Wilson,...

London: The Grand Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” April 26-May 18

Monday, April 15, 2019
London: The Grand Theatre presents “Mamma Mia!” April 26-May 18

The Grand Theatre is pleased to bring, in co-production with the Charlottetown Festival, MAMMA MIA! to the Spriet Stage to close our 2018/19 season. A widely popular musical, this production brings audiences together to celebrate love, life, and music through the sounds of ABBA. MAMMA MIA! takes the Spriet Stage from April 26 to May 18. The Title...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera presents “Shanawdithit” about the last Beothuk May 16-25

Sunday, April 14, 2019
Toronto: Tapestry Opera presents “Shanawdithit” about the last Beothuk May 16-25

At a time when truth and reconciliation is top of mind in Canada, Tapestry Opera and Opera on the Avalon present the landmark world premiere of Shanawdithit, an opera that retraces a lost people and sheds light on a story misrepresented by history. The real life story of the title character Shanawdithit (1801-1829) who is thought to be the last known...

Blyth: The Blyth Festival holds the CD launch of “The Pigeon King” April 18

Friday, April 12, 2019
Blyth: The Blyth Festival holds the CD launch of “The Pigeon King” April 18

The artists behind the Blyth Festival hit The Pigeon King are putting on a slightly different kind of show on Thursday, April 18, launching the production’s album at Memorial Hall with a special interactive concert event.
Earlier this year, Blyth Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt and his fellow creators of the show were in Holmesville to...

Toronto: RARE Theatre and Soulpepper present “Welcome to My Underworld” May 9-25

Friday, April 12, 2019
Toronto: RARE Theatre and Soulpepper present “Welcome to My Underworld” May 9-25

In Soulpepper’s fifth partnership with RARE Theatre Company, Canadian theatre pioneer and two-time Governor General award-winner Judith Thompson directs and dramaturges the World Premiere of Welcome to my Underworld, taking the Tank House theatre stage by storm from May 9th to May 25th, 2019 with a preview performance at 8pm on May 8th.
Welcome...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille and Dancemakers present “The Things I Carry” April 23-28

Friday, April 12, 2019
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille and Dancemakers present “The Things I Carry” April 23-28

Developed as a part of the Migrant Bodies Project – an E.U. sponsored choreographic program aimed at opening civic and artistic reflections on migration – The Things I Carry is a performance/storytelling hybrid about what happens as people spread across our planet, both voluntarily and involuntarily. Part ceremony. Part conference. Part confessional.

Toronto: Factory Theatre presents “Beautiful Man” by Erin Shields May 4-26

Friday, April 12, 2019
Toronto: Factory Theatre presents “Beautiful Man” by Erin Shields May 4-26

Factory’s 49th season concludes with the Toronto premiere of BEAUTIFUL MAN, a searing satire written by Erin Shields, directed by Andrea Donaldson and featuring Ashley Botting, Mayko Nguyen, Sofía Rodrígues, and Jesse LaVercombe, May 4-26, 2019.
BEAUTIFUL MAN turns the tables on gender and power with the simple question, “What if men were the...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents the musical “Freaky Friday” April 24-May 19

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents the musical “Freaky Friday” April 24-May 19

Theatre Aquarius is thrilled to present Freaky Friday, a hilarious and heartwarming new Disney musical, sure to delight the whole family.
When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again before mom’s big wedding. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel...

Toronto: Philip Akin will step down as Artistic Director of Obsidian Theatre

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Toronto: Philip Akin will step down as Artistic Director of Obsidian Theatre

Philip Akin has announced that he will be stepping down after 14 seasons as the Artistic Director of Obsidian Theatre, Canada’s leading culturally specific theatre company. Though he will remain in his position until 2020, the search for new artistic leadership begins now.
In 2000, Philip along with 12 other prominent Black artists came together...

Ottawa: The NAC presents Claude Guilmain’s complete trilogy “AmericanDream.ca” April 24-27

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Ottawa: The NAC presents Claude Guilmain’s complete trilogy “AmericanDream.ca” April 24-27

A suspenseful, tender and comical tale where past and present collide. A family saga that reveals a quest for happiness thwarted by the vicissitudes of life. A road trip both personal and universal that questions our fascination with the American dream.
Part comedy of manners, part historical saga, Claude Guilmain’s ambitious trilogy AmericanDream.ca...

Muskoka: Dot The T Productions tours “The Ladies Foursome” to country clubs in and around Muskoka

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Muskoka: Dot The T Productions tours “The Ladies Foursome” to country clubs in and around Muskoka

Dot The T Productions, Muskoka’s Theatre Company, is excited to announce its spring production, Norm Foster’s hilarious comedy, “The Ladies Foursome”. And true to Dot The T’s innovative mandate – to bring theatre to the people – they have teamed up with 10 golf and country clubs in and around Muskoka with a Golf-Dine-Theatre event. For golfers, there...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Previews of the crime drama “Rope” begin April 12

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Previews of the crime drama “Rope” begin April 12

Rope, a masterfully written psychological crime drama, by Patrick Hamilton begins previews April 12 at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. Jani Lauzon directs this riveting “can-they-get-away-with-it” that’s loosely based on the infamous Leopold and Loeb 1924 murder case. Inspired by debates surrounding amorality with former teacher Rupert Cadell...

Toronto: “Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story” opens at the Tarragon Theatre April 24

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Toronto: “Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story” opens at the Tarragon Theatre April 24

Artistic Director Richard Rose is excited to announce the opening of Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story at Tarragon Theatre. Written by Governor General’s Award and Yale University Windham-Campbell Prize-winner Hannah Moscovitch, with music by Ben Caplan and Christian Barry*, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, a 2b Theatre production, comes to Toronto...

Blyth: Canadian author Lawrence Hill highlights Blyth Festival events to celebrate 45th season

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Blyth: Canadian author Lawrence Hill highlights Blyth Festival events to celebrate 45th season

Canadian author Lawrence Hill will highlight a unique series of events at Blyth Festival to celebrate 45 seasons of developing and producing plays that give a rich voice to both rural South Western Ontario and the entire country.   The award-winning author of The Book of Negroes and The Illegal will speak from the theatre’s main stage about his passionate...

Toronto: Philip Akin named 2018 Artist Award laureate for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Toronto: Philip Akin named 2018 Artist Award laureate for the Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

The laureates of the 2018 Premier's Awards for Excellence in the Arts have been announced. The awards recognize Ontario's professional artists and arts organizations for extraordinary achievements that strengthen Ontario's vibrant culture sector.
Philip Akin has been chosen as 2018 Artist Award laureate. Philip Akin has been acting and directing...

Toronto: The NAGs Players present “Office Hours” by Norm Foster May 2-11

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Toronto: The NAGs Players present “Office Hours” by Norm Foster May 2-11

The NAGs Players are pleased to present their production of Norm Foster’s Office Hours.
It’s 1998. Jean Chrétien is Canada’s Prime Minister and Alannis Morissette is still in the top 10 on the music charts. People are watching “Friends” on television, while Titanic and Shakespeare in Love reign at the box office. And in a big Canadian city on...

Toronto: Rare Day Projects presents “Lies and Consequences” April 30-May 4

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Toronto: Rare Day Projects presents “Lies and Consequences” April 30-May 4

LIES AND CONSEQUENCES, by Carol Libman, directed by Jeanette Dagger, will be presented by Rare Day Projects, at the Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen Street east, from April 30 to May 5, 2019.
What happens when a long - held family secret is secret no longer?
Martha is a successful writer and university professor. The action of the play...

Toronto: Paradigm Productions and Luminato premeiere “Four Sisters” by Susanna Fournier June 11-15

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Toronto: Paradigm Productions and Luminato premeiere “Four Sisters” by Susanna Fournier June 11-15

PARADIGM productions and Luminato premiere Four Sisters, by award-winning playwright Susanna Fournier (Stencilboy and Other Portraits, LULU v. 7// aspects of a femme fatale, Patrick Conner Award Winner 2018). Time erodes as a family of women struggle to survive plague, a shifting political landscape and ideas of ‘sisterhood’ in this experimental independent...

Toronto: “Eraser” will be presented as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project May 7-14

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Toronto: “Eraser” will be presented as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project May 7-14

From the cafeteria to the playground, six performers guide the audience through their memories and fantasies of grade six as they navigate who they are in this world. ERASER, directed and choreographed by Bilal Baig and Sadie Epstein-Fine, and created by the Company, runs May 7-14, 2019 at The TheatreCentre.
A student arrives in Canada from Pakistan...

Toronto: FAWN Chamber Creative presents a new opera/ballet “Pandora” May 23-25

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Toronto: FAWN Chamber Creative presents a new opera/ballet “Pandora” May 23-25

Known for their creative curiosity with productions that draw inspiration from the city’s underground art and music scenes, FAWN Chamber Creative’s penchant for exploration finds its newest expression in an opera-ballet, Pandora, which will be presented at 8pm on May 23, 24 and 25, 2019 at Geary Lane in Toronto.
Pandora was written by librettist...

Toronto: VideoCabaret presents “Too Good to Be True” by Cliff Cardinal April 27-May 19

Monday, April 8, 2019
Toronto: VideoCabaret presents “Too Good to Be True” by Cliff Cardinal April 27-May 19

VIDEOCABARET presents the World Premiere of Cliff Cardinal's dark comedy, TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, at a brand new theatrical home in downtown Toronto. Playwright and performer Cliff Cardinal was recently honoured by double-Doras, and an Edinburgh Festival Award, for the script and performance of his incendiary solo play Huff in 2018. TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE...

Toronto: “Dear Evan Hansen” extends to September 29, 2019 – tickets on sale now

Monday, April 8, 2019
Toronto: “Dear Evan Hansen” extends to September 29, 2019 – tickets on sale now

Dear Evan Hansen will now call Toronto home through September 29, 2019, it was announced today. The Tony Award-winning musical, which opened at the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre on March 28, 2019 and was originally on sale through June 30, has been extended due to popular demand.  A new block of 119,424 tickets, July 2 – September 29, are now on...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts present “Inner Elder” May 8-12

Monday, April 8, 2019
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts present “Inner Elder” May 8-12

Premiering at One Yellow Rabbit's High Performance Rodeo in 2018, Inner Elder took Calgary by storm and is coming to Toronto for six performances only!
Inner Elder takes the audience on a journey of transformation through laughter and real-life memories of Gemini Award-winning Cree artist Michelle Thrush (from APTN’s Blackstone, CBC’s North of...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto announces its 52nd season

Monday, April 8, 2019
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto announces its 52nd season

In 2017-2018, for its 50th anniversary, TfT offered a series of "Éclats manifestes" (We are outbursts!) to its audiences, celebrating the city of Toronto, a major inspiration for creators and a growingly important hub for francophone artists. The 2018-2019 season was conceived around a series of "Paroles manifestes” (We are speaking out!) and celebrated...

Ottawa: The Siminovitch Prize and the NAC announce a call for nominations in directing

Monday, April 8, 2019
Ottawa: The Siminovitch Prize and the NAC announce a call for nominations in directing

The Siminovitch Prize and the National Arts Centre today announced a call for nominations for Canada’s most prestigious award in theatre. The Siminovitch Prize was launched in 2000 to honour the values and achievements of the renowned scientist Dr. Lou Siminovitch and the late Elinore Siminovitch, a pioneering playwright.
The Siminovitch Prize...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces casting for “The Miracle Worker” running April 24-May 12

Friday, April 5, 2019
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces casting for “The Miracle Worker” running April 24-May 12

Based on the extraordinary true story of Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan, the inspiring Tony Award©-winning play The Miracle Worker is on stageat the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse for three weeks only from April 24 to May 12. Audiences are advised to buy tickets as soon as possible as the production is already 70% sold.
The Miracle...

Stratford: “The Tempest” starring Martha Henry as Prospero screens at Cineplex theatres on April 13

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Stratford: “The Tempest” starring Martha Henry as Prospero screens at Cineplex theatres on April 13

The Stratford Festival’s latest film, The Tempest, directed for the stage by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and for the screen by Barry Avrich, premières at Cineplex theatres across Canada on April 13.
The stage production was a truly historic event, featuring theatre legend Martha Henry as Prospero, more than five decades after she made her...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Previews of “The Horse and His Boy” at the Shaw Festival begin April 6

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Previews of “The Horse and His Boy” at the Shaw Festival begin April 6

The Shaw Festival returns to the wondrous world of Narnia for a second time with a new adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s The Horse and His Boy. Directed by Christine Brubaker and adapted by Governor General's Award-nominee and playwright Anna Chatterton, this world premiere opens the Shaw Festival’s 2019 season on April 6 at the Festival Theatre.
The...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents “Environmental Racism”, a panel discussion on issues raised by “The Chemical Valley Project” on April 15

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents “Environmental Racism”, a panel discussion on issues raised by “The Chemical Valley Project” on April 15

Why don't the First Nations of this land have clean drinking water? Why are many First Nations reserves adjacent to some of Canada’s most toxic sites? Join us on Monday April 15th to hear our expert panel discuss their perspectives on environmental (in)justice and reconciliation. Panelists include:
• Andrea Bastien, Indigenous Climate Action

Blyth: Blyth Festival announces “Cakewalk” and a bake-off

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Blyth: Blyth Festival announces “Cakewalk” and a bake-off

Are your cakes airy and light? Your icing smooth and buttery? The combined taste something that’s truly blissful?
Then the Blyth Festival challenges you to prove it. It is throwing down the gauntlet in its quest for the best cake in all the land. If you want to pick up what they’re throwing down, then get ready to enter the Blyth Festival Cake...

Blyth: Dan Needles presents his new play “True Confessions from the Ninth Concession” May 23-25

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Blyth: Dan Needles presents his new play “True Confessions from the Ninth Concession” May 23-25

Nationally decorated playwright Dan Needles is coming back to Blyth. Winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, member of the Order of Canada, Needles' hilarious observations of rural life have become an indelible fixture of Canadian culture. Past hits like The Perils of Persephone, which premiered at Blyth in 1989, have now had dozens and dozens...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Écoutez nos défaites: END” May 1-4

Thursday, April 4, 2019
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Écoutez nos défaites: END” May 1-4

Théâtre français de Toronto is pleased to present Écoutez nos défaites END (Listen to our Defeats), the spy thriller by celebrated writer Laurent Gaudé, adapted for the stage by Agathe Bioulès and meticulously directed by Roland Auzet. Co-created by Le Groupe de la Veillée (Montreal) and ACT Opus (France) and starring the outstanding Gabriel Arcand...

Toronto: Eifman Ballet presents “Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA” May 9-11

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Toronto: Eifman Ballet presents “Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA” May 9-11

Show One Productions and TO Live proudly present Russia’s premier contemporary ballet company Eifman Ballet in Tchaikovsky. PRO et CONTRA, on stage for three performances only, May 9–11, 2019, at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. This heart-rending choreographic love letter to the illustrious Russian composer implements Artistic Director Boris...

Toronto: Leroy Street Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of “C’mon Angie!” April 12-27

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Toronto: Leroy Street Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of “C’mon Angie!” April 12-27

Following its critically acclaimed world premiere in Vancouver, C'mon, Angie! by Amy Lee Lavoie will receive its first Toronto production at The Assembly Theatre April 12th - April 27th.
Presented in collaboration with the Spadina Avenue Gang, Leroy Street Theatre's new production of the exciting new Canadian drama will bring together artists...

Toronto: Art of Time Ensemble presents “Best of Words and Music” with Paul Gross and Martha Burns May 9-11

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Toronto: Art of Time Ensemble presents “Best of Words and Music” with Paul Gross and Martha Burns May 9-11

We're delighted to announce that Martha Burns and Paul Gross will perform together in Best of Words and Music, a program of our best pairings of theatre, poetry, music, and more. They'll be reading selections from Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing May 9 - 11, at Harbourfront Centre Theatre.Theatre, poetry, and lyric are the focus of this assemblage...

London: The Grand Theatre presents an immersive version of “Cabaret” April 9-May 11

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
London: The Grand Theatre presents an immersive version of “Cabaret” April 9-May 11

The Grand Theatre is pleased to bring to the McManus Stage a daring and immersive experience, CABARET. Considered one of the greatest musicals of all time, the Grand Theatre’s Artistic Director and Director of CABARET Dennis Garnhum gives this production a whole new life in 2019. CABARET will draw audiences in with its gritty, stripped-down, intimate...

Toronto: “The SpongeBob Musical” arrives in Toronto December 17-22 – tickets on sale April 8

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
Toronto: “The SpongeBob Musical” arrives in Toronto December 17-22 – tickets on sale April 8

The critically acclaimed, award-winning THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, declared “BRILLIANT!” by The New York Times, will play Toronto’s Meridian Hall for the 2019 holiday season.  Performances begin December 17 at Meridian Hall (formerly the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts) for eight performances only until December 22, 2019.
Presented by TO Live,...

Toronto: Music, theatre, dance and visual art combine in “Din of Shadows” on May 3

Monday, April 1, 2019
Toronto: Music, theatre, dance and visual art combine in “Din of Shadows” on May 3

In the final Emergents event of the season, experimental music theatre group Din of Shadows presents their newest project, Material Mythology, which speculates about the hidden meanings and mythologies behind everyday actions, objects, and spaces. Assembling a team of performers, composers, dancers, and visual artists, Din of Shadows uses the idea...

Toronto: hub 14 announces its 2018/19 residency artists

Monday, April 1, 2019
Toronto: hub 14 announces its 2018/19 residency artists

With a new team, the big news, the big move, our new home, and all the growing pains that have ensued...well! We're not quite out of the woods yet and some of our best laid plans have not quite come to fruition. Did we mention this is a volunteer-run organization?! It's been real, friends, really friggin' real.
Because of this, we've been holding...

Toronto: Bella Donna Artists Collective presents David Copelin’s “Bella Donna” May 17-June 1

Monday, April 1, 2019
Toronto: Bella Donna Artists Collective presents David Copelin’s “Bella Donna” May 17-June 1

Bella Donna Artists Collective presents Bella Donna by David Copelin (Playwrights Centre MN, Oregon Shakespeare Festival) a dark comedy that rips through history with passion, poison, and dirty politics in a contemporized production from May 17 to June 1. Ten years after Bella Donna won Best New Play and Patron’s Pick at the Toronto Fringe Festival,...

Toronto: Robert Lepage’s “887” returns to Canadian Stage by popular demand May 3-12

Monday, April 1, 2019
Toronto: Robert Lepage’s “887” returns to Canadian Stage by popular demand May 3-12

After wowing audiences around the world following its premiere at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, the must-see critically-acclaimed masterpiece 887, returns to Canadian Stage. Mesmerizing, spectacular and deeply moving, 887 is on stage at the Bluma Appel Theatre, May 3-12, 2019.
Created and performed by internationally celebrated director,...

Toronto: April arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor

Monday, April 1, 2019
Toronto: April arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor

This April marks the 5th anniversary of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor! Please join us at concerts, festivals, films, exhibitions, and arts events. We have 20 extraordinary organizations bringing you more than 200 arts events every month, on the most diverse arts and culture district in Toronto (possibly the world). There are always news way to learn...

Toronto: “1991” by Guilty by Association appears as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project May 22-June 1, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019
Toronto: “1991” by Guilty by Association appears as part of Why Not Theatre’s RISER Project May 22-June 1, 2019

Coming Soon: Critically acclaimed theatre company, Guilty by Association, presents its haunting new piece 1991. A live film/theatre experiment, 1991 is the coming-of-age story of a young drifter lost in the backseat of shit cars deep in the savage South. Written by Guilty by Association Artistic Director, Cole Lewis (these violent delights/GBA,Antigonick/GBA),...

Stratford: Stratford Festival celebrates record-setting season and announces a surplus of $1.9 million

Sunday, March 31, 2019
Stratford: Stratford Festival celebrates record-setting season and announces a surplus of $1.9 million

The Stratford Festival celebrated the artistic and financial successes of the 2018 season – its longest on record – at the Annual General Meeting today in Stratford. Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney announced a $1.9-million surplus, with a 10% increase in attendance to 502,605.
Total revenue for the 2018...

Stratford: Stratford Festival Board extends Antoni Cimolino’s term through 2024

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Stratford: Stratford Festival Board extends Antoni Cimolino’s term through 2024

The Stratford Festival’s Board of Governors is pleased to announce that Antoni Cimolino has agreed to a two-year extension to his term as Artistic Director, taking him through the 2024 season.
“In the past six seasons, Antoni has opened up new avenues of achievement for the Festival, from the Forum to our film series, to the construction of our...

Toronto: Glass Hammer Productions presents Andrew Batten’s “The Sad Blisters” April 12-27

Saturday, March 30, 2019
Toronto: Glass Hammer Productions presents Andrew Batten’s “The Sad Blisters” April 12-27

Serial monogamist Joanne is getting married - AGAIN.
AND she wants her sisters to wear their bridesmaid dresses from her previous weddings.
AND Aunt Sara's been getting free samples from the bar. What could possibly go wrong?