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Toronto: Stage Door will be on hiatus from January 20 to March 17

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

After last year’s two-week-long tech-free holiday, the Editor of has now embarked on the greater challenge of a two-month-long tech-free holiday. This will last starting January 20 and ending on March 17, 2020. During that time there will be no new news items posted and no new reviews. 

Having planned this break long before theatres announced their 2019/20 seasons, the Editor sadly notes that there are large number of remarkable shows whose runs fall entirely within the away period. 

These include:


Box 4901 (comedy) by Brian Francis. Preview Feb 27, opens Feb 28, runs to Mar 8. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.,

bug (drama) by Yolanda Bonnell. Runs Feb 7 to Feb 22. Theatre Passe Muraille,

Caroline, or Change (musical) by Jeanine Tesori & Tony Kushner. Previews from Jan 30, opens Feb 4, runs to Feb 15. Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge St,

The Events (drama) by David Greig. Previews from Mar 1, opens Mar 4, runs to Mar 15. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave,

Exercise de l'oubli (drama) by Emma Haché. In French with English surtitles. Opens Feb 5, runs to Feb 9. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St,

H.M.S. Pinafore (operetta) by Arthur Sullivan & W.S. Gilbert. Opens Mar 4, runs to Mar 8. Jane Mallet Theatre,

Hansel und Gretel (opera) by Engelbert Humperdinck. Opens Feb 6, runs to Feb 21. Four Seasons Centre,

How to Fail as a Popstar (comedy) by Vivek Shraya. Preview Feb 18, opens Feb 19, runs to Mar 1. Berkeley Street Theatre Upstairs, 26 Berkeley St,

Jacqueline (opera) by Luna Pearl Woolf. Opens Feb 19, runs to Feb 23. Betty Oliphant Theatre,

Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train (drama) by Stephen Adly Guirgis. Previews from Jan 23, opens Jan 30, runs Jan 23 to Feb 23. Yonge Centre,

Kamouraska (opera) by Charles Wilson. In concert. Feb 16 only. Jane Mallett Theatre,

Lady Sunrise (drama) by Marjorie Chan. Previews from Feb 15, opens Feb 20, runs to Mar 8. Factory Theatre,

Lagrime di San Pietro (madrigal cycle) by Orlando di Lasso. Opens Feb 1, closes Feb 2. Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St West,

Mansfield Park (opera) by Jonathan Dove. Opens Mar 12, runs to Mar 15. [student] MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto,

Marjorie Prime (drama) by Jordan Harrison. Previews from Jan 26, opens Jan 29, runs to Feb 16. Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Ave,

Progress (festival). Opened Jan 30, runs to Feb 16. The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St West,

Secret Life of a Mother (drama) by Hannah Moscovitch. Previews from Feb 5, opens Feb 7, runs to Feb 23. Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Ave,

Suitcase/Adrenaline (dramas) by Ahmad Meree. Previews from Jan 16, opens Jan 21, runs to Feb 1. Theatre Passe Muraille,

Sunday in the Park with George (musical) by Stephen Sondheim. Opens Mar 3, runs to Mar 8. Jam Factory, 2 Matilda St,

Taking Liberties (drama) by Dave Carley. Runs Feb 5 to Feb 23. Campbell House Museum,

This Is How We Got Here (comedy) by Keith Barker. Previews from Jan 26, opens Jan 29, runs to Feb 16. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St East,

Us/Them (drama) by Carly Wijs. Runs Feb 27 to Mar 15. CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St,

You and I (children) by Maja Ardal. For ages 12-30 months. Runs Feb 11 to Feb 23. Young People’s Theatre,


Herringbone / The Yalta Game (musical / drama) by Tom Cone / Brian Friel. Five Points Theatre 705-792-1949,


Sweat (drama) by Lynn Nottage. Previews from Jan 29, opens Jan 31, runs to Feb 15. Dofasco Centre, 1-800-465-7529,


The Llandovery Castle (opera) by Stephanie Martin. Opens Feb 28, runs to Mar 1. [student] Wilfrid Laurier Theatre Auditorium, Wilfrid Laurier University,


Honour Beat (drama) by Tara Beagan. Previews from Feb 4, opens Feb 7, runs to Feb 22. Grand Theatre,


The Merry Widow (opera) by Franz Lehár. Runs Feb 28 & Mar 1. Richmond Hill Centre,

Things will return to normal at Stage Door on March 18, 2020.

The Editor thanks his faithful readers for their patience and understanding.

All the best,

The Editor