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New York: Danielle Wade, Dorothy in the Mirvish “Wizard of Oz”, stops by “R&H Goes Live!”

Thursday, May 28, 2020
New York: Danielle Wade, Dorothy in the Mirvish “Wizard of Oz”, stops by “R&H Goes Live!”

Mean Girls national tour star Danielle Wade stops by R&H Goes Live! May 27 to perform a contemporary take on “In My Own Little Corner” from Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. Catch the live stream, hosted  by Laura Osnes, at www.youtube.com.
Wade made her Broadway debut in Mean Girls as a standby for Cady Heron and Janis Sarkisian before landing...

New York: The Metropolitan Opera launches a free online summer camp for students worldwide

Thursday, May 28, 2020
New York: The Metropolitan Opera launches a free online summer camp for students worldwide

This summer, the Metropolitan Opera will launch a virtual summer camp for students around the world. The free educational initiative will run June 15 through August 7. 
The program will run five days a week. Every Monday, students will be introduced to a featured opera from the Met’s digital library. One of the Met’s online teaching artists will...

New York: American Actors’ Equity Association issues new guidelines for producing theatre

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
New York: American Actors’ Equity Association issues new guidelines for producing theatre

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues, Actors’ Equity Association has released new guidelines for producing theatre in the future. The four core principals were created in collaboration with Dr. David Michaels, former head of Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
The guidelines are:
• The epidemic must be under control,...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre replaces “The Lawyer Show” with a virtual “Lawyer Cabaret” June 6

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre replaces “The Lawyer Show” with a virtual “Lawyer Cabaret” June 6

For the first time in eleven years, Nightwood Theatre was saddened to announce the official cancellation of our annual Lawyer Show production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat due to the global health crisis. However, until we can gather again and welcome our cast back to the stage, we are so excited to keep the spirit of the event alive...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents “Possibility From the Future” again on May 30 and 31

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents “Possibility From the Future” again on May 30 and 31

Tarragon Theatre is excited to announce Possibility From the Future - Tarragon’s UnGala an online event in lieu of our traditional gala. When it became clear the season could not move forward in light of world events, Artistic Director Richard Rose put out a call for ‘playlets’ about possibility and hope from Tarragon’s extended group of playwright-in-residence,...

Toronto: Why Not Theatre announces the launch of the ThisGen 2020 Fellowship

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Toronto: Why Not Theatre announces the launch of the ThisGen 2020 Fellowship

Though the theatres are closed right now, we haven’t stopped working on supporting artists and strengthening our community. This spring, Why Not is thrilled to launch our national leadership program, the ThisGen 2020 Fellowship.
ThisGen 2020 Fellowship supports exceptional artists to get to the next level of their career by pairing each participant...

Toronto: Luminato Festival Toronto announces its virtual lineup for June 11-13

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Toronto: Luminato Festival Toronto announces its virtual lineup for June 11-13

Luminato Festival Toronto, Toronto’s international arts festival dedicated to performance, media and visual arts, and programming that cuts across traditional artform boundaries, is thrilled to announced the lineup of its first ever virtual festival which will run from 7 p.m. (EDT) Thursday, June 11 until 12 midnight (EDT) Saturday, June 13 and includes...

Stratford: Rent or buy Stratford’s 2019 production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” starting today

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Stratford: Rent or buy Stratford’s 2019 production of “The Merry Wives of Windsor” starting today

Cineplex thought you all deserved a little more Shakespeare, so they’re premièring a brand new title in our Stratford Festival On Film series: The Merry Wives of Windsor! We captured this delightful romp just last fall, so you’ll be the very first to see it on film from the comfort of your couch.
From Canada’s renowned Stratford Festival comes...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of “Love’s Labours Lost” on May 28

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of “Love’s Labours Lost” on May 28

Shakespeare’s most poetic love story comes to vivid life in this Stratford Festival production, directed by Tony and Olivier award winner John Caird. A coming-of-age story unlike any other, Love’s Labour’s Lost dwells sweetly on the naiveté of youth while leading its protagonists to understand the true meaning – and cost – of love. This “sublime”...

New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera streams for the week of May 25

Monday, May 25, 2020
New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera streams for the week of May 25

This week’s Nightly Opera Streams offer high drama in a variety of forms—and one sparkling comedy. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the streams. 
Monday, May 25Berlioz’s La Damnation de FaustStarring Susan Graham, Marcello Giordani, and John Relyea, conducted by James Levine....

Toronto: New musical “Super School” gets a virtual premiere May 29

Monday, May 25, 2020
Toronto: New musical “Super School” gets a virtual premiere May 29

After the global pandemic dashed dreams of an opening night, the writers and teenage cast of the original teen musical Super School, under the leadership of Bravo Academy Artistic Director Melissa Bencic, decided the show must go on – online. 
“We wanted to continue developing this fantastic show to give both students and artists a continued...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival celebrates its first season with “The Stratford Adventure” on May 25

Sunday, May 24, 2020
Stratford: The Stratford Festival celebrates its first season with “The Stratford Adventure” on May 25

Tomorrow, Monday, May 25, would have been the gala opening night of our 2020 season. To mark the occasion, we will hold a special online celebration that includes a showing of the 1954 Oscar-nominated short documentary The Stratford Adventure.
Our Monday evening will begin at 8 p.m. with remarks from Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino. Then, immediately...

Toronto: The Assembly Theatre’s “Operation 24: Isolation Edition” continues today

Sunday, May 24, 2020
Toronto: The Assembly Theatre’s “Operation 24: Isolation Edition” continues today

OPERATION 24: ISOLATION EDITION is a two day live online performance event you won't want to miss!For years, OPERATION 24 has assembled 6 writers, 6 director and a gaggle of actors to create BRAND NEW 10-minute theatre pieces that our written,  rehearsed and performed all within 24 hrs.
Each show is DWYC (Donate-What-You-Can) with all proceeds...

Toronto: Monket Toast: The Improvised Talk Show live streams with Fred penner on June 6

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Toronto: Monket Toast: The Improvised Talk Show live streams with Fred penner on June 6

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is now streaming its shows live online.  For our June show, host David Shore welcomes special guest, children’s entertainer and the star of CBC’s, Fred Penner’s Place, Fred Penner! It all happens on Saturday, June 6th. You can watch the live stream on our YouTube channel,...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera presents “TAP:IN Rocking Horse Winner Artists in Conversation” on June 2

Saturday, May 23, 2020
Toronto: Tapestry Opera presents “TAP:IN Rocking Horse Winner Artists in Conversation” on June 2

Join us to check in with artists and peek behind the scenes into our digital rehearsals for Rocking Horse Winner. Book your “seat” for a special discussion with Tapestry General Director Michael Mori, Music Director Kamna Gupta, and members of the cast and creative team of our award-winning production.
Despite having to cancel the live performance...

New York: Irish Repertory Theatre announces first-ever all-online season

Friday, May 22, 2020
New York: Irish Repertory Theatre announces first-ever all-online season

New York’s Irish Repertory Theatre has announced an upcoming online run of four plays, becoming what could be Off Broadway’s first summer season created specifically for virtual viewing. Included in the line-up is the world premiere of Darren Murphy’s short playThe Gifts You Gave to the Dark, with characters affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Like...

New York: Playbill recommends shows to stream this weekend

Friday, May 22, 2020
New York: Playbill recommends shows to stream this weekend

While Memorial Day typically yields an influx of tourists at the Broadway box office, the coronavirus keeps theatres around the country shuttered. Still, several theatre companies and artists have found ways to keep the curtains raised online, with classes, productions, concerts, and more available to stream.
Here are some of the offerings presented...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents archival opera productions in “From the Vault” starting May 27

Friday, May 22, 2020
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents archival opera productions in “From the Vault” starting May 27

For the first time ever, the Canadian Opera Company is inviting audiences to view some of its most beloved productions through a new, limited-time series, From the Vault. Every Thursday through the spring and summer, the company is releasing one full-length archival recording of a COC performance, beginning with its 2017 staging of R. Strauss’ Arabella....

Cambridge: Vera Causa Opera announces its 2020/21 season

Friday, May 22, 2020
Cambridge: Vera Causa Opera announces its 2020/21 season

Vera Causa Opera is very excited to announce that admission to all our shows next season will be pay-as-you-go: Reserve for free today, and donate at the conclusion of the show. What are you waiting for? RSVP for free today.
 
Hansel and Gretel
Saturday, November 14th, 2020, 2:00pm and 7:00pm
Waterloo Collegiate Institute
300...

Stratford: Stratford Festival requests $8 million in funding from federal government

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Stratford: Stratford Festival requests $8 million in funding from federal government

The Stratford Festival appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance today to present its case for recovery funding as a result of the cancellation of its 2020 season.
Carol Stephenson O.C., Chair of the Board of Governors, made the opening remarks and was joined by Executive Director Anita Gaffney for the question period....

London, UK: All 37 plays of the BBC Television Shakespeare Collection available for streaming May 26

Thursday, May 21, 2020
London, UK: All 37 plays of the BBC Television Shakespeare Collection available for streaming May 26

Britbox will add the complete BBC Television Shakespeare Collection to its subscription streaming platform May 26. The expansive collection, never before made available for streaming in its entirety on one platform, includes films of nearly all 39 of Shakespeare's canonical dramatic works, performed by such actors as Helen Mirren, Robert Lindsay,...

Montreal: CirqueConnect goes behind the scenes of “Kurios” and begins the web series “Going Full Cirque”

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Montreal: CirqueConnect goes behind the scenes of “Kurios” and begins the web series “Going Full Cirque”

This Friday, May 22nd at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, we're inviting you for a brand new special, Cirque du Soleil Presents: Behind the Curtain of KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities!
Follow the cast and crew of KURIOS on tour and explore their universe through the eyes of an insider. Go behind the scenes and discover how unique their on tour lifestyle is!

Toronto: “The Ministry of Mundane Mysteries” continues June 8-July 4

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Toronto: “The Ministry of Mundane Mysteries” continues June 8-July 4

Following the announcement last month that SummerWorks will offer a summer season of remotely presented work from May through September, they are pleased today to announce their focal presentation for the month of June. Beginning June 8 through July 4 SummerWorks will present The Ministry of Mundane Mysteries: Summer Passport - a Remote Immersive...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre brings back its Opera Pub on June 4

Thursday, May 21, 2020
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre brings back its Opera Pub on June 4

AtG is bringing back the event we all know and love, but now you can experience the magic from your couch! On the first Thursday in June, join your Opera Pub host David Eliakis and musicians Phillip Addis and Emily Hamper for a night full of opera and entertainment. You may remember Phil from his role as Alberto in our production of Figaro's Wedding...

London, UK: May schedule announced for BBC’s short play showcase “Unprecedented”

Thursday, May 21, 2020
London, UK: May schedule announced for BBC’s short play showcase “Unprecedented”

Dozens of U.K. stage, film, and television stars will appear in the short digital play series Unprecedented, airing May 26–28 at 10 PM BST on BBC Four and the BBC iPlayer. The full schedule (below) includes two-time Olivier Award winner Gough (Angels in America), Broadway alum Arthur Darvill (Once), Olivier winner Monica Dolan (All About Eve), Jodie...

New York: The complete “24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues: Director’s Cut” now available

Thursday, May 21, 2020
New York: The complete “24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues: Director’s Cut” now available

Over a dozen theatre favorites took part in a special edition of The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues: Director's Cut May 19, including Tony winner Cynthia Nixon, Michael Urie, Mauricio Martinez, Maddie Corman, and Cobie Smulders. Director's Cut is a special collaboration with director Leigh Silverman (Grand Horizons), the 2016 recipient of The 24...

New York: Pride Plays announce the four works streaming in June

Thursday, May 21, 2020
New York: Pride Plays announce the four works streaming in June

In celebration of Pride, Playbill and Pride Plays will present four live streamed readings of plays by and about the LGBTQIA+ community every Friday in June in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. 
Produced by Doug Nevin and Michael Urie with festival direction by Nick Mayo, Pride Plays is also presented in partnership with Rattlestick...

Toronto: TAPA announces that the 2020 Doras will be presented virtually on June 29

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Toronto: TAPA announces that the 2020 Doras will be presented virtually on June 29

The annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, produced by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), celebrate excellence in the city's professional performing arts sector for theatre, dance and opera.
TAPA Executive Director and Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen today announced that, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 41st annual Dora...

Toronto: Royal Alex to dim its marquee lights in honour of producer S. Roger Horchow

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Toronto: Royal Alex to dim its marquee lights in honour of producer S. Roger Horchow

To honour the life of Broadway producer S. Roger Horchow, the marquee lights of the Royal Alexander Theatre will be dimmed on Thursday, May 21 at 8 PM. 
Mr. Horchow, who died on May 2 at his home in Dallas, TX, at age 91, co-produced with David and Ed Mirvish the Canadian premiere production of Crazy For You, which played from 1993 to 1995 at...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre holds “UnGala 2020: Possibility From the Future” on May 23 and 24

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre holds “UnGala 2020: Possibility From the Future” on May 23 and 24

Tarragon Theatre is excited to announce Possibility From the Future - Tarragon’s UnGala an online event in lieu of our traditional gala. When it became clear the season could not move forward in light of world events, Artistic Director Richard Rose put out a call for ‘playlets’ about possibility and hope from Tarragon’s extended group of playwright-in-residence,...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of “Timon of Athens” on May 21

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of “Timon of Athens” on May 21

Timon, a tremendously generous nobleman, lavishes gifts upon his friends and entertains in high style. He’s the most popular man in Athens – until his money runs out. Unable to find a friend in his hour of need, Timon takes to the wilderness, embittered by ingratitude. Joseph Ziegler, “a superb, nuanced actor … amazes” in the title role (The Buffalo...

New York: Off-Broadway Harry Potter-inspired hit “Puffs” will stream on Playbill starting May 22

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
New York: Off-Broadway Harry Potter-inspired hit “Puffs” will stream on Playbill starting May 22

Theatre lovers can travel to a Certain School of Magic and Magic when Playbill streams Puffs beginning May 22 at 12 PM ET as part of Playbill's Playback series. In addition to the full-length Off-Broadway production, the recording includes exclusive new interviews with the cast and creative team, hosted by Felicia Fitzpatrick. 
The stream is...

Toronto: The Toronto Fringe goes digital this year July 1-12

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Toronto: The Toronto Fringe goes digital this year July 1-12

The Fringe movement has always championed risk and innovation, which is why the Toronto Fringe is pleased to announce that the Fringe spirit will live on(line) this summer. Since the cancellation of the festival for the first time in its 32-year history, the organization has been assessing how it can best serve the community during these unprecedented...

New York: David Hyde Pierce, Jamie Barton and Anthony Roth Costanzo headline “Opera Jukebox” benefit

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
New York: David Hyde Pierce, Jamie Barton and Anthony Roth Costanzo headline “Opera Jukebox” benefit

"The great mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade once observed that music is 'the art form closest to prayer,'” said Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce. “Our world could use some good prayers right now and the Artist Relief Tree is helping ensure that those prayers keep getting sung.” On Saturday, May 30, Pierce will emcee an Artist Relief...

Toronto: Check In From Away interviews three former Toronto Matildas

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Toronto: Check In From Away interviews three former Toronto Matildas

Steffi and Lisa (we think we should call them S’n’L from now on) check in with the three young actresses who shared the title role in Matilda The Musical in 2016. They were children four years ago; now they are teenagers. So S’n’L explore the theme, “Revolting Children — Teenagers in Isolation”.
Watch HERE.
Four years ago, three local young...

Toronto: IRCPA hosts a Zoom conversation with the COC’s Alexander Neef on May 21

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Toronto: IRCPA hosts a Zoom conversation with the COC’s Alexander Neef on May 21

IRCPA, the International Resource Centre for Performing Arts, is hosting a ZOOM conversation with Alexander Neef,  General Director, Canadian Opera Company,  MAY 21, 2020, 3 – 4 P.M. EDT.
Mr. Neef has graciously accepted our invitation for a Zoom conversation and interview with opera journalist Joseph So, hosted by the IRCPA’s Debra Chandler,...

Toronto: Factory Theatre presents a new 15-minute play by Kat Sandler on line

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Toronto: Factory Theatre presents a new 15-minute play by Kat Sandler on line

Grab a drink & kick off your weekend with a new short work from Kat Sandler! Join us on Friday May 22 @ 5:30pm for a free virtual presentation of THE COALITION, a new short work written for an online platform. 
Approx. Running Time: 15mins
ABOUT THE COALITION:
The world is being threatened by a deadly Mist - or is it a Fog? - that causes...

Toronto: The COC introduces “Opera Makers: Activities for Young Creatives”

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Toronto: The COC introduces “Opera Makers: Activities for Young Creatives”

The Canadian Opera Company is launching a new eight-week video series, created specifically with young people ages 7 to 12 in mind. Opera Makers: Activities for Young Creatives dives into the various art forms that make up an opera. Each week, Canada’s top teaching artists will cover a range of topics, from singing and composing to movement and set...

Toronto: Canadian Stage, SummerWorks and Club Quarantine unite to present live-streaming party “ESSENTIAL PLAY”

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Toronto: Canadian Stage, SummerWorks and Club Quarantine unite to present live-streaming party “ESSENTIAL PLAY”

Canadian Stage, SummerWorks and Club Quarantine unite to present ESSENTIAL PLAY, a nation-wide virtual/live streaming party. This FREE online club experience invites artists and art-lovers, from coast to coast, to come together for an unapologetic, unpredictable, imaginative, weird and wonderful night that celebrates the strength and resilience of...

Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of May 18

Monday, May 18, 2020
Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of May 18

The widespread isolation and social distancing of COVID-19 has hit Canada's arts communities as hard as any other. World premieres were cancelled, juggernaut Broadway imports were brought to heel, gallery shows big and small were shuttered and promising new works missed their first shot at finding an audience.
But Canadian artists are a resilient...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston cancels the Storefront Fringe but announces a monologue writing festival

Monday, May 18, 2020
Kingston: Theatre Kingston cancels the Storefront Fringe but announces a monologue writing festival

Storefront Fringe postponed until 2021:
It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Theatre Kingston Storefront Fringe Festival due to the ongoing uncertainty created by COVID-19. 
The health and community impacts of the virus continue to evolve rapidly. In these circumstances, we are unable to provide a safe festival...

New York: Red Bull Theatre LIVE features Dion Johnstone as Coriolanus tonight

Monday, May 18, 2020
New York: Red Bull Theatre LIVE features Dion Johnstone as Coriolanus tonight

TONIGHT at 7:30 PM EDT, Red Bull Theater LIVE, our series of informal FREE readings continues with Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS that Red Bull Theater produced Off-Broadway in 2016, directed by Michael Sexton. The event will feature Broadway luminary and Tony Award-nominee Patrick Page, Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Lisa Harrow (Wit, The Omen), two-time...

Toronto: Studio 180 AT HOME holds two events in May

Monday, May 18, 2020
Toronto: Studio 180 AT HOME holds two events in May

If you haven't yet, make sure to sign up for our final two May events as we have limited capacity and spots go quickly. Keep reading for all the information!
A Deep Dive Into Indecentand God of Vengeance
Do you love discussing theatre and social issues? Do you consider yourself a theatre nerd? If so, join this conversation and share your...

New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera streams for the week of May 18

Monday, May 18, 2020
New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera streams for the week of May 18

This week’s lineup of Nightly Opera Streams offers a cross-section of the core repertory, with two Mozart classics, operas by Verdi, Wagner, and Puccini, and two French masterpieces. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the streams. A full schedule for the week is available at the...

Stratford: SpringWorks cancels its 2020 festival

Friday, May 15, 2020
Stratford: SpringWorks cancels its 2020 festival

Hermione Presents and SpringWorks Festivals join the many artistic organizations, large and small around the world, as we announce our 2020 season programming will be moving to 2021. 
SpringWorks Festivals are about gathering. Artist creators come to share their works directly and in close connection with the audience. Our participatory events...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment cancels all programming through September 5

Friday, May 15, 2020
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment cancels all programming through September 5

Amidst continued concerns regarding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in keeping with physical distancing recommendations, Drayton Entertainment has cancelled additional productions at its seven stages across the province. The wellness of patrons, staff, artists, volunteers, and the community continues to be of paramount importance for the...

Ottawa: Beau Dixon presents “Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story” online on May 16

Friday, May 15, 2020
Ottawa: Beau Dixon presents “Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story” online on May 16

Beau Dixon will present his "Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story” online on May 16. The two-time Dora Award winning one-man-show was created and performed by Beau Dixon. The play is based on the true story of Maurice Ruddick, a coal miner who saved the lives of six other miners trapped two miles below the Cumberland Mine in Springhill, Nova...

Toronto: Theatre Smith-Gilmour streams its hit “As I Lay Dying” starting today

Friday, May 15, 2020
Toronto: Theatre Smith-Gilmour streams its hit “As I Lay Dying” starting today

As COVID19 continues to keep us in isolation, we've been searching for ways to keep the company moving forward and metamorphosing with the times. Over the past couple of months our team has been working very hard, and we're so excited to announce the launch of our new and improved TSG website.
In another effort to go virtual, we are also thrilled...

Toronto: JUNIOR, the international children’s festival, goes virtual

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Toronto: JUNIOR, the international children’s festival, goes virtual

Introducing Virtually JUNIOR, Harbourfront Centre's online edition of JUNIOR, Toronto’s international international children’s festival, launching during the Victoria Day long weekend from Saturday, May 16 to Monday, May 18.
Get ready to join us for exciting new ways to enjoy some of JUNIOR’s talented artists – virtually. We’ll be bringing you...

Toronto: Canadian Stage launches CS CLASSROOM – free online masterclasses by Canadian theatre greats

Thursday, May 14, 2020
Toronto: Canadian Stage launches CS CLASSROOM – free online masterclasses by Canadian theatre greats

Class is back in session as Canadian Stage invites theatre artists to attend CS CLASSROOM, a live interactive 5-week online series of FREE masterclasses, seminars, and discussions. Lead by twenty exceptional Canadianartists, these highly acclaimed theatre, dance, and live performance makers will directly address the artisticneeds of theatre creators...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of “The Tempest” on May 14

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of “The Tempest” on May 14

“Magic is in the air” in this glorious production of Shakespeare’s final masterpiece (BroadwayWorld). But as magical as the story is, “the real magic and grandeur come from Martha Henry as Prospero” (The New York Times). She is “one of the true greats,” says the Chicago Tribune, giving a performance full of “passion and power” (The Globe and Mail)....

New York: Lincoln Center streams past “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcasts starting June 5

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
New York: Lincoln Center streams past “Live from Lincoln Center” broadcasts starting June 5

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will launch its new series Broadway Fridays, featuring free digital streams of past Live From Lincoln Center broadcasts June 5 at 8 PM. Up first: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel.
The performance with the New York Philharmonic features Tony winner Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Tony winner...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre launches AtG TV with interviews and opera excerpts

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre launches AtG TV with interviews and opera excerpts

Until we can meet together again in person safely, we’ve decided to move some of our creative efforts to an online platform to connect with our community in new ways (we’ve also always wanted to have a TV channel).
As we roll out new content, we know it can’t replace the in-person intimacy that we excel at, but hope that it may brighten your...

New York: “Hamilton” film with original Broadway cast will stream beginning July 3

Tuesday, May 12, 2020
New York: “Hamilton” film with original Broadway cast will stream beginning July 3

Theatrelovers received a blast of unexpected good news May 12, when Walt Disney Studios announced via Twitter that the Hamilton film, which captured the original Broadway production, will stream on Disney+ beginning July 3.
Initially announced for a theatrical release in October 2021, the release of the filmed presentation of the Tony-, Pulitzer-,...

New York: Playwrights Horizons’ Soundstage continues with Qui Nguyen’s “Outtakes”

Monday, May 11, 2020
New York: Playwrights Horizons’ Soundstage continues with Qui Nguyen’s “Outtakes”

Playwrights Horizons’ Soundstage “theatre for the ears” continues with “Outtakes” by Qui Nguyen.
A son keeps trying to get his charming (if frustrating) immigrant parents to tell him a true war story from their lives in Vietnam to help him write a new play. Imagined as edited found interview tapes, OUTTAKES is both funny and heartfelt, drawn...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto offers artistic activities and events in French

Monday, May 11, 2020
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto offers artistic activities and events in French

TfT is pleased to offer you new artistic activities and events in French each week, free and accessible through its social networks and video broadcasting platforms (Youtube and Facebook). Please note: the content made available online is in French only. Facebook Lives do not feature subtitles. Other broadcasts may feature subtitles in French only. 

New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera streams May 11 to May 17

Monday, May 11, 2020
New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera streams May 11 to May 17

This week’s schedule of Nightly Opera Streams runs the gamut, from a 1982 telecast of Lucia di Lammermoor starring the stupendous Joan Sutherland to the Met premiere of Thomas Adès’s 21st-century masterpiece The Tempest. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the streams.
Monday,...

Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of May 11

Monday, May 11, 2020
Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of May 11

The widespread isolation and social distancing of COVID-19 has hit Canada's arts communities as hard as any other. World premieres were cancelled, juggernaut Broadway imports were brought to heel, gallery shows big and small were shuttered and promising new works missed their first shot at finding an audience.
But Canadian artists are a resilient...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents an online reading of David Young’s “Inexpressible Island” May 11-13

Friday, May 8, 2020
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents an online reading of David Young’s “Inexpressible Island” May 11-13

The Tarragon Theatre will present an online reading of David Young’s Inexpressible Island from May 11 to May 13. 
INEXPRESSIBLE ISLANDA play by David YoungDirected by Richard RoseSound design by Verne GoodStage Directions by Briony GlasscoIn 1912 three  Royal Navy officers and three ordinary seamen were stranded  in Antarctica with no winter...

Toronto: Mirvish expects “Hamilton” to return to Toronto

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Toronto: Mirvish expects “Hamilton” to return to Toronto

Mirvish Productions says it expects "Hamilton" will return to Toronto after the much-hyped musical's Canadian run was cut short because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The theatre company sent an email to ticket-holders who requested refunds for cancelled performances Thursday asking them to reconsider, offering priority access to seats should the...

Toronto: Musical Theatre Radio provides listeners with their music theatre fix

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Toronto: Musical Theatre Radio provides listeners with their music theatre fix

Theatres are closed around the world with no real timeline for re opening in sight. So how does one get their Musical Theatre fix? That is where Musical Theatre Radio comes to the rescue.
Launched online in Toronto in 2019, MTR plays showtunes from around the world, new and old, popular and rare with a mandate to promote new and lesser known...

Montreal: Cirque du Soleil presents “Behind the Curtain of LUZIA” on May 8

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Montreal: Cirque du Soleil presents “Behind the Curtain of LUZIA” on May 8

We are excited to announce that we are expanding our programming with the addition of two new content formats: “Cirque du Soleil Presents: The Best Of” highlighting your favourite acrobatic disciplines and “Behind the Curtain” which takes you behind-the-scenes of creating our shows. 
For this week’s CirqueConnect special, follow the international...

Kitchener: Lost & Found Theatre’s SIP Sessions go live

Thursday, May 7, 2020
Kitchener: Lost & Found Theatre’s SIP Sessions go live

SIP (Shelter-In-Place) Sessions are theatrical interludes you can enjoy from the comfort of your couch, with your beverage of choice handy to sip! Actors you have seen in Lost & Found shows are preparing short monologue videos which we will release over the next few weeks.  And we have a few other ideas up our sleeves. 
The first installment...

London, UK: Four plays added to the National Theatre at Home series

Thursday, May 7, 2020
London, UK: Four plays added to the National Theatre at Home series

Four new titles to be streamed live as part of the National Theatre at Home series have been announced. The upcoming shows include National Theatre productions in recent years, as well as filmed performances from partner theatres that were screened in cinemas as part of National Theatre Live.
As well as the performances, supplementary content...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces an all-digital 2020/21 season

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces an all-digital 2020/21 season

Facing the ongoing crisis of COVID-19 with a spirit of innovation and flexibility, Tapestry Opera announces a 2020/2021 season of creative opera and music “immune to cancellation”, designed to withstand the uncertainty of the times ahead. 
The season will premiere new digital commissions, feature monthly live-streamed performances, invest in...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of its “Macbeth” on May 7

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Stratford: The Stratford Festival holds a viewing party of its “Macbeth” on May 7

This week we present the third title under our “Social Order and Leadership” theme: Macbeth. Directed by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, this chilling production takes you back to the stark reality of the 11th century, when a murderous king clawed his way to power. It has been praised as “a thrilling terror” (Globe and Mail), “a bold and brutal...

London, UK: A selection of British theatre to stream

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
London, UK: A selection of British theatre to stream

It’s been a long time since we’ve felt the excitement of spending a night at the theatre. From the orchestra tuning their instruments, stars singing in the spotlight and the final curtain call, there’s nothing quite like watching a mesmerising performance on stage. But, even with theatres shut for the foreseeable future, there’s still plenty of opportunity...

Toronto: Sing along with the Canadian Opera Company's virtual choir

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Toronto: Sing along with the Canadian Opera Company's virtual choir

The Canadian Opera Company invites singers of all ages and abilities to join together in a powerful display of the connecting power of music: the Virtual Choir. Price Family Chorus Master Sandra Horst has led the COC Chorus to critical acclaim on the company’s mainstage. Now, she is guiding opera fans and singing enthusiasts through a rousing rendition...

Toronto: The Luminato Festival Toronto goes virtual June 11-13, 2020

Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Toronto: The Luminato Festival Toronto goes virtual June 11-13, 2020

Today Luminato Festival Toronto announced that it will return from June 11 to 13, 2020 with 3 days of virtual programming, bringing artists and thinkers together with audiences from across Canada and around the world. Streaming on Luminato’s website and social media channels, the weekend will feature live and pre-recorded performances, conversations,...

Toronto: Mirvish introduces the video chat show “Check In From Away” this week

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

This week we're thrilled to introduce an exciting new feature brought to you by two members of the company of Come From Away — actor Steffi DiDomenicantonio (known to friends as Steffi D; she plays Janice, the young Rogers TV reporter, and other roles) and stage manager Lisa Humber. 
Steffi and Lisa are your affable hosts for Check In From Away,...

Toronto: Opera Atelier presents “Together/Apart”, a virtual showcase of music and dance

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Toronto: Opera Atelier presents “Together/Apart”, a virtual showcase of music and dance

Opera Atelier is thrilled to announce Together/Apart - a one-hour virtual showcase of music and dance to connect, uplift, and inspire - featuring an all-star line-up of Opera Atelier’s longstanding and audience-favourite artists from around the globe, Wednesday, May 20 at 8pm EST, streaming at OperaAtelier.com. All 14 artists on the program have personally...

Washington, DC: IN Series announces its fully digital 2020/21 season

Monday, May 4, 2020
Washington, DC: IN Series announces its fully digital 2020/21 season

As performing arts organizations worldwide struggle to schedule live performance seasons in the midst of a global pandemic, IN Series leads the charge onto the digital stage by programming an entirely virtual season of opera-theater, designed to be experienced from the comfort and safety of home. Announcing this dramatic innovation on the date originally...

New York: Red Bull Theatre LIVE streams a reading of “The Witch of Edmondton” tonight at 7:30pm

Monday, May 4, 2020
New York: Red Bull Theatre LIVE streams a reading of “The Witch of Edmondton” tonight at 7:30pm

TONIGHT at 7:30 PM EDT, Red Bull Theater LIVE, our series of informal FREE readings designed to continue to serve Red Bull Theater’s mission to revitalize the classics for today’s audience during the coronavirus pandemic, continues with THE WITCH OF EDMONTON (1621) by William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford that Red Bull Theater produced Off-Broadway...

London, UK: Famed producer Cameron Mackintosh says West End and Broadway will stay closed until 2021

Monday, May 4, 2020
London, UK: Famed producer Cameron Mackintosh says West End and Broadway will stay closed until 2021

Theatre producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh has said the lockdown measures imposed because of the Covid-19 outbreak mean West End theatres are unlikely to be able to reopen until 2021.
Mackintosh, who is one of the most successful musical producers ever with shows including Cats and Les Misérables, said that planning to reopen theatres can’t start...

Ottawa: Odyssey Theatre holds a free online reading of Sheridan’s “The School for Scandal” on May 7

Monday, May 4, 2020
Ottawa: Odyssey Theatre holds a free online reading of Sheridan’s “The School for Scandal” on May 7

What’s the harm in a little gossip every now and then?
Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s The School for Scandal is one of the most brilliant English comedies of all time – riddled with gossip, mistaken identity, money and backstabbing. This whimsical satire explores the pernicious effects of gossip, slander and an obsessive devotion to scandal. Sheridan’s...

New York: Stars in the House performance schedule May 4 to May includes Nia Vardalos’ “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Monday, May 4, 2020
New York: Stars in the House performance schedule May 4 to May includes Nia Vardalos’ “Tiny Beautiful Things”

Stars in the House: Music, community, and education to support The Actors Fund and its services.Live-streamed daily at 2 PM ET and 8 PM ETListen on SiriusXM VOLUME at 9AM ET, M-FView on YouTube at www.youtube.comPERFORMANCE SCHEDULEMonday, MAY 4
2pm ET:
City of Angels Cast reunion with Gregg Edelman, Randy Graff, Dee Hoty, Kay McClelland,...

New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera streams May 4 to May 10

Monday, May 4, 2020
New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera streams May 4 to May 10

This week’s schedule of Nightly Opera Streams features two legendary telecasts, the Met premiere of a modern masterpiece, two lesser-known gems, and the perennially popular double bill of Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the streams.
Monday,...

Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of May 4

Monday, May 4, 2020
Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of May 4

The widespread isolation and social distancing of COVID-19 has hit Canada's arts communities as hard as any other. World premieres were cancelled, juggernaut Broadway imports were brought to heel, gallery shows big and small were shuttered and promising new works missed their first shot at finding an audience.
But Canadian artists are a resilient...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre holds a La Bohème watch party on May 5

Friday, May 1, 2020
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre holds a La Bohème watch party on May 5

On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 8:00 PM, AtG is thrilled to join CBC Arts and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity to bring you a La Bohème Watch Party! Our hallmark production of La Bohème is back, and we would love for you to tune in to review the experience!This production is a translated adaption ('transladaption') of the Puccini classic and is a...

Toronto: The Guild Theatre Festival cancels its 2020 season

Friday, May 1, 2020
Toronto: The Guild Theatre Festival cancels its 2020 season

We know many of you have questions about Guild Festival Theatre’s 2020 season, especially after so many other theatres have canceled their programs. We are also dealing with the disruption, anxiety, and uncertainty caused by this pandemic, yet we remain hopeful that we will be able to bring the Greek Theatre to life this summer. 
We would love...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company introduces a new digital content hub

Friday, May 1, 2020
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company introduces a new digital content hub

As people around the world continue to find their lives, their routines, and their usual comforts disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Opera Company is making it easier than ever to access the uplifting power of music through its newly created Digital Content Hub at www.coc.ca.
The online portal will host all of the COC’s upcoming...

Toronto: What’s happening (virtually) on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in May

Friday, May 1, 2020
Toronto: What’s happening (virtually) on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in May

Enjoy these wonderful arts and culture offerings from the comfort of your home.
Bata Shoe Museum
The Bata Shoe Museum is bringing you #BSMFromHome - new online content to experience everyday. Listen to Creative Director & Senior Curator, Elizabeth Semmelhack every Tuesday and Saturday with their #AskACurator IGTV series. Get creative with...

New York: Book about Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” album and musical to be published this fall

Thursday, April 30, 2020
New York: Book about Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” album and musical to be published this fall

Grand Central Publishing will release a book chronicling Jagged Little Pill—both the Grammy-winning 1995 Alanis Morissette album and the new Broadway musical it inspired—this fall. The title is expected to arrive September 29.
The tome will feature photos and interviews from Morissette, book writer Diablo Cody, creative team members, and cast...

Toronto: SummerWorks postpones its 30th anniversary festival

Thursday, April 30, 2020
Toronto: SummerWorks postpones its 30th anniversary festival

With current recommendations of continued social distancing until at least the end of June and uncertainty surrounding the resumption of gatherings, today SummerWorks is announcing the postponement of the 30th anniversary edition of their annual 11-day August Festival. Planning for the 30th anniversary Festival and celebrations will resume when artists...

Stratford: Stratford Festival holds a “Coriolanus” viewing party on April 30

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Stratford: Stratford Festival holds a “Coriolanus” viewing party on April 30

First, a thank-you to all of you who wrote with kind words and uplifting messages as we were forced to put our 2020 season on hold. It means the world to us to hear from you.
Soon we’ll be together in the theatre once more, but in the meantime, it’s been fun connecting with you virtually through our film series. So let’s get back to that, shall...

Montreal: The National Theatre School of Canada offers online classes and theatre productions

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Montreal: The National Theatre School of Canada offers online classes and theatre productions

After offering emergency financial support to emerging artists affected by the coronavirus crisis, the National Theatre School (NTS) is proud to announce the next phase of its Art Apart initiative. Online classes for theatre artists, an exhibition of set and costume design artworks will be presented online for the first time, as well as two performances...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre holds a “La Bohème” watch party on May 5

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre holds a “La Bohème” watch party on May 5

Remember that production of La Bohème that AtG has brought to you four times? The one that was the first opera to be live-streamed into the homes of Canadians by Canadians? Is it your favourite production of La Bohème? (It is for us!) If so, we have news for you!
On Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 8:00 PM, AtG is thrilled to join CBC Arts and Banff...

Toronto: Factory Theatre presents an online version of Daniel MacIvor’s “House” on May 7

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Toronto: Factory Theatre presents an online version of Daniel MacIvor’s “House” on May 7

Daniel MacIvor's House was slated to be the final show of Factory's 50th Anniversary Season, and while we're sad we weren't able to stage this work in our Mainspace Theatre, we are very excited to have the opportunity to share this masterful work with our online audience! This version of House features some very special "isolation" edits made to the...

Toronto: DLT continues online theatre performances of Theatre On-Call into May

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Toronto: DLT continues online theatre performances of Theatre On-Call into May

Over the past 40 days, DLT has been running "Theatre On-Call", a festival of contemporary, interactive performances occurring over the phone and other digital platforms, a way of keeping connected during these uncertain times. The initiative allows audiences to still access live and intimate content from the comfort of their own homes. Due to the...

Philadelphia: Opera Philadelphia streams two world premiere operas with librettos by Canadian authors

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Philadelphia: Opera Philadelphia streams two world premiere operas with librettos by Canadian authors

Though Opera Philadelphia’s 2019–2020 season has been cut short due to the continued bans on mass gatherings during the coronavirus shutdown, the company will present a festival of some of its previous productions online.
The majority of titles in the Digital Festival come from Opera Philadelphia’s “Festival O,” which takes place at the start...

Toronto: The David Seguin Memorial Award begins a Covid-19 special initiative

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Toronto: The David Seguin Memorial Award begins a Covid-19 special initiative

I hope this email finds you well during these strange and stressful days. It's been a difficult time for everyone, and as part of our efforts to help people in need, my family decided to change how we distribute the David Seguin Memorial Award for Accessibility in the Arts. Instead of awarding a prize to an artist or production n the Toronto Fringe...

Ottawa: Odyssey Theatre cancels its Theatre Under The Stars this summer

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Ottawa: Odyssey Theatre cancels its Theatre Under The Stars this summer

With deep regret, Odyssey Theatre has made the difficult decision to cancel our Theatre Under the Stars production this summer, due to the global health crisis. The health and safety of our audiences, artists and staff is our number one priority. We never want to disappoint our audiences and supporters, and this isn’t how we envisioned spending our...

Stratford: Stratford Festival puts entire 2020 season on hold

Monday, April 27, 2020
Stratford: Stratford Festival puts entire 2020 season on hold

After weeks of consultation and deliberation, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, Executive Director Anita Gaffney and Board Chair Carol Stephenson have come to the conclusion that the Stratford Festival’s entire 2020 season must be put on hold, with a plan to revisit programming as soon as it is safe to gather in theatres.
 While they anticipate...

Toronto: Mirvish Productions begins new subscription season in January 2021

Monday, April 27, 2020
Toronto: Mirvish Productions begins new subscription season in January 2021

With an abundance of caution, David Mirvish will begin the new subscription season in his Toronto theatres in January 2021.He said: “Theatre is a collaborative art form and one that cannot exist without an audience. For the health and safety of all the artists, crew and staff working in our theatres, and for that of our audience, I think it is best...

New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera stream April 27 to May 3

Monday, April 27, 2020
New York: Metropolitan Opera nightly opera stream April 27 to May 3

Our free Nightly Opera Streams continue with a week of screenings that features Donizetti’s bel canto Tudor trilogy, a thrilling contemporary opera, and our first Viewers’ Choice classic telecast—Aida, starring Leontyne Price. Explore the articles and resources below to expand your knowledge and enhance your experience as you enjoy the streams.

Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of April 27

Monday, April 27, 2020
Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of April 27

The widespread isolation and social distancing of COVID-19 has hit Canada's arts communities as hard as any other. World premieres were cancelled, juggernaut Broadway imports were brought to heel, gallery shows big and small were shuttered and promising new works missed their first shot at finding an audience.
But Canadian artists are a resilient...

Toronto: Sondra Radvanovsky and Keri Alkema interview COC General Director Alexander Neef on “Screaming Divas”

Friday, April 24, 2020
Toronto: Sondra Radvanovsky and Keri Alkema interview COC General Director Alexander Neef on “Screaming Divas”

Sopranos Sondra Radvanovsky and Keri Alkema have reunited off-stage and online for Screaming Divas, a new YouTube series on all things opera. 
Their very first guest is COC General Director Alexander Neef. 
Check out Part 1 HERE.
Photo: Keri Alkema and Sondra Radvanovsky in Anna Bolena. © 2018 Michael Cooper.

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment cancels four additional shows of its 2020 season

Friday, April 24, 2020
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment cancels four additional shows of its 2020 season

Due to ongoing concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), and in keeping with federal and provincial physical distancing recommendations, Drayton Entertainment has cancelled four additional productions at its various venues across Ontario.
The health and safety of patrons, staff, artists, volunteers, and the general public continues...

Toronto: New theatrical mentorship website GhostLight launches on May 8

Friday, April 24, 2020
Toronto: New theatrical mentorship website GhostLight launches on May 8

GhostLight launches as an online theatrical mentorship platform with Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood and renowned Canadian journalist and stateswoman, The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson on May 8th 8:00pm (EST) in a LIVE stream on our YouTube channel. They will be joined by celebrated improvisational comedian Colin Mochrie (Whose Line is...

New York: Cast of Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” to perform on GLAAD livestream gala

Thursday, April 23, 2020
New York: Cast of Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” to perform on GLAAD livestream gala

GLAAD will present a live stream event, Together in Pride: You Are Not Alone, April 26 at 8 PM ET on GLAAD’s YouTube channel and Facebook Live.
Billy Eichner and Lilly Singh will co-host the event, which will feature performances by Alex Newell (Once On This Island), the cast of Broadway’s Jagged Little Pill, Kesha, Melissa Etheridge, and Mj...

Port Colborne: The Showboat Festival Theatre cancels or postpones the shows of its 2020 season

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Port Colborne: The Showboat Festival Theatre cancels or postpones the shows of its 2020 season

Showboat Festival Theatre has been presenting professional theatre in southern Ontario for over 32 years. With a focus on Canadian content, we have been fortunate enough to present over 80 Canadian shows to an audience pushing one million patrons. It has been a wonderfully rewarding and joyous time.   
But now we are faced with the reality that...

Toronto: It’s Shakespeare’s birthday!

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Toronto: It’s Shakespeare’s birthday!

It’s William Shakespeare’s birthday today (born in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564). 
To celebrate there are many options.
The Stratford Festival of Canada begins its online Shakespeare Festival of twelve plays tonight. Visit www.stratfordfestival.ca.
The Royal Shakespeare Company has a host of its Shakespeare productions to steam and many...

Prescott: The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival cancels its 2020 season

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Prescott: The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival cancels its 2020 season

Following restrictions released by the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and the Town of Prescott regarding the COVID-19 global pandemic, we at The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival are heartbroken to announce the postponement of our 2020 season. 
A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Fantasticks were originally set to open on July...

Toronto: Soulpepper’s musical “Rose” receives the New York Festivals Radio Award’s Gold Medal

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Toronto: Soulpepper’s musical “Rose” receives the New York Festivals Radio Award’s Gold Medal

Soulpepper Theatre Company is incredibly pleased to share that the Original Cast Recording of Soulpepper’s inspiring original musical Rose has received the New York Festivals Radio Awards Gold Medal for Best Children’s Audio Book. Rose, the uplifting musical about perseverance, identity, and adventure, was created by Soulpepper Academy graduates and...

New York: Sankoff and Hein share the true stories behind the score of “Come From Away”

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
New York: Sankoff and Hein share the true stories behind the score of “Come From Away”

After a successful national tour, Come From Away opened at Broadway's Schoenfeld Theatre March 12, 2017, and promptly settled in for a hit run (plus five more productions around the world and an upcoming film adaptation). Nominated for seven Tony Awards, it won Christopher Ashley Best Director of a Musical.
With all of Broadway currently on hold...

Toronto: Outside the March streams the film of Rosamund Small’s “Vitals” until May 5

Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Toronto: Outside the March streams the film of Rosamund Small’s “Vitals” until May 5

For everyone missing live theatre, here's a freebie: we're releasing the film of our Dora-winning immersive 2014 production by Rosamund Small. Vitals brings audiences into the raw world of a Toronto paramedic.
View Vitals HERE.
Note from playwright Rosamund Small
"Working on this play in 2013, I was writing about paramedics between...

Ottawa: Call for nominations in playwriting for the Siminovitch Prize

Monday, April 20, 2020
Ottawa: Call for nominations in playwriting for the Siminovitch Prize

The Siminovitch Prize, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and the National Arts Centre have announced a call for nominations for the Siminovitch Prize, Canada’s most prestigious award in theatre. Despite these tumultuous times, both organizations are planning for the annual celebration of excellence and innovation in Canadian theatre...

Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of April 20

Sunday, April 19, 2020
Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of April 20

The widespread isolation and social distancing of COVID-19 has hit Canada's arts communities as hard as any other. World premieres were cancelled, juggernaut Broadway imports were brought to heel, gallery shows big and small were shuttered and promising new works missed their first shot at finding an audience.
But Canadian artists are a resilient...

New York: iHeartRadio Broadway launches Saturday matinee series with “Jagged Little Pill” on April 18

Friday, April 17, 2020
New York: iHeartRadio Broadway launches Saturday matinee series with “Jagged Little Pill” on April 18

iHeartRadio Broadway will launch its Saturday Matinee series April 18 at 2 PM ET, when it will play the entire Jagged Little Pill Original Broadway Cast Recording. The weekly program will feature the cast and creators providing additional commentary throughout.
Jagged Little Pill features lyrics by seven-time Grammy Award winner and Ottawa native...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre holds a virtual opera salon on April 24

Friday, April 17, 2020
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre holds a virtual opera salon on April 24

On Friday, April 24, 2020 at 7:30 PM, Against the Grain Theatre is pleased to partner with Rue Pigalle to invite you to an inspiring virtual opera salon with tenor Matthew Dalen and pianist Holly Kroeker, who will be performing from their home. Matthew and Holly have chosen pieces, which they describe as “musical medicine for the heart.“We have curated...

Gananoque: The Thousand Islands Playhouse cancels “Back in ’59” and “The Music Man”

Friday, April 17, 2020
Gananoque: The Thousand Islands Playhouse cancels “Back in ’59” and “The Music Man”

In an effort to keep our community safe, and to help lessen the spread of COVID-19, the Thousand Islands Playhouse has made the difficult decision to postpone the first two productions of its 2020 season – Back in ’59 and The Music Man. The season will now open with Every Brilliant Thing on July 18 in the Firehall Theatre and Perfect Wedding on August...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival launches a free online Shakespeare film festival

Friday, April 17, 2020
Stratford: The Stratford Festival launches a free online Shakespeare film festival

The Stratford Festival is launching a film festival during this period of social isolation, offering free streaming of 12 Shakespeare productions captured as part of its Stratford Festival On Film series. This is the first time the full-length versions of these productions have been available for free.
It launches on Shakespeare’s birthday, April...

London, UK: The Phantom of the Opera starring Richmond Hill’s Ramin Karimloo begins streaming tonight

Friday, April 17, 2020
London, UK: The Phantom of the Opera starring Richmond Hill’s Ramin Karimloo begins streaming tonight

The YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On continues to air full-length recordings of Andrew Lloyd Webbermusicals for free, with The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall, starring Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo, up next. The video will go live April 17 at 2 PM ET and will be available for 48 hours. Viewer donations will go to The Actors Fund.

Toronto: Luminato Festival Toronto CEO Anthony Sargent to step down

Friday, April 17, 2020
Toronto: Luminato Festival Toronto CEO Anthony Sargent to step down

Today Luminato Festival Toronto and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anthony Sargent announced his decision to step down at the end of his successful 5-year commitment with Luminato, effective May 31, 2020. 
“I moved to Canada to lead Luminato for five years and will leave Toronto very proud of Luminato’s achievements.  I have enjoyed every moment...

St. Catharines: FirstOntario PAC launches #NiagaraPerforms on April 19

Thursday, April 16, 2020
St. Catharines: FirstOntario PAC launches #NiagaraPerforms on April 19

The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is set to launch a new online series to help further connect audiences and artists during this unprecedented time of physical separation. #NiagaraPerforms will provide a platform and professional artist fees for local artists to share performances with online audiences as a home-grown take on the National Arts...

New York: SCTV alumni reunite on “Stars in the House” livestream

Thursday, April 16, 2020
New York: SCTV alumni reunite on “Stars in the House” livestream

Stars in the House, the daily live streamed concert series created by Playbill correspondent and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and producer James Wesley, welcomes cast members from the hit 1976-1981 Canadian TV series SCTV, including Schitt's Creek co-stars Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara and Tony winners Andrea Martin and Martin Short, April...

Toronto: Mirvish delays opening “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to 2021

Thursday, April 16, 2020
Toronto: Mirvish delays opening “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” to 2021

The producers of the Canadian premiere of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child –David Mirvish, Sonia Friedman, Colin Callender & Harry Potter Theatrical Productions – have a commitment to the safety and peace of mind of all its audiences, cast and company, and theatre staff.  
We are closely monitoring the continuously evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Stratford: Stratford Festival actors illustrate the problem of “speaking moistly”

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Stratford: Stratford Festival actors illustrate the problem of “speaking moistly”

With millions of Canadians stuck at home, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s nationally televised warning about “speaking moistly” was so likely to send a wave of memes crashing across social media, even Trudeau himself seemed to realize he was going to need a life jacket.
It was the perfect storm, really.
With millions of Canadians stuck at...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre’s new Chair of the Board introduces himself

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre’s new Chair of the Board introduces himself

I’m Marc Chalifoux and I am the new Chair of the Board of Directors of Against the Grain Theatre. I am reaching out to introduce myself and ask for your help.
I became involved with the company by emailing them after seeing Orphée+ in April 2018. I had just moved back from New York City and was looking to get involved in the arts community. Something...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto launches Acte II: Le «TfT Connecté»

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto launches Acte II: Le «TfT Connecté»

Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) intends to stay "connected" to its community by offering an innovative and continuous online presence. For this “Act II” of its 2019/2020 season, TfT is changing the backdrop and as of today, will offer cultural activities and artistic events accessible to everyone online. This new programming is made available free...

St. Catharines: Essential Theatre Collective holds a live-streamed Quarantine Cabaret May 1

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
St. Catharines: Essential Theatre Collective holds a live-streamed Quarantine Cabaret May 1

Its season may be shuttered, but Essential Collective Theatre isn't dropping the curtain yet.
The St. Catharines theatre company hopes to keep the creative spirit alive during the COVID-19 pandemic by hosting an online Quarantine Cabaret on May 1. The livestreamed event will showcase the best artist video submissions gathered throughout April,...

London, UK: Canadian actor Ramin Karimloo hosts a new podcast “The Hang with Ramin Karimloo”

Monday, April 13, 2020
London, UK: Canadian actor Ramin Karimloo hosts a new podcast “The Hang with Ramin Karimloo”

The Broadway Podcast Network has announced the release of several new podcast episodes.
Since launching in October 2019, BPN has increased its audience by roughly 30 percent.
One new series, The Hang with Ramin Karimloo allows audiences to pull up a chair to the actor’s intimate conversations with his show biz pals. The most recent April...

New York: Metropolitan Opera streaming schedule for week of April 13

Monday, April 13, 2020
New York: Metropolitan Opera streaming schedule for week of April 13

The Metropolitan Opera continues its Nightly Met Opera Streams series, showcasing performances online in lieu of on stage during the coronavirus pandemic. 
Titles in the fifth week include the 2017 production of Der Rosenkavalier starring Renée Fleming and Elīna Garanča, marking their final performances in two signature roles: The Marschallin...

Toronto: First winners of Mirvish’s Keep Calm marquee slogan contest announced

Monday, April 13, 2020
Toronto: First winners of Mirvish’s Keep Calm marquee slogan contest announced

From more than 3,300 entries, the first two winners were chosen today:
• A GREAT ACT TWO DEPENDS ON YOU by Katrina Roberts
• OUR STAGE IS BARE BECAUSE WE CARE by Darlene Treen.
Katrina and Darlene, both of whom used simple rhymes to get their message across, have each won a $100 Mirvish Gift Card and their slogans and names are now...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival staff makes masks and garments for front-line workers

Sunday, April 12, 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival staff makes masks and garments for front-line workers

They may not have plays to work on, but the people in Shaw Festival's wardrobe department aren't sitting idle during the pandemic.
About 20 people with the Niagara-on-the-Lake theatre company are cutting and sewing and staying busy cranking out about 400 masks and garments per week for front-line workers.
Executive director Tim Jennings...

Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of April 13

Sunday, April 12, 2020
Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of April 13

The widespread isolation and social distancing of COVID-19 has hit Canada's arts communities as hard as any other. World premieres were cancelled, juggernaut Broadway imports were brought to heel, gallery shows big and small were shuttered and promising new works missed their first shot at finding an audience.
But Canadian artists are a resilient...

Toronto: The Royal Alexandra Theatre will dim its lights on April 14 in honour of Victor A. Young

Saturday, April 11, 2020
Toronto: The Royal Alexandra Theatre will dim its lights on April 14 in honour of Victor A. Young

Victor Alexander Young, a former president of Canadian Actors' Equity and an acclaimed actor with more than 45 years experience on stage, TV and film, died from cancer on the morning of April 8, 2020 peacefully at his home in Toronto. His death was reported by his wife, the actress Jayne Lewis.
Victor had performed in five major shows on Mirvish...

Ottawa: The NAC extends performance and event cancellations through June 30, 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Ottawa: The NAC extends performance and event cancellations through June 30, 2020

The health and safety of our visitors, artists, and staff is of paramount importance. Due to the evolving situation of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the NAC will be extending performance and event cancellations and postponements until June 30. The NAC building, including the Box Office, remains closed until further notice.
This decision is the right...

Stratford: Stratford Pirate Transmission presents a virtual reading of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” April 10 onward

Thursday, April 9, 2020
Stratford: Stratford Pirate Transmission presents a virtual reading of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” April 10 onward

Stratford Pirate Transmission presents a play reading of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Performed by Michael Blake, Adam Campbell, Jakob Ehman, Danny Ghantous, Josue Laboucane, Alexandra Lainfiesta, Hilary McCormack, André Morin, Irene Poole, E.B. Smith, Michael Spencer-Davis and Amaka Umeh. 
Produced by Michael Blake

Toronto: Soulpepper cancels all performances through August 31, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Toronto: Soulpepper cancels all performances through August 31, 2020

In response to recently announced government guidelines, Soulpepper has suspended the remainder of its announced season, including all upcoming productions, and events through to August, 2020. This has been an incredibly difficult and heartbreaking decision, but ultimately we feel the right one to ensure the safety of everyone in our community.

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company helps out with free broadcasts and facemasks

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company helps out with free broadcasts and facemasks

We hope you and your loved ones are keeping as well as can be as we navigate this uncharted territory together. Like you, we’re doing our part to help stop the spread of COVID-19, which includes the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of our 2019/2020 season for the health and safety of our staff and COC community.
But, just as music unites...

Toronto: Toronto Musical Concerts online continue with “BIG GIRL & Friends”

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Toronto: Toronto Musical Concerts online continue with “BIG GIRL & Friends”

Toronto Musical Concerts Artistic Producer, Christopher Wilson and Associate Director, Ryan Kelly offer a daily YouTube Live stream, BIG GIRL & Friends supporting The AFC (Actors’ Fund of Canada).BIG GIRL & Friends features professional Canadian musical theatre artists sharing performances and conversations to promote awareness and support for The...

Toronto: The 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival has been cancelled

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Toronto: The 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival has been cancelled

Ontario’s largest performing arts festival, which brings over 1,100 artists and 140 shows together with 68,000 tickets issued each July, will be cancelled for the first time in its 32-year history.
It is with a heavy heart that the staff and board of directors of the Toronto Fringe announce the cancellation of the 2020 Toronto Fringe Festival...

Toronto: Mirvish holds a contest for best inspiriation slogan

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Toronto: Mirvish holds a contest for best inspiriation slogan

You may know the slogan used at the start of WWII in the UK to inspire citizens to stay safe. It began with Keep Calm. In the spirit of that slogan, Mirvish Productions is asking all Torontonians to create new slogans that are inspirational and instructional in these turbulent days.
Here are some examples: • Keep Calm and Stay Home; • Our Health...

Montreal: Winners of the Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes announced

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Montreal: Winners of the Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes announced

The 2020-2021 winners for the second edition of the $50,000 Mécénat Musica Prix 3 Femmes announced today in Montreal will create three new original Canadian operas to be premiered 2021, in a staged co-production with Toronto’s award-winning independent opera company Opera 5, Montreal’s Opera McGill, Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ),...

Toronto: This week the Howland Company presents “Murder at the Winterhouse Theatre”

Monday, April 6, 2020
Toronto: This week the Howland Company presents “Murder at the Winterhouse Theatre”

The Mystery Starts TONIGHT!The year is 1927 and Vaudeville is on its way out, which will leave The Winterhouse Theatre (and its staff) penniless if they can’t find an act to turn things around. It looks as though they might be saved when twin singing sensations; The Lavender Ladies agree to perform, but things go awry when one half of the duo is brutally...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival and Why Not Theatre cancel “Mahabharata” for the 2020 season

Monday, April 6, 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival and Why Not Theatre cancel “Mahabharata” for the 2020 season

In light of the current recommendations and directives from the government and public health agencies, Why Not Theatre and the Shaw Festival regret to announce that the 2020 production of Mahabharata is impossible to realize in the current circumstances and must therefore be postponed. Why Not Theatre and The Shaw are committed to bringing Mahabharata to...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival extends the cancellation of performances through June 30

Monday, April 6, 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival extends the cancellation of performances through June 30

The Shaw Festival is extending the cancellation of all public events and performances through June 30. This decision has been made in response to the Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s declaration of a state of emergency and cancellation of all in-person events, meetings and programming through to the same date.
“You wouldn't believe how much great...

Toronto: The Royal Alexandra Theatre will dim its lights on April 7 in honour of Shirley Douglas

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Toronto: The Royal Alexandra Theatre will dim its lights on April 7 in honour of Shirley Douglas

Shirley Douglas, one of the giants of Canadian theatre, TV and film died on April 5, 2020 from complications due to pneumonia (but not related to Covid-19). Her son, Kiefer Sutherland, announced her death on Twitter and explained: “My mother was an extraordinary woman who led an extraordinary life. Sadly she had been battling for her health for quite...

Ottawa: Upcoming #canadaperforms livestreams announced

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Ottawa: Upcoming #canadaperforms livestreams announced

“Music, dance and theatre have an enduring power to comfort, to inspire, to lift our spirits. Equally, performers thrive on their relationship with audiences. In this challenging time, artists and audiences, indeed all of us, need each other more than ever.” NAC President and CEO Christopher DeaconWhat is #CanadaPerforms?#CanadaPerforms is a $600,000...

Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of April 6

Sunday, April 5, 2020
Toronto: CBC Arts announces its virtual arts listings for the week of April 6

The widespread isolation and social distancing of COVID-19 has hit Canada's arts communities as hard as any other. World premieres were cancelled, juggernaut Broadway imports were brought to heel, gallery shows big and small were shuttered and promising new works missed their first shot at finding an audience.
But Canadian artists are a resilient...

Toronto: Past performances from the COC’s Free Concert Series are now available online

Saturday, April 4, 2020
Toronto: Past performances from the COC’s Free Concert Series are now available online

I want to provide you with an update following last week’s announcement of the cancellation of the rest of the Canadian Opera Company’s 2019/2020 season, including 23 performances in the Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, presented by TD Bank. Like all of you, I was heartbroken by this difficult, but necessary, decision. These...

Toronto: Mirvish theatres will remain closed until June 30, 2020, at the earliest

Friday, April 3, 2020
Toronto: Mirvish theatres will remain closed until June 30, 2020, at the earliest

It is imperative that we all play our part in containing the spread of Covid-19. The priority of Mirvish Productions is the health and safety of audiences, artists and staff.David Mirvish announced today that the four Mirvish theatres in Toronto will remain closed for an additional 12 weeks, taking the closure date to June 30 at the very earliest....

Toronto: Factory Wired 20 presents a reading of David Yee’s “Among Men” April 8

Friday, April 3, 2020
Toronto: Factory Wired 20 presents a reading of David Yee’s “Among Men” April 8

Over the last couple of weeks we've been working on a number of exciting new projects to bring to our Factory community & today we are very excited to announce our first fiercely Canadian virtual work:
Join us next Wednesday April 8 @ 2:30pm for a FREE online reading of David Yee's latest play, Among Men. This reading will be held over Zoom,...

Toronto: JUNIOR, Toronto’s international children’s festival, is cancelled for 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020
Toronto: JUNIOR, Toronto’s international children’s festival, is cancelled for 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is with a heavy heart that Harbourfront Centre announces the cancellation of JUNIOR, Toronto’s international children’s festival, scheduled for May 16–22, 2020. We look forward to the return of this fun, family-friendly, week-long festival in May 2021 next year.
“The safety and well-being of our staff and...

London, UK: Five theatre are streaming productions to watch free in April

Thursday, April 2, 2020
London, UK: Five theatre are streaming productions to watch free in April

Usually, at the beginning of each month, we enjoy bringing you ten theatre shows we’re most looking forward to opening in London over the next weeks. Unfortunately, with theatre doors closed for the foreseeable future, we’re having to adapt and make do with what we’ve got.
Just because theatres won’t be on stage doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make...

Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre postpones the premiere of “A Northern Lights Dream”

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre postpones the premiere of “A Northern Lights Dream”

We are in the midst of extraordinary times and we hope that you and all those close to you are safe and well.
It is with a great sense of disappointment that we have decided to postpone the World Premiere of Michael Rose’s A NORTHERN LIGHTS DREAM.  In light of recommendations by the Province and City of Toronto, we are exercising abundant caution...

Montreal: Cirque du Soleil launches a digital content hub – CirqueConnect

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Montreal: Cirque du Soleil launches a digital content hub – CirqueConnect

Last week, Cirque du Soleil launched a new digital content hub called CirqueConnect, available at cirquedusoleil.com.  Moved by a desire to stay connected to its fans, the Cirque du Soleil content hub provides a source of high-quality entertainment for fans to enjoy from the comfort of their homes, as current measures to combat the coronavirus (COVID-19)...

Toronto: Soundstreams announces its 2020/21 season

Thursday, April 2, 2020
Toronto: Soundstreams announces its 2020/21 season

“Next season is all about human connection through storytelling. As the world grapples with forced separations of all kinds, celebrating what brings us together matters more than ever.” – Lawrence Cherney
Now, more than ever, we need music to bring us together. Although it is difficult to think ahead to a time when our lives will be back to normal,...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre extends its closure to June 30, 2020

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre extends its closure to June 30, 2020

We hope you are doing well, and are safe at home. The last few weeks have been full of change, adjustments, and challenges on both personal and structural levels. And things continue to shift. Yesterday, the City of Toronto decided to cancel all city-led mass gatherings up until the end of June—this includes Pride Toronto‘s weekend of programming...

Blyth: The Blyth Festival cancels its 2020 season

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Blyth: The Blyth Festival cancels its 2020 season

Effective immediately, The Blyth Festival is suspending its 2020 season until further notice. This the first time in its 46-year history, that the Blyth Festival has had to take such a step.
In a statement, Blyth’s Artistic Director, Gil Garratt, said:
“As a community leader, the Festival owes a responsibility to help support and amplify...

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

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Toronto: What’s happening on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in April

This is a challenging time for arts and culture organizations and for many of us personally. The Bloor St. Culture Corridor has always been and will continue to be a caring and supportive community. We will focus on good health, proactive actions, and loving thoughts as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve.
While our organizations are temporarily...

Toronto: fu-GEN Theatre presents Online: Joy Edit April 2-4

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Toronto: fu-GEN Theatre presents Online: Joy Edit April 2-4

online joy editA SERIES OF INTIMATE ONE-ON-ONE INTERACTIONS TAKING PLACE ONLINE OVER VARIOUS COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS. 
EIGHT ASIAN CANADIAN ARTISTS GUIDE YOU THROUGH 15 MINUTE INTERACTIONS PROVOKED BY OUR CAPACITY AND FUNDAMENTAL NEED FOR THE ONE THING IN SHORT SUPPLY THESE DAYS: JOY.
THERE IS NO ADMISSION CHARGE, AS JOY SHOULD ALWAYS BE...

Toronto: Soulpepper presents “fresh ink online” April 3

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Toronto: Soulpepper presents “fresh ink online” April 3

Fresh Ink is an opportunity for artists and audiences to share new work, the life blood of the theatre. This series is a chance to discover what our theatre makers are up to, what they’re thinking and dreaming about. It’s a chance for adventurous audiences and artists to come together to share in the creative process.
“This event has been something...

Toronto: Le Théâtre français de Toronto cancels the remainder of its 2019/20 season

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Toronto: Le Théâtre français de Toronto cancels the remainder of its 2019/20 season

Coming together under one roof, gathering an audience to tell a story, sharing ideas and opinions! Since its creation in 1967, Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) has never stopped believing in its mission: to bring people together. At this time however, it has become clear this imperative does not align with the well-being and health of society.

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville postpones its coming shows

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville postpones its coming shows

All of us here at your theatre are blessed in the knowledge that you, our loyal patrons and supporters, care so passionately for Theatre Orangeville that together, we will do all that we can to ensure that our community remains the joyous, caring and courageous place that it has always been, and always will be. 
As you know, we at Theatre Orangeville...

Toronto: Help support Against the Grain artists impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic

Monday, March 30, 2020
Toronto: Help support Against the Grain artists impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic

For the last 10 seasons, Against the Grain Theatre has been known for presenting the most innovative opera productions in Canada. We couldn't have made it here without YOU! AtG has many exciting productions we want to share with you in the coming years. 
We know that the future for everyone is a little uncertain at the moment. We are all feeling...

London: The Grand Theatre regretfully cancels the 2020 High School Project

Monday, March 30, 2020
London: The Grand Theatre regretfully cancels the 2020 High School Project

As a result of COVID-19, the Grand Theatre made some dramatic programming announcements today.
The Grand was to have commenced an extensive renovation of its lobby spaces on May 3, following the closing performance of its last production of the current season GROW. Following consultation with architects, contractors and the Boards of Directors,...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces a digital reading of Karen Hines’s “All the Little Animals I Have Eaten” April 3

Monday, March 30, 2020
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces a digital reading of Karen Hines’s “All the Little Animals I Have Eaten” April 3

Nightwood Theatre is pleased to announce that we’ll be presenting an online staged reading of Karen Hines' All the Little Animals I Have Eaten, in lieu of the live performance that was slated to open last week on March 26, but was cancelled due to COVID-19. For one night only on Friday, April 3rd, the cast will perform their roles from their individual...

Toronto: Vote for the Classical: NEXT Award for Against the Grain’s “La Bohème”

Monday, March 30, 2020
Toronto: Vote for the Classical: NEXT Award for Against the Grain’s “La Bohème”

Against the Grain Theatre has some exciting news to share! We are one of 10 international nominees to be on the shortlist for the Classical: NEXT 2020 Innovation Award for our touring production of La Bohème. Classical: NEXT is based out of Rotterdam, Netherlands. 
The final voting process comes from the people! THAT'S YOU! We need your help...

London. UK: Watch National Theatre shows at home for free

Monday, March 30, 2020
London. UK: Watch National Theatre shows at home for free

It's now been nearly a fortnight since we sadly closed the NT doors to the public. Following advice, we have now taken the difficult decision to cancel all performances and events until Tuesday 30 June. If you have tickets booked, you will be contacted by our Box Office. We're so grateful to everyone who has already donated tickets back to us and...

Stratford: Stratford Festival posts surplus for 2019

Saturday, March 28, 2020
Stratford: Stratford Festival posts surplus for 2019

At a time when arts organizations around the world are looking ahead to an unknown and disconcerting future, the Stratford Festival paused on Saturday to look back at the year that was. This year’s annual general meeting could not be held at the Festival Theatre as it has been for more than 60 years. Instead, as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the...

New York: The Actors Fund launches weekly series hosted by Canadian Emily Hampshire

Friday, March 27, 2020
New York: The Actors Fund launches weekly series hosted by Canadian Emily Hampshire

The Actors Fund has tapped Emily Hampshire for a new weekly talk show, Humpday With Hampshire. The series will air on the organization’s YouTube channel on Wednesdays at 5 PM ET beginning April 1.
Hampshire currently plays Stevie Budd on the comedy Schitt’s Creek. The character ended up tackling the role of Sally Bowles in Moira Rose's production...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival extends its suspension of performances through May 25

Friday, March 27, 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival extends its suspension of performances through May 25

Based on the Public Health Agency of Canada’s statement regarding mass gatherings, the Shaw Festival has decided to cancel all public events and performances through May 25 (you may have just seen this on our social media accounts). We will continue to monitor the situation to see if additional cancellations are required based on the direction and...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company cancels the rest of the 2019/20 season

Friday, March 27, 2020
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company cancels the rest of the 2019/20 season

Following the recent state of emergency declared in Ontario and the ongoing public closures due to precautions around the spread of COVID-19, the Canadian Opera Company is cancelling all upcoming performances and events for the remainder of the 2019/2020 season. 
Cancellations include the company’s mainstage productions of Aida and The Flying...

Toronto: 41st Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards postponed

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Toronto: 41st Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards postponed

The annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, produced by the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), celebrate excellence in the city's performing arts sector for professional theatre, dance and opera. The Dora Awards show normally takes place at the end of June.
TAPA Executive Director and Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced today...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents telephone performances March 27-April 7

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre presents telephone performances March 27-April 7

QUEER, FAR, WHEREVER YOU AREMARCH - APRIL, 2020In many ways these are strange and difficult times, and while most of us are physically distancing, we’re also seeing our queer communities come together and support each other in exciting ways. From commnunity resources like free takeaway meals at the 519 and Glad Day‘s Emergency Fund for LGBTQ2S artists,...

Toronto: Luminato Festival cancels its 2020 festival

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Toronto: Luminato Festival cancels its 2020 festival

Today Luminato Festival Toronto has announced the immediate cancellation of the 2020 Festival due to the unprecedented Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The 2020 Festival, which was due to take place June 11 – 28, has been cancelled following government advice, and to protect the safety of our audiences, artists and all our staff and volunteers. 2020...

Toronto: Factory Theatre cancels the remainder of its 2019/20 season

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Toronto: Factory Theatre cancels the remainder of its 2019/20 season

Over the course of the last 2 weeks, we have been closely monitoring the evolution of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For clear and up-to-date information about local risk we have been following the recommendations of public health authorities as well as our federal, provincial, and municipal governments. As a result of all the new recommendations...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius reschedules opening of “Ring of Fire” to August 2020

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius reschedules opening of “Ring of Fire” to August 2020

In a time when so many events and activities have been forced to cancel due to the current health emergency, Theatre Aquarius is pleased to be able to offer one piece of positive news to theatre-lovers and music fans throughout the region, with the release of rescheduled dates for the season-ending musical Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, which...

Toronto: Soundstreams cancels the remainder of its 2019/20 season

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Toronto: Soundstreams cancels the remainder of its 2019/20 season

Soundstreams believes that music has the ability to bring people together, and break down barriers. It’s a mark of our collective humanity. The recent spread of COVID-19 in our society makes gathering difficult, but we continue to carry on to achieve this mission.Above everything, the health and safety of artists, the public, and the staff are paramount,...

Toronto: TO Live launches the new online series “Living Rooms” for local Toronto artists

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Toronto: TO Live launches the new online series “Living Rooms” for local Toronto artists

While TO Live’s doors remain closed great art continues to stimulate, inspire,and build connections.
Clyde Wagner, President & CEO, TO Live, and newly appointed VP of Programming Josephine Ridge, today announced an online initiative from TO Live – Living Rooms.  Living Rooms provides a platform for Toronto local artists to celebrate the neighbourhood...

Toronto: Mirvish Productions shares what happened during the Spanish Flu of 1918/19

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Toronto: Mirvish Productions shares what happened during the Spanish Flu of 1918/19

As the saying goes, everything old is eventually new again. So it is with the COVID-19 pandemic, at least in terms of its effects on society at large. While there have been many pandemics in human history, the one that seems to have had as devastating an impact in modern times was the influenza of 1918/1919, usually known as the Spanish Flu (although...

Toronto: WeeFestival of Arts and Culture announces cancellation

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Toronto: WeeFestival of Arts and Culture announces cancellation

Out of consideration for the health and safety of their audiences, artists, and staff in the context of COVID-19 Pandemic and resulting local and Provincial states of Emergency; the WeeFestival has made the necessary, yet heartbreaking decision to cancel all events scheduled for May 4 -24, 2020. 
 The Festival hopes to reschedule selected performances...

Toronto: The Toronto engagement of “Miss Saigon” has been cancelled

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Toronto: The Toronto engagement of “Miss Saigon” has been cancelled

Producer Cameron Mackintosh has closed the North American touring production of MISS SAIGON due to the effects of COVID-19. The tour played its final performance on Sunday March 15, in Fort Myers, FL. MISS SAIGON’s Toronto engagement at the Princess of Wales Theatre is now cancelled. 
 For refunds or credits we recommend patrons visit mirvish.com...

Toronto: Outside the March offers “The Ministry of of Mundane Mysteries” over the telephone

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Toronto: Outside the March offers “The Ministry of of Mundane Mysteries” over the telephone

The Ministry of Mundane Mysteries welcomes you...Sparking Connections through Telephonic InvestigationFinding yourself with a little time on your hands?Missing the uplift of live arts and culture?Is there a friend, a relative or a kid in your life who could use a daily dose of adventure?The meticulous mavericks at The Ministry of Mundane Mysteries...

St. Catharines: The Foster Festival cancels its 2020 season

Monday, March 23, 2020
St. Catharines: The Foster Festival cancels its 2020 season

The Foster Festival is working to ensure our approach to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic and its resulting repercussions on our patrons, our team members and our local community is handled with care and consideration.
Based on the guidance of the provincial and federal governments, along with the Chief Medical Officer of Canada, The Foster...

Toronto: Remaining Off-Mirvish shows for the 2019/20 season cancelled

Monday, March 23, 2020
Toronto: Remaining Off-Mirvish shows for the 2019/20 season cancelled

ROOM and INDECENT, the two remaining shows in the 2019-20 Off-Mirvish Season, have been cancelled.  For refunds or credits we recommend patrons visit mirvish.com and submit the online form or call TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333.ROOM, a stage adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s best-selling novel and Oscar-winning film, is a coproduction with...

Toronto: The Assembly Theatre starts a GoFundMe campaign to stay open

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Toronto: The Assembly Theatre starts a GoFundMe campaign to stay open

Our team at The Assembly Theatre has been closely following the COVID-19 situation, and steps have been taken to comply with Toronto's public health recommendations. In order to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff, The Assembly Theatre will be temporarily closing their doors and suspending all public performances until...

Toronto: Tonight at 8 pm is Tapestry Opera’s first-ever livestream concert

Saturday, March 21, 2020
Toronto: Tonight at 8 pm is Tapestry Opera’s first-ever livestream concert

Tonight at 8PM, Krisztina Szabó and Chris Foley star in Songbook X, a reimagined concert and recital from Tapestry's 40 years of Canadian repertoire and beyond.
About the showHungarian-Canadian mezzo soprano Krisztina Szabó, and collaborative pianist and Songbook creator, Chris Foley, star in Tapestry’s first-ever livestream concert. Facing the...

New York: The Metropolitan Opera will offer free streams of its “Live from the Met in HD” catalog

Friday, March 20, 2020
New York: The Metropolitan Opera will offer free streams of its “Live from the Met in HD” catalog

Although the Metropolitan Opera has brought down the curtain at least through the end of the month over COVID-19 concerns, the New York City institution will offer another way for audiences to take in its performances.
Beginning March 16, the Met will stream a title from its Live in HD series each night through the duration of the closure. The...

Stratford: Stratford Festival closure continues through the end of May

Friday, March 20, 2020
Stratford: Stratford Festival closure continues through the end of May

Faced with the devastating impact of the global pandemic, Artistic DirectorAntoni Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney have made the decision to cancel performances through the end of May, and to suspend rehearsals and season preparations.
“Since its inception in 1953, the Festival has functioned much like a family – a dedicated, tight-knit...

Toronto: Opera Atelier cancels its production of Handel’s “La resurrezione” scheduled for April 11-19

Friday, March 20, 2020
Toronto: Opera Atelier cancels its production of Handel’s “La resurrezione” scheduled for April 11-19

It is heartbreaking for us to announce that following the Premier’s declaration of a state of emergency for Ontario, we believe the only responsible action for Opera Atelier is to cancel performances of Handel’s The Resurrection, scheduled for April 11 - 19 at Koerner Hall. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all of our singers and dancers for...

New York: Actors from all five companies of “Come From Away” sing “Me and the Sky”

Thursday, March 19, 2020
New York: Actors from all five companies of “Come From Away” sing “Me and the Sky”

Come From Away, the international hit musical that tells the true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them in the immediate aftermath of September 11, has released a new video that celebrates kindness and togetherness.
In the video, actors who have played airline pilot Beverley (the role created...

Toronto: Native Earth Performing Arts cancels shows in April and May

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Toronto: Native Earth Performing Arts cancels shows in April and May

As a precautionary response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Native Earth and Aki Studio will be suspending the rest of our 2019/2020 season. This is not an easy decision to make, but we recognize it is vital to ensure the safety of our artists, staff, and audience members. Native Earth is taking direction from Public Health of Canada, Ontario Health, and...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival cancels public events and performances until May 1, 2020

Monday, March 16, 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival cancels public events and performances until May 1, 2020

“We have an incredible team here who have been cooking up some wonderful theatre. Of course it is frustrating to have to put that on hold, but if our aim is to create a more human, more connected theatre, then our first priority has to be keeping everyone safe. I know our amazing audience will understand and support us; and we send everyone our love...

Toronto: Mirvish suspends and cancels performances due to Covid-19

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Toronto: Mirvish suspends and cancels performances due to Covid-19

Dear PATRON, 
For the first time in my family's history in theatre, I have had to make the difficult decision to close our theatres. 
Out of an abundance of caution, and in an effort to help limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all Mirvish theatres will suspend performances, effective from the matinee today through Sunday, April 12.

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre temporarily suspends its 2019/20 season

Saturday, March 14, 2020
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre temporarily suspends its 2019/20 season

Tarragon Theatre is committed to the safety, health and well-being of everyone in the Tarragon community. Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding COVID-19, Tarragon Theatre has decided to temporarily suspend our 2019/20 season.In doing this we follow Toronto Public Health and Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines against public gatherings...

St. Catharines: Patricia Vanstone to step down as Artistic Director of the Foster Festival

Friday, March 13, 2020
St. Catharines: Patricia Vanstone to step down as Artistic Director of the Foster Festival

The Board of Directors of The Norm Foster Theatre Festival have special news to share with our dear friends and patrons. Patricia Vanstone, Artistic Director of The Foster Festival has decided to step down at the end of the 2020 summer season. 
As Founding Artistic Director, Patricia has worked tirelessly building upon a shared dream to celebrate...

Ottawa: NAC cancels all performances and events until April 5

Friday, March 13, 2020
Ottawa: NAC cancels all performances and events until April 5

Christopher Deacon, President and CEO of the National Arts Centre has issued the following statement:
The health and safety of our visitors, artists, and staff is of paramount importance. Due to the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, we are cancelling all performances and events at the National Arts Centre until Sunday April...

Cambridge: Performance cancellations announced to mitigate spread of coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020
Cambridge: Performance cancellations announced to mitigate spread of coronavirus

Drayton Entertainment is cancelling all remaining performances of A Few Good Men (St. Jacobs Country Playhouse) and Kinky Boots (Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge) as well as its upcoming production of Billy Bishop Goes to War (St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre) in an effort to mitigate the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This schedule change...

Toronto: All-Canadian cast assembled for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Toronto: All-Canadian cast assembled for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

An assembly of Canadian performers will bring magic to the Ed Mirvish Theatre as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child readies for its Toronto bow. As previously reported, performances will begin October 23.
Trevor White (The Machine) will star in the title role, with Gregory Prest (a Soulpepper Theatre mainstay) as Ron Weasley and Sarah Afful (Soulpepper's...

London: The Grand Theatre announces its 2020/21 season

Monday, March 9, 2020
London: The Grand Theatre announces its 2020/21 season

The Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce its 2020/2021 Season. Running from September 2020 to May 2021, it is a season that includes a grand re-opening of refreshed and updated lobby spaces, performances in ten venues that span both our city and the country, partnerships with Neptune Theatre and Shaw Festival, and the return of a record-breaking,...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival announces 2019 financial results

Friday, March 6, 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival announces 2019 financial results

During the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, the Shaw Festival announced positive financial results for the 2019 season. Kevin Patterson, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, shared with an audience of patrons, donors and company members that both sales and fundraising revenues achieved all-time highs, resulting in a $519,000 season surplus.

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Venerated actor David Schurmann has died

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Venerated actor David Schurmann has died

For decades, whenever a Shaw Festival play needed someone with a distinguished English charm, David Schurmann answered the call.
The tall, gentlemanly actor appeared in more than 40 productions at the Niagara-on-the-Lake company, starting in 1981. His upper crust demeanour and unmistakable voice anchored productions of "Henry IV" and "This Happy...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Beloved Shaw Festival actor Mary Haney has died

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Beloved Shaw Festival actor Mary Haney has died

It didn't matter the role. It didn't matter the show. Whenever Mary Haney walked onto a Shaw Festival stage, all attention shifted to her.
During her 30 seasons and more than 60 productions with the Niagara-on-the-Lake company, Haney's versatility landed her in raucous comedies and tragic tearjerkers alike. From the hijinks of "Harvey" (2010)...

Cambridge: Cast announced for “A Few Good Men” in St. Jacobs

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Cambridge: Cast announced for “A Few Good Men” in St. Jacobs

Can audiences 􏰁handle the truth?􏰃􏰄 That is the pivotal question at the centre of the famed legal drama A Few Good Men, which opens the highly-anticipated 2020 Season at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. The hit play about military corruption and the quest for justice will be on stage for three weeks only from March 4 to March 22.
Before it became...

Cambridge: Casting announced for “Billy Bishop Goes to War” in St. Jacobs

Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Cambridge: Casting announced for “Billy Bishop Goes to War” in  St. Jacobs

Happy Birthday Billy Bishop! Canadian WWI flying ace William Avery Bishop was born 126 years ago today on February 8, 1894. His incredible life story comes alive on stage at the intimate St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre for three weeks only from April 8 to April 26. Although it is usually only open in the fall, this quaint 100-seat venue in the heart...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its 2020/21 season

Monday, February 10, 2020
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its 2020/21 season

For the first time in decades, a fully staged production of Richard Wagner’s Parsifal will be presented in Canada, opening the Canadian Opera Company’s monumental 2020/2021 season with a company premiere at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Cast with more than 100 singers, an orchestra of 110 musicians, and a nearly six-hour run-time,...

Ottawa: National Arts Centre’s 2018/19 annual report details its 50th anniversary season

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Ottawa: National Arts Centre’s 2018/19 annual report details its 50th anniversary season

The National Arts Centre’s 2018–2019 Annual Report was tabledin Parliament last week. The NAC enjoyed an extraordinary season that included more than 1,450 showsand events, and attracted nearly one million patrons to performances, events and commercial activities.
The Annual Report, which includes a timeline of the NAC’s 50-year history, also...

Toronto: “All the Little Animals I Have Eaten” runs March 24-April 12

Saturday, February 8, 2020
Toronto: “All the Little Animals I Have Eaten” runs March 24-April 12

Nightwood Theatre is pleased to announce its production of All the Little Animals I Have Eaten by Karen Hines, running March 24-April 12, 2020.
Governor General Award-nominated, powerhouse playwright Karen Hines (The Pochsy Plays; Crawlspace) serves up a biting meditationon capitalism, consumption, precarity and hope in her latest dark comedy....

Toronto: Toronto Star cuts arts reporting to almost nothing

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Toronto: Toronto Star cuts arts reporting to almost nothing

The Toronto Star has quietly shuttered the remnants of its once mightily entertainment section, leaving all but a handful of writers under a single editor.
Most writers of staff will be taking buyouts, leaving, or be reassigned to other areas.
Morgan Campbell, Toronto Star Sports Reporter — Departed Dec., 2019
Amy Pataki, Toronto Star...

Toronto: Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg to become Officiers de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Toronto: Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg to become Officiers de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Opera Atelier is proud to announce the company’s esteemed Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski C.M. and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg C.M. have been awarded the extraordinary recognition of Officers of the Order of Arts and Letters (Officiers de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the French Republic — the first time a Canadian couple has received...

Stratford: Stratford Festival’s Laboratory launches R&D residencies and script incubator

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Stratford: Stratford Festival’s Laboratory launches R&D residencies and script incubator

The Stratford Festival’s Laboratory is a hive of activity at the moment, with a number of Canadian theatre artists coming to Stratford to develop their work. They responded to a call for submissions made this past summer and are bringing their in-development work to the Festival as part of a new R&D residency program in the Lab.
Founded by Artistic...

Toronto: Opera Atelier unveils its 35th season

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Toronto: Opera Atelier unveils its 35th season

Opera Atelier proudly announces its iconic 35th Anniversary Season with two groundbreaking works at the historic Elgin Theatre: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s The Magic Flute, considered the company’s most successful production in its history, on stage from October 22–November 1, 2020; and The Angel Speaks – a new Canadian commission – double-billed with...

Toronto: Christie Darville named Canadian Opera Company’s Deputy General Director

Friday, January 31, 2020
Toronto: Christie Darville named Canadian Opera Company’s Deputy General Director

COC General Director Alexander Neef announced this week that Christie Darville, the company’s current Executive Director, Philanthropy & Audiences, will act as the COC’s Deputy General Director, effective immediately, until the close of the 2020/2021 season.
“Christie’s insights and planning have been critically important to our strategic review...

Toronto: Digital lottery for “Hamilton” tickets in Toronto is announced

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Toronto: Digital lottery for “Hamilton” tickets in Toronto is announced

Producer Jeffery Seller and David Mirvish announced a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (February 11) in Toronto at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Forty (40) tickets will be sold for every performance for $10 each. The digital lottery will open at 11:00 AM on February 9 for tickets tothe Tuesday,...

Toronto: Four emerging artists invited to join the COC Ensemble Studio for 2020/21

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Toronto: Four emerging artists invited to join the COC Ensemble Studio for 2020/21

The Canadian Opera Company welcomes four new opera artists to its Ensemble Studio training program for the 2020/2021 season: soprano Midori Marsh, baritone Jonah Spungin, bass-baritone Alex Halliday, and pianist/intern coach Frances Thielmann. In August 2020, the artists become part of a renowned program that has launched the careers of over 235 Canadian...

London: Grand Theatre’s “Cabaret” will go on tour

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
London: Grand Theatre’s “Cabaret” will go on tour

The Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce a cross-Canada tour of its production of Cabaret in 2020-21.
Cabaret was part of the Grand Theatre’s 2018-19 season and closed after a record-setting six week run that included three extensions, making it the longest running production on the McManus Stage in the history of the Grand.  In order to meet...

Toronto: Canadian Stage announces its 2020/21 season

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Toronto: Canadian Stage announces its 2020/21 season

Canadian Stage today announced its 20.21 season. Featuring 13 works, nine Canadian productions, three international hits and a perennial outdoor summer favourite  ̶ from some of the most exciting Canadian and international artists working today, this season of breathtaking stories will entertain, move and surprise.
“Our upcoming season speaks...

Toronto: “Franz Ferdinand Must Die” by Adam Bailey runs March 18-29

Monday, January 27, 2020
Toronto: “Franz Ferdinand Must Die” by Adam Bailey runs March 18-29

Proclaimed a “Historical Tour-de-Force” by the Saskatoon Star Phoenix and Smart, Energetic and Fascinating by the CBC, Adam Bailey’s twisted, history-based solo performance tackles the improbable events that started a war while asking the question, “what leads young men to commit acts of political violence?”. Using the assassination of Franz Ferdinand...

Stratford: Stratford plays on stage in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver

Thursday, January 23, 2020
Stratford: Stratford plays on stage in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver

The Stratford Festival is thrilled to see a number of recent productions moving on to theatres across the country, where they are being received with great enthusiasm.
“It’s a pleasure to share the work of the Stratford Festival with sister theatres across Canada,” says Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino. “The Festival has become an important...

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

Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Toronto: Stage Door will be on hiatus from January 20 to March 17

After last year’s two-week-long tech-free holiday, the Editor of www.stage-door.com 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...

Toronto: Next Stage saw its highest audience capacities ever

Monday, January 20, 2020
Toronto: Next Stage saw its highest audience capacities ever

The Toronto Fringe staff and board of directors congratulate the artists of the 13th annual Next Stage Theatre Festival for making the 2020 festival, which   wrapped up yesterday evening, a resounding success. Toronto Fringe’s goal with this edition of the festival was to make sure that the independent artists who power the festival could perform...

Toronto: A new production of Dave Carley’s “Taking Liberties” takes place at the Campbell House February 5-23

Monday, January 20, 2020
Toronto: A new production of Dave Carley’s “Taking Liberties” takes place at the Campbell House February 5-23

A new production of Taking Liberties by Dave Carley is opening in February at Toronto’s Campbell House Museum, for a three week run.  Carley’s drama looks at five decades in a city’s history when civil liberties came under threat, from issues of book censorship to the muzzling of academic debate.
This is the fifth production of Taking Liberties...

Toronto: LOVE2 Theatre Co. presents “Watching Glory Die” February 19-29

Monday, January 20, 2020
Toronto: LOVE2 Theatre Co. presents “Watching Glory Die” February 19-29

LOVE2 THEATRE COMPANY with impel theatre present their production of “Watching Glory Die,” written by celebrated Canadian playwright Judith Thompson (Crackwalker; Lion in the Streets; Perfect Pie).
A mother mourns. A guard struggles. A troubled young woman is alone with her thoughts.
Three women, inextricably tied to one another, wrestle...

Toronto: Factory Theatre presents Marjorie Chan’s “Lady Sunrise” February 15-March 8

Monday, January 20, 2020
Toronto: Factory Theatre presents Marjorie Chan’s “Lady Sunrise” February 15-March 8

FACTORY THEATRE is proud to announce the World Premiere of Marjorie Chan’s LADY SUNRISE, directed by Factory’s Artistic Director, Nina Lee Aquino. The play features a powerful ensemble of six Asian Canadian women, Belinda Corpuz, Ma-Anne Dionisio, Zoé Doyle, Rosie Simon, Lindsay Wu, and Louisa Zhu. Presented at FACTORY THEATRE, February 15 - March...

Toronto: Lucid Ludic with Why Not Theatre presents “Brain Storm” February 27-March 8

Monday, January 20, 2020
Toronto: Lucid Ludic with Why Not Theatre presents “Brain Storm” February 27-March 8

A poetic, visually arresting and comically haunting look at the ramifications of brain surgery and how one woman finds her way in a reality that is forever different. BRAIN STORM takes you into the operating theatre, to dissect the question; are our brains magic, machines – or both?
Writer/Director Taliesin McEnaney draws on the work of famous...

Toronto: Common Boots Theatre introduces the “Blind Imaginings” podcast

Friday, January 17, 2020
Toronto: Common Boots Theatre introduces the “Blind Imaginings” podcast

In April 2019, Alex Bulmer launched “Blind Imaginings”. This three-day workshop brought blind and sighted artists from diverse performance disciplines together to de-centre vision from theatre and imagine beyond seeing. Participants included playwrights Natasha Greenblatt and Yolanda Bonnell, who took their Blind Imagining skills straight to The Election....

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage January 29-February 15

Friday, January 17, 2020
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage January 29-February 15

Theatre Aquarius is proud to welcome to the stage Lynn Nottage’s brilliant, Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, SWEAT – a powerful story the New Yorker calls “a tough yet empathetic portrait of the America that came undone.”
It’s the year 2000 in Reading, Pennsylvania and a group of friends go to work at the steel mill and then decompress at the bar...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment holds a PD Day Workshop for High School Students January 31

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment holds a PD Day Workshop for High School Students January 31

The greatest thing you'll ever learn ... is waiting to be discovered at Drayton Entertainment's Musical Theatre PD Day Workshop for High School Students!
Join us for a full day of singing, dancing, and pizza on Friday, January 31! There will be improv, theatre games, a behind-the-scenes theatre tour, as well as music and choreography rehearsals...

London: Rebecca Northan stars in “Every Brilliant Thing” at the Grand Theatre January 21-February 8

Thursday, January 16, 2020
London: Rebecca Northan stars in “Every Brilliant Thing” at the Grand Theatre January 21-February 8

The Grand Theatre is excited to welcome back award-winning actor and improviser Rebecca Northan in the touching one-person play, EVERY BRILLIANT THING. Described as a heart-warming show that explores life’s simple joys, and conversely, the extreme hardships we face, this unique production is not only something to be seen, but something to be experienced....

Toronto: Kuumba25 runs at Harbourfront Centre February 1-29

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Toronto: Kuumba25 runs at Harbourfront Centre February 1-29

Toronto’s longest running Black History Month festival, Harbourfront Centre’s Kuumba, marks 25 years of celebrating the heritage, culture and traditions of Black Canadians with a series of talks, workshops, events and performances throughout February, presented by TD The Ready Commitment. The 2020 festival is curated by creative director and part-time...

Toronto: Danceworks presents Zata Omm’s “Eden Planted” February 5-8

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Toronto: Danceworks presents Zata Omm’s “Eden Planted” February 5-8

Reversing the fall of humanity and restoring the Garden of Eden in the technological age - DANCEWORKS presents the World Premiere of ZATA OMM’s EDEN PLANTED. This brilliant production is produced and performed by Toronto based dance company ZATA OMM, and led by the award-winning William Yong. Through the lens of technology and dance, this production...

Toronto: Mirvish presents The Second City’s all-female revue “She The People” February 4-9

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Toronto: Mirvish presents The Second City’s all-female revue “She The People” February 4-9

The future is here and it’s female! The ladies of The Second City return with SHE THE PEOPLE, the sketch show entirely created, designed, and performed by the fearlessly funny women of The Second City, for everyone to enjoy! This mimosa-and-madness-fueled foray roasts the patriarchy, taking on everything from having it all...to having that sick feeling...

Toronto: COC to host 2nd Digital Stage Symposium on Performing Arts and New Technologies

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Toronto: COC to host 2nd Digital Stage Symposium on Performing Arts and New Technologies

The Canadian Opera Company invites Canadian performing arts organizations to participate in the second Digital Stage symposium on technological advances and challenges for the sector, happening on February 20, 2020 at the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre in Toronto.
Last fall, the COC launched the Digital Stage, in partnership with The National...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre presents “Secret Life of a Mother” by Hannah Moscovitch February 6-23

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre presents “Secret Life of a Mother” by Hannah Moscovitch February 6-23

This February Crow’s Theatre is thrilled to give audiences a second chance to experience one of Toronto theatre’s most memorable recent highlights - the acclaimed and sold-out co-production from SLOM Collective and The Theatre Centre, Secret Life of a Mother, on stage at Streetcar Crowsnest February 6 – 23, 2020 in the Guloien Theatre. 
Written...

Toronto: Cineplex Events announces its winter/spring stage series lineup

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Toronto: Cineplex Events announces its winter/spring stage series lineup

Cineplex Events today announced its 2020 winter/spring Stage series lineup, bringing acclaimed theatre productions from London and Paris to big screens across Canada. Captured live and broadcast to Cineplex theatres, the highly anticipated winter/spring lineup is made up of politically, comically and emotionally charged productions. Ranging from centuries-old...

Toronto: Alumnae Theatre stages “The Trip to Bountiful” January 17-February 1

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Toronto: Alumnae Theatre stages “The Trip to Bountiful” January 17-February 1

The award-winning play The Trip to Bountiful is returning to Toronto. The play opens January 17 at Alumnae Theatre and runs until February 1.
Horton Foote’s much-loved story focuses on persistent attempts by 80-year-old Carrie Watts to escape from her unhappy family home. Having spent her twilight years with her son and his abusive wife, Carrie...

Toronto: The 28th Annual U. of T. Drama Festival runs February 6-8

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Toronto: The 28th Annual U. of T. Drama Festival runs February 6-8

Hart House Theatre and the U of T Drama Coalition are proud to present the U of T Drama Festival: A Weekend of Competitive Theatre. The three nights of original one-act plays feature students from multiple colleges from the three U of T campuses and runs February 6-8, 2020.  Over 80 years since its inception in 1936, and since Trevor Rines resurrected...

Toronto: Free theatre at Soulpepper for people 25 and under launches today

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Toronto: Free theatre at Soulpepper for people 25 and under launches today

In celebration of the start of the inaugural season of artistic programming under the leadership of Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha and Executive Director Emma Stenning, Soulpepper Theatre Company’s previously announced Free 25 & Under program launches today with the first performance of the 2020 season. The Free 25 & Under program will offer patrons...

Toronto: Kelsey Grammer will star in “The Boy Friend” March 29-May 3

Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Toronto: Kelsey Grammer will star in “The Boy Friend” March 29-May 3

THE BOY FRIEND by Sandy Wilson, the deliriously happy and joyful musical comedy about young love, middle-aged love and older love coming direct to Toronto from an acclaimed, sell-out season at the prolific Menier Chocolate Factory in London and prior to a West End transfer, will have a new star. The beloved stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer will...

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

Monday, January 13, 2020
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre present “Caroline, or Change” January 30-February 15

The Musical Stage Company and Obsidian Theatre will proudly lift the curtain on a special co-production of the multi-award winning musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, starring Canada’s beloved Queen of RNB, Jully Black and featuring international opera star Measha Brueggergosman on stage at the historic Winter Garden Theatre as part of official TD Black...

Toronto: Marie Chouinard returns to Toronto with “Radical Vitality, Solos and Duets” February 5-8

Monday, January 13, 2020
Toronto: Marie Chouinard returns to Toronto with “Radical Vitality, Solos and Duets” February 5-8

Mesmerizing. Shocking. Notorious. Sensual. Original. Legendary choreographer Marie Chouinard, one of Canada’s most creative and provocative dancers and choreographers, delves into her company’s vast repertoire to present RADICAL VITALITY, SOLOS AND DUETS, February 5-8 at Toronto’s Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts.
A true...

Toronto: Dancemakers presents the première of “Eating bones and Licking bread” by Lara Kramer January 30-Februar 1

Monday, January 13, 2020
Toronto: Dancemakers presents the première of “Eating bones and Licking bread” by Lara Kramer January 30-Februar 1

Dancemakers is pleased to announce that Resident Artist Lara Kramer’s Eating bones and Licking bread will make its première at Dancemakers Centre for Creation from Thursday, January 30, 2020 to Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 8 pm each evening.
Now in her second year of a three-year Dancemakers residency, Lara’s solo work Eating bones and Licking...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Peggy’s Song” January 23-February 9

Sunday, January 12, 2020
Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Peggy’s Song” January 23-February 9

Theatre Kingston is thrilled to bring you PEGGY’s SONG, by celebrated Kingston Playwright Jim Garrard. Lisa Howard and Conrad Dunn are coming to Kingston from Los Angeles to present Jim Garrard’s gripping mystery. In Los Angeles they presented it to critical acclaim, and so are eager to revisit the script under Jacob James’ redirection and having...

Cambridge: See “The Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show” March 16 and 17

Friday, January 10, 2020
Cambridge: See “The Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show” March 16 and 17

March Break will be here before we know it!
The Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show has played to enthusiastic crowds throughout Canada, the United States, and 40 other countries internationally. It is one of the most popular shows at major holiday resorts, including the famous Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
Designed to educate and entertain, The...

Toronto: Panel discussion at The Music Gallery – “When Did Transparency Become So Opaque?” February 2

Friday, January 10, 2020
Toronto: Panel discussion at The Music Gallery – “When Did Transparency Become So Opaque?” February 2

The Music Gallery presents a panel on transparency in music and arts programming in Tkarón:to. There is a deep need in this city and beyond to speak honestly about programming, curation and producing in a way that organizations can both benefit and learn from the discussions. This panel will explore questions around what programmers and curators (ie....

Ottawa: NAC English Theatre presents “The Neverending Story” January 29-February 15

Friday, January 10, 2020
Ottawa: NAC English Theatre presents “The Neverending Story” January 29-February 15

After a successful run at the 2019 Stratford Festival, David S. Craig’s immensely popular stage adaption of The Neverending Story by Michael Ende brings its story of magical adventure to NAC audiences in early 2020.  Director Jillian Keiley and Designer Bretta Gerecke team up once again (A Christmas Carol and Alice Through the Looking Glass) and,...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera is looking for singers and pianists for New Opera 101

Thursday, January 9, 2020
Toronto: Tapestry Opera is looking for singers and pianists for New Opera 101

Tapestry Opera is looking for singers and collaborative pianists for its New Opera 101 masterclass.
New Opera 101 is a three-day masterclass intensive from March 17th to 19th, with public performances on March 20th and 21st, 2020. Emerging singers and collaborative pianists have the invaluable opportunity to workshop contemporary arias and scenes...

Toronto: “Box 4901” premieres as Buddies in Bad Times Theatre February 27-March 8

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Toronto: “Box 4901” premieres as Buddies in Bad Times Theatre February 27-March 8

timeshare performance has released new casting and productiondetails for the world premiere of Box 4901,written by and starring Brian Francis, and co-created and directedby Rob Kempson. Box 4901 will play in Toronto at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre from February 27 toMarch 8, with opening night on February 28. Tickets are on sale now at buddiesinbadtimes.com.

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Charles W. Wilson’s “Kamouraska” February 16

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Charles W. Wilson’s “Kamouraska” February 16

Kamouraska – the novel and the opera - presents a classic and tumultuous love triangle played out near a village in Quebec, brought to life by the profound artistry of novelist Anne Hebert… resounding in its musical re-imagining for the lyric stage by the Charles Wilson. 
Charles, ‘Chuck’ to his friends, passed away on June 13, 2019, in Fergus...

Orangeville: Sharyn Ayliffe is Theatre Orangeville’s new General Manager

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Orangeville: Sharyn Ayliffe is Theatre Orangeville’s new General Manager

Theatre Orangeville Artistic Director David Nairn is delighted to announce the appointment of Sharyn Ayliffe as the company’s new General Manager effective March 2, 2020.
Sharyn has been with Theatre Orangeville in a variety of positions since 2011 and is currently Programs Manager, where she has creatively and ablely managed 14 separate programs,...

Mississauga: See “Humans” by Australia’s Circa at the Living arts Centre January 18

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Mississauga: See “Humans” by Australia’s Circa at the Living arts Centre January 18

On January 18, 2020, The Living Arts Centre is excited to present ‘Humans’ by Circa Entertainment, the most in-demand circus company across the world in Australia. Tickets start at $55
To date, Humans has had 151 performances to over 89,000 people. It premiered on the 13th January 2017 in Sydney, Australia at the Sydney Festival. Since then it...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Exercise de l’oubli” February 5-9

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Exercise de l’oubli” February 5-9

Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) and Théâtre Populaire d'Acadie present the Toronto premiere of LESSON IN FORGETTING (Exercice de l’oubli). Written by Emma Haché (finalist for the 2017 Governor General's Award in theatre) and directed by TfT's own Joël Beddows, this poignant love story sensitively unveils the tensions that arise in a relationship...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents a double-bill starring Mike Nadajewski January 23-February 1

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre presents a double-bill starring Mike Nadajewski January 23-February 1

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) begins the new decade with a wildly imaginative double-bill including an unearthed piece of neglected Canadian theatre history and a playfully penned adaptation from one of Russia’s most influential writers. Continuing this season’s theme of celebrating the beautiful and the brutal, Herringbone is a deeply layered exploration...

Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre presents Marjorie Prime starring Martha Henry January 26-February 23

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre presents Marjorie Prime starring Martha Henry January 26-February 23

At once conceptually and deeply moving, with a profound exploration of what makes us human, COAL MINE THEATREis proud to announce its upcoming presentation of Jordan Harrison's Pulitzer Prize-nominated MARJORIE PRIME, directed by Stewart Arnott. The play, making its long-awaited Toronto Premiere, features a remarkable performance by legendary stage...

London: The Grand Theatre presents “Fully Committed” starring Gavin Crawford January 14-26

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
London: The Grand Theatre presents “Fully Committed” starring Gavin Crawford January 14-26

This month, the Grand Theatre is excited to welcome Gavin Crawford, host of the popular CBC Radio weekly news quiz, Because News, in the hilarious comedy, FULLY COMMITTED. Described by director Steven Gallagher as “the perfect antidote to the cold weather and a rollicking start to 2020,” the one-person show follows struggling actor, Sam, throughout...

Toronto: Mirvish announces rush tickets to The Phantom of the Opera January 8-February 2

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Toronto: Mirvish announces rush tickets to The Phantom of the Opera January 8-February 2

Rush tickets will be available for Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre for a strictly limited engagement, January 8 - February 2, 2020.
Rush tickets will be $39 each, with a limit of two per customer.   They will be available at 9AM on each performance...

Toronto: “49th Day” runs at the Next Stage Theatre Festival January 8-19

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Toronto: “49th Day” runs at the Next Stage Theatre Festival January 8-19

Theatre ARTaud presents a proudly immigrant story of love, war, and familial reconciliation: 49TH DAY at the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival.
49th Day, created by Dora-nominated performer athena kaitlin trinh (Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Roseneath Theatre), takes us to a cemetery in ViệtNam where a young woman makes offerings and...

Hamilton: See Rod Beattie in “Wingfield’s Progress” this weekend at Theatre Aquarius

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Hamilton: See Rod Beattie in “Wingfield’s Progress” this weekend at Theatre Aquarius

Welcome home to Persephone Township as a true Legend of Canadian Theatre returns to the stage at Theatre Aquarius!
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...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera presents “Jacqueline”, the story of Jacqueline du Pré, February 19-23

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Toronto: Tapestry Opera presents “Jacqueline”, the story of Jacqueline du Pré, February 19-23

Tapestry Opera presents the world premiere of Jacqueline, a story of the battle between a world-famous virtuoso cellist and the Multiple Sclerosis (MS) that took her body and talent, robbing her of her breathtaking musical gift, her identity, and ultimately her life. Jacqueline runs at the Betty Oliphant Theatre from February 19 - 23, 2020.
Considered...

Toronto: ARC presents the Canadian premiere of “Oil” by Ella Hickson February 29-March 21

Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Toronto: ARC presents the Canadian premiere of “Oil” by Ella Hickson February 29-March 21

ARC today announced that it will present the Canadian Premiere of Ella Hickson’s ambitious play OIL as part of the company’s 20th anniversary season. ARC is a Toronto-based artist-run theatre company committed to bringing top international contemporary plays to Canadian audiences. OIL will be directed by ARC Artistic Producer, Christopher Stanton,...

Toronto: Miriam Khalil performs “Ayre by Osvaldo Golijov January 11

Monday, January 6, 2020
Toronto: Miriam Khalil performs “Ayre by Osvaldo Golijov January 11

Lebanese-Canadian soprano and AtG Founding Member, Miriam Khalil takes the stage at the 21C Festival performing her Juno nominated signature piece, Ayre by Osvaldo Golijov.
A lush fusion of Arabic, Hebrew, Sardinian, and Sephardic folk melodies and texts, Argentinian composer Osvaldo Golijov’s Ayre is a thrill to experience and a brilliant example...

Cambridge: Vera Causa Opera presents “Dino Opera” and “Rapunzel” February 15-16

Monday, January 6, 2020
Cambridge: Vera Causa Opera presents “Dino Opera” and “Rapunzel” February 15-16

Coming this February is a double bill of two brand-new operas written by Vera Causa Opera General Director Dylan Langan. Rapunzel is an operatic re-telling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale of the same name, and The Dino Opera is a lighthearted story about dinosaurs searching for a safe haven in the prehistoric world. Stay tuned to our blog for...

London: Grand Theatre patrons raise $87,780 for the London Food Bank

Friday, January 3, 2020
London: Grand Theatre patrons raise $87,780 for the London Food Bank

The Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce that the third annual campaign in support of the London Food Bank has raised $87,780. Billed as SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALI-DONATE, in celebration of the holiday production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh’s Mary Poppins, this initiative partners the Grand Theatre with Business Cares and has resulted in a three-year...

San Diego: Britta Johnson’s musical “Life After” is nominated for six Craig Noel awards

Friday, January 3, 2020
San Diego: Britta Johnson’s musical “Life After” is nominated for six Craig Noel awards

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is pleased to announce the nominations for its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements at professional theaters in San Diego County.
Times are changing, language is changing and culture is changing. The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle is stepping up to the...

New York: Schedule of upcoming live opera broadcasts

Friday, January 3, 2020
New York: Schedule of upcoming live opera broadcasts

The following is a list of live opera productions announced to be shown in movie theatres and on television.
MANON• Channel: PBS• U.S. Broadcast Date: January 5, 2020• Genre: Opera• Theatre: Metropolitan Opera House, New York• Director: Laurent Pelly• Composer: Jules Massenet• Cast: Lisette Oropesa, Michael Fabiano• A Great Performances at the...

Stratford: Tickets to the Stratford Festival’s 2020 season go on sale today

Friday, January 3, 2020
Stratford: Tickets to the Stratford Festival’s 2020 season go on sale today

After a Members advance sale so busy it prompted the early extension of two productions, tickets for the Stratford Festival’s groundbreaking new season go on sale to the public today. The 2020 season is one of the biggest ever and includes the much-anticipated opening of the new Tom Patterson Theatre. With the $100-million fundraising goal a hair’s...

New York: Rick Miller’s “BOOM” plays 59E59 January 9-February 23, 2020

Friday, January 3, 2020
New York: Rick Miller’s “BOOM” plays 59E59 January 9-February 23, 2020

Rick Miller’s “BOOM” will play 59E59 at 59 East 59th Street, New York, NY, January 9-February 23, 2020.
BOOM
Written, directed, and performed by Rick Miller
100 voices. 25 years. 1 man.
Produced by:Kidoons and WYRD ProductionsDates:January 09 - February 23, 2020Run Time:2 Hours, 0 MinuteTheater:Showing in Theater ATickets:$55-$70...

Ottawa: NAC Indigenous Theatre presents the world premiere of “Unikkaaqtuat” January 9-12, 2020

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Ottawa: NAC Indigenous Theatre presents the world premiere of “Unikkaaqtuat” January 9-12, 2020

NAC Indigenous Theatre’s landmark inaugural season continues in the new year with the world premiere of Unikkaaqtuat (January 9 to 12, 2020), a major multidisciplinary production that blends circus arts, music, theatre, and video projection. Created by the internationally renowned Inuit circus group Artcirq (Igloolik), the leading Quebec circus company...

Toronto: January events at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Toronto: January events at the Bad Dog Comedy Theatre

The Bad Dog Comedy Theatre has loads of events lined up for you in January 2020:
GLOBEHEAD 2020
18 teams of Toronto’s best improvisers compete: For honour. For glory. For a ridiculous trophy.
This hotly-contested Toronto comedy tradition will feature Andrew Phung, Christy Bruce, Lindsay Mullan and Gavin Williams defending their title...

Toronto: Linda McQuaig and Jennifer Whalen visit Monkey Toast January 11

Thursday, January 2, 2020
Toronto: Linda McQuaig and Jennifer Whalen visit Monkey Toast January 11

Six-time Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is back!  For our January show, host David Shore welcomes special guests, co-creator/star of CBC’s Baroness Von Sketch Show, Jennifer Whalen, and journalist, columnist and best selling author, Linda McQuaig! It all happens on Saturday, January 11th at The Social Capital...

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

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Toronto: What’s happening on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in January

Welcome to 2020! It's new year's resolution time, and instead of subscribing to the newest fad, why not be kind to yourself and add some arts and culture into your life? The Bloor St. Culture Corridor is the perfect place to start, with offerings below that will delight all ages and tastes.
Bata Shoe MuseumIt's the start of a new year and the...

Stage Door News Archive

Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Stage Door News Archive

For complete listings of news from 2019 please open this post and then click here. For complete listings of news from 2018 plus news highlights from 2012 to 2017 click here.  For selected news from 2010 to 2012 click here.
Thank you for your patience.
The Editor