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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

Tuesday, February 11, 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 unviels its 35th season

Sunday, February 2, 2020
Toronto: Opera Atelier unviels 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 February 19-29

Monday, January 20, 2020
Toronto: LOVE2 Theatre Co. presents  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

Friday, January 17, 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

Thursday, January 9, 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

Saturday, January 4, 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.
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