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Toronto: Crow's Theatre cancels “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Toronto: Crow's Theatre cancels “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo”

Today, Sherrie Johnson, Crow’s Theatre Executive Director, regretfully announced the cancellation of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, originally scheduled for January 11 to 30, 2022.
“Returning to Modified Stage Two of the provincial government’s Roadmap to Reopen interrupted our planned run of the show. Today’s announcement from the provincial...

Kingston: The Theatre Kingston Storefront Fringe Lottery is now open

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Kingston: The Theatre Kingston Storefront Fringe Lottery is now open

2022 Theatre Kingston Storefront Fringe Lottery is now OPEN!
Deadline to apply is 6pm Fri Feb 18th!
What is a Fringe Festival Anyway?
Fringe festivals are all about providing an accessible avenue for independent theatre artists to produce and perform their work in front of an audience.
The Fringe is really the essence of theatre;...

Toronto: The entire Board of Directors of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre steps down

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Toronto: The entire Board of Directors of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre steps down

Our Board of Directors has undergone substantial change over the past two weeks. Following the collective resignation of the board’s three BIPOC directors on January 12, and after discussion with Buddies staff, the remainder of the board has decided to step down. Two members will stay on temporarily in an administrative role during this transition...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Solistice d’hiver” by Roland Schimmelpfennig February 1-12

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Solistice d’hiver” by Roland Schimmelpfennig February 1-12

TfT is pleased to welcome you back to our theatre!
This morning, Premier Doug Ford, along with Health Minister Christine Elliott and Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, announced the lifting of restrictions on theatres and cultural institutions.
TfT is therefore delighted to be able to present, from February 4 to...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company stages Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in May 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company stages Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” in May 2022

The COC closes its Season Like No Other with a family favourite: Mozart’s The Magic Flute. This timeless classic follows the adventures of Tamino and his hilarious bird-catcher
sidekick Papageno on their quest to rescue the kidnapped Princess Pamina. They battle armed men, enchanted animals, evil henchmen, and overcome them all with a magical...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “Travelling Tales” online February 1-21

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “Travelling Tales” online February 1-21

This February, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) journeys across cultures and time with Travelling Tales from Quebec’s boundary-breaking Théâtre Motus. Available in both English and French for homes and classrooms, this online production features four performers animating West African, Mohawk and French-Canadian tales. The intimacy and ingenuity of traditional...

Toronto: RED Sandcastle Theatre secures Canada Cultural Spaces Funding

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Toronto: RED Sandcastle Theatre secures Canada Cultural Spaces Funding

Eldritch Theatre, Resident Theatre Company of the RED Sandcastle Theatre in Leslieville, has secured $25,000 in Canada Cultural Spaces Funding to update the lighting and sound system and for COVID19 related safety improvements, including HEPA filtration and improved, flexible seating.
Thanks to the generosity of our patrons who responded to our...

Toronto: Common Boots Theatre announces Derek Kwan as its new Artistic Director

Tuesday, January 18, 2022
Toronto: Common Boots Theatre announces Derek Kwan as its new Artistic Director

Derek Kwan is a theatre creator working at the intersection of theatre, music and movement in a number of forms including opera, clown, and puppetry. His performing career has taken him across Canada and the globe, from London, England, to performances in Czech Republic, Mexico, Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and China.
In addition to performing, he...

Toronto: Keith Barker steps down as Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts

Friday, January 14, 2022
Toronto: Keith Barker steps down as Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts

After five years, Keith Barker departs from Native Earth Performing Arts for his next adventure in his artistic journey.
“It is with bittersweet feelings that the Board of Directors of Native Earth Performing Arts announces that Keith Barker, who has been our Artistic Director since 2017, will be leaving the company and moving on to another exciting...

Toronto: Tafelmusik presents a fable for narrator and orchestra – “The Gull, the Raccoon and the Last Maple”

Friday, January 14, 2022
Toronto: Tafelmusik presents a fable for narrator and orchestra – “The Gull, the Raccoon and the Last Maple”

A contemporary fable for baroque orchestra and narrator, The Gull, the Raccoon, and the Last Maple pits two of Nature’s most persistent scavengers against each other as they engage in a battle of wits over the Last Maple and the last slip of dry land unclaimed by the encroaching floods. As the swirling waters rise and drenching storms threaten, the...

Toronto: The Village Players reschedule their plays in 2022

Thursday, January 13, 2022
Toronto: The Village Players reschedule their plays in 2022

As you have probably heard, theatres in Ontario will be closed until 27th January 2022, and there is no guarantee that this date will not be extended if the numbers for COVID should continue to rise. This most recent government action, as part of the strategy to control the COVID situation, was almost inevitable.You may remember that we had planned...

Toronto: The Next Stage Festival moves completely online starting January 19

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Toronto: The Next Stage Festival moves completely online starting January 19

Toronto Fringe is pleased to announce the full slate of shows of the 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival will now be presented online starting January 19, 2022. Previously planned as a hybrid in-person and digital festival, the 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival will now be completely online in compliance with the Government of Ontario’s recent move to...

Gatineau: The Salle Odyssée will be closed from today until January 31

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Gatineau: The Salle Odyssée will be closed from today until January 31

Cher public de la salle Odyssée,
Toute l'équipe vous souhaite une merveilleuse année 2022, remplie, souhaitons-le, de spectacles et de rencontres mémorables avec les artistes.
Nous sommes bien évidemment impatients de vous retrouver, cependant, compte tenu de la situation actuelle, nous devons malheureusement prolonger la suspension de notre...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company cancels the February run of “Madama Butterfly”

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company cancels the February run of “Madama Butterfly”

Given a continued surge of Omicron transmission across Ontario, the Canadian Opera Company is cancelling all live-audience performances of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. The production had been slated to run from February 4 - 25, 2022 at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, but will now be made available as a free digital presentation to...

Toronto: Opera Atelier returns to live performance with staged concert “All Is Love”

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Toronto: Opera Atelier returns to live performance with staged concert “All Is Love”

Opera Atelier is delighted to announce its greatly anticipated return to live performance with All Is Love - a fully-staged production celebrating love in all its splendor at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning - on stage Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 8pm and Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 2:30pm, in strict compliance with provincial...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces artist lineup for the Rhubarb Festival

Monday, January 10, 2022
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces artist lineup for the Rhubarb Festival

Marking a return to mainstage programming at Buddies, Canada’s longest-running new works festival is back for its 43rd year this February. In a new one-week format, The Rhubarb Festival transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, exploring new possibilities in art-making and performance. This year’s festival, curated by festival director...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company launches new land acknowledgement commissioning programme

Monday, January 10, 2022
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company launches new land acknowledgement commissioning programme

In tandem with the company’s 2022 digital and in-person programming, the Canadian Opera Company is proud to announce a collaborative new approach to land acknowledgment. In commissioning Indigenous artists to co-create a visual land acknowledgement and artist statement together with a COC staff member, the program invites each participant to bring...

Toronto: Soulpepper announces the appointment of Gideon Arthurs as its new Executive Director

Monday, January 10, 2022
Toronto: Soulpepper announces the appointment of Gideon Arthurs as its new Executive Director

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Gideon Arthurs as the Company’s new Executive Director, joining the Executive team alongside Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha. Gideon is an exemplary Canadian arts leader and brings incredible experience, ideas, ambition, and civic knowledge from the local and national levels to Soulpepper as the Company...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces a new digital series “Backstage Pass”

Monday, January 10, 2022
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces a new digital series “Backstage Pass”

New year, new digital series! Patrons can provide vital support to the theatre industry and enjoy top-notch entertainment from the comfort of their homes with Drayton Entertainment’s brand-new digital streaming series, Backstage Pass. With in-person performances prohibited due to government restrictions related to rising Omicron numbers, the not-for-profit...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre makes changes in presenting “Three Women of Swatow” and “Light”

Friday, January 7, 2022
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre makes changes in presenting “Three Women of Swatow” and “Light”

In accordance with Toronto Public Health and Provincial regulations, we've changed some plans for the upcoming performances of Three Women of Swatow and Light. 
We’re intent on honouring the commitments made to our artists and patrons as much as possible and, to that end, are sharing a revised performance schedule we’ve created in collaboration...

Tweed: Tweed & Co. Theatre expands into operating two venues

Friday, January 7, 2022
Tweed: Tweed & Co. Theatre expands into operating two venues

Hastings County’s theatre scene is taking a dramatic turn, with Tweed and Company Theatre now owning Actinolite’s Marble Arts Centre and leasing Bancroft’s Village Playhouse.
Company members announced the arts centre deal on Wednesday on social media and on Friday were set to issue news releases about both buildings.
The Tweed and Area Arts...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival will begin streaming its 2021 productions again on January 10

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Stratford: The Stratford Festival will begin streaming its 2021 productions again on January 10

The Stratford Festival will begin streaming its 2021 productions again on Stratfest@Home starting January 10. More 2021 performances will be added weekly. Subscribers can watch anytime and as often as they want.
Visit www.stratfordfestival.ca
Coming January 10:
The Rez Sisters
Seven women, seven different desires - but one dream...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius cancels the musical “Old Stock” – its first show of 2022

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius cancels the musical “Old Stock” – its first show of 2022

As the result of the recent COVID-19 restrictions announced by Premier Ford on January 3, 2022, Theatre Aquarius, along with all theatres across Ontario, will be closing temporarily from January 5 through January 26. But the impact of the government-mandated closure does not end there for the Hamilton performing arts hub.
The award winning, international...

Ottawa: Nina Lee Aquino has been appointed Artistic Director of NAC English Theatre

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Ottawa: Nina Lee Aquino has been appointed Artistic Director of NAC English Theatre

Nina Lee Aquino has been appointed Artistic Director of NAC English Theatre, effective August 29, 2022.
Nina Lee Aquino is an award-winning Filipino-Canadian director, dramaturg and teacher who has tirelessly advocated for the representation and flourishing of IBPoC voices in Canadian theatre.
Previously in 2021, Nina Lee Aquino ended her...

Toronto: The Coal Mine Theatre sets new dates for its seventh season

Thursday, January 6, 2022
Toronto: The Coal Mine Theatre sets new dates for its seventh season

A slight pause while we all reset (Again!)
We remain very excited about The Antipodes and Detroit being our 7th Season. To that end, we are delaying the openings and running dates of both.
The Antipodes will now run:
April 6 - May 15, 2022.
Detroit will now run:
July 6 2022 - August 7, 2022.
In consulting with other people...

Toronto: Canadian Stage cancels productions of “Solaris” and “Miigis”

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Toronto: Canadian Stage cancels productions of “Solaris” and “Miigis”

With heartfelt regret, due to the recent return to more stringent health and safety protocols in Ontario, Canadian Stage is today announcing the cancellation of the first two productions in their 2022 winter season, David Greig’s SOLARIS and Red Sky Performance’s MIIGIS: Underwater Panther.
As announced this past fall, Canadian Stage had hoped...

Chicago: The Goodman Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of Britta Johnson’s musical “Life After”

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Chicago: The Goodman Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of Britta Johnson’s musical “Life After”

The Goodman Theatre on Wednesday announced several schedule changes to its 2021-2022 season.
The world premiere and pre-Broadway run of the musical adaptation of The Outsiders, based on the S.E. Hinton novel and Francis Ford Coppola movie, has been postponed. A new date has not been announced. In its place will be the Chicago premiere of composer/lyricist...

London: The Grand Theatre announces new performance dates for 2022

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
London: The Grand Theatre announces new performance dates for 2022

In response to the recent provincial mandate, the Grand Theatre is announcing the following changes to its performance schedules for the 2021/2022 season.
• Room has been rescheduled to run March 8 - March 19, 2022. Opening Night will be Friday, March 11.
• Following its run at the Grand, Room will then move to Mirvish’s Princess of Wales...

Toronto: Mirvish announces a newly revised subscription season

Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Toronto: Mirvish announces a newly revised subscription season

Like everything else in this brave new world, the Mirvish theatre season is changing due to unforeseen developments in this pandemic. After consulting with our team of doctors, we are moving some of our shows from this winter into the spring, when the current situation is expected to be resolved and it will be safe again to enjoy live theatre performances.

Toronto: Mirvish postpones “Boy Falls from the Sky” to April/May 2022

Tuesday, January 4, 2022
Toronto: Mirvish postpones “Boy Falls from the Sky” to April/May 2022

Due to the Ontario’s new Covid closures, Jake Epstein’s exuberant and bittersweet musical love letter to show business, Boy Falls From the Sky, has been rescheduled from its original January 2022 run at the CAA Theatre to April/May 2022 at the same venue."Jake’s superb show deserves the best opportunity to be seen,” explains David Mirvish. “And given...

St. Catharines: The In the Soil Festival adapts to the pandemic

Monday, January 3, 2022
St. Catharines: The In the Soil Festival adapts to the pandemic

The pandemic has changed how festivals may look forever.
For two years now, companies have had to alter their events, many shifting to online.
St. Catharines-based multi-arts group Suitcase in Point runs the annual downtown In the Soil festival, which features local artists working in a variety of mediums.
Historically speaking, the...

Toronto: Barbara Chilcott, a driving force in Canadian theatre, has died at age 99

Sunday, January 2, 2022
Toronto: Barbara Chilcott, a driving force in Canadian theatre, has died at age 99

Stage actress Barbara Chilcott, a driving force in Canada's theatre scene for more than half a century, has died. Carol Davis-Manol says Chilcott, her first cousin once removed, died at her home in Toronto of age-related natural causes on New Year's Day. She was 99.
A fixture of the Crest Theatre in Toronto and frequent player at the Stratford...

Toronto: Beloved director and dramaturg Bill Lane has died at age 70

Saturday, January 1, 2022
Toronto: Beloved director and dramaturg Bill Lane has died at age 70

Bill Lane, beloved director, dramaturg, playwright, producer and teacher died on December 31, 2021. Born in Ottawa, Ontario in 1951. Bill Lane studied at Carleton University and served as Artistic Director of the Sock 'n' Buskin drama group. His play, Lifestyle, was the winner of the Playwriting Award of the Canadian University Drama League, and was...

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