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Toronto: The Théâtre français de Toronto has been awarded the Prix Senghor-Césaire

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Toronto: The Théâtre français de Toronto has been awarded the Prix Senghor-Césaire

The Board of Directors and staff of Théâtre français de Toronto would like to extend their warmest thanks to the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF), which has chosen to honour our organization this year by awarding it the Prix Senghor-Césaire.
TfT also thanks Mrs Marie-France Lalonde, Member of Parliament for Orléans, who proposed...

Stratford: SpringWorks presents a “World in a Weekend” puppet festival August 4-7

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Stratford: SpringWorks presents a “World in a Weekend” puppet festival August 4-7

SpringWorks has announced its programming for its World in a Weekend festival running August 4-7, 2022:
Metamorphosis - world renowned Icelandic puppet show
By World's of Puppets Bernd Ogrodnik
Ages 6+
Run time: 1 hour
“Metamorphosis” is a collection of original short stories not told with words, but with the metaphorical...

St. Catharines: “Winesday: the Musical + Wine Tasting” plays the Hernder Estate July 20-August 31

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
St. Catharines: “Winesday: the Musical + Wine Tasting” plays the Hernder Estate July 20-August 31

Only three months after a devastating fire swept through the historic Hernder Estate Wine facilities, the producers of Winesday: the Musical + Wine Tasting are thrilled to announce a fully Niagara-based cast and crew for the performance run.
The cast includes Tamera Broczkowski (The Importance of Being Earnest, The Rocky Horror Show) as Jess,...

Toronto: Soulpepper and TOLive presents the 20th anniversary production of “’da Kink in My Hair”

Monday, June 27, 2022
Toronto: Soulpepper and TOLive presents the 20th anniversary production of “’da Kink in My Hair”

TO Live and Soulpepper Theatre Company Present ’da Kink in My Hair
Both powerful and uplifting, ’da Kink in my Hair is a musical testament to the challenges and triumphs in the lives of contemporary Black women whose unforgettable stories of love, hope, survival, and redemption are shared through monologues woven together by an original score...

Ottawa: Awards for 2022 Ottawa Fringe Festival announced

Sunday, June 26, 2022
Ottawa: Awards for 2022 Ottawa Fringe Festival announced

2022 OTTAWA FRINGE FESTIVAL AWARDING
Awards were presented on Sunday, June 26th at Arts Court Theatre. 
FRINGE JURY AWARDS
Adjudicated by a jury of 8 Ottawa artists, volunteers and patrons, the following awards will be handed out to artists this year.
Outstanding Overall Production: Generic Male: Just What We Need, Another Show...

Cambridge: Jason Robert Brown leads Drayton Summer Camp and virtual mentor and speaker series

Saturday, June 25, 2022
Cambridge: Jason Robert Brown leads Drayton Summer Camp and virtual mentor and speaker series

Excitement is building for summer programs at our new Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy, and now students will have the incredible opportunity to learn from Broadway artists in virtual workshops included with enrollment in the camp experience.
Acclaimed Broadway composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown (13: The Musical, The Last Five Years,...

Toronto: Peter Farbridge steps down as Co-Artistic Director and Producer of Modern Times Stage Company

Thursday, June 23, 2022
Toronto: Peter Farbridge steps down as Co-Artistic Director and Producer of Modern Times Stage Company

Modern Times Stage Company’s Board of Directors is announcing that Peter Farbridge, company Co-Founder, Co-Artistic Director and Producer, will be stepping down from his role with the company effective June 30, 2022, concluding his 31 years of artistic and administrative leadership of the company.
“Over the years of Modern Times, Peter has worked...

Petrolia: Karen Grassle replaces Michael Learned in “On Golden Pond” at the VPP

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Petrolia: Karen Grassle replaces Michael Learned in “On Golden Pond” at the VPP

Little House on the Prairie’s Karen Grassle will be stepping in for Michael Learned during the Victoria Playhouse Petrolia’s production of On Golden Pond, which runs from July 5 to 24.
Grassle, who will play the role of Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond, is best known for her portrayal of Caroline Ingalls on the popular, award-winning NBC television...

Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival announces its full programming for 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival announces its full programming for 2022

Toronto Fringe is proud to reveal the full program and schedule for the 34th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival July 6 - 17, 2022. Toronto Fringe will be live and in-person at 11 indoor venues across the city with 100 shows featuring drama, dance, comedy, musicals, and solo shows. Audiences are invited to this Toronto summer tradition to explore an eclectic...

Stratford: The Meighen Forum at the Stratford Festival celebrates its 10th season

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Stratford: The Meighen Forum at the Stratford Festival celebrates its 10th season

To mark the 10th season of the Meighen Forum, the Stratford Festival has curated a season of sought-after voices to take us behind the curtain of this year’s productions and to explore compelling, timely topics reflected in the 2022 playbill.
“We are celebrating the 10th season of the Meighen Forum this year, with a brand new home in Lazaridis...

Stratford: “Every Little Nookie” by Sunny Drake is now on stage at the Stratford Festival

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
Stratford: “Every Little Nookie” by Sunny Drake is now on stage at the Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival is welcoming audiences back to the Studio Theatre as performances begin for director ted witzel’s production of Every Little Nookie.
This world première by playwright Sunny Drake takes us to Toronto in the very near future where we meet a suburban boomer couple who begin to question the state of their marriage upon returning...

New York: Québécois musical “Notre Dame de Paris” visits New York for the first time

Tuesday, June 21, 2022
New York: Québécois musical “Notre Dame de Paris” visits New York for the first time

Notre Dame de Paris will make its long-awaited New York City debut this summer, following a delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The production, which will be performed in French with English supertitles, is set to play seven performances July 13-17 at the David H. Koch Theatre at Lincoln Center, opening on Bastille Day with a special gala performance...

Guelph: The Guelph Fringe Festival reveals its lineup

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Guelph: The Guelph Fringe Festival reveals its lineup

The Guelph Fringe Festival is excited to return in August 2022. Attracting performing artists from all over the country, the four-day event will open your eyes to talent you've never seen before. Come to the Royal City for comedy, tragedy, and all manner of soon-to-be-award-winning acts. For schedule and tickets visit theguelphfringefestival.ca.

Ottawa: The Classic Theatre Festival presents “The Fourposter” at the Arts Court Theatre August 5-28

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Ottawa: The Classic Theatre Festival presents “The Fourposter” at the Arts Court Theatre August 5-28

For thousands of Ottawa residents, no summer calendar is complete without a visit to the Classic Theatre Festival, which had been staged for the past decade in Perth. That journey just got easier with the Festival’s highly anticipated re-launch this August at Arts Court Theatre (2 Daly Ave.) in Ottawa.
This award-winning professional company...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston announces its 2022/23 season

Friday, June 17, 2022
Kingston: Theatre Kingston announces its 2022/23 season

At a beautiful lakefront garden party on Wednesday night, Theatre Kingston, the city’s only professional theatre company, officially launched its 2022-2023 season.
The company’s 31st season will see Theatre Kingston present three original Canadian works, with all plays having some form of a connection to the Limestone City. The season officially...

Port Dover: “Halfway There” by Norm Foster opens in two weeks

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Port Dover: “Halfway There” by Norm Foster opens in two weeks

Pull up a stool at the best diner in Stewiacke, Nova Scotia, exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole. Recently dumped by his fiancée, Sean Merrit wanders into town looking for a change of pace from the big city, and soon strikes up a relationship with Janine the waitress. To win her heart, Sean will have to survive a grilling by Janine’s...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Les Liaisons dangereuses: correspondances inédites” online

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Les Liaisons dangereuses: correspondances inédites” online

TfT is proud to present Les Liaisons dangereuses: correspondances inédites, a web series written by Sébastien Bertrand and directed by Karine Ricard, now available for streaming directly from TfT's website.
SYNOPSIS
“...Born to avenge my sex and to master yours,” La Marquise de Merteuil
Paris, 1782. Pierre Choderlos de Laclos publishes...

Toronto: Four artists join COC’s Ensemble Studio for the 2022/23 season

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Toronto: Four artists join COC’s Ensemble Studio for the 2022/23 season

The COC Ensemble Studio welcomes four new artists for the company’s 2022/2023 season: soprano Ariane Cossette, mezzo-sopranos Queen Hezumuryango and Alex Hetherington, and pianist Brian Cho. The four officially join the highly specialized development program for Canadian opera professionals this August, alongside returning sopranos Charlotte Siegel...

Toronto: Driftwood Theatre presents “King Henry Five” across southern Ontario July 14-August 21

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Toronto: Driftwood Theatre presents “King Henry Five” across southern Ontario July 14-August 21

Driftwood Theatre Group returns to the road with their annual The Bard's Bus Tour presenting King Henry Five, running throughout Southern Ontario from July 14 - August 21, 2022.


An ambitious adaptation of three Shakespeare plays (Henry IV pts 1 & 2, Henry V), King Henry Five is a powerful story about community, the families we inherit and those...

Toronto: Mirvish announces a $39 digital lottery and $39 rush seats to “& Juliet”

Thursday, June 16, 2022
Toronto: Mirvish announces a $39 digital lottery and $39 rush seats to “& Juliet”

David Mirvish is pleased to offer an Advance Digital Lottery and Same-Day Rush Seats for & Juliet beginning Tuesday June 21. This is an affordable means of seeing the North American premiere of this new hit musical. Regular ticket prices are $59 to $175; Lottery seats are $39 and Same-Day Rush seats are $39. Seats are located throughout the theatre,...

New York: “Come From Away” breaks a 105-year-old record on June 15

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
New York: “Come From Away” breaks a 105-year-old record on June 15

The Tony-nominated musical Come From Away becomes the longest-running show in the 105-year history of the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre June 15 when it plays its 1,544th Broadway performance, surpassing the original production of Jekyll & Hyde.
The international hit musical musical is celebrating the milestone with an honorary street renaming of...

Toronto: Outside the March and Factory Theatre present “Trojan Girls & The Outhouse of Atreus” August 3-28

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
Toronto: Outside the March and Factory Theatre present “Trojan Girls & The Outhouse of Atreus” August 3-28

OUTSIDE THE MARCH and FACTORY THEATRE are thrilled to present the World Premiere of Gillian Clark’s Trojan Girls & The Outhouse of Atreus, directed by Mitchell Cushman, and featuring performances by Katherine Cullen, Liz Der, Sébastien Heins, Amy Keating, Elena Reyes, Cheyenne Scott, Merlin Simard, and Jeff Yung. Trojan Girls & The Outhouse of Atreus...

Toronto: Luminato cancels “Um of Water” and admits errors

Monday, June 13, 2022
Toronto: Luminato cancels “Um of Water” and admits errors

Museum of Water began in the UK as a collection of public offerings of personal connections to water, intended to deepen our relationships with water. A purpose-formed Indigenous artist collective reimagined this project as Museum of Water, with the intention of presenting a number of live and online events – artworks, conversations, experiences,...

Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents “A Waltz Dream” June 17-19

Monday, June 13, 2022
Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents “A Waltz Dream” June 17-19

To welcome spring, Toronto Operetta Theatre returns to the St. Lawrence Centre stage with the Canadian Premiere of Oscar Straus’s A Waltz Dream (Ein Walzertraum).
One of the greatest hits of operetta’s Silver Age, this romantic tale of love blurs the lines of the class divide with some of the most alluring melodies of the Viennese period. Even...

Stratford: “All’s Well That Ends Well” begins performances on June 14

Monday, June 13, 2022
Stratford: “All’s Well That Ends Well” begins performances on June 14

The Stratford Festival’s new Tom Patterson Theatre opens its doors to its second production on Tuesday, June 14, as director Scott Wentworth’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well begins performances.
This Shakespearean comedy follows Helen, the orphaned daughter of a celebrated physician, who works a miraculous cure on the King of France....

London: The Grand Theatre celebrates Pride with rebroadcast of Mark Uhre’s “Seeds of Self”

Monday, June 13, 2022
London: The Grand Theatre celebrates Pride with rebroadcast of Mark Uhre’s “Seeds of Self”

Beginning in the month of June, individuals across the globe come together to recognize the impact that 2SLGBTQ+ individuals have had – and continue to make – on society, while working to advance equal justice and equal opportunity for members within these often-marginalized communities.
As an institution committed to inclusivity and highlighting...

Toronto: Mirvish will showcase up-and-coming pianists during run of “2 Pianos 4 Hands”

Monday, June 13, 2022
Toronto: Mirvish will showcase up-and-coming pianists during run of “2 Pianos 4 Hands”

2 Pianos 4 Hands (2P4H) is about pursuing your dream, specifically the dream to become the next Glenn Gould or Oscar Peterson. It’s a dream shared by millions of piano students, all of whom will recognize themselves in the stories Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt tell on the stage of the Royal Alexandra Theatre, where their acclaimed hit show is...

Toronto: #FringeIsFunny movement highlights comedy at the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival

Monday, June 13, 2022
Toronto: #FringeIsFunny movement highlights comedy at the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival

Grassroots #FringeIsFunny movement aims to highlight all of the excellent comedy offerings at this year's Toronto Fringe Festival with over 30 exciting new comedies running from July 6-17 at various stages across the city.
Created by a group of independent comedy producers, #FringeIsFunny puts laughter front and centre, and creates a comedy festival...

Chicago: Previews begin tonight for “Life After” by Britta Johnson at the Goodman Theatre

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Chicago: Previews begin tonight for “Life After” by Britta Johnson at the Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre has announcesdcasting for Life After—the award-winning “luminous new musical…lush, poetic and surprisingly funny” (The San Diego Union-Tribune) by rising star writer/lyricist/composer Britta Johnson, directed by Annie Tippe. Leading the cast of nine is Samantha Williams (Broadway’s Caroline, Or Change and Dear Evan Hansen) as teenaged...

Stratford: Pearle Harbour brings her show “Agit-Pop!” to Stratford September 21-23

Friday, June 10, 2022
Stratford: Pearle Harbour brings her show “Agit-Pop!” to Stratford September 21-23

Award-winning drag tragicomedienne Pearle Harbour presents her cabaret spectacular Agit-Pop! – musical meditations for the pre-post-apocalypse. Developed over five years of live performance, Agit Pop! is an ever-changing collection of Pearle’s most hilarious and heart-wrenching short acts.
Weaving her signature acid wit and demented storytelling...

Toronto: The Toronto run of Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios” must end July 10, 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022
Toronto: The Toronto run of Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios” must end July 10, 2022

KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities, the most critically acclaimed Cirque du Soleil production, is getting ready to cap off its phenomenal run in Toronto on July 10, 2022.
With exactly a month left, additional shows have been added to keep up with demand, and tickets are selling fast! Since mesmerizing audiences under the Big Top at Ontario Place...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival presents a new adaptation of “Little Women” beginning June 11

Friday, June 10, 2022
Stratford: The Stratford Festival presents a new adaptation of “Little Women” beginning June 11

Jordi Mand’s new adaptation of the classic children’s story Little Women comes to vibrant life in a production directed by Esther Jun at the Stratford Festival’s Avon Theatre beginning on June 11.
With Brefny Caribou as Beth, Allison Edwards-Crewe as Jo, Verónica Hortigüela as Meg, and Lindsay Wu as Amy, Little Women tells the story of four sisters...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces a third year of Box Concerts

Thursday, June 9, 2022
Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces a third year of Box Concerts

Tapestry Opera announces a third year of Box Concerts: delivering over 60 free outdoor performances to staff and residents of Toronto long-term care homes this summer, and over 30 to Toronto residential neighbourhoods.
First delivered in 2020 in response to the pandemic, the program’s travelling trailer unpacks to reveal a charming stage and...

New York: “Come From Away” will close on Broadway on October 2, 2022

Thursday, June 9, 2022
New York: “Come From Away” will close on Broadway on October 2, 2022

Come From Away will play its final performance at Broadway’s Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre October 2. The production will have played 25 previews and 1,670 regular performances at the time of closing, when it will be the 49th longest-running show in Broadway history, and the longest tenant in the 105-year history of the Schoenfeld.
The production...

Toronto: Studio 180 announces its 2022/23 season

Thursday, June 9, 2022
Toronto: Studio 180 announces its 2022/23 season

Studio 180 Theatre is thrilled to be returning to in-person performances in the 2022-23 season, marking their 20th anniversary with their first 3-play season in three different venues, working with five different partners.
“Our 20th anniversary season is defined by three playwrights whose overriding focus is on identity: how we see ourselves...

Toronto: Soulpepper announces the 2022 Soulpepper Academy Ensemble

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Toronto: Soulpepper announces the 2022 Soulpepper Academy Ensemble

Soulpepper Theatre Company is pleased to announce the five selected members taking part in the esteemed Soulpepper Academy – Will Dao, Varun Guru, Annie Luján, Shaquille Pottinger and Kiana Woo. More information about the Soulepper Academy can be found at soulpepper.ca.
Following the successful return of the program in 2021 the Soulpepper Academy...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces its 2022/23 season

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces its 2022/23 season

Theatre Aquarius is delighted to announce its 2022/23 Season – an all-Canadian season that speaks to identity, finding your voice, feeling relevant in a world obsessed with youth and innovation, the power of friendship, tolerance and chosen family.
Aquarius proudly presents six plays to provoke, delight, inspire and transform! The first must-see...

Toronto: David Mirvish announces the 2022/23 Mirvish theatre season

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Toronto: David Mirvish announces the 2022/23 Mirvish theatre season

The 2022/23 Mirvish Theatre Season features 14 shows – 6 Main Season shows; 3 Off-Mirvish Season shows, and 5 Bonus shows.
The Main Subscription Season features six new productions, bringing Toronto audiences award-winning, acclaimed and popular new plays and musicals from London and New York:
• The hit London comedy, The Shark is Broken,...

Wellend: Femmes du Feu Creations presents “Circus Sessions” on June 11

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Wellend: Femmes du Feu Creations presents “Circus Sessions” on June 11

In an exciting and much anticipated return to innovative collective creation, live performance, and creative community building, Femmes du Feu Creations is thrilled to announce that Circus Sessions will be returning on June 11, 2022 at The Bank Art House, Welland.
In this 6th iteration of Circus Sessions multidisciplinary artists who intersect...

Stratford: The architect of the new Tom Patterson Theatre is awarded the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture

Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Stratford: The architect of the new Tom Patterson Theatre is awarded the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture

Hariri Pontarini Architects has won the top Canadian honour, the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture, for the design of the new Tom Patterson Theatre.
In announcing the award on June 6, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts said: “The re-imagined Tom Patterson Theatre at the Stratford Festival advances...

Drayton: “Sorry, I’m Canadian 2” launches Drayton Entertainment’s 2022 season

Saturday, June 4, 2022
Drayton: “Sorry, I’m Canadian 2” launches Drayton Entertainment’s 2022 season

Sorry, I’m Canadian 2 launches the 2022 Season at the Drayton Festival Theatre after a two-year pandemic pause. The show is a winning combination of side-splitting humour, razor-sharp political satire, and memorable musical selections that celebrate all things Canadian.
Sorry, I'm Canadian 2 is a brand-new show similar to other productions in...

Toronto: Mirvish announces a digital lottery and rush seats for “2 Pianos 4 Hands”

Friday, June 3, 2022
Toronto: Mirvish announces a digital lottery and rush seats for “2 Pianos 4 Hands”

David Mirvish is pleased to offer an Advance Digital Lottery and Same-Day Rush Seats for 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS, beginning Tuesday June 7. This is an affordable means of seeing this acclaimed and beloved play. Regular ticket prices are $49 to $129; Lottery seats are $24 and Same-Day Rush seats are $29. Seats are located throughout the theatre, based on...

Blyth: The Blyth Festival announces the cast for “The Drawer Boy”

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Blyth: The Blyth Festival announces the cast for “The Drawer Boy”

You have enjoyed shows like Team on The Hill, Pigeon King, The Farm Show, Beyond the Farm Show, Wing Night at the Boot, Deer Johnny Dear, or visited our Harvest Stage last summer. We think you will love The Drawer Boy, and boy, what a cast!
Commissioned by Blyth in 1998, written by Michael Healey, inspired by The Farm Show.
The Drawer Boy...

Toronto: “Hamlet” by Brett Dean and Matthew Jocelyn plays cinemas June 4 on The Met: Live in HD

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Toronto: “Hamlet” by Brett Dean and Matthew Jocelyn plays cinemas June 4 on The Met: Live in HD

The plays of William Shakespeare have provided fertile ground for many of the world’s greatest composers, with everyone from Verdi and Gounod to Benjamin Britten and Thomas Adès adapting them for the operatic stage. In 2017, Brett Dean joined their ranks, unveiling a sometimes humorous, often unsettling, and entirely engrossing setting of Hamlet....

Toronto: The Toronto Fringe returns in person July 6-17, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Toronto: The Toronto Fringe returns in person July 6-17, 2022

Toronto Fringe is proud to announce the 34th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival will once again be live in-person, in 11 indoor venues across the city July 6 - 17, 2022, including the dearly missed KidsFest, plus two POSTSCRIPT hubs. The full schedule and box office details for Toronto Fringe will be revealed June 22, 2022.
The Toronto Fringe Festival...

Toronto: Loose Tea Music Theatre presents the Farsi opera “Zuleykja” on July 13

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Toronto: Loose Tea Music Theatre presents the Farsi opera “Zuleykja” on July 13

Toronto-based opera company Loose Tea Music Theatre (LTMT) will be presenting Zuleykha as part of this year’s Toronto Summer Music Festival. Composed by Afarin Mansouri, this new opera sung in the Farsi language features traditional Eastern music within the European operatic tradition. The show takes place July 13, 2022 at 7:30pm at Walter Hall (Edward...

Toronto: Harbourfront closes its Torque season with Alan Lucien Øyen’s “Story, story, die”

Thursday, June 2, 2022
Toronto: Harbourfront closes its Torque season with Alan Lucien Øyen’s “Story, story, die”

Harbourfront Centre presents the Toronto premiere of winter guests’ evocative work, Story, story, die., as part of the contemporary dance series Torque and the year-long Nordic Bridges initiative. Choreographed by winter guests Artistic Director Alan Lucien Øyen, the full-length work will be on stage June 28 and 29, 2022 at 7:30pm at Fleck Dance Theatre....

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

This fall, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is beyond thrilled to re-open its doors to reveal a transformed YPT, and present a highly anticipated 2022.23 playbill of onstage productions. In this first in-person season for Artistic Director Herbie Barnes, audiences will enjoy two world premieres – Barnes’ heroic First Nations tale Bentboy and a ground-breaking,...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Today, Crow’s Theatre Artistic Director Chris Abraham and Executive Director Sherrie Johnson unveiled a 12-show season that spans the classics, contemporary work, CanLit adaptations, musical theatre, dance, and music. Following a successful relaunch of the theatre with the 2021.22 season, Crow’s Theatre and its producing partners invite audience members...

Toronto: Factory Theatre announces Mel Hague as incoming Artistic Director

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Toronto: Factory Theatre announces Mel Hague as incoming Artistic Director

Factory Theatre is thrilled to announce that following a wide-reaching candidate search, Toronto-based dramaturge and curator Mel Hague has been appointed Artistic Director of Factory Theatre. Currently the Associate Artistic Director at Canadian Stage, Mel will take over for Nina Lee Aquino at the conclusion of her 10-year term, and will join Managing...

Toronto: The Golden Snitch Ticket Lottery is now open for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Toronto: The Golden Snitch Ticket Lottery is now open for “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

The Golden Snitch Ticket Lottery is your weekly chance to purchase tickets to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre for only $40. A limited number of Golden Snitch tickets are available for each performance.
HOW TO ENTER
Sign up at lottery.mirvish.com
Each week, beginning Monday at 12:01AM ET until Friday 10:00AM...

Toronto: Native Earth announces its new Interim Artistic Director and its new Managing Director

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Toronto: Native Earth announces its new Interim  Artistic Director and its new Managing Director

As Native Earth Performing Arts begins its 40th year, the Board of Directors announces the appointments of Joelle Peters as Interim Artistic Director and Himanshu Sitlani as Managing Director. We are delighted to welcome them to Native Earth and believe that they will bring vision, leadership, and energy to carry the company forward.
Joelle Peters...

Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents “A Waltz Dream” by Oscar Straus June 17-19

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents “A Waltz Dream” by Oscar Straus June 17-19

TOT’s General Director Guillermo Silva-Marin announces the Canadian Premiere of Oscar Straus’ A Waltz Dream at the St. Lawrence Centre on June 17, 18, 19 (mat.), 2022. “We are thrilled to be back on stage after two years away from live theatre”, says Silva-Marin. “Our cast is itching to see you once again to share the joys of operetta in person.”...

Toronto: “Deputy Prime Minister Collimore” plays the Red Sandcastle Theatre June 21-26

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Toronto: “Deputy Prime Minister Collimore” plays the Red Sandcastle Theatre June 21-26

Toronto litigation lawyer Jennie Brodski’s new stage production Deputy Prime Minister Collimore is an intense, nail-biter of a political drama about the cost of war, loyalty and betrayal. The limited-run world premiere stars veteran Canadian actor Jeffrey Knight, and runs at Toronto's Red Sandcastle Theatre from June 21 to June 26.
Brodski, who...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre presents “Children of Fire” June 27-July 2

Monday, May 30, 2022
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre presents “Children of Fire” June 27-July 2

Nightwood is thrilled to share the world premier of the gripping documentary play Children of Fire, written and created by Shahrzad Arshadi and Anna Chatterton. Children of Fire is an intimate portrayal of the Kurdish female freedom fighters that hosted Shahrzad and Anna in the mountains of Kurdistan in 2018. Co-created with a mix of verbatim theatre...

Stratford: The Stratford Perth Museum will host all seven Wingfield plays this summer

Sunday, May 29, 2022
Stratford: The Stratford Perth Museum will host all seven Wingfield plays this summer

The Stratford Perth Museum’s new outdoor theatre, the Player’s Backstage, will be the venue for the complete works of Walt Wingfield this summer.
For seven incredible Sunday nights Rod Beattie, as city stockbroker turned farmer Walt Wingfield, will deliver the complete canon of seven one-man plays, one play per night.
This will be the first...

Thunder Bay: Magnus Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Sunday, May 29, 2022
Thunder Bay: Magnus Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

The season will kick off on September 29th with THE RUNNER by Christopher Morris, A Human Cargo Production. ZAKA is an Orthodox Jewish volunteer force in Israel. They collect the remains of Jews killed in accidents. When Jacob, a ZAKA volunteer, treats a young woman suspected of stabbing a soldier, his world is changed forever. A powerful thriller...

Sudbury: 70% cuts in federal funds may cause Sudbury Theatre Centre to merge with YES Theatre

Saturday, May 28, 2022
Sudbury: 70% cuts in federal funds may cause Sudbury Theatre Centre to merge with YES Theatre

Although they are still legally two separate entities — at least for now — YES Theatre and Sudbury Theatre Centre will work together with combined resources and staffing to put on a joint 2022-2023 “pilot season.”
That pilot season is expected to include three mainstage plays, eight mainstage musicals, three or more concerts and three new works.

Ottawa: Drayton Entertainment Artistic Director Alex Mustakas, awarded Meritorious Service Medal

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Ottawa: Drayton Entertainment Artistic Director Alex Mustakas, awarded Meritorious Service Medal

Alex Mustakas, founding and current Artistic Director of award-winning Drayton Entertainment, was honoured by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon, Governor General of Canada, with the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal (Civil Division).
He received his medal during a ceremony held earlier today at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, following...

Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre announces the cast for the Toronto premiere of “Detroit”

Thursday, May 26, 2022
Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre announces the cast for the Toronto premiere of “Detroit”

Following a universally acclaimed return to in-person theatre with the just closed run of Annie Baker’s THE ANTIPODES, Coal Mine Theatre is proud to announce casting for the Toronto premiere of the award-winning DETROIT by Lisa D’Amour. With direction by Jill Harper, this production concludes the company’s exciting seventh season and runs in-person...

Ottawa: The Great Canadian Theatre Company announces its 2022/23 season

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Ottawa: The Great Canadian Theatre Company announces its 2022/23 season

The Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) has unveiled its 2022/23 season, with six revolutionary shows taking the stage in Ottawa’s Hintonburg neighbourhood. With Interim Artistic Director Sarah Kitz at the helm, the new season promises to bring audiences joy, change, and justice, as well as foster a sense of community.
True to GCTC’s mandate...

Toronto: “Mashup pon di Road” hits neighbourhoods around Toronto July 19-27

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Toronto: “Mashup pon di Road” hits neighbourhoods around Toronto July 19-27

MASHUP PON DI ROAD is an outdoor, bashment circus variety show–on a big truck. Punk in spirit, island in vibe and vaudeville in staging, this joyful rebellion will hit Toronto streets this summer for its world premiere. From July 19 to 27, co-directors Bahia Watson and Liza Paul will bring the show to neighbourhoods around the city. Performances are...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “A Night in Vegas” May 31-June 5

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “A Night in Vegas” May 31-June 5

On May 31st we will transform the Simcoe Street Theatre into an intimate Vegas nightclub, reminiscent of when “Sammy” played The Sands! A NIGHT IN VEGAS will run through to Sunday, May 5th. To check out show times or to purchase tickets click theatrecollingwood.ca.
I’d like to tell you more about this incredible ensemble and I will begin with...

Bright: Walters Music Venue reopens on June 13

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Bright: Walters Music Venue  reopens on June 13

For two years, the Walters Music Venue has sat empty as the world waited for the COVID-19 pandemic to end.
The once-bustling theatre that has delighted audiences and performers alike for more than two decades was forced to sit idle as public-health restrictions limited public gatherings.
But in a little more than three weeks – Monday, June...

Toronto: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” now booking through December 24, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
Toronto: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” now booking through December 24, 2022

The Canadian Premiere production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has released additional tickets for sale due to popular demand! Eight more weeks of performances will be added, from November 1 through December 24, 2022. The new block of tickets goes on sale Monday May 30, 2022 at 9:45 AM ET in celebration of Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross train...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Murder, he wrote: The Villains of Charles Dickens” on June 4

Saturday, May 21, 2022
Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Murder, he wrote: The Villains of Charles Dickens” on June 4

Although circumstance meant that we have to wait until next year for a Charles Dicken's Christmas Carol we have made sure that he has returned with another story. Master thespian John Huston guides us through tales of bloody deeds in his one man play, Murder He Wrote, a riveting mashup of Charles Dickens stories over an hour at the Tett Centre. 

Toronto: Winner and protégés announced for 2021 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes

Thursday, May 19, 2022
Toronto: Winner and protégés announced for 2021 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes

Tonight, at a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto, the Metcalf Foundation announced the five winners of the 2021 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes/Les Prix Johanna-Metcalf des Arts de la scène (Johannas). The winners are Ian Cusson, composer; iskwē, musician; Ravi Jain, theatre director; Sandra Laronde, multidisciplinary artist;...

Toronto: Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” must close on July 10, 2022

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Toronto: Cirque du Soleil’s “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” must close on July 10, 2022

Following the confirmation of the Honda Indy Series taking place from July 15 to July 17, KURIOS by Cirque du Soleil will now be concluding its Toronto run on July 10, 2022. After collaborative discussions with Ontario Place, the decision was taken to reschedule a number of shows to ensure all patrons receive the best Cirque du Soleil experience.

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto announces its 55th season

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto announces its 55th season

Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to launch its new programming. Conceived by Karine Ricard, the 2022-2023 season represents both a return to its roots and a brand new beginning for the company. Not only does TfT offer a full line-up of plays, all of which will be performed live and in person this season, but it is also increasing the number...

Toronto: Taragon Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Toronto: Taragon Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Artistic Director Mike Payette and Managing Director Andrea Vagianostoday announce Tarragon Theatre’s 2022-23 season: a season that embraces the range of artistic form within the theatre experience and encourages interdisciplinary, intercultural and intergenerational exchange. This season, Tarragon stages feature seven world premiere performances,...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents the Canadian premiere of “The Mother of Us All”

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents the Canadian premiere of “The Mother of Us All”

The feminine mystique, motherhood and women’s positioning in a paternalistic environment are but a few of Gertrude Stein’s objectives for her The Mother of us All libretto. In a kaleidoscopic narrative style, the pursuit of women’s right to vote translated into women’s need for equality. Composer Virgil Thomson and Ms. Stein were good friends and...

Toronto: Buddies announces its 2022 Queer Pride Festival

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Toronto: Buddies announces its 2022 Queer Pride Festival

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for Queer Pride 2022 – a festival of queer theatre, comedy, cabaret, art, music, and parties that showcases our community's unstoppable spirit. For three weeks, Buddies hosts a stellar line-up of Toronto’s most exciting queer entertainers.
“This year's Queer Pride Festival offers...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Chitra” and “Everybody” begin previews

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake: “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “Chitra” and “Everybody” begin previews

Three more shows from the Shaw Festival’s 2022 playbill are poised to begin previews. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde’s masterpiece of wit, comedy and satirical social commentary, begins previews May 18. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’s 2018 Pulitzer Prize finalist Everybody, his riotously playful contemporary take on the 15th-century morality...

Ottawa: The National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Ottawa: The National Arts Centre Indigenous Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

The National Arts Centre’s Indigenous Theatre welcomes you back this fall with an uplifting and inspiring third season including co-productions with NAC’s French and English Theatres.
The 2022-2023 season kicks off with an explosion of colour, culture, and controversy from Australian matriarchal powerhouse Hot Brown Honey. Running from October...

Ottawa: The National Arts Centre French Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Ottawa: The National Arts Centre French Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Mani Soleymanlou’s first season is an outstretched hand. At the helm of NAC French Theatre since September 2021, he is eager to reconnect with audiences, especially after two challenging years for the performing arts community. His first-ever program for French Theatre showcases a wide range of creators, and this year he will once again give a special...

Ottawa: The National Arts Centre English Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Ottawa: The National Arts Centre English Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

As the year moves forward and audiences begin their return to live performances, NAC English Theatre has been preparing for an exciting 2022-2023 season.
The playbill is led by co-productions and collaborations with multiple theatre partners, highlighted by the continued co-curating partnership with Black Theatre Workshop (BTW). Introduced in...

Stratford: “Hamlet” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Stratford: “Hamlet” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

A royal family crisis unfolds on stage at the Festival Theatre as Hamlet begins its run today. Making Festival history is Amaka Umeh, the first Black actor to play Hamlet at Stratford.
This fast-paced production of the Shakespearean mystery-thriller set in modern day is directed by Peter Pasyk, with Set Designer Patrick Lavender, Costume Designer...

Toronto: Mirvish celebrates “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on May 31

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Toronto: Mirvish celebrates “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” on May 31

After many weeks of rehearsals in the studio, the all-Canadian cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is now ensconced in the newly re-modelled CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre where they are in the midst of technical rehearsals in preparation for the show’s first performance on Tuesday May 31st. That’s only two weeks away.
To mark that special day,...

Ottawa: Ottawa poet laureate, Algonquin elder Albert Dumont, performs his solo play on May 26

Monday, May 16, 2022
Ottawa: Ottawa poet laureate, Algonquin elder Albert Dumont, performs his solo play on May 26

When Algonquin elder Albert Dumont, or “South Wind,” was just 10 years old, his schoolteacher asked him what Indians were good for. He told her that the Algonquins made the best birchbark canoes. The following day, the teacher brought in a piece of birchbark and told him to build a canoe, a challenge purposefully designed to humiliate him in front...

Stratford: The SpringWorks Festival receives almost $150,000 in government funding

Friday, May 13, 2022
Stratford: The SpringWorks Festival receives almost $150,000 in government funding

Stratford’s SpringWorks Festival will soon be able to modernize how it presents puppetry, dance and other artistic works to the public thanks to nearly $149,000 in infrastructure grant funding through the federal government’s Canada Cultural Spaces Fund.
Aimed at helping arts organizations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic by supporting renovation...

Port Hope: The Capitol Theatre launches its 2022 summer season with “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline”

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Port Hope: The Capitol Theatre launches its 2022 summer season with “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline”

After two years of pandemic-related shutdowns, the Capitol Theatre is proud to open their 2022 Summer Season with A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline by Dean Regan, starring Michelle Bouey, the first ever BIPOC performer in the role of Patsy.
A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline is a stunning tribute to one of country music’s greatest stars.
One of...

Hamilton: Alain Trudel is the Interim Artistic Director of the Brott Music Festival

Thursday, May 12, 2022
Hamilton: Alain Trudel is the Interim Artistic Director of the Brott Music Festival

Canadian conductor, trombonist and composer Alain Trudel has been named the new Interim Artistic Director for the Brott Music Festival one month after Boris Brott’s tragic passing. Trudel is a friend of the Brott family, and familiar face to the Brott Festival having previously joined the National Academy Orchestra as a performer, brass mentor and...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Outdoors @ The Shaw returns in 2022

Wednesday, May 11, 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Outdoors @ The Shaw returns in 2022

The Shaw Festival will once again go al fresco with a series of specially produced performances, concert series and curated experiences throughout the summer and fall.
Popular Outdoors @ The Shaw events return with new enchanting and imaginative encounters at various locations in and around the Festival grounds and Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival cuts the ribbon opening the new Tom Patterson Theatre

Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Stratford: The Stratford Festival cuts the ribbon opening the new Tom Patterson Theatre

The Stratford Festival is thrilled to announce the official opening of its glorious new Tom Patterson Theatre. After two years of waiting, the ribbon was finally cut this morning, in anticipation of the very first performance on stage, which begins at 2 p.m.
“We have waited years for this day to come. This gorgeous theatre has rested here like...

Sudbury: PlaySmelter returns to Sudbury May 11-14

Monday, May 9, 2022
Sudbury: PlaySmelter returns to Sudbury May 11-14

For the first time in two years, PlaySmelter, Sudbury’s theatre festival, returns live next week May 11-14 at Place des Arts, N’Swakamok Friendship Centre and Sudbury Theatre Centre.
It is the festival’s 10th anniversary and its largest iteration yet, with performances, pop-ups and nightly roof-top presentations in several venues in downtown...

Stratford: “Richard III” opens the new Tom Patterson Theatre on May 10

Monday, May 9, 2022
Stratford: “Richard III” opens the new Tom Patterson Theatre on May 10

Anticipation has been running high for years and now the time has come to welcome audiences to the next great chapter in Stratford Festival history. The new Tom Patterson Theatre will see its very first public performance on Tuesday, May 10, as Colm Feore takes centre stage as Richard III.
The glorious new Tom Patterson Theatre and the Festival’s...

Stratford: Play about Stratford Festival founder Tom Patterson to be staged May 15

Monday, May 9, 2022
Stratford: Play about Stratford Festival founder Tom Patterson to be staged May 15

Who was Tom Patterson before he founded Stratford’s famous Shakespearean theatre festival?
Playwright Julia Rank and actor Scott Beaudin are hoping to shine some light on a portion of Patterson’s early life – the roughly five years he served overseas during the Second World War – through a theatrical reading of Rank’s play, Love, Tom, this Sunday...

Toronto: “Jesus Christ Superstar” returns to Toronto August 10-21, 2022

Monday, May 9, 2022
Toronto: “Jesus Christ Superstar” returns to Toronto August 10-21, 2022

David Mirvish is pleased to announce the return of Jesus Christ Superstar for two weeks only, August 10 to 21, 2022 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Tickets go on sale Monday May 16 at mirvish.com
The Backstory
The new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon Jesus Christ Superstar played at the Princess of Wales Theatre beginning...

Toronto: Renowned actor Kenneth Welsh has died at age 80

Friday, May 6, 2022
Toronto: Renowned actor Kenneth Welsh has died at age 80

Prolific Canadian actor Kenneth Welsh has died after a decades-long career on stage, television and the big screen. He was 80.
Pam Winter, a partner at Toronto's Gary Goddard Agency, said Welsh "passed peacefully last evening surrounded by those closest to him."
ACTRA Toronto called the Edmonton-born Welsh "one of Canada's all-time great...

Toronto: Mirvish announces the cast of “& Juliet” in North America

Friday, May 6, 2022
Toronto: Mirvish announces the cast of “& Juliet” in North America

The cast of the North American premiere production of & Juliet includes Tony® winners, acclaimed actors from the U.S., Canada and England, and exciting new talent.
Roaring into Toronto this summer, is London’s newest hit musical and will bring its multi-award-winning irreverence, hilarity and joie de vivre to North America. With a book by David...

Toronto: Voicebox: Opera in Concert presents “The Mother of Us All” on May 22

Friday, May 6, 2022
Toronto: Voicebox: Opera in Concert presents “The Mother of Us All” on May 22

VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Virgil Thomson and Gertrude Stein’s opera, The Mother of Us All on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at 2:30 pm at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts in downtown Toronto. Called a ‘pageant’ by Thomson, the two creators imaginatively chronicle the story of Susan B. Anthony and the women’s suffrage movement. In a vivid and...

Fenelon Falls : The Grove Theatre announces its 2022 season

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Fenelon Falls : The Grove Theatre announces its 2022 season

The Grove Theatre has announced today an expansive and celebratory programming lineup for its first full-length season. Running from May to September, theatre, cabaret, comedy, magic and music will grace the stage at The Grove’s new world class amphitheatre, including inaugural mainstage theatre production The 39 Steps. Visit www.grovetheatre.ca to...

Toronto: Cahoots Theatre presents “Three Ordinary Men” by Steven Elliott Jackson June 14-26

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Toronto: Cahoots Theatre presents “Three Ordinary Men” by Steven Elliott Jackson June 14-26

June, 1964. The Civil Rights Movement rages in the southern United States. Hundreds of college students, Black and white alike, board buses despite warnings of grave danger and descend on the state of Mississippi, for what they have dubbed ‘Freedom Summer’. The dream is to ignite a widespread African-American voter registration and liberation campaign....

Toronto: Loose Tea Music Theatre and Highlands Opera Studio announce BIPOC composer-librettist program

Thursday, May 5, 2022
Toronto: Loose Tea Music Theatre and Highlands Opera Studio announce BIPOC composer-librettist program

Toronto-based opera company Loose Tea Music Theatre (LTMT) and Haliburton-based Highlands Opera Studio (HOS) have today announced a new partnership to develop LTMT’s landmark BIPOC Composer-Librettist Development Program. This August Highlands Opera Studio will host artists from both companies to present two productions for in-person performances.

Toronto: Canadian Stage announces 15 shows for its 2022/23 season

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Toronto: Canadian Stage announces 15 shows for its 2022/23 season

Canadian Stage is thrilled to lift the curtain today on an unabashedly ambitious 15-show season for 22.23, presenting exceptional performance from Canada and around the world, celebrating large-scale, theatrical spectacle alongside intimate and provocative social commentary.
The first full season for the company since 2019, 22.23 programming...

Toronto: The National Ballet announces its 2022/23 season

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Toronto: The National Ballet announces its 2022/23 season

Hope Muir, Joan and Jerry Lozinski Artistic Director of The National Ballet of Canada, today announced the 2022/23 season. This will mark Muir’s first full season with the National Ballet.
“It’s my great pleasure to introduce the 2022/23 season. The season ahead shows the strengths of the entire company, balancing virtuosic classical pieces with...

Ottawa: “Come From Away” will return to Ottawa and Toronto in 2024

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Ottawa: “Come From Away” will return to Ottawa and Toronto in 2024

Come From Away returns.
Canada’s most successful local musical—which tells the story of 38 planes that landed in Gander, NL, after the events of 9/11—is set to return to Toronto in 2024 after touring the National Center for the Arts in Ottawa.
Canadian Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez announced the new production, which will be led by an...

Toronto: Opera Atelier announces its 2022/23 season

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Toronto: Opera Atelier announces its 2022/23 season

Opera Atelier’s Founding Co-Artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski C.M. and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg C.M. today announced the company’s powerful 2022/23 season with a live subscription series titled Passion Returns.
Passion Returns will feature one of the most iconic operas in the English language – Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and the company’s...

Toronto: Why Not Theatre presents a special evening with David Suzuki as part of Luminato

Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Toronto: Why Not Theatre presents a special evening with David Suzuki as part of Luminato

After four years of development, Why Not is excited to welcome audiences to a special evening with award-winning environmentalists David Suzuki and Tara Cullis in What You Won’t Do For Love, a unique and intimate theatre experience that asks whether the love we have for each other can inspire us to take action for the planet.
We've been working...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents “The Herd” by Kenneth T. Williams May 10-June 12

Monday, May 2, 2022
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents “The Herd” by Kenneth T. Williams May 10-June 12

Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to announce the Toronto premiere of The Herd. The play, written by Kenneth T. Williams, runs in the Mainspace from May 10 - June 12, 2022 (opening May 11, 2022).
The Herd is a Tarragon Theatre presentation, in association with Citadel Theatre...

Stratford: Amaka Umeh and David Simmonds receive 2022 Harry Jerome Awards from the BBPA

Monday, May 2, 2022
Stratford: Amaka Umeh and David Simmonds receive 2022 Harry Jerome Awards from the BBPA

The Stratford Festival joins the Black Business and Professionals Association in celebrating actor Amaka Umeh and Board member David Simmonds, who each received 2022 Harry Jerome Awards at the event on April 30, 2022.
Umeh, who is playing Hamlet at the Festival this season, is receiving the Harry Jerome President’s Award, which honours those...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville postpones “Crees in the Caribbean” due to lack of available actors

Monday, May 2, 2022
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville postpones “Crees in the Caribbean” due to lack of available actors

Due to the popular demand for the amazing talents of members of the remarkable Indigenous acting community, we are unable to secure our desired cast for Crees in the Caribbean.
As a result, we have chosen to put the entire production on hold for a couple seasons. Keep your eyes open though, as it WILL be back, we promise! We will conclude this...

Toronto: Talk Is Free Theatre brings Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” to Toronto June 6-July 3

Monday, May 2, 2022
Toronto: Talk Is Free Theatre brings Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd” to Toronto June 6-July 3

After a three-week pop-up appearance in London, UK, in 2018, TIFT is bringing their steady hands and sharp razors to cheeks and necks in need in Toronto in June.
SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET--Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Book by Hugh Wheeler. Based on the play by Christopher Bond. Sweeney Todd, whose real name is Benjamin...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces Carolyn Fe as the winner of the 2022 Louise Garfield Scholarship

Monday, May 2, 2022
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces Carolyn Fe as the winner of the 2022 Louise Garfield Scholarship

Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to announce the winner of this year’s Arts Etobicoke President’s Legacy Scholarship Fund, the Louise Garfield Scholarship – playwright, actress and singer-songwriter Carolyn Fe. This annual cash prize is presented to an artist whose work has received development support from Nightwood as a ‘later in life’ emerging creator....

Toronto: Four opera companies present “The Queen in Me” starring Teiya Kasahara June 2-4

Monday, May 2, 2022
Toronto: Four opera companies present “The Queen in Me” starring Teiya Kasahara June 2-4

Combining comedy, opera, and plenty of drama, The Queen In Me explores the many ways that race, gender, and sexuality are represented, and often policed, in the opera industry. The co-production from the Canadian Opera Company, Amplified Opera, Nightwood Theatre and Theatre Gargantua was created by and stars interdisciplinary artist Teiya Kasahara...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood announces a 13-show lineup for The Porchside Festival July 1-28

Monday, May 2, 2022
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood announces a 13-show lineup for The Porchside Festival July 1-28

July is going to be a very exciting month and you are not going to want to miss a show! With 13 different shows in total in the festival, each being performed 3 times, to bring us to 39 performances in 13 spaces.
If you are new to the festival, the shows are performed on or around the porches of Collingwood. Each performance is approximately...

Bury St. Edmunds, GBR: The first UK production of Mark Crawford’s “The Birds and the Bees” lands in Bury St. Edmunds May 3

Sunday, May 1, 2022
Bury St. Edmunds, GBR: The first UK production of Mark Crawford’s “The Birds and the Bees” lands in Bury St. Edmunds May 3

The full cast have been announced for the East of England tour of James McDermott’s new East Anglian “relocation” of the hit Canadian comedy The Birds and the Bees by Mark Crawford.
The New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich will be partnering with Norwich Theatre, Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds and John Stalker Productions for the tour, which will mark...

New York: Former Stratford Festival Artistic Director Des McAnuff will direct new Johnny Cash musical

Friday, April 29, 2022
New York: Former Stratford Festival Artistic Director Des McAnuff will direct new Johnny Cash musical

The life of the late country music singer Johnny Cash will be explored in a new Broadway-aimed musical, according to the New York Post.
Tony winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who's Tommy) will direct the production, currently titled Johnny & June. June refers to Grammy-winning singer-songwriter June Carter Cash, the second wife of Johnny Cash....

Vancouver: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts part of the National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Vancouver: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Native Earth Performing Arts part of the National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit

Zee Zee Theatre, in partnership with a consortium of Canadian theatre companies, proudly announces the establishment of Canada’s first-ever National Queer and Trans Playwriting Unit. Beginning today - April 27, 2022 - 2SLGBTQ+ emerging and mid-career theatre makers from across Canada are invited to submit applications by July 5, 2022 for consideration...

Toronto: WeeFestival: Arts and Culture for Early Years announces its 2022 programme

Thursday, April 28, 2022
Toronto: WeeFestival: Arts and Culture for Early Years announces its 2022 programme

The WeeFestival of Arts & Culture for Early Years, Toronto’s only festival of its kind, will return with live, in-person performances in Toronto, the GTA & Ontario this May 31st to June 12th.
In what will be the 6th edition since the festival was launched in 2014, the WeeFestival will offer over fifty performances and events for children newborn...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its 2022/23 season

Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its 2022/23 season

We are delighted to give you a first look at our 2022/2023 season, which begins October 7, 2022.
Now we invite you to discover what we’re planning for our first, full season under General Director Perryn Leech.
From a brand-new production of Verdi’s searing Macbeth to the return of fan favourites like Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and...

Toronto: Pearle Harbour stars in “Distant Early Warning” May 19-29

Tuesday, April 26, 2022
Toronto: Pearle Harbour stars in “Distant Early Warning” May 19-29

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre closes its 2021-22 season with an urgent, intimate, and gripping production by multi-award-winning drag clown, Toronto’s Pearle Harbour. At a time when the end of the world feels nearer than ever, with newly rediscovered threats of nuclear war and devastation looming, Distant Early Warning imagines what might come after...

Toronto: Tickets to “Singin’ in the Rain” go on sale April 29

Monday, April 25, 2022
Toronto: Tickets to “Singin’ in the Rain” go on sale April 29

The 1952 film Singin’ in the Rain is considered one of the pinnacles of the musical genre in film history — and a standard against which musicals, both on film and on stage, have been judged ever since. However, it took more than 30 years for the movie to be adapted into a stage production. But since its world premiere at the London Palladium in 1983,...

Toronto: Tomson Highway launches his new album “Cree Country” on May 23

Monday, April 25, 2022
Toronto: Tomson Highway launches his new album “Cree Country” on May 23

Celebrated Indigenous playwright, author and musician Tomson Highway will host a special event on May 23, 2022 at the Horseshoe Tavern to celebrate the release of Cree Country, a collection of 12 new country songs in the Cree language from one of Canada’s most prolific artistic innovators. Cree Country, produced by the award-winning John Alcorn, was...

Prescott: The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival announces its 2022 season

Saturday, April 23, 2022
Prescott: The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival announces its 2022 season

Today is Shakespeare's birthday, and we're SO proud to announce we'll be returning in full frolicking force this summer with FOUR shows celebrating OUR 20th ANNIVERSARY. This year will be a theatrical feast for our first full season after two dark years.
For the first time, each show has its own stand-alone time slot running nightly and not in...

St. Catharines: Ticket now on sale for “1812” by Norm Foster to be staged at Fort George

Thursday, April 21, 2022
St. Catharines: Ticket now on sale for “1812” by Norm Foster to be staged at Fort George

The Norm Foster Theatre Festival is proud to present our world premiere production of 1812 by Norm Foster!
Running June 8 - 23, 2022
Two towns. A bridge connecting them and a border dividing them. When the war of 1812 breaks out, the neighbouring border towns of St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine are reluctant to go to war against...

Toronto: The Second City announces the cast for its 86th mainstage revue

Thursday, April 21, 2022
Toronto: The Second City announces the cast for its 86th mainstage revue

Legendary Canadian comedy institution The Second City is proud to announce the cast and crew of The Second City Toronto’s 86th Mainstage Revue. Second City alumna and two-time Canadian Comedy Award winner Ashley Botting returns to direct a cast that includes PHATT al, Andy Assaf, Andy Hull, Nkasi Ogbonnah, Hannah Spear, and Jillian Welsh. Connor Low...

Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the world premiere of “A Northern Lights Dream” May 5-7

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the world premiere of “A Northern Lights Dream” May 5-7

The northern lights, the village of Shakespeare and a mischievous sprite conspire in a new musical bringing love, laughter, and enlightenment. At last, after two COVID postponements, TOT presents the World Premiere of Michael Rose’s musical – A Northern Lights Dream – on May 5, 6, and 7, 2022. “After a hiatus of 22 months”, says TOT’s Silva-Marin,...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Previews for the Shaw Festival’s 60th season begin in April and May

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Previews for the Shaw Festival’s 60th season begin in April and May

The Shaw Festival’s 60th season continues with performances of the romantic musical comedy Damn Yankees, psychological thriller Gaslight and surreal tour de force Too True to Be Good. All three shows will begin welcoming audiences to preview performances in the coming days and weeks.
After a two-year absence, the season’s mainstage musical returns...

London: The Grand Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
London: The Grand Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Following two seasons of darkened stages, restricted interactions, and limited live theatre, London’s Grand Theatre is proud to lift the curtain on its 2022/23 season - unveiling a full return to the stage with ten powerful productions, four world premieres, and an exhilarating five-concert series from Jeans ’n Classics.
“This year, for our 2022/23...

Stratford: Nobel Prize-winning playwright Wole Soyinka will speak as part of the Meighen Forum

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Stratford: Nobel Prize-winning playwright Wole Soyinka will speak as part of the Meighen Forum

From political prisoner to winning the Nobel Prize in Literature, Wole Soyinka’s career has spanned seventy years and multiple genres. His canon of work from poetry and essays to plays and novels has borne witness to the tragedy and triumphs of his native Nigeria and tenaciously seeks to promote the voice for the African experience across the continent...

Toronto: Mirvish announces $29 rush seats to “Room” and “Boy Falls from the Sky”

Monday, April 18, 2022
Toronto: Mirvish announces $29 rush seats to “Room” and “Boy Falls from the Sky”

Same-day Rush Seats for $29 will be available for all performances of Room at the Princess of Wales Theatre and Boy Falls From the Sky at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Rush Seats will go on sale each day of performance day at 9AM online through www.mirvish.com and by phone at 1-800-461-3333 (the phone room opens at 10 am on weekdays and Saturdays,...

Toronto: Eldritch Theatre presents “Two Weird Tales” May 25-June 5

Sunday, April 17, 2022
Toronto: Eldritch Theatre presents “Two Weird Tales” May 25-June 5

Eldritch Theatre presents...
TWO WEIRD TALES!
Kafka’s Metamorphosis

Lovecraft’s At the Mountains of Madness
Double the thrills, double the chills, a double bill full of nightmarish horror, low trash meets high art that fills you up on pulp.
Two Weird Tales is a theatrical double bill adapting two of the 20th century’s...

New York: Today Noah Reid makes his Broadway debut in Tracy Letts’s “The Minutes”

Sunday, April 17, 2022
New York: Today Noah Reid makes his Broadway debut in Tracy Letts’s “The Minutes”

The Broadway premiere of The Minutes officially opens April 17 at Studio 54 for a limited run through July 24. The Pulitzer-finalist play by Tracy Letts resumed post-shutdown previews April 2.
The Minutes began previews in February 2020, but never officially opened due to the pandemic interruption. The majority of the Broadway cast returned with...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre finishes its season with two online plays

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre finishes its season with two online plays

This spring, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is pleased to round out its 56th season with two
productions available on demand: The In-Between for teens, by internationally-celebrated playwright Marcus Youssef (produced by Montreal’s Geordie Theatre), and Russell’s World for families – written and directed by YPT Artistic Director Herbie Barnes....

Toronto: Bruce McCulloch’s solo show “Tales of Bravery and Stupidity” runs May 5-7 at streetcar Crowsnest

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Toronto: Bruce McCulloch’s solo show “Tales of Bravery and Stupidity” runs May 5-7 at streetcar Crowsnest

We are sooooo excited to announce that Bruce McCulloch (Kids in the Hall, Young Drunk Punk) will appear for three nights only, May 5-7, at Streetcar Crowsnest before heading to the Soho Playhouse in New York with his new show, TALES OF BRAVERY AND STUPIDITY.
Using music, stand-up, and storytelling, Bruce McCulloch takes us on a poetic flyover...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents multimedia creation “Crypto” by Guillaume Côté May 5-7

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents multimedia creation “Crypto” by Guillaume Côté May 5-7

Concluding the 21.22 season, Canadian Stage and TO Live present the astonishing multi-media dance creation CRYPTO. Created and directed by National Ballet of Canada Principal dancer and Choreographic Associate Guillaume Côté, with story and libretto by Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Royce Vavrek, this bold new production runs May 5th to May 7th,...

Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre presents “welcome, we’ve been waiting” May 19-28

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre presents “welcome, we’ve been waiting” May 19-28

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is thrilled to announce the details of a new work by multi-hyphenate artist, performance maker, activist, and Black Lives Matter – Canada co-founder Rodney Diverlus. Following his residency through the RBC Pilot Episodes series at TDT, Diverlus returns to build upon the project he started last season with the TDT Company...

Toronto: “Three Women of Swatow” opens at the Tarragon Theatre on April 27

Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Toronto: “Three Women of Swatow” opens at the Tarragon Theatre on April 27

Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to announce the world premiere of Three Women of Swatow. The play written by Chloé Hung runs in Tarragon’s Extraspace April 19 - May 15, 2022 (opening April 27) and is available Chez Vous and on-demand with digital recording from May 4 - 15, 2022.

Millbrook: 4th Line Theatre announces casting for its 2022 season

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Millbrook: 4th Line Theatre announces casting for its 2022 season

Announcing the casting for the 2022 Summer Season. As previously announced, this season, the 30th, will feature two highly anticipated world premieres: Alex Poch-Goldin’s The Great Shadow, directed by Cynthia Ashperger, and Maja Ardal’s Wishful Seeing, based on the novel of the same name by Janet Kellough, published by Dundurn Press and directed by...

Stratford: The musical “Chicago” has its first performance at the Stratford Festival

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Stratford: The musical “Chicago” has its first performance at the Stratford Festival

Today the Stratford Festival welcomes audiences back to its iconic Festival Theatre with the first performance of the great Kander and Ebb musical Chicago.
This spectacular, all new production is directed and choreographed by Donna Feore, with Music Director Franklin Brasz, Set Designer Michael Gianfrancesco, Costume Designer Dana Osborne, Lighting...

Toronto: Harbourfront presents the Ontario premiere of A’nó:wara Dance Theatre’s “Sky Dancers” May 2023

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Toronto: Harbourfront presents the Ontario premiere of A’nó:wara Dance Theatre’s “Sky Dancers” May 2023

Harbourfront Centre presents the Ontario premiere of A’nó:wara Dance Theatre’s multidisciplinary work, Sky Dancers, on stage May 20-23, 2022 at Fleck Dance Theatre, as part of the contemporary dance series Torque. Sky Dancers explores the impact of the Quebec Bridge disaster of 1907, which killed 33 ironworkers from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake....

Toronto: Canadian Stage announces its summer programming for High Park

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Toronto: Canadian Stage announces its summer programming for High Park

In the summer of 2021, as live performance slowly began again after a long hiatus, Canadian Stage brought the beloved High Park Amphitheatre back to life with a robust program of live theatre, music, dance, and film presented in collaboration with nineteen partner organizations and including twenty-one productions and events, engaging over 150 artists,...

London, ON: The Grand Theatre presents the world premiere of the new Canadian musical “Grow”

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
London, ON: The Grand Theatre presents the world premiere of the new Canadian musical “Grow”

Is the grass always greener on the other side? From April 19 to 30, this age-old question will be theatrically explored as London’s Grand Theatre proudly presents the World Premiere of the Canadian musical comedy GROW.
GROW follows Amish twins, Hannah and Ruth, as they leave the comfort of their sheltered community to explore the modern world...

Toronto: Bad New Days presents “Italian Mime Suicide” April 21 to May 1

Monday, April 11, 2022
Toronto: Bad New Days presents “Italian Mime Suicide” April 21 to May 1

Following a successful run at Théâtre aux Écuries in Montreal last fall, earning a TOP 10 SHOWS of 2021 mention from the Montreal Gazette, Bad New Days returns to Toronto with the provocative genre-bending piece ITALIAN MIME SUICIDE at The Theatre Centre (Franco Boni Theatre) beginning April 21 to May 1 (opening night April 23).
Inspired by a...

Toronto: Michael Ross Albert’s “The Huns” gets a remount April 28-May 8 before going to the UK

Monday, April 11, 2022
Toronto: Michael Ross Albert’s “The Huns” gets a remount April 28-May 8 before going to the UK

Following the critically acclaimed world premiere production of THE HUNS in the 2019 Toronto Fringe Festival, One Four One Collective received funding from the Canada Council for the Arts to tour the production to the United Kingdom to participate in the Brighton Fringe Festival. The company was notified of this funding decision on April Fool’s 2020.

Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival confirms it will be live and in person July 6-17, 2022

Monday, April 11, 2022
Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival confirms it will be live and in person July 6-17, 2022

We are thrilled to officially announce the 34th ANNUAL TORONTO FRINGE FESTIVAL will be live in-person, in accessible venues across the city, JULY 6 - 17th, 2022.
Along with the festival programming, we are pleased to invite all to join us at our POSTSCRIPT Patio returning after over ten years to the iconic TRANZAC CLUB in the Annex. For Fringers...

Blyth: The Blyth Festival receives $400,000 in grants from the Provincial government

Monday, April 11, 2022
Blyth: The Blyth Festival receives $400,000 in grants from the Provincial government

On Friday, local MPP Lisa Thompson met with representatives from the Blyth Centre for the Arts to congratulate them on the work done thanks to two grants, totalling $400,000, that it received through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in 2021. The organization received a $150,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant from OTF in March 2021 and a $250,000...

Stratford: Covid causes cancellation of first preview of “Chicago” at the Stratford Festival

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Stratford: Covid causes cancellation of first preview of “Chicago” at the Stratford Festival

A sixth wave of COVID-19 in Ontario has already made an impact on this year’s theatre season in Stratford.
An afternoon performance of the musical Chicago, the Stratford Festival’s first preview of the year, was cancelled Wednesday after members of the cast tested positive for the virus, Festival officials have confirmed.
“We are working...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre brings “Sweeney Todd” to Toronto June 6-July 3

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre brings “Sweeney Todd” to Toronto June 6-July 3

Talk Is Free Theatre Producer and CEO Arkady Spivak announced that their highly anticipated production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” will be arriving in Toronto this June.
TIFT previously produced Stephen Sondheim’s critically acclaimed musical as part of their 2018 feat The Curious Voyage—a transcontinental three-day experience...

Toronto: The Hybrid by Design Festival runs at The Theatre Centre May 9-16

Thursday, April 7, 2022
Toronto: The Hybrid by Design Festival runs at The Theatre Centre May 9-16

Running May 9-15, Hybrid by Design will feature seven works by artists from The Theatre Centre’s Residency program and a selection of international work curated by Battersea Arts Centre bridging live performance and digital creation in experimental and genre-defying ways. Experience the festival in-person or online — the future of live art is hybrid...

Toronto: Factory Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Toronto: Factory Theatre announces its 2022/23 season

We are so proud to announce our 2022/2023 Season, Myth Makers! Proudly presented by outgoing Artistic Director Nina Lee Aquino and Managing Director Mark Aikman, FACTORY’s upcoming Season is the company’s biggest in recent memory – featuring a staggering ten new works, both for the physical and digital stage, many of which were commissioned or developed...

Toronto: Festival Players of Prince Edward County announce 2022 season

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Toronto: Festival Players of Prince Edward County  announce 2022 season

Prince Edward County’s (PEC) Festival Players’ Artistic Director Graham Abbey and Managing Director Vikki Anderson announced today the lineup for an ambitious and celebratory 2022 summer season. Presented by BMO and Huff Estates and running from June 29 to September 4, the season brings an expansive lineup of theatre, dance, comedy and music to the...

Picton: Driftwood Theatre presents “King Henry Five” visiting 20 communities around Ontario

Wednesday, April 6, 2022
Picton: Driftwood Theatre presents “King Henry Five” visiting 20 communities around Ontario

Driftwood Theatre Group is excited to announce plans for their return to the road with The Bard's Bus Tour. Back for the first time since 2019, Driftwood will present King Henry Five, running throughout Southern Ontario from July 14 - August 21, 2022.
An ambitious adaptation of three Shakespeare plays (Henry IV pts 1 & 2, Henry V), King Henry...

Hamilton: Renowned conductor Boris Brott, founder of the Brott Music Festival, killed in hit and run in Hamilton

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Hamilton: Renowned conductor Boris Brott, founder of the Brott Music Festival, killed in hit and run in Hamilton

Boris Brott, the artistic director of the Orchestre classique de Montréal, died Tuesday after a hit and run in Hamilton that led to the driver's arrest a short time later and three officers being injured.
Brott, a renowned conductor and motivational speaker with deep ties to Hamilton, was 78.
"It is with the heaviest of hearts that we announce...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents “Toka” online April 20-23

Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents “Toka” online April 20-23

“What is startling to me about the story of Toka, is that I have to remind myself that it is a modern-day tale of revenge. All around the world we still suffer from the damaging consequences of colonial constructs such as ‘land-ownership’.
Toka, in an interdisciplinary way, skillfully explores this human cost and path to healing.” — Marjorie...

Port Dover: Tickets now on sale for the Lighthouse Festival

Monday, April 4, 2022
Port Dover: Tickets now on sale for the Lighthouse Festival

Today is your chance to get your hands on tickets to Lighthouse Festival's 2022 season! And what a season it's going to be.
Artistic Director Derek Ritschel has hand-picked an extraordinary playbill of Canadian comedies for you to dive into including the world premiere of The Real Sherlock Holmes, as well as a production from fan favourite Norm...

New York: Garth Drabinsky-produced musical “Paradise Square” opens on Broadway

Monday, April 4, 2022
New York: Garth Drabinsky-produced musical “Paradise Square” opens on Broadway

Paradise Square makes its Broadway debut April 3, following previews which started March 15. Directed by Moisés Kaufman with choreography by Tony winner Bill T. Jones, the work takes place during the Civil War and tells the rich story of Irish immigrants and Black Americans fighting for a similar cause.
The 40-member cast is led by Tony nominee...

Barrie: Theatre by the Bay announces the lineup for the first Simcoe County Theatre Festival

Sunday, April 3, 2022
Barrie: Theatre by the Bay announces the lineup for the first Simcoe County Theatre Festival

Theatre by the Bay has announced the lineup for the inaugural Simcoe County Theatre Festival. The Simcoe County Theatre Festival will provide opportunities for local artists to write, direct and perform their own original one act (approx. 45 minute) plays. Plus, with workshops and networking opportunities provided throughout the week, The Festival...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival reports a surplus of more than $500,000 at its Annual General Meeting

Saturday, April 2, 2022
Stratford: The Stratford Festival reports a surplus of more than $500,000 at its Annual General Meeting

The Stratford Festival held its annual general meeting today, reflecting on a season of accomplishments in the midst of the global pandemic, and reporting a surplus of $553,058, thanks to strong support from donors and government.
“Last season was a time of transformation, as we set about determining what might be achievable in this new world,”...

Tours, FRA: Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Directors bring Grétry’s “La Caravan du Caire” to life for Opéra de Tours

Friday, April 1, 2022
Tours, FRA: Opera Atelier Co-Artistic Directors bring Grétry’s “La Caravan du Caire” to life for Opéra de Tours

Œuvre phare de l'opéra-comique, La Caravane du Caire a triomphé lors de sa création en 1783, et continua de réson­ner dans les rangs de l'armée napoléonienne avec l'air« La Victoire est à nous». Comme un grand nombre d'opéras de la fin du XVIIIe siècle, la pièce haute en couleurs de Grétry est tombée dans l'oubli en raison des moyens faramineux que...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces full cast and creative team for “R.U.R. A Torrent of Light”

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces full cast and creative team for “R.U.R. A Torrent of Light”

R.U.R. A Torrent of Light, an operatic experience bursting with light, sound, dance and drama, is premiering in Toronto this May with a stellar cast and creative team, tackling questions of humanity’s convergence with technology.
The show marks a landmark collaboration between Toronto’s trailblazing indie opera company Tapestry Opera and Canada’s...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” May 6-21, 2022

Thursday, March 31, 2022
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” May 6-21, 2022

The Magic Flute by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart returns to Toronto this May, celebrating 70 years of delighting audiences at the Canadian Opera Company. The fantastical opera centres on the timeless search for wisdom, truth, and love, following Tamino as he sets out with hilarious bird-catcher Papageno to rescue the kidnapped Princess Pamina. The duo’s...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood announces its 2022 playbill

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood announces its 2022 playbill

Theatre Collingwood has announced its 2022 playbill.

2022 REGULAR SEASON SHOWS
A Night in Vegas
June 1st-5th
Starring Micah Barnes and Billy Newton-Davis
Accompanist Diane Leah
Directed by Thom Allison
Location TBD
June 1-5 (5 performances)
Featuring the songs of Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett, Judy...

Toronto: The Metcalf Foundation announces 15 finalists for the Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes 2021

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
Toronto: The Metcalf Foundation announces 15 finalists for the Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes 2021

The Metcalf Foundation is pleased to announce today the 15 finalists for the 2021 Johanna Metcalf Performing Arts Prizes/Les Prix Johanna-Metcalf des Arts de la scène (Johannas). The five winners and their protégés will be announced on May 19, 2022 at a ceremony at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Each winner will receive a prize of $25,000...

St. Catharines: Carousel Players celebrate their 50th anniversary with “The Velveteen Rabbit”

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
St. Catharines: Carousel Players celebrate their 50th anniversary with “The Velveteen Rabbit”

Even as adults far removed from their days as a child, most people have fond memories of a special stuffed animal.
For Lena Maripuu, one of those memories came roaring back to life as she rehearsed for Carousel Players’ newest performance, The Velveteen Rabbit. As a child, Maripuu and her twin sister would play imaginative games outside with...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces its 2022 season

Monday, March 28, 2022
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces its 2022 season

Our doors are open, the stage lights are on, and we’re thrilled to finally welcome you back to all our venues across the province. Be a tourist close to home, and rediscover LIVE theatre at the Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, Hamilton Family Theatre in Cambridge, Huron Country Playhouse in Grand Bend, King's Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene,...

Toronto: “An IMM-Permanent Resident” by Nautanki Bazaar premieres at The Theatre Centre on April 1

Sunday, March 27, 2022
Toronto: “An IMM-Permanent Resident” by Nautanki Bazaar premieres at The Theatre Centre on April 1

Toronto based theatre company, Nautanki Bazaar is thrilled to present its debut in-person production AN IMM-PERMANENT RESIDENT. Written and performed by Neha Poduval & Himanshu Sitlani and directed by Miquelon Rodriguez, AN IMM-PERMANENT RESIDENT will premiere at the Theatre Centre as part of the RISER Toronto 2022 from April 01-10, 2022 with the...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville puts all its productions online on StageTOScreen

Sunday, March 27, 2022
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville puts all its productions online on StageTOScreen

Welcome to Theatre Orangeville’s StageTOScreen. In celebration of World Theatre Day 2022, and the exceptional work of the Theatre Orangeville team over the last two unprecedented years, we are excited to be launching our On Demand streaming service on March 27, 2022.
This online experience will feature the incredible virtual productions that...

London: The Grand Theatre announces its 2022 High School Project

Thursday, March 24, 2022
London: The Grand Theatre announces its 2022 High School Project

Following two years of online programming, the Grand Theatre’s renowned youth mentorship program, the High School Project (HSP) proudly returns to the Spriet Stage for its 24th season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical, Into the Woods. Playing September 20th to October 1st, 2022, Into the Woods welcomes notable Canadian...

Amsterdam: “Come From Away” opens in Amsterdam in Dutch

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Amsterdam: “Come From Away” opens in Amsterdam in Dutch

Following a hit season in Hroon, Netherlands, Come From Away continues to tour the Netherlands and to spread its message across the world as it begins performances in Amsterdam now through April 10th. In all new footage, watch Willemijn Verkaik as Beverley Bass (and others) perform 'Me And The Sky.’ 
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Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents “Bluebeard’s Castle” directed by Atom Egoyan online

Thursday, March 24, 2022
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents “Bluebeard’s Castle” directed by Atom Egoyan online

Join us this weekend for a boundary-breaking new production from acclaimed director Atom Egoyan.
In this hybrid work, Atom Egoyan melds his award-winning film Felicia’s Journey with Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s one-act opera Bluebeard’s Castle. Egoyan’s 1999 film starring Bob Hoskins is about a serial killer who preys on women in Birmingham,...

Toronto: Factory Theatre presents the world premiere of David Yee’s “among men”

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Toronto: Factory Theatre presents the world premiere of David Yee’s “among men”

Set in 1959, Ameliasburgh, Prince Edward County, Canada. On the edge of spring, Canadian poets Al Purdy and Milton Acorn are finishing an A-frame cabin on Roblin Lake. In the coming decade all three of them – Al, Milt, and the A-frame – will become famous and change the face of Canadian poetry, but for now, all they have is the stench of sweat, whiskey,...

Toronto: The world premiere of “Orphan Song” runs at the Tarragon Theatre March 23-April 24

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
Toronto: The world premiere of “Orphan Song” runs at the Tarragon Theatre March 23-April 24

Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to announce the awaited world premiere of Orphan Song. The play, written by Sean Dixon, runs in the Mainspace from March 23 - April 24, 2022 (opening April 1, 2022).
In the year 40,027 BCE, an Early Modern homosapien couple adopts a Neanderthal...

Toronto: Canadian Stage, Necessary Angel and Obsidian Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of “Is God Is” May 3-22

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Toronto: Canadian Stage, Necessary Angel and Obsidian Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of “Is God Is” May 3-22

Continuing the 21.22 season, Canadian Stage partners with Obsidian Theatre Company and Necessary Angel Theatre Company to present the Canadian Premiere of the explosive and ground-breaking IS GOD IS by Aleshea Harris. Directed by Obsidian Theatre Artistic Director Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, the anticipated production runs May 3rd to May 22nd at the Berkeley...

Toronto: Tickets for the North American premiere of “& Juliet” go on sale March 26

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Toronto: Tickets for the North American premiere of “& Juliet” go on sale March 26

Roaring into Toronto this summer, London’s new hit musical & Juliet will bring its multi-award-winning irreverence, hilarity and joie de vivre to North America. With a book by David West Read, the Emmy Award-winning writer of “Schitt’s Creek,” and music from five-time Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer Max Martin, & Juliet uses some of the most...

New York: Toronto’s Jewelle Blackman will be Persephone in Broadway’s “Hadestown”

Friday, March 18, 2022
New York: Toronto’s Jewelle Blackman will be Persephone in Broadway’s “Hadestown”

The Tony Award-winning musical Hadestown has announced original Broadway cast member Jewelle Blackman as the new Persephone following current star Lana Gordon's departure. Toronto native Blackman will began performances April 5 at the Walter Kerr Theatre, with Gordon playing her final performance as Queen of the Underworld April 3. 
Blackman...

Toronto: Shakespeare in Action takes the lead on the Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Toronto: Shakespeare in Action takes the lead on the Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy

Shakespeare in Action, a theatre arts and education company that calls Toronto’s Weston community its home, has been announced as the lead organization for the City of Toronto’s Youth Vaccine Engagement Strategy grant in Toronto’s West quadrant.
The City of Toronto announced it is distributing $450,000 to support the Toronto Youth Vaccine Engagement...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents “La Traviata” April 23 to May 20

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents “La Traviata” April 23 to May 20

Spectacular party scenes, gorgeous period costumes, and show-stopping arias bring 1850s Paris to lavish life in Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. The production marks the first in-person opera performances staged at the Canadian Opera Company’s downtown opera house since the beginning of the pandemic. La Traviata runs for seven performances at the Four...

Toronto: Necessary Angel announces Damien Atkins as its new Playwright-in-Residence

Monday, March 14, 2022
Toronto: Necessary Angel announces Damien Atkins as its new Playwright-in-Residence

We are thrilled to announce Damien Atkins as our newest Playwright in Residence. Damien is an accomplished actor and playwright, who has performed on most of the major stages across the country. He has received a Jessie Award and the Toronto Theatre Critics’ Award for Best Actor for Angels in America. He has also received ten Dora Mavor Moore Award...

Toronto: The Monster Collective releases a preview of Stephanie Graham's “Monster”

Monday, March 14, 2022
Toronto: The Monster Collective releases a preview of Stephanie Graham's “Monster”

Something exciting is happening that you don’t want to miss: MONSTER. A 10-minute developmental segment to be streamed online from Wednesday, March 23 to Sunday, March 27, 2022!
MONSTER was conceived by Director and Dora Award winning Choreographer STEPHANIE GRAHAM (Fun Home, Grey Gardens, Wild Party- The Musical Stage Company) and composer and...

Toronto: The 20th anniversary production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” runs June 4 to July 17

Monday, March 14, 2022
Toronto: The 20th anniversary production of “2 Pianos 4 Hands” runs June 4 to July 17

David Mirvish is excited to present an exclusive 25th Anniversary production of 2 Pianos 4 Hands, starring the show’s creators and original stars, Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt. 2 Pianos 4 Hands will play June 4 to July 17 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, where it had its first major production in 1998 after its brilliant premiere at the Tarragon...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille and lemonTree creations present “Toka” online April 20-23

Monday, March 14, 2022
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille and lemonTree creations present “Toka” online April 20-23

Continuing the 21.22 season, Theatre Passe Muraille in collaboration with lemonTree creations is thrilled to present the World Premiere of TOKA, written, performed, and choreographed by Indrit Kasapi and directed by Cole Alvis. This digital co-production culminates the lemonTree creations’ multi-year residency with Theatre Passe Muraille and will...

Toronto: Aluna Theatre and Modern Times Stage present The House of Bernarda Alba this April

Friday, March 11, 2022
Toronto: Aluna Theatre and Modern Times Stage present The House of Bernarda Alba this April

Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre reunite to co-produce THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico Garcia Lorca and directed by Soheil Parsa. This is the first in-person production Soheil will direct for the company since the 2021 announcement of his departure, marking the end of his 31-year tenure as Artistic Director. THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA...

New York: “Come From Away” celebrates 5 years on Broadway by releasing a new block of tickets

Friday, March 11, 2022
New York: “Come From Away” celebrates 5 years on Broadway by releasing a new block of tickets

The Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical Come From Away, celebrates a fabulous milestone this week as it marks its 5th year on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. To celebrate, the show has released a new block of tickets which are now on sale through Sunday, January 1, 2023!
COME FROM AWAY features Petrina Bromley, De'Lon Grant; Joel...

London, ON: Deb Harvey receives London theatre’s top honour

Thursday, March 10, 2022
London, ON: Deb Harvey receives London theatre’s top honour

London’s theatre community has awarded its highest honour to the woman who has kept the Grand Theatre in the black for more than 20 years.
Deb Harvey, who’s leaving her post as executive director of the Grand on June 30, is this year’s recipient of the prestigious Chris Doty Award by the Brickenden Awards committee.
“While the annual Brickenden...

Toronto: Canadian dance artist Anne Plamondon brings “Only You” to Harbourfront April 8-9

Thursday, March 10, 2022
Toronto: Canadian dance artist Anne Plamondon brings “Only You” to Harbourfront April 8-9

Harbourfront Centre presents the Ontario premiere of Only You, an exhilarating new duet from Montreal-based choreographer Anne Plamondon, on stage April 8 and 9, 2022, at 7:30pm at Fleck Dance Theatre, as part of the contemporary dance series Torque. A kinetic work imbued with super-charged emotion, Only You is a passionate exploration of the evolution...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: “Cyrano de Bergerac” returns to the Shaw March 20 to May 8, 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake: “Cyrano de Bergerac” returns to the Shaw March 20 to May 8, 2022

Everyone’s favourite lovelorn duellist returns to the Shaw Festival. The Chris Abraham-directed, Kate Hennig-adapted Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand’s tale of unrequited and selfless love, begins previews Sunday, March 20 at the Royal George Theatre.
Cyrano de Bergerac (Tom Rooney), a brash and daring 17th century swordsman, oozes panache,...

Toronto: Musical Stage Company announces its plans for spring and summer 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Toronto: Musical Stage Company announces its plans for spring and summer 2022

In 2021 The Musical Stage Company celebrated an extraordinary summer, bringing live musical experiences to over 6000 Torontonians: the company presented BLACKOUT, an incredible new Canadian musical under the stars in the glorious High Park Amphitheatre; they produced another sell-out series of PORCHSIDE SONGS travelling cabaret concerts; and launched...

Stratford: Antoni Cimolino and Anita Gaffney to stay on as the Stratford Festival’s leadership team

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
Stratford: Antoni Cimolino and Anita Gaffney to stay on as the Stratford Festival’s leadership team

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and Executive Director Anita Gaffney have agreed to stay on as the Stratford Festival’s leadership team at the request of the Board of Governors.
“The Stratford Festival’s success is built on talent,” says Carol Stephenson, Chair of the Board of Governors. “It is because of the talent and expertise of Antoni...

Blyth: The Blyth Festival raises funds for Ukraine with an award-winning show

Monday, March 7, 2022
Blyth: The Blyth Festival raises funds for Ukraine with an award-winning show

Gil Garratt announced today that on Thursday March 10, the Blyth Festival in partnership with Pyretic Productions will be presenting an online reading of Barvinok by Edmonton based playwright Lianna Makuch to raise humanitarian funds for Ukraine.
Originally produced by Pyretic Productions in association with Punctuate! Theatre in Edmonton in...

Toronto: Opera InReach announces a streamed concert on March 15 to benefit Ukraine

Monday, March 7, 2022
Toronto: Opera InReach announces a streamed concert on March 15 to benefit Ukraine

Today, Opera InReach announces Art for Peace, a streamed concert in support of individuals impacted by the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. The concert will be streamed on March 15th beginning at 6:30pm EST. All proceeds will be split between the BCU Foundation, the Red Cross, and Dobrodiy Club. Donations are being accepted through this link.
The concert...

Stratford: Here For Now Theatre will move indoors for its 2022 season

Monday, March 7, 2022
Stratford: Here For Now Theatre will move indoors for its 2022 season

The Here For Now Theatre Company is well into the production of its 2022 season and for the first time will be performing indoors following two successful seasons outside on the grounds of The Bruce Hotel in Stratford.
Tickets will be available on the theatre company’s website www.herefornowtheatre.com beginning March 9th for the 2022 season,...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival posts solid financial results

Friday, March 4, 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival posts solid financial results

Out of concern for people’s health and well-being, the Shaw Festival’s Annual General Meeting was once again held virtually. During the mid-afternoon proceedings, Treasurer Greg Prince announced to an online audience of patrons, donors and company members that the Shaw Festival attained gross revenues of $26,632 million and posted an operating surplus...

New York: There’s a strong Canadian presence in the Metropolitan Opera's 2022/23 season

Friday, March 4, 2022
New York: There’s a strong Canadian presence in the Metropolitan Opera's 2022/23 season

Canadian artists and creatives appear steadily throughout the Metropolitan Opera’s recently announced September-June 2022/23 season, starting on its opening night when soprano Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the title role in a new production of Cherubini’s Medea. The production runs from September 27 to October 28, and will be seen in Toronto at some...

Toronto: Cirque du Soleil extends “Kurios” in Toronto to July 17, 2022

Friday, March 4, 2022
Toronto: Cirque du Soleil extends “Kurios” in Toronto to July 17, 2022

The iconic Cirque du Soleil Big Top can now be seen along Lake Shore Blvd standing nearly 65 feet tall at Ontario Place as KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities presented by Sun Life Global Investments, gets ready to welcome audiences once again, beginning April 14. Completing its six-day set up, a team of almost 100 people came together to unfurl the canvas...

Ottawa: Ann-Marie MacDonald novel to become two-night play coproduced by five theatre companies

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Ottawa: Ann-Marie MacDonald novel to become two-night play coproduced by five theatre companies

A 10-year journey to bring Ann-Marie MacDonald’s debut novel, Fall On Your Knees, to the stage will see the ambitious production premiere in four Canadian cities, starting in 2023.
Under the artistic direction of Alisa Palmer, the National Theatre School director who’s married to MacDonald, the play will run over two nights, with an adaptation...

Toronto: RCM alumni and Honorary Fellows nominated for 2022 JUNO Awards

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Toronto: RCM alumni and Honorary Fellows nominated for 2022 JUNO Awards

Nominations for the 2022 JUNO Awards have been announced and the ARC Ensemble (Artists of The Royal Conservatory) is nominated for Classical Album of the Year, Small Ensemble for their latest recording Klebanov: Chamber Works, featuring the music of persecuted Ukranian composer Dmitri Klebanov.
The ARC Ensemble is among Canada's most distinguished...

Blyth: Blyth Festival announces its 2022 season

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Blyth: Blyth Festival announces its 2022 season

The Blyth Festival returns once again to present its 2022 season outdoors on the beautiful new Harvest Stage. Four Canadian productions will run in succession from June to September.
Gil Garratt says of the season, “I think theatre has never been more important, more vital. Looking around at the world right now, a lot of people are feeling isolated...

Toronto: The Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Le Club des éphémères” March 30-April 9

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Toronto: The Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Le Club des éphémères” March 30-April 9

From March 30 to April 9, 2022, Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is pleased to present the long-awaited dramedy LE CLUB DES ÉPHÉMÈRES by Alain Doom, co-produced with Théâtre du Nouvel Ontario (TNO).
The play, directed by Dillon Orr, was scheduled to open at the Berkeley Street Theatre in April 2020 but was cancelled when COVID-19 plunged the...

Toronto: DanceWorks returns to live performance with “Morphs” on March 31

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Toronto: DanceWorks returns to live performance with “Morphs” on March 31

Interweaving both dance and music, DanceWorks presents Morphs, a mesmerizing work by Fila 13 Productions, led by multi-award winning choreographer Lina Cruz, and featuring five extraordinary Canadian dancers and a musical performer. Morphs will be presented live on stage March 31, and April 1, 2022 at 8pm at Fleck Dance Theatre.
An insatiable...

Toronto: Pleiades Theatre presents “Lessons in Forgetting” May 3-22

Wednesday, March 2, 2022
Toronto: Pleiades Theatre presents “Lessons in Forgetting” May 3-22

Lesson in Forgetting asks whether love alone can suffice when everything else is lost. In this two-character story featuring award-winning Canadian actors Andrew Moodie and Ma-Anne Dionisio, HE has suffered a massive brain trauma as a result of a car crash some years earlier; ever since, the only thing he can remember is how much he loves his wife....

Barrie: Michael Torontow announces the launch of the Canadian Musical Theatre Database

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Barrie: Michael Torontow announces the launch of the Canadian Musical Theatre Database

After 15 months of research and development, the Canadian Musical Theatre Database has its soft launch; welcomes submissions from artists and producers.
Michael Torontow, Artistic Director of Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) and Project Manager/Developer of the Canadian Musical Theatre Database (CMTdB) announced today that the long-anticipated online...

Toronto: Michael Ross Albert’s “Two Minutes to Midnight” will play at The Assembly Theatre April 7-24

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Toronto: Michael Ross Albert’s “Two Minutes to Midnight” will play at The Assembly Theatre April 7-24

After delaying its world premiere production in response to rising concerns over COVID-19, The Assembly Theatre will now present Two Minutes to Midnight by award-winning Toronto playwright, Michael Ross Albert (Tough Jews, Dora Award nomination - Outstanding New Play) in April 2022. Produced by the Assembly Theatre in association with One Four One...

Toronto: Obsidian Theatre launches the pro-dev programme “Young, Gifted and Black”

Tuesday, March 1, 2022
Toronto: Obsidian Theatre launches the pro-dev programme “Young, Gifted and Black”

On the heels of receiving 8 Canadian Screen Award nominations for the legacy defining project 21 BLACK FUTURES launched in February 2021 on CBC Gem, Obsidian Theatre is excited to announce a vital new training and mentorship program supporting Black theatre creators, YOUNG, GIFTED AND BLACK. Named after the titular play by Lorraine Hansberry and song...

Toronto: Emma Donoghue’s “Room” runs April 5-May 8 at the Princess of Wales Theatre

Monday, February 28, 2022
Toronto: Emma Donoghue’s “Room” runs April 5-May 8 at the Princess of Wales Theatre

David Mirvish, The Grand Theatre, London ON, and UK’s Covent Garden Productions, proudly present the North American premiere of the stage adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s international best-selling novel, and Oscar-, Canadian Screen Award-, Golden Globe- and BAFTA-winning film, Room.
Room will play April 5 to May 8, 2022 at Toronto’s Princess of...

Stratford: SpringWorks Digital hosts its first Digital ShortWorks Showcase – “tapashta” – March 21

Monday, February 28, 2022
Stratford: SpringWorks Digital hosts its first Digital ShortWorks Showcase – “tapashta” – March 21

We are thrilled to announce new developments: SpringWorks Digital channel is evolving and will host our inaugural Digital ShortWorks Showcase: tapashta. Artists across many disciplines and from all over the country have come together to create inspired by “tapashta”, the Michif word for “renew”.
With 11 episodes featuring the NewWork of over...

Toronto: 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival wrap up

Friday, February 25, 2022
Toronto: 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival wrap up

The 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival, previously planned as a hybrid in-person and digital festival, ran completely online January 19-February 13, 2022, returning over $17,000 in box office revenue to festival artists. This 25-day festival included live and on-demand screenings of nine digital theatre pieces, plus a full day of professional development...

Toronto: Marcia Johnson accorded the 2022 Equity Showcase Cayle Chernin Woman of the Year Award

Friday, February 25, 2022
Toronto: Marcia Johnson accorded the 2022 Equity Showcase Cayle Chernin Woman of the Year Award

It is our honour and pleasure to present Marcia Johnson with the 2022 Equity Showcase Cayle Woman of the Year Award.
The Equity Showcase Cayle Woman of the Year Award acknowledges and honours a female artist’s creative, civic or mentorship contribution to the performing and or media arts.
Marcia Johnson is a theatre artist in Toronto. Serving...

Mississauga: The 2022 Bridges Festival of Puppetry and Animation runs March 12-14

Friday, February 25, 2022
Mississauga: The 2022 Bridges Festival of Puppetry and Animation runs March 12-14

Bridges Festival, the annual international festival celebrating Puppetry and Animation in Mississauga is happening this March. Bridges Festival is a great place for artists to network and make connections, participate in career development workshops, and present their work.
Each year, Bridges Festival is held during the beginning of March break...

London, ON: The Grand Theatre presents an evening with Emma Donoghue, author of “Room”, March 3

Thursday, February 24, 2022
London, ON: The Grand Theatre presents an evening with Emma Donoghue, author of “Room”, March 3

The Grand is thrilled to welcome award-winning playwright, screenwriter, novelist (and London's own), Emma Donoghue, to the Grand Theatre for a book signing and Q&A hosted by Dennis Garnhum.

AN EVENING WITH EMMA DONOGHUE
MARCH 3, 2022
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Doors Open: 6:00 PM
Age recommendation: 15+
FREE EVENT
*Registration...

Waterloo: Opera Laurier teams up with Loose Tea Music Theatre to present “History by Her”

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Waterloo: Opera Laurier teams up with Loose Tea Music Theatre to present “History by Her”

Opera Laurier, based at Wilfrid Laurier University’s Faculty of Music, is excited to welcome back live audiences with a triple bill, including productions of Monica Pearce’s Etiquette, Cecilia Livingston’s Singing Only Softly and the exciting premiere of Ashley Seward’s Borderless, a new work co-commissioned by Opera Laurier and Loose Tea Music Theatre.

Toronto: The Musical Stage Company founder and CEO Mitchell Marcus announces his departure

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company founder and CEO Mitchell Marcus announces his departure

After 18 incredible years at the helm of The Musical Stage Company, Founder and CEO, Mitchell Marcus announces his departure to become the Executive Director, Site Activation & Programming for Northcrest Developments at Downsview. In this new role, Mitchell leads the process of establishing Downsview as a new destination for arts & culture programming,...

London, GBR: Richmond Hill-raised Ramin Karimloo to star in live-streamed concert February 26

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
London, GBR: Richmond Hill-raised Ramin Karimloo to star in live-streamed concert February 26

Ramin Karimloo and Hadley Fraser, who met 20 years ago in Soho, will be seen in the live stream of From The Rehearsal Room: London February 26 at 9 AM ET.
Following their previous live-streamed concert From The Rehearsal Room: Tokyo, the two will celebrate 100 years of musical theatre with 10 tracks. Each track, handpicked by Karimloo and Fraser,...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival reveals its 2022 casting and creative teams

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival reveals its 2022 casting and creative teams

Artistic Director Tim Carroll announces casting and creative teams for the Shaw Festival’s 60th anniversary season.
“The Shaw company made it through the past two seasons with determination, spirit and tenacity,” says Tim Carroll. “Now, here we are celebrating our 60th season with a playbill of challenging and brilliant works brought to life...

Toronto: Single tickets now on sale for the COC’s 2022 productions

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Toronto: Single tickets now on sale for the COC’s 2022 productions

Single tickets are now on-sale for all of the Canadian Opera Company’s 2022 in-person programming.
Two productions will be performed at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, located at 145 Queen St. W.; La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi celebrates the return to live opera with a spectacular feast for the eyes and ears, while The Magic...

Petrolia: The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia opens its 2022 season on May 10

Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Petrolia: The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia opens its 2022 season on May 10

The Victoria Playhouse Petrolia is calling it a season worth waiting for.
The theatre’s six shows – slated to run from May to October – are the same productions it was ready to present in 2020 when the pandemic arrived and that season was postponed.
That delay ended up stretching over two seasons, but the outlook for the coming months is...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre has begun a Basic Income Guarantee for artists

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre has begun a Basic Income Guarantee for artists

Artist BIG is the first Basic Income Guarantee program for independent artists in Canada.
‍In 2020, forty artists were selected through an application process to receive an annual financial guarantee from TIFT for three years, which they earn through separate individual contracts. Guided by the TIFT Artistic leadership, participants co-curate...

Toronto: manidoons collective and Buddies in Bad Times present “White Girls in Moccasins”

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Toronto: manidoons collective and Buddies in Bad Times present “White Girls in Moccasins”

manidoons collective and Buddies partner for the world premiere of a new play by 2-Spirit playwright, performer, and educator Yolanda Bonnell. White Girls in Moccasins follows an Indigenous girl, Miskozi, as she tries to find her way back to her cultural roots. She’s accompanied by an ancestral river, Ziibi, and her inner white girl, Waabishkizi,...

Toronto: Tickets now on sale for “Lavender Creek Story Cabaret” happening March 24

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Toronto: Tickets now on sale for “Lavender Creek Story Cabaret” happening March 24

Tickets are now on sale for Creative Current Lavender Creek Story Cabaret!
Culture, family and storytelling traditions meet synth pop, video, comedy, and hip hop as four remarkable artists explore the intimacy and power of story through live performances and late-night style interviews.
Groove to the dreamy synth pop sounds of Wolf Saga....

Toronto: Theatre Gargantua, the COC and Nightwood Theatre present “The Queen in Me”

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Toronto: Theatre Gargantua, the COC and Nightwood Theatre present “The Queen in Me”

Theatre Gargantua is thrilled to be partnering with the Canadian Opera Company, Amplified Opera, and Nightwood Theatre on this exciting new production and world premiere of The Queen in Me.
Featuring music from La Bohème, Lucia di Lammermoor, Macbeth, Madama Butterfly, Manon Lescaut, Rigoletto, Salome and The Magic Flute.
Combining comedy,...

Toronto: This March Tarragon Theatre presents Rosa Laborde’s “Light” in person and online

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Toronto: This March Tarragon Theatre presents Rosa Laborde’s “Light” in person and online

Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to announce the long awaited world premiere of Light. The play, written by former Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Rosa Laborde, runs in the Mainspace for a limited run of in-person performances exclusive to Tarragon subscribers, March 8 - 13, 2022,...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre announces its new opera/film hybrid “BOUND”

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre announces its new opera/film hybrid “BOUND”

ATG’S NEW FILM BOUND TO RAISE TOUGH QUESTIONS
Four life stories that challenge Canada’s myth of belonging are tied together by themes in Handel’s enduring music, a stellar cast of voices and in association with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Crow’s Theatre.
“How welcoming are we as a country, as a city, as a community?” These questions...

Toronto: Mirvish issues a revised schedule of its upcoming shows

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Toronto: Mirvish issues a revised schedule of its upcoming shows

To say that the pandemic has made theatre impossible in Toronto is an understatement. In the last two years, only a handful of shows have been on the stages of the Mirvish theatres under very restrictive conditions. But this spring holds the most promising opportunity for theatre to truly return to our city, albeit with safety protocols in place.

London, GBR: Opera star and U. of T. alumna Barbara Hannigan named Associate Artist of the London Symphony Orchestra

Monday, February 21, 2022
London, GBR: Opera star and U. of T. alumna Barbara Hannigan named Associate Artist of the London Symphony Orchestra

The LSO is delighted to announce that Barbara Hannigan is appointed LSO Associate Artist for a period of three years.
Associate Artist is a new role created by the LSO to sit alongside the LSO’s family of conductors. Associate Artists are musicians with distinct influences, quality and style that add diversity and richness to the LSO, creating...

Toronto: The Royal Alexandra Theatre will dim its lights on February 22 to honour Ivan Reitman

Friday, February 18, 2022
Toronto: The Royal Alexandra Theatre will dim its lights on February 22 to honour Ivan Reitman

Filmmaker Ivan Reitman died on February 12, 2022. He was 75. His illustrious career includes some of the most iconic film comedies of the 1980s and 1990s, among them Ghostbusters, Stripes, Dave and Animal House. But before becoming a filmmaker, Reitman was a theatre producer.
In 1973, when he was 27 years old, he launched his directing and producing...

Toronto: Daniel Brooks plays himself in “Other People” at Canadian Stage March 20-April 3

Thursday, February 17, 2022
Toronto: Daniel Brooks plays himself in “Other People” at Canadian Stage March 20-April 3

Following the brief postponement of the 21.22 season, Canadian Stage is thrilled to finally welcome audiences back to the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre on Berkeley Street for a rare and intimate performance from one of Canada’s most beloved theatre artists, the inimitable Daniel Brooks.
Beginning March 20th through April 3rd, the company...

Port Dover: The Lighthouse Festival announces its 2022 season

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Port Dover: The Lighthouse Festival announces its 2022 season

Laughter will again ring through Port Dover and Port Colborne this summer as Lighthouse Festival raises the curtain on comedy in 2022. Get ready for some of the finest live theatre in the country with a playbill that brings laughter and adventure to Lake Erie’s north shore. You will be treated to a side-splitting lineup of Canadian comedy, presented...

Toronto: Obsidian Theatre’s “21 Black Futures” receives eight nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Toronto: Obsidian Theatre’s “21 Black Futures” receives eight nominations for the Canadian Screen Awards

Obsidian Theatre’s web series 21 Black Futures receives 8 nominations for the 2022 #CdnScreenAwards! The full list is available at Academy.ca.
DIGITAL MEDIA CATEGORIES
Best Web Program or Series, Fiction
21 Black Futures
(Obsidian Theatre)
Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu, Lucius Dechausay, Fatuma Adar, Michael Sinclair, Myekah Payne,...

Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre announces its 2022 season

Monday, February 14, 2022
Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre announces its 2022 season

Guild Festival Theatre (GFT) will welcome audiences back to Scarborough's Guild Park through July & August of 2022. GFT will present two beautiful main stage productions and a festival for young audiences, with in-person performances held outdoors at the iconic Greek Theatre.
The 10th anniversary season was a massive success with sold-out runs...

Toronto: Why Not Theatre presents RISER Toronto 2022 April 1-May 8

Monday, February 14, 2022
Toronto: Why Not Theatre presents RISER Toronto 2022 April 1-May 8

Why Not Theatre is happy to announce RISER Toronto will return with three in person productions April 1-May 8, 2022 at The Theatre Centre, BMO Incubator, followed by two online presentations throughout 2022. RISER Toronto 2022, the collaborative producing model for independent theatre artists, will feature a broad range of exciting works including...

Ottawa: undercurrents announces its 2022 lineup

Friday, February 11, 2022
Ottawa: undercurrents announces its 2022 lineup

The undercurrents Theatre Festival will run from April 20 to April 30.
Things you can expect to see:
• one world premiere
• one digital presentation
• two discovery series offerings
• a whole lot of in-person theatre!
Produced by Ottawa Fringe, our winter festival showcases the best original, contemporary theatre created...

Montreal: Cirque du Soleil artists begin preparing for “Kurios” opening in Toronto April 14

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Montreal: Cirque du Soleil artists begin preparing for “Kurios” opening in Toronto April 14

Cirque du Soleil has released a sneak peek inside Day 1 of training for KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities, set to make its Toronto premiere in less than 10 weeks. The video, taken from inside Cirque du Soleil’s creative headquarters in Montreal, shows the excitement of the artists preparing and training for what critics have hailed as one of the most...

New York: The Alanis Morissette musical “Jagged Little Pill” to launch North American tour this fall

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
New York: The Alanis Morissette musical “Jagged Little Pill” to launch North American tour this fall

Jagged Little Pill, which ended its Broadway run December 17, 2021, will launch a multi-year North American tour this fall. The production, which will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre November 8-13, will visit more than 30 cities during its first year.
Casting for the tour of the musical, inspired by the rock album of the same name by seven-time...

Toronto: Lighthouse Immersive brings Robert Lepage’s “The Library at Night” to Toronto starting March 10

Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Toronto: Lighthouse Immersive brings Robert Lepage’s “The Library at Night” to Toronto starting March 10

Lighthouse Immersive, North America’s leading producer of ground-breaking experiential art exhibits, in association with Luminato Festival Toronto, today announces that the next work to inhabit their Toronto Lighthouse Artspace at 1 Yonge Street will be the Toronto premiere of an immersive experience from internationally acclaimed Canadian theatre...

London: The Grand Theatre streams Alexandra Kane’s “Finding Black Joy” February 8-28

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
London: The Grand Theatre streams Alexandra Kane’s “Finding Black Joy” February 8-28

In honour of Black History Month, the Grand is thrilled to re-broadcast the online version of Alexandra Kane’s GRAND RE:OPENING FESTIVAL. This powerful 3-part presentation features Finding Black Joy, A Grave and a Mirror.
The FREE stream is available now through February 28th. No registration required - just click the link to view.
How can...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents two performances of Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” February 25-26

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents two performances of Brecht’s “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” February 25-26

Canadian Stage is pleased to confirm today that they will be presenting two in-person public performances of Bertolt Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre on Berkeley Street on February 25 and 26. As previously announced, this workshop production is an extension of the company’s innovative BMO Lab Residency...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents the world premiere of “Fantasma” March 9-12

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents the world premiere of “Fantasma” March 9-12

The Canadian Opera Company reopens the doors to the recently renovated Canadian Opera Company Theatre with Fantasma, a new work by composer former COC Composer-in-Residence Ian Cusson and playwright Colleen Murphy.
The opera follows best friends Léa and Ivy, as they stumble upon a dark secret when visiting a boisterous, old-fashioned carnival....

Toronto: Rouvan Silogix named new Artistic Director of Modern Times Stage Company

Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Toronto: Rouvan Silogix named new Artistic Director of Modern Times Stage Company

The Board of Directors of Modern Times Stage Company is delighted to announce that Rouvan Silogix will become the company’s next Artistic Director. Rouvan will succeed Soheil Parsa, who announced last April he would be stepping down after 31 years of artistic leadership.
“On behalf of the board of directors, I am pleased to announce that Rouvan...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents YPT’s play for toddlers “You and I” March 26-27

Sunday, February 6, 2022
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents YPT’s play for toddlers “You and I” March 26-27

Theatre Orangeville will present You and I, a play for “walking babies”, in its Rehearsal Hall on March 26 and 27 at 10am and 1pm each day.
You and I, a playfully-interactive show for babies ages 12 to 30 months. Canadian theatre veteran Maja Ardal, who developed YPT’s Dora Award-winning production for infants entitled One Thing Leads to Another,...

St. Augustine, FL: U. of T. grad Tawnie Olson wins the Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Composition Competition

Sunday, February 6, 2022
St. Augustine, FL: U. of T. grad Tawnie Olson wins the Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Composition Competition

Tawnie Olson’s work, Sanctuary and Storm, with a libretto by Roberta Barker, has been selected as the winner of the Dominick Argento Chamber Opera Competition from the finalists at the 2022 National Conference in St. Augustine, Florida. This work will be produced in its entirety by the University of Houston at the January 2023 National Conference...

Stratford: Glynis Ranney and Mike Nadajewski present cabaret “Kindness on February 13

Friday, February 4, 2022
Stratford: Glynis Ranney and Mike Nadajewski present cabaret “Kindness on February 13

A February concert developed by Stratford-based performers Glynis Ranney and Mike Nadajewski featuring songs and stories about “courageous” and “extreme” acts of kindness will be the INNERchamber ensemble’s first of the new year.
“I think this concert is generating a lot of interest because that simple subject of kindness … is certainly something...

Toronto: Harbourfront Centre returns to live performance with a sensuous premiere from Israel’s L-E-V

Friday, February 4, 2022
Toronto: Harbourfront Centre returns to live performance with a sensuous premiere from Israel’s L-E-V

After a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19, Harbourfront Centre will make its highly anticipated return to live performing arts on March 3 & 5, 2022, with the Canadian premiere of L-E-V's visceral new work Chapter 3: The Brutal Journey of the Heart.
The work, choreographed by Co-Artistic Director of Israel's L-E-V Sharon Eyal, will open Harbourfront...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents “Things My Fore-Sisters Saw” March 3-13

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents “Things My Fore-Sisters Saw” March 3-13

In a month, the amazing Leslie McCurdy will be performing her brilliant one-woman show Things My Fore-Sisters Saw at Theatre Orangeville.
Things My Fore Sisters Saw
Written by & starring Leslie McCurdy
By Leslie McCurdy
March 3-13
In this one-woman play, you will meet four women of African Descent who affected change in Canada: 

Stratford: The Stratford Festival names Keith Barker as Head of New Play Development

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Stratford: The Stratford Festival names Keith Barker as Head of New Play Development

Keith Barker will be joining the Stratford Festival as the Director of the Foerster Bernstein New Play Development Program, as Bob White steps back from the position later this month.
A playwright, actor and director, Barker recently announced his departure from Native Earth Performing Arts in Toronto, where he served as Artistic Director.

Toronto: TAPA receives a generous gift from retiring publicist Diane Weinrib

Thursday, February 3, 2022
Toronto: TAPA receives a generous gift from retiring publicist Diane Weinrib

The Board of Directors of Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) is thrilled to announce a special gift from retiring Toronto publicist Dianne Weinrib. In celebration of her retirement as an arts publicist and marketer, the inimitable Dianne Weinrib has made a $5,000 donation to TAPA which will be allocated to support the popular hipTIX youth...

Barrie: Theatre by the Bay announces its 2022 season

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Barrie: Theatre by the Bay announces its 2022 season

After an award-winning 2021 season, which included being recognized as the "Not-for-Profit Organization of the Year" at the Barrie Business Awards, Theatre by the Bay is marching into its 20th season with a compelling, diverse, and expansive new season.
At our season announcement last night we revealed our three headlining productions, new educational...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival announces 2022 casting

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Stratford: The Stratford Festival announces 2022 casting

February marks a new beginning at the Stratford Festival with members of the 2022 acting company set to start rehearsals. Over the coming months, these dynamic artists will immerse themselves in 10 extraordinary productions and lead the Festival into the post-pandemic future.
They will be part of a season that will be celebratory for so many...

Port Perry: Theatre on the Ridge announces Creatives in Residence playwright

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Port Perry: Theatre on the Ridge announces Creatives in Residence playwright

Theatre on the Ridge is pleased to introduce Uju Umenyi as the playwright in residence for our The Story of Samuel Stout Project 2022. Together, Ms. Umenyi and Theatre on the Ridge will collaborate to create a new play based on the life of Port Perry’s first black resident in 1866. This project has been made possible with producing partner Ontario...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert pays tribute to Father Edward Jackman

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert pays tribute to Father Edward Jackman

The New Year offers us challenges and resolutions. More important, it leads us to dream of opportunities and new goals. VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert labours on your behalf, on behalf of the art form and our emerging singers in Canada
Reverend Edward Jackman spent over four decades of his life dedicated to OIC and to the performing arts in the city...

St. Catharines: Carousel Players celebrates its 50th anniversary with a festival in 9 municipalities

Monday, January 31, 2022
St. Catharines: Carousel Players celebrates its 50th anniversary with a festival in 9 municipalities

Carousel Players is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a festival held April 16-17, 2022, in nine municipalities across the Niagara region.
The Carousel Players 50th Anniversary Festival is a weekend of theatre, drama workshops, and free events for families taking place across the Niagara region. This Festival is a celebration of Carousel...

Toronto: 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival extended to February 13, 2022

Monday, January 31, 2022
Toronto: 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival extended to February 13, 2022

Toronto Fringe  is  pleased  to announce the 2022  Next Stage Theatre Festival  has been extended to February 13, 2022 to allow audiences to enjoy all seven productions after a quick pivot to digital theatre.
Now available on-demand as part of Next Stage Theatre Festival is Heart of a Dog from Nowadays Theatre, Stand Up Comedy from Comedy Records...

Toronto: Outside the March’s “Lessons in Temperament” will travel to the WOW Festival in La Jolla, CA

Friday, January 28, 2022
Toronto: Outside the March’s “Lessons in Temperament” will travel to the WOW Festival in La Jolla, CA

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Initial Projects for 2022 WOW Festival:
LESSONS IN TEMPERAMENT
Outside the March
Canada
Written and Performed by James Smith
Directed and Developed by Mitchell Cushman
Lessons in Temperament is the story of four neuro-diverse brothers, told through a theatrical escape into the art and science...

Toronto: Confluence Concerts holds an online symposium about Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”

Friday, January 28, 2022
Toronto: Confluence Concerts holds an online symposium about Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly”

Confluence Concerts is pleased to announce this two-day symposium celebrating the premiere of Teiya Kasahara’s (笠原貞野) (they/them) new film The Butterfly Project: The Ballad of Chō-Chō San and the Canadian Opera Company’s 2022 online concert presentation of Madama Butterfly, and calls attention to the problematic nature of this opera in today’s environment...

Toronto: “The Year of the Rat” has its world premiere online on February 24

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Toronto: “The Year of the Rat” has its world premiere online on February 24

A wannabe Instagram influencer in a bathroom giving a tarot reading, an actor in a front hallway looking for a way out, a granddaughter stuck in place by a relative’s last words, and a mother in an attic realizing she’s been a bad actor in her own life.
Unfolding and intertwining in unexpected ways, Year of the Rat follows these four stories...

Toronto: Soulpepper postpones its first two shows of 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022
Toronto: Soulpepper postpones its first two shows of 2022

Soulpepper has made the decision to reschedule the first two productions of our season until later this Fall. This change affects the two productions set to open in February, including The Golden Record created by the Slaight Artists and The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale by Haley McGee.
I’m sure as we inched closer to the start of performances you might...

Toronto: Why Not Theatre receives an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to help it adapt to Covid-19

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Toronto: Why Not Theatre receives an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant to help it adapt to Covid-19

Why Not Theatre received a $115,200 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to help them adapt and continue to create work in the conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the latter half of 2021, this funding enabled Why Not to position themselves to adapt to the ever-changing conditions of the pandemic, continue...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival presents “This Is How We Got Here” starting February 9

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival presents “This Is How We Got Here” starting February 9

The Shaw Festival presents the critically acclaimed Native Earth Performing Arts production of This Is How We Got Here from February 9 to 19 at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre. Written and directed by multi-awarding winning artist Keith Barker, This Is How We Got Here is a simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming story about love, loss and...

Toronto: Carnival Diablo presents “Reliquary” at the RED Sandcastle Theatre March 9-13

Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Toronto: Carnival Diablo presents “Reliquary” at the RED Sandcastle Theatre March 9-13

From the person that brought you Carnival Diablo The Ultimate Sideshow comes a show that delves deep into the bottomless pool of Fear and the Bizarre. Scott McClelland (The Paranormal Show) takes you on a journey into a realm of intrigue and mystical rituals as he opens Cursed Reliquaries and lets loose things that have remained in the darkness for...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces Porch Light Theatre as its 2022 Company in Residence

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces Porch Light Theatre as its 2022 Company in Residence

We are so excited to announce our 2022 Company In Residence: Porch Light Theatre Hamilton.
Porch Light Theatre is a Hamilton-based collective dedicated to the development and support of emerging and professional Theatre Artists / Storytellers. They exist to build a space that amplifies the voices of marginalized theatre artists from the greater...

St. Catharines: The Norm Foster Theatre Festival announces “Wildly Romantic” – its first film

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
St. Catharines: The Norm Foster Theatre Festival announces “Wildly Romantic” – its first film

We are thrilled to announce we are releasing our very first Foster Feature Film as a special Valentine's Day event!
We have been very busy during the latest lockdown here at The Norm Foster Theatre Festival, rehearsing our world premiere production of Norm Foster's Wildly Romantic. Despite another round of restrictions, the Festival has remained...

Gananoque: Four productions from the 1000 Islands Playhouse 2021 season available for streaming from today

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Gananoque: Four productions from the 1000 Islands Playhouse 2021 season available for streaming from today

For one week only, stream all four productions from the 2021 Season at home.
Best of all, Pay What You Can to access the series. You decide on the contribution amount and all proceeds go to The AFC, a national charity with a mission to help Canada’s arts and entertainment professionals maintain their health, dignity, and ability to work.
To...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “The Heart is a Strange Invention” with Bruce Dow

Monday, January 24, 2022
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “The Heart is a Strange Invention” with Bruce Dow

Do you see the light at the end of the tunnel? Well we certainly do!
There is no doubt that the last two years have been difficult, but at Theatre Collingwood we are looking to the future and planning for a fantastic 2022, packed with great entertainment just for you! As a matter of fact, we are going to start in February with a wonderful cabaret...

Toronto: Necessary Angel announces its 2022 Resident Artists

Monday, January 24, 2022
Toronto: Necessary Angel announces its 2022 Resident Artists

We are pleased to announce the 2022 cohort of the Necessary Angel Theatre Company Artistic Residency Program: Deanna H. Choi, Dian Marie Bridge and Michaela Washburn.
For our second residency we are working with three artists whose multi-faceted work and deep creative community connections we have admired for years. We are thrilled that Necessary...

Sarnia: Lambton Young Theatre Players production planned for spring

Sunday, January 23, 2022
Sarnia: Lambton Young Theatre Players production planned for spring

The Lambton Young Theatre Players are set to create a show and take it on the road this spring.
Known as the Collective Creation Project, a group of 15 to 20 young people between the ages of 12 and 18 are expected to write and create two new plays based on fairy tale characters and then perform them in May at community halls in three or more...

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 musical...

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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Saturday, January 1, 2022
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