Stage Door News 2023

Ottawa: The Classic Theatre Festival to cease operations

Saturday, December 30, 2023
Ottawa: The Classic Theatre Festival to cease operations

First of all, we’d like to extend a heartfelt “thank you” to you, our cherished audience members, who have enjoyed our award-winning Classic Theatre Festival productions dating back to 2010. We have truly loved staging fabulous plays, sharing the magic of good storytelling and stagecraft, and having great conversations with our wonderful audience...

Québec, QC: Stage Door will go on hiatus until December

Friday, September 29, 2023
Québec, QC: Stage Door will go on hiatus until December

Dear Stage Door Readers,
From reading this website you know that attending and writing about live theatre is my main occupation.
I do, however, have other pleasures and the time has come to indulge one of them now – namely the pleasure of travelling.
I will be out of the country from September 30 until sometime in December. If that seems...

Toronto: “SIX: The Musical” extends to February 11, 2024

Friday, September 29, 2023
Toronto: “SIX: The Musical” extends to February 11, 2024

It did not take long for Toronto audiences to fall in love with the international smash-hit musical SIX. Written and composed by Tony Award®-winners Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, SIX opened to a rapturous response at the Royal Alexandra Theatre last night, and today announces an extension of performances until February 11, 2024. Tickets to this new block...

Toronto: DanceWorks presents “Championess”, a combination of dance and boxing, November 16-18

Friday, September 29, 2023
Toronto: DanceWorks presents “Championess”, a combination of dance and boxing, November 16-18

DanceWorks is thrilled to announce the world premiere of SaMel Tanz’s CHAMPIONESS, a captivating performance that combines boxing, contemporary, street, and Latin dance to explore notions of identity and mental health. Presented November 16 - 18, 8 pm, at Harbourfront Centre Theatre, CHAMPIONESS is the first stage performance of DanceWorks’ 2023/24...

Toronto: The COC commissions a new opera, “Empire of Wild”, from Ian Cusson and Cherie Dimaline

Friday, September 29, 2023
Toronto: The COC commissions a new opera, “Empire of Wild”,  from Ian Cusson and Cherie Dimaline

The Canadian Opera Company (COC) and National Arts Centre (NAC) have officially co-commissioned Empire of Wild, an imaginative and enthralling new mainstage opera from composer Ian Cusson and librettist Cherie Dimaline that centres the Georgian Bay Métis community at the heart of its story.
“I am thrilled to be partnering with the National Arts...

Toronto: Cliff Cardinal’s “(Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them)” extends before it opens

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Toronto: Cliff Cardinal’s “(Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them)” extends before it opens

VideoCabaret in association with Crow’s Theatre, is proud to announce (EVERYONE I LOVE HAS) A TERRIBLE FATE (BEFALL THEM) by Cliff Cardinal has been extended prior to opening night! This highly anticipated World Premiere will now run October 10-November 4, 2023 at the Deanne Taylor Theatre.
Cliff Cardinal and Karin Randoja are back collaborating...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “Opening to the Mystery” in Clarksburg October 14

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “Opening to the Mystery” in Clarksburg October 14

We are very excited to announce that our next Theatre Collingwood event will be Jake’s production of OPENING TO THE MYSTERY on Saturday, October 14th at The Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg. OPENING TO THE MYSTERY: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY stars Jake McArthur with musical accents by Violet Roseman on Tibetan Singing Planet Bowls. The evening will include...

Stratford: Lucy Peacock to receive Stratford Festival’s Legacy Award

Thursday, September 28, 2023
Stratford: Lucy Peacock to receive Stratford Festival’s Legacy Award

The Stratford Festival is honouring Lucy Peacock with this year’s Legacy Award. The gala, hosted by Sheila McCarthy, will be held at Toronto’s Four Seasons Hotel on Monday, October 2.
Peacock marks her 36th season with the Festival this year and has performed in more than 80 productions at the Stratford Festival alone. She has captivated audiences...

Stratford: October at the Meighan Forum includes “Goblin:Macbeth”

Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Stratford: October at the Meighan Forum includes “Goblin:Macbeth”

This October renowned Shakespeare scholar Sir Stanley Wells calls in from the “other Stratford” – where he is Honorary President of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust – to speak with Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino in the Meighen Forum’s final Celebrated Speaker event of the year.
The Meighen Forum will also offer a hint of Halloween throughout...

Toronto: “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” extends before it opens

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Toronto: “Heroes of the Fourth Turning” extends before it opens

The Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre announced today that the Canadian premiere of Heroes of the Fourth Turning written by Will Arbery has extended its run after pre-selling over 80 per cent of the run before it even hits the stage. A co-production by The Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre directed by Philip Akin, Heroes of the Fourth Turning will...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival announces its 2024 season

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival announces its 2024 season

Artistic Director Tim Carroll revealed a Shaw Festival season of great theatre experiences highlighted by stunning new works, beloved favourites, diverse voices, timeless classics and delights galore in our Spiegeltent.
“Last season, we brought you an astonishing range of live performances in all our theatres – from new works, hidden gems and reimagined...

Toronto: Pleiades Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Toronto: Pleiades Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Ash Knight, Artistic Executive Director of Pleiades Theatre, today announced the company’s 26th season, featuring two fall readings, and two mainstage productions including the Toronto premiere of Hagar by Aksam Alyousef, a co-production with Hagar Collective and Canadian Arabic Orchestra - Maple Arts this November, and the world premiere of Tyson’s...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces its 2023/24 season

Tuesday, September 26, 2023
Toronto: Tapestry Opera announces its 2023/24 season

Tapestry Opera celebrates General and Artistic Director Michael Hidetoshi Mori’s 10th year of innovative leadership, helping build the organization into a prolific and influential champion of Canadian artists and works.
In the last ten years, the last seven of which were under shared leadership with Executive Director Jaime Martino, Tapestry has...

Toronto: Tara Beagan’s “They Know Not What They Do” is available for streaming starting this week

Monday, September 25, 2023
Toronto: Tara Beagan’s “They Know Not What They Do” is available for streaming starting this week

Available from September 30, the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, They Know Not What They Do, by Siminovitch Award laureate and former NEPA Artistic Director, Tara Beagan, follows three separate yet parallel journeys through Residential School. 
Stories of survival weave through time, and as we hear from Elders in the present day and...

Toronto: White Mills Theatre Co. presents “Tales of the Grotesque” at the Campbell House Museum October 18-November 4

Monday, September 25, 2023
Toronto: White Mills Theatre Co. presents “Tales of the Grotesque” at the Campbell House Museum October 18-November 4

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore—while I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, as of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. “’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door—only this and nothing more.”
In this haunting...

Toronto: Michael Healey’s “The Master Plan” has been extended again – now to October 15

Friday, September 22, 2023
Toronto: Michael Healey’s “The Master Plan” has been extended again – now to October 15

THE MASTER PLAN is indeed "The play every Torontonian has to see" (Toronto Star), and they are! Due to overwhelming demand, the Globe and Mail Critic’s Pick has been extended for another record-breaking week with a new block of tickets available for performances from October 10-15!
A Crow’s Theatre commission, THE MASTER PLAN—the highly anticipated...

Toronto: Shakespeare BASH’d announces its 2023/24 season

Friday, September 22, 2023
Toronto: Shakespeare BASH’d announces its 2023/24 season

Shakespeare BASH'd celebrates collaboration in a season full of rare gems!
Theatre is an art of collaboration and this season will explore the tensions and rewards that come from the meeting of inspired minds.
Presenting three rarely-produced plays, two as staged readings and one fully staged production, we'll explore the many levels of collaboration...

Toronto: Studio 180 announces its 2023/24 season

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Toronto: Studio 180 announces its 2023/24 season

Studio 180 Co-founder Mark McGrinder directs the Canadian premiere of James Fritz's Olivier-Award nominated 4 Minutes 12 Seconds, a taut, darkly comic and deeply provocative drama. A thrilling exploration of issues of consent, privilege and the insidious opportunities new technology offers.
Di and David have devoted their lives to giving their...

Stratford: “The Family Crow: A Murder Mystery” comes to Stratford October 28

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Stratford: “The Family Crow: A Murder Mystery” comes to Stratford October 28

Puppets, Puns and Murder coming to Stratford... just in time for Halloween!
On October 28th SpringWorks~PuppetWorks! will be treating audiences to WhoDunIt style murder, mayhem… and puns in The Family Crow: A Murder Mystery.
The premise? A mysterious murder has occurred inside the mansion of the Family Crow. Who is responsible? This sounds like...

London, GBR: Michael Healey’s “1979” has its European premiere January 2, 2024

Thursday, September 21, 2023
London, GBR: Michael Healey’s “1979” has its European premiere January 2, 2024

“You’re a forgettable blank. A complete nobody. You're the leader of this country, and the vast majority of Canadians couldn't pick you out of a police line-up. And that's good. As long as the leader is as still, silent, and blank as possible...he can do whatever he wants.”
In May 1979, Progressive Conservative Joe Clark was elected as Canada’s...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents the world premiere of “Blood River” October 25-November 12

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents the world premiere of “Blood River” October 25-November 12

Theatre Kingston presents the world premiere of Blood River by Chloe Whitehorn.
Blood River is set in a post Roe v Wade overturned place where women's health rights have been reduced significantly. Abortion is illegal and the line between religion and law has blurred to non-existence. Karen rows a boat across the river to a different "state" where...

Toronto: Keith Brown performs “Absolute Magic” at the Red Sandcastle Theatre October 10-15

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Toronto: Keith Brown performs “Absolute Magic” at the Red Sandcastle Theatre October 10-15

World-Class Magician, Speaker & VIP Entertainer Keith Brown comes to Eldritch Theatre’s Red Sandcastle Theatre with a family-friendly magic and storytelling show: Absolute Magic.
Prepare to be engaged in extraordinary feats of magic unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. Absolute Magic is the fusion of mystery, wonder, and storytelling in an...

Toronto: Signature Soulpepper 2023: It Starts with a Spark is November 8

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Toronto: Signature Soulpepper 2023: It Starts with a Spark is November 8

Soulpepper Theatre Company invites audiences to join its largest ever annual fundraising event, Signature Soulpepper: It Starts with a Spark.
This hugely entertaining, celebratory party aims to raise $450,000 in support of Soulpepper’s free Education and Community Engagement Programs. The event is taking place November 8, 2023 at the historic Winter...

Toronto: “Ain’t Too Proud” returns to Toronto December 7-17

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Toronto: “Ain’t Too Proud” returns to Toronto December 7-17

David Mirvish is thrilled to announce that AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, the new Broadway smash hit musical will return to Toronto this December! Back by popular demand, AIN’T TOO PROUD will play Toronto’s CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre for a two-week engagement from December 7 – 17, 2023.
Tickets will be available on Friday...

Toronto: Harbourfront presents the Canadian premiere of “Näss” by Fouad Boussouf October 26-28

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Toronto: Harbourfront presents the Canadian premiere of “Näss” by Fouad Boussouf October 26-28

Torque, Harbourfront Centre’s esteemed international contemporary dance series, celebrates the launch of its fifth season with an electrifying line-up of international and Canadian choreographers. The 2023/24 season opens with the spellbinding Canadian premiere of Näss by renowned Moroccan-born choreographer Fouad Boussouf, on stage October 26–28,...

Hamilton: Incite Foundation for the Arts pledges $500,000 in support of Theatre Aquarius’ National Centre for New Musicals

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Hamilton: Incite Foundation for the Arts pledges $500,000 in support of Theatre Aquarius’ National Centre for New Musicals

Today, Theatre Aquarius unveiled the anchor funders for the National Centre for New Musicals (NCNM) with an afternoon event attended by industry leaders, artists, agents, producers and directors as well as local community members and supporters.
Theatre Aquarius’ Artistic Director Mary Francis Moore and Executive Director Kelly Straughan were joined...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents Akram Khan’s Jungle Book Reimagined October 12-14

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents Akram Khan’s Jungle Book Reimagined October 12-14

In October, Canadian Stage lights up the Bluma stage welcoming internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer Akram Khan for the fourth time, with JUNGLE BOOK REIMAGINED. On stage for a limited run of five performances from October 12 – 14, JUNGLE BOOK REIMAGINED is an astounding piece of contemporary dance the whole family will love.
Based on...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment presents “Mary’s Wedding” at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse October 26-November 12

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment presents “Mary’s Wedding” at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse October 26-November 12

Drayton Entertainment presents Mary’s Wedding by Stephen Massicotte at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from October 26 to November 12.
A play with a heart as big as the skies that serve as its stage, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope and survival.
On the night before her wedding, Mary dreams of a thunderstorm, during...

Toronto: Opera Atelier opens its season with Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice” October 26-November 1

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Toronto: Opera Atelier opens its season with Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice” October 26-November 1

Opera Atelier launches its 2023/24 season with the French 1774 version of Gluck's Orpheus and Eurydice, written expressly for Marie Antoinette, on stage October 26 and 28 at 7:30pm, and October 29 and November 1 at 2:30pm at Toronto's historic Elgin Theatre.
Gluck's opera had already taken Europe by storm when he was invited to extensively rework...

Toronto: The Canadian production of “SIX: The Musical” begins performances September 23

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
Toronto: The Canadian production of “SIX: The Musical” begins performances September 23

Performances of the Canadian production of SIX, the Tony Award®-winning new musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss begin Saturday September 23 and continue through December 17, 2023 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. 
Tickets for the Toronto engagement can be purchased through mirvish.com or by calling 1-800-461-3333.  
RUSH SEATS
Beginning September...

Stratford: The Meighen Forum presents “Encountering Ukraine” – readings of Ukrainian drama

Monday, September 18, 2023
Stratford: The Meighen Forum presents “Encountering Ukraine” – readings of Ukrainian drama

From Friday September 22 to Sunday September 24 the Stratford Festival will be hosting a reading series, along with a speaking panel, titled Encountering Ukraine: Readings in Solidarity. Curated by the Director of this season’s Casey and Diana, Ukrainian-Canadian artist/activist Andrew Kushnir and featuring several past and present Festival company...

New York: Shaw Festival actor James Daly plays Dracula Off-Broadway in “Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors”

Monday, September 18, 2023
New York: Shaw Festival actor James Daly plays Dracula Off-Broadway in “Dracula: A Comedy of Terrors”

Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen's opens Off-Broadway tonight at New World Stages for a limited 18-week run will continue through January 7, 2024.
The five-person company includes Jordan Boatman (Medea), Arnie Burton (The 39 Steps), James Daly (Letterkenny), Ellen Harvey (How to Succeed in Business Without Really...

Kitchener: The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony cancels its 2023/24 season for financial reasons

Monday, September 18, 2023
Kitchener: The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony cancels its 2023/24 season for financial reasons

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony has cancelled its upcoming season.
“We have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2023/24 season with great sadness,” the symphony said in an email to patrons sent just after 8:30 p.m. Sunday. “Unfortunately, given the financial challenges facing the symphony, it is simply not feasible to continue with our previously...

Toronto: Modern Times Stage Company creates an experimental theatre troupe

Friday, September 15, 2023
Toronto: Modern Times Stage Company creates an experimental theatre troupe

Modern Times Stage Company is delighted to announce the creation of The Post Modernists, an ambitious new, one-of-a-kind experimental theatre creation troupe. Over the course of the next year, the troupe will investigate, dismantle, explore, and push the boundaries of live theatre as we understand it, within our diverse, contemporary, global and Canadian...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre celebrates community, artists and care

Friday, September 15, 2023
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre celebrates community, artists and care

Last Friday, September 8, Tarragon Theatre recognized a $13,800 Capital grant awarded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). The grant, awarded late last year, has helped the Theatre in recovering from the impact of COVID-19 and help build resiliency for the future. At the celebration, Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre, and Managing...

Toronto: Terra Bruce Productions presents the new musical “The Wild Rovers” October 14-November 5

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Toronto: Terra Bruce Productions presents the new musical “The Wild Rovers” October 14-November 5

Terra Bruce Productions presents The Wild Rovers, a new musical inspired by the music and magic of the beloved Irish Rovers. From Writer Steve Cochrane, Director Jason Byrne, with Musical Directors/Arrangers and Additional Music by Kelly Ann-Evans and Josh Ward, the cast includes Julia Dunne, Philip Goodridge, Vicki Harnett, Liam Lynch, Steve Maloney,...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Young People’s Theatre (YPT) throws open its doors this fall to stages and spaces brimming with a 7-show playbill, a newly re-imagined Drama School experience, and a brand new Indigenous workshop series led by YPT Artistic Director Herbie Barnes. Canada’s largest theatre complex for young people, YPT now spans both its historic theatre and a newly...

Toronto: Soulpepper announces its holiday programming

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Toronto: Soulpepper announces its holiday programming

Soulpepper Theatre Company ties a bow on their 2023 season this winter with two Holiday presentations. Bad Hats' Alice in Wonderland returns down the rabbit hole for a second straight year. Last year’s production saw it win 6 Dora awards including, “Outstanding Musical Theatre Production” and “Outstanding New Musical”. 
This December will also...

Toronto: Tickets to streaming of Against the Grain Theatre productions are now available

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Toronto: Tickets to streaming of Against the Grain Theatre productions are now available

Remember waaay back in 2019 when we brought our uniquely Canadian version of La Bohème on tour across the country? We were so thrilled to be able to bring La Bohème to bars from Banff to Toronto, and to have it become Canada’s first ever professional live-streamed opera!
And now, this AtG favourite is coming back to your home screen for the first...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre extends “The Master Plan” by Michael Healey to October 8

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre extends “The Master Plan” by Michael Healey to October 8

The 2023.24 Crow’s Theatre 40th anniversary season is starting off strong with THE MASTER PLAN extended before its official opening night!
A Crow’s Theatre commission, THE MASTER PLAN—the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the best-selling book Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy, recently nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prizeriting,...

Toronto: Necessary Angel announces casting for the Canadian premiere of “Letters from Max, a ritual”

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Toronto: Necessary Angel announces casting for the Canadian premiere of “Letters from Max, a ritual”

Alan Dilworth, Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company, today announced that Maev Beaty and Jesse LaVercombe will star in the Canadian premiere of Letters From Max, a ritual by Sarah Ruhl, based on the book by Sarah Ruhl and Max Ritvo. Marking the start of Necessary Angel’s 45th Anniversary Season, the show runs from November 10 to December...

Toronto: Cliff Cardinal’s “(Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them)” runs October 10-29

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Toronto: Cliff Cardinal’s “(Everyone I Love Has) A Terrible Fate (Befall Them)” runs October 10-29

VideoCabaret in association with Crow’s Theatre presents the World Premiere of (EVERYONE I LOVE HAS) A TERRIBLE FATE (BEFALL THEM) by Cliff Cardinal from October 10-29, 2023 at the Deanne Taylor Theatre (10 Busy Street, Toronto).
Deep in the bowels of a church basement, Robert and his support group must come to terms with their mortality before...

Stratford: The Stratford Festval announces its 2024 season

Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Stratford: The Stratford Festval announces its 2024 season

Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino is delighted to announce the Stratford Festival’s 2024 season, a collection of 12 productions, together with more than 150 events at the Meighen Forum, reflecting on the idea of “A World Elsewhere.”
“What unites the plays for next season is a journey away from the known,” says Cimolino, “a journey away from the...

Barrie: Tickets now available for Talk Is Free Theatre shows running September through March

Monday, September 11, 2023
Barrie: Tickets now available for Talk Is Free Theatre shows running September through March

We don't know about you, but even though we still have a few weeks until the official start to fall, we are ready to leap into a pile ot autumn leaves, consume copious amounts of pumpkin spiced anything, snuggle into sweater weather, and of course, kick off our 23/24 season! We have a new hybrid pricing structure whereby some performances are paid...

Toronto: There will be a celebration of the life of director Hillar Liitoja on September 16

Monday, September 11, 2023
Toronto: There will be a celebration of the life of director Hillar Liitoja on September 16

There will be a Celebration of Life for Hillar Liitoja this Saturday, September 16 at The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West (7:30pm), preceded by an exhibit honouring Hillar's work in the Toronto theatre community over four decades. 
Erik Hillar Liitoja died peacefully June 2, 2023.
"A true creative visionary, his legacy lies in the impact...

Toronto: “Sea Wall” by Simon Stephens plays at the Assembly Theatre September 21-October 8

Saturday, September 9, 2023
Toronto: “Sea Wall” by Simon Stephens plays at the Assembly Theatre September 21-October 8

“There’s a hole running through the centre of my stomach. You must have all felt a bit awkward because you can probably see it”
Sea Wall is a deceptively simple, viscerally human story, in which a young photographer tells us about a holiday in the south of France with his wife and family. An exquisite, hauntingly truthful, portrait of a man trying...

London, ON: The Grand Theatre announces the appointment of Rachel Peake as Artistic Director

Friday, September 8, 2023
London, ON: The Grand Theatre announces the appointment of Rachel Peake as Artistic Director

Following an extensive, international search process, the Board of Directors of London’s Grand Theatre is pleased to announce that Rachel Peake has been appointed as the Theatre’s next Artistic Director. Peake, an award-winning, experienced, and driven arts leader in Canada, will assume her new position effective Monday, October 2, 2023.
Working...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment presents “Bittergirl” at the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment presents “Bittergirl” at the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

Who knew getting dumped could be so much fun? Relive the highs and lows of heartbreak with Bittergirl, the hysterical romp through the lives of three accomplished women who have been scorned – and the men who dumped them. This cathartic and catchy musical charts the evolution of love gone wrong, from romantic bliss to total breakup, devastation, and...

Port Hope: The Capitol Theatre announces the world premiere of “Jack - A Beanstalk Panto” November 24-December 23

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Port Hope: The Capitol Theatre announces the world premiere of “Jack - A Beanstalk Panto” November 24-December 23

The Capitol Theatre’s annual holiday panto returns this winter! Commissioned by the Capitol, Jack - A Beanstalk Panto is written and directed by award-winning star of stage and screen, Rebecca Northan. Magic, murder, and mayhem lead the way in this world premiere re-telling of the Jack and the Beanstalk fairytale. Featuring a hilarious harp, gregarious...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Puccini’s “La Bohème” October 6-28

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Puccini’s “La Bohème” October 6-28

Art, love, and loss collide for a charismatic group of struggling young artists trying to make it in the city as Puccini’s La Bohème returns to the Canadian Opera Company. 
The irresistibly charming production from Tony Award winner John Caird transports audiences to 19th-century Paris as joy and tragedy unfold against one of opera’s most moving...

Stratford: “Spamalot” extends to November 12

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Stratford: “Spamalot” extends to November 12

The Stratford Festival’s hugely popular production of Monty Python’s Spamalot is being extended! The production will now play until Sunday, November 12, giving people an additional two weeks to see the hit musical comedy.
The show has been packing the Avon Theatre since it hit the stage in May. It even attracted creator Eric Idle, who loved the...

Toronto: The Queen West Art Crawl celebrates its 20th anniversary September 23-24

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Toronto: The Queen West Art Crawl celebrates its 20th anniversary September 23-24

Queen West Art Crawl is Back in Trinity Bellwoods Park September 23th and 24th 2023, Celebrating a Cross Pollination of People and Art
The Queen West Art Crawl multi-arts festival is back in full swing this September 23th and 24th 2023, celebrating its 20th year and closing off your summer in the heart of downtown: West Queen West’s Trinity Bellwoods...

Toronto: Soulpepper presents the premiere of Kat Sandler’s “Wildwoman” October 5-29

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Toronto: Soulpepper presents the premiere of Kat Sandler’s “Wildwoman” October 5-29

Soulpepper Theatre proudly presents the world premiere of WILDWOMAN, a viciously bold and sexy comedy based on the shocking true story that inspired Beauty and the Beast. Written and directed by Kat Sandler, WILDWOMAN features Rosemary Dunsmore, Dan Mousseau, Rose Napoli, Tony Ofori and Gabriella Sundar Singh, and runs from October 5 to 29, 2023 at...

Toronto: Casting announced for North American tour of “Jagged Little Pill”

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Toronto: Casting announced for North American tour of “Jagged Little Pill”

Producers Vivek J. Tiwary (he/him), Arvind Ethan David (he/him) and Eva Price (she/her) are pleased to announce that Julie Reiber (she/her), Benjamin Eakeley (he/him) and Teralin Jones (all pronouns) will officially join the North American Tour of the Tony and Grammy award-winning musical Jagged Little Pill in the roles of Mary Jane Healy, Steve Healy...

Niagara-on-the-Lale: The Shaw Festival receives $500,000 from the James A. Burton and Family Foundation

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lale: The Shaw Festival receives $500,000 from the James A. Burton and Family Foundation

The Shaw Festival is delighted to announce the receipt of $500,000 from the James A. Burton and Family Foundation. The donation will help the Festival deepen its community connections, engage with new audiences and share the art of theatre with those unable to experience it due to accessibility barriers through newly developed programs and roles.
“As...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto opens its 2023/24 season with “Convictions” September 27

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto opens its 2023/24 season with “Convictions” September 27

Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) presents CONVICTIONS: a brand new creation written by Lara Arabian, directed by Djennie Laguerre and starring Lara Arabian, Sheila Ingabire Isaro and Nabil Traboulsi.
The inaugural event for CONVICTIONS takes place on Friday, September 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the Berkeley Street Theatre, offering a preview for audiences...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert announces its 50th anniversary season

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert announces its 50th anniversary season

VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert reaches a major milestone this year as it celebrates a Grand Golden Jubilee Season. “Going into our 50th year, we are both thrilled and humbled,” says General Director Guillermo-Silva-Marin. “When I jumped in at the last minute to sing Hamlet’s title role in the first season, none of us could have foreseen the popularity...

Toronto: Next Stage Theatre Festival reveals its 2023 programming

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Toronto: Next Stage Theatre Festival reveals its 2023 programming

Toronto Fringe is proud to announce the programming for the 16th Annual Next Stage Theatre Festival taking place October 18-29, 2023, with six unique pieces presenting dance, sketch comedy, a musical, and dramatic theatre, plus a dynamic selection of community programming.
Inspired by the monarch butterfly emerging from its cocoon, heralding the...

Toronto: The Theatre Centre announces the 2023 Comedy is Art festival line-up

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Toronto: The Theatre Centre announces the 2023 Comedy is Art festival line-up

The Theatre Centre has announced its annual Comedy is Art festival lineup, with five nights of can’t miss comedy and good vibes running from October 24 to 28. Curated by liza paul - comedian, storyteller, and Theatre Centre Associate Artistic Director - the festival features some of the best comedians in the game from across Toronto and beyond. This...

Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Pirates, Widows and Mysterious Guests - Buoyed by patrons’ enthusiasm for live theatre in the glow of the post-pandemic world, TOT’s General Director Guillermo Silva-Marin announces the company’s exciting 2023-2024 Season presented in the comfort of the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Getting things underway on October 20, 21, and 22, 2023 will...

Toronto: The Tarragon Theatre season kicks off with The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time

Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Toronto: The Tarragon Theatre season kicks off with The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time

Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to open the 2023-24 season at Toronto’s neighbourhood theatre with The Last Epistle of Tightrope Time, a Tarragon Theatre/NAC presentation of the NAC/Neptune Theatre production. The solo play, written and performed by Walter Borden, runs in the Mainspace...

Toronto: Cast announced for “Heroes of the Fourth Turning”

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Toronto: Cast announced for “Heroes of the Fourth Turning”

The Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the Canadian premiere of Heroes of the Fourth Turning, the Pulitzer Prize finalist play written by Will Arbery and directed by Philip Akin. A co-production by The Howland Company and Crow’s Theatre, Heroes of the Fourth Turning will run from October 3 to 22, 2023...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company stages Beethoven’s “Fidelio” September 29-October 20

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company stages Beethoven’s “Fidelio” September 29-October 20

The Canadian Opera Company’s 2023/2024 season launches with Fidelio, the only opera from master composer Ludwig van Beethoven and a work that hasn’t been seen on the COC stage in nearly 15 years. The opera, running from September 29 to October 20, 2023, centres on Leonore, a woman who has disguised herself as a man named Fidelio in order to save her...

Stratford: September highlights at the Meighan Forum include readings of Ukrainian plays

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Stratford: September highlights at the Meighan Forum include readings of Ukrainian plays

The Meighen Forum brings more insight to the Stratford Festival this September. The month features opportunities such as a look into King Lear with Paul Gross, Conversations with Adam Gopnik, Scholars and Experts Week, a mind-boggling culinary adventure with Art and Food Historian Janet Dawson and Encountering Ukraine: Readings in Solidarity.
King...

Ottawa: The Classic Theatre Festival’s 2024 season is now on sale

Sunday, September 3, 2023
Ottawa: The Classic Theatre Festival’s 2024 season is now on sale

The Classic Theatre Festival sincerely thanks you for attending our shows this summer and now offers you a great savings opportunity of up to 20% off your show vouchers for 2024!
Until December 31, You Can Save 20% When you Order a 2-Show 2024 Season Voucher (and 10% on a one-show voucher) and then pick your dates and seats anytime you like next...

Toronto: Mirvish will dim the marquee lights of the Royal Alex to honour Marti Maraden

Friday, September 1, 2023
Toronto: Mirvish will dim the marquee lights of the Royal Alex to honour Marti Maraden

Mirvish Productions mourns the passing of Marti Maraden, one of Canada’s greatest actors, directors, and teachers, who died from a sudden illness on August 31, 2023, while visiting Sweden. She was 78 years old.
As an actor, Marti performed twice at the Royal Alexandra Theatre: In 1984 opposite Heath Lamberts in the Shaw Festival production of Cyrano...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival mourns the loss of Marti Maraden

Friday, September 1, 2023
Stratford: The Stratford Festival mourns the loss of Marti Maraden

It is with heavy hearts that we share news of the death of Marti Maraden, an artistic director, actor and director of rare skill, as well as a beloved colleague and mentor. She died Thursday, August 31, while visiting family in Sweden, having suddenly fallen ill. She was 78 years old.
“Marti was a much-loved member of the Canadian Theatre,” said...

Toronto: The Theatre Centre presents “Thots & Prayers” September 8 and 9

Friday, September 1, 2023
Toronto: The Theatre Centre presents “Thots & Prayers” September 8 and 9

‘Thot.’ Noun, informal. Definition: a person who has had many sexual encounters— the exact opposite from the kind of nerdy gaymer Daniel is. But at a dance party where he attempts a death drop… He literally dies.
When he awakens at the gates of Gay Heaven, a mighty, flighty and problematically white-y God reveals that he does not have enough ‘Homo...

Toronto: 877 Yonge Street venue needed now more than ever

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
Toronto: 877 Yonge Street venue needed now more than ever

Today we heard the news that arts landlord Artscape is going into receivership. This will impact all 14 of its arts facilities, including many artists’ residences, offices for arts companies (Luminato, Native Earth, George Brown, SKETCH Arts, and many more) and venues for the performing arts. This is a catastrophic event for the arts scene in Toronto.
For...

Philadelphia: Rene Orth’s “10 Days in a Madhouse” with a libretto by Hannah Moscovitch premieres September 21

Monday, August 28, 2023
Philadelphia: Rene Orth’s “10 Days in a Madhouse” with a libretto by Hannah Moscovitch premieres September 21

Composer Rene Orth’s newest opera, 10 Days in a Madhouse will have its world premiere at Opera Philadelphia on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 7:00pm, with additional performances on Saturday, September 23 at 2:00pm, Tuesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 28 at 7:00pm, and Saturday, September 30 at 2:00pm. Grammy-winning baritone Will Liverman...

Stratford: The Meighen Forum celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio

Friday, August 25, 2023
Stratford: The Meighen Forum celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio

We all love the Bard and have experienced some fantastic productions of his plays this season including King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard II and Love’s Labour’s Lost. 
Your school days may be a thing of the past, but learning never has to end.
In honour of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the Meighen Forum has brought...

Toronto: “speaking of sneaking” kicks off Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 45th season

Thursday, August 24, 2023
Toronto: “speaking of sneaking” kicks off Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s 45th season

Buddies’ 45th anniversary season hits the ground running with speaking of sneaking, a groundwork redux and Buddies co-production in association with Obsidian Theatre. Directed by d’bi.young anitafrika, theatre artist daniel jelani ellis (“Boy” in DM St. Bernard’s The First Stone in Buddies’ 2022-23 season) brings an exhilarating theatrical experience...

Collingwood: “Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter” runs September 19-23

Thursday, August 24, 2023
Collingwood: “Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter” runs September 19-23

We are so thrilled at Theatre Collingwood to present award-winning actor and writer, Alison Wearing, in Confessions of a Fairy’s Daughter September 19th-23rd at the Simcoe Street Theatre in Collingwood.
The term “fairy” either conjures up a vision of a well-loved, winged, Tinkerbell-like, character or an unspoken derogatory term for a man from...

Toronto: Tickets now on sale to the Village Players’ 50th season opener “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Toronto: Tickets now on sale to the Village Players’ 50th season opener “The Importance of Being Earnest”

Village Players is very excited to open our 50th season with Oscar Wilde's peerless classic, The Importance of Being Earnest, directed by Anne Harper. It runs from Friday, September 8, until Saturday, September 30.
The seemingly respectable Jack and the dandy figure Algernon court Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Having invented a reprobate...

Stratford: “Love Labour’s Lost” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Stratford: “Love Labour’s Lost” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival continues its 2023 season with a Shakespeare classic, Love’s Labour’s Lost, directed by Peter Pasyk. This beloved comedy has been reimagined for modern audiences and starts previews today at the Studio Theatre.
Seeking self-improvement, the King of Navarre and his three best friends swear off sex and love for three years,...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre reveals the dates for its popular Opera Pubs

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre reveals the dates for its popular Opera Pubs

Against the Grain Theatre has revealed the dates for its popular Opera Pubs for 2023/24.
About Opera Pub:
AtG’s Opera Pubs are improvised, wild nights that offer up your favourite operatic arias and ensembles, performed by both established and emerging opera talent. Opera Pubs are the perfect introduction for newbies and a welcome break for...

Toronto: Casting announced for The Second City Toronto’s 88th mainstage revue

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Toronto: Casting announced for The Second City Toronto’s 88th mainstage revue

Fresh from celebrating its 50th Anniversary in Toronto, iconic comedy institution, The Second City is proud to announce the cast and crew of The Second City Toronto's 88th Revue. Second City Alum and cast member of the legendary Royal Canadian Air Farce Darryl Hinds will direct his first resident stage revue with a cast that includes returning mainstage...

Toronto: Aluna Theatre announces programming for Caminos 2023

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Toronto: Aluna Theatre announces programming for Caminos 2023

Aluna Theatre, in partnership with Factory Theatre, is proud to announce the programming for CAMINOS 2023.
From September 27 to October 1st, CAMINOS 2023 will take over Factory Theatre, presenting an intersection of outstanding ideas and artists who take space and speak loudly. This festival of works-in-process presents fresh bold ideas in interdisciplinary...

Toronto: Mirvish theatres do better than ever in the season following Covid shutdowns

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Toronto: Mirvish theatres do better than ever in the season following Covid shutdowns

It has been a tremendous 2022-23 season at the Mirvish theatres in Toronto. A year after reopening following the Covid shutdowns, the theatres are doing better than ever, with 2 million tickets sold in 2022/23.
And what a way to end the season: Two Tony and Grammy-winning Best Musicals delighted Toronto audiences at the Mirvish King Street theatres,...

Toronto: ted witzel named Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
Toronto: ted witzel named Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Following a five-month search, the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre’s Board of Directors today has announced the appointment of theatre artist, curator, and cultural manager ted witzel as the company’s sixth artistic director.
“We had the privilege over the past few months of meeting with dynamic, highly qualified, and talented professionals from across...

Toronto: The Canadian dance community mourns the passing of Danny Grossman

Monday, August 21, 2023
Toronto: The Canadian dance community mourns the passing of Danny Grossman

Danny Grossman, hailed as one of Canada’s boldest, most innovative and significant choreographers, died in Toronto on July 29 at the age of 80 of natural causes.
A modern dancer, choreographer and artistic director of the renowned Danny Grossman Dance Company, he was a recipient of numerous Canadian arts awards over the course of his career including...

Toronto: Eldritch Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Sunday, August 20, 2023
Toronto: Eldritch Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Now in its second year as caretakers of the haunted Red Sandcastle, Eldritch Theatre is pleased to announce its upcoming 2023/24 season of ghoulishly giddy grand guignol. Grab onto your gooseflesh before it crawls away, as we open the sepulchre door to show you what we have festering in our timorous tomb!
As the All Hallows season descends, bringing...

Toronto: Fall for Dance North reveals participating international dancemakers

Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Toronto: Fall for Dance North reveals participating international dancemakers

Fall for Dance North (FFDN), Toronto’s premier international dance festival, will bring its diverse line-up of national and international dancemakers to venues across Toronto, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7, 2023 – with all tickets (still!) priced at just $15. The 2023 edition of FFDN returns to its roots with two signature programmes showcasing an innovative...

Stratford: Three Stratford cultural institutions will receive nearly $190,000 in provincial support

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Stratford: Three Stratford cultural institutions will receive nearly $190,000 in provincial support

Three Stratford cultural organizations will receive nearly $190,000 in provincial support through the Experience Ontario program.
Three Stratford cultural organizations will share nearly $190,000 in provincial funding through the Experience Ontario program, Perth-Wellington MPP Matthew Rae announced Tuesday.
The lion’s share of the funding –...

Toronto: Canadian Stage announces casting for season opener “Topdog/Underdog”

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Toronto: Canadian Stage announces casting for season opener “Topdog/Underdog”

Kicking off a sweeping and ambitious 23.24 season this fall, Canadian Stage is pleased to unveil casting and production details for their Berkeley Street Theatre season opener, Suzan-Lori Parks’ Pulitzer Prize-winning TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, on stage at the Berkeley from September 22 – October 8. 
Directed by Tawiah M’Carthy who, in the 22.23 season,...

Toronto: Native Earth Performing Arts announces its 2023/24 season

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Toronto: Native Earth Performing Arts announces its 2023/24 season

We're so excited to share our 2023.24 season! Our 41st season includes an audio play, live theatre and dance, festivals and collaborations. We invite you to celebrate a new season of stories that showcase Indigenous talent and creativity with us! See our season announcement and show descriptions below:
A new season of stories. Stories that honour...

Toronto: “Appropriate” by Branden Jenkins-Jacobs opens Coal Mine Theatre's 9th season

Tuesday, August 15, 2023
Toronto: “Appropriate” by Branden Jenkins-Jacobs  opens Coal Mine Theatre's 9th season

Our new season launches September 24th with Appropriate, a searing dark comedy about families and the deep, dark secrets that hide inside the inner workings of those relationships.
Groundbreaking playwright Branden Jenkins-Jacobs won the 2014 Obie Award for Best New American Play for Appropriate and An Octoroon. Appropriate premiered Off Broadway...

Peterborough: Theatre Direct presents “Give ’em Hell” in Peterborough September 15-23

Monday, August 14, 2023
Peterborough: Theatre Direct presents “Give ’em Hell” in Peterborough September 15-23

Theatre Direct Canada and Prairie Fire, Please will co-produce Give ‘em Hell at Peterborough Alternative and Continuing Education (201 McDonnel Street, Peterborough) from September 15 to 23, 2023. This world premiere is presented in collaboration with 4th Line Theatre and the Peterborough Museum and Archives.
In Give ‘em Hell, Peterborough-born...

Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre presents “The Drowning Girls” August 17-27

Monday, August 14, 2023
Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre presents “The Drowning Girls” August 17-27

The Drowning Girls opens this Friday, August 18, at the Guild Festival Theatre.
Hauntingly poetic and unnervingly playful, this award-winning play has been an international hit with acclaimed productions around the world since its premiere in 2008.
The Drowning Girls
Written By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, and Daniela Vlaskalic
Directed...

Toronto: Broadway smash hit “Chicago” returns to Toronto December 27, 2023-January 6, 2024

Monday, August 14, 2023
Toronto: Broadway smash hit “Chicago” returns to Toronto December 27, 2023-January 6, 2024

Over the last four decades, CHICAGO has dazzled Toronto audiences and is returning for its 8th engagement just in time for the holidays.
CHICAGO begins performance December 27, 2023, and plays through January 6, 2024, at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre. Tickets will go on public sale at 10:00 a.m. Thursday August 17, 2023, at mirvish.com or by calling...

St. Catharines: Celebration of Nations announces its seventh year

Friday, August 11, 2023
St. Catharines: Celebration of Nations announces its seventh year

Downtown St. Catharines, Ontario will once again come alive with the rich history, wisdom and astounding beauty of Indigenous culture when the Celebration of Nations Indigenous Arts Gathering returns for its seventh year to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre (PAC) Fri 8 Sept - Sun 10 Sept 2023.
“We are grateful for the opportunity to gather...

Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre unveils its 2023/24 season

Thursday, August 10, 2023
Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre unveils its 2023/24 season

Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is thrilled to unveil an eclectic and playful season of creative programming for 2023/24 that throws open the historic theatre’s doors to new artists and audiences more than ever before.
Anchored around two mainstage double bills showcasing vanguard new works from thrillingly diverse artists, the 2023/24 season includes...

Toronto: Factory Theatre presents the return of “The Waltz” by Mary Beath Badian

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Toronto: Factory Theatre presents the return of “The Waltz” by Mary Beath Badian

FACTORY THEATRE is thrilled to welcome Marie Beath Badian back to the Mainspace this September with the return of The Waltz. Directed by Nina Lee Aquino, The Waltz is the sequel to Badian’s 2013 hit comedy play, Prairie Nurse, which was presented during FACTORY’s 2017/2018 Season. Starring Ericka Leobrera as Bea Klassen and Anthony Perpuse as Romeo...

Port Hope: “Little Shop of Horrors” opens August 12 at the Capitol Theatre

Wednesday, August 9, 2023
Port Hope: “Little Shop of Horrors” opens August 12 at the Capitol Theatre

Little Shop of Horrors opens August 12 at the Capitol Theatre, Port Hope.
Little Shop of Horrors
Book & Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
A hilarious sci-fi smash about a man-eating plant.
A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival presents “Les Belles-Soeurs” starting August 8

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Stratford: The Stratford Festival presents “Les Belles-Soeurs” starting August 8

Les Belles-Soeurs, the Michel Tremblay masterpiece that revolutionized Québécois theatre and is renowned the world over, returns to Stratford with a production on the Festival Stage directed by Esther Jun.
Written in 1965, Les Belles-Soeurs portrays 15 Québécois women expressing their anger, desperation and frustration loudly, rudely and audaciously....

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival announces casting and creative teams for its two holiday shows

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival announces casting and creative teams for its two holiday shows

Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, the Shaw Festival’s perennial production (and audience favourite), kicks off the holiday theatre season on November 5 at the Royal George Theatre. The seasonal celebrations continue when Lerner and Loewe’s timeless musical Brigadoon conjures more magic and enchantment at the Festival Theatre on November 15.
“It’s...

Toronto: Casting complete for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” coming March 2024

Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Toronto: Casting complete for “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern” coming March 2024

Playwright Tom Stoppard burst onto the scene in 1966 with his absurdist comedic masterpiece Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead. It was an instant hit at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was quickly staged at the Old Vic in London and then on Broadway, where it won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1968. The play is now considered a modern classic...

Stratford: “Frankenstein Revived” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

Thursday, August 3, 2023
Stratford: “Frankenstein Revived” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

From Morris Panych, co-creator of the landmark movement piece The Overcoat, and internationally acclaimed composer David Coulter, the thrilling new work Frankenstein Revived begins performances at the Stratford Festival’s Avon Theatre. Panych will direct the production on the Avon stage, with Movement Choreographer Wendy Gorling and Dance Choreographer...

Kingston: The Theatre Kingston Fringe Festival starts today

Thursday, August 3, 2023
Kingston: The Theatre Kingston Fringe Festival starts today

The TK Fringe Festival starts today!
11 DAYS, 18 SHOWS, 3 VENUES
UNCENSORED! UNCURATED! UNBORING!
The TK FRINGE FESTIVAL is a fringe festival
within The Kick & Push Festival
The Kick & Push Festival is an annual innovative performance festival with a professionally run three-week festival featuring award-winning Canadian performers...

Toronto: Factory Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Toronto: Factory Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

FACTORY THEATRE, Toronto’s vibrant centre for Canadian theatre, announces its 2023-24 Season, the first curated by Artistic Director Mel Hague. The season brings together an impressive roster of nationally recognized and award-winning artists to offer audiences a year of fun, joyful, and thrilling live performances.
“Through the delicate beauty...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille announces that renovations are underway

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille announces that renovations are underway

One of Toronto’s most storied live performance venues, Theatre Passe Muraille is excited to announce that the 23.24 season will kick off with the World Premiere of the 2-act opera CANOE, presented in partnership with Unsettled Scores, Native Earth Performing Arts, and The Toronto Consort. CANOE will be staged off-site at Trinity St Paul’s Centre,...

Toronto: Single tickets are now on sale for Opera Atelier’s production of Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice”

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Toronto: Single tickets are now on sale for Opera Atelier’s production of Gluck’s “Orpheus and Eurydice”

Single tickets are now on sale for OPERA ATELIER’s production of GLUCK’S ORPHEUS AND EURYDICE October 26 to November 1, 2023, at the Elgin Theatre
FEATURING:
Colin Ainsworth / Orpheus
Mireille Asselin / Eurydice
Anna-Julia David / Amour
Artists of Atelier Ballet
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Members of Tafelmusik Chamber Choir...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces its 45th anniversary season

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces its 45th anniversary season

The world’s longest-running queer theatre marks a milestone 45th anniversary with a dynamic slate of productions and programming. The 2023/24 season features an epic from the queer canon, stages two new works developed at Buddies, and welcomes two productions from the Prairies. The mainstage season is accompanied by festivals, guest company productions,...

Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre stages a pirate adventure on a real ship starting September 13

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre stages a pirate adventure on a real ship starting September 13

From the award-winning improv theatre that brought Toronto audiences Final Frontier and Throne of Games, comes Bad Dog Theatre’s new site-specific send-up Our Flag Means [Blank], an unscripted comedy inspired by the critically acclaimed HBO Max pirate series Our Flag Means Death starring Taika Waititi and Rhys Darby.
Our Flag Means [Blank] pairs...

Toronto: Cast announced for “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812”

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Toronto: Cast announced for “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812”

Today Crow’s Theatre and The Musical Stage Company announced the cast and creative team for the long-awaited Canadian premiere of the Broadway phenomenon NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 by Dave Malloy. This 12-time Tony-nominated musical delivers a radically contemporary and moving take on Tolstoy’s War and Peace through its audacious storytelling...

Stratford: August Highlights at the Stratford Festival’s Meighen Forum

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Stratford: August Highlights at the Stratford Festival’s Meighen Forum

The Meighen Forum at the Stratford Festival continues with opportunities to explore Alice Childress’ Wedding Band, Global Theatre Week with Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ, Readers and Writers Week with Margaret Atwood, an authentic Italian culinary experience with Maître Fromager (Cheese Master) Afrim Pristine and an array of workshops, discussions and performances.
Following...

Tweed: Tweed & Company Theatre presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” August 16-27

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Tweed: Tweed & Company Theatre presents “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” August 16-27

Tweed and Company Theatre is proud to present Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Playing this August 16th - 27th (with a possible extension!) at the Bancroft Village Playhouse. This is the company’s biggest production to date. The team (cast, production crew, creatives, a local children’s chorus, and others) is made up of more than 50 people!
Hot...

Millbrook: “The Cavan Blazers” by Robert Winslow begins previews tonight at 4th Line Theatre

Monday, July 31, 2023
Millbrook: “The Cavan Blazers” by Robert Winslow begins previews tonight at 4th Line Theatre

Passion. Division. Fear of the unknown and change. Hopes. Dreams.
The central themes of “The Cavan Blazers,” 4th Line Theatre’s inaugural production that put Winslow Farm on the map three decades ago, are universal.
The story’s ability to resonate with audiences is what has made the flagship play, which returns to the outdoor stage next month...

Toronto: Dandelion Theatre presents “DEATH: a love story” August 17-20

Monday, July 31, 2023
Toronto: Dandelion Theatre presents “DEATH: a love story” August 17-20

DEATH: a love story is a fast paced, existential, dark comedy which explores the effects of mental illness on romantic partnerships and the sacrifices we make for the ones we love. When Jack and Moonie wake up to discover that they have died, they plead with the powers that be to send them a companion – to be dead but not alone. When the lights come...

Toronto: Comic Books Live!!! relaunches August 12 with “Tales from Phantom City”

Monday, July 31, 2023
Toronto: Comic Books Live!!! relaunches August 12 with “Tales from Phantom City”

Heroically returning after a brief hiatus, THE ASSEMBLY THEATRE’s live action comic book reading series COMIC BOOKS LIVE!!! Re-launches with a dramatic reading of PATRICK JENKINS latest graphic novel TALES FROM PHANTOM CITY!
Each installment of COMIC BOOKS LIVE!!! plucks a comic book from all eras of graphic fiction history, chosen by series host,...

Stratford: “Richard III” starring Colm Feore is coming to CBC and CBC Gem this August

Monday, July 31, 2023
Stratford: “Richard III” starring Colm Feore is coming to CBC and CBC Gem this August

The Stratford Festival’s production of Richard III featuring Colm Feore in the title role is coming to CBC and CBC Gem this August. Directed for the stage by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and for film by Barry Avrich, the production shines new light on Shakespeare’s tale of lethal ambition.
This two-hour version of the spectacular production...

St. Catharines: “Jenny's House of Joy” at the Foster Festival features an all-female cast and creative team

Friday, July 28, 2023
St. Catharines: “Jenny's House of Joy” at the Foster Festival features an all-female cast and creative team

For the first time in 8 seasons, an all female acting company and creative team has been assembled at The Foster Festival.
We sat down with Artistic Director Emily Oriold to talk about achieving this milestone.
"Director Lisa Horner and I started talking about assembling an all female team for this production when we were working on 1812 by...

Picton: County Stage presents Flight Festival of Contemporary Dance August 16-20

Friday, July 28, 2023
Picton: County Stage presents Flight Festival of Contemporary Dance August 16-20

FLIGHT Festival of Contemporary Dance, the awe-inspiring outdoor dance festival prioritizing Indigenous artists, artists of colour, and legacy dance, will take place at The Eddie Pavilion from August 16 to 20, 2023.
Led by visionary dance artists Carol Anderson, Arwyn Carpenter, Sophie Dow, Jordana Deveau, and Kristen Foote, Flight is an inclusive...

Toronto: New musical “Chris, Mrs.” to play Winter Garden Theatre December 5-31

Friday, July 28, 2023
Toronto: New musical “Chris, Mrs.” to play Winter Garden Theatre December 5-31

Canadian theatre artists Matt Stodolak and Katie Kerr, co-founders of Boldly Productions, today announced the world premiere of a new holiday musical, Chris, Mrs. - A New Holiday Musical. A family-friendly production, Chris, Mrs. features a cast of 17 talented Canadian actors to be announced this fall. Chris, Mrs. will run from December 5 to 31 at...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: “The Amen Corner” and “The Clearing” start previews

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: “The Amen Corner” and “The Clearing” start previews

Two very different, highly anticipated productions of the Shaw Festival’s 2023 main season begin previews. The Amen Corner, James Baldwin’s powerful depiction of the transformative complexities of love, both human and sacred, embarks on its run at the Festival Theatre July 30. Following close behind at the Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre, Helen Edmundson's...

Toronto: The Theatre Centre announces its 2023/24 Fall/Winter programming

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Toronto: The Theatre Centre announces its 2023/24 Fall/Winter programming

The Theatre Centre announces its 23.24 Fall/Winter Programming, presenting two hugely acclaimed experimental productions work.txt and asses.masses — where audiences are invited to "play": participating, gaming, and/or actively observing.
asses.masses (Vancouver) by Patrick Blenkarn and Milton Lim is a 7-hour story-based video game experience that...

Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre unveils its 9th season including two world premieres

Thursday, July 27, 2023
Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre unveils its 9th season including two world premieres

As Toronto’s beloved off-off Broadview stage, the COAL MINE THEATRE, concludes an electrifying 22.23 season, they are delighted to announce their 23.24 programming line-up. The ninth season for the company, 23.24 celebrates yet another major milestone for the COAL MINE – the production of their first World Premiere.
Characteristically marked by...

Toronto: The COC brings opera out of the opera house with a new slate of community concerts

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
Toronto: The COC brings opera out of the opera house with a new slate of community concerts

This September, music lovers have four new opportunities to hear the acclaimed artists and musicians of the Canadian Opera Company in a series of one-hour community concerts performed across the city, as the COC showcases standout opera arias and moving instrumentals from its 2023/2024 season.
Generously sponsored by The Schulich Foundation, Canadian...

Toronto: “Canoe”, a new opera by Spy Dénommé-Welch, premieres September 12-16

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Toronto: “Canoe”, a new opera by Spy Dénommé-Welch, premieres September 12-16

Unsettled Scores production, in collaboration with Native Earth Performing Arts, The Toronto Consort and Theatre Passe Muraille, will present Canoe, an all-new two-act opera that defies conventions and embraces invention from September 12-16, 2023 at Trinity St Paul’s Centre in Toronto. This intercultural production showcases the rich talents of four...

Toronto: Disability dissected in Shakespeare in the Ruff’s “Richard Three” August 17-September 3

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Toronto: Disability dissected in Shakespeare in the Ruff’s “Richard Three” August 17-September 3

Shakespeare in the Ruff is overjoyed to announce the world premiere of Richard Three by Patricia Allison running from August 19th to September 3rd outdoors in Toronto’s beautiful Withrow Park.
In this new work centred on disability and inspired by Shakespeare, we find ourselves in the winter of our discontent as a multiversal collision brings two...

Toronto: Koffler Centre of the Arts appoints Matthew Jocelyn as General Director

Monday, July 24, 2023
Toronto: Koffler Centre of the Arts appoints Matthew Jocelyn as General Director

Koffler Centre of the Arts is delighted to announce that Matthew Jocelyn has been appointed General Director of its organization. Jocelyn will begin his role as General Director Designate on July 24th, 2023 and will assume the full position starting October 2nd, 2023. The current Interim Director Anthony Sargent CBE will remain in place until Jocelyn...

New York: “The Cottage” starring Eric McCormack opens on Broadway July 24

Monday, July 24, 2023
New York: “The Cottage” starring Eric McCormack opens on Broadway July 24

Sandy Rustin's The Cottage officially opens its Broadway run at The Helen Hayes Theater July 24 after beginning previews July 7. The 16-week limited engagement will continue through October 29. Tony winner Jason Alexander makes his Broadway directorial debut helming the production.
Leading the cast are Laura Bell Bundy as Sylvia, Eric McCormack...

Toronto: The InterMusic Group presents the new opera “Tango for Two” October 21

Sunday, July 23, 2023
Toronto: The InterMusic Group presents the new opera “Tango for Two” October 21

Tango for Two is a two-act opera that tells a folk tale love story that takes place on the east coast of Canada. Told from the perspective of the Sailor and his Love in their elder years, it follows the story of the young sailor who falls in love at first sight with a beautiful woman he sees while strolling along a boardwalk. After many lonely years...

Toronto: Dauntless City Theatre presents “Shakespeare By Any Other Name” August 4-27

Saturday, July 22, 2023
Toronto: Dauntless City Theatre presents “Shakespeare By Any Other Name” August 4-27

The St. Lawrence Market BIA presents Dauntless City Theatre’s production of the North American premiere of
SHAKESPEARE BY ANY OTHER NAME
by Vijay Padaki
Be part of Shakespeare’s canon in a wholly unconventional way.
August 4 - 27th in St. James Park.
Fridays and Saturdays 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays 3 pm.
After last summer’s exciting...

Toronto: Mirvish will dim the marquee lights of the Royal Alexandra Theatre on July 25 to honour Tony Bennett

Friday, July 21, 2023
Toronto: Mirvish will dim the marquee lights of the Royal Alexandra Theatre on July 25 to honour Tony Bennett

Mirvish Productions mourns the death of Tony Bennett at the age of 96 in his New York home on Friday July 21, 2023. Bennett was a longtime friend of the Mirvish family and a frequent guest at Ed’s Warehouse Restaurant. In 1978, Bennett performed a week of concerts at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, October 23 to 28, that remains a highlight of the venue’s...

Toronto: Tickets on sale July 24 for the acclaimed revival of “42nd Street” running December 9, 2023-January 21, 2024

Friday, July 21, 2023
Toronto: Tickets on sale July 24 for the acclaimed revival of “42nd Street” running December 9, 2023-January 21, 2024

David Mirvish proudly presents the North American premiere of the big, bright, brand-spanking new production of “the original showbiz musical,” 42nd Street – direct from its recent smash run at the Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.
42nd Street will play from December 9, 2023 to January 21, 2024 at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.
Tickets...

Toronto: “Lasting Impressions in 3D: The Magic Of The Impressionists” comes to CAA Theatre starting August 10

Friday, July 21, 2023
Toronto: “Lasting Impressions in 3D: The Magic Of The Impressionists” comes to CAA Theatre starting August 10

After receiving rave reviews in Miami, Orlando, Montreal and Quebec City, Lasting Impressions is coming to Toronto for a nine-week engagement, August 10 to October 8, 2023 at the CAA Theatre in Toronto. Lasting Impressions closed Montreal’s five month run selling over 75,000 tickets with an invitation to run for a full year starting in January 2024.
Tickets...

Port Dover: “Where You Are” by Kristen Da Silva opens tonight at the Lighthouse Festival

Thursday, July 20, 2023
Port Dover: “Where You Are” by Kristen Da Silva opens tonight at the Lighthouse Festival

Where You Are opens tonight at the Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Port Dover.
Sisters Glenda and Suzanne live a quiet retirement selling homemade jam on Manitoulin Island. 
This summer, their usual concerns – trying to orchestrate sightings of their handsome veterinarian neighbour and preparing for the visit of Suzanne’s grown daughter, Beth...

Toronto: The Second City celebrates its 50th anniversary August 10-13

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Toronto: The Second City celebrates its 50th anniversary August 10-13

The Second City Toronto is thrilled to announce a grand celebration of its golden anniversary commemorating 50 years of laughter and entertainment from August 10 - 13, 2023.
Having first graced Toronto with its unique and unforgettable sketch and improv comedy at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in 1963, The Second City officially made a home in Toronto...

Port Dover: Tickets to the holiday panto “Jack and the Beanstalk” go on sale today

Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Port Dover: Tickets to the holiday panto “Jack and the Beanstalk” go on sale today

A GIANT panto is coming to Lighthouse Festival this holiday season filled with uproarious comedy, fantastical costumes, musical numbers that will knock your socks off, a touch of audience participation and, of course, a bag of magic beans!
So ladies, gentleman, those who don’t identify as such, and children of all ages, make your way to Lighthouse...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville’s Summer Arts Fest returns August 11-13

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville’s Summer Arts Fest returns August 11-13

Returning for the 2nd year in a row - Theatre Orangeville Summer Arts Fest will once again be held at the beautiful Mount Alverno Luxury Resorts. Join us from August 11th through 13th for some fantastic programs all celebrating arts, culture and music!
We’re bringing back some of your favourite artists - along with exciting new ones - just to make...

Port Hope: Michael Hughes’s “Mickey and Judy” begins performances July 27

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Port Hope: Michael Hughes’s “Mickey and Judy” begins performances July 27

Mickey and Judy comes to Port Hope full of music and heart to celebrate the impact of one of the greatest stars of all time.
The overture for Michael Hughes’ life story began when he was a child and watched the Judy Garland classic The Wizard of Oz with his family. How that musical and Garland herself ended up guiding his life is the subject of...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

For over four decades, Nightwood has offered a respite from the status quo – and it is our mission to live up to the demands of our brave and discerning audiences that come back year after year. It is our belief that we are affirmed and strengthened by seeing ourselves – and the futures we want to build – on stage. Despite this world that has shaped...

Toronto: “The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays” plays the Princess of Wales Theatre November 28-December 3

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Toronto: “The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays” plays the Princess of Wales Theatre November 28-December 3

It’s the most magical time of the year… ‘Tis the season for The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays, an all-new installment of the world-famous, blockbuster touring magic spectacular The Illusionists, from producers Simon Painter, Cirque du Soleil and MagicSpace Entertainment.
This mind-blowing, family friendly new show will take over Toronto’s...

Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival came back with a bang

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival came back with a bang

The 35th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival wrapped up after 12 successful days of live theatre in 16 venues, plus free programming at the POSTSCRIPT Patio from July 5-16, 2023. Toronto Fringe is pleased to report over 46,850 tickets were issued with over $500,000 in revenue returning to the artists.
Toronto Fringe audiences came out in droves to dozens...

Toronto: Great Big Sea founder starts new musical theatre company and buys two theatres

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
Toronto: Great Big Sea founder starts new musical theatre company and buys two theatres

Terra Bruce Productions, a St. John's and Toronto-based musical theatre production company, is excited to enter the vibrant Toronto theatre community with two new original productions: Let’s Dance! The Musical, and The Wild Rovers. Led by entertainment visionary Bob Hallett, the company aims to enrich the cultural landscape of Toronto by developing...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival presents the world premiere of Edith Wharton’s “The Shadow of a Doubt”

Monday, July 17, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival presents the world premiere of Edith Wharton’s “The Shadow of a Doubt”

The Shadow of a Doubt, Edith Wharton’s drama of the world she dissected so brilliantly in novels such as The Age of Innocence, began previews July 16 at The Shaw’s Royal George Theatre. Peter Hinton-Davis directs the world premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist’s only known full-length play. Teeming with her characteristic wit, this recently...

Toronto: Richard Thomas will star as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” - tickets on sale July 27

Monday, July 17, 2023
Toronto: Richard Thomas will star as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” - tickets on sale July 27

Emmy Award®-winning actor Richard Thomas is confirmed to star as Atticus Finch for the complete third touring season of the First National Tour of the history-making production of To Kill a Mockingbird, Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin’s new play, directed by Tony Award® winner Bartlett Sher and based on Harper Lee’s classic novel. The production...

Stratford: The Maribor Puppet Theatre of Slovenia presents “Pinocchio” in Stratford on July 21

Sunday, July 16, 2023
Stratford: The Maribor Puppet Theatre of Slovenia presents “Pinocchio” in Stratford on July 21

The most famous puppet in the world, Pinocchio, is coming to Stratford.
This world-wide acclaimed Slovenian puppet show makes its North American debut this July.
This new adaptation of Pinocchio, the classic story of a wooden boy who wishes to become a real boy, takes us back to the very origins of the story. 
With a little bit of wood, some...

Toronto: Toronto Fringe Patrons’ Pick schedule for July 16

Friday, July 14, 2023
Toronto: Toronto Fringe Patrons’ Pick schedule for July 16

2023 Patron’s Picks Schedule:
 • Camp Campy Campfire Show
Sunday July 16th at ST. VOLODYMYR INSTITUTE, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
 • Curious K Explores the Paleozoic
Sunday July 16th at ST. VOLODYMYR INSTITUTE, 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
 • The Bad Mitzvah
Sunday July 16th at FACTORY THEATRE STUDIO, 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
 • Aliya Kanani: Where You...

Toronto: Rehearsals have begun for “SIX The Musical”

Friday, July 14, 2023
Toronto: Rehearsals have begun for “SIX The Musical”

Full company rehearsals for the Canadian production of SIX, the Tony Award®-winning new musical by Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss began Thursday July 13 at the Elgin Winter Garden Theatre rehearsal studios in Toronto.
SIX will play Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre, August 12 through September 10, 2023. It will then travel to Toronto, playing at the Royal...

Toronto: Clay and Paper Theatre brings back “Animal Nature” July 27-August 12

Thursday, July 13, 2023
Toronto: Clay and Paper Theatre brings back “Animal Nature” July 27-August 12

Finally, after a long pandemic break, Clay and Paper Theatre brings to you a BIG PUPPET SHOW! Our 2014 hit, Animal Nature, gets a glorious new remount this July and August in Dufferin Grove Park.
In this epic fight for the future of the planet, the remaining animals of the earth get pushed to the very edges of the world itself. With live, original...

Toronto: After 13 years Founder Joel Ivany is stepping back from Against the Grain Theatre

Wednesday, July 12, 2023
Toronto: After 13 years Founder Joel Ivany is stepping back from Against the Grain Theatre

Against the Grain Theatre (AtG), Canada’s award-winning experimental opera company, announces its esteemed Founder and Artistic Director, Joel Ivany, will be stepping back after thirteen (13) years of service. After a remarkable tenure of visionary leadership, Ivany has made the decision to step down from his role on the heels of a successful season...

Toronto: Riot King presents Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” August 9-13

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Toronto: Riot King presents Tennessee Williams’s “Suddenly Last Summer” August 9-13

Riot King is back with another exciting, site-specific production! Don’t miss the limited run of Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams presented at Sorry Studios. Named one of Williams’ most poetic plays, Suddenly Last Summer is a strange and unnerving Southern Gothic play that explores mental health, repressed desires, and the lengths a dysfunctional...

Toronto: Shakespeare in Action presents “otîhêw” August 4-20

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Toronto: Shakespeare in Action presents “otîhêw” August 4-20

This August, Shakespeare in Action returns to Memorial Park with otîhêw for their annual, free outdoor summer production.
This reimagining of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Othello, is set in a north-western factory fort along the Saskatchewan river in 1816, the year of no summer, in which a volcanic eruption cast a smoke so thick the sun was not...

Toronto: The Toronto run of “Hamilton” must end on August 20, 2023

Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Toronto: The Toronto run of “Hamilton” must end on August 20, 2023

Don’t throw away your shot, Toronto! There are only six weeks left to experience HAMILTON at the Princess of Wales Theatre before it ends its 26-week engagement on August 20.
HAMILTON began performances on February 22, 2023 and opened to rave reviews.
HAMILTON is the epic saga that follows the rise of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton as he...

Stratford: “Women of the Fur Trade” begins performances July 8

Monday, July 10, 2023
Stratford: “Women of the Fur Trade” begins performances July 8

Frances Koncan’s Women of the Fur Trade, directed by Yvette Nolan, is now onstage at the Stratford Festival’s Studio Theatre.
In eighteen hundred and something-something, somewhere upon the banks of a reddish river in Treaty One Territory, three very different women with a preference for 21st-century slang sit in a fort sharing their views on life,...

Stratford: SpringWorks PuppetWorks’ World in a Weekend Festival returns August 3-6

Friday, July 7, 2023
Stratford: SpringWorks PuppetWorks’ World in a Weekend Festival returns August 3-6

Thanks to new and continuing partnerships with local, national and international organizations, businesses, musicians and puppeteers, the World in a Weekend International Puppet and Music Festival is returning to Stratford for its second summer with more to see and do.
Launched last year by Stratford Summer Music and SpringWorks PuppetWorks!, this...

Fenelon Falls: The Grove Theatre mainstage season begins July 20

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Fenelon Falls: The Grove Theatre mainstage season begins July 20

It's been an exceptional month of diverse, engaging and beautiful music at The Grove Theatre, and we can't wait to welcome more incredible one-night performers in September, including Elvira Kurt, Bruce McCulloch, Julian Taylor and Jim Cuddy! But for now, get ready because for the next 2 months our focus is on our mainstage shows, set to be performed...

Toronto: Hugh’s Room has a new home

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Toronto: Hugh’s Room has a new home

I want to share with you some very exciting news. We just completed the purchase of an historic church at 296 Broadview Avenue just south of Gerrard in Toronto's east end! Owning our own building means that we control our own destiny, can present shows any day or night of the week, and can establish a world-class performance and music hub for artists,...

Banff: Nightswimming Artistic Director Brian Quirt receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Banff: Nightswimming Artistic Director Brian Quirt receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Nightswimming’s founder and Artistic Director Brian Quirt has been honoured with the Lessing Award for Lifetime Achievement in the field of dramaturgy by Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. LMDA is North America’s service organization for dramaturgs in the performing arts with more than 500 members across Canada, the United States and...

Tweed: Steven Gallagher talks about his latest play “Murder at Ackerton Manor” opening July 8

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Tweed: Steven Gallagher talks about his latest play “Murder at Ackerton Manor” opening July 8

Tweed & Company Theatre’s 2023 Season is officially in full swing! About to open our next production, Murder at Ackerton Manor, Tweed & Co. took some time to sit down with the show’s director and playwright Steven Gallagher so YOU can learn a little bit more about him before coming to see this HILARIOUS play.
1. Tell our readers about YOU!
I’m...

Toronto: Soulpepper presents “King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild” July 26-August 6

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Toronto: Soulpepper presents “King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild” July 26-August 6

Soulpepper Theatre is proud to present the Canadian premiere of King Gilgamesh & the Man of the Wild, a delightful new hybrid theatre-music production that brings the epic tale of Gilgamesh to life on stage. Directed by Seth Bockley, and featuring Ahmed Moneka and Jesse LaVercombe alongside celebrated Arabic-Maqam fusion band, Moneka Arabic Jazz,...

Toronto: City of Toronto gives $1.25 million for construction of new arts hub

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Toronto: City of Toronto gives $1.25 million for construction of new arts hub

Tapestry Opera, Nightwood Theatre, St. Clare’s announce a significant contribution toward their new downtown arts hub at 877 Yonge Street. With the help of Councillor Dianne Saxe, the ABC Residents Association (ABCRA), and The Greater Yorkville Residents Association (GYRA), the City of Toronto has allocated $1.25 million in Section 37 funds to build...

Toronto; Fall for Dance North unveils its 9th annual line-up

Thursday, July 6, 2023
Toronto; Fall for Dance North unveils its 9th annual line-up

Fall for Dance North (FFDN), Toronto’s premier international dance festival, announces mainstage events of its 9th annual programming, to take place at various venues throughout Toronto, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 7, 2023 – with all tickets (still!) priced at just $15. FFDN’s 2023 program showcases an electrifying range of live performance from local and...

New York: Astrid Van Wieren and Rob Kempson star in “The Way Back to Thursday” at 54 Below September 12

Thursday, July 6, 2023
New York: Astrid Van Wieren and Rob Kempson star in “The Way Back to Thursday” at 54 Below September 12

Astrid Van Wieren (Come From Away) and Rob Kempson (Composer & Lyricist) will star in the New York premiere of new musical The Way Back to Thursday on September 12, 2023 at 9:30PM, at 54 Below.
A two-person song cycle, The Way Back To Thursday chronicles the 30-year relationship between a grandmother (Van Wieren) and her grandson (Kempson) as they...

St. Catharines: The Foster Festival presents “Happy Funny Amazing LIVE!” with special guest Norm Foster

Thursday, July 6, 2023
St. Catharines: The Foster Festival presents “Happy Funny Amazing LIVE!” with special guest Norm Foster

The Foster Festival presents Happy Funny Amazing LIVE! with special guests Norm Foster, Emily Oriold, Lisa Horner & Zoë O'Connor
Join us on Tuesday, August 15 at 2pm on the set of Jenny's House of Joy at the Mandeville Theatre for this exciting new event in support of our Local Hero Program! Featuring Joanne O'Sullivan from the Happy Funny Amazing...

Port Hope: Capitol Theatre summer stage festival continues with “Little Shop of Horrors” August 11-September 3

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Port Hope: Capitol Theatre summer stage festival continues with “Little Shop of Horrors” August 11-September 3

The Capitol Theatre’s summer stage series continues with the award-winning sci-fi smash hit musical Little Shop of Horrors. The show features an all-star cast of actors and musicians, directed by the Capitol’s Artistic Director Rob Kempson. Opening night is Saturday, August 12 and the show runs through to September 3. Tickets for the show are available...

Brant: “The Misadventures of Pinocchio” coming to Bell Summer Theatre Festival July 7-16

Wednesday, July 5, 2023
Brant: “The Misadventures of Pinocchio” coming to Bell Summer Theatre Festival July 7-16

The Bell Summer Theatre Festival returns this week to the steps of the historic Bell Homestead.
Loyal community theatre fans may recall a 2009 presentation of The Misadventures of Pinocchio written by Toronto actor and writer Paul Amato.
“We have reworked the script to about 90 minutes long,” said Peter Muir, artistic director at Brant Theatre...

Stratford: Meighen Forum in full swing with Season Deep Dive, CBC Ideas and more

Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Stratford: Meighen Forum in full swing with Season Deep Dive, CBC Ideas and more

July finds the Meighen Forum in full swing, offering a vast array of experiences to enhance a visit to the Stratford Festival: the 2023 Season Deep Dive led by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino, events hosted by CBC Ideas and The New York Times, the inaugural Stratfest@Home film festival, as well as musical performances, culinary experiences and more.
Artistic...

Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre presents “The Drowning Girls” August 17-27

Monday, July 3, 2023
Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre presents “The Drowning Girls” August 17-27

The Guild Festival Theatre presents the award-winning play about three brides with a gruesome connection – The Drowning Girls.
This true crime tale about three women married to and murdered by the same man brings an air of mystery to The Greek Theatre. Directed by GFT's very own Co-Artistic Director Helen Juvonen. Featuring Alicia Barban (Citadel...

Stratford: Pleiades Theatre Artistic Producer Andrey Tarasiuk dies at age 71

Friday, June 30, 2023
Stratford: Pleiades Theatre Artistic Producer Andrey Tarasiuk dies at age 71

Respected Canadian theatre producer, director, and Pleiades Theatre Artistic Producer Andrey Tarasiuk died unexpectedly, but peacefully, at his home in Stratford, Ontario on Wednesday, June 28. He was 71 years of age.
Tarasiuk joined Toronto’s Pleiades Theatre in 2009, becoming the company’s first Artistic Producer in 2017. He commissioned and...

Welland: Theatre Gargantua prepares for its first Sidestream Festival July 26-30

Thursday, June 29, 2023
Welland: Theatre Gargantua prepares for its first Sidestream Festival July 26-30

Theatre Gargantua is going to Welland!
Preparations for our inaugural Sidestream festival are in full swing, and we are excited to show you the bold new works we've curated for our 2023 festival. The Sidestream cycle provides creative and production support for innovative artist-driven projects that expand their artistic practice. We invite you...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert announces its 50th season

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert announces its 50th season

We are excited to announce VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert's impressive milestone: 50th Anniversary Celebration!
In the season 2023/2024, VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert will present VERDI UNBOUND! Who better than the iconic Italian composer, recognized worldwide as a master of the operatic art form to celebrate our Golden Jubilee? His career transformed...

Port Dover: “Bed and Breakfast” by Mark Crawford opens in Port Dover tomorrow

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Port Dover: “Bed and Breakfast” by Mark Crawford opens in Port Dover tomorrow

Bed and Breakfast opens tomorrow in Port Dover.
Brett and Drew want to move out of their tiny downtown condo and into a house, but they just lost their seventh bidding war in Toronto. When Brett’s beloved Aunt Maggie dies, he unexpectedly inherits the historic family home in a quiet little tourist town. Unhappy with their careers and frustrated...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre gives the world premiere of Michael Healy’s “The Master Plan” September 13

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre gives the world premiere of Michael Healy’s “The Master Plan” September 13

The 2023.24 Crow’s Theatre 40th anniversary season kicks off with multi-award-winning playwright Michael Healey’s THE MASTER PLAN, the highly anticipated stage adaptation of the best-selling book Sideways: The City Google Couldn’t Buy, recently nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing, by The Globe and Mail journalist Josh O’Kane,...

Toronto: SummerWorks announces the 2023 festival

Wednesday, June 28, 2023
Toronto: SummerWorks announces the 2023 festival

As an organization at the forefront of contemporary performance, SUMMERWORKS is thrilled to announce a passionately curated selection of artists and creative collaborators as part of the 33rd SUMMERWORKS PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL. Celebrating through diversity and intimacy, SUMMERWORKS PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL will feature an eclectic mix of programming in...

Toronto: 2023 Dora Award recipients announced

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Toronto: 2023 Dora Award recipients announced

Recipients Announced for the 43rd Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards  
Red Velvet leads General Theatre Division with 2 Doras including Outstanding Production and Outstanding Direction. UNCLE VANYA , Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, PRODIGAL, our place, Queen Goneril, Little Dickens, and Choir Boy all pick up 1 Award
First Métis Man of Odesa heads...

Millbrook: “The Cavan Blazers” returns to 4th Line Theatre August 1-26

Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Millbrook: “The Cavan Blazers” returns to 4th Line Theatre August 1-26

This August, 4th Line Theatre is thrilled to present a remount of its flagship play The Cavan Blazers, by Robert Winslow. The iconic play that started it all, The Cavan Blazers, is back by popular demand in the theatre’s 31st Summer Season!
The Cavan Blazers was the first play produced by the newly-formed 4th Line Theatre in 1992. Its epic scale,...

Toronto: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre presents three operas in its 2023 summer season

Monday, June 26, 2023
Toronto: Summer Opera Lyric Theatre presents three operas in its 2023 summer season

Summer Opera Lyric Theatre continues its tradition as the only performance haven for Toronto’s opera lovers in late summer. Since 1986, Guillermo Silva Marin has led aspiring young artists through an intensive 8-week course of study concentrating on character development in opera through text and music. This summer, these weeks culminate in a series...

Picton: The County Stage Company presents “The 39 Steps” July 15-August 6

Monday, June 26, 2023
Picton: The County Stage Company presents “The 39 Steps” July 15-August 6

County Stage’s production of The 39 Steps, will be performed at the iconic Eddie Hotel & Farm this summer from July 15th to August 6th, 2023.
The award-winning parody of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, adapted by Patrick Barlow, comes to life in this site-specific outdoor experience in the heart of Prince Edward County. Director Monica Dottor...

Stratford: Stratfest@Home launches on Apple, Android, Amazon and Roku

Monday, June 26, 2023
Stratford: Stratfest@Home launches on Apple, Android, Amazon and Roku

The magic and power of the Stratford Festival has arrived on the world’s most-watched streaming platforms including iOS/tvOS and Apple TV, Android/Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. With the new Stratfest@Home applications, audiences can enjoy award-winning stage productions, exclusive behind-the-scenes content, audio plays and original programming...

Toronto: Tickets on sale June 28 to the North American premiere of “In Dreams”

Friday, June 23, 2023
Toronto: Tickets on sale June 28 to the North American premiere of “In Dreams”

Tickets for the highly anticipated North American premiere of IN DREAMS, a new musical featuring the songs of Roy Orbison, will go on sale Wednesday June 28 at 10:00 a.m. and will be available through mirvish.com or by calling 1-800-461-3333.
IN DREAMS will have its North American premiere September 26 to November 12 at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre. 
IN...

St. Catharines: “Outlaw” by Norm Foster opens tonight at Ball’s Falls Historic Village

Friday, June 23, 2023
St. Catharines: “Outlaw” by Norm Foster opens tonight at Ball’s Falls Historic Village

OUTLAW by Norm Foster opens tonight at Ball’s Falls Historic Village.
Running through to SUNDAY, JULY 2 at Ball's Falls Historic Village - NEW VENUE!
Directed by Jim Mezon
Starring Jesse Dwyre, Peter Krantz, George Masswohl, and Matthew Olver
Set & Costume Design by Peter Hartwell
Synopsis: A young Canadian homesteader travelling far...

Toronto: dance: made in canada Festival 2023 runs August 16-20

Friday, June 23, 2023
Toronto: dance: made in canada Festival 2023 runs August 16-20

princess productions is proud to announce the dance: made in canada / fait au canada (d:mic/fac) Festival 2023 programming, exploring exceptional works in Canadian dance artistry across genres, styles and generations. Providing a diversified platform for experimentation and unique artistic visions, d:mic/fac Festival 2023 will present a series of...

New York: “R.U.R. A Torrent of Light” is first Canadian opera to win Best New Opera in North America

Thursday, June 22, 2023
New York: “R.U.R. A Torrent of Light” is first Canadian opera to win Best New Opera in North America

The Music Critics Association of North America (MCANA) is pleased to announce that its 2023 Award for BEST NEW OPERA—a major recognition for an opera introduced in North America during the previous calendar year—goes to composer Nicole Lizée and librettist Nicolas Billon for R.U.R. A TORRENT OF LIGHT, a Tapestry Opera production in collaboration with...

Toronto: Sébastien Bertrand is the recipient of the 2023 Joël Beddows Playwriting Grant

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Toronto: Sébastien Bertrand is the recipient of the 2023 Joël Beddows Playwriting Grant

Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) is proud to announce that the recipient of the 2023 Joël Beddows grant is Sébastien Bertrand. 
In June 2021, TfT had announced the creation of the Joël Beddows Fund following a major donation from its former artistic director, with the aim of supporting the development of Franco-Ontarian playwriting through an...

Toronto: Tickets for “Jagged Little Pill” go on sale June 26

Wednesday, June 21, 2023
Toronto: Tickets for “Jagged Little Pill” go on sale June 26

Tickets for the Toronto premiere of JAGGED LITTLE PILL will go on sale Monday June 26 at 10:00 a.m. Inspired by the seminal rock album of the same name by seven-time Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette (she/her), tickets to the Tony and Grammy award-winning production are available through mirvish.com or by calling 1-800-461-3333.
JAGGED LITTLE...

Arlington, VA: Paxton Whitehead, Artistic Director Emeritus of the Shaw Festival, has died at age of 85

Monday, June 19, 2023
Arlington, VA: Paxton Whitehead, Artistic Director Emeritus of the Shaw Festival, has died at age of 85

Tributes have poured in for Friends star Paxton Whitehead after his death at the age of 85.
The English actor, who was an Artistic Director of the Shaw Festival in Canada, a Broadway stalwart and regular guest star in an array of Nineties sitcoms, died on Friday, June 16, at a hospital in Arlington, Virginia, from complications of a fall.
His...

Toronto: The Guild Festival theatre premieres “Three Men in a Boat” July 27-August 13

Monday, June 19, 2023
Toronto: The Guild Festival theatre premieres “Three Men in a Boat” July 27-August 13

Guild Festival Theatre is excited to present this uproarious adaptation of Jerome K. Jerome’s classic Victorian satire, Three Men in a Boat. 
Created by award-winning writer and director team Mark Brownell (Tapestry Opera, Pea Green Theatre) and Sue Miner (YPT, Canadian Stage, Factory Theatre). 
This is a brand-new production of the international...

Stratford: “Wedding Band” by Alice Childress starts performances at the Stratford Festival

Monday, June 19, 2023
Stratford: “Wedding Band” by Alice Childress starts performances at the Stratford Festival

Alice Childress’s riveting play Wedding Band – a profound meditation on injustice and intolerance – starts performances at the Stratford Festival’s Tom Patterson Theatre on Tuesday in a production directed by Sam White.
The play, which focuses on an interracial couple, is set in the American South in 1918, a dangerous time for such a relationship....

Ottawa: Juniper Locilento is appointed next CEO of the NAC Foundation

Monday, June 19, 2023
Ottawa: Juniper Locilento is appointed next CEO of the NAC Foundation

The NAC has announced the appointment of Juniper Locilento as the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NAC Foundation, effective August 21, 2023. She succeeds Jayne Watson, who stepped down May 31, 2023, after 14 years in the position.
Juniper Locilento brings 20 years of experience in fundraising, philanthropy and non-profit leadership. She...

Toronto: Mirvish will dim the lights of the Royal Alex on June 20 in honour of Glenda Jackson

Thursday, June 15, 2023
Toronto: Mirvish will dim the lights of the Royal Alex on June 20 in honour of Glenda Jackson

It is with profound sadness that we learn of the passing of esteemed actor and British icon, Glenda Jackson, who died today at the age of 87 in London. A titan of the stage and screen, she captivated audiences worldwide with her unparalleled talent and mesmerizing performances.
To mark her passing, the lights of the Royal Alexandra Theatre will...

Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival unveils 2023 programming and schedule

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival unveils 2023 programming and schedule

Toronto Fringe is proud to announce the programming schedule for the 35th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival which will host 100 shows in over a dozen indoor venues across the city July 5 - 16, 2023. Tickets and passes are on sale now at fringetoronto.com.
The Toronto Fringe Festival is a treasured summer in the city tradition that will include over...

Toronto: Le Théâtre français de Toronto announces its 2023/24 season

Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Toronto: Le Théâtre français de Toronto announces its 2023/24 season

Karine Ricard, Artistic Director, and Ghislain Caron, Executive Director, are proud to present Théâtre français de Toronto's new 2023-2024 Season:
"Sailing through time. Crossing oceans. Some journeys lead us to the discovery of other people...others lead us to rediscover ourselves. Some journeys are motivated by a need for adventure while others...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Bernard Shaw’s “The Apple Cart” and Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” begin previews

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Bernard Shaw’s “The Apple Cart” and Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” begin previews

The Shaw Festival’s 2023 season continues with Bernard Shaw’s The Apple Cart and Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit. Each begin previews on June 13 and June 14, respectively.
Written ten years after World War I, The Apple Cart is a perceptive examination of what could happen when private enterprise purchases control of the government. Set in an imagined...

New York: Toronto-born Deborah Cox to be Glinda in Broadway-bound “The Wiz” revival

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
New York: Toronto-born Deborah Cox to be Glinda in Broadway-bound “The Wiz” revival

More casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway-bound touring revival of The Wiz. Grammy nominee and Broadway alum Deborah Cox will play Glinda, and Melody A. Betts will take on the dual roles of Aunt Em and Evillene, The Wiz's Wicked Witch of the West. The tour is set to launch at Baltimore, Maryland's Hippodrome Theatre September 26. Schele...

Toronto: 2023 marks 40 years of the Dream in High Park

Tuesday, June 13, 2023
Toronto: 2023 marks 40 years of the Dream in High Park

This summer, Canadian Stage celebrates 40 magical years of Dream in High Park by bringing back one of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. The first play ever presented in the High Park amphitheatre in 1983, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM has long been associated with the time-held tradition of Shakespeare under the stars.
On...

Ottawa: The Ottawa Fringe Festival opens on June 15

Monday, June 12, 2023
Ottawa: The Ottawa Fringe Festival opens on June 15

Ottawa Fringe tickets are now on sale – shows running June 15-25
This year 45 shows will sprinkle their work across 6 venues in Downtown Ottawa. Autobiography, physical theatre, comedy, and circus - whether you have a favourite or not, try a different flavour and let your tastebuds discover something new! From Ottawa, to Portland, to Berlin, to...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Bernard Shaw’s “Village Wooing” begins previews

Friday, June 9, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Bernard Shaw’s “Village Wooing” begins previews

The Shaw Festival’s production of Bernard Shaw’s enchanting one-act comedy Village Wooing began previews June 8 at the Royal George Theatre. Subtitled “A Comedietta for Two Voices”, Selma Dimitrijevic directs this rarely performed battle-of-the-sexes anti-romance. Six actors play the two roles, the variations in the casting like love itself, ensuring...

Picton: County Stage announces the County Stage Mystery Game and Mystery Mondays at The Regent Theatre

Friday, June 9, 2023
Picton: County Stage announces the County Stage Mystery Game and Mystery Mondays at The Regent Theatre

Introducing the County Stage Mystery Game, a collaboration with County Stage and The Regent Theatre, where participants will find clues to a whodunnit mystery and win prizes. This free summer activity invites our community and visitors to tap into their inner sleuths and detective spirit. We also hope it encourages participants to come see the Broadway...

Toronto: Kaeja d’Dance presents 12th annual Porch View Dances: “Real People Dancing in Real Spaces”

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Toronto: Kaeja d’Dance presents 12th annual Porch View Dances: “Real People Dancing in Real Spaces”

Kaeja d’Dance’s revered and award-winning Porch View Dances (PVD): ‘Real People Dancing In Real Spaces’ returns to the tree-lined intimacy and multiple outdoor spaces of Toronto’s historic Seaton Village from August 9 to 13, 2023. Now in its 12th year, the beloved site-specific community dance event offers audiences and participants an extraordinary...

Toronto: The Coal Mine Theatre presents Lucy Prebble’s “The Effect” July 9-30

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Toronto: The Coal Mine Theatre presents Lucy Prebble’s “The Effect” July 9-30

Concluding COAL MINE THEATRE’s buzzy first season in their new home at 2076 Danforth Avenue – award-winning director Mitchell Cushman returns to the east end to direct the Canadian premiere of UK writer Lucy Prebble’s Critics Circle award-winning THE EFFECT – on stage July 9 – 30.
An intimate four-hander, in THE EFFECT two young volunteers - Tristan...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: “Mother, Daughter” kicks off Outdoors @ The Shaw 2023

Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: “Mother, Daughter” kicks off Outdoors @ The Shaw 2023

The Shaw Festival’s Outdoors @ The Shaw returns for another year of theatre, concerts and curated experiences alfresco from June 3 to October 7 on the grounds of the Shaw Festival.
First held in 2021 as a nod to Shaw Fair and Fête festivities of the past, Outdoors @ The Shaw 2023 includes enchanting encounters, concerts and unique theatrical experiences...

Toronto: Casting announced for Canadian production of “SIX The Musical”

Monday, June 5, 2023
Toronto: Casting announced for Canadian production of “SIX The Musical”

Producers David Mirvish, Kenny Wax, Wendy & Andy Barnes, George Stiles and Kevin McCollum are excited to announce the Queens of the Canadian production of SIX, the Tony Award®-winning new musical by Tony Award®-winners Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss.
SIX will be performed at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre August 12 through September 10, 2023. It will then...

Port Dover: Tickets for the Lighthouse Festival production of “Bed & Breakfast” are on now sale

Sunday, June 4, 2023
Port Dover: Tickets for the Lighthouse Festival production of “Bed & Breakfast” are on now sale

Tickets for Bed & Breakfast at the Lighthouse Festival are now on sale!
Bed & Breakfast
Written by Mark Crawford
Tickets starting at $42
Brett and Drew want to move out of their tiny downtown condo and into a house, but they just lost their seventh bidding war in Toronto. When Brett’s beloved Aunt Maggie dies, he unexpectedly inherits...

Picton: County Stage Presents Haymaker Comedy Festival June 29-July 1

Friday, June 2, 2023
Picton: County Stage Presents Haymaker Comedy Festival June 29-July 1

Experience unforgettable laughter at the highly anticipated Haymaker Comedy Festival, featuring Colin Mochrie, this Canada Day Long weekend. Get ready to be blown away by County Stage as they transform the Base31 Sergeants Mess Hall into an intimate, lively comedy club. A must-attend for all comedy fans!
Curated by County Stage's own Anjelica Scannura,...

Toronto: The impact of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” after one year in Toronto

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Toronto: The impact of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” after one year in Toronto

With only five weeks remaining of the acclaimed all-Canadian production of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the CAA Ed Mirvish, it’s time to look at the impact of the show.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child led the reopening of the theatre sector in Toronto, which for many decades has been the third largest theatre community in the English-speaking...

Toronto: Tickets go on sale for the musical “SIX” on June 6

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Toronto: Tickets go on sale for the musical “SIX” on June 6

The Canadian production of SIX, the international smash-hit new musical by Tony Award®-winners Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss, will play Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre September 23 to December 17, 2023.
Tickets to this highly anticipated musical will go on sale Tuesday June 6 (the 6th day of the 6th month) at 10:00 AM ET through mirvish.com or by...

Toronto: Mixed Company Theatre announces performance dates for “I Carry with Me”

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Toronto: Mixed Company Theatre announces performance dates for “I Carry with Me”

Mixed Company Theatre is excited to announce performances of I Carry with Me - a new Forum Theatre play written by Heather Cherron Von Atzigen!
I Carry with Me is a Forum Theatre play to catalyze social change on racism and privilege which will be performed virtually between June 9-16 as a “Pay What You Can” event.
Play Description:
A trip...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces the launch of the National Centre for New Musicals

Thursday, June 1, 2023
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces the launch of the National Centre for New Musicals

Theatre Aquarius is proud to announce the launch of the National Centre for New Musicals (NCNM). NCNM will play a pivotal role in nurturing, developing, and advancing Canadian musical theatre projects, stories, and voices.
Championed by the leadership team of Theatre Aquarius Artistic Director Mary Francis Moore and Executive Director Kelly Straughan...

Toronto: Art of Time Ensemble announces its 25th and final season

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Toronto: Art of Time Ensemble announces its 25th and final season

This year Art of Time Ensemble, led by its founding Artistic Director Andrew Burashko, celebrates its 25th anniversary and announces its final concert season. Mr. Burashko has announced an exciting slate of live concerts and special projects that span the next 18 months, after which he plans to wind down the critically acclaimed arts organization...

Toronto: Opera Atelier announces its 2023/24 season

Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Toronto: Opera Atelier announces its 2023/24 season

Opera Atelier’s founding Co-artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg today announced the company’s celebratory 2023/24 season, featuring the 1774 French version of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice - written expressly for Marie Antoinette - on stage October 26 to November 1, 2023, followed by the groundbreaking mixed program,...

Toronto: Nominations for 2023 Dora Mavor Moore Awards announced

Monday, May 29, 2023
Toronto: Nominations for 2023 Dora Mavor Moore Awards announced

Today the nominations for the 43rd annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards were announced:
GENERAL THEATRE DIVISION
Outstanding production
our place (Cahoots Theatre/Theatre Passe Muraille)
Maanomaa, My Brother (Blue Bird Theatre Collective/Canadian Stage)
Red Velvet (Crow's Theatre)
Uncle Vanya (Crow's Theatre)
'da Kink in My Hair (TO...

Stratford: “Much Ado About Nothing” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

Monday, May 29, 2023
Stratford: “Much Ado About Nothing” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

With a series of hit classic comedies under his belt at Stratford, Chris Abraham is bringing one of Shakespeare’s finest, Much Ado About Nothing, to vivid life at the Festival Theatre. This beloved romantic comedy, featuring Graham Abbey and Maev Beaty, starts previews today.
Much Ado About Nothing has been an audience favourite for centuries....

Toronto: The Princess of Wales Theatre turns 30 on May 26

Friday, May 26, 2023
Toronto: The Princess of Wales Theatre turns 30 on May 26

On May 26, 1993, when the Princess of Wales (POW) Theatre officially opened, it solidified Toronto’s growing status as a major urban centre.
The early 1990s were a heady time in Toronto. The city was booming. New office towers and condominium buildings, some designed by the world’s leading architects, sprouted across the city. New restaurants showcasing...

Stratford: Pride-related offerings at the Stratford Festival

Friday, May 26, 2023
Stratford: Pride-related offerings at the Stratford Festival

2SLGBTQ+ stories take centre stage at the Stratford Festival for Pride Month and throughout the 2023 season. The month begins with the world première of Casey and Diana by Nick Green and directed by Andrew Kushnir, as well as the openings of Rent, directed by Thom Allison, and Richard II, adapted by Brad Fraser, and conceived and directed by Jillian...

Toronto: Hart House Theatre hosts the 2023 Classical Theatre Slam on May 29

Thursday, May 25, 2023
Toronto: Hart House Theatre hosts the 2023 Classical Theatre Slam on May 29

Join us for our second annual Hart House Theatre Classical Theatre Slam in partnership with Shakespeare BASH'd!
The Hart House Theatre Classical Theatre Slam is an inclusive way for students and emerging artists to join together and share their talent across the theatre community. 
This is a free event and all members of the community are encouraged...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: “The Playboy of the Western World” begins previews May 25

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: “The Playboy of the Western World” begins previews May 25

Jackie Maxwell returns to the Shaw Festival to direct The Playboy of the Western World – the play that stoked the fires of Irish nationalism and sparked the infamous Dublin “Playboy Riots” of 1907. Previews of J.M. Synge’s funny and enthralling masterwork of the Irish Literary Renaissance begins May 25 in the theatre named after The Shaw’s former...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Embarking on its 58th season, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) embraces the powerful sense of community – of experiencing a story together – that only live theatre can bring. The 7-play season launches two world premieres with Kanika Ambrose’s Truth, based on the Governor General's Award-winning book “The Gospel Truth”, and The Fixing Girl from celebrated...

Toronto: Colm Feore and DeAundre’ Woods visit a Toronto high school to ignite passion for Shakespeare

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
Toronto: Colm Feore and DeAundre’ Woods visit a Toronto high school to ignite passion for Shakespeare

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Canada’s innovative literacy program Shakespearience announced today that renowned stage and screen actor Colm Feore (The Umbrella Academy, Bon Cop, Bad Cop) and Hamilton lead DeAundre’ Woods will teach one of their revered in-class workshops later this month. On Tuesday, May 30, 2023, joined by Shakespearience’s...

Barrie: See Jeff Madden and Adrian Marchuk in “How We Got To Jersey: A Tale of Two Frankies” July 26

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Barrie: See Jeff Madden and Adrian Marchuk in “How We Got To Jersey: A Tale of Two Frankies” July 26

How We Got To Jersey: A Tale Of Two Frankies is a brand-new musical concert telling the behind-the-scenes story of playing Frankie Valli in the smash-hit Jersey Boys. 
Starring Jeff Madden (Frankie Valli - Toronto, Australia), and Adrian Marchuk (Frankie Valli - Toronto, Las Vegas), and with musical arrangements by Mark Camilleri, How We Got To...

Toronto: Legendary theatre director Daniel Brooks has died at age 64

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Toronto: Legendary theatre director Daniel Brooks has died at age 64

With tenderness and respect we share the news that renowned Canadian theatre artist Daniel Brooks, 64, passed yesterday in Toronto after a long but well-lived illness, held by his daughters Emma and Kate, in the presence of his brother Adam, surrounded by the love of family and friends.
One of Canada’s most highly regarded and accomplished theatre...

Toronto: The One Night Only Festival runs June 4-11 at The Attic Studio

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Toronto: The One Night Only Festival runs June 4-11 at The Attic Studio

The One Night Only Festival was created by Vikki Velenosi, the founder of the artist-run company Space Space Revolution, with a mission to “provide a platform and a deadline to help Toronto performing artists develop their next live creation.” 
Each day of the festival consists of productions ranging from works in progress, staged readings, polished...

Port Hope: “The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom” runs June 9-July 2 at the Capitol Theatre

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Port Hope: “The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom” runs June 9-July 2 at the Capitol Theatre

The Capitol Thetre’s summer stage series continues with The Ballad of Stompin’ Tom by David Scott, with songs and lyrics by Stompin’ Tom Connors. The show features Scott Carmichael in the title role and a supporting ensemble of talented actor-musicians – Haneul Yi, Jack Barr, Alex St. Kitts, Andy Trithardt, Donna Garner and Melissa Payne – directed...

Toronto: Lena Hall to star in new musical “In Dreams” with music by Roy Orbison beginning September 26

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Toronto: Lena Hall to star in new musical “In Dreams” with music by Roy Orbison beginning September 26

Tony Award-winning actor Lena Hall will star in the new musical In Dreams from Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning and Olivier and Tony Award-nominated writer David West Read and multi-award-winning director Luke Sheppard – the team behind the smash hit & Juliet.
In Dreams will have its North American premiere September 26 to November 12 at the CAA...

Toronto: David Mirvish announces the 2023/24 Off-Mirvish subscription season

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Toronto: David Mirvish announces the 2023/24 Off-Mirvish subscription season

David Mirvish is delighted to announce the 2023/24 Off-Mirvish season.
“With productions from Toronto, Halifax, Broadway and London’s West End, this Off-Mirvish lineup showcases the best of four important English-language communities,” explains David Mirvish.
“It’s also a season of classics reimagined. Two classics of literature are newly adapted...

Toronto: 2023 Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund Theatre Awards announced

Saturday, May 20, 2023
Toronto: 2023 Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund Theatre Awards announced

Jon Kaplan Legacy Fund
We announce our awards on May 17th, Jon’s birthday, to celebrate his life and his work. 
Jon was devoted to the theatre community, and through the Legacy Fund we support Canadian theatre makers and help them be seen.
We are pleased to announce this year’s recipients of our fifth annual awards. These three remarkable...

Stratford: “The Real Poems” by Robert McQueen runs at Stratford June 8-10

Friday, May 19, 2023
Stratford: “The Real Poems” by Robert McQueen runs at Stratford June 8-10

From inside the lockdowns of 2020, Robert McQueen sat at his kitchen table and wrote about his experiences as a young queer man, living between Vancouver and New York during the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s and 90s.
The Real Poems is at once spoken witness to the joy of youth and a memorial to the lives of colleagues, lovers and friends lost. 
An...

Stratford: Previews for “Casey and Diana”, a new play by Nick Green, begin May 23

Friday, May 19, 2023
Stratford: Previews for “Casey and Diana”, a new play by Nick Green, begin May 23

Casey and Diana, a new play by award-winning playwright Nick Green, opens the doors of Toronto AIDS hospice Casey House and shares the remarkable warmth, strength and resilience of the people within, living and dying in the face of unimaginable pain, isolation and stigma. Directed by Andrew Kushnir, Casey and Diana starts performances May 23 and will...

Stratford: A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Richard II” begins performances May 23

Friday, May 19, 2023
Stratford: A new adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Richard II” begins performances May 23

Through her many Stratford Festival productions, Jillian Keiley has taken audiences across time and place from Ancient Greece through Nazi Germany to modern-day Newfoundland, as well as to the imagined realms of Fantasia and Wonderland. This year, she takes us into the glamorous and gritty world of Studio 54, at its thrilling heights in the late 1970s...

Toronto: Yazmina Reza’s comedy “God of Carnage” runs at the CAA Theatre May 23-28

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Toronto: Yazmina Reza’s comedy “God of Carnage” runs at the CAA Theatre May 23-28

The Toronto Stage Company is proud to announce their upcoming presentation of YAZMINA REZA’S thrilling play GOD OF CARNAGE. Translated by CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON and directed by MARK DATUIN, GOD OF CARNAGE is A COMEDY OF MANNERS WITHOUT THE MANNERS!
A playground altercation between eleven-year-old-boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for...

Toronto: One Little Goat launches its 6-year James Joyce “Finnegan’s Wake Project” in June

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Toronto: One Little Goat launches its 6-year James Joyce “Finnegan’s Wake Project” in June

One Little Goat, the acclaimed Toronto-based theatre company, is tackling its most ambitious project to date… a sprawling 17-episode reading of one of the most mesmerizingly elusive novels of the 20th century, James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. The filmed readings of the book star Irish-Canadian actor Richard Harte, who reads each chapter in front of audiences...

Collingwood: Tickets for the Theatre Collingwood Porchside Festival are now on sale

Thursday, May 18, 2023
Collingwood: Tickets for the Theatre Collingwood Porchside Festival are now on sale

THE THEATRE COLLINGWOOD PORCHSIDE FESTIVAL IS BACK AND TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
Come be a part of this truly unique summer experience. Grab your friends and family and be entertained by some of Canada's best, right here, while you sit in your lawn chair. Also enjoy the visual art at each show that our local artists have on display and for sale.
36...

Orangeville: Shows coming soon to Theatre Orangeville in May and June

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Orangeville: Shows coming soon to Theatre Orangeville in May and June

New show have been announce at Theatre Orangeville for May and June.
The Theatre Orangeville Youth Singers return!!
Here We Go Again: Our Comeback Concert
Directed by Elisabeth DuBois
Accompanied by Hayden Thomas
May 24, 2023
After a highly anticipated wait, we are pleased to invite you to join the Theatre Orangeville Youth Singers...

Stratford: “A Wrinkle in Time” begins previews May 18

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Stratford: “A Wrinkle in Time” begins previews May 18

A world première adaptation of Madeleine L’Engle’s fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time starts preview performances tomorrow at the Avon Theatre. This new adaptation is directed and adapted by Thomas Morgan Jones, who is also artistic director of Prairie Theatre Exchange.
Set in modern day, A Wrinkle in Time – this season’s Schulich Children’s Play...

Ottawa: Ottawa Fringe Festival tickets are now on sale

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Ottawa: Ottawa Fringe Festival tickets are now on sale

This year 45 shows will sprinkle their work across 6 venues in Downtown Ottawa. Autobiography, physical theatre, comedy, and circus - whether you have a favourite or not, try a different flavour and let your tastebuds discover something new! From Ottawa, to Portland, to Berlin, to Wellington, these incredible artists are bringing ten days of fresh...

Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre brings back “Alice in Wonderland” July 12-22

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Toronto: The Guild Festival Theatre brings back “Alice in Wonderland” July 12-22

After a sold-out run in 2021, as well as seven Dora nominations and two wins (Outstanding Performance by an Individual & the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award), Alice in Wonderland will make a spectacular return to Guild Park before touring to theatres across the province.
Alice in Wonderland
Based on the literary classic by Lewis Carroll
Adapted...

Toronto: The 35th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival runs July 5-16

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Toronto: The 35th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival runs July 5-16

Toronto Fringe is proud to announce the 35th Annual Toronto Fringe Festival will host 103 shows in over a dozen indoor venues across the city July 5 - 16, 2023, including a new Launch Party on July 4, KidsFest & Kids Camp, and summer fun at the POSTSCRIPT Patio. The full programming and schedule with box office details for Toronto Fringe will be revealed...

Port Dover: “Come Down From Up River” directed by Sheila McCarthy opens tomorrow

Wednesday, May 17, 2023
Port Dover: “Come Down From Up River” directed by Sheila McCarthy opens tomorrow

With warmer weather ahead it’s time for Lighthouse Festival’s annual summer season to take the stage once again, offering up a summer-long series of comedy and drama on the shores of Lake Erie.
First up for 2023 is Come Down From Up River, a Norm Foster-written tale about a same-sex couple who are worried about the imminent re-emergence of an estranged...

Collingwood: “Early Morning Rain: The Legend of Gordon Lightfoot” runs June 6-10 at Theatre Collingwood

Monday, May 15, 2023
Collingwood: “Early Morning Rain: The Legend of Gordon Lightfoot” runs June 6-10 at Theatre Collingwood

EARLY MORNING RAIN: The Legend of Gordon Lightfoot was written and conceived by Leisa Way in 2019 and features her and the Wayward Wind Band celebrating the life of Gordon Lightfoot, his incredible music and the legacy he has left all Canadians with his outstanding musical storytelling. Theatre Collingwood will present this show from June 6th-10th...

Toronto: “Perceptual Archeology (Or How To Travel Blind)” opens June 1 at Crow’s Theatre

Monday, May 15, 2023
Toronto: “Perceptual Archeology (Or How To Travel Blind)” opens June 1 at Crow’s Theatre

"What is it like to travel blind? A question I asked myself in the summer of 1996 while swimming in a pool in Los Angeles.”
Blind artist Alex Bulmer welcomes you to her five part “talk” exploring this question. Imagine a play created by blind and sighted artists. Imagine a play developed with a love of improvisation, sound, the absurd, and the...

Toronto: Comic Books Live!!! returns to the Assembly Theatre May 26-27

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Toronto: Comic Books Live!!! returns to the Assembly Theatre May 26-27

Fresh off a very special appearance at TCAF, COMIC BOOKS LIVE!!! returns to its variety show roots with a new installment plucking a comic book from graphic fiction history, chosen by series host, Assembly alumni and all around comic fanboy Luis Fernandes (Therac 25, The Assembly Theatre; Tough Jews, Dora Award nomination - Outstanding Ensemble) and...

Toronto: Soulpepper presents “Sizwe Banzi Is Dead” May 25 to June 18

Thursday, May 11, 2023
Toronto: Soulpepper presents “Sizwe Banzi Is Dead” May 25 to June 18

Soulpepper Theatre proudly presents the Tony-nominated work by one of South Africa’s greatest playwrights, Athol Fugard, in their production of his revolutionary apartheid-era collaboration with John Kani and Winston Ntshona, Sizwe Banzi Is Dead.
Powered by an incredible trio of talents the play is directed by multi-award winning Mumbi Tindyebwa...

Toronto: From May 16-21 the 22nd Paprika Festival will showcase offerings by 18 emerging artists

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Toronto: From May 16-21 the 22nd Paprika Festival will showcase offerings by 18 emerging artists

Celebrating 5 seasons of the Indigenous Arts Program, Paprika Theatre Festival launches its 22nd annual festival with 14 live in-person performances and community events from May 16-21, 2023
Paprika Theatre Festival, recognized as one of the most crucial launching pads for emerging artists in Toronto’s theatre ecology, announces its 22nd annual...

Toronto: Boys in Chairs Collective presents “Access Me” June 16-24

Wednesday, May 10, 2023
Toronto: Boys in Chairs Collective presents “Access Me” June 16-24

Stories from the queer disability community will transform the Toronto stage this Pride! Andrew Gurza, Frank Hull and Ken Harrower will be giving the city exclusive (and inclusive) access to their lives as gay disabled men in Access Me, a fun, queer disability sex-positive performance that earned the inaugural SummerWorks Jon Kaplan Spotlight Award...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre and Tapestry Opera announces new collaborative performance spaces

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre and Tapestry Opera announces new collaborative performance spaces

Tapestry Opera and Nightwood Theatre announced yesterday that they are developing a new home for the performing arts and are embarking on a capital campaign to fund its 1.5 million dollar completion and launch.
Tapestry and Nightwood are building a new collaborative space for the performing arts at 877 Yonge Street, following the two companies’...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The musical “Gypsy” begins performances at the Shaw Festival May 10

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The musical “Gypsy” begins performances at the Shaw Festival May 10

It’s not a tease. Gypsy, the greatest American musical, is finally embarking on its highly anticipated run at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre beginning May 10. Stephen Sondheim’s timeless tale of sex, ambition and a longing for recognition is directed by Jay Turvey, with musical direction by Paul Sportelli and choreography by Genny Sermonia.
Kate Hennig...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre presents “X (DIX)” by Côté Danse June 14-18

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre presents “X (DIX)” by Côté Danse June 14-18

Crow’s Theatre presents the Toronto premiere of Côté Danse’s X (DIX) with choreography by Guillaume Côté. The last stop of a spring tour across Quebec, five exquisite performers share the minimalist set stage of X (DIX), journeying far but always desiring to return home. The surging and sculptural sounds of experimental band Son Lux are amplified...

Stratford: Walt Wingfield returns to the Stratford Perth Museum for three Sundays in June

Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Stratford: Walt Wingfield returns to the Stratford Perth Museum for three Sundays in June

Stratford, and its long history with the stage, is no stranger to theatrical romances.
Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Tony and Mario from West Side Story – even Brad and Janet in Rocky Horror.
This summer romance will be in the air again as The Stratford Perth Museum presents chapters three, four and five in the Wingfield Farm series.
The...

Kitchener: Izad Etemadi: Let Me Explain runs May 25 to June 4

Monday, May 8, 2023
Kitchener: Izad Etemadi: Let Me Explain runs May 25 to June 4

Izad Etemadi has spent most of his life explaining himself to others. His ethnicity, his sexuality, the pronunciation of his name.
But as an elder millennial dealing with back pain and digestive issues, he doesn’t have the time or energy to keep explaining things.
Through jokes, songs, and deeply personal stories, this queer Iranian-Canadian...

London, ON: The Grand Theatre receives a $138,500 OTF grant for hybrid work and virtual collaborations

Monday, May 8, 2023
London, ON: The Grand Theatre receives a $138,500 OTF grant for hybrid work and virtual collaborations

On Sunday, the team at London’s Grand Theatre held their Partner Appreciation Event, where they recognized a $138,500 Resilient Communities Fund grant they received from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Awarded over 12 months, these funds enabled the Theatre to purchase equipment and software to support hybrid working arrangements and virtual...

Toronto: Factory Theatre presents the world premiere of “Armadillos” June 3-24

Monday, May 8, 2023
Toronto: Factory Theatre presents the world premiere of “Armadillos” June 3-24

Factory Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere of the provocative and unabashedly feminist new play Armadillos by Governor General’s Literary Award winner Colleen Wagner and directed by multi-award winning artist Jani Lauzon. Armadillos will be presented at Factory Theatre from June 3rd to 24th, 2023.
On a cross-country theatre tour...

Millbrook: 4th Line Theatre opens its 2023 season with The Tilco Strike

Monday, May 8, 2023
Millbrook: 4th Line Theatre opens its 2023 season with The Tilco Strike

4th Line Theatre is excited to open its 2023 Summer Season with the highly-anticipated world premiere of D’Arcy Jenish’s The Tilco Strike. The Tilco Strike recounts the year-long fight between 35 poorly paid women, and their bosses at Tilco Plastics in Peterborough, Ontario. The strike began in December 1965 over a $25 bonus and escalated into an...

East Haddam, CT: “Summer Stock” directed and choreographed by Donna Feore runs July 7-August 27

Friday, May 5, 2023
East Haddam, CT: “Summer Stock” directed and choreographed by Donna Feore runs July 7-August 27

Corbin Bleu and Danielle Wade Will Lead Cast of Goodspeed's Summer Stock Musical
Donna Feore will direct and choreograph the world premiere musical based on the Judy Garland-Gene Kelly film.
American Corbin Bleu (High School Musical; Kiss Me, Kate) and Canadian Danielle Wade (Mean Girls, Wizard of Oz) will head the cast of Goodspeed Musicals'...

Stratford: Saturday “Grand Magic” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

Friday, May 5, 2023
Stratford: Saturday “Grand Magic” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

A world première translation of Eduardo De Filippo’s Grand Magic begins previews this Saturday, marking the first performances of the season at the Stratford Festival’s award-winning Tom Patterson Theatre. Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino directs the work of the Italian master playwright in a new version by John Murrell and Donato...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville announces its 30th season

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville announces its 30th season

Our 2023-2024 Season will be our 30th Season of presenting ‘Sensational Stories on YOUR stage’ - and it is not one to be missed!
As of Friday April 28th, 3 and 5 show subscriptions are on sale - and will guarantee your seat to attend all of our fantastic shows next season. There are 5 mainstage productions and one add-on show (to which subscribers...

Stratford: Beloved actor Patricia Hamilton has died at age 86

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Stratford: Beloved actor Patricia Hamilton has died at age 86

Beloved actor Patricia Hamilton has died at age 86. Patricia Ruth Hamilton (27 April 1937 - 30 April 2023) was a Canadian actress, perhaps best known for playing Rachel Lynde in the television mini-series Anne of Green Gables, its sequels: Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel, Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story and Anne of Green Gables: A New...

Toronto: “The Land Acknowledgement, or as You Like It” returns to the CAA Theatre May 4-7

Thursday, May 4, 2023
Toronto: “The Land Acknowledgement, or as You Like It” returns to the CAA Theatre May 4-7

The Crow’s theatre production of Cliff Cardinal’s, dynamic and provocative one-man show The Land Acknowledgement, or As You Like It played to critical acclaim from March 10 – April 2 at the CAA Theatre. The show enjoyed a spectacular run with sold-out houses and became a genuine cultural phenomenon, attracting diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds,...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Civilized” by Keir Cutler June 1-4

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Civilized” by Keir Cutler June 1-4

CIVILIZED, a play about the banality of evil and putting it right, explores how the Canadian government failed to prevent the abuse, and in many cases, deaths suffered by Natives at the Indian Residential Schools. The last Indian Residential School didn’t close until 1996! During those years, thousands of children died, many, as we are now finding...

Toronto: Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre presents “Salience” May 26-27

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Toronto: Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre presents “Salience” May 26-27

Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre presents Salience—a mesmerizing showcase of contemporary dance from North America and beyond. Highlights include three World Premieres by London’s Olivier Coëffard, by Toronto-born, New York City-based Chantelle Good, and by CCDT Artistic Director Deborah Lundmark, plus audience favourites by Nicole Caruana and...

Toronto: “50 Years of Funny” celebrates The Second City’s 50th anniversary in Canada

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Toronto: “50 Years of Funny” celebrates The Second City’s 50th anniversary in Canada

Get ready for a night of non-stop laughs as The Second City Toronto celebrates its 50th anniversary with a comedy revue featuring classic sketches created by Canadian comedy icons like Mike Myers, Catherine O'Hara, John Candy, Colin Mochrie and more! Our all-star ensemble will bring to life some of The Second City's most beloved characters, taking...

Toronto: Mirvish theatre will dim their lights on May 4 to honour Dame Edna

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Toronto: Mirvish theatre will dim their lights on May 4 to honour Dame Edna

The lights of the Mirvish Theatres will be dimmed on Thursday May 4 to honour the life of Barry Humphries, the housewife superstar known to the world as DAME EDNA.
Australian-born Barry Humphries' seven decades' career included theatre, television, books and film. He played many different roles, but his most famous and celebrated creation was Edna...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces its 2023 Queer Pride line-up

Monday, May 1, 2023
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces its 2023 Queer Pride line-up

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is pleased to announce the line-up for Queer Pride 2023 – a festival of queer theatre, comedy, cabaret, art, music, and parties that showcases our community's unstoppable spirit. All month long, Buddies hosts a stellar line-up of Toronto’s most exciting queer entertainers, with guest producers bringing their best, alongside...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its free concert series for May

Sunday, April 30, 2023
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its free concert series for May

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Presented by TD Bank Group, is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Four inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances, and engaging presentations that feature up-and-coming young artists as...

Toronto: Soldiers in the Arts is staging two productions May 3-7 and May 10-21

Friday, April 28, 2023
Toronto: Soldiers in the Arts is staging two productions May 3-7 and May 10-21

Soldiers in the Arts is staging two productions May 3-7 and May 10-21
Soliders in the Arts is a Canadian non-profit that uses theatre to address traumatic stress and related problems encountered by veterans and their loved ones. 
It is staging two productions this May. Proceeds go towards Soldiers in the Arts programs and productions.
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Toronto: Tickets are now on sale to the Luminato Festival Toronto June 7-18

Thursday, April 27, 2023
Toronto: Tickets are now on sale to the Luminato Festival Toronto June 7-18

Tickets are now on sale to the Luminato Festival Toronto
 • Walk with Amal Toronto - June 7-11
‘Walk with Amal Toronto’ is produced by The Walk Productions and Luminato Festival Toronto in association with Handspring Puppet Company. 
A refugee child arrives in Toronto all by herself looking for her mother and a home. What should we do?
Let’s...

Collingwood: Melody A. Johnson’s “Leftovers and The Lottery” plays Theatre Collingwood May 11-13

Thursday, April 27, 2023
Collingwood: Melody A. Johnson’s “Leftovers and The Lottery” plays Theatre Collingwood May 11-13

Join Theatre Collingwood as we experience a thoughtfully curated, multifaceted portrait of one of America’s finest writers in the form of a one act show. Following her celebrated performance at the 2022 Porchside Festival, Master of Storytelling Melody Johnson returns to Collingwood to weave another tale centered around Master of Literary Horror,...

Orangeville: Previews of “The New Canadian Curling Club” begin tonight

Wednesday, April 26, 2023
Orangeville: Previews of “The New Canadian Curling Club” begin tonight

Preview performances of The New Canadian Curling Club start tonight.
Join four new Canadians –Mike, Charmaine, Anoopjeet and Fatima – as they learn how to curl from veteran curler, Stuart ,when they are all recommended to join a 'Learn to Curl' league. Trouble is, their reluctant coach has some strong opinions about immigrants. What follows is...

London, UK: Why Not Theatre's “Mahabharata” will run at the Barbican October 1-7, 2023

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
London, UK: Why Not Theatre's “Mahabharata” will run at the Barbican October 1-7, 2023

Why Not Theatre is thrilled to announce that Mahabharata will be performed onstage at the Barbican, London (UK) this fall. After wrapping up a successful world premiere at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the production’s cast and creative team look forward to this exciting next chapter.
Mahabharata is a contemporary take...

Toronto: Driftwood Theatre kicks off its 2023 season with “Shakespeare D&D” May 15

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Toronto: Driftwood Theatre kicks off its 2023 season with “Shakespeare D&D” May 15

An epic adventure of Shakespearean proportions. Join Driftwood Theatre for a classical theatre event unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
Artistic Director Jeremy Smith leads a cast of Shakespeare nerds on an epic quest that will unfold right before your very eyes. This is a live-play event of Dungeons and Dragons, the world’s most popular...

Toronto: Tapestry Opera launches COR – the Canadian Opera Resource

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Toronto: Tapestry Opera launches COR – the Canadian Opera Resource

The discoverability of great Canadian arias and operas is seriously upgrading. No longer will performers, musicologists, and producers have to rely on myriad obsolete library collections; Tapestry Opera has launched the Canadian Opera Resource (COR): a brand new wiki-style website with a searchable database of all things Canadian Opera to make finding...

Toronto: Immersive gaming and live performance meet in “No Save Points” running June 6-25

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Toronto: Immersive gaming and live performance meet in “No Save Points” running June 6-25

This June, creator/performer Sébastien Heins invites Toronto to a joyous, high-octane, deeply personal adventure story, all experienced at the touch of a button. Video games, theatre and memoir collide as Heins places the control(er) in the hands of the audience, entrusting them to pilot his performance using state-of-the-art motion capture and haptic...

Kingston: SpiderWebShow Performance Presents FOLDA 2023 at Queen’s University June 7 to 10

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Kingston: SpiderWebShow Performance Presents FOLDA 2023 at Queen’s University June 7 to 10

SpiderWebShow Performance proudly presents the annual Festival of Live Digital Art (FOLDA), the only Festival of its kind in Canada exploring and presenting live performances integrated with digital technologies. FOLDA 2023 will be presented both in-person and online, June 7 to 10, 2023, at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen’s...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Artistic Director Mike Payette and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are thrilled to announce Tarragon Theatre’s 2023-24 season: a season that continues Tarragon’s commitment to new Canadian works from across the country. Embracing the intergenerational and intersectional artists that make Tarragon the national hub for new creation, this season features...

Stratford: “King Lear” starring Paul Gross begins previews today

Monday, April 24, 2023
Stratford: “King Lear” starring Paul Gross begins previews today

After making his Stratford Festival debut as the Prince of Denmark more than 20 years ago, Paul Gross returns as the King of England, playing the title role in King Lear. The production, which begins previews this Monday, is directed by Kimberley Rampersad and set in a near-future Britain that finds a kingdom on the precipice.
Perhaps Shakespeare’s...

Prescott: The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival announces its 2023 season

Sunday, April 23, 2023
Prescott: The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival announces its 2023 season

The St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival is back for 2023!! It’s Shakespeare’s Birthday, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than by announcing our season for 2023!!
We're presenting four fun-filled shows with all the pop and fizz of champagne bubbles to compliment a warm summer evening.
The Festival is bringing A Midsummer Night’s...

Toronto: The Bloor West Village Players announce their 50th season

Sunday, April 23, 2023
Toronto: The Bloor West Village Players announce their 50th season

Our most recent fundraising campaign closed at the end of February 2023. The generous contributions from our donors totalled over $11,000.
During the 2022-2023 season we have done our best to make everyone feel comfortable about returning to the theatre by reducing the number of seats we sell for almost half of all performances. And as we all know,...

Ottawa: Tickets for the Classic Theatre Festival are now on sale

Saturday, April 22, 2023
Ottawa: Tickets for the Classic Theatre Festival are now on sale

We look forward to welcoming you back to the home of all your Broadway favourites at downtown Ottawa's Classic Theatre Festival.
Until May 1st, you can save 15% on the second show when you order a summer season pass. You can purchase tickets for specific dates, or buy a voucher and pick your dates and seats anytime you like!
It's easy to order...

Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the zarzuela “La Verbena de la paloma” May 5-7

Friday, April 21, 2023
Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the zarzuela “La Verbena de la paloma” May 5-7

Toronto Operetta Theatre closes its first post-pandemic season with the Canadian Premiere of Tomás Bretón’s La Verbena de la Paloma or The Festival of the Dove. Performances at the St Lawrence Centre for the Arts on May 5, 6, & 7 (mat), 2023.
"We are thrilled to close our year with the most popular Spanish musical ever", says TOT's General Director...

Toronto: Sara Porter Productions presents “L-E-A-K” at The Theatre Centre May 18-21

Friday, April 21, 2023
Toronto: Sara Porter Productions presents “L-E-A-K” at The Theatre Centre May 18-21

Sara Porter Productions is proud to announce L-E-A-K, a fresh new dance work that explores the ecosexual notions of falling in love with the ocean, inspired by the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world. Choreographed by Sara Porter and performed by Sara Porter and Jessie Garon, L-E-A-K will be presented at The Theatre Centre, from May...

Hamilton: The new Canadian musical “Maggie” opens tonight at Theatre Aquarius

Friday, April 21, 2023
Hamilton: The new Canadian musical “Maggie” opens tonight at Theatre Aquarius

MAGGIE, the highly anticipated new Canadian musical, officially opens at Theatre Aquarius tonight. Produced in association with originating Come From Away producer Michael Rubinoff; the new musical features music and lyrics by multi-award winning recording artist Johnny Reid and musical theatre playwright and lyricist Matt Murray (Grow) with a book...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Vaches, The Musical” May 10-13

Thursday, April 20, 2023
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Vaches, The Musical” May 10-13

Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) presents VACHES, THE MUSICAL, Créations In Vivo's wildly entertaining musical that has already conquered the rest of Ontario. This Franco-Ontarian “Broadway show” is playing in Toronto (finally!) at the Berkeley Street Theatre from May 10 to 13, with the May 11 performance tied in with TfT's Fundraising Gala.
What’s...

Toronto: Fatuma Adar’s “She’s Not Special” is on stage at the Tarragon May 24-28

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Toronto: Fatuma Adar’s “She’s Not Special” is on stage at the Tarragon May 24-28

Tarragon Theatre and Nightwood Theatre are excited to present the live stage premiere of Fatuma Adar’s unforgettable show She’s Not Special at Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace, May 24-28, 2023. Co-directed by Adar (Playback’s Artist to Watch) and Graham Isador (The Beaverton, VICE), She’s Not Special combines musical theatre and comedic storytelling to...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Today, Talk Is Free Theatre Producer & CEO Arkady Spivak and Artistic Director Michael Torontow announce their 2023/24 season, which leaps into new territory (sometimes literally) and challenges the boundaries that exist to be pushed, dismantled, or destroyed–a season full of new works and past favourites on stages (and in forests) not just at home...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “CRANKED: The ReMix” May 8-18

Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “CRANKED: The ReMix” May 8-18

This May, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is thrilled to present CRANKED: The ReMix – an international hit from Vancouver’s Green Thumb Theatre, seen by more than 125,000 young people around the world. Featuring a live DJ and hip hop, this pulse-pounding sensory experience is an incisive view of addiction and celebrity culture in an era of TikTok and...

Stratford: “Monty Python’s Spamalot” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Stratford: “Monty Python’s Spamalot” begins previews at the Stratford Festival

Monty Python’s Spamalot hits the stage in Stratford tomorrow, April 19, with hilarity sure to follow. Lezlie Wade directs this musical, “lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”
The production offers up a hefty share of irreverence in a hilarious spoof of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round...

Toronto: The Royal Conservatory of Music closes its 2022/23 season with “A Little Night Music”

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Toronto: The Royal Conservatory of Music closes its 2022/23 season with “A Little Night Music”

The Royal Conservatory of Music closes its 2022-23 concert season with four performances of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music in concert. Winner of four Tony Awards, this popular musical is presented on Friday, May 26 at 8pm, Saturday, May 27 at 3pm and at 8pm, and Sunday, May 28 at 3pm in Koerner Hall.
After a tremendously successful production...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces the cast for “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”

Tuesday, April 18, 2023
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment announces the cast for “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”

Drayton Entertainment announces the cast for Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Carole King made more than beautiful music; she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Join us as the inspiring true story of Carole King's remarkable journey from teenage songwriter to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is chronicled in this Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning...

Toronto: The Musical Stage Company presents the 2023 Banks Cabaret on May 8

Monday, April 17, 2023
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company presents the 2023 Banks Cabaret on May 8

'GET A LIFE', The 2023 Banks Cabaret will take place on Monday May 8th. Book your tickets today
Every year since 2012 The Musical Stage Company has worked with two exceptional musical theatre performers and showcased their extraordinary abilities at the annual Banks Prize Cabaret. Each year Toronto musical theatre fans have come to the cabaret...

Toronto: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” ends its run on July 2, 2023

Sunday, April 16, 2023
Toronto: “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” ends its run on July 2, 2023

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will end its record-breaking run at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre in Toronto on July 2, 2023. At a run of 13 months and more than 425 performances, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will set a record for the longest-running professional play in Canadian history.
The production will have been seen by over 600,000 audience...

New York: Canadian Laird Mackintosh will be the final Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Sunday, April 16, 2023
New York: Canadian Laird Mackintosh will be the final Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Laird Mackintosh will step into the titular role for Phantom of the Opera's final Broadway performance the evening of April 16. Principal Phantom Ben Crawford, who has not appeared onstage at several recent performances, has been sidelined due to a bacterial infection and being on vocal rest per doctor's orders.
A longtime Phantom veteran and fan-favorite,...

Toronto: Moya O’Connell stars in Adam Rapp’s “The Sound Inside” May 7-28

Saturday, April 15, 2023
Toronto: Moya O’Connell stars in Adam Rapp’s “The Sound Inside” May 7-28

This spring, COAL MINE THEATRE presents another thrilling Toronto Premiere, Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp’s mysterious drama THE SOUND INSIDE, on stage May 7 – 28 (opening: May 11). The sophomore production in their new venue at 2076 Danforth, THE SOUND INSIDE follows The COAL MINE’s critically acclaimed production of Simon Stone’s YERMA - directed...

Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents the Toronto premiere of “The Sacrifice” by Dada Masilo May 16-17

Friday, April 14, 2023
Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents the Toronto premiere of “The Sacrifice” by Dada Masilo May 16-17

Harbourfront Centre presents the exhilarating Toronto premiere of award-winning South African choreographer Dada Masilo’s The Sacrifice, on stage May 16 and 17, 2023, at 7:30pm at Fleck Dance Theatre, as part of the international contemporary dance series Torque. Inspired by Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite Of Spring, Masilo roots her powerful interpretation...

Barrie: Theatre by the Bay reveals its 2023 season

Friday, April 14, 2023
Barrie: Theatre by the Bay reveals its 2023 season

Headlining Theatre by the Bay’s 2023 season are two world premieres based on compelling local stories from Barrie’s history. The company’s 21st season sees the return of the popular Simcoe County Theatre Festival, the growth of its educational programming and a feature-length documentary film.
Bobbie, by local playwright Trudee Romanek, is the...

St. Catharines: The Garden City Comedy Festival returns May 27

Friday, April 14, 2023
St. Catharines: The Garden City Comedy Festival returns May 27

The Garden City Comedy Festival returns to the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre for its 5th annual Gala Night!
We invite you to join us for this laugh filled spectacle featuring some of Canada’s funniest comics. Hosted by Niagara's own Joe Pillitteri and headlined by the Grande Dame of Canadian comedy Martha Chaves!
A Canadian Comedy Award...

London, ON: Theatre Æzir presents “The Phoenix Lottery” April 27-May 6

Friday, April 14, 2023
London, ON: Theatre Æzir presents “The Phoenix Lottery” April 27-May 6

From April 27th to May 6th, Theatre Æzir will present a new live production of The Phoenix Lottery by Allan Stratton at The Grand Theatre’s Auburn Stage. The production is directed by Mike Semple and features Chris Bancroft, Jeff Culbert, Elizabeth Durand, Tyler Lionel Parr, Jessica Pereira, and Jay Gordon Wright. This play had its premiere at The...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Tom Stoppard’s farce “On the Razzle” begins April 16

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Tom Stoppard’s farce “On the Razzle” begins April 16

On the Razzle, Tom Stoppard’s vivacious breakneck joyride of mistaken identities, romantic entanglements, double entendres and narrow escapes, begins previews on April 16 at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre. Adapted from the 19th century comedy Einen Jux will er sich machen by Johann Nestroy, the Craig Hall-directed Shaw Festival production...

Toronto: Canadian Stage announces its 2023/24 season

Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Toronto: Canadian Stage announces its 2023/24 season

Nearing the end of the company’s first full season since 2019 - a season that saw audiences eagerly returning to the joy and thrill of live theatre, bringing back pre-pandemic subscription levels, full houses, and sold-out shows – Canadian Stage is delighted to announce an ambitious 23.24 season defined by thrilling and urgently relevant contemporary...

Toronto: Luminato announces its 2023 line-up

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Toronto: Luminato announces its 2023 line-up

Are you ready for summer and art in the city?
We’re pleased to announce Luminato is back June 7th to June 18th with an exceptional program set to invigorate Toronto with creativity! 
In 2023, we are hosting an incredible program featuring stories from Toronto and around the globe which show glimpses of daily life alongside remarkable, life-altering...

Bloomfield: County Stage announces its 2023 season in Prince Edward County

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Bloomfield: County Stage announces its 2023 season in Prince Edward County

Artistic Director Graham Abbey and Managing Director Vikki Anderson announced today County Stage’s ambitious 2023 Summer line up. Presented by BMO and Huff Estates, running from May 26 to September 9, the season brings an expansive lineup of theatre, dance, comedy and music to two different locations in Prince Edward County: The Eddie Hotel & Farm,...

Toronto: The Musical Stage Company announces details of its 20th anniversary season

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company announces details of its 20th anniversary season

Following the recent casting announcement for their production of Britta Johnson and Sara Farb’s KELLY V. KELLY, The Musical Stage Company is thrilled to share details of their 20th anniversary programming. The acclaimed company’s 23.24 season is marked by the unveiling of an exhilarating NEW WORKS FESTIVAL, the 17th annual UNCOVERED concert series,...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre announces its 40th anniversary season for 2023/24

Tuesday, April 11, 2023
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre announces its 40th anniversary season for 2023/24

Today, Artistic Director Chris Abraham and Executive Director Sherrie Johnson unveiled Crow’s Theatre’s 12-show 40th anniversary season, the largest and most ambitious season in the company’s history. Following the record-breaking triumph of the 2022.23 season, Crow’s 40th anniversary will be animated by world premieres and groundbreaking productions...

Stratford: “Rent” has its first preview at the Stratford Festival

Thursday, April 6, 2023
Stratford: “Rent” has its first preview at the Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival’s 2023 season begins this weekend with Rent directed by Thom Allison led by Andrea Macasaet, Robert Markus and Kolton Stewart. Jonathan Larson’s sensational rock musical is staged with heart and purpose at the iconic Festival Theatre.
Inspired by Puccini's opera La Bohème and set in Manhattan in the 1990s, Rent follows a...

Toronto: Spicy Day theatre company presents “In Waking Life” April 27-29

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Toronto: Spicy Day theatre company presents “In Waking Life” April 27-29

Spicy Day theatre company presents their critically-acclaimed comedy In Waking Life, at Toronto’s Bampot House of Tea and Boardgames. The play is created by Lauren Welchner and Monica Bradford-Lea, and will be performed at Bampot for only 3 performances from April 27 to April 29, 2023.
A “Best of Toronto Fringe” award-winning comedy, In Waking...

Toronto: The Musical Stage Company announces the world premiere of “Kelly v. Kelly” May 26-June 18

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company announces the world premiere of “Kelly v. Kelly” May 26-June 18

Following a 3-year wait, The Musical Stage Company is thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team today for their eagerly anticipated production of KELLY V. KELLY, a new musical from Sara Farb and Britta Johnson and the conclusion of Johnson’s CRESCENDO SERIES residency with the company.
On stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre - Marilyn...

Stratford: “The Miser” featuring Colm Feore is now available on Stratfest@Home

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Stratford: “The Miser” featuring Colm Feore is now available on Stratfest@Home

The Miser starring Colm Feore is now available on the Stratford Festival’s streaming platform, Stratfest@Home. Ranjit Bolt’s modernized translation of Molière’s delightful satire is directed for the stage by Antoni Cimolino and for the screen by Nicholas Shields.
In The Miser, we find paranoid old skinflint Harper and his two grown children, Eleanor,...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of “Paint Me This House of Love” April 20

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of “Paint Me This House of Love” April 20

Mike Payette Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to announce the world premiere of Paint Me This House of Love. The play, written by Chelsea Woolley and directed by Tarragon’s own Artistic Director, Mike Payette, runs in the Extraspace from April 11 - May 7, 2023 (opening April 20).
In Paint Me...

Picton: Driftwood Theatre presents its final Bard’s Bus Tour this summer

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Picton: Driftwood Theatre presents its final Bard’s Bus Tour this summer

Driftwood Theatre Group today announces their 2023 season including the return of Shakespeare D&D, and the final season of The Bard's Bus Tour from August 5-27, 2023 in eight Ontario communities including Kingston, Bloomfield, Peterborough, Oshawa, Pickering, Ingersoll Toronto and Burlington.
With gratitude to audiences, artists and company members...

Toronto: The 44th Annual Toronto International Storytelling Festival runs May 5-14

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Toronto: The 44th Annual Toronto International Storytelling Festival runs May 5-14

Storytelling Toronto is proud to announce the 44th annual Toronto International Storytelling Festival from May 5-14, 2023. The festival boasts performances and workshops across multiple venues, featuring acclaimed storytellers from Canada, USA, UK, India, Iran, Switzerland and the Netherlands, and partnerships with community organizations such as...

New York: Strike by Broadway union of actors and stage managers could halt tours including “Hamilton”

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
New York: Strike by Broadway union of actors and stage managers could halt tours including “Hamilton”

Broadway shows on tour across North America, including the hit juggernaut “Hamilton,” currently playing at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, could come to a halt after the union representing actors and stage managers issued a strike threat Monday.
The Actors’ Equity Association, which represents some 51,000 actors and stage managers in live...

Toronto: Cliff Cardinal’s “The Land Acknowledgement” returns May 4-7 due to popular demand

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Toronto: Cliff Cardinal’s “The Land Acknowledgement” returns May 4-7 due to popular demand

David Mirvish’s presentation of the acclaimed Crow's Theatre production of The Land Acknowledgement, or As You Like It just ended a spectacularly successful run, playing to over 10,000 people at the CAA Theatre.
As word spread about Cliff Cardinal’s dynamic and provocative one-man show and as critics gave the show rave review after rave review,...

Toronto: Poculi Ludique Societas presents six scurrilous and scatological plays April 14-15

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Toronto: Poculi Ludique Societas presents six scurrilous and scatological plays April 14-15

Get ready to indulge in a gluttonous and raunchy medieval experience like no other! Poculi Ludique Societas and the Jackman Humanities Institute’s Medieval World Drama Working Group, in conjunction with the Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, are proud to present:
VERY GLUTTONOUS, VERY RAUNCHY, VERY LATE MEDIEVAL: A Staged Reading...

Toronto: Family-friendly JUNIOR Festival runs May 20-22 at Harbourfront

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
Toronto: Family-friendly JUNIOR Festival runs May 20-22 at Harbourfront

Harbourfront Centre presents Toronto’s annual international children’s festival, JUNIOR, taking place over the May long weekend, from May 20–22, 2023. Featuring a full range of performances, workshops and inclusive events for the entire family, ticketed and free programming will take place at indoor and outdoor venues across Harbourfront Centre’s...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival’s 2023 Meighan Forum lineup

Monday, April 3, 2023
Stratford: The Stratford Festival’s 2023 Meighan Forum lineup

The Stratford Festival’s Meighen Forum returns for its 11th season with new experiences and returning favourites that promise to deepen our 71st season through compelling discussion, intimate performances, workshops, concerts, comedy and more.
New in 2023, we are introducing six themed weeks that will each feature curated performances, celebrated...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “Cole Hearted” April 11-15

Monday, April 3, 2023
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood presents “Cole Hearted” April 11-15

Our first production in our 5-show series is a musical biography tracing the life and times of American composer Cole Albert Porter, who wrote songs and music for over 30 stage and film musicals. In the 1930s and 1940s, Porter provided full scores for a number of smash Broadway and Hollywood productions, among them “Anything Goes” (1934), “Jubilee”...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents the world premiere of “Pomegranate” June 2-4

Monday, April 3, 2023
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents the world premiere of “Pomegranate” June 2-4

Making its world premiere this June, Kye Marshall and Amanda Hale’s Pomegranate transports audiences between ancient Pompeii and 1980s Toronto, revealing a transcendent love for the ages. This groundbreaking love story follows two women seeking to express their love for each other freely in the face of impossible odds.
Read on to learn the 10 things...

St. Catharines: The Norm Foster Theatre Festival announces the cast for “Outlaw”

Monday, April 3, 2023

The Norm Foster Theatre Festival presents 
OUTLAW by Norm Foster
Directed by Jim Mezon
June 21 - July 2, 2023
Three Acres Farm, Pelham
General Seating
2pm & 7:30pm performances available
A young Canadian homesteader travelling far from home finds himself accused of murder in the state of Kansas in 1871. With only his wits to defend...

Port Perry: Theatre on the Ridge announces that individual tickets are now on sale

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Port Perry: Theatre on the Ridge announces that individual tickets are now on sale

Theatre on the Ridge announces that individual tickets are now on sale.
As a not for profit, professional, collaborative company, we are grateful to our many patrons for their on-going support, not just by attending our productions, but also in myriad other ways.
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OUR 2023 SUMMER FESTIVAL
All shows take place at our summer home: 
Scugog...

Stratford: Stratford Festival posts a modest surplus for 2022

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Stratford: Stratford Festival posts a modest surplus for 2022

The Stratford Festival held its annual general meeting today, celebrating the successes of the 2022 season. It announced a moderate surplus, as it exceeded attendance targets for its first fully indoor season since 2020.
“In 2022, the Festival celebrated its 70th season – seven decades of performances that have attracted more than 29 million visitors...

Toronto: India’s Rangaai Theatre Company makes its Toronto debut April 8-9 with “Darkroom V4.0”

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Toronto: India’s Rangaai Theatre Company makes its Toronto debut April 8-9 with “Darkroom V4.0”

Rangaai Theatre Company, a well-known immersive sensory experience theatre company from India, is thrilled to announce its debut in Toronto. The company's latest production, Darkroom V4.0 - An Immersive Sensory experience, directed by Tushar Tukaram Dalvi, will be showcased at the Red Sandcastle Theatre on April 8th and 9th.
Toronto's theatre scene...

Toronto: Guild Festival Theatre announces its 2023 season casting

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Toronto: Guild Festival Theatre announces its 2023 season casting

Get ready to experience the magic of theatre at its finest! As we continue to build our diverse Scarborough arts community, we are delighted to bring you two new productions and two beloved audience favourites, each with its own unique blend of comedy, music, mystery, and more. "There's something magical about experiencing theatre together – it has...

Toronto: Interdisciplinary work “TRACE” plays Theatre Passe Muraille April 21-30

Thursday, March 30, 2023
Toronto: Interdisciplinary work “TRACE” plays Theatre Passe Muraille April 21-30

Concluding a celebratory season of theatre and multidisciplinary performance work, Theatre Passe Muraille is pleased to present TRACE - A ReDefine Arts and Theatre Passe Muraille Co-Production - on stage April 21 – 30 in the TPM Mainspace.
An interdisciplinary performance about the voice in transition, TRACE focuses on the ongoing nature of queer...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents MTYP’s production of “Frozen River” April 17-28

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents MTYP’s production of “Frozen River” April 17-28

Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is pleased to present a timely play from Manitoba Theatre for Young People (MTYP). This award-winning production tells a story that spans seven generations, and explores themes of reconciliation, connection, and learning from those who have protected our waterways for centuries. A recipient of the Playwrights Guild of...

Toronto: “I’m Not a Comedian ... I’m Lenny Bruce” comes to Toronto June 21-25

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Toronto: “I’m Not a Comedian ... I’m Lenny Bruce” comes to Toronto June 21-25

Teatron Toronto Jewish Theatre is proud to present the Canadian Premiere of I’m Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce from June 21-25, 2023 at Meridian Arts Centre. Directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds, The Simpsons), I’m Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce is written by and stars Ronnie Marmo (General Hospital).
I'm Not A Comedian...I'm...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival returns to Narnia with “Prince Caspian” March 30-October 8

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival returns to Narnia with “Prince Caspian” March 30-October 8

Heed the call and return once again to the magical world of Narnia. Molly Atkinson directs the world premiere of Damien Atkins’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian. The quest to save Narnia starts previewing March 30 at the Shaw Festival’s Royal George Theatre.
Summoned by Queen Susan’s Horn, the four Pevensie siblings from The Lion, the...

Toronto: “Stranger Things: The Experience” opens March 31, 2023

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
Toronto: “Stranger Things: The Experience” opens March 31, 2023

Your chance has arrived. Stranger Things: The Experience throws you headfirst into your favorite show —join Eleven, Dustin, Mike, Lucas, Max, and Will for a very special episode starring… you! Venture inside Hawkins Lab for an immersive experience featuring a brand-new Stranger Things storyline.
HAWKINS LAB
Hawkins Lab is inviting you to participate...

Hamilton: New musical “Maggie” plays Theatre Aquarius April 19-May 6

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Hamilton: New musical “Maggie” plays Theatre Aquarius April 19-May 6

A new Canadian musical from the originating producer of Come From Away and celebrated recording artist Johnny Reid is set to play in three provinces this year.
Set in post-war Scotland, MAGGIE tells the inspirational tale of a fiery school cleaner living in the mining town of Lanarkshire, Scotland. After suffering an unthinkable loss, she must...

Toronto: One Four One Collective presents “Bone Cage” by Catherine Banks May 5-20

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Toronto: One Four One Collective presents “Bone Cage” by Catherine Banks May 5-20

Two-time Dora Award nominated actor, Cass Van Wyck (Two Minutes to Midnight, The Huns) will make her directorial debut when One Four One Collective presents the Governor General Award winning play, Bone Cage by Catherine Banks at the Assembly Theatre this Spring. The co-artistic director of the Assembly Theatre, Cass Van Wyck will bring this emotionally...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Radio Noir presents “The Return of the Thin Man” at the Ravine Vineyard April 17

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Radio Noir presents “The Return of the Thin Man” at the Ravine Vineyard April 17

We have some additional details regarding the highly anticipated Radio Noir Show at Ravine. We will be presenting the title "The Return of the Thin Man." Step back in time on Monday April 17th for classic Radio Noir, featuring Shaw Festival favourites Peter Millard and Gabrielle Jones as the inimitable Nick and Nora, plus an entire cast of colourful,...

London: The Grand Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Tuesday, March 28, 2023
London: The Grand Theatre announces its 2023/24 season

Artistic Director, Dennis Garnhum and Executive Director, Evan Klassen are proud to announce today the Grand Theatre’s 2023/24 playbill - a “Season of Pure Imagination,” on stage from September 2023 through May 2024. The delectable season lineup includes: ten blockbuster titles across two stages, one London Proud world premiere, an exhilarating five-concert...

New York: The National Ballet of Canada is returning to New York City Centre March 30-April 1

Monday, March 27, 2023
New York: The National Ballet of Canada is returning to New York City Centre March 30-April 1

It’s been 15 years since The National Ballet of Canada performed on the New York City Center stage. Now, under the artistic leadership of Hope Muir, the Company returns with a showstopper program that spotlights the versatility and breadth of its repertoire. Anchored by the US premiere of Crystal Pite’s Angels’ Atlas, this triple bill also features...

Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of “La Verbena de la paloma” May 5-7

Monday, March 27, 2023
Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of “La Verbena de la paloma” May 5-7

Toronto Operetta Theatre closes its first full post-pandemic season with the Canadian Premiere of Tomás Bretón’s La Verbena de la Paloma (The Festival of the Dove). Performances at the St Lawrence Centre May 5, 6, 7 (mat), 2023. May 5 will be in the presence of His Excellency Juan Sáenz de Heredia, Consul General of Spain in Toronto. “Rising to the...

Port Dover: The Lighthouse Festival announces its 2023 season

Saturday, March 25, 2023
Port Dover: The Lighthouse Festival announces its 2023 season

Laughter is coming your way this summer in Port Dover and Port Colborne as Lighthouse Festival raises the curtain on comedy in 2023. Get ready for some of the finest and funniest live theatre in the country with a playbill that brings two world premieres to the stage along with some of Canada's best and brightest writers, directors and acting talent.
Our...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Puccini’s “Tosca” May 5-27

Friday, March 24, 2023
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Puccini’s “Tosca” May 5-27

The Canadian Opera Company’s 2022/2023 mainstage programming concludes with a gorgeous production of the Puccini masterpiece, bringing together big emotions, huge voices, and a riveting storyline. The edge-of-your-seat thriller takes audiences on a dramatic rollercoaster that unfolds over the course of just 24 hours in the story, as the celebrated...

Toronto: New principal cast announced for COC’s “Macbeth” and “Tosca”

Friday, March 24, 2023
Toronto: New principal cast announced for COC’s “Macbeth” and “Tosca”

The Canadian Opera Company welcomes four new cast members for its spring season, stepping in for sopranos Sondra Radvanovsky and Olga Busuioc who must regrettably withdraw for personal and health reasons, respectively. Bulgarian soprano Alexandrina Pendatchanska and Ukrainian soprano Liudmyla Monastyrska will now share the role of Lady Macbeth in...

Toronto: Canada’s Theatre Museum announces it will have a new home

Thursday, March 23, 2023
Toronto: Canada’s Theatre Museum announces it will have a new home

Canada’s Theatre Museum announced today that it will have a new home located in the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre beginning this Fall. In addition, Colm Feore has signed on as honorary patron for Canada’s Theatre Museum.
“This journey was started by theatre critic Herbie Whittaker and has had many chapters and champions including Kate...

Toronto: Shakespeare in Action announces its 2023 season

Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Toronto: Shakespeare in Action announces its 2023 season

Our 2023 summer production is Otîhêw, by PJ Prudat. Otîhêw is a Métis-Cree re-imagining of Shakespeare's Othello. The show will run through August in Weston's Memorial Park. Admission is free!
In addition to our summer production, SiA has two new initiatives to announce! "In The Works" is a new initiative that will support the commission of new...

Toronto: RISERx Toronto Met premieres three shows April 12-22

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Toronto: RISERx Toronto Met premieres three shows April 12-22

We are delighted to announce the return of RISER to The Theatre Centre, BMO Incubator this spring. Created as a collaborative producing model for independent theatre artists and now celebrating its 10th year, RISER transforms in 2023 through a ground-breaking collaboration with Toronto Metropolitan University’s School of Performance. This year, RISERx...

Port Stanley: Port Stanley Theatre Festival announces its 2023 season cast

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Port Stanley: Port Stanley Theatre Festival announces its 2023 season cast

Port Stanley Festival Theatre is excited to announce the cast of the upcoming 2023 summer season!
"For 2023, we have assembled probably the most talented group of artists in PSFT's history ... a fabulous collection of diverse talents featuring both well known audience favorites and exciting newcomers." PSFT Artistic Director Simon Joynes
To...

St. Catharines: Avanti Chamber Singers present “Considering Matthew Shepard” April 22-23

Tuesday, March 21, 2023
St. Catharines: Avanti Chamber Singers present “Considering Matthew Shepard” April 22-23

Avanti Chamber Singers is thrilled to make its debut performance at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre with Considering Matthew Shepard, our most ambitious work to date. Featuring narration, numerous soloists, and a small chamber ensemble, our presentation of this choral work marks the start of an exciting new era for Avanti Chamber Singers.
In...

Toronto: The Assembly Theatre presents a dramatic reading of “Better Place” on April 7

Monday, March 20, 2023
Toronto: The Assembly Theatre presents a dramatic reading of “Better Place” on April 7

THE ASSEMBLY THEATREʼs live action comic book reading series COMIC BOOKS LIVE!!! returns Friday April 7 2023 with a special one-night only (and thanks to Covid, 2-years delayed) book launch and dramatic reading of graphic novel BETTER PLACE by local creators Duane Murray and Shawn Daley.
In association with Top Shelf Productions, the beloved Parkdale...

Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “The Gray: A Wilde Musical in Concert” April 20-22

Monday, March 20, 2023
Toronto: Hart House Theatre presents “The Gray: A Wilde Musical in Concert” April 20-22

Hart House Theatre is thrilled to announce an in-concert version of the new work The Gray: A Wilde Musical. With book, music, lyrics, & direction by emerging artist and U of T student Anthony Palermo, Hart House Theatre is delighted to support the next stage of this new musical's development. We are overjoyed to be able to produce the second iteration...

Stratford: “Richard III” starring Colm Feore is coming to Cineplex Theatres

Monday, March 20, 2023
Stratford: “Richard III” starring Colm Feore is coming to Cineplex Theatres

The Stratford Festival’s latest film, Richard III, featuring Colm Feore in the title role, will première in Cineplex theatres across Canada on April 16, with encore screenings on April 17. Directed for the stage by Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino and for the screen by Barry Avrich, the production shines new light on Shakespeare’s tale of lethal...

New York: Broadway production of the play “Room” postpones indefinitiely

Sunday, March 19, 2023
New York: Broadway production of the play “Room” postpones indefinitiely

The upcoming Broadway bow of Room by Emma Donoghue has been indefinitely postponed. A "shortfall in capitalization" and "the withdrawal of a lead producer" have been cited as the reason. Previews were set to begin at the James Earl Jones Theatre April 3 for a limited engagement to open April 17 and run through September 17.
Tony winner Adrienne...

Ottawa: The Great Canadian Theatre Company announces its 2023/24 season

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Ottawa: The Great Canadian Theatre Company announces its 2023/24 season

The Great Canadian Theatre Company has announced a full subscription season with 5 new mainstage productions, through which five Canadian playwrights share their humourous, heartfelt, provocative, and playful visions of how we relate, what we mean to each other, and how much we need to be together. The theatre is also revamping their subscription...

Toronto: Native Earth Performing Arts presents the world premiere of “Niizh” April 12-30

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Toronto: Native Earth Performing Arts presents the world premiere of “Niizh” April 12-30

Niizh, written by Joelle Peters, is a coming-of-age comedy inspired by YA romance novels read as a teen that will have its world premiere as part of the current Native Earth Performing Arts season, April 12-30, 2023 at Aki Studio.
Set on a reserve in Southwestern Ontario, the play follows the youngest of the ‘Little’ family, Lenna Little, who prepares...

Toronto: “Skyline’s The Limit” is The Second City’s 87th mainstage revue

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Toronto: “Skyline’s The Limit” is The Second City’s 87th mainstage revue

Toronto's favourite comedy institution, The Second City, today unveiled details about its 87th Mainstage Revue, Skyline’s The Limit, in celebration of its 50th anniversary in Canada. Stacked with the city’s best improv and comedy actors including PHATT al, Andy Assaf, Andy Hull, Nkasi Ogbonnah, Hannah Spear, and Jillian Welsh, the show is the first...

Toronto: “Body So Fluorescent” plays Buddies in Bad Times April 13-23

Thursday, March 16, 2023
Toronto: “Body So Fluorescent” plays Buddies in Bad Times April 13-23

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre partners with madonnanera and b current theatre to close its 2022-23 season with the mainstage debut of the acclaimed solo show Body So Fluorescent, co-created by Amanda Cordner and David di Giovanni. Featuring a stunning performance by award-winning performer Amanda Cordner (Sort Of, The Expanse, Baroness von Sketch Show),...

Toronto: Necessary Angel presents “NEW” by Pamela Mala Sinha April 25-May 14

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Toronto: Necessary Angel presents “NEW” by Pamela Mala Sinha April 25-May 14

Alan Dilworth, Artistic Director of Necessary Angel Theatre Company, today announced the Toronto cast of New by Pamela Mala Sinha. Produced in association with Canadian Stage and Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, New will run from April 25 to May 14, 2023 at Canadian Stage’s Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St, Toronto, ON. Opening night is April...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents “Never the Last” April 8-16

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents “Never the Last” April 8-16

In April, Theatre Passe Muraille is pleased to present the Toronto Premiere of the Delinquent Theatre Production NEVER THE LAST, on stage April 8 – 16 in the Passe Muraille Mainspace. 
Created by Christine Quintana and Molly MacKinnon, NEVER THE LAST follows the passionate relationship between Sophie Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté - one of the most innovative...

Stratford: SpringWorks Digital presents “Postcards – Digital ShortWorks” March 25-April 30

Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Stratford: SpringWorks Digital presents “Postcards – Digital ShortWorks” March 25-April 30

March 25th shepherds in our month-long online presentation of POSTCARDS. Like its predecessor tapashta, POSTCARDS is a digital ShortWorks Festival Showcase where artists across all disciplines are tasked to express themselves on a singular theme. Thirty-three artists from across Canada and beyond have created seventeen videos, ranging from two to...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival and Intermission Magazine launch IBPOC Critics Lab

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Stratford: The Stratford Festival and Intermission Magazine launch IBPOC Critics Lab

The Stratford Festival and Intermission Magazine are partnering to launch a development lab for theatre critics who are Indigenous, Black or people of colour. The IBPOC Critics Lab will offer a group of emerging theatre critics a seven-week curriculum taught by industry leaders, and will include a residency at the Stratford Festival.
The initiative...

Ottawa: OperOttawa announces its 2023/24 season

Tuesday, March 14, 2023
Ottawa: OperOttawa announces its 2023/24 season

Founding Artistic Director Norman E. Brown of OperOttawa, and its Board of Directors are thrilled to announce our 2023-2024 Season.
The season, consisting of three productions will use only female upper voices in all roles, will engage local singers and musicians, will be semi-staged with costumes, some sets and props, will have professional soloists,...

Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival announces the winner of the 2023 24-hour Playwriting Contest

Monday, March 13, 2023
Toronto: The Toronto Fringe Festival announces the winner of the 2023 24-hour Playwriting Contest

Announcing the Winner 2023 Toronto Fringe 24-Hour Playwriting Contest: Waiting for Her by Brynn Cutcliffe. Congratulations to Brynn, who will receive a bursary and the opportunity to consult with a director or dramaturg, thanks to the generosity of The Pat and Tony Adams Freedom Fund for the Arts!
In second place is A Monster by Ronit Rubinstein,...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of “The Hooves Belonged to the Deer”

Monday, March 13, 2023
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents the world premiere of “The Hooves Belonged to the Deer”

Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are delighted to announce the world premiere of The Hooves Belonged to the Deer, in association with Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. The play, written by Makram Ayache and directed by Peter Hinton-Davis, runs in the Mainspace from March 28 – April 23, 2023 (opening...

Toronto: Pleiades Theatre announces three staged readings to honour the company’s 25-year histor

Monday, March 13, 2023
Toronto: Pleiades Theatre announces three staged readings to honour the company’s 25-year histor

The company’s 25th anniversary season, PERSPECTIVES, POWER, and PRIVILEGE is a curated program of staged readings that reflect on plays of past seasons, delve into new work, and allow for meaningful dialogue between Toronto and the GTA’S independent performing arts companies that share a mandate with Pleiades of culturally-focused play development.
After...

Toronto: New production of Verdi’s “Macbeth” opens the spring season of the COC on April 28

Sunday, March 12, 2023
Toronto: New production of Verdi’s “Macbeth” opens the spring season of the COC on April 28

Ruthless ambition, supernatural forces, and cold-blooded violence collide in the Canadian Opera Company’s thrilling new Macbeth featuring epic sets and costumes, and the powerhouse vocals of Quinn Kelsey and Sondra Radvanovsky. Verdi’s operatic adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy sets the timeless cautionary tale to a relentlessly paced score...

Tweed: Tweed & Company named as one of Ontario’s top festivals and events

Sunday, March 12, 2023
Tweed: Tweed & Company named as one of Ontario’s top festivals and events

On March 8th, at the Niagara Falls Marriott, Tweed & Company Theatre attended the annual Festival and Events Ontario awards gala and got a great surprise. The company, now in its 15th season, was named one of the Top 100 Festivals and Events in Ontario for the second time in their history.
These Top 100 recipients represent festivals and events...

Toronto: Blue Bird Theatre Collective and Canadian Stage present “Maanomaa, My Brother” April 11-30

Saturday, March 11, 2023
Toronto: Blue Bird Theatre Collective and Canadian Stage present “Maanomaa, My Brother” April 11-30

In April, Canadian Stage is thrilled to partner with Blue Bird Theatre Collective to present the World Premiere of a new creation by Tawiah M'Carthy and Brad Cook with Anne-Marie Donovan, MAANOMA, MY BROTHER, on stage at the Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatre April 11 - 30, 2023. (Media night: April 14)
Written and performed by Tawiah M'Carthy and...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival posts significant fundraising results for 2022

Friday, March 10, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Shaw Festival posts significant fundraising results for 2022

For the first time since March 2020, an audience gathered today in the Festival Theatre lobby and joined patrons, donors and company members watching online to hear the financial results of the 2022 season. During the Shaw Festival’s Annual General Meeting, Treasurer Greg Prince announced the Shaw Festival attained operating revenues of $35.7 million...

Toronto: Theatre Myth Collective presents the world premiere of “Inge(new)” May 25-June 4

Friday, March 10, 2023
Toronto: Theatre Myth Collective presents the world premiere of “Inge(new)” May 25-June 4

Theatre Myth Collective proudly presents the World Premiere production of Inge(new) – In search of a musical, presented at the Red Sandcastle Theatre in Toronto, May 25 – June 4, 2023. Book/Additional Lyrics by Evan Tsitsias. Music by Rosalind Mills. Lyrics by Alexis Diamond. Additional Music/Lyrics by Julia Appleton. The production will be directed...

Toronto: The Musical Stage Company will livestream “RETOLD” March 22-24

Friday, March 10, 2023
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company will livestream “RETOLD” March 22-24

If you missed out on securing a ticket to RETOLD, good news! The Musical Stage Company is thrilled to announce that the sold out run of RETOLD will be live streaming the March 22, 23, and 24 performances. We're very excited to offer audiences another way to experience this imaginative triptych of short original musicals based on the works of internationally...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces its 2023/24 season

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces its 2023/24 season

Theatre Aquarius is thrilled to announce our 50th Season with a spectacular line-up, featuring both classic and new works by some of the country's most exciting talents! This is a season of laughter, recognition, shared dreams, and the journey home. With some very exciting announcements along the way, we promise an unforgettable 2023-2024 Season.
"We...

Toronto: Theatre Direct presents the Forward March Festival 2023: unDONE March 25-26

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Toronto: Theatre Direct presents the Forward March Festival 2023: unDONE March 25-26

Forward March Festival: unDONE invites artists and audiences to let go of what has been, and redefine how we connect with each other and our community.
This year, our line-up features four new outdoor site-specific plays in development created by emerging artist companies and commissioned by Theatre Direct. The four performances take place one...

Banff: The Banff Centre announces collaboration with the NAC for Opera in the 21st Century Program

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Banff: The Banff Centre announces collaboration with the NAC for Opera in the 21st Century Program

Banff Centre, in collaboration with the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, is excited to announce the 2023 Opera in the 21st Century multi-disciplinary program. The partnership will see the first module of the program taking place over two weeks at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, with the second module providing three weeks of programming at Banff...

Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents the world premiere of “Homelands” from Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents the world premiere of “Homelands” from Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

Harbourfront Centre presents the world premiere of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Homelands, a meditation on the connection between Indigenous women, their lands and waterways since time immemorial. On stage April 14 and 15, 2023, at 7:30pm at Harbourfront Centre Theatre, the performance is part of the international contemporary dance series Torque. Choreographed...

Toronto: Against the Grain presents a boldly re-imagined production of “Bluebeard’s Castle” March 29-April 1

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Toronto: Against the Grain presents a boldly re-imagined production of “Bluebeard’s Castle” March 29-April 1

Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) proudly presents the critically- acclaimed production of Bluebeard’s Castle reinterpreted by London’s visionary opera creators Theatre of Sound as an exploration of a couple living with dementia and featuring operatic superstar Gerald Finley as Bluebeard, in his only Canadian appearance for 2023.
Originally premiering...

Toronto: Factory Theatre presents the world premiere of “Vierge” April 8-30

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Toronto: Factory Theatre presents the world premiere of “Vierge” April 8-30

An extraordinary new dramedy about faith, community, and sex from one of Canada’s most exciting emerging writers, Rachel Mutombo, Factory Theatre is thrilled to present the world premiere of VIERGE. Directed by Natasha Mumba, VIERGE stars Yvonne Addai, JD Leslie, Kudakwashe Rutendo and Shauna Thompson, and onstage from April 8 to April 30, 2023 at...

Toronto: Marvel vs DC Roast Battle one-year anniversary spectacular is at the Comedy Bar March 25

Thursday, March 9, 2023
Toronto: Marvel vs DC Roast Battle one-year anniversary spectacular is at the Comedy Bar March 25

Comic book carnage awaits at Marvel Vs DC Roast Battle’s One Year Anniversary Spectacular!
Nerd favorite comedy show Marvel vs DC Roast Battle celebrates a whole year of shows with the One Year Anniversary Spectacular Saturday March 25th 11pm at Comedy Bar Danforth!
Marvel vs DC Roast Battle is a monthly show that gives the traditional roast...

Toronto: Soulpepper presents Chekhov’s “The Seagull” April 6-30

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Toronto: Soulpepper presents Chekhov’s “The Seagull” April 6-30

A story of unrequited love, creative jealousy, guns and vodka. This spring, Soulpepper Theatre Company brings Anton Chekhov’s timeless tragicomedy The Seagull to the stage as part of Act I of their 2023 season. The acclaimed adaptation of the play by English playwright Simon Stephens will be directed by Toronto theatre scene veteran Daniel Brooks...

Toronto: Studio 180 presents the world premiere of “The Chinese Lady” May 2-21

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Toronto: Studio 180 presents the world premiere of “The Chinese Lady” May 2-21

Studio 180 Theatre with fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company today announced that acclaimed stage and screen actors Rosie Simon (Star Trek: Discovery) and John Ng 伍健琪 (CBC’s Kim’s Convenience) will star in the Canadian premiere of The Chinese Lady by American playwright Lloyd Suh. Produced in association with Crow’s Theatre, The Chinese Lady will...

Toronto: EveryBODY On Stage and the World Theatre Day Summit happen March 27

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Toronto: EveryBODY On Stage and the World Theatre Day Summit happen March 27

EveryBODY On Stage, the world leader in advocacy for representation of all body types in the arts, has announced the inaugural World Theatre Day Summit presented LIVE at Toronto’s legendary El Mocambo entertainment venue on Monday, March 27.
This summit will bring together industry professionals for World Theatre Day to address anti-fat bias in...

New York: Jewelle Blackman extends run in Broadway’s “Hadestown”

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
New York: Jewelle Blackman extends run in Broadway’s “Hadestown”

Lillias White, Tom Hewitt and Toronto native Jewelle Blackman will all stay way down in Hadestown a little longer after extending their runs in the Tony-winning Broadway musical, currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. White and Hewitt will remain with the production through June 4, while Blackman will now stay through June 25.
The company...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre and Bad Muse Collective present “Love You Wrong Time” April 5-23

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre and Bad Muse Collective present “Love You Wrong Time” April 5-23

Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to present Bad Muse Collective’s production of Love You Wrong Time at select pop-up locations from April 5 - 23, 2023. This brand new work – created and performed by Maddie Bautista and Deanna H. Choi, directed and created with Erin Brubacher, and visually designed by Helen Yung – delivers a hilarious, no-holds-barred...

Toronto: David Mirvish announces the 2023/24 main Mirvish theatre subscription season

Tuesday, March 7, 2023
Toronto: David Mirvish announces the 2023/24 main Mirvish theatre subscription season

The 2023/24 Main Mirvish Theatre Subscription will feature seven spectacular musicals – new works from acclaimed theatre artists, new Broadway and West End hits, and revivals of beloved classics.
The season begins with the Toronto premiere of the Tony Award-winning SIX in a new Canadian sit-down production that will begin at Edmonton’s Citadel...

New York: “Come From Away” Broadway cast members reunite for homecoming production in Gander

Monday, March 6, 2023
New York: “Come From Away” Broadway cast members reunite for homecoming production in Gander

Original Broadway cast members of Irene Sankoff and David Hein’s Come From Away have joined the company for director and Newfoundlander Jillian Keiley's new production of the Tony nominated musical. Running July 7-September 3 at the Joseph R Smallwood Arts & Culture Centre in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador, the production will open July 22.
Starring...

Toronto: Rick Miller’s “BOOM X” has its Toronto premiere at Crow's Theatre May 10

Monday, March 6, 2023
Toronto: Rick Miller’s “BOOM X” has its Toronto premiere at Crow's Theatre May 10

Welcome to the age of Pac-Man, Star Wars and Much Music!
Kidoons and WYRD Productions in association with Crow's Theatre, Theatre Calgary, and The 20K Collective are thrilled to present the Toronto premiere of Rick Miller’s BOOM X, The Music, Culture and Politics of Generation X, at Crow’s Theatre, May 10-28, 2023.
BOOM X begins at Woodstock...

Toronto: Bustle & Beast present “Anahita’s Republic” at Factory Theatre March 17-April 2

Monday, March 6, 2023
Toronto: Bustle & Beast present “Anahita’s Republic” at Factory Theatre March 17-April 2

Award-winning theatre company Bustle & Beast presents: Anahita’s Republic
World premiere of a timely, provocative exploration of women’s rights, freedom, family and power by Iranian-Canadian playwright Hengameh E. Rice
On the eve of a crucial secret meeting of leaders of Iran’s women’s movement, a young woman clad in the head and body covering...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival’s “Richard III” is coming to Cineplex cinemas starting April 16

Monday, March 6, 2023
Stratford: The Stratford Festival’s “Richard III” is coming to Cineplex cinemas starting April 16

The Stratford Festival is excited to share that for a limited time the Festival’s 2022 production of Shakespeare’s Richard III is coming to select Cineplex locations across Canada.
See www.cineplex.com
Richard III - Stratford Festival On Film
His succession plan will slay you. Charismatic, cunning and utterly ruthless, Richard, Duke of Gloucester...

Toronto: “You and I” for ages 1½ to 3 returns to Young People Theatre March 15-26

Friday, March 3, 2023
Toronto: “You and I” for ages 1½ to 3 returns to Young People Theatre March 15-26

Young People’s Theatre’s (YPT’s) much-loved You and I returns to the Studio Theatre for a very special limited engagement. Created by celebrated theatre veteran Maja Ardal and directed by former YPT Artistic Director Allen MacInnis, You and I is a multi-sensory, playfully interactive adventure specially designed for “walking babies” – ages 18 months...

Toronto: The Assembly Theatre presents “Comic Books Live!!!” March 3 & 4

Friday, March 3, 2023
Toronto: The Assembly Theatre presents “Comic Books Live!!!” March 3 & 4

THE ASSEMBLY THEATRE Launches a brand new variety show chock-full of comedy, cosplay and comic books with COMIC BOOKS LIVE!!!
In association with Excelsior! Collective , the beloved Parkdale home of independent performance, The Assembly Theatre launches a new bi-quarterly variety show Comic Book Live!! Torontoʼs only variety show/ live action comic...

Stratford: Here For Now Theatre announces its 2023 summer season

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Stratford: Here For Now Theatre announces its 2023 summer season

On Monday, March 1st, HERE FOR NOW THEATRE announced their exciting 2023 SEASON of SIX CANADIAN ONE ACTS to be presented June 28th- September 23rd, in Stratford Ontario at a BRAND NEW beautiful outdoor venue behind the STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM.
This SEASON OF MERCY focuses on the importance of recognizing that we are all imperfect beings in the messiness...

Toronto; Soulpepper announces a summer season of song from opera to Motown

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Toronto; Soulpepper announces a summer season of song from opera to Motown

Soulpepper Theatre Company wants to fill your summer with music, fun and good times.
With three mainstage presentations, a brand-new courtyard music series, and a thrilling partner presentation we want to remind people of the magic of live music and shared experiences.
The mainstage programs in Act II begin with a remount of one of Soulpepper’s...

Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre and Sex T-Rex present Blockbuster Week March 24-31

Wednesday, March 1, 2023
Toronto: Bad Dog Theatre and Sex T-Rex present Blockbuster Week March 24-31

Bad Dog Comedy Theatre and Sex T-Rex are thrilled to announce the return of Blockbuster Week from March 24 to 31, 2023 - a festival of improvised comedies celebrating movies and television in a live, unscripted setting.
Some of the best improvisers in Toronto perform hilarious and irreverent takes on film and television genres, popular hits, and...

Toronto: Mirvish to demolish CAA Theatre to make way for 76-storey tower

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Toronto: Mirvish to demolish CAA Theatre to make way for 76-storey tower

A downtown Toronto theatre built more than a century ago has been slated for demolition.
Mirvish’s CAA Theatre, located at 651 Yonge St., is among a number of businesses along the Yonge Corridor is set to be demolished and redeveloped into a 76-storey mixed-use tower in the coming years.
Abraham Plunkett-Latimer, a community planner for Toronto...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “The Gig” by Mark Crawford March 8-25

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “The Gig” by Mark Crawford March 8-25

Theatre Aquarius is thrilled to present the world premiere of The Gig, a thought-provoking comedy written by Mark Crawford and directed by Morris Panych.
The Gig follows the story of three drag queens who are hired to perform at a private function, the catch? It just happens to be a campaign fundraiser for a rookie Conservative politician. Politics,...

Ottawa: The National Arts Centre postpones previews of “Fall on Your Knees”

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Ottawa: The National Arts Centre postpones previews of “Fall on Your Knees”

The National Arts Centre has taken the unusual step of postponing previews of the two-part performance of Fall on Your Knees by several days.
Preview performances for Part one: Family Tree were originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 8. Part Two: The Diary was set to follow on Thursday, March 9.
They have now been rescheduled to Monday, March...

Toronto: Opera Atelier presents a fully-staged production of Handel’s “The Resurrection”

Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Toronto: Opera Atelier presents a fully-staged production of Handel’s “The Resurrection”

Opera Atelier announces the much anticipated finale of its 2022/23 season Handel’s The Resurrection, on stage April 6 and 8 at 7:30pm and April 9 at 2:30pm at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning. The Resurrection marks the Canadian premiere of Handel’s first acknowledged masterpiece in a fully-staged production for a live audience....

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival’s presentation of Why Not Theatre’s “Mahabharata” begins previews

Monday, February 27, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival’s presentation of Why Not Theatre’s “Mahabharata” begins previews

The long-awaited contemporary adaptation of Mahabharata, the four-thousand-year-old Sanskrit epic, begins previews with Mahabharata: Karma (Part 1) on February 28, followed by Mahabharata: Dharma (Part 2) on March 1, at The Shaw’s Festival Theatre. On March 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 25 and 26, both parts will be presented along with Khana, a community...

Kitchener: “Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers, and Little Brothers” plays the Conrad Centre March 1-11

Monday, February 27, 2023
Kitchener: “Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers, and Little Brothers” plays the Conrad Centre March 1-11

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers was developed and first produced by b current (Toronto, ON) in 2019. Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers is produced by permission of the Playwright and Marquis Literary (Colin Rivers).
Winner of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance of an Individual...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents the Canadian premiere of “L’Amant anonyme” by Joseph Bologne

Friday, February 24, 2023
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents the Canadian premiere of “L’Amant anonyme” by Joseph Bologne

Our first post-pandemic season – devoted to Mozart and his Peers - closes on Sunday, 19 March 2023 at 2:30 pm with L’Amant Anonyme, the only surviving opera by Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges. “We are delighted to present the professional Canadian Premiere of Bologne’s comic opera,” says VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert’s General Director, Guillermo...

Stratford: Stratford Festival’s “Three Tall Women” nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Stratford: Stratford Festival’s “Three Tall Women” nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards

We are delighted to announce that our film of Edward Albee’s Three Tall Women has been nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards.
Martha Henry, whose remarkable performance as A was captured for the film just weeks before her death from cancer, is nominated for Best Lead Performer in a TV Movie.
Barry Avrich of Melbar Entertainment Group is...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its 2023/24 season

Thursday, February 23, 2023
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its 2023/24 season

The Canadian Opera Company announced its 2023/2024 season today featuring a slate of exciting new productions and rare musical gems that showcase the most celebrated of international stars, as well as incredible homegrown talent.
“The Canadian Opera Company is a beacon for the very best in operatic storytelling and experience,” says COC General...

Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment opens its 2023 season with “American Son” on April 5

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Cambridge: Drayton Entertainment opens its 2023 season with “American Son” on April 5

As Drayton Entertainment prepares for the launch of its 2023 Season, it is ratcheting up the tension with American Son – a smart and utterly engrossing drama that explores the inherent challenges of raising children in a society grappling with race and identity.
This topical, thoughtful, and timely play is poised to be a landmark production in...

Toronto: The musical “Rock of Ages” opens in Toronto on February 23

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Toronto: The musical “Rock of Ages” opens in Toronto on February 23

Rock of Ages, one of Broadway’s longest running hit musicals, will explode onto the Toronto theatre scene at the Elgin Theatre from February 23 to May 20, 2023. A gnarly concoction of power rock and hilarious comedy, this reimagined version of the iconic ‘80s-inspired production promises top tier talent and a night that won’t be forgotten. Tickets...

Toronto: Torquil Campbell’s “True Crime” returns to Crow’s Theatre May 1-7

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Toronto: Torquil Campbell’s “True Crime” returns to Crow’s Theatre May 1-7

Crow’s Theatre is thrilled to welcome the return of rocker and provocateur Torquil Campbell (STARS) with TRUE CRIME, his show-stopping stage debut which originally premiered in Streetcar Crowsnest’s inaugural season.
First chronicled in Vanity Fair’s “The Man in the Rockefeller Suit” in 2008, TRUE CRIME is the story of real world con man, the notorious...

Toronto: “Hamilton” extended through August 20, 2023

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Toronto: “Hamilton” extended through August 20, 2023

Producer Jeffrey Seller and David Mirvish announce today that a new block of tickets for HAMILTON is now available for performances through August 20, 2023. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday February 25 at 10:00 a.m. online at www.mirvish.com and on the Mirvish App.
There is a maximum purchase limit of 8 tickets per account for...

Toronto: “First Métis Man of Odesa” has its world premiere in Toronto March 31

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Toronto: “First Métis Man of Odesa” has its world premiere in Toronto March 31

Punctuate! Theatre is excited to announce the world premiere of First Métis Man of Odesa in Toronto. First Métis Man of Odesa runs March 30 - April 8, 2023 (opening March 31) at The Theatre Centre.
First Métis Man of Odesa is a love story. A love story about a couple. A love story about Ukraine. This love story spans continents, a pandemic, war,...

Toronto: “Emilio’s A Million Chameleons” is touring Ontario in February and March

Monday, February 20, 2023
Toronto: “Emilio’s A Million Chameleons” is touring Ontario in February and March

Developed in association with Tarragon Theatre, Canada’s home for ground-breaking contemporary plays, Emilio's A Million Chameleons is a family-friendly 45-minute-long musical spectacular perfect for kids and adults alike!
Emilio runs a circus act with a million chameleons to entertain with music, magic, and amazement. His favourite chameleon of...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre’s “Sweeney Todd” and “The Curious Voyage” open in Buenos Aires tonight

Sunday, February 19, 2023
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre’s “Sweeney Todd” and “The Curious Voyage” open in Buenos Aires tonight

"The Curious Voyage" es una obra site specific en 3 espacios no convencionales funciona como prólogo a la versión inmersiva de “Sweeney Todd” en distintos espacios de Timbre 4.
En idioma original inglés en Timbre 4 Sin subtitulado*, funciones gratuitas Experiencia inmersiva por la Compañía Talk is Free Theatre de Canadá Estreno: Domingo 19 de febrero...

London: “Homes: A Refugee Story” has its world premiere at the Grand Theatre next week

Friday, February 17, 2023
London: “Homes: A Refugee Story” has its world premiere at the Grand Theatre next week

What is it like to live through a civil war? This is the question that audiences will experience first-hand at the world premiere of Homes: A Refugee Story – playing on the Grand Theatre’s Auburn Stage February 21st through March 5th. The one-person play is led by award-winning director, Haysam Kadri, and stars Lebanese-Canadian film, television,...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Een” by Rosemary Doyle March 3-25

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Een” by Rosemary Doyle March 3-25

Follow the journey of Tanya college-age girl who goes to Ireland to meet her maternal grandmother for the first time. We will learn of the secrets of four generations of this family and come to understand the reasons that their lives have spun into such a tale as this.
EEN is the Irish suffix for Little, think Maureen (Little Mary) Colleen (Little...

New York: Eric McCormack will star in “The Cottage” on Broadway July 7 to October 29

Thursday, February 16, 2023
New York: Eric McCormack will star in “The Cottage” on Broadway July 7 to October 29

Sandy Rustin's comedy The Cottage will play a limited engagement at Broadway's Hayes Theater this summer. Directed by Tony winner Jason Alexander (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Seinfeld), the production will begin previews July 7 prior to an official opening July 24.
The cast will feature Emmy winner Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, The Music Man), Tony...

Toronto: Mirvish presents Cliff Cardinal’s “The Land Acknowledgement, or As You Like It” beginning March 10

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Toronto: Mirvish presents Cliff Cardinal’s “The Land Acknowledgement, or As You Like It”  beginning March 10

David Mirvish presents the acclaimed Crow's Theatre production of The Land Acknowledgement, or As You Like It, the final show in the Off-Mirvish season. Written by and starring Cliff Cardinal, the production will play March 10 - April 2, 2023, at the CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street. 
ABOUT THE PLAY:
In September 2021, just as theatres were starting...

Toronto: Black Shoulders Legacy Awards announces inaugural recipients

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Toronto: Black Shoulders Legacy Awards announces inaugural recipients

The Black Shoulders Legacy Award steering committee is honoured to announce the 2023 winners: Robert Ball (Toronto/Stratford), Ghislaine Doté (Vancouver/Montreal), Peter Fernandes (Toronto), Dela Ruth Hini (BC) and Anthony Santiago (Calgary).
Each recipient has been awarded a $5,000 honorarium towards training and other opportunities to enhance...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents its first site-specific show “Le Concierge” March 8-26

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents its first site-specific show “Le Concierge” March 8-26

Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, in association with the Théâtre français de Toronto (TfT) and Dopolavoro Teatrale presents LE CONCIERGE (The Caretaker): an immersive, wordless play, performed by Vincent Leblanc-Beaudoin, and presented 'In Situ', at École secondaire catholique Saint-Frère André, from March 8 to 26, 2023
The theatrical experience: The...

Port Dover: Lighthouse Festival replaces “Sakura: The Last Cherry Blossom Festival” with “Bed & Breakfast”

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Port Dover: Lighthouse Festival replaces “Sakura: The Last Cherry Blossom Festival” with “Bed & Breakfast”

There is an old saying in the theatre world about how the show must go on despite any possible hindrances. If a cast member is ill, you call in the understudy. If a sound system malfunctions, the actors just talk louder. If the theatre catches fire, the production is moved to the front lawn and continues… You catch our drift.
The same cannot be...

Toronto: 2019 Fringe play “An Atlas, a Necktie & Other Concerns” to become a film

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Toronto: 2019 Fringe play “An Atlas, a Necktie & Other Concerns” to become a film

& Other Concerns is a short film about a restless 30+ woman grappling with life’s big choices who enlists her three oddly unhelpful friends to free herself from a surreal escape room.
& Other Concerns actually began life as a play “An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns” (created and directed by Lauren Greenwood) and debuted at the 2019 Toronto Fringe...

New York: Alexis Gordon will understudy the role of Ma for “Room” on Broadway

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
New York: Alexis Gordon will understudy the role of Ma for “Room” on Broadway

Londoner Alexis Gordon is headed for Broadway.
Gordon, who starred as Ma in Emma Donoghue’s stage adaptation of her novel, Room, at the Grand Theatre and Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, will understudy Tony Award-winner Adrienne Warren in the upcoming Broadway production.
The play, already produced in the U.K., at London’s Grand Theatre...

Toronto: Outside the March’s “Lessons in Temperament” has become a film

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Toronto: Outside the March’s “Lessons in Temperament” has become a film

Announcing a special, one-night-only screening of Lessons in Temperament, programmed by Hot Docs. Don’t miss your opportunity to see James Smith’s beautiful, urgent reflection on balance, imperfection and the power of storytelling. Now distributed by LevelFILM.
10% of ticket proceeds are being donated to Stella’s Place, a Toronto charity providing...

Toronto: Theatre Smith-Gilmour presents “Metamorphoses 2023” March 21-April 9.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Toronto: Theatre Smith-Gilmour presents “Metamorphoses 2023” March 21-April 9.

A bold, mime-inspired reimagining of a canonical literary text, THEATRE SMITH-GILMOUR is proud to announce its original, audacious production of METAMORPHOSES 2023, adapted from the legendary epic poem by Ovid for the stage and directed by Michele Smith. This extraordinary work of art features several talented performers, including Rob Feetham, Dean...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville has assembled a special StageTOScreen streaming package for Black History Month

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville has assembled a special StageTOScreen streaming package for Black History Month

In celebration and recognition of Black History Month - Theatre Orangeville has put together a 3-show package, available on our innovative StageTOScreen online video streaming service.
This unique package showcases 2 previously recorded shows featured on YOUR stage at Theatre Orangeville;
Things My Fore-Sisters Saw
Josiah
Both these shows...

Toronto: March 8 is Hogwarts House Pride Night at “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Toronto: March 8 is Hogwarts House Pride Night at “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Wizzo! Celebrate your Hogwarts House Pride on March 8 at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw houses are the four living and learning communities for Hogwarts students, named after the wizarding school’s four founders. Ravenclaws are wise, creative, and brimming with wit....

Toronto: DanceWorks presents the “e-motion” tour of three works from Ballet Edmonton

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Toronto: DanceWorks presents the “e-motion” tour of three works from Ballet Edmonton

DanceWorks presents e-motion tour, featuring work by three outstanding choreographic voices from Ballet Edmonton, as a triple-bill program. The event opens with Persistence of Memory by celebrated choreographer and Ballet Edmonton Artistic Director Wen Wei Wang, and follows with two new works by a pair of exciting fresh voices in contemporary ballet,...

Hamilton: Sky Gilbert’s new play “Inside” runs March 10-25

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Hamilton: Sky Gilbert’s new play “Inside” runs March 10-25

In February 2022, Sky Gilbert’s self-directed play Pat and Skee was produced by Theatre Aquarius in The Studio. The Hamilton Spectator’s Gary Smith raved, calling it “a brilliant addition to the local theatre season”, and singled it out as the best of the year.
Gilbert is back with a very different sort of play. INSIDE is a very gay, two-hander...

Toronto: “Rubble” by Suvendrini Lena plays Theatre Passe Muraille February 25-March 18

Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Toronto: “Rubble” by Suvendrini Lena plays Theatre Passe Muraille February 25-March 18

Our next show, Rubble by Suvendrini Lena (a Theatre Passe Muraille and Aluna Theatre Co-Production), begins with Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s viral poem, Running Orders, where an ordinary family receives a call:
Run.
You have 58 seconds from the end of this message.
Your house is next.

It doesn’t matter
that 58 seconds isn’t long enough
to...

Toronto: Anosh Irani’s “Behind the Moon” opens March 2 at the Tarragon Theatre

Monday, February 13, 2023
Toronto: Anosh Irani’s “Behind the Moon” opens March 2 at the Tarragon Theatre

Mike Payette Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are delighted to announce the world premiere of Behind the Moon. The play, written by Anosh Irani and directed by Richard Rose, runs in the Extraspace from February 21 - March 19, 2023 (opening March 2).
This is the newest work from the award-winning author...

Barrie: Next up at Talk Is Free Theatre is “Tell You a Story” by Vanessa Smythe April 26-29

Friday, February 10, 2023
Barrie: Next up at Talk Is Free Theatre is “Tell You a Story” by Vanessa Smythe April 26-29

“How can we find the magic in our lives? Because we need it, in order to keep going.”
Part poetry, part stand-up, and part serenade, Vanessa Smythe shares poignant, funny, and deeply personal stories about the people we dreamed we’d be – and the memories that remind us of who we truly are. Wry and unafraid to poke fun at herself, Vanessa’s show...

Toronto: Pulitzer Prize winner “Fairview” runs at Canadian Stage March 4-26

Friday, February 10, 2023
Toronto: Pulitzer Prize winner “Fairview” runs at Canadian Stage March 4-26

After its stunning sell-out NYC debut, Canadian Stage and Obsidian Theatre are proud to mount the first Canadian production of Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama FAIRVIEW, on stage at the Berkeley Street Theatre March 4 – 26, 2023. 
In FAIRVIEW, the Frasier household is preparing for Grandma’s birthday party, but not everything...

Toronto: Announcing the #HAM4HAM lottery in Toronto – 40 tix for each performance at $10 each

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Toronto: Announcing the #HAM4HAM lottery in Toronto – 40 tix for each performance at $10 each

Producer Jeffrey Seller and David Mirvish announce a digital lottery for HAMILTON tickets will begin in conjunction with the show’s first performance (February 22) in Toronto at the Princess of Wales Theatre. 40 tickets will be available for every performance for $10 each. The lottery will first open at 10:00 AM Friday, February 10 and will close...

Stratford: “Death and the King’s Horseman” premieres on Stratfest@Home February 9

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Stratford: “Death and the King’s Horseman” premieres on Stratfest@Home February 9

The Stratford Festival’s filmed performance of Death and the King’s Horseman will debut for streaming world-wide on Thursday, February 9, 2023 via Stratfest@Home. Wole Soyinka’s theatre masterpiece joins a collection of works curated for Black History Month, featuring Black stories told by Black artists. Additional titles in this collection include:
·...

Toronto: “Things I Know to Be True” extended to February 26 by popular demand

Thursday, February 9, 2023
Toronto: “Things I Know to Be True” extended to February 26 by popular demand

David Mirvish and The Company Theatre announce today that due to popular demand the Canadian premiere production of Andrew Bovell’s drama, Things I Know to be True, directed by Philip Riccio will extend performances through February 26, 2023. Tickets for the new week of performances is now on sale online at www.mirvish.com and on the Mirvish App.
Things...

Toronto: “Hadestown” tickets on sale February 10 – runs July 5 through August 20

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Toronto: “Hadestown” tickets on sale February 10 – runs July 5 through August 20

Tickets for Hadestown, the winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best New Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will go on sale to the public on Friday February 10 at 10:00 a.m., online at www.mirvish.com and on the Mirvish App. There is a maximum purchase limit of 8 tickets per account for the engagement. Ticket...

Ottawa: The undercurrents Festival begins today

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Ottawa: The undercurrents Festival begins today

The undercurrents Festival starts today.
MAINSTAGE LINEUP
 • Beth-Anne, Ottawa (February 16-18)
Created by Nicholas Leno and Monica Bradford-Lea. Middle part ponytail. Meet Beth-Anne, a horse loving girl who can’t work up the confidence to ask her crush on a date, even after practicing on magazine cutouts of sexy male models. So, in an effort...

Toronto: “Salome” inspires a new film from Atom Egoyan

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Toronto: “Salome” inspires a new film from Atom Egoyan

Filming is set to begin next week in Toronto on Seven Veils, a new feature film from acclaimed filmmaker Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Sweet Hereafter, Remember) and Rhombus Media, starring Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout, Mank, Les Misérables). Seyfried plays Jeanine, an earnest theatre director, who has been given the daunting task of remounting her former...

Hamilton: Illusionist Nick Wallace will present his show “A Work of Fiction” at venues around Ontario

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Hamilton: Illusionist Nick Wallace will present his show “A Work of Fiction” at venues around Ontario

Illusionist Nicholas Wallace presents his latest show, A Work of Fiction, at venues across Ontario.
Award winning illusionist Nick Wallace combines magic and storytelling in exploring the murky waters of truth and fiction.
Charming, unassuming and approachable – but at the same time deeply mischievous and unpredictable. It’s no wonder he has...

Toronto: SummerWorks announces a new leadership team

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Toronto: SummerWorks announces a new leadership team

SummerWorks’ Board of Directors are proud to announce the organization's next chapter with a new co-leadership model, which includes Michael Caldwell as Artistic Director and Morgan Norwich as Managing Director. Caldwell and Norwich will move into these new positions at SummerWorks in March. Current leader Laura Nanni will end her tenure as Artistic...

Millbrook: The box office is now open at 4th Line Theatre

Monday, February 6, 2023
Millbrook: The box office is now open at 4th Line Theatre

Tickets on sale for the 2023 Summer Season now!
Purchase tickets or redeem gift certificates by calling the box office at 705-932-4445, toll-free at 800-814-0055, online at www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca or in person at 9 Tupper Street, Millbrook.
The Tilco Strike
Written by D'Arcy Jenish
June 27 - July 22, 2023
Directed by Cynthia Ashperger
Tuesday...

Kitchener: Green Light Arts brings “Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers” to Kitchener March 1-11

Monday, February 6, 2023
Kitchener: Green Light Arts brings “Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers” to Kitchener March 1-11

Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers was developed and first produced by b current (Toronto, ON) in 2019. Our Fathers, Sons, Lovers and Little Brothers is produced by permission of the Playwright and Marquis Literary.
Winner of the 2019 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for Outstanding New Play and Outstanding Performance of an Individual in the...

New York: Architects of Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre revamp Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

Sunday, February 5, 2023
New York: Architects of Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre revamp Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center

There's a Canadian signature on a beam of one of New York City's most iconic buildings: the newly revamped David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, home to the New York Philharmonic.
Gary McCluskie, a principal architect with Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects, can show you exactly where the signature is. He put it there...

Toronto: Mirvish presents the Canadian premiere of “Things I Know to Be True” February 1-19

Friday, February 3, 2023
Toronto: Mirvish presents the Canadian premiere of “Things I Know to Be True” February 1-19

David Mirvish and The Company Theatre, one of Toronto’s most acclaimed independent theatre companies, present the Canadian premiere of the acclaimed Australian family drama, Things I Know to Be True, written by Andrew Bovell and directed by Philip Riccio.
Things I Know to Be True stars Tom McCamus, Seana McKenna, Alanna Bale, Michael Derworiz,...

Toronto: Against the Grain’s “Bound” is back – watch online or download the album

Friday, February 3, 2023
Toronto: Against the Grain’s “Bound” is back – watch online or download the album

Against the Grain Theatre is thrilled to bring you this BOUNDary breaking story once again, as both Film and Digital Album.
You heard right: BOUND is back and better than ever! We are excited to announce both the release of BOUND as a Digital Album and an encore presentation of the BOUND Film for your streaming delight.
For those who are new...

Toronto: Shakespeare in the Ruff announces the cast or its reading of “Queen Margaret” by Jeanie O’Hare on February 26

Friday, February 3, 2023
Toronto: Shakespeare in the Ruff announces the cast or its reading of “Queen Margaret” by Jeanie O’Hare on February 26

Join us on February 26 for the second annual Ruff’s Winter Tale, presented this season with the generous support of Crow’s Theatre. Each year, RWT acts as the official launch of our season and initiates our interrogation of the themes, characters, and stories we are focusing on for the year.
For 2023, our season exploring Shakespeare’s Richard...

London: Grand Theatre announces an operating surplus and the departure of Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
London: Grand Theatre announces an operating surplus and the departure of Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum

Two significant announcements bookended today’s 2021/22 Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Grand Theatre. Anita Shah, President of the Grand Theatre Board of Directors, began the meeting by announcing an operating surplus of $14,486 for the 2021/22 year – bringing the theatre’s accumulated surplus to a total of $599,110. Closing the meeting, Dennis...

Orangeville: “Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story” plays Theatre Orangeville February 8-26

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Orangeville: “Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story” plays Theatre Orangeville February 8-26

We have been busy here at the Theatre, preparing to open our upcoming production of Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story. Coming to YOUR Theatre starting in preview performances + Opening Night NEXT WEEK, Beneath Springhill is exactly what you might need this winter to warm your heart and mind.
Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story
Based...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival unveils its casting for the 2023 season

Monday, January 30, 2023
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival unveils its casting for the 2023 season

Artistic Director Tim Carroll unveils the Shaw Festival's 2023 casting and creative teams for the Festival Theatre, Royal George Theatre, Jackie Maxwell Studio Theatre, BMO Stage, as well as the newly added Spiegeltent – a beautifully styled outdoor cabaret venue of wood, canvas, mirrors and stained glass. “It’s a new season and time to experience...

Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre will develop Thomas King’s “Indians on Vacation” into an opera

Saturday, January 28, 2023
Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre will develop Thomas King’s  “Indians on Vacation” into an opera

Against the Grain Theatre proudly announces Indians on Vacation, a new opera based on the novel by Thomas King composed by Ian Cusson with a libretto by Royce Vavrek. AtG, in partnership with Edmonton Opera and supported by the Yukon Arts Centre. While still in development, we are commissioning the work to be premiered in 2025.
Originally developed...

Toronto: The Howland Company announces full casting for “Prodigal” running February 21-March 12

Friday, January 27, 2023
Toronto: The Howland Company announces full casting for “Prodigal” running February 21-March 12

The Howland Company announced today full casting details for the world premiere of PRODIGAL, written by The Howland Company’s Paolo Santalucia (Casimir and Caroline, Three Sisters). Produced by The Howland Company, in association with Crow’s Theatre, PRODIGAL will run from February 21 to March 12, 2023 at the Guloien Theatre in Streetcar Crowsnest,...

Toronto: Theatre Gargantua presents “The Flight” February 10-18

Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Toronto: Theatre Gargantua presents “The Flight” February 10-18

Theatre Gargantua is pleased to announce the premiere of The Flight, at Factory Theatre’s Mainspace, from Friday, February 10 to Saturday, February 18, 2023. This original, new work, written and performed by acclaimed theatre artist Beryl Bain (Queen Bess Productions), and directed by the fiercely creative Marcel Stewart (b current Performing Arts),...

Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents the Ontario premiere of “Les corps avalés” February 24-25

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents the Ontario premiere of “Les corps avalés” February 24-25

Harbourfront Centre presents the Ontario premiere of Compagnie Virginie Brunelle’s striking union between contemporary dance and classical music with Les corps avalés, February 24 and 25, 2023, at 7:30pm at Fleck Dance Theatre, as part of the international contemporary dance series, Torque. Choreographed by Virginie Brunelle, the work showcases Brunelle’s...

Toronto: Canadian Stage and dance Immersion present “Cabaret Noir” February 9-11

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Toronto: Canadian Stage and dance Immersion present “Cabaret Noir” February 9-11

In February, the CS Platforms series – designed to introduce audiences to some of the world’s most vanguard artists - continues with Montréal artist Mélanie Demers’ CABARET NOIR, co-presented with dance Immersion at the Berkeley Street Theatre February 9-11.
A MAYDAY Production co-presented by dance Immersion and Canadian Stage, CABARET NOIR is...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents “Redbone Coonhound” February 7-March 5

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents “Redbone Coonhound” February 7-March 5

Mike Payette Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are delighted to announce Redbone Coonhound, continuing its rolling world premiere at Tarragon Theatre in co-production with Imago Theatre (Montreal). The play, written by real-life couple Amy Lee Lavoie and Omari Newton and inspired by a first-hand experience,...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces the cast of the new musical “Maggie” playing April 19-May 6

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces the cast of the new musical “Maggie” playing April 19-May 6

Theatre Aquarius and Confederation Centre of the Arts are celebrating Robbie Burns Day by announcing the extraordinary 18-member cast of MAGGIE, a new musical produced in association with Michael Rubinoff and Johnny Reid.
Set between 1954 and 1976, MAGGIE tells the inspirational tale of a Scottish single mother of three boys, living in the mining...

Toronto: Storytelling Toronto presents a StoryFusion Cabaret in honour of Black History Month on February 18

Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Toronto: Storytelling Toronto presents a StoryFusion Cabaret in honour of Black History Month on February 18

Acclaimed Storyteller Sheila Arnold (VA., US) returns to Toronto to present the world premier of Sweat – a ground-breaking short story by Guggenheim Fellowship Recipient Zora Neale Hurston, where 1920s feminism comes to fruition in the heart of the Harlem Renaissance. The piece is beautifully complemented with original musical composition and arrangement...

Toronto: “I love the smell of gasoline” by Claren Grosz runs March 8-19 at Daniels Spectrum

Monday, January 23, 2023
Toronto: “I love the smell of gasoline” by Claren Grosz runs March 8-19 at Daniels Spectrum

Nightwood Theatre is delighted to present Pencil Kit Productions’ I love the smell of gasoline with support from Aluna Theatre at Aki Studio, March 8–19, 2023. Overhead projection meets performative research essay meets personal narrative as Creator-Performer Claren Grosz attempts to reconcile her Alberta oil-industry roots with the current environmental...

Toronto: Bustle & Beast present the world premiere of “Anahita’s Republic” March 17-April 2

Monday, January 23, 2023
Toronto: Bustle & Beast present the world premiere of “Anahita’s Republic” March 17-April 2

Anahita’s Republic is a provocative and timely new play that grapples with the past and present situation in Iran, where strong, educated and committed women work under the constant threat of harassment and imprisonment to advance their rights and the well-being of their countries.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Anahita is a woman who refuses to wear the hijab...

Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls set to host 4-part comedy series “The Best Medicine”

Monday, January 23, 2023
Niagara Falls: Niagara Falls set to host 4-part comedy series “The Best Medicine”

Is laughter truly the best medicine?
David Green likes to think so. The Niagara-based comedian is putting that adage into practice next month with a four-part comedy series aimed at promoting mental health and wellness.
Green, who runs the Garden City Comedy Festival, has partnered with Sheri Hawkins of Mainly Niagara to present The Best Medicine,...

New York: “Room” by London, Ont.-based Emma Donoghue opens on Broadway April 17, 2023

Monday, January 23, 2023
New York: “Room” by London, Ont.-based Emma Donoghue opens on Broadway April 17, 2023

In her first Broadway role following her Tony-winning success in Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Adrienne Warren will star in Emma Donoghue's Room at the James Earl Jones Theatre this April. Performances will begin April 3, with opening night set for April 17. The limited engagement will continue through September 17.
Based on Donoghue's 2010 best-selling...

Toronto: Factory Theatre’s “You Can’t Get There From Here, Vol. 3” launches this February

Sunday, January 22, 2023
Toronto: Factory Theatre’s “You Can’t Get There From Here, Vol. 3” launches this February

You Can’t Get There From Here is returning by popular demand with its 3rd volume of audio dramas! This season will feature four commissioned audio experiences from award-winning playwrights Monica Garrido, Catherine Hernandez, Elvira Kurt, and Aurora Stewart de Peña.
This season, audiences are in for a scary good time. Each episode will take listeners...

Stratford: Announcing free Stratford Festival lectures in Toronto

Friday, January 20, 2023
Stratford: Announcing free Stratford Festival lectures in Toronto

Eager for the 2023 season to begin? Get your Shakespeare fix now.
Immerse yourself in Shakespeare with these fabulous free lectures, held at the Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Hall.

Shakespeare Lectures: Prof. Misha Teramura on Richard II
Thu Mar 09, 2023
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
60 mins
Join us for a lecture by Prof. Misha Teramura...

St. Catharines: Foster Festival announces casting for “Danny & Delilah” running March 15-26

Thursday, January 19, 2023
St. Catharines: Foster Festival announces casting for “Danny & Delilah” running March 15-26

The Norm Foster Theatre Festival has announced the casting for the world premiere of Foster’s play Danny & Delilah playing March 15-26, 2023.
Danny & Delilah
March 15-26
By Norm Foster
Directed by Marcia Kash
World Premiere! March 15 - 26, 2023
Mandeville Theatre at Ridley College, St. Catharines
2pm & 7:30pm performances available
When...

Toronto: Native Earth presents “Firewater Thunderbird Rising” February 16-19

Thursday, January 19, 2023
Toronto: Native Earth presents “Firewater Thunderbird Rising” February 16-19

Friday Creeations and Native Earth Performing Arts are proud to present Firewater Thunderbird Rising, a stunning multi-disciplinary, land-based contemporary dance show featuring a new documentary piece created by Christine Friday, from February 16-19, 2023 at Aki Studio in Toronto.
Firewater Thunderbird Rising is the transformative spirit of dance...

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces programming for the 44th Rhubarb Festival

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces programming for the 44th Rhubarb Festival

Canada’s longest-running new works festival is back for its 44th year this February. In a new four-day 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 Clayton Lee, brings together both local and international...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents “Are we not drawn onward to new erA” February 9-11

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents “Are we not drawn onward to new erA” February 9-11

In February, theatrical innovative takes center stage at the Bluma with an exclusive engagement of the acclaimed Belgian company Ontroerend Goed’s juggernaut international hit Are we not drawn onward to new erA, in a Toronto Premiere presentation February 9th – 11th.
Fresh off a hit run at the Public Theatre’s Under the Radar Festival, the influential...

London: Rick Miller’s “Boom X” comes to the Grand Theatre February 7-25

Wednesday, January 18, 2023
London: Rick Miller’s “Boom X” comes to the Grand Theatre February 7-25

In January of 2019, Kidoons’ Rick Miller followed up his hit show BOOM with BOOM X, the GenX sequel that spans the years 1970-1995. It’s the second in a trilogy of solo multimedia performances, which collectively span 75 years of history, politics, culture, and technology on our planet. 
BOOM X picks up where BOOM left off, at Woodstock in August...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents a stage adaptation of Chris Hadfield’s “The Darkest Dark” February 20-April 2

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents a stage adaptation of Chris Hadfield’s “The Darkest Dark” February 20-April 2

A groundbreaking adaptation of Commander Chris Hadfield’s internationally bestselling children’s book, The Darkest Dark, is set to take flight at Young People’s Theatre (YPT) this February. In this highly anticipated world premiere, director Jim Millan (Broadway’s record-breaking The Illusionists), writer Ian MacIntyre (The Beaverton, Degrassi: Next...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents “Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story” February 8-26

Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents “Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story” February 8-26

We have been busy here at the Theatre, preparing to open our upcoming production of Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story. Coming to YOUR Theatre this February, Beneath Springhill is exactly what you might need this winter to warm your heart and mind.
Beneath Springhill: The Maurice Ruddick Story
Based on the Arts Club Theatre Company...

Ottawa: The National Arts Centre presents “Is God Is” February 8-18

Monday, January 16, 2023
Ottawa: The National Arts Centre presents “Is God Is” February 8-18

The National Arts Centre presents Is God Is by Aleshea Harris February 8-18. 
“Make your daddy dead,” a mother demands of her twin daughters from her deathbed, in the electrifying 2016 Obie and Relentless Award winner from Aleshea Harris.
In Is God Is, twin sisters Anaia and Racine are on a quest for peace. And they are willing to kill for it....

Collingwood: Subscriptions and single tickets on sale for Theatre Collingwood’s 2023 season

Monday, January 16, 2023
Collingwood: Subscriptions and single tickets on sale for Theatre Collingwood’s 2023 season

We are thrilled to be back open and selling tickets for our 2023 theatre season! And it is going to be a great one!
Starting off the year is our ANNUAL GIRL’S NITE OUT COMEDY NIGHT in celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th & 9th in the Normandy Room at The Collingwood Legion. We have added a ton more fun this year so don’t wait….this...

Toronto: Casting announced for The Second City’s 87th Mainstage Revue

Monday, January 16, 2023
Toronto: Casting announced for The Second City’s 87th Mainstage Revue

On the cusp of commemorating 50 years in Canada, legendary comedy institution The Second City is proud to announce the cast and crew of The Second City Toronto’s 87th Mainstage Revue. Three-time Second City alumna and Canadian Comedy Award winner Kirsten Rasmussen makes her directorial debut with a familiar cast that includes PHATT al, Andy Assaf,...

Toronto: “Fifteen Dogs” has been extended at Crow’s Theatre through February 12

Friday, January 13, 2023
Toronto: “Fifteen Dogs” has been extended at Crow’s Theatre through February 12

Crow’s Theatre is delighted to announce the holdover of FIFTEEN DOGS, adapted and directed by Marie Farsi, based on the novel by André Alexis. Toronto loves their dogs, and they want more of FIFTEEN DOGS! Added performances for the week of February 7 to 12, are on sale now!
This thought-provoking play tells the story of 15 dogs who are granted...

Haliburton: Ontario Trillium Grant will support new ways of bringing opera to Haliburton County

Friday, January 13, 2023
Haliburton: Ontario Trillium Grant will support new ways of bringing opera to Haliburton County

MPP Laurie Scott (Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock) met with the Highlands Opera Studio (HOS) team last week to learn more about how their two-year, $92,100 Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) will support new and innovative ways to experience and raise awareness for opera. According to Scott, this investment...

Toronto: “The Incredible Adventures of Baron Munchausen” is at the Red Sandcastle Theatre May 3-21

Friday, January 13, 2023
Toronto: “The Incredible Adventures of Baron Munchausen” is at the Red Sandcastle Theatre May 3-21

Join us for the premiere of The Incredible Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Twisted Dog Theatre. This classic character ascends to theatrical heights with video, animation, puppetry, and a live actor all onstage in an intimate storefront theatre that will surely be an epic interactive adventure for families with children of all ages.
Who is Baron...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents “Okay, you can stop now” February 4-11

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille presents “Okay, you can stop now” February 4-11

Kicking off Winter 2023 programming at Theatre Passe Muraille is Okay, you can stop now, from creator and choreographer Shakeil Rollock. On the Mainstage from February 4 to 11. Okay, you can stop now is a Theatre Passe Muraille and Shakeil Rollock co-production presented in association with b current performing arts.
“Shakeil is a fascinating artist...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Cherubini’s “Médée” on February 19

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Cherubini’s “Médée” on February 19

Opera in Concert continues in its quest to present rare operas seldom if ever heard in Canada. Cherubini’s Médée is a classic example of our commitment to this vision and to supporting emerging Canadian artists.
Composed by Luigi Cherubini in 1797, Médée is the second in our series devoted to an exploration of operas by Mozart and His Peers during...

Kingston: “Cliff Cardinal's CBC Special” visits Theatre Kingston February 3-12

Thursday, January 12, 2023
Kingston: “Cliff Cardinal's CBC Special” visits Theatre Kingston February 3-12

You’re listening to the radio in your kitchen. The program moves from the host to the story, the story to the song. An evening of words and music with internationally-lauded writer and performer Cliff Cardinal as he performs original, dark and catchy folk songs; miraculous stories of familial resilience; legends of Turtle Island survival; and new...

Toronto: The Toronto Fringe’s 24-Hour Play Contest runs January 28-29

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Toronto: The Toronto Fringe’s 24-Hour Play Contest runs January 28-29

We're launching into the winter with a welcome back to the 24-Hour Playwriting Contest – with some updates! This year the contest takes place online at the end of this month.
The prize for the selected winner will be a $1000 bursary, and the opportunity to meet with a dramturg or director to consult with about their work, thanks to the generous...

Toronto: “Same Difference”, an immersive mixed-media installation, runs at The Theatre Centre February 15-25

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Toronto: “Same Difference”, an immersive mixed-media installation, runs at The Theatre Centre February 15-25

The Theatre Centre announces SAME DIFFERENCE, a mixed-media installation and digital performance produced by Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver) by multi-disciplinary artist David Mesiha. This intimate and immersive experience takes place from February 15-25, 2023 at The Theatre Centre.
This boundary-pushing piece utilizes mirrors, immersive projection...

Toronto: Next up at Théâtre français de Toronto is “Flush” running Februray 1-5

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Toronto: Next up at Théâtre français de Toronto is “Flush” running Februray 1-5

It’s snowing. The wind is tireless. Corinne knocks on the door of a small house lost in the prairies. She needs to rent a room for her goldfish and herself. Is it possible to share such a tight space with a little girl who’s obsessed with grasshoppers, a wise fool who won’t speak and a grandmother who can no longer endure music? In this somber comedy,...

Toronto: DanceWorks presents the world premiere of “Liminal” February 1-4

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Toronto: DanceWorks presents the world premiere of “Liminal” February 1-4

Exploring the nature of change and what it means to evolve over time, DanceWorks kicks-off the new year with the world premiere of Liminal, a 60-minute dance performance created and performed by Throwdown Collective. Performed by creators and gifted dance artists Zhenya Cerneacov, Mairéad Filgate and Brodie Stevenson, Liminal examines time and perception...

Toronto: Shakespeare in the Ruff will present “Richard III” this summer

Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Toronto: Shakespeare in the Ruff will present “Richard III” this summer

Join us under the Withrow willows this summer for Richard Three, written by William Shakespeare and Ruff’s own Patricia Allison. Richard Three marks the first time Ruff has revisited a play (we first produced a Richard III ten years ago in 2013), but we promise that this Richard will be unlike anything you’ve seen before. Directed by Patricia Allison...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents “Redbone Coonhound” February 7-March 5

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre presents “Redbone Coonhound” February 7-March 5

Out for a walk in their West End neighbourhood, Mike and Marissa—an interracial couple—meet a dog with an unfortunate breed name: Redbone Coonhound. This small detail unleashes a cascading debate between them about race and their relationship that manifests as a series of micro-plays, each satirizing contemporary perspectives on modern culture. Through...

Toronto: Obsidian Theatre and Tapestry Opera present “Of the Sea” March 25-April 1

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Toronto: Obsidian Theatre and Tapestry Opera present “Of the Sea” March 25-April 1

Following previous announcements that Obsidian Theatre and Tapestry Opera have come together to commission a new Black Canadian opera - and the first ever in Obsidian’s history - to be presented by TO Live in March of 2023, the companies are thrilled to share complete details of their upcoming collaboration, OF THE SEA.
A powerful work of operatic...

Toronto: Parry Riposte presents “Dressed as People” March 7-18

Tuesday, January 10, 2023
Toronto: Parry Riposte presents “Dressed as People” March 7-18

Winner of the 2021 Ottawa Fringe Online Audience Choice & Outstanding Solo Performance awards, Dressed as People – a Triptych of Uncanny Abduction finds a school haunted by troubled children; an encounter with the unknown on open waters; the mysterious disappearance of a friend in the woods. Three different characters, time periods, spine-tingling...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents “Miigis” by Red Sky Performance January 22-29

Monday, January 9, 2023
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents “Miigis” by Red Sky Performance January 22-29

In our 22.23 season at the Berkeley Street Theatre in the new year, Canadian Stage presents the World Premiere of MIIGIS: UNDERWATER PANTHER, from Canada’s leading contemporary Indigenous performance company, Red Sky Performance. The fourth collaboration between the two organizations, MIIGIS: UNDERWATER PANTHER is onstage January 22 – 29.
Directed...

Toronto: PlayME announces its 2023 season of podcast theatre

Monday, January 9, 2023
Toronto: PlayME announces its 2023 season of podcast theatre

PlayME from CBC Podcasts celebrates the best of Canadian Theatre on a national and international scale. The project helps raise the profile of Canadian playwrights by highlighting Canada's best, award-winning theatre shows through a series of podcasts, making it accessible to audiences worldwide. PlayME from CBC Podcasts is transforming the way we...

Toronto: “Buster Canfield Performs Eldritch Evocations with Cards” runs January 27-28

Saturday, January 7, 2023
Toronto: “Buster Canfield Performs Eldritch Evocations with Cards” runs January 27-28

Step right up! A night of wry sorcery, thaumaturgy and old time marvelosity, inspired by the ghoulish wonder of the Eldritch Theatre Tarot Deck.
Miracle Monger, and mystical charlatan, Buster Canfield will astound and amaze you with a night of vintage black magic, performed entirely with playing cards and nefarious spirits drawn from the Goblin...

St. Catharines: Ali Hassan launches his tour of “Does This Taste Funny?” in St. Catharines

Friday, January 6, 2023
St. Catharines: Ali Hassan launches his tour of “Does This Taste Funny?” in St. Catharines

Before appearing on television and radio, Ali Hassan worked for over a decade in the culinary industry.
“I was very, very focused on becoming a chef on television. That was that was everything for me,” he said.
While he hasn’t been able to make that dream come true yet, he said he has been able to “create a pretty happy life” for his wife and...

Stratford: Stratford Summer Music and SpringWorks PuppetWorks bring “World in a Weekend” to Stratford January 13-14

Friday, January 6, 2023
Stratford: Stratford Summer Music and SpringWorks PuppetWorks bring “World in a Weekend” to Stratford January 13-14

After hosting a successful first rendition of their World in a Weekend festival last summer, Stratford Summer Music and SpringWorks PuppetWorks! are bringing more music, dance and puppetry to Stratford next week.
Stratford Summer Music general manager Kendra Fry said bringing the festival back in January is meant to inspire joy and give locals...

Ottawa: Cliff Cardinal brings “As You Like It” to the GCTC January 17-29, 2023

Friday, January 6, 2023
Ottawa: Cliff Cardinal brings “As You Like It” to the GCTC January 17-29, 2023

From Cliff Cardinal, creator of Huff, Stitch and CBC Special, comes a new realization of William Shakespeare's As You Like It. Known for his cutting humour, Cardinal's take on the Bard's classic brings renewed energy to this twisting comedy about the trials of love and mistaken identity. Cardinal's unpredictability is in full force in this new adaptation....

London: “Elf” becomes the Grand Theatre’s highest-grossing show

Thursday, January 5, 2023
London: “Elf” becomes the Grand Theatre’s highest-grossing show

Elf: The Musical didn’t set a record for ticket sales at the Grand Theatre, but the holiday show that delighted more than 30,000 through December is its highest-grossing show ever.
It also helped raise $65,523 for the London Food Bank, the donations collected in the lobby after each show.
“For the Grand, the holiday season is about bringing...

Toronto: The Chekhov Collective presents “The Fiancée” March 1-5

Thursday, January 5, 2023
Toronto: The Chekhov Collective presents “The Fiancée” March 1-5

The Fiancée is part of The Chekhov Collective’s Page to Stage Theatrical Readings of Literary Works. This is their fourth presentation of an Anton Chekhov short story onstage.
“I really like the page to stage format. I feel more connected to the actors, and even with simple stage actions, the images were vivid and complete.” -Audience member of...

Toronto: Cast announced for “Fifteen Dogs” running January 10-February 5

Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Toronto: Cast announced for “Fifteen Dogs” running January 10-February 5

We are howling with delight about the stellar ensemble that will bring the titular dogs to life in this paw-some new play adapted and directed by Marie Farsi, former Associate Artistic Director at Crow's Theatre and director of our critical and audience hit Ghost Quartet. The cast of FIFTEEN DOGS hits the stage on January 10th. Don’t delay, book tickets...

Toronto: Theatre critic Lynn Slotkin lectures on “Influential Jewish Playwrights: What Comes First, Being a Playwright or a Jew?” January 16-30

Monday, January 2, 2023
Toronto: Theatre critic Lynn Slotkin lectures on “Influential Jewish Playwrights: What Comes First, Being a Playwright or a Jew?” January 16-30

The renowned Toronto theatre critic Lynn Slotkin will deliver a three-part lecture, "Influential Jewish Playwrights: What Comes First, Being a Playwright or a Jew?” via Zoom for the Miles Nadal Jewish Cultural Centre.
Start date: Monday, January 16 2023.
Schedule:
On Monday from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM.
From 1/16/2023 until 1/30/2023
Location:...

Toronto: Arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in January 2023

Monday, January 2, 2023
Toronto: Arts and culture on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in January 2023

Happy New Year! We are delighted to ring in 2023 with you all, as we celebrate a fresh start with lots of offerings on display from our partners. Make it your resolution to experience more arts and culture in your life and plan your visit to the Bloor St. Culture Corridor!
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