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Toronto: Johnnie McNamara Walker stars as Iggy Beamish May 23-24 at Factory Theatre

Friday, April 19, 2024
Toronto: Johnnie McNamara Walker stars as Iggy Beamish May 23-24 at Factory Theatre

What happens to the life of the party once the party’s over?
Charming trainwreck Iggy Beamish officiates straight weddings for a living while avoiding the reality of his own gay divorce.
Iggy Beamish by Johnnie McNamara Walker explores the gulf between homo and hetero matrimony while its titular...

Toronto: Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives Honorary Fellowship from The Royal Conservatory of Music

Friday, April 19, 2024
Toronto: Yannick Nézet-Séguin receives Honorary Fellowship from The Royal Conservatory of Music

One of the most lauded conductors of his generation, Canadian Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin has received the highest designation conferred by The Royal Conservatory of Music – on April 17, 2024 he was inducted as an Honorary Fellow (FRCMT) of the organization.
Mr. Nézet-Séguin accepted the Honorary...

Port Dover: Tickets are now on sale for this year’s holiday panto “Cinderella” at the Lighthouse Festival

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Port Dover: Tickets are now on sale for this year’s holiday panto “Cinderella” at the Lighthouse Festival

This winter, ignite a sparkling new holiday tradition with your family at Lighthouse Festival's 2024 pantomime ("panto") production of Cinderella. This enchanting retelling of the classic tale promises to captivate audiences of all ages. Cinderella brings a fresh and vibrant twist to the beloved story,...

Toronto: The Musical Stage Company announces its 2024/25 season

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Toronto: The Musical Stage Company announces its 2024/25 season

Following the record-breaking sixteen-week run of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, the most successful show in company history, The Musical Stage Company is thrilled to announce the details of their upcoming programming. The 2024/25 season will include the World Premiere of AFTER THE RAIN,...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre announces its 2024/25 season

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre announces its 2024/25 season

Artistic Director Mike Payette and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to announce Tarragon Theatre’s 2024/25 season. The 53rd season embraces the impact of coming together and celebrates the rich scope of bold Canadian storytellers. In a season focused on collaboration, featuring stories...

Toronto: “seven methods of killing kylie jenner” plays at Streetcar Crowsnest May 12-26

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Toronto: “seven methods of killing kylie jenner” plays at Streetcar Crowsnest May 12-26

Following the celebrated Canadian Premiere of THREE SISTERS, co-produced with Soulpepper Theatre, Obsidian Theatre concludes their 23.24 season with another thrilling Canadian premiere in May: seven methods of killing kylie jenner, by the internationally acclaimed and award-winning British playwright...

Toronto: Toronto Fringe announces the 17th Annual Next Stage Theatre Festival programming

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Toronto: Toronto Fringe announces the 17th Annual Next Stage Theatre Festival programming

Toronto Fringe is proud to announce the programming for the 17th Annual Next Stage Theatre Festival taking place October 16-27, 2024, with six compelling shows from Toronto, Edmonton, and Halifax including solo shows, musicals, and dramatic theatre.
Next Stage Theatre Festival is the Toronto Fringe's...

Picton: County Stage Company announces its 2024 season

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Picton: County Stage Company announces its 2024 season

Prince Edward County, ON – Artistic Director Heather Braaten and Managing Director Kristen Leboeuf announced today County Stage Company’s exciting 2024 Summer Season line-up. The season runs from June 27 to October 26 at a variety of well-known Prince Edward County locations including The Eddie
Hotel...

Toronto: Pleiades Theatre will offer augmented reality glasses for d/Deaf audiences

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Toronto: Pleiades Theatre will offer augmented reality glasses for d/Deaf audiences

Ash Knight, Artistic Executive Director of Pleiades Theatre, today announced that every performance of the world premiere of Tyson’s Song by Peter N. Bailey, running April 24 to May 19 at Factory Theatre, will include the option of Augmented Reality (AR) glasses for d/Deaf audience members. In a first...

Stratford: “Something Rotten!” kicks off the Stratford Festival’s 2024 season

Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Stratford: “Something Rotten!” kicks off the Stratford Festival’s 2024 season

This year at the Stratford Festival, it’s hard to be the Bard! The Stratford Festival begins its 2024 season with Something Rotten! directed and choreographed by Donna Feore led by Starr Domingue, Henry Firmston, Jeff Lillico and Mark Uhre.
The story follows the Bottom brothers, two struggling playwrights...

Toronto: “Mean Girls” returns to Toronto July 30-August 25 – tickets on sale April 17

Monday, April 15, 2024
Toronto: “Mean Girls” returns to Toronto July 30-August 25 – tickets on sale April 17

After a sold-out five-week run in 2022, the North American Tour of Mean Girls—the hit musical comedy adapted from the hit Paramount Pictures film—returns to Toronto for a limited four-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, July 30 through August 25, 2024.
Tickets will be available at 10am...

Toronto: WeeFestival Celebrates 10th Anniversary May 10-June 9

Monday, April 15, 2024
Toronto: WeeFestival Celebrates 10th Anniversary  May 10-June 9

Toronto’s only performing arts festival for very young audiences celebrates its 10th birthday with a special 10-show lineup!
Tickets are now on sale for the 2024 WeeFestival, a citywide celebration of unforgettable artistic encounters for early childhood taking place in multiple venues across the...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents “The Darktown Strutters’ Ball” April 25-May 12

Friday, April 12, 2024
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville presents “The Darktown Strutters’ Ball” April 25-May 12

The song “The Darktown Strutters’ Ball” was the earliest jazz recording ever made, and it was written by Shelton Brooks, an Afro-Canadian who was the music industry’s first superstar.
This World Premiere will take you on a musical journey through time, humbling us with the stories of how so many...

Stratford: Here For Now Theatre announces the casts and creative teams for its 2024 season

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Stratford: Here For Now Theatre announces the casts and creative teams for its 2024 season

We at Here FOR NOW THEATRE are SO PROUD to announce our 2024 SEASON of Self-Acceptance.
An inspired 5-play Season running
June 19th - September 28th, 2024.
Venue Location: Stratford Perth Museum
4275 Huron Road - Stratford, ON
Visit www.herefornowtheatre.com

 • PAUL AND LINDA...

Toronto: Soulpepper presents “First Métis Man of Odesa” May 8-19

Thursday, April 11, 2024
Toronto: Soulpepper presents “First Métis Man of Odesa” May 8-19

Soulpepper is thrilled to present Punctuate! Theatre’s multi-Dora Award-winning production of FIRST MÉTIS MAN OF ODESA. This celebrated production was the top touring show in the country in 2023, playing in seven cities for over 15,000 people. Based on actual events, this captivating real-life love...

Toronto: Tickets are now on sale for the Village Players’ production of “The Book of Will” April 26-May 18

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Toronto: Tickets are now on sale for the Village Players’ production of “The Book of Will” April 26-May 18

Tickets are now on sale for the last show of our 50th anniversary season - Lauren Gunderson's award-winning comedic drama, The Book of Will, directed by Jennifer Monteith. This rapid fire and buoyant play runs at The Village Playhouse from Friday, April 26, until Saturday, May 18.
The Book of Will...

Toronto: Luminato Festival 2024 programme revealed

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Toronto: Luminato Festival 2024 programme revealed

This June, Luminato Festival Toronto, the city’s multi-arts festival, returns to kick off the summer with memorable art experiences. From June 5 to 16, Luminato will present a stellar programming lineup featuring exceptional Canadian and international artists who will illuminate the city with a unique...

London, ON: The Grand Theatre presents “Million Dollar Quartet” April 16-May 11

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
London, ON: The Grand Theatre presents “Million Dollar Quartet” April 16-May 11

Through Tennessee’s infamous Sun Records and one legendary night with Presley, Cash, Lewis, and Perkins – London, Ontario’s international music footprint will be on full display with an extended run of Million Dollar Quartet, the final production of the Grand Theatre’s 2023/24 season. The popular jukebox...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents “Aportia Chryptych” about Portia White June 14-16

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents “Aportia Chryptych” about Portia White June 14-16

Nova Scotian contralto Portia White was the first Black Canadian concert performer to achieve international fame in the mid-20th century, touring North America and performing in Europe while being hailed as the best classical voice of her generation. Yet despite such artistic accomplishments, her story...

Toronto: Cirque du Soleil’s new show “ECHO” embarks on a cross-Canada tour starting in Toronto on May 8

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Toronto: Cirque du Soleil’s new show “ECHO” embarks on a cross-Canada tour starting in Toronto on May 8

ECHO, Cirque du Soleil’s 20th original Big Top production, is just one month away from its highly anticipated Toronto debut on May 8, 2024 under the Big Top at 2150 Lake Shore Blvd. W. ECHO, presented by Sun Life, is ready to dazzle audiences with trailblazing elements that set a new bar including...

Toronto: Off-Mirvish 2023/24 season played to 85,000 theatregoers

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Toronto: Off-Mirvish 2023/24 season played to 85,000 theatregoers

Off-Mirvish has just ended a spectacularly successful 2023/24 season.
The season began with the Broadway tour of Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird making a rare Toronto visit and playing a sold-out run at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre in November 2023. Demand for the show was so strong, a return engagement...

Port Hope: The Capitol Theatre presents “A Year with Frog and Toad” May 17-June 2

Tuesday, April 9, 2024
Port Hope: The Capitol Theatre presents “A Year with Frog and Toad” May 17-June 2

The Port Hope Capitol Theatre presents the musical A Year With Frog & Toad May 17-Jun 2.
The beloved book series comes to life on stage—and it’s fun for the whole family!
Based on Arnold Lobel's beloved books, this whimsical show chronicles the story of two friends—the very chipper Frog and the...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution” begins previews April 6

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Niagara-on-the-Lake: Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution” begins previews April 6

Making its Shaw Festival debut, Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution starts previews Saturday, April 6 at the Royal George Theatre. Directed by Alistair Newton, this gripping murder mystery by the world’s most popular novelist delivers twists and turns all the way to the final curtain.
When...

Toronto: Performance added to “To Kill a Mockingbird” on June 2

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Toronto: Performance added to “To Kill a Mockingbird” on June 2

The Canadian premiere of the record-breaking new Broadway production of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird sold-out its entire run during its Toronto engagement last November, 2023.
Returning this May for a second one-week engagement, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird will play Toronto’s CAA Ed...

Toronto: JUNIOR festival runs at Harbourfront May 18–20

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Toronto: JUNIOR festival runs at Harbourfront May 18–20

Harbourfront Centre presents JUNIOR, Toronto’s international children’s festival, over the May long weekend of May 18–20, 2024. Showcasing a wide range of local and international performances, from theatre and dance to circus and hands-on workshops, the entire family can enjoy three days of play, imagination...

Toronto: Tarragon Theatre names Lisa Li as incoming Executive Director

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Toronto: Tarragon Theatre names Lisa Li as incoming Executive Director

Tarragon Theatre is thrilled to announce Lisa Li as its new Executive Director. Making the return to Toronto from Winnipeg, Lisa Li begins at Tarragon June 24, 2024, working through the transition with Artistic Director Mike Payette and outgoing Managing Director Andrea Vagianos.
”Lisa Li is one...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents a new musical “Beautiful Scars” April 24-May 11

Thursday, April 4, 2024
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents a new musical “Beautiful Scars” April 24-May 11

On Tuesday, April 2, we welcomed some of Turtle Island's finest talent to Theatre Aquarius for the first day of rehearsal for Beautiful Scars, a New Musical by Tom Wilson and Shaun Smyth.
Oblivious to a secret deeply held by his parents, Tom Wilson’s search for identity started on East Hamilton...

Toronto: Bygone Theatre remounts its production of “The Rear Window” May 15-31

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Toronto: Bygone Theatre remounts its production of “The Rear Window” May 15-31

Nominated for eleven and winner of four Broadway World Toronto Awards after its original 2019 run, Bygone Theatre’s The Rear Window is returning to the stage as our biggest production yet. Based on the short story "It Had To Be Murder" by Cornell Woolrich, the same tale that inspired the 1954 Hitchcock...

Toronto: Native Earth announces creative team for “Women of the Fur Trade”

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Toronto: Native Earth announces creative team for “Women of the Fur Trade”

Native Earth Performing Arts announced today that Kevin Loring, Artistic Director of NAC Indigenous Theatre, will be stepping in to direct Women of the Fur Trade at Native Earth Performing Arts and Joelle Peters, Artistic Director of Native Earth, will assist.
“We are saddened to announce that the...

Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of the zarzuela “El Huésped del Sevillano” May 3-5

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Toronto: Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of the zarzuela “El Huésped del Sevillano” May 3-5

A champion of music theatre in all its diversity, Toronto Operetta Theatre presents the Canadian Premiere of the Spanish zarzuela El Huésped del Sevillano (The Guest at the Inn) by Jacinto Guerrero with performances at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts on May 3, 4, 5 (mat), 2024. “As a native-born...

Toronto: The musical “SIX” will now close on May 26, 2024

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
Toronto: The musical “SIX” will now close on May 26, 2024

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss’s Tony Award®-winning global smash hit musical SIX is extended again by popular demand, with tickets now available for performances until May 26, 2024, at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. This will be the show’s final extension.
By the time it closes, the Canadian production...

St. Catharines: The Foster Festival stages a new Norm Foster play “Ship to Shore” May 22-26

Wednesday, April 3, 2024
St. Catharines: The Foster Festival stages a new Norm Foster play “Ship to Shore” May 22-26

Ahoy! The Foster Festival presents a new, hilarious comedy by Norm Foster!
Join us for another site-specific theatrical experience, this time at the St. Catharines Museum and Welland Canals Centre, Lock 3 from May 22-26.
Ship to Shore by Norm Foster
Wed May 22, 2024 - Sun May 26, 2024
A...

Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre concludes its 2023/24 season with Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” May 5-26

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre concludes its 2023/24 season with Ibsen’s “Hedda Gabler” May 5-26

Following the company’s first World Premiere production of DION: A ROCK OPERA last month, COAL MINE THEATRE concludes the 23.24 season with another first – the staging of a European classic.
Beginning May 5th, COAL MINE’S own Diana Bentley will assume one of the most complex and heralded characters...

Toronto: The Second City announces the cast and crew for its 89th mainstage revue

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Toronto: The Second City announces the cast and crew for its 89th mainstage revue

The world’s most influential name in live comedy, The Second City is thrilled to announce the cast and crew of The Second City Toronto’s 89th Mainstage Revue. Digital comedy pioneer and Picnicface member, Kyle Dooley directs returning ensemble members Coko Galore, and Devon Henderson with Matt Keevins...

Toronto: Tom Hearn’s show “How Fabulous Is That?!” will premiere on April 26, 2024

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
Toronto: Tom Hearn’s show “How Fabulous Is That?!” will premiere on April 26, 2024

Viral comedian Tom Hearn will premiere his new show How Fabulous Is That?! for one show only on April 26, 2024 at Comedy Bar Danforth in Toronto before heading on an international tour with a stop at Edinburgh Fringe this summer. Tom’s FABULOUS extravaganza will include a hit parade of his iconic impressions...

London, ON: Andrew Prashad’s “One Step at a Time” runs at the Grand Theatre April 9-20

Tuesday, April 2, 2024
London, ON: Andrew Prashad’s “One Step at a Time” runs at the Grand Theatre April 9-20

Andrew Prashad’s critically acclaimed One Step at a Time may bring tears to your eyes, but he promises that you’ll smile more than you cry. Known around the world for his exceptional talent as a dancer (Riverdance 20th Anniversary World Tour), singer, actor, composer and creator (Disney, Shaw Festival,...

Toronto: The Alumnae Theatre announces the lineup of its 36th Annual New Ideas Festivals

Monday, April 1, 2024
Toronto: The Alumnae Theatre announces the lineup of its 36th Annual New Ideas Festivals

Alumnae Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the return of its much-anticipated annual event, the New Ideas Festival, running from April 24 to May 5, 2024.
Celebrating its 36th year, the festival promises an exhilarating showcase of new and experimental one-act plays, presenting audiences with...

Toronto: Cliff Cardinal’s “Huff” returns to Toronto April 23-28

Monday, April 1, 2024
Toronto: Cliff Cardinal’s “Huff” returns to Toronto April 23-28

Cliff Cardinal returns to Crow’s Theatre for a special, one-week presentation of with his critically acclaimed, award-winning solo show, HUFF.
HUFF is the brutally funny tale of Wind and his brothers as they struggle with their mother’s death, a reserve school system that’s failing them, and a solvent-abuse...

Toronto: The Canadian Festival of New Musicals announces its casts

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Toronto: The Canadian Festival of New Musicals announces its casts

An exciting new festival premieres THIS MAY at the Berkeley Street Theatre & today we're THRILLED to reveal our lineup of performers!
New Voices. New Stories. New Musicals.
Join us for a celebration of creativity, innovation, and collaboration as we give audiences a glimpse of three of the Musical...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre extends “Dana H.” to April 14

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre extends “Dana H.” to April 14

Crow’s Theatre is very proud to announce an extra week of Lucas Hnath’s DANA H., now playing at Factory Theatre until April 14! If you are looking for an experience that combines innovative theatre with an emotional journey, DANA H. is an absolute MUST-SEE!
The critically acclaimed and celebrated...

Fenelon Falls: Single tickets now on sale for The Grove Theatre summer season

Thursday, March 28, 2024
Fenelon Falls: Single tickets now on sale for The Grove Theatre summer season

Join us for another thrilling season at The Grove Theatre! Single tickets now on sale.
Get ready for a summer filled with our spectacular mainstage productions Into The Woods and tributes to Carole King, ABBA, Dolly Parton and Elton John, and an amazing line up of Guest Artists including Steven...

Stratford: Two of the Stratford Festival's most popular shows of 2023 are now available on Stratfest@Home

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Stratford: Two of the Stratford Festival's most popular shows of 2023 are now available on Stratfest@Home

Two of 2023’s most popular shows, Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy Much Ado About Nothing and Frances Koncan’s brilliant satire Women of the Fur Trade are now available for worldwide streaming on Stratfest@Home.
 • Enjoy the wit and romance of one of Shakespeare’s finest and funniest plays from the...

Toronto: Jani Lauzon shares a message of urgency and hope for World Theatre Day

Wednesday, March 27, 2024
Toronto: Jani Lauzon shares a message of urgency and hope for World Theatre Day

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) in partnership with Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (AFTC) celebrate today’s World Theatre Day with award-winning theatre artist Jani Lauzon’s message to Canadians.
Theatre is about connection – the spark between audience and...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre and Tapestry Opera are building a new performing arts space – 877 Yonge Street

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre and Tapestry Opera are building a new performing arts space – 877 Yonge Street

Tapestry Opera and Nightwood Theatre are building a new home and collaborative space for the performing arts at 877 Yonge Street.
Since August 2022, Tapestry Opera has been without a home office or venue, forced to rely on renting rehearsal and performance space and working remotely. Six months...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “The Fixing Girl” April 15-May 2

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “The Fixing Girl” April 15-May 2

This April, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is proud to present the much-anticipated world premiere of The Fixing Girl from celebrated UK playwright Kevin Dyer. Both tender and playful, The Fixing Girl tells the story of a young girl coming to terms with an event that is much bigger than her. Three generations...

Blyth: Blyth Festival marks 50th anniversary with a $500.000 matching gift campaign

Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Blyth: Blyth Festival marks 50th anniversary with a $500.000 matching gift campaign

Fans and supporters of the Blyth Festival can now double the power of any gift they make to the Festival’s $500K For Another 50 Years campaign, established to mark the theatre’s 50th anniversary and lay the foundation for another half century.
This landmark campaign is anchored by a $250,000 pledge...

Toronto: Canadian Stage announces its 2024/25 season

Monday, March 25, 2024
Toronto: Canadian Stage announces its 2024/25 season

Canadian Stage’s Artistic Director Brendan Healy and Executive Director Monica Esteves today announces the organization’s 24.25 season featuring a captivating slate of productions that propel and connect an array of brilliant theatre-makers with growing audiences in one of the most diverse cities in...

Toronto: “Come From Away” returns to Toronto September 22-December 22, 2024 – tickets on sale April 8

Monday, March 25, 2024
Toronto: “Come From Away” returns to Toronto September 22-December 22, 2024 – tickets on sale April 8

The global sensation Come From Away returns home to the historic Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto. Performances will begin September 22, 2024. Tickets for the first block of performances until December 22, 2024 will go on sale Monday, April 8 at www.mirvish.com.
Before its Toronto return, the...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville announces its 2024/25 season

Friday, March 22, 2024
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville announces its 2024/25 season

Our 31st Season is now live and available to purchase a 5 or 3 show subscription. Join us for all five SENSATIONAL Stories Coming to YOUR Stage in the 2024/25 Season. Or, take advantage of our 3 show subscription package, and pick your favourites. All 5 and 3 show subscriptions have the option to add...

Toronto: JUNIOR returns to Harbourfront May 18-20, 2024

Friday, March 22, 2024
Toronto: JUNIOR returns to Harbourfront May 18-20, 2024

One of the largest children’s festivals in Canada, Harbourfront Centre’s JUNIOR brings families together for a fun three-day festival tailored for young enthusiasts between the ages of 5 to 12.
Happening annually over the May long weekend, the multidisciplinary festival offers an exciting lineup...

Toronto: Poculi Ludique Societas presents “Lusty Juventus” by Robert Wever April 12-14

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Toronto: Poculi Ludique Societas presents “Lusty Juventus” by Robert Wever April 12-14

Poculi Ludique Societas presents Lusty Juventus: A Tudor Moral Interlude by Robert Wever (fl. 1550).
Lusty Juventus is a short mid-16th century Moral Interlude of the “Prodigal Son” type, telling the story of a young man tempted by the joys of the flesh. It was written during the brief reign of...

Toronto: Co-Artistic Director Diana Bentley will depart Coal Mine Theatre at end of 2023/24 season

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Toronto: Co-Artistic Director Diana Bentley will depart Coal Mine Theatre at end of 2023/24 season

Concluding a decade of shaking up the east end with challenging, provocative, hit productions, COAL MINE THEATRE today announces that co-founder Diana Bentley will be completing her tenure as Co-Artistic Director and Artistic Producer at the end of the 2023/2024 season.
A trailblazer for the company...

Toronto: “SIX The Musical” adds a second sing-along performance on April 23, 2024

Thursday, March 21, 2024
Toronto: “SIX The Musical” adds a second sing-along performance on April 23, 2024

Hey Queendom! If you missed the first sold-out sing-along performance of SIX, now’s your chance to get your tickets for the second sing-along on April 23!
On March 6, 2024, fans of SIX gathered at the Royal Alexandra Theatre to sing along to their favourite queen’s songs at Toronto’s first-ever...

Toronto: Tarragon presents the world premiere of “El Terremoto” March 26-April 21

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Toronto: Tarragon presents the world premiere of “El Terremoto” March 26-April 21

Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to announce the world premiere of El Terremoto. The new work written by Christine Quintana runs in the Mainspace from March 26 – April 21, 2024 (opening April 3).
In this comedic drama, audiences...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival concluded the 2023 season with a $404,000 surplus

Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Stratford: The Stratford Festival concluded the 2023 season with a $404,000 surplus

Thanks to strong attendance, extraordinary donor support and careful management of rising expenses, the Stratford Festival has concluded the 2023 season with a surplus. At a time of global retrenchment in the performing arts, the Festival mounted a full season of 13 productions across all of its four...

London, ON: The Grand Theatre announces its 2024/25 season

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
London, ON: The Grand Theatre announces its 2024/25 season

Artistic Director, Rachel Peake and Executive Director, Evan Klassen are proud to announce today the Grand Theatre’s 2024/25 playbill – “A Time for Play”. The joyous season lineup includes: six beloved and blockbuster titles, three locally conceptualized and constructed London Proud productions that...

Toronto: Fall for Dance North announces the departure of Artistic Director Ilter Ibrahimof

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Toronto: Fall for Dance North announces the departure of Artistic Director Ilter Ibrahimof

After a decade of visionary leadership at the helm of Toronto’s premier international dance festival, Fall for Dance North (FFDN), Ilter Ibrahimof is stepping down as Artistic Director in October 2024, following its 10th anniversary edition.
“When we first presented FFDN in 2015, we were thrilled...

Toronto: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” joins the Mirvish 2024/25 main subscription season

Tuesday, March 19, 2024
Toronto: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” joins the Mirvish 2024/25 main subscription season

The Crow’s Theatre and The Musical Stage Company’s co-production of Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy has been one of the highlights of the 2023-24 Toronto theatre season. After playing to sold-out houses for a record-breaking 16 weeks at Streetcar Crowsnest, demand for the show...

Stratford: The Stratford Festival found to have an economic impact of $276.7 million

Monday, March 18, 2024
Stratford: The Stratford Festival found to have an economic impact of $276.7 million

The Stratford Festival was founded in 1952 to provide stimulus to a failing local economy, one suffering from the closure of its main industry, rail repair. Many thought the idea that a Shakespeare festival could revive an economy was pure folly, but since the first season in the summer of 1953, the...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Verdi’s “La Battaglia di Legnano” April 7

Monday, March 18, 2024
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Verdi’s “La Battaglia di Legnano” April 7

VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert concludes its Golden Jubilee Season with Verdi’s La Battaglia di Legnano on Sunday, 7 April 2024 – 2:30 pm at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. “Our amazing 50th Anniversary season comes to a close with another in our series of Verdi Unbound! operas, celebrating unfamiliar...

Toronto: Soulpepper presents “Age is a Feeling” by Haley McGee May 29-June 16

Friday, March 15, 2024
Toronto: Soulpepper presents “Age is a Feeling” by Haley McGee May 29-June 16

Haley McGee returns to Soulpepper Theatre and Toronto with the Canadian Premiere of Age is a Feeling, a show that "took the Edinburgh Fringe by storm," following a sold out run of The Ex- Boyfriend Yard Sale in 2022.
Inspired by hospices, mystics and trips to the cemetery, Age is a Feeling wrestles...

Toronto: The Silk Bath Collective presents “Woking Phoenix” April 12-27

Friday, March 15, 2024
Toronto: The Silk Bath Collective presents “Woking Phoenix” April 12-27

Theatre Passe Muraille is thrilled to present the World Premiere of their co-production with Silk Bath Collective, WOKING PHOENIX on stage April 12th – 27th in the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace. 
An epic exploration of two decades of a family’s survival. WOKING PHOENIX tells the story of three...

St. Catharines: Tickts are now on sale for the Fostered Playwrights Festival

Thursday, March 14, 2024
St. Catharines: Tickts are now on sale for the Fostered Playwrights Festival

Next up at the Foster Festival – the Fostered Playwrights Festival
In 2023 we initiated our Playwrights development program with a call out for new Canadian plays and was met with a resounding 72 submissions. From that number we selected three new scripts, each with its own clear voice, and have...

Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre presents a Spring Double Bill April 4-13

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre presents a Spring Double Bill April 4-13

Concluding a season that has explored the ways artists, audiences, and community share space, Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is thrilled to announce the details of their second mainstage double bill presentation at the historic Winchester next month. Beginning April 4th, SPRING DOUBLE BILL sees the resident...

Stratford: “The Great Fire” by Roland Schimmelpfennig plays at the Stratford Festival this summer

Thursday, March 14, 2024
Stratford: “The Great Fire” by Roland Schimmelpfennig plays at the Stratford Festival this summer

This summer you have the opportunity to experience The Great Fire, an audio odyssey at The Stratford Festival, as part of the Forum Performances. Seating is limited to a dozen for each listening party, so book your tickets early to enjoy this experience.
The Great Fire evokes a world both everyday...

London, ON: “Clue” at the Grand Theatre has been extended to March 31

Wednesday, March 13, 2024
London, ON: “Clue” at the Grand Theatre has been extended to March 31

The Grand Theatre is thrilled to share that its run of Clue, directed by Dennis Garnhum, has been extended through to March 31, 2024. Audiences are filling the Spriet Stage’s more than 800 seats and welcoming the production with full houses and killer laughs.
“We wanted to deliver a hilarious, murderous...

Toronto: Bowtie Productions presents the musical “Falsettos” April 19-27

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Toronto: Bowtie Productions presents the musical “Falsettos” April 19-27

Artistic Director Meredith Shedden and Executive Director Ian Kowalski are thrilled to welcome Toronto audiences to their spring theatrical offering, Falsettos, April 19-27, 2024. Following their sold out 2023 production of Fun Home, they kick off their 2024 season with the Tony and Drama Desk Award-Winning...

Port Stanley: The Port Stanley Festival Theatre names a new Artistic Director

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Port Stanley: The Port Stanley Festival Theatre names a new Artistic Director

The Board of Directors of The Port Stanley Festival Theatre is pleased to announce that Liz Gilroy, after an internship as Associate Artistic Director, has been appointed as the theatre’s next Artistic Director.
Gilroy an experienced and impressive director and choreographer who has worked across...

Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents “Swan Lakes + Minus 16” by Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents “Swan Lakes + Minus 16” by Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart

Harbourfront Centre presents the Canadian premiere of Gauthier Dance//Dance Company Theaterhaus Stuttgart’s striking mixed program, Swan Lakes + Minus 16, on stage April 18–20, 2024, at 7:30pm at Fleck Dance Theatre, which closes the 2023/24 international contemporary dance series, Torque. In Swan...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre announces cast and creatives for “Cock” running April 18-27

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre announces cast and creatives for “Cock” running April 18-27

After their critically acclaimed production of La Bête takes its final bow later this week at Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Talk Is Free Theatre will wrap up their 2023-24 season in Barrie with another play sporting a beastly title.
Cock, the Laurence Olivier Award-winning play by Mike...

Toronto: “Medea” by Luigi Cherubini to make first-ever appearance at the COC May 3-17

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Toronto: “Medea” by Luigi Cherubini to make first-ever appearance at the COC May 3-17

When Luigi Cherubini’s Medea opens at the Canadian Opera Company this May, Toronto audiences will have the opportunity to witness a globally acclaimed cast take on one of opera’s most rarely performed works in a thrillingly evocative production from multi-award-winning director Sir David McVicar. Never...

Toronto: Opera Atelier’s “All Is Love” returns to Koerner Hall April 11-14

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Toronto: Opera Atelier’s “All Is Love” returns to Koerner Hall April 11-14

Opera Atelier is thrilled to announce the return of ALL IS LOVE, the fully staged mixed program celebrating love in all its splendour at Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, on stage from April 11 to April 14, 2024. ALL IS LOVE features the music Opera Atelier loves most and includes...

Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville announces its 2024/25 season

Monday, March 11, 2024
Orangeville: Theatre Orangeville announces its 2024/25 season

Theatre Orangeville’s  2024-2025 Season will be our 31st Season of presenting ‘Sensational Stories on YOUR Stage’ — and it is not one to be missed!
As of Friday March 8th, 3 and 5 show subscriptions are on sale - and will save your seat to attend all of our fantastic shows next season. There are...

Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival posts an operating deficit of $5.7 million for the 2023 season.

Friday, March 8, 2024
Niagara-on-the-Lake: The Shaw Festival posts an operating deficit of $5.7 million for the 2023 season.

Patrons and donors, along with Shaw Festival Board and company members, gathered today in the Festival Theatre lobby to hear the results of the 2023 season. They were also joined by an online audience of Shaw supporters.
During the Shaw Festival’s Annual Meeting, Treasurer Greg Prince announced...

Toronto: The Royal Conservatory of Music announces the cast for Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” playing December 2024

Friday, March 8, 2024
Toronto: The Royal Conservatory of Music announces the cast for Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” playing December 2024

The Royal Conservatory of Music is thrilled to announce casting for the 2024 holiday season production of Into the Woods in concert. There will be three holiday performances suitable for the whole family on December 28, 29, and 30, with a special New Year’s Eve presentation on the 31st.
Richard...

New York: Former Stratford festival Artistic Director Des McAnuff helms “The Who’s Tommy” on Broadway

Friday, March 8, 2024
New York: Former Stratford festival Artistic Director Des McAnuff helms “The Who’s Tommy” on Broadway

The Who's Tommy is back on Broadway in a reimagined revival helmed by the musical's original director and co-book writer Des McAnuff, with previews beginning March 8 at the Nederlander Theatre. Opening night is March 28.
Ali Louis Bourzgui leads the cast in the title role, opposite Alison Luff as...

Orangeville: “By the Light of Story” by Kristen Da Silva runs March 7-24

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Orangeville: “By the Light of Story” by Kristen Da Silva runs March 7-24

Tonight is the night!! The curtain is about to rise on this WORLD PREMIERE Kristen Da Silva romantic comedy, By the Light of a Story.
Madeline Holland is a young widow struggling to pick herself up after the loss of her novelist husband, Rhys.
Her sister-in-law Tammy is doing her best to drag...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” April 26-May 18

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company presents Donizetti’s “Don Pasquale” April 26-May 18

The Canadian Opera Company ushers in spring with a feel-good comedy that hasn’t been seen on the COC stage in 30 years: Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti. This colourful adaptation from acclaimed French-Canadian creative duo Barbe & Doucet transposes the opera’s storyline to 1960s Rome, where the eccentric...

Toronto: Opera Atelier announces its 2024/25 season

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Toronto: Opera Atelier announces its 2024/25 season

Opera Atelier’s founding Co-artistic Directors Marshall Pynkoski C.M. and Jeannette Lajeunesse Zingg C.M. today announced the company’s radiant 2024/2025 season: A Miracle, A Metamorphosis, A Masterpiece Reborn.
The season kicks off in the historic Elgin Theatre with the company’s fully-staged production...

Toronto: Bad Dog & Sex T-Rex present Blockbuster week March 22-29

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Toronto: Bad Dog & Sex T-Rex present Blockbuster week March 22-29

Bad Dog Comedy Theatre and Sex T-Rex are honoured to announce the return of Blockbuster Week from March 22 to 29, 2024 at the Assembly Theatre (1479 Queen Street West). A community gathering for some of Toronto’s most talented artists, Blockbuster Week is a beloved festival of brand new improvised...

Toronto: “Dog Man: The Musical” is coming to Toronto May 9-June 2

Thursday, March 7, 2024
Toronto: “Dog Man: The Musical” is coming to Toronto May 9-June 2

Mirvish Productions will present TheaterWorksUSA’s NY Times Critic’s Pick, Dog Man: The Musical based on the popular book series by Dav Pilkey. Dog Man: The Musical will play May 9 – June 2, 2024 at Toronto’s CAA Theatre.
Tickets will be available at 10AM Saturday March 9 at mirvish.com or by calling...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces its 2024/25 season

Wednesday, March 6, 2024
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius announces its 2024/25 season

Artistic Director Mary Francis Moore and Executive Director Kelly Straughan announced Theatre Aquarius’ 2024/2025 season to an enthusiastic crowd at the first preview performance of Shirley Valentine on Wednesday evening. “We’ve come to play in our 51st season. Our all-star lineup has it all: clever...

Picton: County Stage announces Heather Braaten as its new Artistic Director

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Picton: County Stage announces Heather Braaten as its new Artistic Director

Leading into its 18th season of theatre, music and comedy, County Stage Company is excited to announce Heather Braaten as the new Artistic Director, taking over from Graham Abbey, who stepped down as Artistic Director at the end of last season, after 6 successful seasons with the company.
Heather...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Mononk Jules” March 20-23

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto presents “Mononk Jules” March 20-23

Théâtre français de Toronto is proud to present MONONK JULES : a one-man show from Illusion Fabuleuse productions playing from March 20 to 23, 2024 at the TfT studio located at 21 College Street, 6th floor.
Performed by author, actor and puppeteer Jocelyn Sioui, this docu-theatre delves into the...

Toronto: The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) issues an urgent call to support Canadian theatres

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Toronto: The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) issues an urgent call to support Canadian theatres

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) in partnership with Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (AFTC) call on Canadians to Rally for Theatre this month ahead of World Theatre Day on March 27, 2024, with three simple calls to action.
Live performing arts was among the...

Toronto: Tickets now on sale for Britten’s opera “The Turn of the Screw” running June 12-15

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Toronto: Tickets now on sale for Britten’s opera “The Turn of the Screw” running June 12-15

We have some amazing news to share. Tickets are now on sale for our spook-tastic production of Britten’s The Turn of the Screw!
Come on out to see our first return to live opera since 2018!! Featuring not one, but TWO stellar casts: our main cast of exceptional Canadian artists (performing June...

Toronto: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” extends again – now to April 6

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Toronto: “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead” extends again – now to April 6

With the four-week run of Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, starring beloved hobbits Billy Boyd and Dominic Monaghan of the Oscar-winning The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, completely sold-out before it has even begun, eight additional performances have been added, April 2 – 6, 2024, at the CAA...

London, ON: “Clue” plays at the Grand Theatre March 12-30

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
London, ON: “Clue” plays at the Grand Theatre March 12-30

Based on the cult classic movie and murder mystery board game, Clue is a fast-paced farce with killer laughs and snappy dialogue sure to keep the audience guessing until the very end. A mysterious party, unusual monikers and a deadly secret bring together Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs....

Toronto: The Assembly Theatre presents a dramatic reading of “Death of Superman” on April 6

Tuesday, March 5, 2024
Toronto: The Assembly Theatre presents a dramatic reading of “Death of Superman” on April 6

THE ASSEMBLY THEATREʼs live action comic book reading series COMIC BOOKS LIVE!!! returns with a comedic reading of DC comic’s 1993 DEATH OF SUPERMAN SAGA, a live reading of Superman #75, The Adventures of Superman #500, Action Comics #500, Superman #22, Superman The Man of Steel #22 and Superman #78...

Toronto: Big City Kitties prsents Next Stage hit “TEASE” March 13-24

Monday, March 4, 2024
Toronto: Big City Kitties prsents Next Stage hit “TEASE” March 13-24

Returning to Toronto after its sold out run at the 2020 Next Stage Theatre Festival, TEASE by Lindsay Mullan, a Big City Kitties production in Association with Crow’s Theatre, is on stage from March 13-24, 2024 in the Studio Theatre at Crow’s Theatre. 
TEASE challenges society’s patriarchal views...

Toronto: The Chimera Project Dance Theatre plays the Harbourfront Centre Theatre April 5-6

Monday, March 4, 2024
Toronto: The Chimera Project Dance Theatre plays the Harbourfront Centre Theatre April 5-6

The Chimera Project Dance Theatre presents Unclearing, a striking double bill featuring two world premieres at Harbourfront Centre Theatre, April 5 & 6, 2024. Co-created by choreographer Sophie Dow, and composer and musician Laura Reznek, Agrimony walks the edge between evocative live concert and embodied...

Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille announces programming for second #BeyondTO festival

Monday, March 4, 2024
Toronto: Theatre Passe Muraille announces programming for second #BeyondTO festival

Theatre Passe Muraille is pleased to announce the return of #BeyondTO this spring, for the ‘mini festival’s’ second iteration featuring two pieces that explore the breadth of human experience and showcase perspectives rarely seen on stage; CAMILLE: THE STORY by Audrey-Anne Bouchard (Montréal) and...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius invests in new technological infrastructure thanks to provincial funding

Monday, March 4, 2024
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius invests in new technological infrastructure thanks to provincial funding

On Tuesday, March 5, the team at Theatre Aquarius will celebrate the $100,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant they received from the provincial government’s Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) that was used to improve the technological infrastructure at Theatre Aquarius.
“Theatre Aquarius is an iconic...

Toronto: “Friendly Fire”, an evening of seven pocket-sized comedies, runs at the Tarragon Theatre April 11-14

Monday, March 4, 2024
Toronto: “Friendly Fire”, an evening of seven pocket-sized comedies, runs at the Tarragon Theatre April 11-14

A new satirical comedy comes to the Tarragon Theatre with all guns blazing! Elly and ThreebyZero in association with Larry Silverberg will present the world premiere of Eli Pasic's Friendly Fire: AN EVENING OF SEVEN POCKET-SIZED COMEDIES. The show is being presented at the Tarragon Theatre for a limited...

Toronto: The House at Poe Corner returns to the Red Sandcastle Theatre April 11-21

Friday, March 1, 2024
Toronto: The House at Poe Corner returns to the Red Sandcastle Theatre April 11-21

Celebrating the 10th deathiversary and woeful return of Eldritch Theatre’s dreadfully dour Kindergoth Masterpiece. Welcome back to the Grim Woodland of Weir, where the terrifying tales of Edgar Allen Poe are performed in petrifying perpetuity by twisted little toys that bear a striking, yet non-copyright...

Toronto: “HYPROV” extends through April 21 at the CAA Theatre

Thursday, February 29, 2024
Toronto: “HYPROV” extends through April 21 at the CAA Theatre

Straight from their Las Vegas Residency at the legendary Showroom at Harrah’s, Colin Mochrie and Asad Mecci are taking HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis on the second leg of a 2023 North American tour, beginning in Clayton, North Carolina on September 7.
Due to popular demand, HYPROV has added one more...

Toronto: “3 Fingers Back” by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard runs at the Tarragon Theatre February 27-March 24

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Toronto: “3 Fingers Back” by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard runs at the Tarragon Theatre February 27-March 24

Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to announce the world premiere of 3 Fingers Back, a co-production from Tarragon Theatre and lemonTree Creations. The double bill from acclaimed writer Donna-Michelle St. Bernard’s 54ology runs in the...

Toronto: An all-new version of “Shrek the Musical” will visit the Princess of Wales Theatre August 6-18, 2024

Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Toronto: An all-new version of “Shrek the Musical” will visit the Princess of Wales Theatre August 6-18, 2024

Fifth Estate Entertainment and Round Room Live are thrilled to announce that an all-new version of SHREK THE MUSICAL will depart Duloc to embark on a cross-country national tour that includes a stop at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre from August 8 – 18, 2024. Audiences can expect a SHREK that feels...

Millbrook: Student awarded Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Youth Achievement Award for work with 4th Line Theatre

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Millbrook: Student  awarded Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Youth Achievement Award for work with 4th Line Theatre

4th Line Theatre is pleased to announce that on Thursday, February 22, 2024, the Honourable Edith Dumont, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and John Ecker, Chair, Board of Directors, Ontario Heritage Trust, presented Maude Rose Craig with the Lieutenant Governor’s Ontario Heritage Youth Achievement Award....

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “Through My Eyes” for March Break

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “Through My Eyes” for March Break

This March, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is excited to present Through My Eyes – a playful dance piece from Quebec’s Bouge de là, directed by Hélène Langevin. A captivating adventure for ages 4 to 7, Through My Eyes invites audiences to see the world afresh through the eyes of an exploring child. This...

Toronto: Shakespeare in Action welcomes Michelle Urbano as its new Artistic Director

Monday, February 26, 2024
Toronto: Shakespeare in Action welcomes Michelle Urbano as its new Artistic Director

Shakespeare in Action is so excited to announce our new Artistic Director, Michelle Urbano! Michelle has worked with SiA in the past as the Producer of our 2023 summer show. You may have also seen Michelle telling cozy winter stories during Winterfest!
“I am thrilled to be joining Shakespeare in...

Toronto: Replay Storytelling presents the Replay Story Fest March 6-10

Monday, February 26, 2024
Toronto: Replay Storytelling presents the Replay Story Fest March 6-10

Replay Storytelling is thrilled to announce Replay Story Fest, a five-day celebration of storytelling commemorating eight remarkable years of Replay Storytelling. From March 6-10, 2024, audiences are invited to the Burdock Music Hall to immerse themselves in true stories, told by the people who lived...

Toronto: White Mills Theatre Co. presents “Peter Pan and the Wendy Lady” March 8-23

Friday, February 23, 2024
Toronto: White Mills Theatre Co. presents “Peter Pan and the Wendy Lady” March 8-23

“While she was dreaming, the window blew open, and a boy dropped to the floor. He was accompanied by a strange light, no bigger than your fist, which darted about the room like a living thing. It must have been this light that woke her …"
When her dreams invade the waking world, a misfit storyteller...

Toronto: Guillaume Côté and Robert Lepage present “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” April 3-7

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Toronto: Guillaume Côté and Robert Lepage present “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark” April 3-7

Ex Machina, Côté Danse, Dvoretsky Productions, and presenting partner Show One Productions, are thrilled to announce that due to popular demand, they have added a matinee performance to the limited run of their hotly anticipated premiere of The Tragedy of HAMLET Prince of Denmark. The newly added matinee...

Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its 2024/25 season

Thursday, February 22, 2024
Toronto: The Canadian Opera Company announces its 2024/25 season

The Canadian Opera Company announced its 2024/2025 season today with exciting programming comprised almost entirely of new-to-Toronto productions including the first-ever COC staging of Verdi’s Nabucco, the world premiere of a new production of Gounod’s Faust, and the Toronto premiere of La Reine-garçon,...

Toronto: Pleiades Theatre announces casting for the world premiere of “Tyson’s Song” by Peter N. Bailey

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Toronto: Pleiades Theatre announces casting for the world premiere of “Tyson’s Song” by Peter N. Bailey

Ash Knight, Artistic Executive Director of Pleiades Theatre, today announced that the world premiere of Tyson’s Song will star Kyle Brown (Come From Away, Jesus Christ Superstar) as Tyson, and Jamar Adams-Thompson (Migraaaants, Three Ordinary Men) as Bryan. Tyson’s Song is directed by Ash Knight, with...

Toronto: The Royal Conservatory of Music will present “Into the Woods” in December 2024

Tuesday, February 20, 2024
Toronto: The Royal Conservatory of Music will present “Into the Woods” in December 2024

Dr. Peter Simon, Michael and Sonja Koerner President & CEO of The Royal Conservatory of Music, President & CEO Designate Alexander Brose, Executive Director of Performing Arts Mervon Mehta, and Dean of The Glenn Gould School James Anagnoson, today revealed programming details of some of the classical...

Port Dover: Lighthouse Festival offers two shows from DuffleBag Theatre for March Break

Monday, February 19, 2024
Port Dover: Lighthouse Festival offers two shows from DuffleBag Theatre for March Break

As March Break madness approaches, Lighthouse Festival is thrilled to present DuffleBag Theatre's hilarious productions of Beauty and the Beast & The Three Musketeers in Port Dover and Port Colborne! Prepare to be transported to enchanting worlds filled with adventure, romance, and timeless tales that...

Toronto: New faces join the cast of “The Great Comet”

Friday, February 16, 2024
Toronto: New faces join the cast of “The Great Comet”

With the incredible success of the oft extended NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, it was inevitable that we would have to say farewell to a few cast members moving on to other projects.
We want to thank Lawrence Libor, Marcus Nance and Louise Pitre for their part in bringing this spectacular...

Toronto: “No One’s Special at the Hot Dog Cart” runs March 14-23 at Theatre Passe Muraille

Friday, February 16, 2024
Toronto: “No One’s Special at the Hot Dog Cart” runs March 14-23 at Theatre Passe Muraille

In March, Theatre Passe Muraille and Erroneous Theatre are thrilled to present the World Premiere of their co-production NO ONE’S SPECIAL AT THE HOT DOG CART, on stage March 14th – 23rd in the Passe Muraille Mainspace. (Media night: March 16th)
From award winning playwright, author, and spoken word...

Toronto: Crow’s Theatre presents “shaniqua in abstration” by bahia watson April 9-28

Friday, February 16, 2024
Toronto: Crow’s Theatre presents “shaniqua in abstration” by bahia watson April 9-28

shaniqua in abstraction, a new play written and performed by bahia watson (Uncle Vanya, The Handmaid's Tale) and directed by Sabryn Rock (Our Place, The Porter), will have its world premiere this April as part of the Crow’s Theatre 2023.24 40th anniversary season. An intrepidly daring one-woman play,...

Toronto: Outside the March and Soulpepper present a play about Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath starting April 13

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Toronto: Outside the March and Soulpepper present a play about Walt Disney by Lucas Hnath starting April 13

Fresh off the heels of Disney’s 100th anniversary, two of Toronto’s leading theatre companies Outside the March (Jerusalem, The Flick) and Soulpepper (Sizwe Banzi is Dead, The Seagull) are teaming up to ‘reanimate the Head of Disney.’ A true joyride of a play, A Public Reading of An Unproduced Screenplay...

Toronto: Tickets now on sale for The Village Players’ production of “Marjorie Prime”

Thursday, February 15, 2024
Toronto: Tickets now on sale for The Village Players’ production of “Marjorie Prime”

We can't wait till we open the doors for Village Players' latest production: award-winning playwright Jordan Harrison's Marjorie Prime, directed by Maureen Lukie, at The Village Playhouse from Friday, March 1, until Saturday, March 23.
This 2015 drama, a speculative tale set in the near future,...

Toronto: Thriller “White Muscle Daddy” has its world premiere at Buddies in Bad Times March 20-31

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Toronto: Thriller “White Muscle Daddy” has its world premiere at Buddies in Bad Times March 20-31

Pencil Kit Production and Buddies in Bad Times Theatre team up to present the world premiere of a gritty new play by Raf Antonio (Rope Running Out, Salvador: A Latin-Canadian Fantasia). A horror/thriller piece blending theatre and film–using projection art, live camera feed and shadow play–WHITE MUSCLE...

Cambridge: Charles Peachock brings “Catch The Impossible” to three Drayton Entertainment venues this March

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Cambridge: Charles Peachock brings “Catch The Impossible” to three Drayton Entertainment venues this March

Charles Peachock, the juggling sensation who appeared a record six times on America's Got Talent, is bringing his hilarious, high-energy juggling act to three Drayton Entertainment venues during March Break.
An extraordinary entertainer, Charles has thrilled audiences around the globe with his innovative...

Toronto: Lucy Kirkwood’s “The Children” plays at the Alumnae Theatre March 8-23

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Toronto: Lucy Kirkwood’s “The Children” plays at the Alumnae Theatre March 8-23

Alumnae Theatre, a cornerstone of Toronto’s indie theatre scene, proudly presents Lucy Kirkwood's critically acclaimed play, The Children, directed by Lori Delorme and produced by Cassidy Sadler. This thought-provoking production will grace the stage at The Studio Theatre from March 8 to March 23,...

Toronto: Native Earth announces an all-Indigenous cast for “Women of the Fur Trade”

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Toronto: Native Earth announces an all-Indigenous cast for “Women of the Fur Trade”

After a sold out premiere in January 2024 at the National Arts Centre’s Azrieli Studio in Ottawa, Native Earth Performing Arts is proud to present Women of the Fur Trade at Aki Studio in Toronto from April 9-21, 2024. Written by Frances Končan and directed by Renae Morriseau, this timely revival of...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents the Canadian premiere of “The Inheritance, Parts 1 & 2” March 22-April 7

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents the Canadian premiere of “The Inheritance, Parts 1 & 2” March 22-April 7

Canadian Stage, the country’s premiere producer of contemporary large-scale theatre, proudly presents the highly anticipated Canadian premiere of the celebrated award-winner THE INHERITANCE: PARTS 1 & 2, running March 22 – April 14. 
Helmed by Canadian Stage’s Artistic Director Brendan Healy (Public...

Toronto: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” is extended again – now to March 10 – and “Dana H.” venue is changed

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Toronto: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” is extended again – now to March 10 – and “Dana H.” venue is changed

It is with profound excitement that Crow’s Theatre announces a further extension of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, and the transfer of DANA H. to Factory Theatre.
Now running 15 weeks, this seventh extension cements THE GREAT COMET’s position as the longest running and most successful...

Toronto: Mirvish announces its 2024/25 main Mirvish subscription season

Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Toronto: Mirvish announces its 2024/25 main Mirvish subscription season

The 2024-25 Main Mirvish Subscription Season is comprised of seven productions.
Two of the shows – Disney's The Lion King and Mamma Mia! – are Toronto favourites, both having opened in Toronto as sit-down productions in 2000 (that played for four and five years, respectively). Almost 25 years later,...

Stratford: Here For Now Theatre announces its 2024 season

Monday, February 12, 2024
Stratford: Here For Now Theatre announces its 2024 season

HERE FOR NOW THEATRE announced its inspired 5-play 2024 Season playing June 19th - September 28th, 2024. Due to the success of last season’s LIMITED ENGAGEMENT SERIES, HFN will also be sprinkling these performance throughout their already electric 5-show Season (Limited Engagement Series to announced...

Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “Buddy Holly’s Rockin’ Party” March 26-27

Friday, February 9, 2024
Hamilton: Theatre Aquarius presents “Buddy Holly’s Rockin’ Party” March 26-27

Get ready to clap your hands, laugh, bop and sing along to the music of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Dion and more!
Hamilton’s own Jeff Giles made his professional debut on the Aquarius stage when he was barely a teenager, but Hamilton audiences may best remember him as Rock & Roll pioneer Buddy...

Millbrook: Principal casting announced for 4th Line’s 2024 summer season

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Millbrook: Principal casting announced for 4th Line’s 2024 summer season

We are pleased to announce principal casting for our 2024 Summer Season! As previously announced, this season, our 32nd, will feature two highly-anticipated world premieres. The season will begin on July 1, 2024 with Onion Skins & Peach Fuzz: The Farmerettes, written by Alison Lawrence, based on the...

Toronto: The 19th Annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival line-up is revealed

Thursday, February 8, 2024
Toronto: The 19th Annual Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival line-up is revealed

The Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival (TOsketchfest) is proud to announce an exciting slate of live programming for the 19th Annual Festival taking place March 6-17, 2024 at The Theatre Centre and Comedy Bar Bloor in Toronto.
Boasting a star-studded lineup of over 60 sketch comedy troupes from around...

Toronto: Mirvish presents Jesus Christ Superstar May 3-12, 2024

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Toronto: Mirvish presents Jesus Christ Superstar May 3-12, 2024

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the UK, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will come to Toronto from May 3 – 12, 2024 at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre. The 2017 Olivier awarding-winning production from Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre goes on sale to the...

Toronto: Mirvish presents Crow’s Theatre’s production of“ Uncle Vanya” February 2-25

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Toronto: Mirvish presents Crow’s Theatre’s production of“ Uncle Vanya” February 2-25

David Mirvish is pleased to present the critically acclaimed, spellbinding new adaptation and production from Crow’s Theatre of Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, adapted by Liisa Repo-Martell and directed by Chris Abraham.
Uncle Vanya will be performed February 2 to 25, 2024, at the CAA Theatre. Tickets...

Toronto: Nightwood Theatre presents “Mad Madge” April 9-21

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Toronto: Nightwood Theatre presents “Mad Madge” April 9-21

Nightwood Theatre is honoured to continue its acclaimed 2023/24 Season with Mad Madge, presented in association with VideoCabaret from April 9-21, 2024 at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St W). Mad Madge is directed by Dora Mavor Moore Award-winning theatre artist Andrea Donaldson and written by Rose...

Port Stanley: The Port Stanley Theatre Festival announces the passing of its Artistic Director Simon Joynes

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Port Stanley: The Port Stanley Theatre Festival announces the passing of its Artistic Director Simon Joynes

It is with heavy hearts that Port Stanley Festival Theatre announces the passing of Artistic Director, Simon Joynes.
He passed peacefully at his home with his family at his side, wife Daniele, daughter Fiona and canines Ruby and Sammy.
Simon has been a friend to the community of Port Stanley...

Toronto: Canadian Stage and The Musical Stage Company announce joint festivals for the spring

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Toronto: Canadian Stage and The Musical Stage Company announce joint festivals for the spring

In a bold statement about the necessity of new Canadian stories, Canadian Stage and The Musical Stage Company are thrilled to join forces and premiere two new works festivals this spring - THE FESTIVAL OF NEW THEATRE and CANADIAN FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. For seven weeks, this thrilling partnership...

Toronto: Soulpepper and Obsidian present “Three Sisters” by Inua Ellams February 29-March 17

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
Toronto: Soulpepper and Obsidian present “Three Sisters” by Inua Ellams February 29-March 17

Soulpepper and Obsidian Theatre proudly announce the highly anticipated Canadian premiere of the re-imagined THREE SISTERS, written by Inua Ellams, after Anton Chekhov, and directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu. This collaboration brings together two of Canada’s leading theatre companies to present a powerful...

London, ON: “In Seven Days” by Jordi Mand has its world premiere run at the Grand Theatre February 13-March 2

Tuesday, February 6, 2024
London, ON: “In Seven Days” by Jordi Mand has its world premiere run at the Grand Theatre February 13-March 2

Jordi Mand’s “comedy about death” In Seven Days will make its world premiere on the Grand Theatre’s Spriet Stage from February 13 – March 2. The play marks the Grand Theatre debut for internationally-known playwright Jordi Mand, whose family resides locally in London, Ontario, where she has chosen...

Toronto: “Fraggle Rock” puppeteer brings “spicy” puppet cabaret to Toronto March 1-3

Monday, February 5, 2024
Toronto: “Fraggle Rock” puppeteer brings “spicy” puppet cabaret to Toronto March 1-3

How does a small-town Canadian puppeteer go from a sheep festival, to "Sesame Street" and "Fraggle Rock", to a spicy adult puppet cabaret Off-Broadway? Ingrid Hansen was on tour performing "Les Moutons", a surreal show where a group of dancers behave hyper-realistically like sheep. Between performances...

Millbrook: The 4th Line Theatre box office is now open for 2024

Monday, February 5, 2024
Millbrook: The 4th Line Theatre box office is now open for 2024

4th Line Theatre is pleased to announce that its box office is open to the public to purchase tickets and for gift certificate redemptions for the 2024 Summer Season. Tickets, gift certificates and charcuterie snack boxes can be purchased by phone at 705-932-4445, toll-free at 800-814-0055, online...

Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Verdi’s early opera “Ernani” February 25

Friday, February 2, 2024
Toronto: VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert presents Verdi’s early opera “Ernani” February 25

VOICEBOX: Opera in Concert continues to celebrate its Golden Jubilee Season with Verdi’s Ernani on Sunday, 25 February 2024 at 2:30 pm at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. “The excitement of our 50th anniversary will be amped up by this amazing opera from Verdi’s early years,” comments OIC’s General...

Toronto: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” extended again – now to March 3

Friday, February 2, 2024
Toronto: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” extended again – now to March 3

NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 has truly struck a chord with Toronto audiences prompting extension after extension. We're thrilled to announce that this latest extension ensures that THE GREAT COMET will continue to grace our stage until March 3.
Many people are seeing THE GREAT COMET...

Barrie: Three shows coming up from Talk Is Free Theatre

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Barrie: Three shows coming up from Talk Is Free Theatre

This season we've immersed you in a search for a missing soldier, offered a daring new look at a musical theatre classic, and over multiple productions, provided new perspective on life as a performer pursuing dreams on and off the stage. 
What's next? 
A trio of plays about love: love of one...

Toronto: “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience” extends to April 14

Thursday, February 1, 2024
Toronto: “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience” extends to April 14

Hang on to your (chef’s) hats Toronto! Starvox Entertainment and Interactive Theatre International are dishing out an extra serving of belly laughs with the extension of Faulty Towers The Dining Experience. In response to the overwhelming demand, the mayhem and madness will continue for an additional...

Stratford: The 2023 Stratford Festival’s “Richard II” is now available for streaming

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Stratford: The 2023 Stratford Festival’s “Richard II” is now available for streaming

One of the hottest shows of 2023, the Stratford Festival’s disco-era production of Richard II is now available for worldwide streaming on Stratfest@Home.
This revolutionary new version of Shakespeare’s classic play, conceived and directed by Jillian Keiley and adapted by Brad Fraser, takes us into...

Toronto: Get to know Luke Reece, playwright of “As I Must Live It” playing February 11-March 2

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Toronto: Get to know Luke Reece, playwright of “As I Must Live It” playing February 11-March 2

TPM's first production of the year is As I Must Live It, co-produced with Modern Times Stage. A charming and provocative new work from award-winning spoken word artist Luke Reece. Through poetic storytelling touching on everything from antagonistic squirrels to Chris Pratt’s abs, Reece shares his experiences...

Toronto: Mirvish Productions will dim the lights to honour Chita Rivera

Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Toronto: Mirvish Productions will dim the lights to honour Chita Rivera

Mirvish Productions will dim the lights of the Princess of Wales Theatre and Royal Alexandra Theatre to honour Broadway Legend Chita Rivera who passed away on January 30, 2024
With a heavy heart Mirvish Productions will mark the life of Chita Rivera, an icon of the stage whose career spanned over...

Toronto: Canadian Stage reveals cast of “The Inheritance”

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Toronto: Canadian Stage reveals cast of “The Inheritance”

The Canadian Premiere of The Inheritance begins in March!
The Inheritance reimagines E.M. Forster’s Howard’s End as a contemporary portrait of the generation after the height of the AIDS crisis.
In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be in love and thriving. But...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre brings its acclaimed production of “La Bête” to Toronto March 2-16

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre brings its acclaimed production of “La Bête” to Toronto March 2-16

Fresh off a successful three-production tour to Auckland, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) is back in Canada and returning to a Toronto stage this March. And after having transferred several of their hit musical theatre achievements to the 416 in recent years (Assassins, Into the Woods and Sweeney...

Toronto: Studio 180 presents the Canadian premiere of “Four Minutes Twelve Seconds” April 20-May 12

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Toronto: Studio 180 presents the Canadian premiere of “Four Minutes Twelve Seconds” April 20-May 12

Mark McGrinder, Artistic Director of Studio 180 Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the Canadian premiere of James Fritz’s darkly comic drama Four Minutes Twelve Seconds. The lead roles of Di and David will be played by stage and screen stars Megan Follows and Sergio Di Zio, alongside...

Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents the Toronto premiere of “Vástádus eana – The Answer Is Land” March 6-7

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Toronto: Harbourfront Centre presents the Toronto premiere of “Vástádus eana – The Answer Is Land” March 6-7

Harbourfront Centre presents the Toronto premiere of the politically-charged and spiritually-centred work, Vástádus eana – The Answer Is Land, on stage March 6 and 7, 2024, at 7:30pm at Fleck Dance Theatre - as part of its 2023/24 international contemporary dance series, Torque. Choreographed by Elle...

London, ON: The Grand Theatre presents “Huff” by Cliff Cardinal February 6-17

Tuesday, January 30, 2024
London, ON: The Grand Theatre presents “Huff” by Cliff Cardinal February 6-17

The Grand Theatre invites audiences to embrace a gripping, uneasy and transformative solo show by celebrated actor, poet, author, and musician Cliff Cardinal in Huff: the first Grand Theatre production on the Auburn Developments Stage of 2024.
Cardinal, who recently received a Governor General Literary...

Hamilton: Second show added for “Any Dream Will Do” on February 15

Friday, January 26, 2024
Hamilton: Second show added for “Any Dream Will Do” on February 15

ANY DREAM WILL DO: THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER
Featuring a stellar cast led by Adrian Marchuk, who starred as Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys in Toronto and Las Vegas.
With music from THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, EVITA, CATS, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, JOSEPH, and more!
THE FEBRUARY 8 SHOW IS...

Toronto: “The Great Comet” extended to February 18 and “L’Amour telle une cathédrale ensevelie” venue changed

Monday, January 22, 2024
Toronto: “The Great Comet” extended to February 18 and “L’Amour telle une cathédrale ensevelie” venue changed

Crow’s Theatre is ecstatic to announce another extension week for NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, now on stage until February 18. Unprecedented demand for “musical theatre at its best” (Toronto Star), has THE GREAT COMET now running for eleven weeks at Streetcar Crowsnest.
Advance buzz...

Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto and Crow’s Theatre present “L’Amour telle une cathédrale ensevelie” February 22-25

Monday, January 22, 2024
Toronto: Théâtre français de Toronto and Crow’s Theatre present “L’Amour telle une cathédrale ensevelie” February 22-25

Theatre français de Toronto (TfT), in association with Crow's Theatre, is proud to present L'Amour telle une cathédrale ensevelie as part of Black History Month. This captivating play created by NOUS Théâtre will run from February 22 to 25 2024 at the FLECK DANCE THEATRE (Harbourfront Centre)*. The...

Toronto: Yuk Yuk’s presents “The One with FRIENDS Roast” on March 1

Friday, January 19, 2024
Toronto: Yuk Yuk’s presents “The One with FRIENDS Roast” on March 1

It’s time to get out of second gear, and be there Friday March 1st 10:30pm at Yuk Yuk’s for THE ONE WITH THE FRIENDS ROAST.
Toronto’s hottest comedians gather to play the characters of TV’s most iconic sitcom, and celebrate it the only way they know how: brutal and hilarious roasting! Nothing “Friends”...

Port Hope: Tickets are on sale for the musical “A Year with Frog and Toad” and for two WeeFestival shows

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Port Hope: Tickets are on sale for the musical “A Year with Frog and Toad” and for two WeeFestival shows

Tickets for A Year with Frog and Toad and for two shows from the WeeFestival are now on sale.
A Year With Frog & Toad
Music by Robert Reale
Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale
Directed by Fiona Sauder
The beloved book series comes to life on stage—and it’s fun for the whole family!
Based...

Barrie: Up next at Talk Is Free Theatre – cabaret double bill with Starr Domingue and Jennifer Stewart

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Barrie: Up next at Talk Is Free Theatre – cabaret double bill with Starr Domingue and Jennifer Stewart

We hope you made a New Year's resolution to see more live performance, and what better way to get started than to come and see our next production in Barrie? Best friends Starr Domingue and Jennifer Stewart are joining us later this month to share some of their personal stories through song in a cabaret...

Toronto: Three new singers to join the COC’s 2024/25 Ensemble Studio

Thursday, January 18, 2024
Toronto: Three new singers to join the COC’s 2024/25 Ensemble Studio

The Canadian Opera Company welcomes three emerging Canadian artists who will join the company’s highly specialized development program for Canadian opera professionals in the 2024/2025 season: sopranos Emily Rocha and Gabrielle Turgeon, and bass Duncan Stenhouse. The talented young singers join six...

Toronto: “The Book of Mormon” announces a digital lottery – performances begin January 24

Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Toronto: “The Book of Mormon” announces a digital lottery – performances begin January 24

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a digital ticket lottery in Toronto, playing at the Princess of Wales Theatre, January 24 through February 11, 2024. A limited number of tickets will be available at $25 each.
The wildly popular lottery...

Toronto: Luke Reece tells his story in As I Must Live It February 11-March 2

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Toronto: Luke Reece tells his story in As I Must Live It February 11-March 2

Kicking off the Mainstage season, in February, Theatre Passe Muraille is thrilled to begin the new year with the World Premiere presentation of their co-production with Modern Times Stage, AS I MUST LIVE IT, on stage February 11 – March 2 in the Passe Muraille Mainspace.
A funny, endearing, and...

Toronto: Diane Flacks’s “GUILT (A Love Story)” plays at the Tarragon Theatre February 6 to March 3

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Toronto: Diane Flacks’s “GUILT (A Love Story)” plays at the Tarragon Theatre February 6 to March 3

Mike Payette, Artistic Director of Tarragon Theatre and Managing Director Andrea Vagianos are excited to announce the world premiere of GUILT (A Love Story). The one-woman show, written by Emmy nominee Diane Flacks, runs in the Mainspace from February 6 - March 3, 2024 (opening February 14).
Coming...

Toronto: Good Old Neon presents “Dead Elephants” by Alexander Offord March 7-17

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Toronto: Good Old Neon presents “Dead Elephants” by Alexander Offord March 7-17

Fresh from their summer 2023 experimental, extinction-themed puppet show The Last Mammoth, performance collective Good Old Neon is pleased to return March 7-17 to the Aki Studio Theatre with their first full-scale post-pandemic production, Dead Elephants. Written by co-Artistic Director Alexander Offord...

Millbrook: 4th Line Theatre presents a reading of Megan Murphy’s “Wild Irish Geese” on February 4

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Millbrook: 4th Line Theatre presents a reading of Megan Murphy’s “Wild Irish Geese” on February 4

We are excited to present our 18th annual Breaking Ground on Sunday, February 4th at Bagnani Hall at Catherine Parr Traill College in Peterborough featuring a free public reading of excerpts from Megan Murphy’s Wild Irish Geese, a new play about the story of the Irish settlers to the Peterborough region....

Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces the 45th Rhubarb Festival

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Toronto: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre announces the 45th Rhubarb Festival

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre proudly announces the return of Canada’s longest-running new works festival, back for its 45th edition this February. The Rhubarb Festival challenges conventional notions of art-making and art-watching, offering audiences an immersive experience of the most adventurous...

Stratford-upon-Avon, GBR: The Shaw Festival’s Tim Carroll and Kimberley Rampersad to direct at the RSC this year

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Stratford-upon-Avon, GBR: The Shaw Festival’s Tim Carroll and Kimberley Rampersad to direct at the RSC this year

The RSC’s new Co-Artistic Directors, Daniel Evans and Tamara Harvey have announced their first RSC season of work, with eight Shakespeare plays, three world premieres, a European premiere, a UK premiere, two major revivals and two visiting productions.
The new season looks ahead to a full year across...

Sarnia: “Afrique en Cirque” is coming to the Imperial Theatre February 7-8

Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Sarnia: “Afrique en Cirque” is coming to the Imperial Theatre February 7-8

Afrique en Cirque, acrobats performing to Afro-jazz and percussion in a show inspired by daily life in the West African country of Guinea, is coming to Sarnia in February for two performances at the Imperial Theatre.
The Feb. 7 and 8 shows are being presented by a partnership between the theatre...

Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Bakersfield Mist” February 7-25

Monday, January 15, 2024
Kingston: Theatre Kingston presents “Bakersfield Mist” February 7-25

Inspired by true events, Bakersfield Mist tells the tale of Maude Gutman (Rosemary Doyle), a fifty-something unemployed bartender, who buys a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she's now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions.
But...

Toronto: Mirvish announces the cast of “Aladdin” running February 15-March 17

Monday, January 15, 2024
Toronto: Mirvish announces the cast of “Aladdin” running February 15-March 17

The North American tour of Disney’s Aladdin arrives in Toronto February 15 and plays until March 17, 2014 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. The show had a highly successful, sold-out pre-Broadway run in Toronto at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, November 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014. This is the show’s eagerly...

St. Catharines: The Foster Festival celebrates its namesake’s 75th with a birthday bash

Friday, January 12, 2024
St. Catharines: The Foster Festival celebrates its namesake’s 75th with a birthday bash

Norm Foster, Canada’s most prolific and arguably successful playwright, is celebrating his 75th Birthday and The Foster Festival is marking the occasion with a Birthday Bash on February 11, 2024! A three-course lunch will be served at Club Roma St. Catharines to start off an afternoon of music, stories,...

Toronto: “Canada’s Drag Race: The Official 2024 Tour” final cast announced

Friday, January 12, 2024
Toronto: “Canada’s Drag Race: The Official 2024 Tour” final cast announced

Today, Canada’s Drag Race: The Official 2024 Tour announces five more legendary Queens joining the herstoric all-finalist performance lineup. The highly-anticipated coast-to-coast production adds newly crowned Season 4 winner Venus, her fierce fellow finalists Aurora Matrix, Denim, Nearah Nuff and...

Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “Truth” by Kanika Ambrose January 29-February 23

Friday, January 12, 2024
Toronto: Young People’s Theatre presents “Truth” by Kanika Ambrose January 29-February 23

This February, Young People’s Theatre (YPT) is proud to present the world premiere of Truth – a powerful adaptation of the Governor General’s Award-winning novel, The Gospel Truth by Caroline Pignat. Written by celebrated playwright and librettist Kanika Ambrose and directed by award-winning actor...

Toronto: Soulpepper presents the world premiere of “De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail”

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Toronto: Soulpepper presents the world premiere of “De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail”

De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail by Gregory Prest, Mike Ross and Sarah Wilson is a new and original Soulpepper musical that makes its world premiere in less than a month on February 1.
You won't want to miss this imaginative and intimate show. De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail runs from February...

Port Hope: The Capitol Theatre Port Hope presents “Any Dream Will Do” February 9-10 and It’s De-Lovely February 14

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Port Hope: The Capitol Theatre Port Hope presents “Any Dream Will Do” February 9-10 and It’s De-Lovely February 14

The Capitol Theatre invites you to come together in the mainstage theatre with ANY DREAM WILL DO featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and for a special performance of IT'S DE-LOVELY - A Valentine’s Day Cabaret in the intimate Sculthorpe Theatre.
Any Dream Will Do
Conceived & Directed by...

Toronto: Canadian Stage presents “Universal Child Care” by the Quote Unquote Collective February 13-25

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Toronto: Canadian Stage presents “Universal Child Care” by the Quote Unquote Collective February 13-25

In February, Canadian Stage is thrilled to present a virtuosic new work from the internationally acclaimed creators of MOUTHPIECE, Quote Unquote Collective. UNIVERSAL CHILD CARE runsFebruary 13th – February 25th at the Berkeley Street Theatre. 
A devised creation with book by Quote Unquote co-founders...

Toronto: Native Earth presents “Omaagomaan” by Waawaate Fobister February 15-18

Thursday, January 11, 2024
Toronto: Native Earth presents “Omaagomaan” by Waawaate Fobister February 15-18

Native Earth Performing Arts is proud to present Omaagomaan by Waawaate Fobister at Aki Studio from February 15-18, 2024. This dance piece choreographed and performed by multiple Dora Award winner Waawaate Fobister, and originally directed by the late Troy Emery Twigg, uses movement, sound, and storytelling...

Stratford: “Richard III” starring Colm Feore streams on Stratfest@Home starting January 12

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Stratford: “Richard III” starring Colm Feore streams on Stratfest@Home starting January 12

The Stratford Festival’s acclaimed 2022 production of Richard III featuring Colm Feore in the title role is now coming to Stratfest@Home, the Festival’s subscription streaming service, for national and international viewing. This spectacular production, directed for the stage by Artistic Director Antoni...

Ottawa: the undercurrents festival unveils its Francophone programming

Wednesday, January 10, 2024
Ottawa: the undercurrents festival unveils its Francophone programming

It’s less than a month until undercurrents begins and we can't wait to share space with you all again! Tickets are on sale for all shows, and we've got a line-up you don't want to miss. 
Check out show pages, online schedule and pick up your programs soon at participating Bridgehead Coffee or Arts...

Toronto: Village Players present “Social Security” January 12-February 3

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Toronto: Village Players present “Social Security” January 12-February 3

Village Players' production of Andrew Bergman's Social Security, directed by Ken Stern, opens this weekend. The New York Post praised the original production as "The play is a hoot, and better yet, a sophisticated, civilized hoot" and we're sure you will think the same of this production!
The lives...

Toronto: Soulpepper begins its winter season with “Casey and Diana” and “De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail”

Tuesday, January 9, 2024
Toronto: Soulpepper begins its winter season with “Casey and Diana” and “De Profundis: Oscar Wilde in Jail”

Soulpepper Theatre is thrilled to launch its 2024 season with two highly anticipated productions: the Toronto premiere of Casey and Diana, by Nick Green and directed by Andrew Kushnir, after an acclaimed sold-out run at Stratford Festival in 2023; and the World Premiere of De Profundis: Oscar Wilde...

Toronto: Eldritch Theatre presents the premiere of “MacBeth: A Tale Told By An Idiot” February 8-24

Monday, January 8, 2024
Toronto: Eldritch Theatre presents the premiere of “MacBeth: A Tale Told By An Idiot” February 8-24

Eldritch Theatre presents the premiere of... MACBETH: A Tale Told By An Idiot
A Classic Comics MacBeth! Shakespeare’s blood-soaked king, with weird witches, viscera-sopped murders, nightmares of madness, and terrifying occult prophecies crash head on with our ghoulishly giddy bag of timorous trickery!...

London, GRB: “Kim’s Convenience” has its European premiere tonight

Monday, January 8, 2024
London, GRB: “Kim’s Convenience” has its European premiere tonight

Kim's Convenience begins its U.K. premiere January 8 at the Park Theatre. Written by Ins Choi, the comedy drama previously spawned a Netflix sitcom adaptation of the same name.
The play follows life in a Korean family-run convenience store. First staged at the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2011, this...

Toronto: Tom Allen takes his show “J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow” across Ontario

Sunday, January 7, 2024
Toronto: Tom Allen takes his show “J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow” across Ontario

Tom Allen takes his latest show, J.S. Bach’s Long Walk in the Snow, on tour across Ontario.
Johann Sebastian Bach is usually seen as the wise, old man of Western Music, but he didn’t begin his working life that way. At 18, and in his first job as an organist, still barely beginning life as a composer...

Toronto: FAWN Chamber Creative presents “Belladonna - techno-opera-in-concert” January 18-19

Friday, January 5, 2024
Toronto: FAWN Chamber Creative presents “Belladonna - techno-opera-in-concert” January 18-19

Known for their genre blending productions and eclectic audiences, experimental music and opera company FAWN Chamber Creative returns from their pandemic-induced hiatus from live public performances. They take the stage with two Pay-What-You-Want concerts to culminate a weeklong co-composition workshop...

Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre presents a “Winter Double Bill” February 8-17

Friday, January 5, 2024
Toronto: Toronto Dance Theatre presents a “Winter Double Bill” February 8-17

Continuing a seasonal offering that reflects on the ways artists, audiences, and community share space, Toronto Dance Theatre (TDT) is thrilled to announce the details of a new double bill presentation kicking off mainstage programming at the historic Winchester in the new year.
Featuring new works...

Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood announces its 40th season

Thursday, January 4, 2024
Collingwood: Theatre Collingwood announces its 40th season

Yes, it was forty years ago that Barbara Weider and a small team of creative visionaries decided that a professional theatre company was needed in Collingwood and would become a vital component of the fabric of South Georgian Bay.
They knew not only the emotional value of the arts for the community,...

Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre presents the world premiere of “Dion: A Rock Opera” February

Thursday, January 4, 2024
Toronto: Coal Mine Theatre presents the world premiere of “Dion: A Rock Opera” February

After years of development, the COAL MINE THEATRE changes the game by producing their first ever World Premiere. A fully sung through rock opera based on Euripides’ The Bacchae, DION: A ROCK OPERA is co-created by COAL MINE co-founder Ted Dykstra and Prince Edward Island poet and novelist, Steven Mayoff.
Provocative...

Toronto: Harbourfront and DanceWorks present “Deciphers” by Naishi Wang and Jean Abreu February 8-10

Thursday, January 4, 2024
Toronto: Harbourfront and DanceWorks present “Deciphers” by Naishi Wang and Jean Abreu February 8-10

Harbourfront Centre and DanceWorks present the Ontario premiere of the thought-provoking dance/theatre hybrid Deciphers, performed and choreographed by independent dancemakers Naishi Wang and Jean Abreu, on stage February 8–10, 2024 at 7:30pm at Harbourfront Centre Theatre, as part of its 2023/24 international...

Toronto: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” extends to February 4

Wednesday, January 3, 2024
Toronto: “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812” extends to February 4

Enthusiasm for THE GREAT COMET shows no signs of slowing down, and we're excited to share more fantastic news! NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 is extending its run once more!
The production will now be on stage until February 4 with new tickets available for purchase right now!
Visit www.crowstheatre.com.
Crow’s...

Toronto: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society presents G&S’s “The Gondoliers” January 26-February 4

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Toronto: St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society presents G&S’s “The Gondoliers” January 26-February 4

We are so excited to invite you to join us in January and February for The Gondoliers! Come see our professional caliber cast, with full orchestra and wonderful, colourful costumes. It is going to be an amazing show and we look forward to welcoming you.
St. Anne's Music & Drama Society's 60th Anniversary...

Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre takes three productions to New Zealand

Tuesday, January 2, 2024
Barrie: Talk Is Free Theatre takes three productions to New Zealand

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) has partnered with New Zealand-based producer A Mulled Whine to bring a collection of their celebrated productions to Auckland this month for the Talk Is Free Theatre Festival, continuing their tradition of touring tailor-adapted immersive projects around the world.
From...

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

Monday, January 1, 2024
Toronto: What’s happening on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor this January?

Immerse yourself in a world of visual wonders at our partner galleries, sway to the rhythm of diverse concerts, and discover hidden gems along the corridor. Mark your calendar for must-see events, and let January be a month of creativity, connection, and cultural exploration.
Toronto Reference Library
Celebrate...

Stage Door News Archive

Monday, January 1, 2024
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