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

Wednesday, February 14, 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, begins with 85-year-old Marjorie who is coping with...

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 DADDY explores the pervasive effects of white...

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 routines and sense of humour. Whether working...

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, 2024.
Originally premiered at the Royal Court Theatre...

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 Women of the Fur Trade, a co-production with National...

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 Enemy, Other People, Every Brilliant Thing, The...

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 show in Crow’s Theatre history. To date, 17,000...

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, they return to delight a new generation of theatregoers.
The...

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 at a later date). Performances will take place...

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 Holly in Theatre Aquarius’ smash-hit production of...

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 book by Shirleyan English and Bonnie Sitter, and...

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 North America, TOsketchfest will rally the comedy...

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 public on Monday February 12, 2024.
Tickets...

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 are now on sale at mirvish.com or by calling...

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 Napoli, who shines in the title role as Margaret...

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 for over 18 years, serving as the Port Stanley Festival...

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 will come together to transform the Berkeley Theatre...

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 and innovative adaptation of the beloved Chekhov...

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 to set the play.
In Seven Days drops audiences...

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 at the Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck,...

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 at 4thlinetheatre.on.ca and at 4th Line Theatre’s...

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 Director Guillermo Silva-Marin. “Verdi was inspired...

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 for the first time and are blown away by the sheer...

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 another, love of country and of home, love of art,...

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 four weeks in Toronto, with the show opening Wednesday,...

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 the glamorous and gritty world of Studio 54, at...

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 growing up with a mentally-ill father in...

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 six decades, by dimming the marquee lights of the...

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 on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older...

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 Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,...

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 rising talents Tavaree Daniel-Simms as Nick...

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 Sofe Sara, the full-length work is a powerful exploration...

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 Award for his play The Land Acknowledgement,...

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 SOLD OUT!
A SECOND SHOW HAS BEEN ADDED ON FEBRUARY...

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 for the French-Haitian creation L'AMOUR TELLE UNE...

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 Franco-Haitian play, created by Guy Régis Jr, features...

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” will be left untouched.
Could you BE having...

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 on Arnold Lobel's beloved books, this whimsical...

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 double bill. 
I'm the Greatest Starr...(but...

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 returning Ensemble Studio members: soprano Karoline...

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 for the Broadway production has attracted as many...

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 thought-provoking new work, AS I MUST LIVE IT comes...

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 to Tarragon for its world premiere following a...

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 (winner of the 2014 Fringe New Play Contest...

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. Peter Robinson was the architect of an 1820s...

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 ideas in performance.
This year’s two-week festival...

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 all of the Stratford-upon-Avon theatres: the...

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 and Centre communautaire Francophone Sarnia-Lambton,...

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 when world-class art expert Lionel Percy (Cassel...

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 awaited first return to Toronto.
Disney...

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, and laughter presented by artists, friends,...

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 Season 3’s Miss Fiercalicious.
As previously shared,...

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 and director Sabryn Rock, Truth transports audiences...

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 1-18.
The greatest love letter ever written....

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 Adrian Marchuk
Musical Arrangements by Chris Tsujiuchi
Produced...

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 Amy Nostbakken and Norah Sadava, UNIVERSAL...

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 to illustrate the fierce land defenders...

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 Cimolino and for film by Barry Avrich, shines...

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 Court! Undercurrents runs February 7-17, 2024.
This...

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 of trendy Manhattan art gallery owners, Barbara...

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 in Jail adapted and directed by Gregory Prest with...

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! Performed by a solo actor using a diverse range...

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 production will be the first time the play has...

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 but already a spectacular performer, the young...

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 for the queer techno-opera Belladonna. Produced...

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 by Fran Chudnoff in collaboration with Driftnote...

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, but also the economic value of the arts.
Incidentally,...

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 and visceral – DION will be...

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 contemporary dance series, Torque. This...

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 Theatre and The...

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 production
The Gondoliers
by Gilbert...

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 January 10-13, 2024, a clearing in the wooded...

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.
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Celebrate 75 years of the Osborne Collection...

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Monday, January 1, 2024
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