All families have a history – ours has laughter, tears, and original music
At family gatherings over the years, theatre director Barbara Larose was entertained by her aunts’ and mother’s tales of life during the Great Depression. Filled with drama and the excitement of growing up in challenging times, the stories provided natural material for Larose’s first play, Life in the Raw, which premieres at the George Ignatieff Theatre as part of the 2012 Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival. More »
As early as June 14, international celebrity air hostess/comedian Pam Ann returns to Canada with the worldwide tour of her brand new one-woman show, AROUND THE WORLD. “Glamorous, vicious, camp and larger than life, the bitchy yet heart-warming trolley dolly in tight candy-pink uniform, enormous hair, huge lashes and disco boots rules the skies,” says the Sydney Morning Herald. So lock your seats in the upright position, fasten your seatbelts and prepare for the ride of your life as Pam Ann takes her passengers on a thrill ride in all her raucous glory.
June 7- 22, 2012
Victoria Memorial Square
It’s 1813. Americans have invaded Toronto. What would you do?
Single Thread Theatre Company is proud to present an original immersive theatrical experience in association with Fort York. Be part of it! For tickets and information: singlethread.ca More »
Nightwood Theatre is proud to present the third annual Lawyer Show. This unique event, which will raise vital funds for Nightwood, sees a cast of 35lawyers on stage performing in William Shakespeare’s comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by Lawyer Show masterclass instructor Christine Brubaker, along with Nightwood’s Artistic Director, Kelly Thornton and the Associate Artistic Producer, Michelle Alexander. Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to be partnering with Toronto’s legal community on this annual fundraising initiative.
Live! With Laurentina: an improv comedy adventure!
When: Tuesday, May 29th, 7pm-10pm
Where: Harvest Noon Cafe (16 Bancroft Ave on the UofT campus, above the GSU Pub).
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Have you ever had an awkward first date? Don’t you just love that feeling, thinking to yourself: Is there toilet paper stuck on my shoe? Do I have spinach in my teeth? Geez, I hope that’s spinach in his teeth! More »
“Poor Liza is an original, stimulating, and powerful work of dance theatre.” – The Moscow Times
“Chulpan Khamatova, a most beautiful actress…danced amazingly fluently…. She is so multi-talented.” – Ballet Magazine, U.K. More »
The Lower Ossington Theatre (LOT) and Producer Lindsay Woods are proud to present the smash hit of the
2002 Toronto Fringe Festival, Top Gun! The Musical, now celebrating its 10th anniversary. Top Gun! The
Musical, directed by Alexander Plouffe, plays from June 8 to June 29, 2012 at the LOT.
Set in a decrepit rehearsal hall, down and out writer/director Billy Palmer (Apocalypse Wow!) attempts to
keep his musical adaptation of Top Gun from crashing and burning, despite a quarreling cast, a sketchy
ex-Navy Seal producer, and surprise budgetary restrictions. More »
Tarragon Theatre proudly presents Michel Tremblay’s ground-breaking classic The Real World? in an English translation by John Van Burek and Bill Glassco, which originally premiered at Tarragon almost 25 years ago.
The final show of Tarragon’s 2011-2012 season, The Real World? is directed by the theatre’s Artistic Director Richard Rose and previews from April 24, opens May 2 and closes June 3, 2012 in Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace. Tickets range from $20-$51 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling the box office at 416.531.1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com More »
We are pleased to announce the triumphant return of The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival, a week-long performance extravaganza celebrating theatre, food, and public space in Toronto’s Dufferin Grove Park. Each evening throughout June 20–24, acclaimed theatre companies will present original work that promises to delight, entice, and inspire, ranging from an absurdist take on Toronto’s housing market to a visit to a strange and wondrous clock shop. Delicious organic meals will be served to the audience over cooking fires and from Dufferin Grove Park’s two wood-fired outdoor bake ovens. Building on the success of the last seven years, this year’s Cooking Fire Theatre Festival will offer the experience of enchanting and challenging theatre, wonderful food, and the beginning of summer. More »
Alumnae Theatre’s New Play Development Group has been an incubator for new works by women writers since 2003. Two of their plays so far have premiered on Alumnae’s main stage – Lucy Brennan’s “Daughter of the House” in 2008, and Catherine Frid’s “GuineaPigging” in April 2011. Now for five days in May, audiences can sit in on BIG IDEAS: tabletop readings and staged readings of short plays, long plays, and scenes from full-length plays – a total of 11 new Canadian works from the award-winning writers of Alumnae’s New Play Development group. And admission is free! More »
Kudelka turns to America’s Gilded Age and Edith Wharton’s 1905 novel, The House of Mirth, as inspiration for his latest work. From the House of Mirth is a music/dance/theatre collaboration with original score by Rodney Sharman and libretto by Alex Poch-Goldin, featuring both choreography and theatrical direction by Kudelka. More »
11th annual rock.paper.sistahz festival of word, sound and performance
WHAT: Play NiCe, 10 plays over 3 nights!
WHEN: May 8 to 10 @ 8PM
WHERE: Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie St. | Ellington’s Café, 805 St. Clair Ave. W.
INFORMATION: 416-533-1500 or visit bcurrent.ca
For full festival schedule and artist bios visit:
Theatre Sheridan proudly announces the extension of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical RENT for one week even before it opens! RENT was presented last December to sold out houses and standing ovations at Sheridan College’s Oakville campus, and is being transferring to Toronto’s Panasonic Theatre where it opens May 16 (preview May 15). With the extension, it will now run through to June 3 (instead of May 27). Tickets are on sale through mirvish.com or TicketKing at 416.872.1212. More »
Shakespeare in Action is opening its doors to the general public for one (1) day only. On Saturday April 28th Shakespeare in Action invites Toronto to celebrate Shakespeare’s 448th Birthday by seeing two of his most beloved tragedies: Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth on the same day! More »
Live Wrong and Prosper!!
In this age of ill-gotten fortune, scandalous celebrities, and shameless self-promotion, The Second City will go to any lengths to get the biggest laughs.
Canada’s finest comedic performers are ready to admit their absurd addictions and indulge in your guilty pleasures. So occupy a theatre seat and buckle up, as together we explore the deep mysteries of the universe, like what makes marshmallows so irresistibly good? are the police watching when you illegally download your favourite television show? and why does your boyfriend insist on live-tweeting during our most intimate moments? More »
Seventh Stage and Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to present the North American premiere of Bryony Lavery’s STOCKHOLM at the Tarragon Theatre Extra Space from May 11th to June 3rd 2012. Passionate,poetic, raw and physical, Stockholm was a critical success in London England and Sydney Australia, and is now making its exciting North American debut for Canadian audiences this spring. More »
Award-winning Toronto funny woman Sandra Battaglini is back with a new show! Sandra premieres her sixth solo show, Classy Lady, from June 14-24 at the Alumnae Theatre, directed by creative partner and colleague Phil Luzi. More »
YPT welcomes Montreal’s Théâtre Motus and their enchanting play Baobab. A co-production with the SÔ Company of Mali, this beautiful and tender piece will be presented in the Studio from May 8 to 17.
In this story, inspired by West African legends, an ancient baobab tree stands tall amidst a persistent drought. One day the tree brings forth an egg and from the egg is born a little boy. The villagers recognize that this little boy is the only one who can undertake the quest to bring water back to the land. But there are four formidable tasks to be completed before success is possible. Can a little boy change the history of the world? Using puppetry, masks, and percussion rhythms, Baobab makes powerful change come to life. More »
Louis Nowra (born Mark Doyle) is a celebrated Australian writer across many genres – stage plays, novels, non-fiction, screenplays, etc. In North America, he is probably best-known for his 1992 hit play Così, which he adapted for the screen in 1996. More »
Luba, Simply Luba, starring Luba Goy
In her (soon to be) iconic role as… Herself!
Pleiades Theatre in association with Red Boots Canada is thrilled to present the great Canadian comedy star Luba Goy in Luba, Simply Luba from May 7 to 26 at the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs. More »