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What's on: in Toronto Theatre today?

Includes Classic Theatre (Perth ON), Drayton, Shaw and Stratford Summer Festivals,

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A Delicate Balance by Edward Albee (Soulpepper Theatre). The uneasy life of upper-middle class suburbanites is upset when a divorced daughter returns home and old friends need a place to crash. runs to Feb 10, $35-$95.Young Centre for the Performing Arts 50 Tank House, Toronto, Ontario https://soulpepper.ca/performances/a-delicate-balance/4088

Bears - by Matthew MacKenzie (Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts/Punctuate! Theatre). Fleeing from the RCMP, a man experiences unsettling physical changes while travelling along the route of the Kinder Morgan Pipeline in this multi-disciplinary dark comedy. Opens Jan 18 and runs to Jan 27, Mon-Sat 8 pm. $25, stu/srs $17. Theatre Centre 1115 Queen W, Toronto, Ontario http://theatrecentre.org/bears

Calpurnia - Nightwood Theatre and Sulong Theatre present a provocative look at class, race and family dynamics by Audrey Dwyer. A screenwriter seeks to redress To Kill A Mockingbird through the perspective of Calpurnia, the Finch family maid. Previews from Jan 14, opens Jan 17 and runs to Feb 4, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $20-$35, Sun pwyc http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/show/calpurnia/. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre 12 Alexander, Toronto, Ontario

Declarations - by Jordan Tannahill (Canadian Stage). Five performers chronicle a life through mythology, political and environmental calamity, pop culture and everyday happenings. runs to Feb 11, Tue-Thu and Sat 8 pm, Fri 7 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 1 pm. $39-$69. Tickets and More Info Berkeley Street Theatre 26 Berkeley, Toronto, Ontario

Hamlet - by William Shakespeare (Tarragon). The classic tragedy is re-examined through the lens of rock 'n' roll. .runs to Feb 11, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm (see website for Saturday and Wednesday matinees). $20-$60. MainSpace. Tarragon Theatre 30 Bridgman, Toronto, Ontario http://www.tarragontheatre.com/show/hamlet/

Krapp’s Last Tape - by Samuel Beckett (TPM). Bob Nasmith plays Krapp reviewing tapes he made when he was younger in this solo show. runs to Jan 28, Tue-Sun 7:30 pm, mat Sun 2 pm. $20, mat pwyc at the door. Theatre Passe Muraille 16 Ryerson, Toronto, Ontario http://passemuraille.ca/box-office

LEAR by William Shakespeare (Groundling Theatre). The tragic tale of an aging monarch’s loosening grip on the reigns of power and the slow, lonely descent into madness that follows. Starring Seana McKenna in the title role. runs to Jan 28, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $46-$69. Harbourfront Centre Theatre 231 Queens Quay W, Toronto, Ontario http://leartoronto.com/

Minosis Gathers Hope - by Christine Sokaymoh Frederick (Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts/Punctuate! Theatre). A young Métis girl dealing with abandonment, self-doubt and racism connects to the mythical figures of her grandparents' stories. runs to Jan 27, Jan 15-17, 19 and 24 at 11:30 am, Jan 27 at 2 pm. $12, child $7. Theatre Centre 1115 Queen W, Toronto, Ontario http://theatrecentre.org/

Murder Mystery - Murder on the Disorient Express! @ Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre. 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM All Aboard! The great detective Hercule Perrier sifts through a tangled web of clues and evidence and applies the little grey cells to investigate the psychology of the colourful characters who are your fellow passengers aboard the famous train! Performances on Friday & Saturday Evenings. Select Wednesday Matinees. You have a choice of salad or the soup-of-the-day. There’s a choice of four main courses, including: chicken, fish, beef or a Vegetarian dish. There are two incredible desserts to choose from, and coffee and tea. It’s all done in-house. The mystery itself begins around 8:00 pm. The actors enter “in character” and mingle with the guests. (They schmooze with them.) You find out who the characters are, how they relate to each other, and the theme of the mystery.

The Details: Show Tickets:* $45.20 to $94 Thur, Fri and Sat only (this includes our 3-course meal with coffee or tea, all taxes and gratuities, and the mystery).Runs To May 26, 2018 Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, 2026 Yonge St Toronto ON http://www.mysteriouslyyours.ca/

Mustard - by Kat Sandler (Tarragon Theatre). A teen deals with her drinking mother and an imaginary friend who lives under her bed in this darkly comic fairy tale. Previews from Jan 3, runs to Jan 28, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm, Wed 1:30 pm. $22-$60, rush $20. ExtraSpace. Tarragon Theatre 30 Bridgman, Toronto, Ontario http://www.tarragontheatre.com/show/mustard-2018/

Omission - by Alice Abracen (Alumnae Theatre Company). On the eve of a papal conclave, a journalist confronts a cardinal about his activities during a military junta. runs to Feb 3, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $25, Wed 2-for 1, Sun pwyc. Alumnae Theatre 70 Berkeley, Toronto, Ontario https://www.alumnaetheatre.com/

The Crucible - by Arthur Miller (Hart House Theatre). The classic cautionary tale looks at what happens when a society allows fear, suspicion and superstitious gossip to rule over facts and reason. runs to Feb 3, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Feb 3 at 2 pm. $28, srs $17, stu $12-$15. Hart House Theatre 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto, Ontario More info and tickets

The little Toronto theatre directory

Alumnae Theatre - http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/
Bloor West Village Playhouse - https://villageplayers.net/
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/
Canadian Stage Company - http://www.canadianstage.com/
Crow's Theatre - http://www.crowstheatre.com/
Driftwood Theatre - http://www.driftwoodtheatre.com/
Factory Theatre - http://www.factorytheatre.ca/
Lemontree Creations - http://www.lemontreecreations.ca/
Nightwood Theatre - http://www.nightwoodtheatre.net/
Solar Stage Children's Theatre - http://www.solarstage.on.ca/
Red Castle Theatre - http://redsandcastletheatre.com/
Soul Pepper - https://www.soulpepper.ca/
The Tarragon Theatre - http://www.tarragontheatre.com/
Theatre Centre (The) - http://theatrecentre.org/
Theatre Francais de Toronto - http://theatrefrancais.com/fr/
Theatre Passe Muraille - http://passemuraille.ca/
Young Peoples Theatre - http://www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/


Classic Theatre Festival 2017 (Perth Ontario)

Our Venue: 54 Beckwith St. E., Perth, Ontario, By phone: 1-877-283-1283 ext 1 (toll free). By mail: PO Box 2121, 57 Foster St., Perth, ON, K7H 1R0 Perth is a town in Eastern Ontario, Canada. It is located on the Tay River, 83 kilometres (52 mi) southwest of Ottawa, Tickets Now on Sale: http://classictheatre.ca/

Drayton Entertainment

An award-winning, not-for-profit charitable organization, Drayton Entertainment produces the finest in live theatre at seven venues in southwestern Ontario. Each theatre maintains its distinct identity, but at the same time, combines the strengths and energy of all to provide an entertainment experience that is unparalleled. From Mid June to Christmas https://www.draytonentertainment.com

Honk! - St. Jacobs Country Playhouse St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Sunday, December 24, 2017

Rock of Ages - Dunfield Theatre Cambridge Cambridge Wednesday, Runs to Sunday, November 05, 2017

Kings and Queens of Country - St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region Tuesday, Runs to Sunday, December 24, 2017

Shaw Festival

http://www.shawfest.com/ Phone 1-800-511-7429 The Shaw Festival presents plays in four distinctive theatres: the Festival Theatre – The Shaw’s flagship theatre, the historic Court House Theatre where The Shaw first began performing, the Royal George Theatre, modeled after an Edwardian opera house and the Studio Theatre, the home of our contemporary Shavians in our 175-seat most intimate space. All theatres are within a short walking distance of each other.

A Christmas Carol - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Saturday, December 23, 2017

Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival, formerly known as the Stratford Shakespearean, Shakespeare Festival and then Stratford Shakespeare Festival, is an internationally recognized annual repertory theatre festival running from April to October. About Stratford, Ontario. The Festival runs from April to October, and has four permanent venues: the Festival Theatre, the Avon Theatre, the Tom Patterson Theatre, and the Studio Theatre. http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/ - Phone 1-800-567-1600


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