| Fiscal Year: Jun 01 - May 31, 2017/2018 | Membership Season: Sep 01 - Aug 31, 2017/2018 | Show Season (arbitrary): Aug 01 - Jul 31, 2017/2018 |


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 — Representing 43 Community Theatre Groups —
 Season 2017/2018 Statistics
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  43 124 958 151,532 $22.00 $3,333,704


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AUDITION
Whitby Courthouse Theatre, Whitby
NEXT TO NORMAL
a Musical by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey
Audition
  Sun, Apr 22, 2018
  Mon, Apr 23, 2018
  Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Callbacks
  Sun, Apr 29, 2018
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AUDITION
Theatre Aurora, Aurora
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED)
a Comedy by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
Audition
  Wed, May 23, 2018 | 06:30pm
  Thu, May 24, 2018 | 06:30pm
Callbacks
  Sun, May 27, 2018 | 02:00pm
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GENERAL NOTICE
Scarborough Theatre Guild, Toronto East
SCARBOROUGH THEATRE GUILD ANNOUNCES DIRECTORS' CHOICE SEASON FOR 2019-20
Deadline to Apply
  Tue, May 15, 2018 | 12:00am
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AUDITION
Scarborough Theatre Guild, Toronto East
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
a Comedy by Oscar Wilde
Audition
  Tue, Apr 17, 2018 | 07:00pm
  Thu, Apr 19, 2018 | 07:00pm
Callbacks
  Sun, Apr 22, 2018 | 01:00pm
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AUDITION
Scarborough Music Theatre, Toronto East
OKLAHOMA!
a Musical by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Information Day
  Mon, May 07, 2018 | 07:00pm
Audition
  Mon, Jun 04, 2018 | 07:00pm
  Wed, Jun 06, 2018 | 07:00pm
  Sat, Jun 09, 2018 | 01:00pm
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  Sun, Jun 17, 2018 | 11:00am
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AUDITION
The Queensville Players, Keswick
NINE
a Musical by Mario Fratti, Arthur Kopit & Maury Yeston
** Wanted Immediately **
** Apply Now **
  Fri, Apr 20, 2018
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The Oakville Players, Oakville
FIRST DATE THE MUSICAL
a Musical by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
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  Mon, Apr 30, 2018 | 12:00am
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AUDITION
The Oakville Players, Oakville
OAKVILLE PLAYERS: TOP TEN
a One Act Festival by The Oakville Players
Audition
  Thu, Apr 19, 2018 | 07:30pm
  Sat, Apr 21, 2018 | 04:00pm
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AUDITION
Milton Players Theatre Group, Milton
THE ODD COUPLE
a Comedy by Neil Simon
** Wanted Immediately **
** Apply Now **
  Fri, Apr 20, 2018
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AUDITION
Century Theatre Guild, Hillsburgh
BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
a Comedy by Ken Ludwig
Audition
  Sat, Apr 21, 2018 | 10:00am
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Caledon Townhall Players, Caledon
SEEKING DIRECTORS, PRODUCERS AND STAGE MANAGERS
Deadline to Apply
  Thu, May 31, 2018 | 12:00am
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  NEWS & EVENTS  
  2017/2018 ACT-CO & Theatre Ontario Festivals  
 

ACT-CO Festival:
Begins....... Tue Oct 10, 2017
Ends......... Sun Mar 25, 2018
ACT-CO Gala.. Sat Apr 07, 2018


RESULTS......
Comedy | Drama | Musical



 


Adjudicators
Comedy....... Heather Dick
Drama........ Brenda Kamino
Musical...... Caroline Smith
TO Festival.. Maja Ardal


THEATRE ONTARIO FESTIVAL May 16 - 20, 2018 
Hosted by Theatre Ontario / WODL / London Community Players

Wed May 16..
WODL: Elmira Theatre Company "On A First Name Basis" by Norm Foster

Thu May 17..
ACT-CO: Toronto Irish Players "Little Gem" by Elaine Murphy

Fri May 18..
QUONTA: Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble, "Tempting Providence" by Robert Chafe

Sat May 19..
EODL: Ottawa Little Theatre, "Dead Accounts" by Theresa Rebeck

Sun May 20..
Awards Presentation

 
   
   
 
 
  CALLING FOR WORKSHOPS  
 

Attention:  ACT-CO Members 

The Season is moving quickly and we'd love to help you host a Workshop at your Theatre!
Workshops can be held for adults and/or youth and can consist of technical to makeup to character development. 

The criteria is minimal.
Workshops have to be open to all members of ACT-CO member-Groups.
To help offset costs we ask that you charge a minimum per person ($10-$20) to help offset costs

Connect with me to discuss costs: ACT-CO Education Chair

Look forward to working with you on organizing a workshop!

 

 
  Linda Lyons, Education Chair  
   
 
 
  ACT-CO News List for Homepage Vers. 1.1 Nov 15, 2016  
UPCOMING SHOWS
  Disney's Beauty And The Beast
a Musical by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice & Linda Woolverton
 
Oshawa Little Theatre at Oshawa Little Theatre
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BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - DISNEY'S Synopsis:
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
  March 29 - April 21, 2018
 
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  The Cemetery Club
a Comedy by Ivan Menchell (Performed as a Comedic Drama)
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
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THE CEMETERY CLUB Synopsis:
  April 06 - 21, 2018
 
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  Harvest Moon Rising
a Musical by Leslie Arden & Peggy Sample
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
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HARVEST MOON RISING Synopsis:
This moving musical deals with the contemporary farming crisis and follows the story of two families farming the same piece of land a over a hundred years apart.
  April 12 - 29, 2018
 
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  The Dixie Swim Club
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
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THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Synopsis:
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Clubfocuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. The Dixie Swim Club is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
  April 12 - 28, 2018
 
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  The Attic, The Pearls and Three Fine Girls
a Comedy by Jennifer Brewin, Leah Cherniak, Ann-Marie MacDonald & Alisa Palmer ( & Martha Ross)
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
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THE ATTIC, THE PEARLS AND THREE FINE GIRLS Synopsis:
The Fine sisters, estranged yet once close, reunite at their father’s death. Secrets, long-held grudges and current contempt boil over as a romp through childhood innocence gives way to adult versions of attic dress-ups and tea parties. Shifting through past and present, reliving the turmoil in this fast-paced comedy enables Jojo, Jayne and Jelly to redefine themselves both as individuals and as a family.
  April 12 - 21, 2018
 
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  Boxed In
a Drama by Michael Halsall
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
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BOXED IN Synopsis:
  April 13 - 22, 2018
 
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  Shrek The Musical
a Musical by Jeanine Tesori & David Lindsay-Abaire (based on DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and book by William Steig)
 
The Queensville Players at Stephen Leacock Theatre, Keswick
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SHREK THE MUSICAL Synopsis:
"Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…" And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand...and his name is Shrek.
  April 13 - 22, 2018
 
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  Little Shop Of Horrors
a Musical Comedy by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Synopsis:
Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names "Audrey II" after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it's too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II's extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.
  April 17 - 22, 2018
 
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  Calendar Girls
a Comedy by Tim Firth
 
Ajax Community Theatre at St. Francis Centre, Ajax
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CALENDAR GIRLS Synopsis:
When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.
  April 19 - 28, 2018
 
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  All Shook Up
a Musical by Joe DiPietro (inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY)
 
Scugog Choral Society at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
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ALL SHOOK UP Synopsis:
Inspired by and featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. It's 1955, and into a square little town in a square little state rides a guitar-playing roustabout who changes everything and everyone he meets in this hip-swiveling, lip-curling musical fantasy that will have you jumpin' out of your blue suede shoes with such classics as "Heartbreak Hotel," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Don't Be Cruel."
  April 19 - 28, 2018
 
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  Perfect Wedding
a Comedy by Robin Howdon
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
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PERFECT WEDDING Synopsis:
An appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What's more an extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can't remotely remember even having been introduced to. Worse - during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girl friend. Then the problem is that the best man’s real girl friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact. By the time the bride's parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions!
  April 27 - May 19, 2018
 
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  Perfect Wedding
a Comedy by Robin Howdon
 
Markham Little Theatre at Flato Markham Theatre for the
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PERFECT WEDDING Synopsis:
An appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What's more an extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can't remotely remember even having been introduced to. Worse - during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girl friend. Then the problem is that the best man’s real girl friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact. By the time the bride's parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions!
  May 02 - 05, 2018
 
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  Dilemmas With Dinner
a Farce by Robin Roberts
 
Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
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DILEMMAS WITH DINNER Synopsis:
Junior executive Brooke invites her boss and his wife over for dinner in the hopes of securing a promotion. While frantically getting ready, Brooke and her husband discover that the hired help is coincidentally the boss ex-daughter-in-law. Just when it seems everything that could go wrong has gone wrong, Brookes boss has an unfortunate announcement to make -- though not as unfortunate as the candlestick attack, appetizer toss, and general chaos that then ensues...
  May 03 - 12, 2018
 
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  Crazy For You
a Musical Comedy by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Ken Ludwig & Mike Ockrent (Inspired by material by Guy Bolton & John McGowan)
 
Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
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CRAZY FOR YOU Synopsis:
CRAZY FOR YOU is the story of Bobby Child, a well-to-do 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance. And despite the serious efforts of his mother and soon-to-be ex-fiance, Bobby achieves his dream! Memorable Gershwin tunes include "I Can't Be Bothered Now", "Bidin' My Time", "I Got Rhythm", "Naughty Baby", "They Can't Take That Away from Me", "But Not for Me", "Nice Work If You Can Get It", "Embraceable You", and "Someone to Watch Over Me". It's a high energy comedy which includes mistaken identity, plot twists, fabulous dance numbers and classic Gershwin music.
  May 03 - 19, 2018
 
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  The Odd Couple
a Comedy by Neil Simon
 
Milton Players Theatre Group at Milton Centre For The Arts
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THE ODD COUPLE Synopsis:
This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind when the clean-freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results as "The Odd Couple" is born.
  May 04 - 12, 2018
 
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  Sister Act
a Musical by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner (additional book by Douglas Carter Beane) (Performed as a Musical Comedy)
 
Curtain Call Players at Fairview Library Theatre, North York
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SISTER ACT Synopsis:
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
  May 04 - 12, 2018
 
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  James And The Giant Peach JR. - Roald Dahl's
a Musical by Timothy Allen Allen McDonald, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul ( Based on the book by Roald Dahl )
 
Globe Productions at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
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JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. - ROALD DAHL'S Synopsis:
Based on one of Roald Dahl’s most poignantly quirky stories, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach JR. is a brand new take on this tale. Featuring wonderfully tuneful music and a witty and charming book, this adventurous musical about courage and self-discovery is destined to be a classic. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way.
  May 04 - 13, 2018
 
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  Bring It On (a Youth Group Production)
a Musical by Jeff Whitty
 
Oshawa Little Theatre at Oshawa Little Theatre
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BRING IT ON Synopsis:
  May 17 - 26, 2018
 
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  Calendar Girls
a Comedy by Tim Firth
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
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CALENDAR GIRLS Synopsis:
When Annie's husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer Lawrence. The news of the women's charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales. The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie's friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame. Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund.
  May 24 - June 09, 2018
 
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  God Of Carnage
a Comedy by Yasmina Reza & Christopher Hampton (translated by Christopher Hampton)
 
East Side Players at Papermill Theatre at Todmorden, Toronto
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GOD OF CARNAGE Synopsis:
God of Carnage relates an evening in the lives of two couples, residents of a tony Brooklyn neighborhood, who meet to discuss a playground incident. Alan and Annette’s son hit Michael and Veronica’s son in the face with a stick, resulting in two broken teeth. The four of them agree to discuss the incident civilly, but, as the night wears on and drinks are imbibed, the polite veneer breaks down. The couples initially spar against each other, but the men gang up on the women and the spouses switch sides as the fighting continues. Reza’s play suggests that our civilized trappings do a poor job of hiding our venality and bile.
  May 25 - June 09, 2018
 
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  Too Many Cooks
a Farce by Marcia Kash & Douglas E. Hughes
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
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TOO MANY COOKS Synopsis:
It�s 1932 in Niagara Falls, Canada, where the rum-running business is at its peak. In the aftermath of the Crash, Irving Bubbalowe and his daughter, Honey, have risked everything they have to open a new gourmet restaurant. When their star - the renowned singing chef Fran�ois LaPlouffe - fails to appear, tonight�s grand opening is suddenly placed in jeopardy. However, when unemployed chef Frank Plunkett wanders in looking for work, Honey persuades him to masquerade as the missing LaPlouffe. The beleaguered Bubbalowe, meanwhile, also has to contend with Chicago gangster Alfonse Feghetti and his sidekick who have come looking for an illegal shipment of booze that, unbeknownst to Bubbalowe, has found its way into his basement. In addition, Bubbalowe has to keep at bay the hot-blooded Immigration officer Veronica Snook, on the trail of the vanished chef, as well as a suspicious teetotalling Mountie who is ready to arrest Bubbalowe for both murder and bootlegging. Madness ensues and Bubbalowe and the others create a hornet�s nest of fabricated stories and identities as they try valiantly to save the restaurant - and themselves - from both the gangsters and the law.
  May 25 - June 03, 2018
 
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  On A First Name Basis
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Orillia Opera House - Studio T
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ON A FIRST NAME BASIS Synopsis:
David Kilbridge is a successful spy novelist. His housekeeper Lucy Hopperstaad has been his maid for 28 years and yet he knows nothing about her. They have an alcohol-fuelled conversation one night that reveals all, with many surprises, laughs and tears along the way.
  May 25 - June 03, 2018
 
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  I Hate Hamlet
a Comedy by Paul Rudnick
 
Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
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I HATE HAMLET Synopsis:
Andrew Rally seems to have it all: celebrity and acclaim from his starring role in a hit television series; a rich, beautiful girlfriend; a glamorous, devoted agent; the perfect New York apartment; and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. There are, however, a couple of glitches in paradise. Andrew's series has been canceled; his girlfriend is clinging to her virginity with unyielding conviction; and he has no desire to play Hamlet. When Andrew's agent visits him, she reminisces about her brief romance with John Barrymore many years ago, in Andrew's apartment. This prompts a seance to summon his ghost. From the moment Barrymore returns, dressed in high Shakespearean garb, Andrew's life is no longer his own. Barrymore, fortified by champagne and ego, presses Andrew to accept the part and fulfill his actor's destiny. The action becomes more hilarious with the entrance of Andrew's deal-making friend from LA, spouting the laid-back hype of the Coast and offering Andrew a fabulous new TV deal worth millions of dollars. The laughs are nonstop as Andrew wrestles with his conscience, Barrymore, his sword, and the fact that he fails as Hamlet in Central Park.
  June 01 - 16, 2018
 
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  Oakville Players: TOP Ten
a One Act Festival by The Oakville Players
 
The Oakville Players at Joshua Creek Heritage Centre, Oakville
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OAKVILLE PLAYERS: TOP TEN Synopsis:
  June 01 - 03, 2018
 
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  The Dixie Swim Club
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
The Blackhorse Village Players at Blackhorse Theatre, Caledon
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THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB Synopsis:
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Clubfocuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. The Dixie Swim Club is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.
  June 06 - 24, 2018
 
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  South Simcoe Theatre: Four Play - A Showcase of Play Readings
a Staged Reading by - South Simcoe Theatre
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
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SOUTH SIMCOE THEATRE: FOUR PLAY - A SHOWCASE OF PLAY READINGS Synopsis:
  June 07 - 10, 2018
 
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  Anne Of Green Gables - The Musical
a Musical by Don Harron, Norman Campbell, Elaine Campbell & Mavor Moore (based on the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery)
 
Orangeville Music Theatre at Orangeville Town Hall Opera Ho
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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES - THE MUSICAL Synopsis:
In the little village of Avonlea on Prince Edward Island, the ladies of the church Auxiliary are working hard (Great Workers for the Cause) when Matthew Cuthbert goes by in his buggy, dressed in his Sunday best, which intrigues the ladies greatly (Where is Matthew Going?). Mrs. Lynde visits Marilla, Matthew's spinster sister, to get to the bottom of it. Meanwhile, Matthew arrives at the railway station to pick up an orphan boy from Nova Scotia only to discover Anne Shirley (Gee, I'm Glad I'm No One Else But Me). Matthew cannot tell the excited orphan that there has been a mistake made, but Marilla sets the record straight (We Clearly Requested a Boy). But when Marilla learns Anne's tragic history (The Facts), she has second thoughts. However, Anne proves to be a handful. When Mrs. Lynde makes her honest comments about Anne's looks and red hair, Anne is equally honest. Matthew convinces Anne she should apologize (Humble Pie), and Anne floors Mrs. Lynde with her overly heartfelt apology (Oh Mrs. Lynde). Anne's first day at school is also a disaster, when Gilbert Blythe teases her about her hair and she breaks a slate over his head. This strange girl strikes Gilbert in more ways than one (Wonderin'). But Josie Pye, who wants Gilbert to be her beau, spreads an exaggerated version of the incident with the slate (Did You Hear?). Fortunately, Marilla learns the truth and Anne is able to go to the Sunday school picnic where she gets to have ice cream for the first time (Ice Cream). When the students return to school at the end of summer (Summer), Anne is still not speaking to Gilbert, but has become best friends with Diane Barry, who is truly a Kindred Spirit. Anne flourishes in school under the new teacher, Miss Stacy (Open the Window), who encourages both Anne and Gilbert to compete for the same scholarship (I'll Show Him). For the school concert Matthew wants to buy Anne a dress with puffed sleeves, but has trouble getting the words out (General Store). Anne succeeds and everybody in town takes credit for what she has done (If It Hadn't Been For Me). Yet nothing matters more to Anne than what Matthew has to say to her (Anne of Green Gables). Marilla finally expresses how much she loved both her brother and Anne (The Words), while Anne and Gilbert finally become friends (Wonderin' reprise).
  June 16 - 24, 2018
 
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  New Works Showcase: Within a Play
a Other by David Busuttil
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at Georgetown Little Theatre Stud
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NEW WORKS SHOWCASE: WITHIN A PLAY Synopsis:
  June 21 - 23, 2018
 
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  The Wizard of OZ - Young Performers" Edition
a Musical by L. Frank Baum, Harold Arlen & E. Y. Harburg
 
Orangeville Music Theatre at Orangeville Town Hall Opera Ho
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THE WIZARD OF OZ - YOUNG PERFORMERS" EDITION Synopsis:
  June 29 - July 01, 2018
 
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  The Importance Of Being Earnest
a Comedy by Oscar Wilde
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
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THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Synopsis:
"The Importance of Being Ernest" is a classic comedy of manners in which two flippant young men, in order to impress their respected beloveds, pretend that their names are "Ernest," which both young ladies believe confers magical qualities on the possessor. It is regarded by many critics and scholars as being the wittiest play in the English language.
  July 06 - 21, 2018
 
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  Dear Charles
a Comedy by Alan Melville
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
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DEAR CHARLES Synopsis:
  September 07 - 22, 2018
 
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  Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
a Comedy by Ken Ludwig
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
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BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY Synopsis:
  September 07 - 16, 2018
 
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  The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)(Revised)
a Comedy by Adam Long, Daniel Singer & Jess Winfield
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)(REVISED) Synopsis:
  September 20 - 29, 2018
 
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  Soldier"s Heart
a Drama by David French
 
Borelians Community Theatre at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
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SOLDIER"S HEART Synopsis:
  October 11 - 20, 2018
 
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  Dancing At Lughnasa
a Drama by Brien Friel
 
Toronto Irish Players at Alumnae Theatre, Toronto
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DANCING AT LUGHNASA Synopsis:
  October 18 - November 03, 2018
 
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  Oklahoma!
a Musical by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
 
Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
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OKLAHOMA! Synopsis:
Set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century (1900), the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love's journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant OKLAHOMA!
  November 01 - 17, 2018
 
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  Steel Magnolias
a Comedy by Robert Harling
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
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STEEL MAGNOLIAS Synopsis:
Set in a beauty parlor in Louisiana it follows the lives of six women and the small town gossip that shadows the unending cycle of birth, marriage and death. “I’m not crazy, I’ve just been in a bad mood for forty years!” Filled with hilarious Southern repartee and humorously revealing verbal collisions it makes a truly touching play.
  November 02 - 11, 2018
 
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  First Date The Musical
a Musical by Austin Winsberg, Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
 
The Oakville Players at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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FIRST DATE THE MUSICAL Synopsis:
  November 07 - 11, 2018
 
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  Next To Normal
a Musical by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
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NEXT TO NORMAL Synopsis:
"Next to Normal" tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
  November 08 - 24, 2018
 
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  Nine
a Musical by Mario Fratti, Arthur Kopit & Maury Yeston
 
The Queensville Players at Stephen Leacock Theatre, Keswick
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NINE Synopsis:
  November 23 - December 02, 2018
 
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  An O. Henry Christmas
a Drama by Howard Burman
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
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AN O. HENRY CHRISTMAS Synopsis:
  November 30 - December 15, 2018
 
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  A Streetcar Named Desire
a Drama by Tennessee Williams
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Synopsis:
The side-splitting journey of a Southern girl named Desiree who falls in love with a New Orleans streetcar conductor named Stanley. But Stanley desires only his beloved streetcar and shuns Desiree. In a huff, Desiree hooks up with Stanley's wife Mitch... with hilarious results.
  February 01 - 10, 2019
 
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  Next To Normal
a Musical by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey
 
Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
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NEXT TO NORMAL Synopsis:
"Next to Normal" tells the story of a mother, Diane Goodman, who struggles with bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness has on her family. This contemporary musical is an emotional powerhouse that addresses such issues as grieving a loss, ethics in modern psychiatry, and suburban life. With provocative lyrics and a thrilling score, this musical shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family’s world intact.
  February 07 - 23, 2019
 
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  Mary Poppins - Disney And Cameron Mackintosh's
a Musical by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Julian Fellowes & George Stiles ( & Anthony Drewe )
 
Meadowvale Music Theatre at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
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MARY POPPINS - DISNEY AND CAMERON MACKINTOSH'S Synopsis:
Disney's and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins Original Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman Book by Julian Fellowes New Songs and Additional Music and Lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe Co-Created by Cameron Mackintosh
  February 08 - 17, 2019
 
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  Palmer Park
a Comedy by Graeme Powell
 
Borelians Community Theatre at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
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PALMER PARK Synopsis:
  February 14 - 23, 2019
 
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  The Mousetrap
a Comedy by Agatha Christie (Performed as a Drama)
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
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THE MOUSETRAP Synopsis:
The longest running play in history, "The Mousetrap" takes place in a boarding house during a snowstorm, where a group of strangers is stranded, one of whom is a murderer. The suspects include the newly married couple who run the house, and the suspicions that are in their minds nearly wreck their perfect marriage. Others are a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a retired Army major, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, and a jurist who makes life miserable for everyone. Into their midst comes a policeman, traveling on skis. He no sooner arrives, than the jurist is killed. Two down, and one to go. To get to the rationale of the murderer's pattern, the policeman probes the background of everyone present, and rattles a lot of skeletons.
  March 08 - 23, 2019
 
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  Hamish
a Comedy by Michael Grant
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
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HAMISH Synopsis:
  April 05 - 14, 2019
 
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  Opening Night
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
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OPENING NIGHT Synopsis:
Jack and Ruth Tisdale celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with an evening at the theatre. It's a dream come true for Ruth and an imposition for Jack, who would rather be at home watching the World Series. However, after the events both on and off the stage that fateful night, their lives and those of all involved are irreparably altered.
  May 31 - June 15, 2019
 
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