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STEPPING OUT
a Comedy by Richard Harris
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DYNAMITE DAMES
a Musical by Liz Auston & Conrad Boyce
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THE ODD COUPLE - FEMALE VERSION
a Comedy by Neil Simon
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THE MEMORY OF WATER
a Comedy by Shelagh Stephenson
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a Musical by Jeanine Tesori & David Lindsay-Abaire (based on DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture and book by William Steig)
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THEATRE ONTARIO FESTIVAL May 15 - 19, 2019, Richmond Hill, ON

Co-hosted by:
Theatre Ontario / ACT-CO / The Curtain Club
at The Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts 


Adjudicator:

Carolee Mason 

Performances: (Plays to be announced in due course)
Wed May 15.. ACT-CO

Thu May 16.. QUONTA
Fri May 17.. EODL
Sat May 18.. WODL
Sun May 19.. Awards Presentation


MICHAEL SPENCE AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO COMMUNITY THEATRE
Attention ACT-CO Members: Nominations are now open for the Michael Spence Award.

  • Theatre Ontario's Michael Spence Award for Contribution to Community Theatre is presented annually for outstanding contribution to community theatre in a Region (ACT-CO, WODL, CODL, QUONTA) over a sustained time.
  • The award is presented to someone from the Region that is hosting that year's Theatre Ontario Festival.
  • This year ACT-CO is co-hosting, so any ACT-CO Group may nominate one of their members for this award.
  • DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 31, 2019.
  • Click  for complete information on the Theatre Ontario website.
 
   
  Posted: November 05, 2018 | Take down: May 20, 2019  
 
 
  ACT-CO News List for Homepage Vers. 1.1 Nov 15, 2016  
UPCOMING SHOWS
  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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  Two On The Aisle, Three In The Van
a Comedy by Mary Lynn Dobson
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
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TWO ON THE AISLE, THREE IN THE VAN Synopsis:
Welcome to another stellar season at the Neighborhood Actors Summerfun Repertory Theatre. a friendly little playhouse where, due to a lack of wing space, the company spends their downtime in the parking lot around an aging hippie/now turned techie's van. Those looking for refuge at the asphalt oasis include: a stressed-out artistic director grappling for funding, a wanna-be diva who's realizing her ingenue expiration date has just about passed, a board member's nephew vying to direct the musicals with a Tarantino spin and the "I'm no chorus boy" chorus boy who thinks every show should have a kick line - including Glass Menagerie. These are just some of the egos and obstacles that fall into the lap of Mike, a nice-guy director who ends up with far more than he bargained for. Anyone who's ever seen a show may know these people. Anyone who's ever done a show may be these people.
  February 07 - 23, 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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  Blithe Spirit
a Comedy by Noel Coward
 
Ajax Community Theatre at St. Francis Centre, Ajax
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BLITHE SPIRIT Synopsis:
Charles Condomine is a successful novelist. Ruth is his charming, wife. To conduct research for Charles’ latest book, they invite a medium to their home to perform a séance, expecting that the psychic, Madame Arcati, will be a humourous shyster. Well, she is humourous, but her ability to summon the dead is genuine. After prancing about, Madame Arcati summons a ghost from Charles’ past: his first wife, Elvira!!! Charles can see her, but no one else can. Elvira is flirtatious and catty. Ruth thinks her husband is insane. Then, after watching a vase float across the room, Ruth accepts the strange truth. What follows is a darkly funny competition between the two wives as they battle for possession of their husband. But as the haunting and the hollering continue, Charles begins to wonder if he wants to be with either woman at all.
  February 14 - 23, 2019
 
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  The Land Grabber
a Drama by James Phelan & Edward F. Barrett ( based on "The Grabber by Edward F. Barrett )
 
Toronto Irish Players at Alumnae Theatre, Toronto
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THE LAND GRABBER Synopsis:
The original play was submitted to The Abbey and given dramaturgical notes by one William Butler Yeats; the current version has been extensively revised and re imagined by James Phelan, who has created new material for the work. Set in the early 1880's, it tells the story of the Foley family after Johnny Foley takes over the farm of his evicted neighbour. The consequences fall heavily on his wife Ellen, and his two children, Billy and Mary.
  February 14 - March 02, 2019
 
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  The Glitter Girls
a Comedy by Mark Dunn
 
Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
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THE GLITTER GIRLS Synopsis:
The play revolves around an ad hoc meeting of a north Georgia women's social club called "The Glitter Girls" convened by its richest member, one Trudy Tromaine, who is supposedly at death's door and wishing to bequeath some of her millions to one lucky "Sister of the Gleam and Sparkle". The hitch is that it's the members themselves who must decide to whom to award the small fortune (with hopes that the Glitter Girl they select will see it in her heart to share the money with the rest of her "sisters"). The play can be economically described as STEEL MAGNOLIAS meets SURVIVOR, with a big dose of quirky Mark Dunn humor thrown in for good measure.
  February 14 - 23, 2019
 
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  Force of Nature
a Comedy by James,Hope,Wooten
 
Theatre Etobicoke at Assembly Hall, Etobicoke
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FORCE OF NATURE Synopsis:
  February 21 - March 03, 2019
 
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  Time Stands Still
a Drama by Donald Margulies
 
East Side Players at Papermill Theatre at Todmorden, Toronto
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TIME STANDS STILL Synopsis:
The newest play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Dinner with Friends" and "Collected Stories", follows a wounded photojournalist and her husband in present day Brooklyn in the aftermath of the Iraqi war. A Tony nominee for Best Play during the 2010 Broadway season.
  February 22 - March 09, 2019
 
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  Kiss Of The Spider Woman
a Comedy by Manuel Puig (Performed as a Drama)
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
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KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Synopsis:
  February 28 - March 09, 2019
 
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  Late Company
a Comedy by Jordan Tannahill (Performed as a Drama)
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
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LATE COMPANY Synopsis:
One year after the suicide of their teenage son Joel, Debora and Michael Shaun-Hastings sit down to dinner with their son’s bully and his parents. Closure is on the menu, but accusations are the main course as everyone takes a turn in the hot seat for their real or imagined part in the tragedy. Blame shifts over the course of the evening from one person to the next, raising questions no one is prepared to answer.
  March 01 - 23, 2019
 
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  While The Lights Were Out
a Comedy by Jack Sharkey
 
The Oakville Players at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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WHILE THE LIGHTS WERE OUT Synopsis:
A thunderstorm! The lights go out! An agonized voice! A pistol shot! The lights come up! A blonde in black lace stands over the dead man holding a bloody dagger! The detective examines the body and announces, "He's been strangled!" This is but the opening of one of the most astounding and hilarious murder mysteries ever staged. Every clue is a lulu and the plot twists furiously. The final solution involves the most bizarre motive ever conceived. The delightful evening of mayhem gallops madly about the stage and will leave your audience breathless with surprise and laughter. The mystery is top-notch, the characters marvelous, and the comedy explosive!
  March 06 - 10, 2019
 
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  Dancing At Lughnasa
a Drama by Brien Friel
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Acton Heritage Town Hall
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DANCING AT LUGHNASA Synopsis:
  March 07 - 24, 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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  Sister Act
a Musical by Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, Cheri Steinkellner & Bill Steinkellner (additional book by Douglas Carter Beane)
 
City Centre Musical Productions at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
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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.
  March 08 - 17, 2019
 
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  The Dixie Swim Club
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
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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.
  March 15 - 24, 2019
 
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  Tomcat
a Drama by James Rushbrooke
 
Durham Shoestring Performers at Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa
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TOMCAT Synopsis:
The play is set in the not-too-distant future, when mandatory genetic screening has managed to eliminate most forms of genetic disorder. A few rogue cases still exist, however, and one such is 12-year-old Jessie who, as the daughter of a murderously psychopathic mother, has been kept under close clinical observation since the age of three. As a test case, Jessie is inevitably the cause of conflict among her supervisors. Caroline, a sympathetic psychologist who has kept Jessie in ignorance of her background, sees her making progress that may ultimately lead to her release. But Charlie, a professional zealot, determines to keep Jessie under permanent scrutiny and subject her to brain scans to detect signs of developing psychopathy.
  March 22 - 30, 2019
 
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  A Red Plaid Shirt
a Comedy by Michael G. Wilmot
 
The Blackhorse Village Players at Blackhorse Theatre, Caledon
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A RED PLAID SHIRT Synopsis:
How do you cope with retirement? Even more pressing, how do you cope with your husband’s retirement? Join Marty, Deb, Fred and Gladys in this light comedy as they seek out new interests to occupy their now abundant leisure time. Choices range from art classes and wood-working projects to rediscovering your youth on a motorcycle, or becoming an obsessive hypochondriac. Middle ground may seem hard to find, but that’s what teamwork – and marriage -- is about, right?
  March 27 - April 14, 2019
 
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  Mending Fences
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
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MENDING FENCES Synopsis:
Harry Sullivan hasn't seen his son Drew in thirteen years. And now Drew is coming to Harry's Saskatchewan ranch for a visit. This poignant comedy tells the story of two men who are too stubborn to give in to feelings of the heart. Canada’s best-loved playwright is the height of his craft, and seamlessly weaves pathos and humour in a play that will resonate with anyone who has ever been a father, mother, son or daughter.
  March 28 - April 13, 2019
 
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  Stepping Out
a Comedy by Richard Harris
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
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STEPPING OUT Synopsis:
  April 04 - 13, 2019
 
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  Dynamite Dames
a Musical by Liz Auston & Conrad Boyce
 
Scugog Choral Society at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
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DYNAMITE DAMES Synopsis:
An original musical written by Liz Auston and Conrad Boyce, this diva-loaded revue-style musical had audiences clamouring for tickets when it premiered in 2004. Featuring Broadway’s most memorable leading ladies, these delicious Divas are ready to shed their often cumbersome character types as they vie for roles in a new show being produced by a local theatre. It's up to four flabbergasted men to wade through these dynamite dames and select the ultimate cast!
  April 04 - 13, 2019
 
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  Living Together
a Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Orillia Opera House - Studio T
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LIVING TOGETHER Synopsis:
Annie, the Cinderella of the family, lives in the shabby Victorian vicarage type house where the family was brought up. Reg, her brother, and his wife Sarah come to stay for a week end so that she may go away for a "rest". The general idea is that Annie ought to pair off with Tom. But for this week end it is Norman, the raffish assistant librarian husband of Annie's sister Ruth, with whom she planned to go. They were to meet secretly but Norman turns up early. When Annie calls the whole thing off Norman decides to stay on at the house and gets roaring drunk. Living Together is part of The Norman Conquests trilogy.
  April 04 - 14, 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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  Caught In The Net
a Comedy by Ray Cooney
 
Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
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CAUGHT IN THE NET Synopsis:
  April 05 - 20, 2019
 
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  Curtains
a Musical by Rupert Holmes, John Kander, Fred Ebb & Rupert Holmes (Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone) (Performed as a Musical Comedy)
 
Theatre Unlimited at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
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CURTAINS Synopsis:
It is the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston's Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast and crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan!
  April 05 - 14, 2019
 
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  Jake's Women
a Comedy by Neil Simon
 
Verve Theatre Company at Newmarket Old Town Hall
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JAKE'S WOMEN Synopsis:
The play centers on Jake, a writer with a struggling marriage. Jake talks to many of the women he knows, both in real life and in his imagination, as he works to save his marriage. Jake is a successful novelist with a host of personal problems, all of which are related to (you guessed it) women. Although women in his life accuse him of fearing intimacy, he actually spends most of the play imagining conversations between him and the prominent females in his life.
  April 05 - 13, 2019
 
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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)
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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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 10 - 14, 2019
 
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  Rumors
a Comedy by Neil Simon
 
Ajax Community Theatre at St. Francis Centre, Ajax
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RUMORS Synopsis:
At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden's Landing townhouse, the Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight. His lawyer, Ken and wife Chris must get "the story" straight before the other guests arrive. As the confusions and mis-communications mount, the evening spins off into classic farcical hilarity.
  April 11 - 20, 2019
 
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  Murder In The First
a Drama by Dan Gorden
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
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MURDER IN THE FIRST Synopsis:
In 1941, Alcatraz prisoner Willie Moore stands trial for the violent murder of a fellow inmate. In what at first appears to be an open-and-shut case, a bold young lawyer intervenes with the claim that Moore cannot be held responsible for his actions due to the brutality visited upon him during three years of solitary confinement. Inspired by an actual event, Murder in the First is a gripping courtroom drama that exposes an undercurrent of injustice and hypocrisy throughout the federal justice system.
  April 11 - 27, 2019
 
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  Unnecessary Farce
a Farce by Paul Slade Smith (Performed as a Comedy)
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
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UNNECESSARY FARCE Synopsis:
Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.
  April 26 - May 18, 2019
 
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  Skin Flick
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
Markham Little Theatre at Flato Markham Theatre for the
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SKIN FLICK Synopsis:
A tender, loveable comedy about four innocent people caught in the headlights of making an adult film. The character's shock and discomfort, as well as in the way Foster uniquely tells the story by way of Rollie, a charming narrator who uses asides to the audience about the play and even the playwright himself, all add up to pure fun! Naughty and affectionate all at once.
  May 01 - 04, 2019
 
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  The Tuesday Morning War
a Comedy by T. Gregory Argall
 
Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
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THE TUESDAY MORNING WAR Synopsis:
International tensions rise, leading to an increase in laughter, when a border guard mistakenly believes that Canada and the United States are at war. He’s determined to protect the single-lane border crossing at the isolated peninsula of Hobson’s Point, no matter what his friends north of the 49th parallel think.
  May 02 - 11, 2019
 
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  Mama Mia!
a Musical by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Catherine Johnson
 
Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
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MAMA MIA! Synopsis:
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.
  May 02 - 18, 2019
 
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  Hello Dolly
a Musical by Jerry Herman & Michael Stewart (Based on The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder)
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
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HELLO DOLLY Synopsis:
HELLO, DOLLY! the blockbuster Broadway hit, bursts with humor, romance, high-energy dancing, and some of the greatest songs in musical theater history. The romantic and comic exploits of Dolly Gallagher-Levi, turn-of-the-century matchmaker and woman who arranges things, are certain to thrill and entertain audiences again and again. Dolly decides she's going to marry miserly half-a-millionaire hay & feed dealer Horace Vandergelder (I Put My Hand In) and that's where the fun begins.
  May 02 - 19, 2019
 
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  Annie
a Musical by Thomas Meehan , Charles Strouse , Martin Charnin , based on Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie
 
Beaverton Town Hall Players at Beaverton Town Hall
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ANNIE Synopsis:
ANNIE is a spunky Depression-era orphan determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, Annie foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and finds a new family and home in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell and a lovable mutt named Sandy.
  May 03 - 12, 2019
 
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  The Red Velvet Cake War
a Comedy by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones & Nicholas Hope
 
Milton Players Theatre Group at FirstOntario Arts Centre Milto, Milton
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THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR Synopsis:
The three Verdeen cousins, Gaynelle, Peaches, and Jimmie Wyvette, could not have picked a worse time to through their family reunion. Their outrageous antics have delighted local gossips in the small town of Sweetgum (just down the road from Fayro) and the eyes of Texas are upon them
  May 03 - 11, 2019
 
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  The Wedding Singer
a Musical Comedy by Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy (based on the film)
 
Kempenfelt Community Players at Ferndale Banquet Hall, Barrie
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THE WEDDING SINGER Synopsis:
It’s 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie Heart, who still lives in his grandmother's basement, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his fiancé, Linda, leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. When he meets an Julia, an admiring young waitress, Robbie falls madly in love. Only trouble is Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever. With a score that pays loving homage to the pop songs of the 1980s, The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up, and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room.
  May 08 - 12, 2019
 
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  The Memory Of Water
a Comedy by Shelagh Stephenson
 
East Side Players at Papermill Theatre at Todmorden, Toronto
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THE MEMORY OF WATER Synopsis:
THE MEMORY OF WATER is so funny that it appears at first to be pure black comedy, with the newly bereaved sisters indulging wildly in witty bickering and dope-induced dress-ups… Their quarrels over the funeral arrangements, their well-worn family roles, their unsatisfactory men and their mixed memories of a highly feminine working-class mother are hilarious… THE MEMORY OF WATER skillfully charts the joyous and painful territory of family relationships with insight and compassion.
  May 24 - June 08, 2019
 
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  Will You Still Love Me In The Morning?
a Comedy by Brian Clemens & Dennis Spooner
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
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WILL YOU STILL LOVE ME IN THE MORNING? Synopsis:
Jeremy and Celia return a week early from their unsuccessful honeymoon to find that both Jeremy's partners have accepted his offer to stay in his house while he is away. The only problem is that they have each brought the other's wife with them. Jeremy discovers one illicit couple, Celia the other. Both issue invitations to them for dinner. Complications pile up thick and fast as, realizing their dilemma and desperate to make a good impression on Jeremy's colleagues, the couple stages two dinner parties simultaneously, one on the patio and one in the dining room. As if there aren't problems enough, Sid the plumber, up to his eyeballs in water in the cellar, has to call in the Water Board Emergency Service just when all seems resolved and Jeremy and Celia are attempting to salvage their lost honeymoon.
  May 24 - June 02, 2019
 
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  Educating Rita
a Comedy by Willy Russell
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Mariposa Arts Theatre Workshop, Orillia
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EDUCATING RITA Synopsis:
Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.
  May 24 - June 02, 2019
 
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  The Odd Couple - Female Version
a Comedy by Neil Simon
 
Newmarket Stage Company at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 426 , Newmarket
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THE ODD COUPLE - FEMALE VERSION Synopsis:
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of "The Odd Couple". Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.
  May 30 - June 08, 2019
 
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  The Savannah Sipping Society
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
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THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY Synopsis:
In this delightful, laugh-a-minute comedy, four unique Southern women, all needing to escape the sameness of their day-to-day routines, are drawn together by Fate and an impromptu happy hour and decide its high time to reclaim the enthusiasm for life they've lost through the years.
  May 30 - June 15, 2019
 
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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:
  May 30 - June 02, 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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  That Darn Plot
a Comedy by David Belke
 
The Blackhorse Village Players at Blackhorse Theatre, Caledon
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THAT DARN PLOT Synopsis:
Mark W. Transom, one of Canada’s greatest playwrights, is at the end of his rope. In order to fulfill his contract to artistic director and old friend Jo Harber, he has to create a play in one night or lose everything. Half asleep and half drunk, Transom starts putting theatrical personalities he knows into a simple comedy about putting on a play. As the characters come to life before his eyes, the play seems to be progressing well until, unbidden and without warning, Transom’s son Lloyd appears as a character and the play takes on a life of its own. As the playwright struggles to maintain the upper hand, the out of control writing process brings him closer and closer to the heart of his estrangement with his son.
  June 05 - 23, 2019
 
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  The Ladies Foursome
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
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THE LADIES FOURSOME Synopsis:
The day after their friend Catherine’s funeral, Margot, Tate, and Connie gather for a round of golf in honour of their recently departed fourth. At the gold course they are joined by another woman, an old friend of Catherine’s they’d never met. Over the course of eighteen holes, secrets and confessions unravel as the women discuss love, sex, children, and everything in between.
  June 28 - July 13, 2019
 
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  The Odd Couple - Female Version
a Comedy by Neil Simon
 
Beaverton Town Hall Players at Beaverton Town Hall
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THE ODD COUPLE - FEMALE VERSION Synopsis:
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon's hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of "The Odd Couple". Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Constanzuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.
  October 25 - November 03, 2019
 
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  Ring 'Round The Moon
a Comedy by Jean Anouilh & Christopher Fry
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
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RING 'ROUND THE MOON Synopsis:
To make his points about love the author has invented a fable about twin brothers: Frederic, who is shy and sensitive, and Hugo, who is heartless and aggressive. Frederic is in love with a hussy who is in love with Hugo. To save Frederic from an unhappy marriage, Hugo tries to distract him by bringing to a ball a beautiful dancer who masquerades as a mysterious personage and becomes the triumph of the occasion. She is a susceptible maiden in her own right. She not only breaks up all the cynical romances that have been going on before she arrived, but loses her own heart as well.
  November 01 - 10, 2019
 
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  Proof
a Drama by David Auburn
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
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PROOF Synopsis:
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father's who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father's madness—or genius—will she inherit?
  February 07 - 16, 2020
 
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  Prelude to a Kiss
a Dramatic Comedy by Craig Lucas (Performed as a Comedic Drama)
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
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PRELUDE TO A KISS Synopsis:
At Peter and Rita's wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita's soul and the old man's to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love's spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it's too late.
  March 27 - April 05, 2020
 
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