Ongoing & Upcoming Shows

The Little Mermaid - Disney's

Scugog Choral Society at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
November 26 - December 11, 2021  
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Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.

Steel Magnolias

The Queensville Players at Theatre Aurora
November 26 - December 05, 2021  
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The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
December 03 - 18, 2021  
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Alice in Wonderland - A Traditional English Pantomine

Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
December 17 - 29, 2021  
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A Red Plaid Shirt

Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
January 14 - 29, 2022  
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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?

Little Women

Orangeville Music Theatre at Tweedsmuir Memorial Pesbyteria, Orangeville
January 21 - 30, 2022  
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The Impossibility of Now

The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
January 21 - February 12, 2022  
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The Impossibility of Now A comedy of forgetting and remembering Before the accident, Carl was a successful science writer. But with his ever-expanding knowledge of the world came an expanding darkness and futility. Unbeknownst to everyone, including Miranda, Carl started planning his exit. The secret exit strategy chilled the marriage and Miranda began an exit strategy of her own, one that included Anthony, a sexy pediatric dentist. Anthony is attracted to Miranda primarily because she is so different from his ex who wouldn’t know a lyric poem from a limerick. All participants’ plans are kyboshed by Carl’s amnesia as his reawakening brings with it a wholesale batch of new complications, not the least of which is his terrifying new demeanor: optimistic happy person.

No Exit

Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
January 27 - February 05, 2022  
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The Ladykillers

Markham Little Theatre at Flato Markham Theatre for the
February 09 - 12, 2022  
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The Ladykillers is a classic black comedy. Mrs. Wilberforce, a sweet little old lady, rents out a room in her lopsided house to Marcus, a professor of music. She is blissfully unaware that he is actually a maniacal criminal who is putting together against a gang of misfits who will stop at nothing to commit the heist of their careers. Unable to think of a suitable final stage to their plan, Marcus decides to involve Mrs. Wilberforce, unwittingly, as the perfect getaway ruse. However, at the final stage, Mrs. Wilberforce becomes wise to their deception and the gang realize that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. As the gang is killed off one-by-one in their attempts to murder the old lady, Marcus faces Mrs. Wilberforce alone and seals his own grizzly fate.

Other Desert Cities

Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
February 10 - 26, 2022  
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"Other Desert Cities" involves a family with differing political views and a long-held family secret. The play's name refers to a control city guide sign on eastbound Interstate 10 in California, which indicates that the freeway is headed towards Indio, California and "other Desert Cities" (that is, the rest of the Coachella Valley). The play's events occur around the Christmas 2004 holiday, when the family of Polly and Lyman Wyeth gather in Palm Springs, California. Their daughter Brooke Wyeth returns home after six years. Polly's sister Silda is also visiting, out of a time spent in rehab. Polly and Lyman are Republicans, while Silda is a liberal. The sisters co-wrote a series of MGM comedies in the 1960s. Brooke announces to her family that she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history—a wound they don't want reopened. That event is the suicide of her late brother Henry, who had been involved with the radical underground subculture.

The Fantasticks

Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
February 10 - 26, 2022  
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The Fantasticks is a funny and romantic musical about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The narrator, El Gallo, asks the audience to use their imagination and follow him into a world of moonlight and magic. The boy and the girl fall in love, grow apart and finally find their way back to each other after realizing the truth in El Gallo's words that, "without a hurt, the heart is hollow."

Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun

Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
February 11 - 19, 2022  
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A pregnant young woman and a disabled man meet at a bus stop and begin a friendship that will change their lives forever.

Chapatti

Toronto Irish Players at Alumnae Theatre, Toronto
February 17 - March 06, 2022  
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Burn

South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
March 03 - 20, 2022  
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Old friends Robert, Samira and David are the only three left of the original gang. Robert’s wife, famed mystery novelist Tara Waters, disappeared five years ago, though Robert insists she’s still alive. Paul, also a writer, died the year before, shortly after reuniting with his estranged daughter Eve. Eve has asked to meet the three friends for the first time, stating that she has something important to deliver. Over the evening’s meeting, Eve becomes awkward, eerie, strange and sinister. As the evening unravels, the chaos erupts with hidden secrets revealed.

Educating Rita

Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
March 11 - 26, 2022  
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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.

The 39 Steps

The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
March 11 - April 02, 2022  
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"The 39 Steps" is a melodrama adapted from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and the 1935 film by Alfred Hitchcock. The original concept and production of a four-actor version of the story was by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon. Patrick Barlow rewrote this adaptation in 2005. The play's concept calls for the entirety of the 1935 adventure film "The 39 Steps" to be performed with a cast of only four. One actor plays the hero, Richard Hannay, an actress (or sometimes actor) plays the three women with whom he has romantic entanglements, and two other actors play every other character in the show: heroes, villains, men, women, children and even the occasional inanimate object. This often requires lightning fast quick-changes and occasionally for them to play multiple characters at once. Thus the film's serious spy story is played mainly for laughs, and the script is full of allusions to (and puns on the titles of) other Alfred Hitchcock films, including "Strangers on a Train", "Rear Window", "Psycho", "Vertigo" and "North by Northwest".

Rent

Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
April 06 - 10, 2022  
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Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun

Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
April 06 - 23, 2022  
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A pregnant young woman and a disabled man meet at a bus stop and begin a friendship that will change their lives forever.

Gloria's Guy

The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
April 29 - May 21, 2022  
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Old High School friends, now turning 40, reunite for a wedding only to find old wounds are opened and secrets revealed discovering they really can't go back again - only forward. A funny and warm romantic comedy about the dynamics of messy friends, family and former sweethearts.

Songs For A New World

Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
May 05 - 21, 2022  
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The show sits on the boundary between musical and song cycle, but it is neither; it is an abstract musical, a series of songs all connected by a theme: "the moment of decision." The show employs four performers who do not literally play the same characters throughout the show but who do have consistently developing character arcs nonetheless. Composer Jason Robert Brown has said of his show, "It's about one moment. It's about hitting the wall and having to make a choice, or take a stand, or turn around and go back."

Disaster!

South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
May 05 - 22, 2022  
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It is 1979 and New York’s hottest celebrities are gathering for the grand opening of a new floating casino and discotheque. The night starts out well but as disaster strikes the casino, the A-listers (and a crazy collection of other characters) must survive earthquakes, infernos, and tidal waves - oh my! Set to the best mega-hit songs of the 70s like Hooked on A Feeling, Hot Stuff, I Will Survive and Saturday Night, this loving homage to 70s disaster films will surely have you singing along through your laughter.

Farce Of Nature

Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
May 06 - 14, 2022  
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The non-stop hilarity of this Southern-fried farce highlights one day in the life of the Wilburn family of Mayhew, Arkansas. Meet D. Gene Wilburn, the owner and proprietor of the Reel ‘Em Inn, the finest little fishing lodge in the Ozarks. Well, it used to be, but lately business is down, tourists are few, and the lone guest who’s just checked in—an extremely jittery Carmine DeLuca from Chicago—is only there due to a location shift in the Witness Protection Program. Doesn’t anybody just want to fish anymore? In the deliciously funny romp that ensues, the residents of the lodge hide, lie, disguise themselves, cross-dress, and slam doors chasing one another, while trying to figure out the source of an increasingly awful stench. By then it’s too late and the lodge is surrounded by vicious critters and hungry varmints that have followed the odor down from the hills. Yet by the delightfully chaotic climax of this one outrageous day, love blossoms, truths are revealed, and the lives of all—family, guests and gangsters alike—change in incredible and surprising ways

Dick Whittington (And His Cat)

Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
May 21 - June 05, 2022  
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Dick Whittington and his cat, Tammy, journey to London to seek their fortune after hearing that the streets are paved with gold. When he finds they are not, he is hired to work in the kitchen of Alderman Fitzwarren, where he meets some colourful characters and the Alderman’s beautiful daughter. Tammy the cat becomes renowned for her rat-catching abilities and the evil King Rat sets out to destroy Dick, and become the Lord Mayor of London.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change

The Curtain Club at Zoom,
May 26 - June 11, 2022  
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"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is a witty musical revue that tackles modern love in all its forms.: from the perils and pitfalls of the first date to marriage, children, and the twilight years of life. Set in the modern world and told in a series of vignettes and songs I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Chances traces the overall arc of relationships throughout the course of a life.

Storm Warning

Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
June 03 - 18, 2022  
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Set in 1953, this is the story of a damaged World War II veteran and the free-spirited woman who attempts to change his outlook on life. Jack and Emma are thrown together by fate one weekend and their lives will never be the same.

The Last Resort

South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
June 16 - 26, 2022  
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A musical/murder-mystery/comedy written with Leslie Arden. An off-the-wall spoof about a New York restaurateur on the run from the mob. He finds himself at a run-down hotel in Saskatchewan, where everyone who checks in could be the hitman who's out to get him.