| 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 |


| | | | |
 — Representing 43 Community Theatre Groups —
Because we are theatre artists, we support strict compliance with copyright law: Copyright law grants owners of copyright the sole right to allow reproduction of all or part of the work, distribute copies, prepare new versions based on the original work, and to perform and display the work publicly.


ArchivesAbout UsJoin UsContact UsFestival & GalaMember Groups

  QUICK LINKS   CALLBOARD   WHAT’S HAPPENING  
Bulletin Board
Cyber Bullying
Cyber Bullying Blog
D&O Insurance
Theatre Organizations
Theatre Ontario
WODL
EODL
QUONTA
AACT
Publishers / Rights
Albersen Musicals
Ben Crocker Pantomimes
Bloomsbury
Doollee Play Database
Dramatic Publishing
Dramatists Play Service
Eldridge
Great North Artists
Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Lazy Bee Scripts
MTI
Nick Hern Books
Playwrights Guild
Playing After Dark
Playscripts
Rodgers & Hammerstein
Samuel French Inc
Stephen Briggs
Tams-Witmark
T. Gregory Argall
Theatrical Rights World
Copyright
CANCOPY
CMRRA
Copyright Board
SOCAN
 
MEMBER POSTS
WANTED - REHEARSAL PIANIST
Whitby Courthouse Theatre, Whitby
AVENUE Q
a Musical by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez & Jeff Whitty
** Wanted Immediately **
** Apply Now **
  Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Read full notice...
WANTED - STAGE MANAGER
Theatre Etobicoke, Toronto West
FUNNY MONEY
a Comedy by Ray Cooney
** Wanted Immediately **
** Apply Now **
  Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Read full notice...
AUDITION
Theatre Aurora, Aurora
NEXT FALL
a Drama by Geoffrey Nauffts
Audition
  Mon, Dec 11, 2017 | 07:00pm
  Wed, Dec 13, 2017 | 07:00pm
Callbacks
  Mon, Dec 18, 2017 | 07:00pm
Read full notice...
WANTED - PROPERTIES | COSTUMES DESIGNER | SET CONSTRUCTION, SCENIC PAINTER
Theatre Aurora, Aurora
IF/THEN
a Musical by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey
** Wanted Immediately **
** Apply Now **
  Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Read full notice...
AUDITION
Scugog Choral Society, Port Perry
ALL SHOOK UP
a Musical by Joe DiPietro (inspired by and featuring the songs of ELVIS PRESLEY)
Audition
  Sun, Dec 10, 2017 | 07:00pm
  Wed, Dec 13, 2017 | 07:00pm
Read full notice...
AUDITION
Scarborough Players, Toronto East
I HATE HAMLET
a Comedy by Paul Rudnick
Audition
  Sun, Feb 04, 2018 | 07:00pm
  Mon, Feb 05, 2018 | 07:00pm
Callbacks
  Wed, Feb 07, 2018 | 07:00pm
Read full notice...
WANTED - DIRECTOR
The Oakville Players, Oakville
DEAD MEN DON'T ITCH
a Comedy by John Arco
** Wanted Immediately **
** Apply Now **
  Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Read full notice...
AUDITION
Markham Little Theatre, Markham
PERFECT WEDDING
a Comedy by Robin Howdon
Audition
  Wed, Dec 13, 2017 | 07:30pm
Read full notice...
AUDITION
Georgetown Little Theatre, Georgetown
BOXED IN
a Drama by Michael Halsall
Audition
  Wed, Jan 10, 2018 | 07:00pm
  Thu, Jan 11, 2018 | 07:00pm
Callbacks
  Fri, Jan 12, 2018 | 07:00pm
Read full notice...
AUDITION
Burl-Oak Theatre Group, Oakville
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
a Musical Comedy by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
** Wanted Immediately **
** Apply Now **
  Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Read full notice...
PDOVers. 2.1 Sep 20, 2017
 
UPCOMING SHOWS
  It's A Wonderful Life
a Comedic Drama by Doug Rand (adapted from the movie) (Performed as a Drama)
 
Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
S
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Synopsis:
This faithful, fast-moving stage adaptation of the classic film features fluid scene changes, reasonable set requirements, and scores of beefy roles, particularly for women. It's not only a joyful Christmas tale -- it's the gorgeous love story of George and Mary Bailey, a vivid portrait of the Greatest Generation, a descent into the darkest hour of a man trapped by circumstance, and a powerful meditation on what makes a meaningful life.
  December 01 - 16, 2017
 
Fri
01
Sat
02
Sun
03
Thu
07
Fri
08
Sat
09
Sun
10
Thu
14
Fri
15
Sat
16
  Wizard of Oz - A Holiday Pantomime
a Pantomime by Chantal Forde & Tim Cadeny
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
S
WIZARD OF OZ - A HOLIDAY PANTOMIME Synopsis:
  December 22 - 30, 2017
 
Fri
22
Sat
23
Fri
29
Sat
30
  Drinking Alone
a Comedy by Norm Foster (Performed as a Dramatic Comedy)
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
S
DRINKING ALONE Synopsis:
When his father, Ivan, visits, after a fifteen year estrangement, Joe Todd hires a paid escort to pose as his fiancée so that he won’t appear to be a total social failure. Renee, the escort is a needy single mother with lots of imagination. Joe’s supposedly successful television newsreader sister, Carrie, is facing a growing alcohol problem. And Ivan and his wife have an ulterior motive for arranging the sudden family reunion. The dysfunctional relationships of the family provide hilarious comedy as resentments harboured for years are finally brought to the surface with surprising results.
  January 05 - 20, 2018
 
Fri
05
Sat
06
Sun
07
Thu
11
Fri
12
Sat
13
Sun
14
Thu
18
Fri
19
Sat
20
  The Ladies Foursome
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
The Blackhorse Village Players at Blackhorse Theatre, Caledon
S
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.
  January 10 - 28, 2018
 
Wed
10
Fri
12
Sat
13
Sun
14
Fri
19
Sat
20
Sun
21
Fri
26
Sat
27
Sun
28
  The Liar
a Comedy by Pierre Corneille & David Ives (adapted from "Le Menteur" by Pierre Corneille)
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
S
THE LIAR Synopsis:
Paris, 1643. Dorante is a charming young man newly arrived in the capital, and he has but a single flaw: He cannot tell the truth. In quick succession he meets Cliton, a manservant who cannot tell a lie, and falls in love with Clarice, a charming young woman whom he unfortunately mistakes for her friend Lucrece. What our hero regrettably does not know is that Clarice is secretly engaged to his best friend Alcippe. Nor is he aware that his father is trying to get him married to Clarice, whom he thinks is Lucrece, who actually is in love with him. From all these misunderstandings and a series of breathtakingly intricate lies springs one of the Western world's greatest comedies, a sparkling urban romance as fresh as the day Pierre Corneille wrote it, brilliantly adapted for today by All in the Timing's David Ives.
  January 12 - February 03, 2018
 
Fri
12
Sat
13
Wed
17
Thu
18
Fri
19
Sat
20
Sun
21
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
Sun
28
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
  My Fair Lady
a Musical by Alan Jay Lerner & Frederick Loewe (based on George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion")
 
Orangeville Music Theatre at Orangeville Town Hall Opera Ho
S
MY FAIR LADY Synopsis:
Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish.
  January 12 - 21, 2018
 
Fri
12
Sat
13
Sun
14
Fri
19
Sat
20
Sun
21
  Quartet
a Comedy by Ronald Harwood
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
S
QUARTET Synopsis:
The setting is a retirement home for musicians. Three elderly former opera-singers, who often worked together, are sitting out on the terrace. Reginald is quietly reading a serious book, Wilfred is chuckling about sex, as he regards Cissy, lying back and listening to music through her headphones. They are about to be joined by newcomer Jean, a major star in her day and to whom Reginald was once unhappily married. Is there any chance that these four will ever sing together again? A gala concert is about to take place at the retirement home to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. Three of the four are keen to recreate the third act quartet from "Rigoletto" and one isn’t. But the play eventually moves to an uncertain conclusion when they don costumes and lip-synch to their own retro recording.
  January 18 - February 03, 2018
 
Thu
18
Fri
19
Sat
20
Sun
21
Wed
24
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
Tue
30
Wed
31
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
  Oklahoma!
a Musical by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
 
OnStage Uxbridge at Uxbridge Music Hall
S
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!
  January 18 - 27, 2018
 
Thu
18
Fri
19
Sat
20
Sun
21
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
  The Other Place
a Drama by Sharr White
 
Durham Shoestring Performers at Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa
S
THE OTHER PLACE Synopsis:
Just as Juliana Smithton's research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleagues at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow bikini amidst the crowd of business suits. One step at a time, a mystery unravels as contradictory evidence, blurred truth and fragmented memories collide in a cottage on the windswept shores of Cape Cod.
  January 19 - 27, 2018
 
Fri
19
Sat
20
Wed
24
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
  Joseph and the Amazing Techicolor Dreamcoat
a Musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
 
Theatre Unlimited at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
S
JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHICOLOR DREAMCOAT Synopsis:
This was the first Lloyd Webber and Rice musical to be performed publicly.The story is based on the Biblical story of Joseph, found in the Book of Genesis. It is set in a frame in which a narrator is telling a story (sometimes to children, encouraging them to dream). She then tells the story of Joseph, another dreamer ("Prologue," "Any Dream Will Do"). In the beginning of the main story Jacob and his 12 sons are introduced ("Jacob and Sons"). Joseph's brothers are jealous of him for his coat of many colours, a symbol of their father's preference for him ("Joseph's Coat"). It is clear from Joseph's dreams that he is destined to rule over them ("Joseph's Dreams"). To get rid of him and prevent the dreams from coming true, they attempt fratricide, but then they sell Joseph as a slave to some passing Ishmaelites ("Poor, Poor Joseph"), who take him to Egypt.
  January 19 - 28, 2018
 
Fri
19
Sat
20
Sun
21
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
Sun
28
  Entertaining Angels
a Dramatic Comedy by Richard Everett
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
S
ENTERTAINING ANGELS Synopsis:
As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases, usually to the new - female - vicar, Sarah. The return of Grace's eccentric missionary sister Ruth prompts some disturbing revelations, which force her to confront Bardolph's ghost and the truth of their marriage. At the same time Sarah reveals some un-clergy-like credentials of her own to Grace's therapist daughter Jo. Entertaining Angels asks whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all, "Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?"
  January 25 - 28, 2018
 
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
Sun
28
  If/Then
a Musical by Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
S
IF/THEN Synopsis:
If/Then simultaneously follows one woman's two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives that we lead, as well as the lives that we might have led. Elizabeth, a city planner, moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth's life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance. If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today and all of the possibilities of tomorrow. With a powerhouse role for a leading lady and rich and complex supporting roles, this show celebrates dynamite talent and the power of great storytelling.
  January 25 - February 03, 2018
 
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
Sun
28
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
  Beauty And The Beast
a Pantomime by Ben Crocker, Ginty Burns Burns & Lina Minniti
 
NAGS Players at Tranzac Stage, Toronto
S
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Synopsis:
  January 25 - February 03, 2018
 
Thu
25
Fri
26
Sat
27
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
  Peter Pan Jr.
a Musical by Carolyn Leigh, Mark 'Moose' Charlap, Betty Comden & Adolph Green (& Julie Styne based on J.M. Barrie)
 
Orangeville Music Theatre at Orangeville Town Hall Opera Ho
S
PETER PAN JR. Synopsis:
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.
  January 26 - 28, 2018
 
Fri
26
Sat
27
Sun
28
  The Addams Family Musical
a Musical by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice & Andrew Lippa (based on Characters Created by Charles Addams)
 
Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
S
THE ADDAMS FAMILY MUSICAL Synopsis:
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family - a man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's 'normal' boyfriend and his parents.
  February 01 - 17, 2018
 
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
Sun
04
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
  One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
a Dramatic Comedy by Dale Wasserman (from novel by Ken Kesey) (Performed as a Drama)
 
Oshawa Little Theatre at Oshawa Little Theatre
S
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Synopsis:
A charming rogue contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather than in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake. He clashes with the head nurse, a fierce martinet. He quickly takes over the yard and accomplishes what the medical profession has been unable to do for twelve years; he makes a presumed deaf and dumb Indian talk. He leads others out of introversion, stages a revolt so that they can see the World Series on television, and arranges a rollicking midnight party with liquor and chippies. For one offense, the head nurse has him submit to shock treatment. The party is too horrid for her and she forces him to submit to a final correction: a frontal lobotomy.
  February 01 - 17, 2018
 
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
  Noises Off
a Comedy by Michael Frayn
 
Milton Players Theatre Group at Milton Centre For The Arts
S
NOISES OFF Synopsis:
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
  February 02 - 10, 2018
 
Fri
02
Sat
03
Sun
04
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
  The 39 Steps
a Comedy by Patrick Barlow (from novel by John Buchan and movie by Alfred Hitchcock)
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
S
THE 39 STEPS Synopsis:
"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".
  February 08 - 25, 2018
 
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
25
  Avenue Q
a Musical by Jeff Marx, Robert Lopez & Jeff Whitty
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
S
AVENUE Q Synopsis:
The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life.
  February 08 - 24, 2018
 
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
  Oliver
a Musical by Lionel Bart
 
Kempenfelt Community Players at Georgian Theatre, Barrie
S
OLIVER Synopsis:
Bringing Charles Dickens' beloved novel to life, Lionel Bart's Oliver! Takes audiences on a wild adventure through Victorian England. Join young, orphaned Oliver a twist as he navigates the London underworld of theft and violence, searching for a home, a family, and -most importantly- love. When Oliver is picked up on the street by a boy named the Artful Dodger, he is welcomed into a gang of child pickpockets led by the conniving, but charismatic , Fagin. When Oliver is falsely accused of a theft he didn't commit, he is rescued by a kind and wealthy gentleman, to the dismay of Fagin's violent sidekick Bill Sykes. Caught in the middle is the warmhearted Nancy, who is trapped under Bill's thumb, but desperate to help Oliver, with tragic results. With spirited, timeless songs like "As Long as He Needs Me"' Food, Glorious Food" and "Where is Love" is a musical classic.
  February 08 - 18, 2018
 
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
  All My Sons
a Drama by Arthur Miller
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Orillia Opera House - Studio T
S
ALL MY SONS Synopsis:
"All My Sons" by Arthur Miller is the sad Post-World War II story about the Kellers, a seemingly “All American” family. But the father, Joe Keller, has concealed a great sin. During the war, he allowed his factory to ship faulty airplane cylinders to the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of this, over twenty American pilots died. Before the action of All My Sons begins, the following events have taken place: Joe Keller has been running a successful factory for decades. His business partner and neighbor, Steve Deever noticed the faulty parts first. Joe allowed the parts to be shipped. After the deaths of the pilots, both Steve and Joe are arrested. Joe is exonerated and released and the entire blame shifts to Steve who remains in jail. Keller’s two sons, Larry and Chris, served during the war. Chris came back home. Larry’s airplane went down in China and the young man was declared MIA.
  February 08 - 18, 2018
 
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
  Casting For Murder
a Mystery by Elizabeth Elwood (Performed as a Drama)
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
S
CASTING FOR MURDER Synopsis:
Angela Benson inherits a fortune when her Aunt Maud is murdered, but the killer is never found. Angela’s acting career flourishes, but suspicion continues to cloud her life, even after her marriage to mystery writer, John Rutherford. As Angela prepares for the role of Amanda in Noel Coward’s Private Lives, a young journalist uncovers some startling new evidence about the three-year-old murder, and John and Angela find themselves embroiled in a sinister play beyond the footlights when the cast assembles at their island home.
  February 09 - 18, 2018
 
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
  I'll Be Back Before Midnight
a Thriller by Peter Colley (Performed as a Drama)
 
Markham Little Theatre at Flato Markham Theatre for the
S
I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT Synopsis:
Jan is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and disappear give this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact.
  February 14 - 17, 2018
 
Wed
14
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
  Twelve Angry Men
a Drama by Reginald Rose
 
Ajax Community Theatre at St. Francis Centre, Ajax
S
TWELVE ANGRY MEN Synopsis:
A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance" mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. "This is a remarkable thing about democracy" says the foreign-born juror, "that we are notified by mail to come down to this place and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing." But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. The jurors' final verdict and how they reach it in tense scenes that will electrify your audience and keep them on the edge of their seats add up to a fine, mature piece of dramatic literature.
  February 15 - 24, 2018
 
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
  Sisters
a Drama by Wendy Lill
 
Borelians Community Theatre at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
S
SISTERS Synopsis:
Explores the life of a nun who burns down a Native residential school, examining the cultural infrastructure and values of the white society which created them.
  February 15 - 24, 2018
 
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
  The Accidental Hit-Man Blues
a Comedy by T. Gregory Argall
 
Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
S
THE ACCIDENTAL HIT-MAN BLUES Synopsis:
Down on their luck and at the end of their rope, Ron and Laura find what may be the answer to their prayers. But nothing comes without a price, and sometimes just making ends meet can be a killer. A tale of love, contracts, guns, and potatoes, "The Accidental Hit-Man Blues" is a hilarious and chilling dark comedy.
  February 15 - 24, 2018
 
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Fri
23
Sat
24
  Little Gem
a Comedy by Elaine Murphy
 
Toronto Irish Players at Alumnae Theatre, Toronto
S
LITTLE GEM Synopsis:
Love, sex, birth, death and salsa classes. Three generations of women. One extraordinary year. Amber has fierce bad indigestion and the sambucas aren't getting rid of it. Lorraine attacks a customer and her boss wants her to see a psychiatrist. Kay's got an itch 'down there' that Gem can't scratch. And if all that wasn't bad enough, Little Gem makes his presence felt and – well – life is never the same again. (Curtis Brown Group Ltd, Haymarket House, 28-29 Haymarket, London SW1Y 4SP [http://www.curtisbrown.co.uk])
  February 15 - March 03, 2018
 
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
25
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
  The Producers
a Musical by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan
 
Meadowvale Music Theatre at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
S
THE PRODUCERS Synopsis:
The plot is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant come up with a scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history thereby bilking their backers (all "little old ladies") out of millions of dollars. Only one thing goes awry: the show is a smash hit! The antics of Max Bialystock and Leo Bloom as they maneuver their way fecklessly through finding a show (the gloriously offensive "Springtime For Hitler"), hiring a director, raising the money and finally going to prison for their misdeeds is a lesson in broad comic construction. At the core of the insanely funny adventure is a poignant emotional journey of two very different men who become friends. THE PRODUCERS skewers Broadway traditions and takes no prisoners as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"
  February 16 - 25, 2018
 
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
25
  [title of show]
a Musical by Jeff Bowden & Hunter Bell
 
East Side Players at Papermill Theatre at Todmorden, Toronto
S
[TITLE OF SHOW] Synopsis:
Jeff and Hunter, two struggling writers, hear about a new musical theatre festival. However, the deadline for submissions is a mere three weeks away. With nothing to lose, the pair decides to try to create something new with the help of their friends Susan, Heidi and Larry on the eighty-eights. With the cast in place, Jeff and Hunter begin a conversation about what to write about. Eventually, Jeff suggests they write about what to write about. They make a pact to write up until the festival's deadline and dream about the show changing their lives. [title of show] - taken from the space on the festival's application form which asks for the [title of show] - follows Hunter and Jeff and their friends on their journey through the gauntlet of creative self-expression. In the span of 90 minutes they write and perform their show at the festival and learn lessons about themselves as people, friends and artists. [title of show] is, above all, a love letter to the musical theatre - a uniquely American art form - and to the joy of collaboration.
  February 23 - March 10, 2018
 
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
25
Wed
28
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
Sun
04
Wed
07
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
  Next Fall
a Dramatic Comedy by Geoffrey Nauffts (Performed as a Drama)
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
S
NEXT FALL Synopsis:
NEXT FALL takes a witty and provocative look at faith, commitment and unconditional love. While the play's central story focuses on the five-year relationship between Adam and Luke, NEXT FALL goes beyond a typical love story. This timely and compelling new American play forces us all to examine what it means to "believe" and what it might cost us not to.
  March 01 - 10, 2018
 
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
Sun
04
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
  Sylvia
a Comedy by A. R. Gurney
 
Stouffville Theatre Company at Newmarket Old Town Hall
S
SYLVIA Synopsis:
This hilarious romantic comedy is about a middle aged couple who have decided after 22 years of child-rearing in the suburbs to enjoy their pre-retirement years by moving to the big city for some fun and freedom. However, their plans are disrupted when Greg brings home Sylvia, an incredibly woman-like canine. Trouble arises with two females in the same household both vying for Greg's attention, especially when he seems to prefer the dog.
  March 01 - 03, 2018
 
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
  Funny Money
a Comedy by Ray Cooney
 
Theatre Etobicoke at Assembly Hall, Etobicoke
S
FUNNY MONEY Synopsis:
  March 01 - 11, 2018
 
Thu
01
Fri
02
Sat
03
Sun
04
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
  Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike
a Comedy by Christopher Durang
 
Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
S
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Synopsis:
Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
  March 02 - 17, 2018
 
Fri
02
Sat
03
Sun
04
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
  Tainted Justice
a Drama by Don Nigro
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
S
TAINTED JUSTICE Synopsis:
Drawn from facts surrounding a real murder mystery on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Tainted Justice is a compelling drama by the author of Ravenscroft . Pearl, a troubled young woman, is haunted by doubts about who actually murdered her father in the dark woods by the cranberry bogs at twilight one August evening in 1913. Her cousin, an eccentric attorney obsessed with seeing Buster Keaton movies, defended the accused murderer. Her uncle, who loves mine shafts, was the accused man's friend. Her mother is a beautiful and enigmatic woman from whom she has become painfully estranged. The accused murderer is a charming liar who is fascinated by antique doorknobs and insists that he once nearly married Emily Bronte in Moose Jaw. As Pearl confronts these people, she is pulled deeper and deeper into a dark labyrinth of desire, lies and ambiguous betrayals. By turns funny, haunting, and frightening, this intricately plotted investigation into what can truly be known about other people and their motives weaves memory, testimony, and scenes of twisted confrontation into a compelling tapestry of darkness and light.
  March 02 - 24, 2018
 
Fri
02
Sat
03
Wed
07
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
Thu
15
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
  Dead Men Don't Itch
a Comedy by John Arco
 
The Oakville Players at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
S
DEAD MEN DON'T ITCH Synopsis:
"Dead Men Don’t Itch" pays homage with a wink to the classic noir detective movies of the 1940s The comedy noir is populated with private eye Jake Chapel cracking wise with beautiful sexy femme fatales. And crooked cops in the pocket of hard-nosed mobsters. And the sweet young innocent who gets caught up in the mayhem. It also has an abundance of duplicitous dames, punk gunsels, missing sisters, and stolen Chinese jade statues. And a clog dancing monk. And more film noir clichés, innuendos and double entendres than you can shake a loaded roscoe at.
  March 07 - 11, 2018
 
Wed
07
Thu
08
Fri
09
Sat
10
Sun
11
  Chess
a Musical Drama by Benny Andersson, Tim Rice, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Richard Nelson (Performed as a Musical)
 
City Centre Musical Productions at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
S
CHESS Synopsis:
The collaborators on Chess are giants of rock music and rock musicals and they have created a complex rock opera that played to full Broadway houses and standing ovations. Here the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super power politics and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bangkok with the American but falls for the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest the players, lovers, politicians, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score that includes One Night in Bangkok and "Heaven Help My Heart.
  March 16 - 25, 2018
 
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
25
  Fatal Attraction
a Mystery by Bernard Slade (Performed as a Drama)
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
S
FATAL ATTRACTION Synopsis:
That stellar practitioner of Broadway comedy at its best has here turned his hand, quite successfully we believe, to another genre the mystery thriller. This gripping play takes place in the beach house of Blair Griffin, movie star. Blair is getting divorced, and her husband Morgan is coming to pick up his painting. Then a paparazzo named Tony Lombardi, who is obsessed with Blair, kills Morgan; only to be murdered, in turn, by Blair. Turns out, it is all a plot on the part of Blair and her lesbian lover to generate a resurgence of interest in Blair's career via all the publicity surrounding the murders. The plotters have not counted, though, on dealing with Lieutenant Gus Braden.
  March 16 - 25, 2018
 
Fri
16
Sat
17
Sun
18
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
25
  Swing Dance
a Comedy by Lynda Martens Martens
 
The Blackhorse Village Players at Blackhorse Theatre, Caledon
S
SWING DANCE Synopsis:
Newly retired Walter desperately employs bold pharmaceutical measures to reconnect with his wife Vicky after she launches a new cupcake career with her sophisticated partner Fred. But neither is prepared for the bombshell that Fred and his wife Sally drop during dinner! Swing Dance is a hilarious and sexy senior romp that explores the connection between vitality, intimacy and sexuality in the sunset years.
  March 21 - April 15, 2018
 
Wed
21
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
25
Fri
06
Sat
07
Sun
08
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
  Butcher
a Thriller by Nicolas Billon (Performed as a Drama)
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
S
BUTCHER Synopsis:
An old man in a military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped at the police station. He doesn't speak English, but a lawyer's business card is baited on the meat hook that hangs on his neck. As a lawyer, a police officer and a translator struggle to unravel the truth, they uncover a past that won't stay buried, and a decades-old quest for justice that must be served. Haunted by the trauma of a hideous war crime, no one is who they seem.
  March 22 - April 07, 2018
 
Thu
22
Fri
23
Sat
24
Sun
25
Wed
28
Thu
29
Fri
30
Sat
31
Tue
03
Wed
04
Thu
05
Fri
06
Sat
07
  Girl In The Goldfish Bowl
a Comedy by Morris Panych
 
Durham Shoestring Performers at Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa
S
GIRL IN THE GOLDFISH BOWL Synopsis:
As Morris Panych's latest comedy opens, we hear Iris, a precious girl of ten, saying: "these are the last few days of my childhood." The death of her goldfish, she is sure, has been announced by the air-raid sirens during the day's school drill. For Iris there remain a few more days of life in a universe that is inherently ordered, where the spirit of her dearly departed goldfish can, of course, be re-incarnated in a lost and amnesiac drifter given to rhetorical questions of seemingly deep philosophical import.
  March 23 - 31, 2018
 
Fri
23
Sat
24
Wed
28
Thu
29
Fri
30
Sat
31
  Disney's Beauty And The Beast
a Musical by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice & Linda Woolverton
 
Oshawa Little Theatre at Oshawa Little Theatre
S
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
 
Thu
29
Fri
30
Sat
31
Thu
05
Fri
06
Sat
07
Sun
08
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
14
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
  Harvest Moon Rising
a Musical by Leslie Arden & Peggy Sample
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
S
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 05 - 22, 2018
 
Thu
05
Fri
06
Sat
07
Sun
08
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
  Rope's End
a Comedy by Douglas Bowie
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Orillia Opera House - Studio T
S
ROPE'S END Synopsis:
When we meet Tobias Boone, a 45 year old former film critic, he is at the end of his rope – literally. He retrieves an old shoe box filled with Boy Scout memorabilia, including instructions on how to tie ropes. In the box he discovers something far more valuable; a long treasured photograph of a girl he loved when he was only 13. They had agreed to meet again 31 years later – and that’s the very next day! Love prevails and he woos her, wins her, and takes her off to Italy! Or does he? Of course not – he’s just imagined it. The reality is more sobering; but the actual reunion gives Toby a purpose and a real life connection!
  April 05 - 15, 2018
 
Thu
05
Fri
06
Sat
07
Sun
08
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
  Done To Death
a Comedy by Fred Carmichael
 
OnStage Uxbridge at Uxbridge Music Hall
S
DONE TO DEATH Synopsis:
Once famous mystery writers involve the audience as they apply their individual methods to solving various murders. They include a couple who write sophisticated murders, a young author of the James Bond school, a retired writer of the hard hitting method and an aging queen of the logical murder.
  April 05 - 14, 2018
 
Thu
05
Fri
06
Sat
07
Sun
08
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
14
  The Cemetery Club
a Comedy by Ivan Menchell (Performed as a Comedic Drama)
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
S
THE CEMETERY CLUB Synopsis:
  April 06 - 21, 2018
 
Fri
06
Sat
07
Sun
08
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
  Globe Productions: Cabaret
a Musical Revue by Globe Productions
 
Globe Productions at Old Armoury, The, Georgetown
S
GLOBE PRODUCTIONS: CABARET Synopsis:
Musical theatre is full of fabulous characters that we have come to know and love over the years. Through these characters we have discovered wonderful music - beautiful ballads, rocking solos, gorgeous torch songs, and energetic ensemble numbers. Now prepare to re-discover them! 2011: --- 2018: "He Sang, She Sang!" A cabaret full of sensational numbers where we turn the tables on songs traditionally sung by men and those sung by women, for a fresh take on some old favourites. A night to remember, you will be thoroughly entertained as our talented cast take on roles and songs they would never have the chance to perform otherwise!
  April 06 - 15, 2018
 
Fri
06
Sat
07
Sun
08
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
  The Dixie Swim Club
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Courthouse Theatre
S
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
 
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
14
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
  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
S
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
 
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
  Boxed In
a Drama by Michael Halsall
 
Georgetown Little Theatre at John Elliott Theatre, Georgetown
S
BOXED IN Synopsis:
  April 13 - 22, 2018
 
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
  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
S
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
 
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
  Little Shop Of Horrors
a Musical Comedy by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
S
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
 
Tue
17
Wed
18
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
  Calendar Girls
a Comedy by Tim Firth
 
Ajax Community Theatre at St. Francis Centre, Ajax
S
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
 
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Sun
22
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
  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
S
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
 
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
Thu
26
Fri
27
Sat
28
  Perfect Wedding
a Comedy by Robin Howdon
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
S
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
 
Fri
27
Sat
28
Wed
02
Thu
03
Fri
04
Sat
05
Sun
06
Thu
10
Fri
11
Sat
12
Sun
13
Thu
17
Fri
18
Sat
19
  Perfect Wedding
a Comedy by Robin Howdon
 
Markham Little Theatre at Flato Markham Theatre for the
S
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
 
Wed
02
Thu
03
Fri
04
Sat
05
  Dilemmas With Dinner
a Farce by Robin Roberts
 
Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
S
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
 
Thu
03
Fri
04
Sat
05
Fri
11
Sat
12
  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
S
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
 
Thu
03
Fri
04
Sat
05
Sun
06
Thu
10
Fri
11
Sat
12
Sun
13
Thu
17
Fri
18
Sat
19
  The Odd Couple
a Comedy by Neil Simon
 
Milton Players Theatre Group at Milton Centre For The Arts
S
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
 
Fri
04
Sat
05
Sun
06
Thu
10
Fri
11
Sat
12
  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
S
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
 
Fri
04
Sat
05
Sun
06
Thu
10
Fri
11
Sat
12
  Roald Dahl's James And The Giant Peach JR.
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
S
ROALD DAHL'S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH JR. 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
 
Fri
04
Sat
05
Sun
06
Fri
11
Sat
12
Sun
13
  Calendar Girls
a Comedy by Tim Firth
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
S
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
 
Thu
24
Fri
25
Sat
26
Sun
27
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
01
Sat
02
Tue
05
Wed
06
Thu
07
Fri
08
Sat
09
  God Of Carnage
a Comedy by Yasmina Reza & Christopher Hampton (translated by Christopher Hampton)
 
East Side Players at Papermill Theatre at Todmorden, Toronto
S
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
 
Fri
25
Sat
26
Sun
27
Wed
30
Thu
31
Fri
01
Sat
02
Sun
03
Wed
06
Thu
07
Fri
08
Sat
09
  Too Many Cooks
a Farce by Marcia Kash & Douglas E. Hughes
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
S
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
 
Fri
25
Sat
26
Sun
27
Fri
01
Sat
02
Sun
03
  On A First Name Basis
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Orillia Opera House - Studio T
S
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
 
Fri
25
Sat
26
Sun
27
Fri
01
Sat
02
Sun
03
  I Hate Hamlet
a Comedy by Paul Rudnick
 
Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
S
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
 
Fri
01
Sat
02
Sun
03
Thu
07
Fri
08
Sat
09
Sun
10
Thu
14
Fri
15
Sat
16
  The Dixie Swim Club
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
The Blackhorse Village Players at Blackhorse Theatre, Caledon
S
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
 
Wed
06
Fri
08
Sat
09
Sun
10
Fri
15
Sat
16
Sun
17
Fri
22
Sat
23
Sun
24
  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
S
SOUTH SIMCOE THEATRE: FOUR PLAY - A SHOWCASE OF PLAY READINGS Synopsis:
  June 07 - 10, 2018
 
Thu
07
Fri
08
Sat
09
Sun
10
  The Importance Of Being Earnest
a Comedy by Oscar Wilde
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
S
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
 
Fri
06
Sat
07
Sun
08
Thu
12
Fri
13
Sat
14
Sun
15
Thu
19
Fri
20
Sat
21
ACT-CO Show List for Homepage Vers. PDO 1.4 Nov 09, 2017
  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 

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
Thu May 17.. ACT-CO
Fri May 18.. QUONTA
Sat May 19.. EODL
Sun May 20.. Awards Presentation

 
   
   
 
 
  ACT-CO News List for Homepage Vers. 1.1 Nov 15, 2016  
 
ACT-CO Homepage / PDO Vers. 1.2 / Nov 09, 2017
  | Home | Privacy Policy |
Copyright © ACT-CO 2009 - 2017 | All Rights Reserved
Website Host: HostPapa (www.hostpapa.ca)
Website Design /w PHP/MySQL Database: J.B. Wyman 2009 - 2017
Click to visit Theatre Ontario website Click to visit the ACT-CO Facebook Page