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LITTLE WOMEN
a Musical by Jason Howland, Mindi Dickstein & Allan Knee ( from Louisa May Alcott )
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IT'S ONLY A PLAY
a Comedy by Terrence McNally
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THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
a Musical by Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison, Bob Martin & Don McKellar
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  Festival 2018/2019 THEA Results  
 

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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:
Wed May 15 ACT-CO: "Late Company" by Jordan Tannahill           The Bloor West Village Players, Toronto
Thu May 16 QUONTA: "This Is How We Got Here" by Keith Barker    Gore Bay Theatre, Manitoulin
Fri May 17 EODL:   "Outside Mullingar" by John Patrick Shanley  Domino Theatre, Kingston
Sat May 18 WODL:   "Girls Like That" by Evan Placey             Theatre Sarnia, Sarnia
Sun May 19 Awards Presentation

 
   
  Posted: April 07, 2019 | Take down: May 20, 2019  
 
 
  ACT-CO News List for Homepage Vers. 1.1 Nov 15, 2016  
UPCOMING SHOWS
  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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  Hilda's Yard
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
Markham Little Theatre at Markham Little Theatre Backsta
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HILDA'S YARD Synopsis:
One ordinary family. One extraordinary day. Set in 1956, Sam and Hilda Fluck are finally enjoying life on their own after their children Gary and Janey leave the nest. Then, on a beautiful September morning, their golden world turns chaotic when Gary loses his job and Janey leaves her husband, and both are suddenly back home for an unexpected stay. A heart-warming, nostalgic comedy with a hilarious look back in time.
  September 05 - 21, 2019
 
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  Quartet
a Comedy by Ronald Harwood
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
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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.
  September 06 - 15, 2019
 
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  The Drowsy Chaperone
a Musical by Lisa Lambert, Greg Morrison, Bob Martin & Don McKellar
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Synopsis:
It started as a spoof of old musicals written by friends for the wedding of Martin and his wife, Janet. "Chaperone" pays tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920s and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness. A rare combination of unprecedented originality and outrageous comedy, "The Drowsy Chaperone" boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts: to be entertained. If you’ve ever sat in a dark theatre and thought, “Dear Lord in Heaven, please let it be good,” this is the show for you! It all begins when a die-hard musical theater fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.
  September 26 - 29, 2019
 
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  Renovations
a Comedy by Graeme Powell
 
Borelians Community Theatre at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
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RENOVATIONS Synopsis:
Renovations is the story of Brent and Jenny, a young couple in the midst of renovating an old Victorian house in a small southern Ontario town. On the surface, all seems well…they are still madly in love, Jenny’s dad is lending a much needed hand, and they are meeting the neighbours. But there are cracks in more than just the plaster. Soon, both the past and the future begin to exert more and more pressure. Is the foundation strong enough to withstand the weight?
  October 10 - 19, 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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  It's Only A Play
a Comedy by Terrence McNally
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Centennial Building
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IT'S ONLY A PLAY Synopsis:
It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs in the bedroom, where a group of insiders have staked themselves out to await the reviews. The group includes the excitable playwright; the possibly unstable wunderkind director; the pill-popping leading lady, treading the boards after becoming infamous in Hollywood; and the playwright’s best friend, for whom the play was written but who passed up this production for a television series. Add to this a drama critic who’s panned the playwright in the past and a new-in-town aspiring singer, and you have a prime recipe for the narcissism, ambition, childishness, and just plain irrationality that infuse the theatre—and for comedy. But don’t worry: This play is sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for.
  November 07 - 23, 2019
 
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  Sleeping Beauty
a Pantomime by Century Theatre Guild
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
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SLEEPING BEAUTY Synopsis:
  November 17 - December 01, 2019
 
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  The Night Of January 16th
a Drama by Ayn Rand
 
Markham Little Theatre at Flato Markham Theatre for the
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THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH Synopsis:
To the world, he was a startlingly successful international tycoon, head of a vast financial empire. To his beautiful secretary-mistress, he was a god-like hero to be served with her mind, soul and body. To his aristocratic young wife, he was an elemental force of nature to be tamed. To his millionaire father-in-law, he was a giant whose single error could be used to destroy him. What kind of man was Bjorn Faulkner? Only you, the reader, can decide.
  November 20 - 23, 2019
 
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  The Odd Couple - Female Version
a Comedy by Neil Simon
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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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.
  January 23 - 26, 2020
 
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  Little Women
a Musical by Jason Howland, Mindi Dickstein & Allan Knee ( from Louisa May Alcott )
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Centennial Building
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LITTLE WOMEN Synopsis:
  February 06 - 22, 2020
 
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  A Few Good Men
a Drama by Aaron Sorkin
 
Ajax Community Theatre at Village Community Centre, Ajax
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A FEW GOOD MEN Synopsis:
A FEW GOOD MEN tells the story of a rookie Navy lawyer assigned to defend two Marines on trial for the murder of one of their platoon members. He expects a plea-bargain, and a cover-up of what really happened. But, prodded by a female member of his defense team, the lawyer eventually make a valiant effort to defend his clients and, in doing so, the play raises the questions of what it means to have honour, dignity and humanity in an increasingly complex world.
  February 06 - 15, 2020
 
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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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  The Wedding Singer
a Musical Comedy by Matthew Sklar, Chad Beguelin & Tim Herlihy (based on the film) (Performed as a Musical)
 
Meadowvale Music Theatre at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
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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.
  February 07 - 16, 2020
 
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  The Dixie Swim Club
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
Markham Little Theatre at Flato Markham Theatre for the
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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.
  February 12 - 15, 2020
 
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  Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
a Drama by Tennessee Williams
 
Borelians Community Theatre at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Synopsis:
In a plantation house, a family celebrates the sixty-fifth birthday of Big Daddy, as they sentimentally dub him. The mood is somber, despite the festivities, because a number of evils poison the gaiety: greed, sins of the past and desperate, clawing hopes for the future spar with one another as the knowledge that Big Daddy is dying slowly makes the rounds. Maggie, Big Daddy's daughter-in-law, wants to give him the news that she's finally become pregnant by Big Daddy's favorite son, Brick, but Brick won't cooperate in Maggie's plans and prefers to stay in a mild alcoholic haze the entire length of his visit. Maggie has her own interests at heart in wanting to become pregnant, of course, but she also wants to make amends to Brick for an error in judgment that nearly cost her her marriage. Swarming around Maggie and Brick are their intrusive, conniving relatives, all eager to see Maggie put in her place and Brick tumbled from his position of most-beloved son. By evening's end, Maggie's ingenuity, fortitude and passion will set things right, and Brick's love for his father, never before expressed, will retrieve him from his path of destruction and return him, helplessly, to Maggie's loving arms.
  February 13 - 22, 2020
 
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  Always A Bridesmaid
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
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ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID Synopsis:
Four friends have sworn to keep the promise they made on the night of their Senior Prom: to be in each other's weddings... no matter what. More than thirty years later, these Southern friends-for-life are still making "the long walk" for each other, determined to honor that vow. Libby Ruth, the hopeful romantic with the perfect marriage, believes, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, that her friends can find the very same happiness. Headstrong Deedra's "rock-solid" union hangs by a thread when she discovers her husband of many years not only has a wandering eye, but the hands to match. Monette, flashy, high-spirited and self-involved, continues to test her friends' love and patience with all-too-frequent trips down the aisle. And salt-of-the-earth, tree-hugging Charlie discovers—the hard way—that marital bliss is not the end of her rainbow and panics in outrageous style when the opportunity presents itself. Hop on this marriage-go-round for a laugh-out-loud journey with these beleaguered bridesmaids as they navigate the choppy waters of love and matrimony. Libby Ruth, Deedra, Monette and Charlie are committed to the notion that careers, waistlines and even marriages may disappear, but real friendships last a lifetime. Forsaking all others, in sickness and in health, they repeatedly struggle to stage the perfect wedding in spite of fistfights at the altar, runaway brides and the mistaken, and unfortunate, release of a flock of white doves on the first day of hunting season.
  March 13 - 22, 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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  Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun
a Dramatic Comedy by Norm Foster (Performed as a Drama)
 
Whitby Courthouse Theatre at Whitby Centennial Building
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KISS THE MOON, KISS THE SUN Synopsis:
A pregnant young woman and a disabled man meet at a bus stop and begin a friendship that will change their lives forever.
  April 09 - 25, 2020
 
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  Mama Mia!
a Musical by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Catherine Johnson
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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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.
  April 22 - 26, 2020
 
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  Leading Ladies
a Comedy by Ken Ludwig
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
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LEADING LADIES Synopsis:
In this hilarious comedy, we meet an elderly lady on her deathbed who is looking for two relatives, Max and Steve, whom she has not seen since she was a child. She plans to bestow her fortune upon them, to be shared with her one remaining niece, Meg. Enter Jack and Leo, two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors. Jack and Leo plot to pose as the missing nephews and arrive in time to claim their inheritance. Imagine their surprise when they discover that Max and Steve are really Maxine and Stephanie! The laughs increase as confusion runs amok, right up to the happy ending when “All’s well that ends well.”
  May 29 - June 07, 2020
 
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