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 AUDITION
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
a Musical by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman
Information Day
  Thu, Oct 10, 2019 | 07:30pm
Audition
  Wed, Oct 23, 2019 | 07:30pm
  Thu, Oct 24, 2019 | 07:30pm
  Sat, Oct 26, 2019 | 01:30pm
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  Mon, Nov 04, 2019 | 07:00pm
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 AUDITION
LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
a Drama by Christopher Hampton ( from the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos )
Audition
  Mon, Oct 21, 2019 | 07:00pm
  Tue, Oct 22, 2019 | 07:00pm
  Wed, Oct 23, 2019 | 07:00pm
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  Sun, Oct 27, 2019 | 07:00pm
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 AUDITION
THE ODD COUPLE - FEMALE VERSION
a Comedy by Neil Simon
Audition
  Fri, Oct 25, 2019 | 07:00pm
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Wanted
FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL
a Musical by Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie & Tom Snow
Deadline to Apply
  Thu, Oct 31, 2019 | 12:00am
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 AUDITION
THE TEMPEST
a Drama by William Shakespeare
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  Tue, Nov 05, 2019 | 07:00pm
  Thu, Nov 07, 2019 | 07:00pm
  Fri, Nov 08, 2019 | 07:00pm
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 AUDITION
THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
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  Sun, Nov 10, 2019 | 06:00pm
  Tue, Nov 12, 2019 | 06:00pm
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 AUDITION
THAT SUMMER
a Drama by David French
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  Sun, Nov 10, 2019 | 07:00pm
  Tue, Nov 12, 2019 | 07:00pm
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 AUDITION
PROOF
a Drama by David Auburn
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  Thu, Nov 14, 2019 | 07:30pm
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 AUDITION
DISGRACED
a Drama by Ayad Akhtar
Audition
  Sun, Nov 17, 2019 | 02:00pm
  Mon, Nov 18, 2019 | 07:30pm
  Wed, Nov 20, 2019 | 07:30pm
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  Sun, Nov 24, 2019 | 01:00pm
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 AUDITION
JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
a Comedy by Christopher Baker adapted from the novel
Audition
  Mon, Nov 18, 2019 | 07:30pm
  Tue, Nov 19, 2019 | 07:00pm
  Wed, Nov 20, 2019 | 07:00pm
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  Sat, Nov 23, 2019 | 01:30pm
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 AUDITION
A FEW GOOD MEN
a Drama by Aaron Sorkin
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  Mon, Oct 21, 2019 | 07:00pm
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PERFECT WEDDING
a Comedy by Robin Howdon
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  Sun, Oct 20, 2019 | 02:00pm
  Tue, Oct 22, 2019 | 07:00pm
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  NEWS & EVENTS  
  Theatre Ontario Impending Closure  
 

The Board of Directors of ACT-CO is saddened to learn of the impending closure of Theatre Ontario. Theatre Ontario has supported community theatre through its annual Festival, which showcases the "best of the best" across the province, through the summer intensive program and through the training of adjudicators that we make use of in the ACT-CO Festival. Decisions like this are never easy to make.

Anne Currie-O'Brien
President
Association of Community Theatres - Central Ontario

 
   
  Posted: October 04, 2019 | Take down: December 31, 2019  
 
 
  ACT-CO News List for Homepage Vers. 1.1 Nov 15, 2016  
UPCOMING SHOWS
  Nobody's Talking To Me
a Comedy by Tommy Marren
 
Toronto Irish Players at Alumnae Theatre, Toronto
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NOBODY'S TALKING TO ME Synopsis:
It’s the eve of Maggie and Mattie Conway's 50th wedding anniversary, something that should be celebrated – except that they have not spoken to each other for the last ten years! As preparations for a big party are set in motion, family strife and the underlying humour become contagious.
  October 17 - November 02, 2019
 
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  Blood Relations
a Drama by Sharon Pollock
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
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BLOOD RELATIONS Synopsis:
  October 17 - 26, 2019
 
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  La Cage Aux Folles
a Musical by Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Herman ( based on the play by Jean Poiret )
 
Etobicoke Musical Productions at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
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LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Synopsis:
After twenty years of un-wedded bliss Georges and Albin, two men partnered for better-or-worse get a bit of both when Georges’ son (fathered during a one-night fling) announces his impending marriage to the daughter of a bigoted, right-wing politician. Further complicating the situation is the ‘family business’: Albin and Georges run a drag nightclub in St. Tropez, where Albin is the “star” performer ‘Zaza’. Georges reluctantly agrees to masquerade as “normal” when he meets the family of the bride-to-be. But Albin has other plans, with hilarious results.
  October 18 - 27, 2019
 
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  Death By Design
a Comedy by Rob Urbinati
 
Theatre Etobicoke at Assembly Hall, Etobicoke
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DEATH BY DESIGN Synopsis:
What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country manor in 1932, Death by Design is a delightful and mysterious “mash-up” of two of the greatest English writers of all time. Edward Bennett, a playwright, and his wife, Sorel Bennett, an actress, flee London and head to Cookham after a disastrous opening night. But various guests arrive unexpectedly – a conservative politician, a fiery socialist, a nearsighted ingenue, a zany modern dancer – each with a long-held secret. When one of the guests is murdered, it’s left to Bridgit, the feisty Irish maid with a macabre interest in homicide, to solve the crime. Death by Design is more than homage – it’s a new classic.
  October 24 - November 03, 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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  The Wild Guys
a Comedy by Andrew Wreggitt & Rebecca Shaw
 
East Side Players at Papermill Theatre at Todmorden, Toronto
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THE WILD GUYS Synopsis:
A Canadian comedy about four very different middle-aged men who end up on weekend getaway together in the bush. Their reasons for being there may differ, but as the weekend progresses, walls get broken down and communication begins to flow, we discover that their needs aren't so different after all.
  October 25 - November 09, 2019
 
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  The Red Velvet Cake War
a Comedy by Jamie Wooten, Jessie Jones & Nicholas Hope
 
The Blackhorse Village Players at Blackhorse Theatre, Caledon
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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
  October 30 - November 17, 2019
 
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  Into The Woods
a Musical by James Lapine & Stephen Sondheim
 
Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
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INTO THE WOODS Synopsis:
The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone's wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.
  October 31 - November 16, 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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  Murder Weapon
a Thriller by Brian Clemens
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
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MURDER WEAPON Synopsis:
When Chief Constable Bligh accompanies her friend Diane Tulliver home to Dysart Hall after a night at the opera they arrive to a horrifying scene. Diane’s husband Paul has been shot dead and ex-convict Charley Mirren is standing over him bearing a gun. It appears to be an open-and-shut case for Jessica Bligh, but as she and her colleague Inspector Fremont probe further they discover all is not what it seems. Through a series of flashbacks and re-enactments of the events leading up to Paul’s death, we soon find it is not just the murderer’s identity that is in question.
  November 01 - 23, 2019
 
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  Kitchen Witches
a Comedy by Caroline Smith
 
Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
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KITCHEN WITCHES Synopsis:
The Kitchen Witches is all about Dolly Biddle and Isobel Lomax, whose individual cable cooking shows, “Baking with Babcha” and “Busy with Izzy” have been cancelled by the network. But during the final broadcast of Dolly's show, Izzy shows up with a spite on. The sparks fly between the two women, the barbs dig and the producers love it! Presto: a new cooking show, “The Kitchen Witches” is born! By the time “The Kitchen Witches” hits the air, the food takes a backseat to the snarling on stage. The show becomes a ratings smash hit as Dolly and Isobel top both Martha Stewart and Jerry Springer!
  November 01 - 09, 2019
 
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  Marion Bridge
a Drama by Daniel MacIvor
 
Durham Shoestring Performers at Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa
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MARION BRIDGE Synopsis:
Three women in their thirties come "home" to Cape Breton to be with their dying mother. Each in her own way tries to deal with the painful loneliness of their lives - each is trying to reconcile what they have become with what they thought they wanted out of life and with what they thought their parents wanted for them. Nothing, of course, has turned out exactly the way anyone imagined it would.
  November 01 - 09, 2019
 
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  Witness For The Prosecution
a Drama by Agatha Christy
 
The Oakville Players at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION Synopsis:
Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.
  November 06 - 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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  Urinetown
a Musical by Mark Hollman & Greg Kotis
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Orillia Opera House - Gordon L
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URINETOWN Synopsis:
Hilariously funny, touchingly honest, and winner of three Tony Awards®, Urinetown is a tale of love, greed, corruption,and revolution. Set in a future where a 20-year drought has made water worth its weight in gold, citizens are compelled to use public amenities. A single malevolent company controls these facilities, and profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. From among the downtrodden emerges a hero who decides he’s had enough, and plans an uprising to lead them all to freedom!
  November 07 - 17, 2019
 
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  When the Autumn Moon is Bright
a Comedy by Joe Palla
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
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WHEN THE AUTUMN MOON IS BRIGHT Synopsis:
This original Canadian comedy is an hilarious mash-up of old monster movies – Frankenstein monsters, vampires, werewolves, mad doctors, weird assistants and, of course, a lovely young couple who come to a mysterious castle! Oh, plus a bumbling local police inspector and a butler names Poe. Direct from one of our local playwrights, this is fun for the whole family that you won’t want to miss!
  November 07 - 24, 2019
 
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  The Dixie Swim Club
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
Milton Players Theatre Group at FirstOntario Arts Centre, Milton
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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.
  November 08 - 16, 2019
 
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  Madagascar - A Musical Adventure Jr.
a Musical by Kevin Del Aguila, George Noriega & Joel Someillan ( Based on the DreamWorks Animation Motion Picture )
 
Kempenfelt Community Players at Georgian Theatre, Barrie
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MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE JR. Synopsis:
Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.
  November 08 - 10, 2019
 
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  The Cemetery Club
a Comedy by Ivan Menchell
 
Ajax Community Theatre at St. Francis Centre, Ajax
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THE CEMETERY CLUB Synopsis:
  November 14 - 23, 2019
 
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  The Patron Saint of Stanley Park
a Comedy by Hiro Kanagawa (Performed as a Drama)
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
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THE PATRON SAINT OF STANLEY PARK Synopsis:
Siblings Josh and Jennifer are coping with the loss of their father, who disappeared in a float plane accident on Christmas Eve one year ago. While Josh scours the Internet for proof that his father is still alive, Jennifer rebels against his denial and their mother Marcia's efforts to return the family to normalcy. When Marcia insists that Josh and Jennifer spend Christmas Eve with relatives, the children instead set out for Stanley Park to honour their father’s memory. Trapped by a catastrophic storm, the children are rescued by Skookum Pete, a strange vagabond who takes them to a fantastical bunker beneath the Prospect Point café, where they experience wondrous visions that help them understand the truth about their father and the healing power of love.
  November 14 - 30, 2019
 
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  Sleeping Beauty
a Pantomime by Jo Phenix (Performed as a Musical)
 
Century Theatre Guild at Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh
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SLEEPING BEAUTY Synopsis:
A traditional English Pantomime
  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 Addams Family Musical
a Musical by Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice & Andrew Lippa (based on Characters Created by Charles Addams)
 
Clarkson Music Theatre at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
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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.
  November 22 - December 01, 2019
 
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  Anne Of Green Gables
a Comedy by Alice Chadwicke (Performed as a Drama)
 
The Queensville Players at Stephen Leacock Theatre, Keswick
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ANNE OF GREEN GABLES Synopsis:
Green Gables is the home of lovable Matthew Cuthbert and his stern sister, Marilla. They agree to adopt a boy to help with the farm work. Imagine their consternation when Anne Shirley, a girl in her teens, is sent by the orphanage by mistake! Anne touches Matthew's heart with her vivid imagination and her charitable viewpoint, but it takes time to reach the tender heart beneath Marilla's hard exterior. Then there is young Josie Pye, a lad named Moody Spurgeon, and Matthew, Anne's kindred spirit.
  November 22 - December 01, 2019
 
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  Assassins
a Musical by John Weidman & Stephen Sondheim ( based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. )
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
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ASSASSINS Synopsis:
Assassins lays bare the lives of nine individuals who assassinated or tried to assassinate the President of the United States, in a one-act historical "revusical" that explores the dark side of the American experience. From John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald, the writers bend the rules of time and space, taking us on a nightmarish roller coaster ride in which assassins and would-be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and inspire each other to harrowing acts in the name of the American Dream.
  November 28 - December 07, 2019
 
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  Nuncrackers, The Nunsense Christmas Musical
a Musical by Dan Goggin
 
Scugog Choral Society at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
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NUNCRACKERS, THE NUNSENSE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL Synopsis:
NUNCRACKERS is the fourth in the Nunsense series of musicals with book, music and lyrics written by Dan Goggin. NUNCRACKERS, takes place in real time in the basement of Mount Saint Helen’s convent. The show is the annual Christmas program put on at Mount Saint Helen’s. It stars the nuns you love, plus Fr. Virgil, and some of Mount Saint Helen’s most talented students. Featuring all new songs, this show is filled with typical NUNSENSE humor. Nuncrackers is filled with many of your favorite carols, lots of humor, and audience participation.
  November 29 - December 07, 2019
 
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  Miracle On 34th Street, The Play
a Comedy by Adapted by Mountain Community Theater ( from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street. ) (Performed as a Drama)
 
Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, THE PLAY Synopsis:
By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.
  November 29 - December 14, 2019
 
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  South Simcoe Theatre: That December Show
a Pantomime by South Simcoe Theatre
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
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SOUTH SIMCOE THEATRE: THAT DECEMBER SHOW Synopsis:
2017 - Cinder Ella, Eh! 2016 - The Wizard of Oz 2015 - Peter Pan 2014 - A Christmas Carol
  December 05 - 15, 2019
 
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  The Little Mermaid - A Holiday Pantomime
a Pantomime by Chantal Forde & Tim Cadeny (Performed as a Comedy)
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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THE LITTLE MERMAID - A HOLIDAY PANTOMIME Synopsis:
  December 22 - 29, 2019
 
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  Stag And Doe
a Comedy by Mark Crawford
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
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STAG AND DOE Synopsis:
  January 10 - February 01, 2020
 
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  The Cripple Of Inishmaan
a Dramatic Comedy by Martin McDonagh (Performed as a Drama)
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
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THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN Synopsis:
On the Island of Inishmaan off the coast of Ireland, there is not much to do. A young man named Billy who is physically handicapped and abandoned by his parents, wants to leave. Everyone in the community, including his aunts, call him `Cripple Billy` and consider him rather dim-witted. A Hollywood film crew shows up on a neighbouring island to scout out locations and hold auditions, and Billy sees his chance to get away.
  January 10 - 25, 2020
 
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  Mamma Mia!
a Musical by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Catherine Johnson
 
Orangeville Music Theatre at Orangeville Town Hall Opera Ho
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MAMMA 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.
  January 10 - 19, 2020
 
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  Burn
a Drama by John Muggleton
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
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BURN Synopsis:
Old friends Robert, Samira and David are the only three left of the original gang. Robert’s wife, famed mystery novelist Tara Waters, disappeared five years ago, though Robert insists she’s still alive. Paul, also a writer, died the year before, shortly after reuniting with his estranged daughter Eve. Eve has asked to meet the three friends for the first time, stating that she has something important to deliver. Over the evening’s meeting, Eve becomes awkward, eerie, strange and sinister. As the evening unravels, the chaos erupts with hidden secrets revealed.
  January 15 - February 01, 2020
 
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  Dead Man's Cell Phone
a Comedy by Sarah Ruhl
 
Durham Shoestring Performers at Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa
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DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE Synopsis:
A persistently ringing cell phone in a quiet café. And a dead man with a lot of loose ends. Jean, a stranger seated nearby, can stand it no longer. Impulsively answering this call propels her headlong into Gordon’s world, the lives he led, and the people he touched. A funny play about how we memorialize – and how that remembering changes each of us – this is the odyssey of a brave woman testing her own notions about morality, redemption, and how to connect in a world rapt with technology.
  January 17 - 25, 2020
 
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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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  Les Liaisons Dangereuses
a Drama by Christopher Hampton ( from the novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos )
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
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LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Synopsis:
The Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, are rivals who use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games. Their targets are the virtuous (and married) Madame de Tourvel and Cécile de Volanges, a young girl who has fallen in love with her music tutor, the Chevalier Danceny. In order to gain their trust, Merteuil and Valmont pretend to help the secret lovers so they can use them later in their own treacherous schemes.
  January 23 - February 01, 2020
 
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  Perfect Wedding
a Comedy by Robin Howdon
 
Milton Players Theatre Group at FirstOntario Arts Centre, Milton
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PERFECT WEDDING Synopsis:
An appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What's more an extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can't remotely remember even having been introduced to. Worse - during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girl friend. Then the problem is that the best man’s real girl friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact. By the time the bride's parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions!
  January 31 - February 08, 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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  Little Shop Of Horrors
a Musical Comedy by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman (Performed as a Musical)
 
Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Synopsis:
Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable sci-fi horror musical with an electrifying 1960s pop/rock score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names "Audrey II" after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD. As Audrey II grows bigger and meaner, the carnivorous plant promises limitless fame and fortune to Seymour, as long as he continues providing a fresh supply of blood. Just when it's too late, Seymour discovers Audrey II's extra-terrestrial origins and his true drive for world-domination.
  February 06 - 22, 2020
 
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  Mamma Mia!
a Musical by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Catherine Johnson
 
Kempenfelt Community Players at Georgian Theatre, Barrie
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MAMMA 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.
  February 06 - 16, 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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  That Summer
a Drama by David French
 
The Queensville Players at Stephen Leacock Theatre, Keswick
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THAT SUMMER Synopsis:
It’s Memorial Day, 1990, and Margaret Ryan has returned from Vermont to the Ontario cottage where she vacationed with her family thirty-two years earlier. For Margaret and her sister Daisy, it was a time of awakening, a time of discovery. As Margaret, the narrator, watches her younger self relieve the beauty of that long-ago summer, the play moves inexorably back to the heartbreak of a headlong surrender to experience, and to what was won and lost in a single day.
  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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  The Art Of Dining
a Comedy by Tina Howe
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Orillia Opera House - Studio T
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THE ART OF DINING Synopsis:
Cal and Ellen are the owners and sole staff of a small, elegant gourmet restaurant. Cal's main preoccupation is paying back the $75,000 it cost to start it up, and that means packing in the customers. Chef Ellen is preoccupied with the food's quality and stopping Cal from sampling the ingredients. The diners act out their own private dramas over dinner and their conversations are exquisite burlesques of contemporary attitudes. There's a sensual middle aged couple who go into paroxysms of ecstasy just reading the menu and then there's three crass chic young career women. Finally, there's Elizabeth, a maladroit, shy and neurotic writer who's dining with her prospective publisher. Her actions and conversation are unintentionally hilarious and a delicious example of how not to act and what not to talk about while dining.
  February 13 - 23, 2020
 
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  Many Young Men of Twenty
a Drama by John B. Keane
 
Toronto Irish Players at Alumnae Theatre, Toronto
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MANY YOUNG MEN OF TWENTY Synopsis:
It’s 1960 and young Irish men and women are leaving the country in droves, bound for England and the hope of jobs and money to send home. Peg sees them leaving from the Hannigans' pub, not able to leave herself, because she has a small son to take care of. The perennial conflict of emigration, the difficulty in leaving the land you call home, the seeming impossibility of staying, plays out in this blend of comedy, drama and music.
  February 20 - March 07, 2020
 
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  Steel Magnolias
a Comedy by Robert Harling
 
Newmarket Stage Company at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 426 , Newmarket
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STEEL MAGNOLIAS Synopsis:
The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle (who is not sure whether or not she is still married), the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon, Ouiser, ("I'm not crazy, I've just been in a bad mood for forty years"); an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M'Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy and forfeits her life. The sudden realization of their mortality affects the others, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
  February 20 - 29, 2020
 
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  Disgraced
a Drama by Ayad Akhtar
 
East Side Players at Papermill Theatre at Todmorden, Toronto
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DISGRACED Synopsis:
A play about Amir Kapoor whose life is unraveled over the course of a dinner party with close friends. The conversation navigates through faith, race and politics as everyone's beliefs are challenged and truths are revealed. This incredibly thought-provoking play will have the audience talking long after the curtain comes down.
  February 21 - March 07, 2020
 
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  The Savannah Sipping Society
a Comedy by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooten
 
Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
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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.
  February 21 - 29, 2020
 
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  Good People
a Comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire (Performed as a Drama)
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
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GOOD PEOPLE Synopsis:
In South Boston, where money is tight and entertainment means a few games of bingo, Margie Walsh has lost her job. Scrambling for a break, Margie thinks an old fling who's made it out of Southie as a doctor might be her ticket to a fresh start. But is success climbing over the class divide, or making the rent from the card you’ve been given? Margie is about to find out whether strength of character or a lucky break makes good people.
  February 28 - March 21, 2020
 
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  Footloose The Musical
a Musical by Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie & Tom Snow
 
The Oakville Players at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Synopsis:
When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. What he isn't prepared for are the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, determined to exercise the control over the town's youth that he cannot command in his own home. When the reverend's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren's reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges is of a father longing for the son he lost and of a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.
  March 04 - 08, 2020
 
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  The Tempest
a Drama by William Shakespeare
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
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THE TEMPEST Synopsis:
  March 05 - 14, 2020
 
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  Table Manners
a Comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
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TABLE MANNERS Synopsis:
In this play, Annie has arranged to spend an illicit weekend with her sister Ruth's husband Norman, and for this reason, suitably disguised, has asked her elder brother Reg and his wife Sarah to look after their widowed mother and the house. As it happens the seduction, thought or planned, by each of the six characters never takes place either. Table Manners is part of The Norman Conquests trilogy.
  March 05 - 22, 2020
 
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  Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice
a Comedy by Christopher Baker adapted from the novel
 
Scarborough Players at Scarborough Village Theatre
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JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Synopsis:
In the Bennet sisters' world, marriage is the prize, but for second-eldest, Lizzy, companionship trumps blind courtship. Enter Mr. Darcy, and one of literature’s most iconic and tempestuous romances takes flight. Journey through a world quite unlike — and yet perhaps not so different from — our own, as Lizzy and Darcy learn that first impressions aren't all they seem, and that second chances can lead to answers that have been there the entire time.
  March 06 - 21, 2020
 
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  The Hunchback Of Notre Dame
a Musical by Alen Menken, Stephen Schwartz & Peter Parnell ( based on Victor Hugo & Disney )
 
City Centre Musical Productions at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
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THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Synopsis:
The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be "Out There," observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful gypsy, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the gypsies – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.
  March 06 - 15, 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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  Tempting Providence
a Drama by Robert Chafe
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
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TEMPTING PROVIDENCE Synopsis:
In 1921 Myra Grimsley signed a two-year contract and boarded a steamship from London, England to St. John's, Newfoundland. Her charge: to serve as the sole health-care provider for three hundred miles of the sparsely settled coast of Newfoundland's Great Northern Peninsula. By the time her contract ran out two years later, Myra was married to local Angus Bennett, and had given birth to their first child, Grace. Based on the true story of Nurse Myra Bennett, Tempting Providence is a play about duty and sadness, love and change. Four strong characters drive this no-frills drama about a young British nurse who only signed on for two years, and the local man for whom she stayed for seventy.
  March 19 - April 04, 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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  The Little Mermaid - Disney's
a Musical by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater & Doug Wright ( based on Disney Film )
 
Scugog Choral Society at Town Hall 1873, Port Perry
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THE LITTLE MERMAID - DISNEY'S Synopsis:
Ariel, King Triton's youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea.
  March 27 - April 11, 2020
 
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  Goodness
a Drama by Michael Redhill
 
Durham Shoestring Performers at Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa
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GOODNESS Synopsis:
This remarkable autobiographical play is a Russian-doll-like play: concentric stories enveloping each other. A writer is told, in confidence, a terrible tale of murder and injustice and he promises never to repeat the story. Goodness is the writer breaking his word.
  March 27 - April 04, 2020
 
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  A Red Plaid Shirt
a Comedy by Michael G. Wilmot
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
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A RED PLAID SHIRT Synopsis:
How do you cope with retirement? Even more pressing, how do you cope with your husband’s retirement? Join Marty, Deb, Fred and Gladys in this light comedy as they seek out new interests to occupy their now abundant leisure time. Choices range from art classes and wood-working projects to rediscovering your youth on a motorcycle, or becoming an obsessive hypochondriac. Middle ground may seem hard to find, but that’s what teamwork – and marriage -- is about, right?
  April 03 - 18, 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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  Rabbit Hole
a Drama by David Lindsay-Abaire
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Orillia Opera House - Studio T
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RABBIT HOLE Synopsis:
Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son. Soon after, Becca's younger, irresponsible sister, Izzy, announces that she is pregnant: there will now be a new child in the family. As Becca and Howie grow apart, Becca's mother, Nat, badgers Becca about her grieving process, and Jason, the young driver who killed their son, continually shows up to ask forgiveness, the group is on a bumpy road to healing with no road map in sight. Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.
  April 16 - 26, 2020
 
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  Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
a Musical by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Jeremy Sams & Ray Roderick based on the MGM movie (Performed as a Musical Comedy)
 
Theatre Unlimited at Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga
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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Synopsis:
An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa.
  April 17 - 26, 2020
 
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  Mamma Mia!
a Musical by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus & Catherine Johnson
 
Burl-Oak Theatre Group at Oakville Centre for the Perfor
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MAMMA 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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  Chapter Two
a Comedy by Neil Simon
 
Ajax Community Theatre at St. Francis Centre, Ajax
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CHAPTER TWO Synopsis:
Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she's a keeper. Still, it's a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers.
  April 23 - May 02, 2020
 
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  Arsenic and Old Lace
a Comedy by Joseph Kesselring
 
Theatre Aurora at Theatre Aurora
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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE Synopsis:
We meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers; the antics of their brother who thinks he is Teddy Roosevelt; and the activities of the other brother—these require no further description or amplification here.
  April 23 - May 02, 2020
 
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  Mending Fences
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
The Bloor West Village Players at Village Playhouse, Toronto
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MENDING FENCES Synopsis:
Harry Sullivan hasn't seen his son Drew in thirteen years. And now Drew is coming to Harry's Saskatchewan ranch for a visit. This poignant comedy tells the story of two men who are too stubborn to give in to feelings of the heart. Canada’s best-loved playwright is the height of his craft, and seamlessly weaves pathos and humour in a play that will resonate with anyone who has ever been a father, mother, son or daughter.
  April 24 - May 16, 2020
 
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  Outside Mullingar
a Comedy by John Patrick Shanley
 
Markham Little Theatre at Flato Markham Theatre for the
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OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Synopsis:
Anthony and Rosemary are two introverted misfits straddling 40. Anthony has spent his entire life on a cattle farm in rural Ireland, a state of affairs that, due to his painful shyness, suits him well. Rosemary lives right next door, determined to have him, watching the years slip away. With Anthony’s father threatening to disinherit him and a land feud simmering between their families, Rosemary has every reason to fear romantic catastrophe. But then, in this very Irish story with a surprising depth of poetic passion, these yearning, eccentric souls fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny as hell, and ultimately deeply moving. OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is a compassionate, delightful work about how it’s never too late to take a chance on love.
  April 29 - May 02, 2020
 
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  Cabaret
a Musical by Joe Masterof, John Kander & Fred Ebb (based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood)
 
Scarborough Music Theatre at Scarborough Village Theatre
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CABARET Synopsis:
The scene is the Kit Kat Klub, a nightclub in Berlin, as the 1920s are drawing to a close. The Master of Ceremonies welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. The entire orchestra is onstage, and the actors play along with it when they are not part of the dialogue. Cliff, a young American writer, meets Ernst, a German who surprises Cliff by putting his briefcase among Cliff’s luggage at the German border. Musical numbers include Willkommen, Cabaret, Mein Herr, Maybe This Time, The Money Song and Two Ladies. When we revisit the Klub at the end, much is changed, and show ends with a stark foreshadowing of things to come: The Emcee strips off his overcoat to reveal a concentration camp prisoner’s uniform marked with a yellow Star of David and a pink triangle, and the backdrop rises to reveal an electric barbed-wire fence.
  April 30 - May 16, 2020
 
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  The Great Kooshog Lake Hollis McCauley Fishing Derby
a Comedy by Norm Foster
 
Milton Players Theatre Group at FirstOntario Arts Centre, Milton
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THE GREAT KOOSHOG LAKE HOLLIS MCCAULEY FISHING DERBY Synopsis:
Investment banker James Bell gets stuck in the sleepy town of Kooshog Lake during their annual Fishing Derby. A quirky story complete with romance, broken hearts and a shark attack.
  May 01 - 09, 2020
 
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  Over The River And Through The Woods
a Comedy by Joe DiPietro
 
Caledon Townhall Players at Caledon Townhall Players Theat
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OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS Synopsis:
An Off-Broadway hit about four Italian American seniors who struggle to accept that their remaining grandson has his own dreams that apparently don’t include them. A touching and hilarious play that examines the nature of love, relationships, and the importance of family.
  May 01 - 09, 2020
 
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  The Secret Garden
a Musical by Marsha Norman & Lucy Simon (from F. H. Burnett)
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
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THE SECRET GARDEN Synopsis:
Mary Lennox lives with her rich parents in India. One day a cholera epidemic breaks out and nearly everyone dies. Mary hides in the nursery and wakes up the next morning, no one left. She is sent to England where her uncle, Archibald Craven, lives. The Manor on the Yorkshire moors isn’t a place for a child to grow up and there is a big mystery about a Secret Garden that had been locked up ten years ago. In the gardens she meets an old gardener, and his robin. The robin becomes Mary’s first friend. He shows her the key to the Secret Garden and also the door hidden under thick ivy. As soon as she enters the garden, it becomes her own little mystic world. In a room behind a tapestry she finds a boy, Colin Craven, her cousin. He can’t walk nor stand up, and everybody thinks that he’s going to die. With Mary’s help he goes into the Secret Garden in a kind of a wheel chair, and learns to walk. They all say it’s “Magic” that made all these wonders possible. Great entertainment for the entire family!
  May 07 - 24, 2020
 
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  Opal's Husband
a Comedy by John Patrick
 
Newmarket Stage Company at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 426 , Newmarket
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OPAL'S HUSBAND Synopsis:
Bent as usual on a good deed, Opal tries to round up a husband for her friend Rosie and answers a lonely hearts ad placed by "Mister Handsome"—who, when he shows up, proves to be a ninety-five-year-old escapee from a nursing home. As expected, complications ensue, and when Rosie rejects her would-be suitor, Opal reluctantly agrees to marry him in order to keep the old man from the clutches of his scheming daughter. It seems that he really is quite rich, and his desire is to spend his last days (and his fortune) with a nubile maiden on a South Pacific island while his daughter wants him to expire quickly, and quietly, in the old folk's home. Thereafter the plots and counter-plots multiply hilariously as the daughter and her husband try to discredit the marriage (and convince Opal that she is cuckoo), while the old man devises his own plan to catch them in their dirty work. Happily he succeeds, and off he goes to his fond reward, leaving Opal with both an annulment and another delightful lesson in life to pass on to her myriad admirers.
  May 07 - 16, 2020
 
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  I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change
a Musical by Joe DiPietro
 
The Curtain Club at Curtain Club Theatre, Richmond Hill
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I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Synopsis:
"I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" is a witty musical revue that tackles modern love in all its forms.: from the perils and pitfalls of the first date to marriage, children, and the twilight years of life. Set in the modern world and told in a series of vignettes and songs I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Chances traces the overall arc of relationships throughout the course of a life.
  May 21 - June 06, 2020
 
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  The Gin Game
a Drama by D. L. Coburn
 
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation at Mariposa Arts Theatre Workshop, Orillia
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THE GIN GAME Synopsis:
This play uses a card game as a metaphor for life. Weller Martin is playing solitaire on the porch of a seedy nursing home. Enter Fonsia Dorsey, a prim, self-righteous lady. They discover they both dislike the home and enjoy gin rummy, so they begin to play and to reveal intimate details of their lives. Fonsia wins every time, and their secrets become weapons used against one another. Weller longs for a victory to counter a lifetime of defeats, but it doesn’t happen. He leaves the stage a broken man, and Fonsia realizes her self-righteous rigidity has led to an embittered, lonely, old age.
  May 21 - 31, 2020
 
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  Shakespeare In Love
a Comedy by Tom Stoppard, Lee Hall & Marc Norman
 
East Side Players at Papermill Theatre at Todmorden, Toronto
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SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Synopsis:
Young Will Shakespeare has writer's block... the deadline for his new play is fast approaching but he's in desperate need of inspiration. That is, until he finds his muse – Viola. This beautiful young woman is Will’s greatest admirer and will stop at nothing (including breaking the law) to appear in his next play. Against a bustling background of mistaken identity, ruthless scheming and backstage theatrics, Will’s love for Viola quickly blossoms and inspires him to write his greatest masterpiece.
  May 22 - June 06, 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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  South Simcoe Theatre: Four Play - A Showcase of Play Readings
a Staged Reading by South Simcoe Theatre (Performed as a Comedy)
 
South Simcoe Theatre at Old Town Hall, Cookstown
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SOUTH SIMCOE THEATRE: FOUR PLAY - A SHOWCASE OF PLAY READINGS Synopsis:
  June 04 - 07, 2020
 
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  Innocence Lost: A Play About Steven Truscott
a Drama by Beverley Cooper
 
Scarborough Theatre Guild at Scarborough Village Theatre
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INNOCENCE LOST: A PLAY ABOUT STEVEN TRUSCOTT Synopsis:
Innocence Lost is a riveting take on the Steven Truscott criminal case that follows the events prior to the murder, the subsequent trial and conviction, and a decades-long crusade to have the verdict overturned and Truscott’s name cleared. Still within living memory of many of the baby-boom generation, this is the story that rocked the country for decades, and set in motion seismic changes to the Criminal Justice system in Canada.
  June 26 - July 11, 2020
 
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  The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet (Youth Performance)
a Comedy by Peter Blodel
 
Theatre Aurora at Acton Town Hall Centre
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THE SEUSSIFICATION OF ROMEO AND JULIET (YOUTH PERFORMANCE) Synopsis:
  July 26, 2020
 
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