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Now in Our 19th Year

October 2016 - This Month


Rutas Panamericanas festival uses theatre, music, film and art to build bridges between the South and the North. See Theatreworld.





Master Harold and the Boys Obsidian Theatre presents the Shaw Festival hit production about South African apartheid in the 1950s.


All But Gone: This contemporary musical explores the absurd and evocative imagery of Samuel Beckett in a provocative evening of theatre and song.



The Post (Mistress):
The postmistress of a small Ontario town who has the supernatural ability to read through envelopes, shares the townsfolk's stories through songs in the Toronto premiere of Tomson Highway's musical, The Post (Mistress).

Banner Photo Credits: L to R: Welcome Clown: The Green Bird from Cirque du Soleil's La Nouba; Neil Barclay as Vanya in The Shaw Festival's Uncle Vanya. Photo by David Cooper; Araya Mengesha in the Stratford Festival's Breath of King: Redemption. Photo by Don Dixon; Jamie Cavanagh in Videocab's production of The Great War. Photo by Michael Cooper

Toronto Theatre Openings:
Oct. 17 to 24, 2016. The Circle at Tarragon Theatre's Extra Space; Danceworks: Made in China at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre; Dido and Aeneas at the Elgin Theatre; Even This Old Town Was a Forest at The Theatre Centre; Murder By The Books at the Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre; Sh!t I’m in Love With You Again at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre; Spirit Horse at Young People's Theatre; London, Ontario Openings: The River at The Grand Theatre; Ottawa, Ontario Openings; da' Kink in My Hair at the National Arts Centre; Novel House at The Gladstone. See Previews
Photo: from Spirit Horse at Young People's Theatre

Toronto Theatre Reviews: "Master Harold and the Boys" at the Toronto Centre for the Arts Studio ; Noises Off at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts; Concord Floral at the Bluma Appel Theatre; Hosanna at The Young Centre for the Performing Arts; One Thing Leads to Another at the Young People's Theatre; The Watershed at the Tarragon Theatre; The Plough and Stars at the Bluma Appel Theatre; Luzia at The Portlands; Matilda The Musical at the Ed Mirvish Theatre (Extended); Ottawa Theatre Reviews: Desdemona: A Play About a Handkerchief at the Gladstone. See Reviews.

Shaw Festival
Stratford Festival

Theatre at the Movies:
Cineplex Events brings the highly anticipated 25th Anniversary live streamed Gala Performance of the legendary, sell-out stage production Miss Saigon to theatres across Canada on Thursday, October 20. Produced by Sir Cameron Mackintosh and featuring performances by the original cast members Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga, this epic love story tells the tragic tale of a young Vietnamese bargirl, Kim, who falls in love with an American G.I., Chris – but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon in the Vietnam War. You can watch Miss Saigon at a Cineplex theatre near you on October 20 or catch an encore show on October 23. For theatre locations and show times visit Cineplex.com.



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