Theatre Listings

The productions listed below have been registered with the Brickenden Committee and will be adjudicated by their peers among the Brickenden Academy. These shows meet the required criteria to be considered for a Brickenden Award. No local independent production will be eligible for Brickenden nomination until it has been registered.

Nominations for the Brickenden Awards will be posted in late December, at which time the public may place their vote. The awards ceremonies will take place on the last Monday in January.

Brickenden Organizing Committee

  1. CONCORD FLORAL (Beal Drama)

    Location:

    Beal Drama Studio, Basement 525 Dundas

    Dates:

    1. October 24, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. October 25, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. October 26, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. October 27, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

  2. Shirley Valentine (Funeral Pyre Theatre)

    Location:

    ARTS Project

    Dates:

    1. October 26, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. October 27, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. October 28, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. November 1, 2017 8:00 pm
    5. November 2, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. November 3, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. November 4, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Set in the 1980s, Shirley Valentine is comedic drama about the second coming of age of a fifty-something woman. Her adult children have left home and Shirley finds herself trapped in a life in which she has no sense of identity. Stuck in a dead-end job and a loveless marriage, Shirley acknowledges what her life has become through anecdotes and conversations with the wall, and the fourth wall. Rallying against the constrictions forced upon her by others, Shirley sets out on an adventure to rediscover the woman she always knew she could be. Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy (1988) and a Tony nomination for Best Play (1989), Willy Russell’s Shirley Valentine provides an often hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching portrait of an extraordinary woman trapped in an ordinary life.

  3. And So It Ends... (The Green Room)

    Location:

    Trinity United Church Community Centre

    Dates:

    1. October 27, 2017 6:45 pm
    2. October 28, 2017 6:45 pm
    3. October 29, 2017 1:30 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Muriel and Harold have spent the last 30 years growing their costume party business, but with stiff competition and no heir apparent the family business looks like it has no future… you might even say it’s almost, dead…

  4. How the Circus Vanished by John Boc (Theatre Red & White)

    Location:

    Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. October 31, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. November 4, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    55 minutes

    Synopsis:

    A play about two people in a psychiatric institution who explore their past to try and realize their “presence”. It touches on how they feel they are perceived by their families, healthcare workers and society in general. (Mature Content)

  5. Dancing in Poppies (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. November 2, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. November 3, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. November 4, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. November 5, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. November 8, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. November 9, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. November 10, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. November 11, 2017 8:00 pm
    9. November 12, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Three young people make a journey back to sanity and the real world after enduring World War 1. A tale of despair, unshakeable friendship, and ultimately hope for their lives.

  6. Macbeth (The Department of English and Writing Studies and Theatre Studies at Western)

    Location:

    King's University College, Kenny Theatre

    Dates:

    1. November 8, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. November 9, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. November 10, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. November 11, 2017 8:00 pm

    Synopsis:

    Our take on Shakespeare’s classic: Macbeth.

  7. The Diary of Anne Frank (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. November 10, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. November 11, 2017 2:00 pm
    3. November 11, 2017 7:00 pm
    4. November 12, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. November 12, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “A powerful, new adaptation, presented especially on Remembrance Day Weekend.” Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. This impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence—their fear, their hope, their laughter, their grief.

  8. RED (Calithumpian Theatre Company)

    Location:

    McManus Studio

    Dates:

    1. November 17, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. November 18, 2017 2:00 pm
    3. November 18, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. November 19, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. November 22, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. November 23, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. November 24, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. November 25, 2017 2:00 pm
    9. November 25, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken, in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing. Raw and provocative, RED is a searing portrait of an artist’s ambition and vulnerability as he tries to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

  9. My Name Is Spaceman (Tinkerspace Theatre)

    Location:

    Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. November 30, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. December 1, 2017 2:00 pm
    3. December 1, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. December 2, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. December 2, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Cancer sucks. So does being lost in space. One family tackles both, in an imaginative exploration of life, death, belief, and finding one’s place in a vast, uncaring universe.

  10. Anne of Green Gables (LCP)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. December 1, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. December 2, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. December 3, 2017 2:00 pm
    4. December 6, 2017 7:00 pm
    5. December 7, 2017 7:00 pm
    6. December 8, 2017 7:00 pm
    7. December 9, 2017 7:00 pm
    8. December 10, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    2 hrs 30

    Synopsis:

    Anne of Green Gables the Musical is a Canadian classic!  Based on L.M. Montgomery’s beloved novel, the musical adaptation of the story of an imaginative red-haired orphan searching for belonging is guaranteed to tug at heartstrings and tickle funny bones.  

  11. Thoroughly Modern Millie (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. December 7, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. December 8, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. December 9, 2017 2:00 pm
    4. December 9, 2017 7:00 pm
    5. December 10, 2017 2:00 pm
    6. December 10, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Winner of 6 Tony Awards including Best Musical! A small town girl searches for a new life in the bright lights of 1920s New York.Thoroughly Modern Millie takes you back to the height of the Jazz Age in New York City, when “moderns,” including a flapper named Millie Dillmount, were bobbing their hair, raising their hemlines, entering the workforce and rewriting the rules of love. This high-spirited musical romp is a delightful valentine to the long-standing spirit of New York City and the people who seek to discover themselves there. Filled with frisky flappers and dashing leading men, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a perfectly constructed evening of madcap merriment.

  12. A Permanent Image (Theatre Aezir)

    Location:

    The Arts Project

    Dates:

    1. December 7, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. December 8, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. December 9, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. December 13, 2017 8:00 pm
    5. December 14, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. December 15, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. December 16, 2017 2:00 pm
    8. December 16, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Called a “fusion between realism and the absurd,” A Permanent Image is a tense exploration of the distance families put between themselves, and what it takes to bring them back together.

  13. The Music Man (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. December 15, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. December 16, 2017 2:00 pm
    3. December 16, 2017 7:00 pm
    4. December 17, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. December 17, 2017 7:00 pm
    6. December 20, 2017 7:00 pm
    7. December 21, 2017 7:00 pm
    8. December 22, 2017 7:00 pm
    9. December 23, 2017 2:00 pm
    10. December 23, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “This holiday season, fall in love with one of American musical theatre’s most beloved treasures.” The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. With bright, uplifting musical numbers including “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Shipoopi,” and “Til There Was You,” The Music Man is a wicked, funny, and romantic gift destined to warm up your holiday season.

  14. BIG FISH (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 10, 2018 7:00 pm
    2. January 11, 2018 7:00 pm
    3. January 12, 2018 7:00 pm
    4. January 13, 2018 2:00 pm
    5. January 13, 2018 7:00 pm
    6. January 14, 2018 2:00 pm
    7. January 14, 2018 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “A father’s story. A son’s journey. Life’s epic adventure.” Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, this larger-than-life musical centres on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest… and then some! Edward’s incredible, fantastical stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, who is about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales. Overflowing with heart, humour and spectacular stagecraft, Big Fish is an extraordinary new Broadway musical that reminds us why we love going to the theatre – for an experience that’s richer, funnier and BIGGER than life itself.

  1. Footloose (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 11, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. January 12, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. January 13, 2017 7:00 pm
    4. January 14, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. January 14, 2017 7:00 pm
    6. January 15, 2017 2:00 pm
    7. January 15, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Cut Footloose! Cut loose as one of the most explosive movie musicals bursts onto the stage! When a young rebel moves to a small middle-American town where dance is forbidden, he creates a movement to defy the strict edict of the local pastor with a rock ‘n’ roll dance. To the rockin’ rhythm of its Oscar and Tony-nominated top 40 score, featuring “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Holding Out for a Hero,” “Almost Paradise,” and of course the title tune, along with dynamic new songs written for the stage. Footloose celebrates the wisdom of listening to young people, guiding them with a warm heart and keeping an open mind.

  2. Jenny's House of Joy (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 12, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. January 13, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. January 14, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. January 15, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. January 18, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. January 19, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. January 20, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. January 21, 2017 8:00 pm
    9. January 22, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    105 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Jenny runs the best little house of ill repute in her corner of the old ‘Wild West’. But when a tireless young runaway comes begging for a job, the girls at Jenny’s house might just have to leave their lingerie behind. A delightful comedy about the oldest profession.

  3. Fosse (South Musical Theatre)

    Location:

    London South Collegiate Institute Auditorium

    Dates:

    1. January 18, 2017 7:30 pm
    2. January 19, 2017 7:30 pm
    3. January 20, 2017 7:30 pm
    4. January 21, 2017 7:30 pm

    Synopsis:

    A celebration of the life and work of legendary director/ choreographer Bob Fosse, the show includes dance and musical numbers from his Broadway shows, feature films, and television specials. Memorable songs include Life is a Bowl of Cherries, Bye Bye Blackbird, Steam Heat, Mein Herr, Razzle Dazzle, Rich Man’s Frug, Mr Bojangles, Sing Sing Sing, and many more. Showcasing the talented students in the South Musical Theatre program, and featuring Fosse’s signature style, the show will be a treat for the whole family.

  4. Reefer Madness (King's Players Theatre Company)

    Location:

    King's University College, Kenny Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 25, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. January 26, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. January 27, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. January 28, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    DESCRIPTION
    Inspired by the original 1936 film of the same name, this raucous musical comedy takes a tongue-in-cheek look at the hysteria caused when clean-cut kids fall prey to marijuana, leading them on a hysterical downward spiral filled with evil jazz music, sex and violence.

    REEFER MADNESS is a highly stylized and satirical political commentary. It contains adult humor, religious parody, and drug use, as well as suggested violence and sexual explicitness. It therefore may be inappropriate for younger audiences.

  5. Old Love (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre - Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. January 26, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. January 27, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. January 28, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. January 29, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. February 1, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. February 2, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. February 3, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. February 4, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    The story spans three decades and half a dozen meetings between Bud, a salesman, and Molly, his boss’s wife. One of them is smitten from the very first meeting – the other, let’s just say – less so.

  6. My Name Is Margaret Harman (Fugitive Slave Chapel Committee)

    Location:

    ARTS Project

    Dates:

    1. February 8, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. February 9, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. February 10, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. February 11, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

  7. A Raisin in the Sun (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. February 9, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. February 10, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. February 11, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. February 12, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. February 15, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. February 16, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. February 17, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. February 18, 2017 8:00 pm
    9. February 19, 2017 2:00 pm

    Synopsis:

    The story tells of a black family’s experiences in the Washington Park Subdivision of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood as they attempt to “better” themselves with an insurance payout following the death of the father.

  8. Cherry Docs (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre - Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. February 16, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. February 17, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. February 18, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. February 19, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. February 22, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. February 23, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. February 24, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. February 25, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    A neo-Nazi skinhead is held in jail for the death of an Asian immigrant. He is furnished with a legal-aid defense lawyer who happens to be Jewish. A thought-provoking look at who we think we are, and who we really are.

  9. Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID (Musical Theatre Productions)

    Location:

    McManus Studio

    Dates:

    1. February 17, 2017 7:30 pm
    2. February 18, 2017 1:30 pm
    3. February 18, 2017 7:30 pm
    4. February 19, 2017 1:30 pm
    5. February 20, 2017 1:30 pm
    6. February 22, 2017 7:30 pm
    7. February 23, 2017 7:30 pm
    8. February 24, 2017 7:30 pm
    9. February 25, 2017 1:30 pm
    10. February 25, 2017 7:30 pm
    11. February 26, 2017 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Musical Theatre Productions invites you to join us under the sea with Ariel and all of her friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Based on the beloved Hans Christian Andersen fable and the classic animated film, this magical story of love and longing is sure to delight the young and the young at heart.

    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 colourful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order to the kingdom beneath the ocean.

    Disney’s The Little Mermaid will have audiences humming along to those memorable tunes from the Oscar-winning team of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman including “Kiss the Girl”, “Part of Your World” and “Under the Sea”. Disney’s The Little Mermaid runs February 17-26, 2017 at the McManus Studio Theatre – The Grand Theatre, with a special Family Day performance on Monday February 20, 2017.

  10. Hamlet (AB Lucas SS )

    Location:

    A.B. Lucas SS Auditorium

    Dates:

    1. February 27, 2017 9:30 am
    2. February 28, 2017 9:30 am
    3. March 1, 2017 7:00 pm
    4. March 2, 2017 7:00 pm
    5. March 3, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    180 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark”

    Most young people look forward to a visit home after being away at university, but what if you are a young Danish prince who comes home to find his royal father unexpectedly dead, and his newly enthroned uncle now married to his far too recently widowed mother?

    The opening of Shakespeare’s Hamlet places the young prince in an untenable situation, so it is no wonder that in his first soliloquy he ponders the meaninglessness of life and even the possibility of suicide. The appearance of his late father’s ghost, however, reveals that the King’s death was no accident: Hamlet’s Uncle Claudius murdered his own brother, seduced his wife and took his throne – the throne that should have gone to young Hamlet.

    But this is no simple revenge tale. The power of Hamlet comes from its intimacy. The audience spends more time inside Hamlet’s mind than any other character in Shakespeare. We follow Hamlet’s introspective discourse as he wrestles with questions of morality and existential purpose, all while navigating a labyrinth where few people are who they seem to be; where everyone’s motives are suspect; where the line between madness and sanity is blurred; and where each new movement of plot only highlights the depths of festering corruption in the kingdom. Hamlet’s friends are brought in to spy on him; his girlfriend Ophelia becomes a pawn to deceive the prince; and poison is everywhere from spoken words to the tips of swords. As the play reaches its climax the layers of carefully built deception come crashing down on both the just and the unjust, leaving, in this play of questions and ambiguities, few of those questions answered, and even more questions to ponder.

  11. Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Pacheco Theatre)

    Location:

    Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. March 1, 2017 7:30 pm
    2. March 2, 2017 7:30 pm
    3. March 3, 2017 7:30 pm
    4. March 4, 2017 7:30 pm
    5. March 5, 2017 2:00 pm
    6. March 8, 2017 7:30 pm
    7. March 9, 2017 7:30 pm
    8. March 10, 2017 7:30 pm
    9. March 11, 2017 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    2hrs and 30

    Synopsis:

    “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” examines the breakdown of the marriage of a middle-aged couple, Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive an unwitting younger couple, Nick and Honey, as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship.

  12. Submerged (Banished By The King Productions)

    Location:

    ARTS Project

    Dates:

    1. March 2, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. March 3, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. March 4, 2017 2:00 pm
    4. March 4, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    60 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Submerged – Based on the life of Jessica Pool. Submerge yourself in Jessica’s world as she learns when to hold onto love and when it let it go.

  13. The Addams Family: A New Musical Comedy (London Community Players (London Youth Theatre Education))

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. March 15, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. March 16, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. March 17, 2017 7:00 pm
    4. March 18, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. March 18, 2017 7:00 pm
    6. March 19, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    150 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Meet the Addams Family: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Grandma, and Lurch! In this original story, it’s every father’s nightmare. Wednesday Addams has fallen in love with a sweet, smart, young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents. Come meet the family. We’ll leave the lights off for you…

  14. The Merchant of Venice (Crow Bait)

    Location:

    The Arts Project

    Dates:

    1. March 22, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. March 23, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. March 24, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. March 25, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. March 25, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. March 25, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. March 30, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. March 31, 2017 8:00 pm
    9. April 1, 2017 2:00 pm
    10. April 1, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

  15. Peter & the Starcatcher (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. March 23, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. March 24, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. March 25, 2017 2:00 pm
    4. March 25, 2017 7:00 pm
    5. March 26, 2017 2:00 pm
    6. March 26, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how an orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A boy and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a precious cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.

  16. hopes Last Breath (The Green Room)

    Location:

    Trinity United Church Community Centre

    Dates:

    1. March 24, 2017 6:00 pm
    2. March 25, 2017 6:00 pm
    3. March 26, 2017 12:15 pm

    Running time:

    180 minutes

    Synopsis:

    for almost sixty years the daily soap opera, hopes last breath, has ruled daytime television. Millions of fans faithfully tuning in to follow the lives of Hope Leslie and the rather dysfunctional residents of idlevile as they try to deal with normal day to day issues like life, death, love, mortgages, KGB agents and sexually ambivalent basset hounds. Sadly, the world has moved on while a host of radical radical blue haired Hopes groupies have refused to allow the show to move with it. But not without one last attempt at resurrecting the shows former glory.

    The key lies in hard lessons to be learned at Major Abigayle Payne’s team building camp. Based on sound military principles of shared hardship and abuse, the camp promises to forge the cast into a cohesive team or kill them in the attempt, either option is acceptable to the network executives.

    Cut off from civilization and pushed to their limits can this this high strung group pull together and keep their heads? Or, more likely, will passions boil over and lead to tragic consequences.

  17. The Real Inspector Hound (King's Players)

    Location:

    King's University College, Dante Lenardon Hall

    Dates:

    1. March 29, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. March 30, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. March 31, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. April 1, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. April 1, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    60 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Tom Stoppard’s absurdist tour-de-farce “The Real Inspector Hound”, an ingenious play-within-a-play in which two critics find themselves caught up as unsuspecting suspects while they watch a classic 1950s-style whodunit in the style of Agatha Christie.

  18. Little Women: The Broadway Musical (London Christian High Drama Club)

    Location:

    London District Christian Secondary School

    Dates:

    1. March 31, 2017 7:30 pm
    2. April 1, 2017 7:30 pm
    3. April 5, 2017 1:00 pm
    4. April 7, 2017 7:30 pm
    5. April 8, 2017 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Louisa May Alcott’s literary classic comes to life in London Christian High’s production of Little Women: The Broadway Musical. Set in the 1860s during the American Civil War, Little Women is a story of survival that encourages audiences with words and songs of hope. The story tells the tale of Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March as they face unexpected trials and tribulations with great determination and perseverance. As the March sisters discover who they are in the world – courageously pursuing love, ambition, independence and security – they learn to navigate their own way while relying on their family’s love to give them strength.

    Come and journey with the March family, and be inspired to live an astonishing life!

  19. Alice in Wonderland Jr. (Little Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Wolf Performance Hall

    Dates:

    1. April 6, 2017 10:30 am
    2. April 6, 2017 1:00 pm
    3. April 6, 2017 7:00 pm
    4. April 7, 2017 10:30 am
    5. April 7, 2017 1:00 pm
    6. April 7, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    60 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.
    The ever-curious Alice’s journey begins innocently enough as she chases the White Rabbit. Her adventures become increasingly more strange as she races the Dodo Bird, gets tied up with Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum, raps with a bubble-blowing Caterpillar and beats the Queen of Hearts at her own game!

  20. Anne of Green Gables - The Musical (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. April 20, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. April 22, 2017 2:00 pm
    3. April 23, 2017 7:00 pm
    4. April 24, 2017 7:00 pm
    5. April 26, 2017 7:00 pm
    6. April 28, 2017 7:00 pm
    7. April 29, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “Life is worth living as long as there’s a laugh in it!” The classic tale of L.M. Montgomery’s orphan girl, Anne, is brought to musical life! Through her tremendous spirit, she rises from destitution to happiness in farm country, entirely by virtue of her pluck and personality… and her famous red hair! Anne’s adventures at Green Gables, the farm owned by her new caretakers, are both comical and heartwarming. Featuring famous songs as “Ice Cream,” “Open the Windows,” and “Gee I’m Glad I’m Nobody Else But Me,” Anne of Green Gables — The Musical is a rousing musical tribute to Canada’s most famous and beloved heroine!

  21. Ms Cransen (Tricia West)

    Location:

    The Arts Project

    Dates:

    1. April 20, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. April 21, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. April 22, 2017 2:00 pm
    4. April 22, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    70 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Ms. Cransen is a light-humoured comedy, touching on some of the frustrations, fears and common struggles we face when a loved one has Alzheimer’s. This play started out as contest where the script required to have the following 3 words: butter, dig & tattoo.

  22. Anne & Gilbert - The Musical (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. April 21, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. April 22, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. April 23, 2017 2:00 pm
    4. April 25, 2017 7:00 pm
    5. April 27, 2017 7:00 pm
    6. April 29, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Set in the village of Avonlea and at Redmond College in Halifax, Anne and Gilbert is the musical sequel following the events of Anne of Green Gables. Our beloved Anne journeys as young adult and follows her romance with high school academic rival, Gilbert Blythe. Gilbert is in love with Anne, but she seems to be immune to his declarations of love. In the end, Anne realizes what everyone else already knows: that Gilbert is the love of her life.

  23. Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (LINK theatre)

    Location:

    TABU Lounge (under Jack's on Richmond St)

    Dates:

    1. April 26, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. April 27, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. April 29, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. May 3, 2017 8:00 pm
    5. May 4, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. May 5, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. May 6, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. May 10, 2017 8:00 pm
    9. May 11, 2017 8:00 pm
    10. May 12, 2017 8:00 pm
    11. May 13, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    110 minutes

    Synopsis:

    The evil shadow of a serial killer looms over the bar; cabaret acts are being killed off one by one, found stabbed by the heel of a sequinned slingback shoe.

    It’s Cheers meets Jack the Ripper in Space! A cast of misfits and the Space Vixens are drawn into a cosmic underworld where their unique powers promise justice, hope and unadulterated funk.. ”

    Get your glitter boots on — they may just save your life!

  24. The Taming of the Shrew (Funeral Pyre Theatre)

    Location:

    McManus Studio

    Dates:

    1. April 26, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. April 27, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. April 28, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. April 29, 2017 8:00 pm
    5. May 2, 2017 11:00 am
    6. May 3, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. May 4, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. May 5, 2017 8:00 pm
    9. May 6, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    A new twist on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, The Taming of the Shrew.

  25. CHICAGO - The Musical (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. May 3, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. May 4, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. May 5, 2017 7:00 pm
    4. May 6, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. May 6, 2017 7:00 pm
    6. May 7, 2017 2:00 pm
    7. May 7, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    And all that jazz! Fred Ebb and John Kander’s musical masterpiece hits the stage. Murder, misfortune and all that jazz await in Chicago. Set in the roaring twenties, Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and convinces her hapless husband Amos to take the rap… until he finds out he’s been duped and turns on Roxie. Convicted and sent to death row, Roxie and another “Merry Murderess” Velma Kelly, vie for the spotlight and the headlines, ultimately joining forces in search of the “American Dream”: fame, fortune and acquittal. If you liked the Academy Award®-winning film, you’ll love this live production re-imagined for the Original Kids stage.

  26. SAOR (Squirrel Suit Productions)

    Location:

    Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. May 5, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. May 6, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    60 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Have you ever had that dream, where you’re in your underwear in public… except it’s real life and you never wake up? Storyteller Carlyn Rhamey performs SAOR, a Celtic adventure tale written from embarrassingly true, real life experiences. This “comedy of errors” full of awkward and humiliating encounters follows Carlyn as she navigates through life, trying to “adult”. Travelling through Ireland, Scotland and England, on her own – everyone has a story! 

  27. PIPPIN (Beal Musical Theatre)

    Location:

    Beal Auditorium

    Dates:

    1. May 10, 2017 7:30 pm
    2. May 11, 2017 7:30 pm
    3. May 12, 2017 7:30 pm
    4. May 13, 2017 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    From the creator of Wicked and Godspell, and featuring the choreography of Bob Fosse, PIPPIN follows a mysterious acting troupe telling the story of a young prince searching for his purpose. Stephen Schwartz’s pop score, with “Magic to Do” and “Corner of the Sky” make this show a must-see. Presented by Beal Musical Theatre, six-time Brickenden winner for Best Youth Musical.

  28. Jane Austen's Emma (Woodfield Productions)

    Location:

    McManus Studio

    Dates:

    1. May 10, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. May 11, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. May 12, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. May 13, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. May 13, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. May 14, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    2 hours

    Synopsis:

    A comedy about Love and Deception.

  29. Beehive - The 60's Musical (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. May 11, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. May 12, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. May 13, 2017 2:00 pm
    4. May 13, 2017 7:00 pm
    5. May 14, 2017 2:00 pm
    6. May 14, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    100 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Beehive has Broadway buzzin’! Broadway has always had a way of saluting some of the great tunes from the American songbook. This wild toe-tapping, head shakin’ musical revue is a tribute to the rockin’ women who made the music of the ‘60s so special – everyone from Lesley Gore to Janis Joplin, from the Shirelles to the Supremes, Aretha Franklin to Tina Turner. And every woman in between! Featuring such iconic tunes as My Boyfriend’s Back, One Fine Day, Downtown, Proud Mary and Piece of My Heart, Beehive will have you buzzin’ in your seats.

  30. Twelfth Night (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. May 11, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. May 12, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. May 13, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. May 14, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. May 17, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. May 18, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. May 19, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. May 20, 2017 8:00 pm
    9. May 21, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    150 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Imagine being shipwrecked and washed up on a foreign shore, barely escaping with your life. You are and separated from your family, not knowing if they are alive or dead. To add to your distress, you are fearful of your status in this strange country, which may or may not welcome you.

  31. FUN HOME (Calithumpian Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Wolf Performance Hall

    Dates:

    1. May 12, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. May 14, 2017 2:00 pm
    3. May 17, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. May 18, 2017 8:00 pm
    5. May 19, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. May 20, 2017 2:00 pm
    7. May 20, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    100 minutes

    Synopsis:

    When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family’s Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father’s hidden desires. Fun Home is a refreshingly honest, wholly original musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes.

  32. Run for Your Wife (Maybles' Productions)

    Location:

    ARTS Project

    Dates:

    1. May 17, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. May 18, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. May 19, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. May 19, 2017 8:00 pm
    5. May 20, 2017 2:00 pm
    6. May 20, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Our story takes place in London, England.
    John Smith may seem like the ordinary taxi driver but, he has been keeping a big secret.
    You see, John has a loving wife in Wimbledon…and another loving wife in Streatham.
    After getting wacked in the head with a handbag, he starts receiving a lot of attention from medical
    personnel AND the police. When two different detectives begin asking too many questions,
    John must rush back and forth between his two wives, trying to untangle his marital mess.

  33. GRACE MISSION: The Musical (FRIDGE DOOR LIVE THEATRE COMPANY)

    Location:

    Sir Frederick Banting Secondary School Auditorium

    Dates:

    1. May 27, 2017 2:00 pm
    2. May 27, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. May 28, 2017 2:00 pm
    4. May 28, 2017 6:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Synopsis: Grace Mission is a musical comedy about seven Grade 12 students in their final year of high school. The guys have a band and want to enter a big music contest but need one more guy to compete. The girls want to be part of it but don’t have the musical talent, so they think. Enter O’Grady, a new student, the perfect addition to the guys dilemma. But by the time prom night arrives, everything about O’Grady’s past, present and future will have created enough chaos to leave everyone pondering the values of life, acceptance, and grace.

    Performances also in Hamilton (June 3, 2017) and Strathroy (June 10, 2017)

  34. I Sound Like Mom (Squirrels At War)

    Location:

    Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. May 31, 2017 6:30 pm
    2. June 2, 2017 6:00 pm
    3. June 4, 2017 1:30 pm
    4. June 6, 2017 5:30 pm
    5. June 8, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. June 10, 2017 4:00 pm

    Running time:

    60 minutes

    Synopsis:

    The age old story of resistance, denial, rebellion and struggle as one woman turns into the only person she never wanted to be. Join Meghan on this personal, heartbreaking and hilarious journey of becoming the strongest woman she knows: her mother.

  35. Riding Hood (Orbitfriendly)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. June 1, 2017 5:00 pm
    2. June 3, 2017 3:00 pm
    3. June 4, 2017 4:30 pm
    4. June 5, 2017 6:30 pm
    5. June 8, 2017 7:00 pm
    6. June 10, 2017 5:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Just when you thought it was unsafe to go into the woods, an unexpected path appears in this new musical take on a classic story. Riding Hood is an original Folk Rock opera, with a dynamic score and a talented cast.

    A different take on Riding Hood with a happy ending which examines the questions, ‘Who are our enemies and why is it so?’ It includes one of most challenging questions of all time, ‘Who me, love my enemy?’

    As serious as the theme seems, it is actually light in this story’s telling, with an element of humour strong through-out.

  36. Paperclips the Musical (Louise Hollingsworth)

    Location:

    Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. June 1, 2017 5:45 pm
    2. June 3, 2017 6:00 pm
    3. June 4, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. June 7, 2017 6:45 pm
    5. June 8, 2017 5:15 pm
    6. June 10, 2017 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    45 minutes

    Synopsis:

    When Mrs. Flemington takes part-time work at a big chain office supply store, she had no idea she would be there 8 years later — still copying & printing, still looking for her ‘career’ job and still searching for meaning. This light, big-hearted musical looks at the folks who earn their livelihood working in the retail world and their customers. With original music of every style, performed in an intimate setting, Paperclips delivers a show of surprising proportions. It pokes fun at us all while reminding us all of just how similar we are. ‘Paperclips’ will leave your foot tappin’, your funny bone shakin’ and your heart-strings plucked

  37. Noam Chomsky Vs Rush Limbaugh (Ideology Productions)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. June 1, 2017 9:45 pm
    2. June 3, 2017 9:00 pm
    3. June 5, 2017 5:00 pm
    4. June 7, 2017 8:30 pm
    5. June 9, 2017 5:00 pm
    6. June 10, 2017 8:30 pm

    Running time:

    48 minutes

    Synopsis:

    The western world’s leading icons of political rhetoric reluctantly meet but for unexpected and hilarious reasons. An ideological comedy.

  38. Peter Panhandler (New Twist Theatre Productions)

    Location:

    McManus Studio

    Dates:

    1. June 15, 2017 7:30 pm
    2. June 16, 2017 7:30 pm
    3. June 17, 2017 7:30 pm
    4. June 18, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. June 22, 2017 7:30 pm
    6. June 23, 2017 7:30 pm
    7. June 24, 2017 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    It is London, England, 1913. George Darling, a reporter, writes of mysterious star markings appearing around the city, while a corrupt MPS Inspector and an elusive Captain expand Neverland – a secret society of criminals. When Peter and Shadow (lackies of Neverland) are sent to destroy Mr. Darling’s office and his research, they were never prepared for what happens when Wendy walks in. Chaos ensues as Peter and Shadow “accidently” kidnap Wendy, and now must seek the help of Tinkerbelle, owner of Mermaid’s Saloon and keeper of Fairy Dust – an exclusive brand of opium, and the object of the Captain’s obsession.

    A comedy that discusses moral responsibility, the reliability of the media and law enforcement, while giving women a stronger voice that lacked so clearly in J.M Barrie’s Peter Pan.

  39. Sunday in the Park with George (Original Kids Alumni)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. July 6, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. July 7, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. July 8, 2017 2:00 pm
    4. July 8, 2017 7:00 pm
    5. July 9, 2017 2:00 pm
    6. July 13, 2017 7:00 pm
    7. July 14, 2017 7:00 pm
    8. July 15, 2017 2:00 pm
    9. July 15, 2017 7:00 pm
    10. July 16, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    150 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Following American Idiot, Edges, Avenue Q, Spring Awakening, Assassins, and Spelling Bee, 2017’s edition is Stephen Sondheim’s masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George. Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s stunning masterpiece merges past and present into beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

  40. Shakespeare's The Tempest (Western Summer Shakespeare)

    Location:

    UWO Campus behind ABH Building

    Dates:

    1. July 27, 2017 7:00 pm
    2. July 28, 2017 7:00 pm
    3. July 29, 2017 7:00 pm
    4. July 30, 2017 7:00 pm
    5. August 3, 2017 7:00 pm
    6. August 4, 2017 7:00 pm
    7. August 5, 2017 7:00 pm
    8. August 6, 2017 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    130 minutes

    Synopsis:

    This outdoor performance aims to combine the Classic world of Shakespeare with the modern world of Dance, using movement and music as well as the text to tell the story. It is a fun/fresh look at Shakespeare’s final play.

  41. Summertime by Charles L. Mee (Guacamole Theatre Company)

    Location:

    ARTS Project

    Dates:

    1. August 18, 2017 7:30 pm
    2. August 23, 2017 7:30 pm
    3. August 24, 2017 7:30 pm
    4. August 25, 2017 7:30 pm
    5. August 26, 2017 1:30 pm
    6. August 26, 2017 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    140 minutes

    Synopsis:

    The story follows James as he finds himself in a strange, new environment filled with a diverse cast of characters; one of whom he becomes deeply infatuated with. Experience James’ struggle with love as it proves to be more complicated than he had anticipated.

  42. The Melville Boys (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. September 21, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. September 22, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. September 23, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. September 24, 2017 2:00 pm
    5. September 27, 2017 8:00 pm
    6. September 28, 2017 8:00 pm
    7. September 29, 2017 8:00 pm
    8. September 30, 2017 8:00 pm
    9. October 1, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Two brothers on a weekend fishing holiday unexpectedly meet up with two sisters.

  43. Penguin Blues (Scooter Productions)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre - Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. October 12, 2017 8:00 pm
    2. October 13, 2017 8:00 pm
    3. October 14, 2017 8:00 pm
    4. October 15, 2017 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    55 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Angelita and Gordon appear to have absolutely nothing in common. Except, of course, booze and the Catholic Church. But it is more than enough. Angelita is in denial, and Gordon has a lot of anger. They are both struggling to get through rehab.