Theatre Listings

The productions listed below have been registered with the Brickenden Committee and will be evaluated by the members of the adjudication panels. 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 in February.

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    1. The Little Mermaid Jr. (Little Theatre Company)

      Location:

      McManus Studio

      Dates:

      1. December 18, 2019 7:00 pm
      2. December 19, 2019 7:00 pm
      3. December 20, 2019 7:00 pm
      4. December 21, 2019 2:00 pm

      Running time:

      70 minutes

      Synopsis:

      Journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her aquatic friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR., adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture, Disney’s The Little Mermaid JR. is an enchanting look at the sacrifices we all make for love and acceptance.
      In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home — and her fins — behind and live in the world above. But first, she’ll have to make a deal with the evil sea witch, Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

    2. MAMMA MIA! (Original Kids Theatre Company)

      Location:

      Spriet Family Theatre

      Dates:

      1. January 9, 2020 7:00 pm
      2. January 10, 2020 7:00 pm
      3. January 11, 2020 2:00 pm
      4. January 11, 2020 7:00 pm
      5. January 12, 2020 2:00 pm
      6. January 14, 2020 7:00 pm
      7. January 15, 2020 7:00 pm
      8. January 16, 2020 7:00 pm
      9. January 17, 2020 7:00 pm
      10. January 18, 2020 2:00 pm
      11. January 18, 2020 7:00 pm
      12. January 19, 2020 2:00 pm

      Running time:

      120 minutes

      Synopsis:

      A mother. A daughter. Three possible dads. And a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget! The world’s most popular musical hits the Original Kids stage for the very first time! 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. Featuring all of the greatest ABBA tunes including, “Dancing Queen”, “Money Money Money” and “Super Trouper”, Mamma Mia! is the perfect getaway from the January blues.

    3. You Are Here (London Community Players)

      Location:

      Procunier Hall

      Dates:

      1. January 21, 2020 8:00 pm
      2. January 22, 2020 8:00 pm
      3. January 23, 2020 8:00 pm
      4. January 24, 2020 8:00 pm
      5. January 25, 2020 2:00 pm
      6. January 25, 2020 8:00 pm
      7. January 26, 2020 2:00 pm

      Synopsis:

      The play begins with Alison onstage and sets about, apparently, to tell the story of how the idealism of youth has led only to disappointment. The one thing she would save from a burning house is a bottle of sand from near the Dead Sea, a symbol of the sweat and blood of human effort in ancient times that by the end of the play comes to represent the memories of accumulated effort in a single human being. As Alison awkwardly tries to tell her tale, the characters involved in it suddenly begin appearing even when she does not want them to. Gradually she loses any narratorial control as the story tells itself and Alison has to relive increasingly more painful scenes from her life.

    4. Heathers The Musical (King's Players Theatre Company)

      Location:

      King's University College, Kenny Theatre

      Dates:

      1. January 29, 2020 8:00 pm
      2. January 30, 2020 8:00 pm
      3. January 31, 2020 8:00 pm
      4. February 1, 2020 8:00 pm

      Running time:

      120 minutes

      Synopsis:

      Heathers The Musical is the darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer, a brainy, beautiful teenage misfit who hustles her way into the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High: the Heathers. But before she can get comfortable atop the high school food chain, Veronica falls in love with the dangerously sexy new kid J.D. When Heather Chandler, the Almighty, kicks her out of the group, Veronica decides to bite the bullet and kiss Heather’s aerobicized ass…but J.D. has another plan for that bullet.

    5. Veritas (London Community Players)

      Location:

      Palace Theatre

      Dates:

      1. January 30, 2020 8:00 pm
      2. January 31, 2020 8:00 pm
      3. February 1, 2020 8:00 pm
      4. February 2, 2020 2:00 pm
      5. February 5, 2020 8:00 pm
      6. February 6, 2020 8:00 pm
      7. February 7, 2020 8:00 pm
      8. February 8, 2020 8:00 pm
      9. February 9, 2020 2:00 pm

      Running time:

      140 minutes

      Synopsis:

      In the fall of 2003, a cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada, Joe Grozelle, vanished and was found dead three weeks later. The play follows the exclusive story of a botched investigation and Ron Grozelle’s decade long quest to find out how his son died and why no answers have been available. WHY is this a COLD CASE?! A gripping and enveloping story of a family in a time of loss striving to understand.

    6. Pterodactyls (The Peanut Gallery)

      Location:

      TAP Centre for Creativity

      Dates:

      1. February 12, 2020 7:30 pm
      2. February 13, 2020 7:30 pm
      3. February 14, 2020 7:30 pm
      4. February 15, 2020 7:30 pm

      Running time:

      120 minutes

      Synopsis:

      An absurdist black comedy about the demise of the Duncan family. It includes memory problems, alcoholism, STIs, orphaned fiances, a wedding, a funeral, and a table full of nuns at twenty-seven. No one knows why the dinosaurs lived, or died. Todd suggests the possibility that their end was the natural order of things and not tragedy, disease, or God.

    7. Mom's the Word (London Community Players)

      Location:

      Palace Theatre

      Dates:

      1. February 27, 2020 8:00 pm
      2. February 28, 2020 8:00 pm
      3. February 29, 2020 8:00 pm
      4. March 1, 2020 2:00 pm
      5. March 4, 2020 8:00 pm
      6. March 5, 2020 8:00 pm
      7. March 6, 2020 8:00 pm
      8. March 7, 2020 8:00 pm
      9. March 8, 2020 2:00 pm

      Running time:

      120 minutes

      Synopsis:

      A hysterically funny and deeply touching play, it deals in shocking detail with all the important elements of childrearing; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Humourous, emotional, ecstatic and hysterical, Mom’s the Word is a chorus line of confessional anecdotes and vignettes combined to create the mother of all comedies. Without the rose-coloured lens treatment, Mom’s the Word is a hilarious, intimate look at motherhood.

    8. The Trials of Robin Hood (AB Lucas SS)

      Location:

      A.B. Lucas SS Auditorium

      Dates:

      1. March 2, 2020 9:40 am
      2. March 3, 2020 9:40 am
      3. March 3, 2020 7:00 pm
      4. March 4, 2020 7:00 pm
      5. March 5, 2020 7:00 pm
      6. March 6, 2020 7:00 pm

      Running time:

      90 minutes

      Synopsis:

      Robin Hood: a lusty hero, a lovelorn fool or an evil, albeit stupid. criminal? Upon his return from the Crusades, King Richard sifts through conflicting stories about Robin Hood to figure out what happened in his absence. Told from the testimony of Robin himself, Maid Marian and the Sheriff of Nottingham, this family-friendly comedy combines three different stories into one hilarious trial.

    9. Macbeth: Jukebox Antihero (A Rock Tragedy) (London Central Secondary School)

      Location:

      London Central Secondary School

      Dates:

      1. March 4, 2020 7:30 pm
      2. March 5, 2020 7:30 pm
      3. March 6, 2020 7:30 pm
      4. March 7, 2020 7:30 pm

      Running time:

      130 minutes

      Synopsis:

      Shakespeare’s darkest tragedy gets an edgy makeover with support from classic and contemporary rock songs by Queen, Garbage, Hole, Judas Priest, Evanescence, Gary Jules, Police, Jefferson Airplane, and more!

    10. Weight (Tinkerspace Theatre)

      Location:

      TAP Centre for Creativity

      Dates:

      1. March 5, 2020 8:00 pm
      2. March 6, 2020 8:00 pm
      3. March 7, 2020 2:00 pm
      4. March 7, 2020 8:00 pm

      Running time:

      60 minutes

      Synopsis:

      Weight, an original play by Jan Sims, appears in three parts. Each segment delves into a conflicted relationship between pairs of women and their relationships to their bodies. A video chat between two women on opposite ends of the weight spectrum, a heated argument over parenting styles in a dance studio, and a bride-to-be’s search for the perfect dress.

    11. Guys &Dolls (London Community Players (London Youth Theatre Education))

      Location:

      Palace Theatre

      Dates:

      1. March 18, 2020 7:00 pm
      2. March 19, 2020 7:00 pm
      3. March 20, 2020 7:00 pm
      4. March 21, 2020 2:00 pm
      5. March 21, 2020 7:00 pm
      6. March 22, 2020 2:00 pm

      Synopsis:

      Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy. Gambler, Nathan Detroit, tries to find the cash to set up the biggest craps game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, and Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown, as a result. Guys and Dolls takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong.

    12. The Wizard of Oz (Theatre Western)

      Location:

      UCC Mustang Lounge, Western University

      Dates:

      1. March 18, 2020 8:00 pm
      2. March 19, 2020 8:00 pm
      3. March 20, 2020 8:00 pm
      4. March 21, 2020 8:00 pm
    13. Doubt, A Parable (Scooter Productions)

      Location:

      TAP Centre for Creativity

      Dates:

      1. March 19, 2020 8:00 pm
      2. March 20, 2020 8:00 pm
      3. March 21, 2020 2:00 pm
      4. March 21, 2020 8:00 pm
      5. March 26, 2020 8:00 pm
      6. March 27, 2020 8:00 pm
      7. March 28, 2020 2:00 pm
      8. March 28, 2020 8:00 pm

      Synopsis:

      It is 1964. Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, takes matters into her own hands when she suspects the young Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students.

    14. JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT (Musical Theatre Productions)

      Location:

      McManus Studio

      Dates:

      1. March 27, 2020 7:30 pm
      2. March 28, 2020 1:30 pm
      3. March 28, 2020 7:30 pm
      4. March 29, 2020 1:30 pm
      5. March 31, 2020 7:30 pm
      6. April 1, 2020 7:30 pm
      7. April 2, 2020 7:30 pm
      8. April 3, 2020 7:30 pm
      9. April 4, 2020 1:30 pm
      10. April 4, 2020 7:30 pm
      11. April 5, 2020 7:30 pm

      Running time:

      150 minutes

      Synopsis:

      Musical Theatre Productions takes you on a trip to ancient Egypt with a story of biblical proportions as JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT makes its spectacular MTP debut! Featuring renowned music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and unforgettable lyrics by Tim Rice, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT has been a beloved and celebrated musical for over 50 years! On Broadway, it has featured David Cassidy, Jason Donovan, Michael Damian, and Donny Osmond in the title role. Although the story may be from the Old Testament, audiences today will learn a powerful lesson on how living your true colours is the path to achieving your dreams.

      Told through infectious numbers such as, “Go! Go! Go! Joseph,” “Close Every Door to Me,” and “Joseph’s Coat,” JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is a re-telling of the Biblical story of Joseph; a young man from Canaan whose unabashed pride and self-love makes him the target of envy and hate from his eleven brothers. Betrayed by his brothers and sold into slavery, Joseph’s journey to Egypt takes him from the house of a wealthy real-estate magnate, to the depths of prison, and eventually to the palace of Pharaoh himself! JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT tells the inspiring tale of staying true to one’s dreams to overcome any obstacle: it doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from, anyone can achieve greatness. After all, any dream will do.

      JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT comes to the McManus Stage at the Grand Theatre March 27-April 5, 2020 in a lively presentation of this blockbuster musical that will inspire your inner dreams.

    15. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (London Christian High)

      Location:

      London Christian High, 24 Braesyde Avenue

      Dates:

      1. April 1, 2020 7:00 pm
      2. April 3, 2020 7:00 pm
      3. April 4, 2020 1:00 pm
      4. April 4, 2020 7:30 pm

      Synopsis:

      Follow the story of four ordinary children who discover an extraordinary world and journey through it to meet the great lion, Aslan, defeat the White Witch, and become kings and queens of the magical land of Narnia. Not only is C.S. Lewis’s story well-beloved, but the allegory it presents is still more timeless as it depicts “a willing victim killed in a traitor’s stead.”

    16. The Sound of Plaid (Original Kids Theatre Company)

      Location:

      Spriet Family Theatre

      Dates:

      1. April 16, 2020 7:00 pm
      2. April 17, 2020 7:00 pm
      3. April 18, 2020 2:00 pm
      4. April 18, 2020 7:00 pm
      5. April 19, 2020 2:00 pm
      6. April 19, 2020 7:00 pm

      Synopsis:

      In 1960s America, friends who met in the audiovisual club form a student choral group. When they discover that their high school music program is going to be cut from the curriculum, they decide to host a benefit to raise money. On the way to pick up their custom made plaid tuxedos and skirts, their bus is struck by lightning. Although The Sound of Plaid members are taken from this planet, through the Power of Harmony and the Expanding Holes in the Ozone Layer (and other astro-technical stuff), they are allowed to come back to perform the show that they never got to do in life.

    17. Smokey Joe’s Cafe - The Songs of Leiber and Stoller (Original Kids Theatre Company)

      Location:

      Spriet Family Theatre

      Dates:

      1. April 23, 2020 7:00 pm
      2. April 24, 2020 7:00 pm
      3. April 25, 2020 2:00 pm
      4. April 25, 2020 7:00 pm
      5. April 26, 2020 2:00 pm
      6. April 26, 2020 7:00 pm

      Synopsis:

      Broadway’s longest-running musical revue presents Leiber and Stoller, the inventors of rock ‘n’ roll. Their music has woven itself into the fabric of our culture, with such iconic classics as “Fools Fall In Love”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “On Broadway” and “Stand By Me.” In an idealized ’50’s setting, the classic themes of love won, lost and imagined blend with slice-of-life emotions. Featuring nearly 40 of the greatest songs ever recorded, SMOKEY JOE’S CAFE isn’t just great pop music – it’s compelling musical theatre. An Original Kids favourite, Smokey Joe’s Cafe must be seen to be believed!

    18. Kissing the Witch (Original Kids Theatre Company)

      Location:

      Spriet Family Theatre

      Dates:

      1. May 8, 2020 7:00 pm
      2. May 9, 2020 3:00 pm
      3. May 9, 2020 7:00 pm
      4. May 10, 2020 3:00 pm
      5. May 10, 2020 7:00 pm

      Synopsis:

      From the best-selling author of ROOM, author Emma Donoghue reveals heroines young and old in unexpected alliances through an interconnected web of three magical stories about the power of transformation and choosing one’s path in the world. Cinderella forsakes the handsome prince and runs off with the fairy godmother; Beauty discovers the Beast behind the mask is not so very different from the face she sees in the mirror; Snow White is awakened from slumber by the bittersweet fruit of an unnamed desire. Kissing the Witch observes age-old characters that are seen in a dazzling new light.

    19. Legally Blonde the Musical (Original Kids Theatre Company)

      Location:

      Spriet Family Theatre

      Dates:

      1. May 21, 2020 7:00 pm
      2. May 22, 2020 7:00 pm
      3. May 23, 2020 2:00 pm
      4. May 23, 2020 7:00 pm
      5. May 24, 2020 2:00 pm
      6. May 24, 2020 7:00 pm

      Synopsis:

      “Omigod you guys!” A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

      Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

    20. Disney's Freaky Friday (Original Kids Theatre Company)

      Location:

      Spriet Family Theatre

      Dates:

      1. May 28, 2020 7:00 pm
      2. May 29, 2020 7:00 pm
      3. May 30, 2020 2:00 pm
      4. May 30, 2020 7:00 pm
      5. May 31, 2020 2:00 pm
      6. May 31, 2020 7:00 pm

      Synopsis:

      The new musical, Freaky Friday, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” – and music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal and If/Then.

      When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.