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 on the last Monday in January.

Brickenden Organizing Committee

  1. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. February 15, 2018 8:00 pm
    2. February 16, 2018 8:00 pm
    3. February 17, 2018 8:00 pm
    4. February 18, 2018 2:00 pm
    5. February 21, 2018 8:00 pm
    6. February 22, 2018 8:00 pm
    7. February 23, 2018 8:00 pm
    8. February 24, 2018 8:00 pm
    9. February 25, 2018 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    140 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins.

  2. Peter and the Starcatcher (MTI)

    Location:

    A.B. Lucas SS Auditorium

    Dates:

    1. February 26, 2018 9:30 am
    2. February 27, 2018 9:30 am
    3. February 28, 2018 7:00 pm
    4. March 1, 2018 7:00 pm
    5. March 2, 2018 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    140 minutes

    Synopsis:

    A prequel to Peter Pan; The story is an adventure on the high seas and on the faraway Mollusk island. An orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a magical secret safe and save the world from evil.

  3. A Midsummer Night's Dream (London Central Secondary School)

    Location:

    London Central Secondary School

    Dates:

    1. February 28, 2018 7:30 pm
    2. March 1, 2018 7:30 pm
    3. March 2, 2018 7:30 pm
    4. March 3, 2018 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    This is a fresh, funny, sparkling take on Shakespeare’s most loved comedy, featuring the music of the B-52s, Eurythmics, Cranberries, and more!

  4. This Above All (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. March 1, 2018 8:00 pm
    2. March 2, 2018 8:00 pm
    3. March 3, 2018 8:00 pm
    4. March 4, 2018 2:00 pm
    5. March 7, 2018 8:00 pm
    6. March 8, 2018 8:00 pm
    7. March 9, 2018 8:00 pm
    8. March 10, 2018 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Prudence Heward was a Canadian painter. Lawren Harris was a Canadian painter, a member of the Group of Seven. This is their story.

  5. The Laramie Project (London South C.I.)

    Location:

    London South Collegiate Institute Auditorium

    Dates:

    1. March 7, 2018 7:30 pm
    2. March 8, 2018 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    In October 1998 Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten and left to die, tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie, Wyoming. Five weeks later, Moisés Kaufman and fellow members of the Tectonic Theater Project went to Laramie, and over the course of the next year, conducted more than 200 interviews with people of the town. From these interviews they wrote the play The Laramie Project, a chronicle of the life of the town of Laramie in the year after the murder.

    http://www.tectonictheaterproject.org/The_Laramie_Project.html

  6. The Theory of Relativity (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. March 22, 2018 7:00 pm
    2. March 23, 2018 7:00 pm
    3. March 24, 2018 2:00 pm
    4. March 24, 2018 7:00 pm
    5. March 25, 2018 2:00 pm
    6. March 25, 2018 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    75 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “We are energy, we are mass, we are light.” Originally developed at Sheridan College in Oakville, Ontario, as part of the Canadian Music Theatre Project, the same incubator as the Broadway smash, Come from Away, comes The Theory of Relativity, an original, new Canadian musical. Whether you’re allergic to cats, in love for the first or tenth time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe, or simply a unique individual, audience members and actors alike are sure to find themselves in this fresh new musical. Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, The Theory of Relativity introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection.

  7. It's All Holly Jolly until Somebody Loses An Eye (The Green Room Players)

    Location:

    Trinity United Church Community Centre

    Dates:

    1. March 23, 2018 6:00 pm
    2. March 24, 2018 6:00 pm
    3. March 25, 2018 1:30 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Dappled moonlight dancing across the frozen tundra… a cozy fire crackling in the hearth… the joyful sound of voices raised in song as the elves toil at their craft… the aroma of pine boughs and freshly baked chocolate chip cookies wafting across the glittering, desolate landscape… it all sounds so idyllic! But, dig a little deeper and you see a happy little pressure cooker, bubbling merrily and building steam and hoping no one come along and bumps it.

    Enter a mysterious stranger

    Can Christmas survive? … Will the cookies burn?… And what were those elves doing back behind the reindeer barn?

    Join us @ Trinity on; Friday March 23rd, Saturday March 24th and Sunday March 25th 2018 for a night of intrigue and suspense, and probably just a bit of silliness as Trinity United and the Green Room Players present ‘It’s All Holly Jolly Until Someone Loses An Eye’

  8. My Fair Lady (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. April 4, 2018 7:00 pm
    2. April 5, 2018 7:00 pm
    3. April 6, 2018 7:00 pm
    4. April 7, 2018 2:00 pm
    5. April 7, 2018 7:00 pm
    6. April 8, 2018 2:00 pm
    7. April 8, 2018 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “Wouldn’t it be loverly?” Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning story of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is widely considered one of the greatest musicals of all time. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

  9. Almost, Maine (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. April 13, 2018 7:00 pm
    2. April 14, 2018 2:00 pm
    3. April 14, 2018 7:00 pm
    4. April 15, 2018 2:00 pm
    5. April 15, 2018 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    100 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “This touching and hilarious heartfelt comedy has become one of the most popular plays in North America.” On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

  10. Something Wicked... (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. April 19, 2018 7:00 pm
    2. April 20, 2018 7:00 pm
    3. April 21, 2018 2:00 pm
    4. April 21, 2018 7:00 pm
    5. April 22, 2018 2:00 pm
    6. April 22, 2018 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “A totally wicked original musical comedy revue!” It’s Ladies Night at Club Inferno, Hell’s hottest nightclub. Pull up a chair and watch all the villains that you love to hate entertain you with laughs, frights and a few heartfelt moments. A non-stop musical revue with the wicked ladies of Broadway, including the dastardly songs such as “Anything You Can Do,”“Evil Woman,”“My Favourite Things,” and “I Hate Musicals.” Don’t miss it!

  11. Heathers (High School Edition) (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. April 26, 2018 7:00 pm
    2. April 27, 2018 7:00 pm
    3. April 28, 2018 2:00 pm
    4. April 28, 2018 7:00 pm
    5. April 29, 2018 2:00 pm
    6. April 29, 2018 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “Are you in or are you out?” Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) 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 handsome 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 butt… but J.D. has another plan for that bullet. Heathers The Musical (High School Edition) is a hilarious, heartfelt and homicidal new show based on the cult classic film starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater.

  12. The Awesome 80's Prom (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    St. Peter's Auditorium, 506 Richmond Street

    Dates:

    1. June 1, 2018 7:00 pm
    2. June 2, 2018 7:00 pm
    3. June 7, 2018 7:00 pm
    4. June 8, 2018 7:00 pm
    5. June 9, 2018 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    100 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “Party like it’s 1989!” June means it’s that time of year — prom season! As part of the London Fringe Festival, this Off-Broadway sensation is a site-specific, completely interactive experience will have you greeted by the graduating class of 1989 as you travel the hallways of their legendary senior prom. It’s a one-of-a-kind, choose-your-own-adventure show that allows spectators to wander the hallways, classrooms and the gymnasium of the student’s biggest night. This living time capsule will allow audiences to roam and discover, with secret passage-ways, one-on-one encounters, and hidden treasures hunts. You’ll experience all of the joys of prom night: first loves, growing pains, peer pressure and youthful experimentation through the ages, and you decide who will wear the crown of Prom King and Queen!

    Door prizes for anyone dressed in 1980’s wear!

    Tickets for The Awesome 80’s Prom will go on sale Tuesday, May 1 at www.londonfringe.ca and at the door (subject to availability).

    Performances for The Awesome 80’s Prom will take place at St. Peter’s Auditorium, 506 Richmond Street.

  13. SHORT OF 30: A Musical (Fridge Door Live Theatre Company)

    Location:

    McManus Studio

    Dates:

    1. June 13, 2018 7:00 pm
    2. June 14, 2018 7:00 pm
    3. June 15, 2018 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    100 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Short of 30 is a historical fiction musical about seven posthumous heroes from World War 2 that realize their significance from life and in death. Can these seven culturally diverse youth, all under the age of 30, coexist and continue what they started?

    Short of 30 was developed from the short play, Posthumous Friends that was written by Len Cuthbert and received a staged reading at the Geneva Theatre in Geneva, NY (April 2017), was produced at the InspiraTO Festival in Toronto (June 2017), and used for the InspiraTO’s Director’s Toolbox (January 2018).

    See www.OnStageLive.ca for up-to-date information.

    Written and directed by Len Cuthbert (www.LenCuthbert.com)
    Music written and directed by Fynn Cuthbert (www.FynnCuthbert.com)

  1. 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.

  2. Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 18, 2018 8:00 pm
    2. January 19, 2018 8:00 pm
    3. January 20, 2018 8:00 pm
    4. January 21, 2018 2:00 pm
    5. January 24, 2018 8:00 pm
    6. January 25, 2018 8:00 pm
    7. January 26, 2018 8:00 pm
    8. January 27, 2018 8:00 pm
    9. January 28, 2018 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    How will Vivien Bliss get her new (Harlequin Romance) novel finished in the face of, behind the back of, in spite of, and with the help of an advice columnist, a nosy reporter, a doctor in pantyhose, an orphan with a cake and Helga, the evil Russian physicist? Glorious mayhem and laughter ensues…

  3. First Date (King’s Players Theatre Company)

    Location:

    King's University College, Kenny Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 31, 2018 8:00 pm
    2. February 1, 2018 8:00 pm
    3. February 2, 2018 8:00 pm
    4. February 3, 2018 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Blind dates don’t often go very well, this is more than true when it comes to Aaron and Casey, two singletons set up by Casey’s sister and brother-in-law. With a cast of wacky characters that only Casey, Aaron and the audience can see, disaster ensues from the moment the lights go off and the band starts to play. Could the two of them ever work out? Between religious disagreements to commitment issues, it seems as though this couple will never make it, but love works in mysterious ways. Come see First Date to find out if Aaron and Casey have a chance at a second date!

  4. Harvest (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre - Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. February 1, 2018 8:00 pm
    2. February 2, 2018 8:00 pm
    3. February 3, 2018 8:00 pm
    4. February 4, 2018 2:00 pm
    5. February 7, 2018 8:00 pm
    6. February 8, 2018 8:00 pm
    7. February 9, 2018 8:00 pm
    8. February 10, 2018 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    95 minutes

    Synopsis:

    A retired rural couple move to a condo, and unwittingly rent their farm out to a marijuana grow-op.

  5. Next To Normal (Calithumpian Theatre Company)

    Location:

    ARTS Project

    Dates:

    1. February 9, 2018 7:30 pm
    2. February 10, 2018 2:00 pm
    3. February 10, 2018 7:30 pm
    4. February 12, 2018 7:30 pm
    5. February 13, 2018 7:30 pm
    6. February 14, 2018 7:30 pm
    7. February 15, 2018 7:30 pm
    8. February 16, 2018 7:30 pm
    9. February 17, 2018 2:00 pm
    10. February 17, 2018 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    150 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Next to Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Winner of three 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Score and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, Next to Normal was also chosen as “one of the year’s ten best shows” by critics around the country, including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone and The New York Times.
    This musical centers on what appears to be a typical American family: Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright, wise-cracking teens. And yet their lives are anything but normal. Next to Normal takes audiences into the minds and hearts of each character, presenting their family’s story with love, sympathy and heart.