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.

  1. Bakersfield Mist (Calithumpian Theatre Coollective)

    Location:

    ARTS Project

    Dates:

    1. February 22, 2019 8:00 pm
    2. February 23, 2019 8:00 pm
    3. February 24, 2019 2:00 pm
    4. February 27, 2019 8:00 pm
    5. February 28, 2019 8:00 pm
    6. March 1, 2019 8:00 pm
    7. March 2, 2019 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions.

    But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.

  2. Newsies (AB Lucas Secondary School)

    Location:

    A.B. Lucas SS Auditorium

    Dates:

    1. February 25, 2019 9:30 am
    2. February 26, 2019 9:30 am
    3. February 26, 2019 7:00 pm
    4. February 27, 2019 7:00 pm
    5. February 28, 2019 7:00 pm
    6. March 1, 2019 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    180 minutes

    Synopsis:

    The Story
    Led by the rebellious but charismatic Jack Kelly, the newsies team up with Davey Jacobs, the brains of the strike, and a young reporter, looking to make a name for herself in a man’s world. Risking empty bellies, violence from the strikebreakers, being replaced by scabs and fear of being locked up in the Refuge, the newsies stand up for their rights and demand to be treated fairly for the work that they do for Pulitzer. Katherine Plumber, trying to break into covering “hard news” provides a voice for the children’s message and reminds the grown ups that the world is changing as the new century approaches. The voices of child labourers, women, the oppressed and the exploited refuse to be silenced as David faces Goliath.

  3. Seussical (London Youth Theatre Education (LYTE))

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. March 13, 2019 7:00 pm
    2. March 14, 2019 7:00 pm
    3. March 15, 2019 7:00 pm
    4. March 16, 2019 2:00 pm
    5. March 16, 2019 7:00 pm
    6. March 17, 2019 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust that contains the Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge: not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left in his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

  4. Blank Slate (Theatre Nemesis)

    Location:

    TAP Centre for Creativity

    Dates:

    1. March 21, 2019 8:00 pm
    2. March 22, 2019 8:00 pm
    3. March 22, 2019 8:00 pm
    4. March 23, 2019 2:00 pm
    5. March 23, 2019 8:00 pm
    6. March 27, 2019 8:00 pm
    7. March 28, 2019 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    A reverse chronology biography of the 20th century most innovative artist Andy Warhol.

  5. Curtains (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. March 28, 2019 7:00 pm
    2. March 29, 2019 7:00 pm
    3. March 30, 2019 2:00 pm
    4. March 30, 2019 7:00 pm
    5. March 31, 2019 2:00 pm
    6. March 31, 2019 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    A look behind the Curtains will have audiences guessing and laughing as to whodunnit! It’s the brassy, bright, and promising year of 1959. Boston’s Colonial Theatre is host to the opening night performance of a new musical. When the leading lady mysteriously dies on stage the entire cast & crew are suspects. Enter a local detective, who just happens to be a musical theatre fan! From the celebrated songwriting team, Kander & Ebb, the composers of Chicago and Cabaret, comes a hilarious musical comedy, nominated for 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

  6. Clue - On Stage (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. April 4, 2019 7:00 pm
    2. April 5, 2019 12:00 pm
    3. April 5, 2019 7:00 pm
    4. April 6, 2019 2:00 pm
    5. April 6, 2019 7:00 pm
    6. April 7, 2019 2:00 pm
    7. April 7, 2019 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    A favourite board game brought to life on stage will have you guessing ‘’till the end! On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, plus a butler and a maid, assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up. Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with the gun? Miss Scarlet in the billiard room with the rope? Based on the iconic 1985 Paramount movie adaptation of the classic Hasbro board game, Clue On Stage, will leave audiences in stitches as the guests figure out… WHO did it, with WHAT, and WHERE!

  7. The Laramie Project (Theatre Aezir)

    Location:

    TAP Centre for Creativity

    Dates:

    1. April 4, 2019 7:30 pm
    2. April 5, 2019 7:30 pm
    3. April 6, 2019 1:30 pm
    4. April 10, 2019 7:30 pm
    5. April 11, 2019 7:30 pm
    6. April 12, 2019 7:30 pm
    7. April 13, 2019 1:30 pm
    8. April 13, 2019 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    165 minutes

    Synopsis:

    THE LARAMIE PROJECT
    by Moisés Kaufman
    and the Members of Tectonic Theater Project

    In October 1998 in the middle of the prairie outside Laramie, Wyoming, Matthew Shepard, a 21 year old student at the University of Wyoming, was tied to a fence post, severely beaten, robbed, , tortured and left, alone, to die. His body — battered, bloody, barely clinging to life — was discovered eighteen hours later. He was rushed to the hospital and put on life support. He died five days later. The reason for this brutal crime? Matthew Shepard was gay.

    The hate crime attracted vast attention worldwide, bringing sexual discrimination and violence to the forefront of public discourse. Tectonic Theater Project, led by their founder Moisés Kaufman, traveled to Laramie in the aftermath of the murder with the intent of creating a theatrical portrait of a town coming to grips with horrible, hate-fueled violence. Over the course of a year and a half, the group interviewed over 200 subjects, some directly related to the case and some regular citizens of Laramie. Out of these interviews, journal entries, and found texts, The Laramie Project was born. Hailed as one of the most captivating and encompassing pieces of contemporary theatre, the play shocks, challenges, and moves all who watch it as it reveals the lowest depths of hatred and greatest heights of compassion that lies within all human beings in any seemingly average community.

  8. Working: A Musical (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. April 11, 2019 7:00 pm
    2. April 12, 2019 7:00 pm
    3. April 13, 2019 2:00 pm
    4. April 13, 2019 7:00 pm
    5. April 14, 2019 2:00 pm
    6. April 14, 2019 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator of the musical phenomenon, Hamilton!

  9. A Grand Night for Singing: The Music of Rodgers & Hammerstein (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. April 25, 2019 7:00 pm
    2. April 26, 2019 7:00 pm
    3. April 27, 2019 2:00 pm
    4. April 27, 2019 7:00 pm
    5. April 28, 2019 2:00 pm
    6. April 28, 2019 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Here’s a first-rate revue offering a fresh take on the beloved Rodgers & Hammerstein canon. Nominated for two Tony Awards, including Best Musical, A Grand Night for Singing is a tribute to musical theatre’s most celebrated duo. This new revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque ‘I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair’, a jazzy ‘Kansas City’ and so much more will leave no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein remain.

  10. Rock of Ages: High School Edition (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. May 23, 2019 7:00 pm
    2. May 24, 2019 7:00 pm
    3. May 25, 2019 2:00 pm
    4. May 25, 2019 7:00 pm
    5. May 26, 2019 2:00 pm
    6. May 26, 2019 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Raise your rock horns for this Broadway smash hit rock musical! It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, Heavy Metal flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up for their chance at an autograph. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri, and the gang save the strip–and themselves–before it’s too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.

  11. The Wolves (London Youth Theatre Education (LYTE))

    Location:

    Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. May 23, 2019 7:00 pm
    2. May 24, 2019 7:00 pm
    3. May 25, 2019 2:00 pm
    4. May 25, 2019 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls who just want to score some goals.

  1. Into the Woods Jr. (Little Theatre Company)

    Location:

    McManus Studio

    Dates:

    1. December 19, 2018 7:00 pm
    2. December 20, 2018 7:00 pm
    3. December 21, 2018 7:00 pm
    4. December 22, 2018 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    70 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Be careful what you wish for as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairytale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods JR.features all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

  2. Disney's Newsies (Original Kids Theatre Company)

    Location:

    Spriet Family Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 9, 2019 7:00 pm
    2. January 10, 2019 7:00 pm
    3. January 11, 2019 7:00 pm
    4. January 12, 2019 2:00 pm
    5. January 12, 2019 7:00 pm
    6. January 13, 2019 2:00 pm
    7. January 13, 2019 7:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    “Start your New Year by seizing the day!” Set in turn-of-the century New York City, Disney’s Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged “newsies.” When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right! Based on the 1992 motion picture and inspired by a true story, Disney’s Newsies features a Tony Award-winning score by Alan Menken (Beauty & the Beast, Sister Act) and Jack Feldman and a book by Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots). Featuring the now classic songs “Carrying the Banner,” “Seize the Day,” and “Santa Fe,” Disney’s Newsies is packed with non-stop thrills and a timeless message, perfect for the whole family and every audience.

  3. Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor (Joan Clayton)

    Location:

    McManus Studio

    Dates:

    1. January 16, 2019 7:30 pm
    2. January 17, 2019 7:30 pm
    3. January 18, 2019 7:30 pm
    4. January 19, 2019 2:00 pm
    5. January 19, 2019 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    3 estranged sisters return to their Cape Breton home when their mother is dying.

  4. Working: A Musical (South Collegiate Institute Musical Theatre )

    Location:

    London South Collegiate Institute Auditorium

    Dates:

    1. January 16, 2019 7:30 pm
    2. January 17, 2019 7:30 pm
    3. January 18, 2019 7:30 pm
    4. January 19, 2019 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    90 minutes

    Synopsis:

    The hopes, dreams, and struggles of the average working American are the focus of this unique, extraordinary musical. The everyday lives of those we often take for granted will surprise and inspire anyone who has ever punched a time clock. Based on Studs Terkel’s best-selling book of interviews with American workers, WORKING paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that keep our lives moving: the waitress, the schoolteacher, the millworker, the delivery boy, the trucker, the fireman and the housewife, just to name a few.

    With musical adaptation and book by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Wicked) and Nina Faso (Godspell), and featuring songs by Lin- Manuel Miranda (In The Heights, Hamilton), James Taylor (5 time Grammy winner) , and many others, this musical will touch the hearts of everyone who has had a job, wants a job, or is judged by their job. In the end, we all “want something to point to and be proud of”.

  5. Susannah (Peck Productions/LCP)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 17, 2019 8:00 pm
    2. January 18, 2019 8:00 pm
    3. January 19, 2019 8:00 pm
    4. January 20, 2019 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    110 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Based on the Apocryphal tale “Susannah and the Elders”, the opera is set in the 1950’s backwoods of Tennessee and centres around 18-year-old Susannah. The innocent Susannah faces hostility from the women in her community for her beauty and the attention it attracts from their husbands. She also catches the eye of newly-arrived Reverend Olin Blitch, whose influence will ultimately lead Susannah and this community to tragedy.
    Sixty years after its creation, the stunning music and moving story of Susannah continue to be incredibly poignant.

  6. Catch Me If You Can (King's Players Theatre Company)

    Location:

    King's University College, Kenny Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 30, 2019 8:00 pm
    2. January 31, 2019 8:00 pm
    3. February 1, 2019 8:00 pm
    4. February 2, 2019 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    150 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Based on the hit film and the incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Seeking fame and fortune, precocious teenager, Frank Abagnale, Jr., runs away from home to begin an unforgettable adventure. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer – living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. When Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent, Carl Hanratty, though, Carl pursues Frank across the country to make him pay for his crimes. Catch Me If You Can is a big and bright spectacle with high-energy dance numbers and a riveting story.

  7. David Ives' The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza (Arts and Humanities' Student Council)

    Location:

    TAP Centre for Creativity

    Dates:

    1. January 30, 2019 8:00 pm
    2. January 31, 2019 8:00 pm
    3. February 1, 2019 8:00 pm
    4. February 2, 2019 2:00 pm
    5. February 2, 2019 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Written by David Ives
    Directed by Julia Sebastien

    Once on the path to becoming the leader of 1600s Amsterdam’s small Jewish community, free-spirited Baruch de Spinoza has since left his religious studies in favour of fraternizing with non-Jews about his new loves: mathematics, philosophy, and a Dutch girl, Clara. When Spinoza’s best friend betrays Spinoza’s sacrilegious communications with Christians to the Dutch magistrate, Spinoza is dragged into a makeshift courtroom for the interrogation of his life; every aspect of his being–his family, friendships, relationships, letters, thoughts and philosophies–is put on trial in judging whether Spinoza is an atheist and must therefore be excommunicated from his home and from his people. In an attempt to appease his Christian overlords, Rabbi Mortera, Spinoza’s former mentor, attempts to dismantle Spinoza’s ideas and bring his star pupil back into the fold; however, fuelled by his love of wisdom and his unwavering belief in freedom of expression, Spinoza lithely dodges and parries each ideological offensive he encounters with irreverence, humour and wit, painting his interrogators into a corner with irrefutable logic. Faced with an enraged Dutch magistrate and flowering doubts of his own, Rabbi Mortera must make a decision that will seal the fate of his community, himself, and the son he never had.

    Runtime: 2 hours (includes a 15 minute intermission)

    Tickets: $15 General Admission

  8. The Nerd (LCP)

    Location:

    Palace Theatre

    Dates:

    1. January 31, 2019 8:00 pm
    2. February 1, 2019 8:00 pm
    3. February 2, 2019 8:00 pm
    4. February 3, 2019 2:00 pm
    5. February 6, 2019 8:00 pm
    6. February 7, 2019 8:00 pm
    7. February 8, 2019 8:00 pm
    8. February 9, 2019 8:00 pm
    9. February 10, 2019 2:00 pm

    Running time:

    2 hours

    Synopsis:

    Set in Terre Haute, Indiana in late 1979, The Nerd centers on the hilarious dilemma of a young architect who is visited by Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved has life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. However, Rick’s awkward manner and inappropriate behavior throws the occasion into shambles. It turns out that Rick makes life unravel to those who meet him, and he overstays his welcome with a vengeance.

  9. The Wedding Singer (Musical Theatre Productions)

    Location:

    McManus Studio

    Dates:

    1. February 1, 2019 7:30 pm
    2. February 2, 2019 1:30 pm
    3. February 2, 2019 7:30 pm
    4. February 3, 2019 1:30 pm
    5. February 6, 2019 7:30 pm
    6. February 7, 2019 7:30 pm
    7. February 8, 2019 7:30 pm
    8. February 9, 2019 1:30 pm
    9. February 9, 2019 7:30 pm

    Running time:

    135 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Break out your crimpers and powder blue tuxedos as Musical Theatre Productions heads back to the 80s with THE WEDDING SINGER! Based on the hilarious hit film starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore and featuring songs that hearken back to your favourite 80s artists, we cordially invite you to just say yes to the most romantic musical comedy of the decade.

    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. It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer and the life of the party, until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, 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.

    Featuring songs by the team behind the musical Elf, Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin, THE WEDDING SINGER received 5 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical and Best Original Score. Be sure to join Robbie Hart and his band when they come to the McManus Stage at the Grand Theatre February 1-9, 2019 as Musical Theatre Productions celebrates its 30th Anniversary Season.

  10. Surrender, Dorothy (London Community Players)

    Location:

    Procunier Hall

    Dates:

    1. February 7, 2019 8:00 pm
    2. February 8, 2019 8:00 pm
    3. February 9, 2019 8:00 pm
    4. February 10, 2019 2:00 pm
    5. February 13, 2019 8:00 pm
    6. February 14, 2019 8:00 pm
    7. February 15, 2019 8:00 pm
    8. February 16, 2019 8:00 pm

    Running time:

    120 minutes

    Synopsis:

    Ally, in her 50s, meets someone online. She insists that her friends, all seasoned players in the relationship game, share the joy and her online experience. What follows is a hilarious, rueful, touching examination of the murky ambush-laden search for connection, even love, as played out over the net.