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. 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.

  2. 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”.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  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.