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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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.