Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of January 7th, 2013
By Lauren Stein
Fourteen for Twenty-Five (Or Less)
“Fourteen?” You ask. “Why fourteen?” Simply put, it’s (more) officially 2013, so here’s one for good luck.
Below you’ll find a smattering of promising theatre experiences from dance to festival fare to the musically inclined. Go ahead, get lucky!
LIKE A GENERATION (Coyote Collective). This collective creation examines how Generation Y is defined by images and information received from screens. Previews Jan 9. Opens Jan 10 and runs to Jan 12. $20, stu/srs $12, preview/mat pwyc. Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529, coyotecollective.wordpress.com.
ROBIN HOOD: THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL COMEDY Comedy by Kieren MacMillan, William Foley, Jeremy Hutton, Jesse MacLean, Kevin MacPherson and Kate Smith (Hart House Theatre). This musical looks at how social, political and religious constructs inform our notions of status and wealth distribution. Opens Jan 11 and runs to Jan 26. $25, stu/srs $15. 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849, uofttix.ca.
WAIT UNTIL DARK by Frederick Knott (Red One Theatre Collective). A blind woman is terrorized by thugs after unwittingly taking possession of a drug-filled doll. Opens Jan 11 and runs to Jan 26. $20. The Storefront Theatre, 955 Bloor W. redonetheatre.com.
Poppin’, Lockin’ and Breakin’ The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre presents a showcase of urban dance by young dancers of Jade’s Hip-Hop Academy. Jan 10 at noon. Free. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.
THE NEXT STAGE THEATRE FESTIVAL produced by the Toronto Fringe. A twelve-day festival celebrating the national independant theatre scene with a curated selection of ten diverse plays to choose from. Opens Jan 2 and runs to Jan 13. $10-$15, passes $48-$88. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst. 416-966-1062, fringetoronto.com.