Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
All the shows this week have some kind of classical origin–whether that means folk stories, canonized literature, or fairy tales! The one thing they all have in common, though, is a very affordable pricetag. Check out the picks for this week under the cut!
Elizabeth-Darcy: An Adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg (Burt & Werneburg). Two women play all the parts and go through the venue’s historic rooms in this remount of the Fringe play based on the Jane Austen novel. Opens Dec 16 and runs to Dec 20, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20. Show Info.
A Christmas Carol. (By the Book Productions). John D Huston plays Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol exactly as Dickens performed it in the 1860s. Accompanied by The MadriGALS a cappella renderings of the now-forgotten carols Dickens would have heard on the street corners, pubs and churches of his day. Dec 14-15 at 7:30 pm. $25, stu/srs $20. Show Info.
The Chasse Galerie by the Red One Theatre Collective (Storefront Theatre). This production is inspired by a French-Canadian folk tale about a bewitched canoe and a deal with the devil. Opens Dec 17 and runs to Dec 31, Dec 17-22 and 28-31 at 8 pm. $20-$25. Show Info.
Jacques and the Bean Stockmarket! by Jane A Shields and Rosemary Doyle (Panto Players). Family-friendly Holiday pantomime show. Dec 18-Jan 3, daily to Jan 2 at 8 pm, mats Dec 27, Jan 2-3 at 2 pm (no show Dec 24-25, Dec 30 and Jan 1). $25, child $15. Show Info.
The Christmas Story. Church of the Holy Trinity presents a nativity pageant tradition that spans 78 years. Professional musicians and a volunteer cast present the story of the birth of Jesus. Opens Dec 4 and runs to Dec 20, Fri 7:30 pm (and Dec 12, 19-20), Sat-Sun 4:30 pm. $20, child $5 (suggested donation). Show Info.