Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of January 17th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week’s selections feature an improvised kid-friendly show, and stories about Victorian feminism, sex, and religion! And more! Check them out below the cut.
Beauty and the Beast (Cow Over Moon Children’s Theatre). The audience controls the story in this improvised twist on the classic tale. Public performances Jan 21-22, Sat & Sun at 11 am and 2 pm. $17, child $13.50. At Pia Bouman School for Ballet. Show Info.
The Gut Girls by Sarah Daniels (Alumnae Theatre). London women look for their place in the world after the gutting sheds close down in Victorian London in this play about women’s and workers’ rights, social expectations and the struggle for self-worth. Opens Jan 20 and runs to Feb 4, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, Wed $10, Sun pwyc. At Alumnae Theatre. Show Info.
Closer by Patrick Marber (Mortar & Pestle Productions). Four strangers meet and become caught up in a web of sexual desire and betrayal. Opens Jan 19 and runs to Jan 27, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Jan 21 & 27 at 2 pm. $15 at the door. At Gerrard Art Space. Show Info.
Unholy by Diane Flacks (Nightwood Theatre). Four women – a progressive Muslim lawyer, an Orthodox Jewish spiritual leader, an excommunicated nun and a lesbian atheist pundit – debate religion and misogyny. Previews from Jan 15, opens Jan 18 and runs to Jan 29, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2:30 pm. $20-$35. At Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. Show Info.
Alien Creature by Linda Griffiths (TPM). A poet uses magic, stories and rhymes to entice audiences with a glimpse of her life. Previews from Jan 12, opens Jan 17 and runs to Feb 5, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm (and Jan 17), Sat-Sun 2 pm (no Sat mat on Jan 14). $17-$33, mat pwyc at the door. At Theatre Passe Muraille. Show Info.