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Jess is an East coast transplant to Toronto who stumbled into her love of theatre via her social media gig at Ballyhoo Push Pin Media, and stumbled into review writing via an open call to cover the 2015 Fringe Festival for MoT. In addition to writing for MoT, she also blogs about dating, white supremacy, fat politics, theatre, graphic design, and sex at thejessgillis.blogspot.com. She’s a self-taught freelance graphic designer by trade, and a visual artist by passion. She sells and displays her wares at jessgillis.com. She’s passionate about laughter, anti-oppression, sex workers’ rights, body positivity, vegan food, cycling, good TV, and swimming. If you want to follow her foodie, nail art, and pet sitting posts, you can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @TheJessGillis

Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of March 28th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of March 28th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. Amongst other selections this week and beyond, Toronto’s stages will be visited by tough Jews, a Superlady, and huge snowglobes. Check them out below the cut.

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of March 27th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of March 27th, 2017

Toronto’s stage offerings this week include Jewish thugs, a Superwoman, Barbra Streisand, improvised musicals, and people trapped inside a snowglobe. With so many unique choices, it might be hard to find time to see all of the shows that appeal to you! To help you in your decision-making is our editor Samantha, highlighting her most anticipated shows in red text. Check them out below the cut:

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of March 13th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of March 13th, 2017

It’s going to be a great week on Toronto stages, folks! From classic musicals to family-friendly ice fare, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this week! To help you in your decision-making is our assistant editor Jess, highlighting her most anticipated shows in red text. Check them out below the cut:

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Review: Feathers of Fire (Fictionville Studio/Banu Productions)

Image from Feathers of FireFeathers of Fire is an epic, beautiful spectacle, on stage in Toronto as part of the Nowruz Festival

When I came across the trailer for Feathers of Fire, on stage now at The Toronto Centre for the Arts, I decided immediately — without even checking my calendar — that I simply HAD to see it. True to its name, it did indeed look EPIC.

Going into a show with impossibly high expectations can be a recipe for disappointment. Despite the long trek with a bad knee, after a long day and a freezing cold night, I’m pleased to say that Feathers of Fire not only met, but far exceeded my expectations.

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of March 7th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

GIRLS! GIRLS! GIRLS! Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of March 7th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. With International Women’s Day happening tomorrow, we’re pleased to bring you several affordable woman-centric shows on Toronto stages this week! Check them out below the cut!

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Playlistings in Toronto for the week of March 6th

Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of March 6th, 2017

Who runs the stage? GIRLS! With International Women’s Day happening on Wednesday, it’s fitting that our listings this week have so many woman-centric choices. If sexy, beautiful, powerful, and/or political women are your thing, do not miss the amazing shows on Toronto stages this week!! To help you in your decision-making is our managing editor Wayne. He’s chosen a few shows which caught his eye in red text. Check them out below the cut:

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of February 28th

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of February 28th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week’s picks start with a unique musical-theatrical experience, move onto an extremely timely and important story about the environmental impacts of capitalism, and round out with some fascinatingly morbid and sensational tales of vengeance and murder. Check them out below the cut!

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