Five For Twenty (or Less)
Looking for cheap live theatre shows in Toronto? You’ve come to the right place! This week we have listed five theatre shows playing in the city that are $20 or less per ticket. There’s a one-woman show about mental illness; a comedy about a couple and a stray dog; short plays about gay marriage; Seussical; and a hit Toronto Fringe Fest comedy from this summer! Check out the rest of the entry for all the magical theatre goodness.
Sylvia by AR Gurney (Alumnae Theatre). A stray dog comes between a man and his wife in this comedy. Opens Nov 11 and runs to Nov 26, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20, Wed 2-for-1, Sun pwyc. Studio, 70 Berkeley. 416-364-4170, alumnaetheatre.com.
Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays (Studio 180). This series of short plays about gay marriage is part of a simultaneous presentation around the world and includes live streaming from the NYC production. Nov 7 at 8 pm. By donation. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, standingonceremony.net.
Seussical by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Young People’s Theatre). This all-ages musical is based on the classic Dr. Seuss books. Previews Nov 7-9. Opens Nov 10 and runs to Dec 30, Sat-Sun 2 pm, see website for other dates and times. $15-$20. 165 Front E. 416-862-2222, youngpeoplestheatre.ca.
That’s Just Crazy Talk by Victoria Maxwell (CREST.BD/CANMAT). Maxwell performs her solo show about one woman’s journey of coming to terms with mental illness. Nov 12 at 7 pm. Free (must pre-register). Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-603-5800 ext 2870, crestbd.ca/events.
Uncalled For Presents: Hypnogogic Logic Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival presents the hit show from last summer’s Fringe. Nov 10 11 pm. $15-$20, 4-show pass $40. Second City, 51 Mercer. torontosketchfest.com.