Five For Twenty (or Less)
In the spirit of the coming holiday season we found five shows to get you in the festive spirit – four of which are family friendly – all of which are under $20. Grab the kids and catch a show or just find some time to enjoy the magic of childhood with a friend. Either way, get out there and catch a show that’s fun no matter what age you are.
HAIRSPRAY by Mark O’Donnell, Thomas Meehan, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (St Michael’s College, U of T). A quirky 60s teen becomes popular and looks to change the world in this musical. Dec 1-3, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20, stu/srs $12. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849, uofttix.ca.
IT’S MUNSCH TIME (George Brown Theatre School). This family-friendly show is based on popular Robert Munsch stories. Opens Dec 3 and runs to Dec 10, Sat 1 pm. $18, srs $12 stu $7.Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666, youngcentre.com.
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.
THE MIRACLE ON MERCER STREET Second City presents all-ages seasonal comedy mixing live-action sketches with puppetry and songs. Opens Nov 19 and runs to Dec 17, Sat Saturdays at noon. $12, family 4-pack $40. 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011, secondcity.com.
THE SECOND CITY’S DYSFUNCTIONAL HOLIDAY REVUE Second City presents a holiday-themed show of scenes and songs. Opens Nov 21 and runs to Dec 30, Mon 8 pm, Wed-Fri 2 pm. $15-$22. 51 Mercer. 416-343-0011, secondcity.com.