Five For Twenty (or Less)
This week’s cheap theatre post lists five live theatre picks in Toronto that are only $20 a ticket or less. For this week of December 19th, 2011, we’ve got lots of holiday- and winter-themed shows. And three of them are free! Check it out!
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.
Kensington Market Winter Solstice (Red Pepper Spectacle Arts). Artists and performers participate in this annual outdoor solstice celebration and parade. Dec 21 at 6:30 pm. Free. Kensington Market, corner of Oxford and Augusta. 416-598-3729, redpepperspectaclearts.org.
Occupy Christmas (Friendly Spike Theatre Band). The company presents a pot luck party and performances. Dec 25 from 1 to 4 pm. Free. May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Ave. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Christmas Story (Church of the Holy Trinity). Professional musicians and a volunteer cast present a nativity pageant. Opens Dec 9 and runs to Dec 24, Fri-Sat (and Dec 22) 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 4:30 pm. $20, child $5 (suggested donation). 10 Trinity Square. 416-598-8979, holytrinitytoronto.org.
Winter Solstice Concert And Celebration (Children’s Peace Theatre). This family-friendly celebration features an outdoor lantern parade, a peace flag ceremony and more. Dec 21 at 6:30 pm. Free. 305 Dawes. 416-752-1550, peacetheatre.org.