Song, dance, movement, contemporary and classical, uplifting and heart wrenching. This week’s collection of cheap theatre picks is full of great tunes to bring a rhythm to your step or lyrics to your lips. You’ll be toe-tapping and singing along all the way home – once more with feeling!
Crash by Pamela Mala Sinha (Theatre Passe Muraille). The death of a loved one forces a woman to face shattering memories in this dance-theatre production. Previews Sept 26-28. Opens Oct 1 and runs to Oct 19, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $15-$27.50, mat pwyc. Backspace, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529, passemuraille.on.ca.
The Firecrackers Present: Bad Girls of History (The Firecrackers). This burlesque revue celebrates badass women with Fan Tan Fanny, 8-Bit Pinup, Tanya Cheex and others. Sep 27 at 10 pm. $15-$20. Club 120, 120 Church.
Meet the Young Artists (Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre). Young artists of the COC Ensemble sing their favourite arias. Sep 26 at noon. Free. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen W. coc.ca.
Shine Cabaret (Rachelle Elie/Miko Sobreira). Dance, clown, poetry, music and comedy with Lucy Rupert, Stevie Jay, Chris Gibs, Paul Thompson and others. Sep 26-28, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $15-$20. DANZoN Studio, 2480 Dundas W, suite 104. shinecabaret5.eventbrite.ca.
A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams (Studio BLR). A punk rock couple host Stella’s sister in this adaptation that features a live band practice scene instead of the poker game. Opens Sept 19 and runs to Oct 5, Thu-Sat 8 pm. $10. Dragon Alley, Dragon Alley Lane, Dufferin N of College. 416-364-4556, facebook.com/events/210188342480254.