This week the selections for cheap theatre is plenty and bountiful – so much so that it was difficult to narrow it down to just five. Considering I’ve been on a cabaret, burlesque, and music kick lately in lieu of Halloween, this week’s pickings reflect that. Though do click over to our weekly listings and browse through to find something that’ll tickle your fancy if any of these don’t suit your palette (there’s also plenty of sketch and improv comedy to be had, too).
Little Dreams – A Cabaret (Gladstone Hotel). Alyssa DiMarco and Seth Drabinsky perform a musical cabaret with pianist Tara Litvack and host Natasha Negovanlis. Oct 30 at 8 pm. $15. 1214 Queen W. gladstonehotel.com.
Making Love in a Canoe (Kyle Golemba/Adam White). Golemba and White perform with Thom Allison and others in this CD release party for their all-Canadian revue of musical theatre. Oct 28 at 8 pm. $15. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Cabaret, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com.
Marina Antoinette: The Encore (RiaToss Productions). This fusion of live music, performance art, dance and fashion is based on the tragic rise and fall of French queen Marie Antoinette. Nov 3 at 9 pm. $20. Virgin Mobile Mod Club, 722 College. marinaantoinetteencore.eventbrite.ca. (Don’t forget, we’re giving away tickets to Marina Antoinette! Click here to find out more.)
Requiem for a Dream! The Halloween Drag Musical (Asian Arts Freedom School/the Drag Musical Collective). This musical show celebrates all that is magical, powerful, haunting and sacred. Oct 30 at 7 pm. Pwyc. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. facebook.com/events/433517536765146.
The Return of Mockery Night in the Junction Shoxs presents stand-up, sketch, improv and a cabaret drag number by Gabriel. Nov 1 Doors 8:30 pm. $5. 2827 Dundas W. email@example.com.