Stage Playlist in Toronto the Week of August 24th, 2015

Shows That Caught Our Eyes in Toronto the Week of August 24th, 2015

It’s the dog days of summer but there are plenty of great theatre options to choose from this week. We’ve highlighted those we’d most like to see in red text. Check it out below the cut!

Mary Poppins by Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman and Julian Fellowes (LOT). This musical is based on the PL Travers book and the 1964 film. Previews from Jul 9, opens Jul 16 and runs to Aug 30, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm, mats Sat 2 pm, Sun 4 pm. $50-$60. Show Info

Macbeth: Walking the Shadows. Shakespeare in the Ruff presents a contemporary puppetry adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, set in a post-apocalyptic world. Previews from Aug 13, opens Aug 19 and runs to Aug 30, Wed-Mon 8 pm. Pwyc. Withrow Park 725 Logan, Show Info

Pressgang Storytelling Celebrates Four Years (Pressgang Theatre) On the back of a sold out run of Served at The Toronto Fringe, Pressgang Theatre will be celebrating our four year anniversary with a storytelling show. Featuring stories by: Rhiannon Archer, Faisal Butt, Helder Brum, Jillian Welsh, Glyn Bowerman, Jake Babad, and Ashley Ann Caggianello, Hosted by Graham Isador. Handlebar, 159 Augusta Ave. $10. Aug 25 7-30 pm Show Info

The Second City Fall 2015 Mainstage Revue. Previews of Second City’s latest sketch comedy revue. Preview performances begin July 14.  Tickets starting at $25. Performances every Tuesday to Sunday. Official Opening in August (date tbd). Tue-Thu 8 pm, Fri-Sun 7:30 pm. $25, stu $16-$18.  Show Info

Superhero! A Bam! Zap! Pow! Murder Mystery Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre presents an interactive dinner-theatre whodunit set at a superhero convention. Runs to Oct 31, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm (dinner from 6:30 pm), see website for mats. $37-$87. Show Info

Theatresports  Bad Dog Theatre presents Toronto’s longest-running improv comedy contest. Two teams compete in an unscripted battle for the audience’s love. 8 pm. $12, stu $10. Early Match: up-and-coming improvisers perform ahead of the main event. 7 pm. $5. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre 875 Bloor Show Info

Under the Big Top  Famous People Players presents a black light theatre show for all ages about the magic of the circus. Opens Jun 26 and runs to Oct 28, Tue-Sat, call/see website for times.  Show Info

Vampire Campfire A silly gang of ghouls spend summer at a remedial camp for monsters in this all-ages interactive music and sketch show. To Sep 3, Wed-Thu 1 pm. $14, family 4-pack $45.  Show Info


Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage listings.