Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
We’re lucky to live in a diverse city, and this week, the picks are designed to reflect that. These shows are not only budget-friendly, but they’ll get you out of Canada for a while. From England to India, these picks will take you around the globe. Check ’em out under the cut!
TMT Salon: A Passage To India. Toronto Masque Theatre presents an informative look at the inspiration behind TMT’s newest creation. The man who married himself was inspired by a Karnataka folk tale. We look at the music and poetry of India that inspired composer Juliet Palmer and librettist Anna Chatterton, and choreographer Hari Krishnan. Featuring singing from acclaimed vocalist Suba Sankaran. Feb 29 at 7:30 pm. $15-$20 (pre-register). Show Info.
Port Authority by Conor McPherson (Fly on the Wall Theatre). This portrait of three generations of Irish men portrays interwoven stories of love and missed opportunities. Previews Mar 1, opens Mar 2 and runs to Mar 13, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25, Sun $20, preview $15. Show Info.
Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare (Theatre Erindale). The storybook adventure play is performed as part of The Blackfriars Project 2016. Feb 25-28, Thu 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $18, stu/srs $12. Show Info.
Mosaic Storytelling Festival. Presented by St David’s Anglican Church and Open Door East End Arts Collective. Tales about little boys and grandfathers, from Ireland to Peru, with Rico Rodriguez and Bruce Carmody. Mar 6 at 3 pm. Pwyc. Show Info.
Chelsea Moor Castle (Or, The Contract to Marry) by Arthur Sullivan, Barb Scheffler and Michael Harms (North Toronto Players). This original show based on music from Gilbert & Sullivan operettas takes place in an English manor house and includes a mysterious curse, ghosts, a plotting butler and more. Opens Mar 4 and runs to Mar 13, Mar 4, 11 and 12 at 8 pm, Mar 5 gala show at 7 pm, mats Mar 6, 12 and 13 at 2 pm. $25, srs $22, stu $15; add $10 for Mar 5 gala. Kids under 14 free for all performances. Show Info.