Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of January 31st, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. This week features stories about Caribbean mothers who go abroad looking for work, a classic fairytale, Torontonians telling their own stories live, and much more. Check them out below the cut:
How Black Mothers Say I Love You by Trey Anthony (Trey Anthony/Girls in Bow Ties). This drama looks at Caribbean mothers who make the hard choice to leave children behind and go to work in Canada. Previews from Feb 4, opens Feb 9 and runs to Mar 5, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25-$55. At Factory Theatre. Show Info.
Rumpelstiltskin by Peter Bond (The NAGS Players). Social climbing parents “sell out” their daughter to a dimwitted king in this English pantomime comedy. Opens Feb 2 and runs to Feb 11, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm. mat Sat 1:30 pm. $15-$20. At The Tranzac. Show Info.
True Stories (Told Live) Toronto. Storytellers tell a personal story without notes in less than 10 minutes, with Chris Graham, Jess Beaulieu, Jonathan Ramoutar, Colleen Diamond and Dan Mossip-Balkwill. Hosted by Marsha from YesYesMarsha.com. Jan 31 at 7:30 pm (doors 6:45 pm). Free. At The Garrison. Show Info.
The Ugly Duckthing by Marty Stelnick (SSCT). Re-telling of the Hans Christian Andersen classic using puppetry, music and multimedia for ages 5 and up. Jan 14-Feb 5, see website for schedule. $17. At Solar Stage Children’s Theatre. Show Info.
Alien Creature by Linda Griffiths (TPM). A poet uses magic, stories and rhymes to entice audiences with a glimpse of her life. Previews from Jan 12, opens Jan 17 and runs to Feb 5, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm (and Jan 17), Sat-Sun 2 pm (no Sat mat on Jan 14). $17-$33, mat pwyc at the door. At Theatre Passe Muraille. Show Info.
Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings.