Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Live theatre shows in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less, playing the week of April 25th, 2017. Perfect for the budget-conscious theatre-goer. From a musical-theatre hybrid, to Asian-Canadian stories of identity, and dealing with the scars of trauma, we have a superb selection of affordable options for the theatre nerd and the beginner alike! Check these shows out below the cut:
Century Song. Nightwood Theatre, Volcano and Moveable Beast Collective present a theatrical performance hybrid by Neema Bickersteth, Kate Alton and Ross Manson. Inspired in part by Virginia Woolf’s Orlando and Alice Walker’s In Search Of Our Mother’s Gardens, performer Bickersteth melds classical song and movement to inhabit a century of women whose identities are contained within a single performer. Previews Apr 18, opens Apr 19 and runs to Apr 29, Tue-Fri 8 pm (and Apr 22), mat Apr 24 at 1:30 pm, Apr 29 at 2 pm. $20-$35. At The Streetcar Crownsnest. Show Info.
Crash by Pamela Mala Sinha (Soulpepper Theatre). After the loss of a loved one, a woman must face the shattering memories of a past trauma. Previews Apr 26, opens Apr 27 and runs to Apr 29, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $25-$59. At the Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Show Info.
Evidence to the Contrary by Hélène Pedneault (Tree of Life Theatre Company). A woman faces accusations of murdering her mother. Opens Apr 26 and runs to Apr 29, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm (plus Apr 26 preview at 2 pm). $20, stu/srs/arts workers $15. 10% of proceeds will be supporting Dying with Dignity Canada. At Annex Theatre. Show Info.
The Retirement Plan by Robin Pond (Bear Productions). A family dreaming of financial freedom buys a retirement product then must deal with the consequences in this comedic cautionary tale. Opens Apr 26 and runs to Apr 29, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $20, mat $10. At Red Sandcastle Theatre. Show Info.
Banana Boys by Leon Aureus (Factory Theatre). Five young Asian-Canadian men wrestle with issues of race and identity. Previews Apr 18, opens Apr 20 and runs to May 14, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $25-$55. At Factory Theatre. Show Info.