Toronto Theatre – What’s On

Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 17, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

I culled this week’s five cheap theatre picks from the list of shows we’ve circulated to our writers. Each week, we at Mooney on Theatre pore over play listings from various Toronto sources and send a list of the most swoon-worthy shows to our writers, asking them to select a play to review from the list. Below, the five shows we’re most excited to have our reviewers check out. The good news? These shows are not only exciting, but they’re also all available for viewing at the low price of $20 or less! Prices are highlighted below for ease of reference. Read on and enjoy!

Continue reading Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 17, 2010

Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 10, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Our cheap Toronto theatre picks for this week focus on Theatre Passe Muraille, which currently has three affordable theatre options for your viewing pleasure. We’ve also thrown in a couple of other theatre events for you to check out that aren’t related to Theatre Passe Muraille, just for good measure. The Canadian Stage Company‘s splashy, inexpensive Festival of Ideas and Creation has us MoT contributers all hot and bothered, and we’re even excited about a show at Palmerston Library – yes, the library! Read on for more details and enjoy!

Continue reading Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 10, 2010

Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 3, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Our cheap Toronto theatre picks for this week have been inspired by none other than our very own editor, Miss Megan Mooney. Every week, Megan highlights the shows that she’s most excited about seeing in our weekly eye-catching theatre listings. (And if she could clone herself 500 times over, she would see them all!). I’ve decided to further highlight her choices by choosing the least expensive of Megan’s selections and sharing them with you in this week’s Five for Twenty (Or Less) post. So, grab a little cash (we promise, you’ll only need a little!), and see cheap theatre that makes Megan’s heart flutter into a flurry of excitement! Enjoy! Continue reading Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of May 3, 2010

The Buzz Festival – Theatre Passe Muraille

By Adam Collier

Theatre Passe Muraille runs a show of works-in-development that it calls the Buzz Festival. “Rather than theatre developing in isolation” an opening note in the program reads, “artists are given the opportunity to incorporate audience feedback into the development of their work.”

Maybe because of this – though I’m not sure it’s a requirement – the creator of each work is also one of its performers or director (or both).

On the night I went (Tuesday) four works went up on the stage. Each was about twenty-minutes long. They ranged vastly in style and material.

Continue reading The Buzz Festival – Theatre Passe Muraille

Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of April 26, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

This week, we feature free Toronto theatre – yes, that’s right: all of our cheap Toronto theatre picks for this week cost nothing at all (well, one costs next to nothing, but it’s worth it!). We also suggest theatre-ish experiences, rather than the usual play. Comedy, readings and talent shows all qualify as theatre in their own way, and they should not be forsaken. Toronto has so much to offer by way of all shows that we figured we should highlight some non-traditional free theatre in the hopes that you will attend one or two of our suggestions, and then keep on going back for more. Enjoy!

Continue reading Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of April 26, 2010

Eye-catching Toronto live theatre for the week of April 26, 2010

by George Perry

Shows that Caught Our Eye This Week

Here are all of the shows we wish we could get out and see this week! Take your pick from our list of great theatre escapes for the week of April 26, 2010:

** Shows marked with the double asterisks are the ones that make Megan, our editor, wish she could clone herself so she could check them all out.

Continue reading Eye-catching Toronto live theatre for the week of April 26, 2010