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Everyone’s a little bit in love with Garry…or so he likes to think. Come and meet the over-dramatic stage actor, Garry Essendine, and watch as he unsuccessfully navigates through life.
Ladies and gentlemen, #LiveFromCookCountyJail: a very special performance brought you to by the ladies of Murderess’ Row. Hear their pleas and decide for yourself if they did it.
Night 1: Jaywalking, When It Arrives, Why Am I Here
Night 2: Happy Accidents, Boundaries, Roommates the Musical
With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story, If/Then is a fascinating, ambitious and original new musical. If/Then simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting a deeply moving portrait of the lives that we lead, as well as the lives that we might have led.
Elizabeth, a city planner, moves back to New York to restart her life in the city of infinite possibilities. When her carefully designed plans collide with the whims of fate, Elizabeth’s life splits into two parallel paths. If/Then follows both stories simultaneously, as this modern woman faces the intersection of choice and chance.
If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today and all of the possibilities of tomorrow. With a powerhouse role for a leading lady and rich and complex supporting roles, this show celebrates dynamite talent and the power of great storytelling.
Purple Shorts is Theatre Western’s annual one-act student-written play festival. Come bring your valentine! Go with friends! Or enjoy some kick-ass theatre by yourself! It’s an event everyone can enjoy!
This meta-theatrical play tells the story of a small American town, Grover’s Corner, through the everyday lives of its citizens as they grow up, get married and discover what life is truly about.
Twelve Angry Men is a legal drama about a jury that deliberates the guilt of a man on the basis of reasonable doubt. This show explores themes of prejudice, class, anonymity, and justice. This production of Twelve Angry Men will be implementing gender blind casting.
10% of ticket sales will be donated to Aboriginal Legal Services Toronto.
Allan Felix has a thing for Humphrey Bogart. What he doesn’t have is “Bogey’s” way with women. Bookish, insecure, and recently separated, Allan turns to his friends, and his number one leading man, to help him get back to the dating game. Despite his best efforts to channel Bogart’s “cool, calm and collected” suave, Allan’s awkward, neurotic, disheveled nature leads him to a string of hilarious encounters as he tries to work his charm on a bevy of beautiful dames. In the end what works, and on whom, surprises everyone, and proves that there may be more to finding love than just being Bogey.
Tickets: $15 adults, $12 students; available at Western Connections and at the door.
This year’s Purple Shorts will feature shows ranging from passionate love to crimes of passion. Come for a night filled with comedy, suspense, and mystery!
Tickets: $10 for one night, $15 for both; available at Western Connections and at the door.
Boeing Boeing is about a bachelor living in France who happens to have three flight attendant fiancées. A day of hilarity occurs when all three women’s schedules line up and the bachelor struggles to keep his ruse alive.
Tickets: $15; available online and at the Grand Theatre box office, 519-672-8800.
Xanadu the musical is a spin on (aka spoof of) the 1980s cult classic film of the same name. In the musical, a Greek muse, Clio, descends from Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in the 1980s to divinely inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, through the creation of a roller disco. But when Clio, disguised as an Australian roller girl named Kira, falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, she risks eternal banishment to the netherworld.
Tickets: $15; available at Western Connections and at the door.
In the mid-nineteenth century a man who became known as Jerome was alleged to have been found on the shores of Baie Sainte-Marie, Nova Scotia, mute and missing both legs. He lived for over forty years with a local family. Many attempts were made to locate his relatives, with hopefuls rumoured to have travelled from as far away as Alabama and Milan, but when he died in 1912 the mystery of his background was still unsolved. The story of Jerome, the Mystery Man of Sandy Cove, has turned up in various collections of folk history over the years. A play centred on Jerome’s appearances as a sideshow curiosity.
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students; available online and at the Grand Theatre box office, 519-672-8800.
Omigod, you guys! Get ready for one of the biggest, brightest (and pinkest) musicals you’ll ever see! Boasting a large cast and crew representing all faculties at the University of Western Ontario, Theatre Western is proud to present its largest production to date, Legally Blonde: The Musical!
The musical tracks the exuberant Elle Woods as she follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School in a quest to win him back. What ensues is 190 minutes of non-stop energy, hilarity, athleticism and, perhaps, some unexpected social relevance!
Tickets: $12 students (in advance), $15 for others; available online, at InfoSource and at the door.
Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 at the door; available at InfoSource.
First produced in 1991, Escape from Happiness is the third and final of Walker’s East End Plays series which chronicles the hardships and mishaps of the dysfunctional Quinn family. In this black comedy, the characters grapple with the challenges of keeping their family together in the midst of their neighbourhood’s criminal scene, which is spiralling out of control.
Tickets: $15 general, $10 students; available online, at InfoSource, and at the Grand Theatre box office, 519-672-8800.
This celebration of the mating game takes on the truths and myths behind that contemporary conundrum know as “the relationship.” Act I explores the journey from dating and waiting to love and marriage, while Act II reveals the agonies and triumphs of in-laws and newborns, trips in the family car and pick-up techniques of the geriatric set. This hilarious revue pays tribute to those who have loved and lost, to those who have fallen on their face at the portal of romance, to those who have dared to ask, “Say, what are you doing Saturday night?”
Tickets: $12; available at InfoSource and at the door.
The Importance of Being Earnest is the hilarious adventure of two dashing young bachelors and the outrageous deceptions they find themselves in over love. In order to leave his dull country life behind, Jack visits his made-up brother Earnest in the city. In the city, Jack, with his playboy pal Algernon in tow, takes on the persona of Ernest and falls in love with Gwendolyn. Algernon, when learning that Jack leaves his beautiful young ward Cecily back in the country, visits the country pretending to be the brother that Jack always visits. Pandemonium ensues when these two would-be Ernests find themselves face-to-face and needing to explain who the real Ernest is to their new loves.
Tickets: students $10, general $15; available at InfoSource and the Grand Theatre box office, 519-672-8800.
Six young people, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn’t everything and that losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser.
Tickets: Adults $15, students $10, available at InfoSource.
Tickets: $7 per night. There will also be a limited number of tickets sold at the door, but get your tickets early because they are going to go fast!
Doors open at 9:30pm.