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General Waterloo Region Theatre
#1
A general catch-all thread for live theatre in the Region.

It turns out that Waterloo Region has a rather great and thriving amateur and professional theatre industry! We're just close enough to Toronto that our professional companies can draw audiences from there with high quality shows, but we're far enough away that there's a thriving amateur scene for those who want to try their hand at acting/singing/dancing/teching without the pressures of competing with those trying to make it their career.

Here I'll compile a list of the various companies and venues in the region.  If something is missing (and for now, there is certainly plenty missing) please reply or PM with the name and website for the theatre/company and I'll add it to the list.

Theatre Companies
Theatre Venues
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#2
Driftwood Theatre from Toronto will be performing Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in Civic Centre Park, Kitchener on Wednesday, July 29th at 1930hrs. Performance will be rain or shine. Admission is pay what you can, with $20 suggested. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket!

More info here: http://www.driftwoodtheatre.com/event/hamlet-kitchener/
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#3
Launch brochures are now out for MT Space's "Impact 15" theatre biennale, taking place September 22 - 27 (I picked mine up at Matter of Taste).  Tickets are now on sale and early purchase passes are available for $100 until August 21st ($114 after that).  Ticket ordering info here:  http://mtspace.ca/productions/impact-15/tickets

The launch video can be seen here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5gEknMmgh4
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#4
Backyard Theatre will be presenting a re-make of their musical comedy "Kitchener:  Ich Liebe Dich (Finding love in the city of summer sausage)" from August 12 to August 15.  The Backyard Theatre is located at 22 Homewood Ave in Kitchener.   Complete details and tickets at the website:  http://www.backyardtheatre.ca/
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#5
(07-25-2015, 06:07 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Backyard Theatre will be presenting a re-make of their musical comedy "Kitchener:  Ich Liebe Dich (Finding love in the city of summer sausage)" from August 12 to August 15.  The Backyard Theatre is located at 22 Homewood Ave in Kitchener.   Complete details and tickets at the website:  http://www.backyardtheatre.ca/

A good friend of mine runs this and it's a really cool set up and how they pull it all off.  Worth checking out for sure.
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#6
(07-15-2015, 01:01 PM)panamaniac Wrote: Driftwood Theatre from Toronto will be performing Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in Civic Centre Park, Kitchener on Wednesday, July 29th at 1930hrs.  Performance will be rain or shine.  Admission is pay what you can, with $20 suggested.  Bring a lawn chair or a blanket!

More info here:  http://www.driftwoodtheatre.com/event/hamlet-kitchener/

A reminder - the play goes on "rain or shine".  I wonder if they anticipated this much "shine"!
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#7
JM Drama will be presenting the rock musical "Next to Normal" at the Registry Theatre at 1930hrs on August 6-8 and 13-15. Tickets available at the CITS box office or on line:

http://www.registrytheatre.com/next-to-normal/
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#8
It's a good time for live theatre in the area. KWLT is opening Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf tonight at their Black Box Theatre tonight and the Impact Festival is ongoing in Kitchener.
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#9
(09-17-2015, 08:18 AM)schooner77 Wrote: It's a good time for live theatre in the area. KWLT is opening Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf tonight at their Black Box Theatre tonight and the Impact Festival is ongoing in Kitchener.

Isn't Imact 15 next week?
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#10
Well, that's embarrassing, you're correct, Impact 15 does start next week. Not sure where my brain is today.
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#11
(09-17-2015, 10:24 AM)schooner77 Wrote: Well, that's embarrassing, you're correct, Impact 15 does start next week.  Not sure where my brain is today.

Here's a copy of the brochure:


http://www.mtspace.ca/sites/default/file...eb_i_0.pdf
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#12
Lost and Found Theatre will be mounting a production of "Charles Dickens Writes 'A Christmas Carol' " at the Conrad Centre for the Performing Arts from 02 -12 December.  This will be the largest production that Lost and Found has undertaken.

Press release:    https://gallery.mailchimp.com/f00c97dd3c...elease.pdf

Details and Tickets:     http://www.lostandfoundtheatre.com/index...enu-item-5
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#13
This weekend, I'm in a play! It's going to be a good, dumb, fun musical-comedy!

Who's Afraid of the FASS?
FASS Theatre Company


Quote:This February we'll be performing our original-ish haunted theatre inspired musical-comedy production of “Who’s Afraid of the FASS?”

Would you like to hear about Frat Boy Hades, ghosts of FASSies past, duels between real and software pirates, the Goosebusters, and many other FASS-chilling tales?

Come join us as one of our esteemed audience members. We need you! Otherwise a show is really just a rehearsal.

Show Dates:
Thursday, February 4th 8PM
Friday, February 5th 7PM
Friday, February 5th 10:30PM*
Saturday, February 6th 6PM

Advance Tickets will be available starting January 11th. They can be purchased through company members, and are available for sale at the Humanities Theatre Box Office on the first floor of Hagey Hall. You can call them at (519) 888-4908, 12pm-5pm.

*The Friday 10:30PM show encourages audience participation. Not for the faint of heart!

Facebook event

What's FASS like?  Well here's a scene from last year's show:



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#14
Driftwood Theatre is returning to Civic Centre Park for an outdoor production of The Taming of the Shrew on July 12th at 1930hrs.

http://www.driftwoodtheatre.com/event/th...r-july-12/
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#15
Tooting my own horn once again

I'm in KWLT's July One Acts!

It's running Thursday, Friday, Saturday this weekend and next. (13, 14, 15 and 20, 21, 22 of July)

http://kwlt.org/july-one-act-weekends-2017

There are three short plays:
Quote:BROTHERS IN ARMS
Written by Merrill Denison
Directed by Matthew Walsh

Brothers in Arms satirizes the romantic notion of the Great Outdoors. Set in 1919 in a hunting cabin in rural Ontario, the play centres around an officer-turned-businessman and his young wife; while he is impatient to return to Toronto, she is caught up in her dream of the Canadian backwoods. The local hunter waiting with them is a disappointment to the expectations of both.

THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMARE
Written by Christopher Durang
Directed by Scott Denniston

Having casually wandered onstage, George is informed that one of the actors, Eddie, has been in an auto accident and he must replace him immediately. The Actor’s Nightmare is a spoof of that nightmare every actor experiences at one point in time, being on stage in their underwear, not knowing their lines, or not knowing their blocking. And like most nightmares, it usually ends with your death.

OPHELIA
Written by Scarlet Fountain
Directed by Adam Cook

This play is two stories, set in 1914 and 1984. Margaret and Ophelia both struggle with their own identity. As Margaret learns of Ophelia's past, she learns to accept herself for who she is. Throughout the play we will see both side by side, and back in and forth, in a beautiful flowing of soft transitions.
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