The Monster Project [Theatre Aquarius]






Home to emerging artists and playwrights, Theatre Aquarius is proud to present the TA2 Studio Series – a unique opportunity to experience the future of Canadian Theatre today! The TA2 series presents three exciting new works per season in the 125 seat Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre, each for a limited number of performances! Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to experience exciting new work, native to this region. Add the TA2 Studio Series to your subscription for just $30 when ordering any of our subscription packages! An unbeatable value!

The Monster Project

By Haruna Kondo, Claire Calnan, and Adam Lazarus

Thursday March 30 at 8:00 PM
Friday March 31 at 8:00 PM
Saturday April 1 at 2:00 PM
Saturday April 1 at 8:00 PM

Cleaning, combing, ironing, polishing, straightening, tidying…to keep the monsters at bay. Two women (who often feel bigger, louder, uglier, messier, sweatier than they ought to) work to communicate ideas of fear and monsters across cultures. But there is no English translation for Japaense Yokai. Join us for a work-in-progress presentation from two artists struggling with similar questions in different parts of the world.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 20:00
Studio Theatre, 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON

Noises Off [Dundas Little Theatre]


Dundas Little Theatre Presents: Noises Off
by Michael Frayn

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play

"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium." - The New York Times

Directed by Peter Lloyd

Apr. 21, 22, 27, 28 29, May 5, 6, 2017 @ 8pm

Apr. 30 & May 7th, 2017 Matinees @ 2pm

To purchase tickets, read the further information provided here. 

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 20:00
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 14:00
Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 14:00
Dundas Little Theatre Dundas Little Theatre Inc. 37 Market Street South, Dundas, ON, Canada

Return Engagements [Theatre Burlington]

                                                                    2311 New Street, Burlington
                                                                  Administration: 905-637-1728
                                                                  Rehearsal Hall: 905-632-5352


Return Engagements

A Comedy by Bernard Slade

Directed by Tom Levely
Produced by Barb Pollard

This ingenious comedy is by the author of Same Time, Next YearTributeRomantic Comedy and Same Time, Another Year. The first act is comprised of three vignettes showing separate couples: a tipsy actress and the bellboy who has bedded her the night before, a gutsy Polish woman who has survived World War II and a carpenter whom she chooses to father her baby, and an acid tonged columnist and his cool psychotherapist wife who are about to split up. In Act II, we learn much to our merriment how they ended up. And, we learn how, ultimately, their stories are all linked together.

“A packed house roared with laughter… the play is laced with great one liners and farcical situations… A ton of laughs.”
 – Door County Advocate

April 14-15, 21-22, 27-28-29, 2017
Curtain 8:00 PM

Click here to tickets online. 

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 20:00
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 20:00
Theatre Burlington 2311 New Street, Burlington

BPAC April 2017 Events [Burlington Performing Arts Centre]



Providing the people of Burlington
with a broad range of excellent performance
opportunities that will both inspire and delight.

440 Locust Street, Burlington ON, L7S 1T7

PHONE: 905-681-2551

Event Listing for

April 2017


The Monster Show-Burlington Student Theatre
Apr 04 7:30 PM
The horror moments aren’t very scary in this tongue-in-cheek spoof – another in our run including previous hits Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon and Superheroes Unplugged. Meet all sorts of Monsters - real and imaginary – including werewolves, vampires and giants, who together must fight to save the future of the universe from the zombie apocalypse. Anything can happen! This group of young performers, ages 6-13, will also trace the social significance of the figure of the human monster and how it can relate to fear, discrimination and alienation. Fun for the whole family!

Home Free
Apr 05 8:00 PM
When country a cappella band Home Free was crowned champion of NBC’s The Sing-Off, their victory was by no means the beginnings of a career for the five country stars from Minnesota… rather it was a satisfying culmination of nearly a decade of hard work and commitment to a vocal craft growing in popularity.

Just For Laughs Road Show
Apr 07 8:00 PM
A favourite across audiences everywhere, the Just For Laughs Road Show returns to Burlington for yet another evening of side-splitting humour.

Little Yarn Stories
Apr 08 11:00 AM
Welcome to a fantastical world of yarn - a world in which yarn is moving, alive and transforming. In this charming puppet theatre performance, tapestry is woven, fiber is spun and wool skeins are twisted into quirky and fun characters that come alive before your eyes. Ideal for children ages 3-6.

Burlington Teen Tour Band in Concert
Apr 09 2:00 PM  |  Apr 09 7:00 PM
The Burlington Teen Tour Band is Canada’s largest and oldest youth band with approximately 170 members between the ages of 13 and 21. They are an internationally renowned military style precision marching band and perform proudly as “Canada’s Musical Ambassadors”.

Shaolin Warriors
Apr 10 7:30 PM
The ultimate Kung Fu experience! China’s Shaolin Warriors, known for their disciplined and deadly martial-arts prowess, showcase their remarkable skills, time-honored rituals and the spectacular imagery of Kung Fu as they perform incredible feats.

Morgan James
Apr 13 8:00 PM
New York-based soul singer, songwriter, and Broadway chanteuse Morgan James casts an unbreakable spell with a powerhouse voice, theatrical swing, and soulful poise.

Creative Acts - Centre Stage Theatre
Apr 19 7:00 PM
Centre Stage Theatre Productions and Centre Stage Theatre School join forces in a showcase of musical theatre, drama, comedy, and pop music. Incorporating excerpts from The Little Mermaid, Seussical, Annie, the Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Into the Woods, Once on this Island, Ariadne's Thead, Grounded, and more, CREATIVE ACTS is a family event featuring theatre and music for all ages.

Johannes Linstead
Apr 26 8:00 PM
Johannes Linstead and his group will set the stage on fire as they let loose a fiesta of Afro-Cuban percussion and Spanish guitar magic! From being named Guitarist of the Year, to winning seven Best Album awards, to six top-ten Billboard charting albums, Johannes Linstead has become recognized internationally as one of the best selling guitarists in the Instrumental and World Music genres.


Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 19:30
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 11:00
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 14:00
Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 19:00
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 19:30
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 20:00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 19:00
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 20:00
440 Locust Street, Burlington, ON

71st Annual Sears Ontario Drama Festival

The prime purpose of the Festival is to provide a showcase for participants to demonstrate their unique drama work. It brings together students, teachers, theatre professionals, and community members to view, discuss, critique and enjoy each other's creative efforts, under the guidance of experienced adjudicators. Fostering respect, excitement, understanding and artistic development are some of its major aims as well as inspiring team work, problem solving, literacy and entrepreneurship. It also encourages current and future audiences to become positively involved with the art form.

High school drama groups must first qualify at a district area festival. Each district, organized by geographical location, has from six to thirty entries depending upon the school population of the area.  District finalists are then invited to one of six regional festivals, each running between three and six nights.  Two Outstanding Productions from each region are invited to perform at the Provincial Showcase. The Ontario Showcase will be held at the Chatham Cultural Centre from May 10 to 13, 2017.

Performances for HAMILTON-WENTWORTH District · March 27-31 · Westdale SS, 700 Main St W, Hamilton​

Monday, March 27, 2017 (All day) to Friday, March 31, 2017 (All day)
Westdale SS, 700 Main St W, Hamilton​

McMaster University Poets at Art Crawl [AGH Annex]




McMaster University Poets at Art Crawl

Hamilton Youth Poets (HYP) are opening the ring to McMaster university writers, poets, authors, performers, with enough steel to brave the grandest spoken word poetry stage at McMaster.

We are crowning the dopest poet at McMaster University at Friday’s Art Crawl. Poets will be scored by live judges from 0-12. The poets with the highest scores at the end of 2 rounds will be crowned University Slam champions and will represent mcmaster at Louder than a bomb Canada. It's going to be lit.

Top Poets will represent the university at Louder Than A Bomb Canada Poetry Festival (running May 5 - 20 at the AGH Annex.) It’s going to be a night of spit fire, and dope bars. Slam poetry is when the literary becomes competitive, as personal narratives weave with a skill set you can score.

Admission is FREE

WHEN: Friday, March 10, 7:00 pm doors
WHERE: AGH Annex 118 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K7, Canada


Friday, March 10, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Artist GYM: Text Analysis [Theatre Aquarius]

Text Analysis with Amos Crawley

About the Workshop

Nerves. Feeling self-conscious. Feeling like you can't be consistent in an audition room with your best work. These are universals for most actors regardless of experience level. I believe that the road to consistency and the ability to relax into the work has its roots in the early stages of text analysis that tend to be skipped over in a rush to get to performance. For a richer and more complex understanding of a scene, we need to root around a bit. This GYM will be a discussion of how to spend more time with your scene or monologue before getting it on its feet. Some work will be theoretical but please feel free to bring in a piece which you may be interested in exploring.

About the Instructor

Amos Crawley has been a professional actor since he was 4 years old. He has over 150 film, television, radio and theatre credits. He trained in New York City under CC Courtney, Richard Pinter and others and has worked across Canada, in the US and in the UK. Recent credits include Murdoch Mysteries, Covert Affairs and The Firm. He is currently playing the lead role of Jack on Treehouse TV's Trucktown and can be seen as Henderson in the feature Meza.

Theatre Aquarius’ GYM is a program developed for professional performing artists, emerging artists, theatre students, and anyone interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts. Our mission is to support artists by providing monthly mentorship and training led by skilled instructors and experienced working professionals. Every month, workshops, panels, and keynote speakers will be offered as part of our program. Our focus is to provide a creative space that is accessible and affordable to all artists in the community. 

COST: $10
WHEN: March 20, 2017, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
INFO: TO register please send an Luke Brown an email at

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St., Hamilton, ON

Wednesdays @ 8 with Nick Wallace [Staircase Theatre]

Wednesdays at 8 with Nick Wallace

Canadian Champion of Magic, Nick Wallace, returns to the Staircase this spring to share with audiences some of his best known illusions and to craft some new ones. Every week a different special guest will grace the stage to share their unique talent.

No two performances are the same!

Wednesdays at 8 starts March 15th in the Elaine Mae Theatre of the Staircase Café and is produced by Flat Earth Global and Nick Wallace. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by phoning 905-529-3000 or by visiting

WHEN: March 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26, May 3 at 8:00 PM
WHERE:  27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9
TIX: $15; for tickets 905-529-3000 or

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Staircase Theatre, 27 Dundurn St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 3C9

The Rivals [Redeemer University College]

The Rivals

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
directed by Ray Louter

See "The Rivals", a satirical comedy about new and old money on holiday. Tucked away at an exclusive resort, the rivals battle, using love letters, double-crosses and gallant duels, for an advantageous match. Take in our modern spin on the crackling wit of Sheridan's eighteenth century classic, performed in the Redeemer Auditorium from March 20 to 25. "The Rivals" is recommended for audiences 12 years of age and older. The play includes some mature language and themes. Please use your discretion when bringing along young audiences to The Rivals.

WHEN: March 21 – March 25, evening performances each weeknight from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
WHERE: Redeemer University College, 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON
TIX: Contact box office at 905-648-2131 x4211. Online tickets will be available closer to the performance dates

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 19:30 to 22:00
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 19:30 to 22:00
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 19:30 to 22:00
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 19:30 to 22:00
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 19:30 to 22:00
Redeemer University College, 777 Garner Road East, Ancaster, ON

From Page to Stage Festival [Stage Write Burlington]

From Page to Stage Festival of Rehearsed Stage Readings

Stage Write Burlington is presenting on March 3-5, 2017 the From Page to Stage festival of rehearsed staged readings, in partnership with Theatre Burlington. Featured scripts are:

  • Saving Grace (full length) by John R. Hewson and Mark S. Mindorff - March 03 at 8 PM
  • In Search of Passion (full length) by Linda McCready - March 04 at 8 PM
  • Meeting Alec and The Sad Writers’ Table (one act) by Douglas V. Lintula - March 05 at 2 PM
  • Alfredo The Grate and Penelope and the Parrot (one act) by George Marciniak - March 05 at 3 PM

Tickets: $10 each or $25 for a Festival Pass. Tickets available at the door. On March 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m. there will be a free creative writing workshop - What Makes a Good Story? presented by Linda McCready and Douglas Lintula, both members of the Canadian Playwrights Guild of Canada.

For more information -

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 20:00 to 21:30
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:30
Theatre Burlington, 2311 New Street (Central Park, next to Library), Burlington