Montreal Theatre: What’s On this Weekend (January 27 – 29)

Our top picks of shows to see this weekend!


It may be cold outside but Montreal theatres are finally beginning to heat up as local professional, indie, community, and student theatre companies raise the curtains on their 2017 seasons! Check out our selection of shows happening across town from Friday, January 27th to Sunday, January 29th:

SPOTLIGHT ON THE SEGAL

  • Noises Off begins previews this Sunday, January 29th at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts (5170 Côte-Ste-Catherine). In this wildly hilarious and hugely popular farce of a play-within-a-play, shenanigans unfold – both onstage and off – as an ambitious director and his ragtag group of actors pull their act together to put on a show. Buy tickets online ($32 – 65)
  • The Law of Gravity presented by Youtheatre plays its final two performances also at the Segal this Friday the 27th at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Featuring themes of bullying and gender identity, the play follows the unlikely friendship of Fred and Dom as they explore what it means to be a male in a heteronormative society. For audiences 14+. Buy tickets online ($10 – 15)

TIMELESS CLASSICS

  • Our Town presented by community theatre troupe Côte Saint-Luc Dramatic Society plays its final performance on Sunday, January 29th at the Harold Greenspon Auditorium (5801 Cavendish Boul). Thornton Wilder’s heartwarming play explores everyday life in the fictional town of Grover’s Corners – growing up, falling in love, getting married, and losing loved ones. Buy tickets online ($20 – 25)
  • Much Ado About Nothing, Snowglobe Theatre’s inaugural production, also ends its run at the MainLine Theatre (3997 Boul Saint-Laurent) this weekend. Shakespeare’s classic comedic tale of love and deceit featuring the famous bickering couple Beatrice & Benedick holds a mirror up to our own natures as mistaken offence and pride lead to calamity in the town of Messina. Buy tickets online ($15 – 25)

STUDENT THEATRE

  • August: Osage County presented by the graduating class of the Professional Theatre Program of Dawson College continues at the New Dome Theatre (2000 Atwater St). A fiercely funny Pulitzer and Tony Award winning black comedy of a family caught in a complex web of dysfunctionality. As three generations delve into the dark secrets of their past, great tenderness is revealed with raw and touching honesty. Reserve tickets online ($5 – 15)
  • Superior Donuts presented by McGill Players’ Theatre plays its final performance at their on-campus black box theatre (3480 McTavish) on Saturday, January 28th. A comedic chronicling the relationship between the aging owner of a rundown donut shop, his energetic but troubled new employee, and their various patronsReserve tickets via email ($6 – 10)
  • Heathers the Musical presents by McGill’s Arts Undergraduate Theatre Society (AUTS) also ends its run at Moyse Hall (853 Sherbrooke St. West) on Saturday the 28th. Based on the 1988 cult classic film of the same name, the dark comedy discusses important modern day themes such as teen suicide, homophobia, mental health and gun violence. Buy tickets online ($10 – 20)
  • First Date the Musical presented by the Marianopolis Theatre Company will have two showings on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th at 8 p.m. at Marianopolis College (4873 Westmount Ave). Aaron is a “blind date virgin,” while Casey has been on more than her fair share. When the two are set up by a mutual friend, sparks fly—or do they? This hilarious, feel-good musical portrays the first date of two polar opposites! Tickets available at the door ($12 – 15)

To see and search through the full list of events,
check out www.montrealtheatrehub.com/calendar/

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