Montreal Theatre: What’s On This Weekend (February 17th – 19th)

Check out our selection of shows playing across Montreal stages


BLOCKBUSTER SHOWS

  • MAMMA MIA! presented by evenko and Broadway Across Canada returns to Place des Arts (Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, 175 Sainte-Catherine Street West) for an extremely limited engagement (Feb 17-19). Broadway’s smash hit jukebox musical is on its Farewell Tour! Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Buy tickets online ($38 – 88)

LAUGH OUT LOUD COMEDIES

  • Noises Off closes this Sunday the 19th 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 showRead our review here and buy tickets online ($32 – 65)
  • Bakersfield Mist heads into the third weekend of its run at the Centaur Theatre (453 St. François-Xavier)Hard-drinking, chain-smoking, down-and-out, Maude (Nicola Cavendish) is convinced she bought an unknown Jackson Pollock masterpiece worth millions at a junk shop. The question is whether the highbrow art expert, Lionel (Jonathan Monro), will agree. A comedy on what makes art, and people, truly authenticRead our review here and buy tickets online ($28 – 51)

POWERFUL POLITICAL PIECES

  • Intractable Woman presented by Imago now ends its run this weekend at the Centaur Theatre (453 St. François-Xavier)The play tells the story of Anna Politkovskaya, the only Russian journalist to cover the Second Chechen War, and a person killed for breaking the silence of censorship and fighting for human rights. Read our review. Tickets are pay-what-you-decide at the door.
  • Mr Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv presented by Infinithéâtre continues its recently extended run at the St-James Theatre (265 Rue Saint-Jacques). Part farce, part suspenseful drama, award-winning writer Oren Safdie’s play is a jaw-rattling ride through the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, where allegiances constantly shift, religion is irreverent, and politics is a matter of survival. Read our review and Buy tickets online ($12 – 25)

THEATRE ON CAMPUS

  • The Pirates of Penzance presented by the McGill Savoy Society plays its final batch of performances this weekend at the university’s Moyse Hall (853 Sherbrooke St. West). Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular show, The Pirates of Penzance is a rollicking, delightfully funny tale of a band of soft-tempered pirates. Buy tickets online ($10 – 25)
  • When Five Years Pass presented by Tuesday Night Café Theatre heads into its first week of performances at McGill’s Morrice Hall (3485 Rue McTavish). Described by playwright Federica Lorca as an “impossible comedy”, the play blends together issues of gender, love, identity, and the human body in a world of dismantled and non-linear time. Reserve tickets via email ($6 – 10)

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

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