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Planning ahead? Here's what's coming up in 2023/24!

Educator group bookings open on June 8, 2023. You will be able to reserve tickets for your estimated number of students, then make adjustments in fall of 2023 when you have your class lists. Reservations will be processed and seats or waitlist spots allocated in the order recieved. 

For now, check out our show offerings, student matinee times, and topics, and make your plans! We have provided rough run time estimates based on other productions, but these are not set in stone. Once each show has begun rehearsals we will have a better idea of their length.
All productions will have performances on weeknights at 7:30 PM, at least one 2:00 matinee, and weekend shows. Some productions will also have performances at 11:30 AM for students only.

Mainstage Season Warehouse Season



Based on the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin Additional material by Hunter Foster and Eric Price
Based on the Paramount Pictures Motion Picture, Based on the Hasbro board game CLUE
Original Music by Michael Holland
Directed by Dennis Garnhum. A co-production with the Grand Theatre
Oct 17-Nov 11, 2023 / Student Matinee 11:30 Nov 9 - waitlist FULL

A mysterious party, unusual monikers and a deadly secret bring together Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Mrs. Peacock, Professor Plum and Miss Scarlet for a night they’ll never forget. Of course, a dead body will throw a wrench into even the best of parties!
Topics: Mystery, comedy, 1950s morality, adaptation
Recommended for grade 8 and up
(farcical violence, innuendo, smoking, alcohol)
Unofficial run time estimate: Approximately 90 minutes


Music by Richard Rodgers Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse 
Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp
Directed by Rachel Peake. A co-production with Citadel Theatre
Nov 28–Dec 23, 2023 / Student Matinee 11:30 Dec 19 - waitlist open

This beloved musical spoils us with our favourite things: songs we know by heart, the unsolvable Maria, her singing Sisters, the spunky von Trapp children and the imperious Captain. Our theatre will be alive with the sound of music this holiday season.
Topics: love, family, music, faith, standing up for beliefs
Recommended for grade 4 and up
(war; run time may be too much for some children)
Unofficial run time estimate: Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes


Book by Douglas McGrath
Words & Music by Gerry Goffin & Carole King | Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil
Music by Arrangement with Sony/ ATV Music Publishing
Orchestrations, Vocal and Incidental Music Arrangements by Steve Sidwell
Directed by Kelly Thornton. A co-production with the Segal Centre
Jan 9–Feb 3, 2024 / Student Matinee 11:30 Feb 1 - limited tickets remaining!

Woven with irresistible performances of chart-topping songs from Motown and Carole King’s solo career, including the Grammy Award-winning album Tapestry, Beautiful tracks the rise of an artist who becomes one of the most celebrated singer-songwriters of all time.
Topics: biography, feminism, empowerment, music history
Recommended for grade 7 and up
(minimal strong language, innuendo, infidelity, reference to marijuana)
Unofficial run time estimate: Approximately 2 hours 35 minutes


By Katori Hall
Directed by Hazel Venzon, Original Direction by Audrey Dwyer
Feb 14–Mar 9, 2024 / Student Matinees 11:30 Feb 29 & Mar 7 - limited tickets remaining for both!

On April 3, 1968, civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel. When a maid delivers coffee, small talk takes a surprising turn. In this gripping reimagination of the night before King’s assassination, we witness the hope and struggle of a man who must confront his destiny and his legacy.
Topics: historical event, Civil Rights movement, magical realism, race and racism
Recommended for grade 10 and up
(strong language, smoking, alcohol, discussions of sexuality and  mention of suicide)
Unofficial run time estimate: Approximately 90 minutes


By Stefano Massini
Adapted by Ben Power
Directed by Richard Greenblatt
Mar 20–Apr 13, 2024

With masterful storytelling, the Lehman brothers, Henry, Emanuel and Mayer, spin a tale of opportunity, invention and capitalism as they painstakingly weave their family into the fabric of America. One man’s misfortune is another man’s gain. The epic story of a nation.
Topics: historical events, capitalism, the American Dream
Recommended for grade 11 and up
(Occasional strong language. Mentions of some mature topics. While content may be appropriate for younger viewers, it is not intended for them)
Unofficial run time estimate: Approximately 3 hours



By Trish Cooper & Sam Vint
Directed by Eric Coates
APR 24–MAY 18, 2024 / Student Matinee 11:30 May 16 - waitlist open

When Jesse falls for Adam, neither have any idea what the future holds. But when they get pregnant, they must navigate the awkward and sometimes hilarious relationship between their Métis and settler families. A comedy about love and what it means to be family.
Topics:  Métis identity, family, love, culture clash, comedy
Recommended for grade 10 and up
(Strong language. Mature content: sex, alcohol, legacy of colonialism, racism, and Day School system)
Unofficial run time estimate: Unknown, as this is a world premiere!



By Matthew MacKenzie & Mariya Khomutova
Directed by Lianna Makuch
A Punctuate! Theatre Production
Nov 1–18, 2023 / Student Matinee 11:30 Nov 15 - waitlist open

First Métis Man of Odesa is a poignant tale told in tandem about an international love affair, the inevitable hardships that come with navigating relationships, family and identity, and a love that transcends continents, pandemics, life-changing emojis and war.
Topics: true story, love, current events, Métis identity, Ukraine
Recommended for grade 9 and up (Some strong language, content includes pregnancy and war)
Unofficial run time estimate: 90 minutes


By David Yee
Directed by Suzie Martin
A co-production with Theatre Projects Manitoba
Jan 24–Feb 10, 2024

In 10 years, Al Purdy and Milton Acorn will become celebrated Canadian poets, but for now, they're just two broke men drinking whiskey and fighting with a wood fire stove. On the precipice of greatness, and a hangover, the poets must wrestle with a darkness that fights back to turn everything into something greater than it is.
Topics: CanLit, friendship, masculinity, value of art
Recommended for grade 11 and up (Strong language. Sex, alcohol, smoking, discussion of suicide)
​Unofficial run time estimate: Approximately 1 hour 40 minutes


By Dorothy Dittrich
Directed by Simon Miron
Feb 28–Mar 16, 2024

After a devastating loss, a concert pianist can no longer play. Inspired by a chance encounter, she approaches a gifted teacher to help her find music again. Scored with exquisite music and awarded the 2022 Governor General’s Award, The Piano Teacher is a moving and lyrical play about love, loss, friendship and the healing power of music.
Topics: music, grief, friendship, love, healing
Recommended for grade 10 and up (While content may be appropriate for younger viewers, it is not intended for them)
​Unofficial run time estimate: Approximately 2 hours


Written & Performed by Diane Flacks
A Tarragon Theatre Production
Apr 3–20, 2024

Part stand-up, part confessional, Guilt takes us on a roller-coaster ride through infidelity, divorce, forgiveness and love. This laugh-out-loud comedy by Diane Flacks combines her comic prowess, intelligence and honesty. Pack your bags, we’re going on a guilt trip!
Topics: family, solo show, autobiographical, consequences
Recommended for grade 11 and up (Strong and crude language, mature content)
​Unofficial run time estimate: Approximately 90 minutes

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