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Hansel and Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

By Canadian playwright, Vic Hyde

Directed by Michelle Spanik & Kathy Hyde-Nagel
Produced by Michelle Spanik & Kathy Hyde-Nagel

Not part of the series but offered for the enjoyment for the young and young at heart to enjoy affordable family fun.

Our children’s production are designed for the little ones to experience live theatre in an up close, friendly theatre setting using colourful costumes, sets and lighting. The children usually sit up front on mats while caregivers use the regular chairs.

Children are invited to meet the actors and visit the set at the end of the performance.

Dates:
November 18, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
November 19, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM
November 20, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM
November 25, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
November 26, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM
November 27, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM
December 2, 2022 @ 7:30 PM
December 3, 2022 @ 1:30 & 3:30 PM

Curtain: Friday shows at 7.30 pm / matinees at 1.30 & 3.30

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Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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My Old Lady-Winter-2023

My Old Lady

By Israel Horovitz

Directed by Judi Wilson
Produced by Mark Collis

When a down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He arrives on the doorstep and discovers, to his dismay, that the elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law and she is not about to give them up. Because he has no other place to go, she invites him to stay in the spacious apartment. A spiral of friendship, romance with the old lady’s outspoken daughter, and some uncomfortable revelations about his unmourned father affect all in this poignant play.

Dates:
Friday, February 3, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 4, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 5, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
Friday, February 10, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 11, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2023 @ 2:00 PM
Friday, February 17, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 18, 2023 @ 8:00 PM

Curtain: Evening shows at 8:00 PM / matinees at 2:00 PM

Please note this play contains strong language

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Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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Remember Maggy-Spring 2023

Remember, Maggy?

By Canadian playwrights, Matt Murray and Carol Anne Murray

Directed by Jerrold Karch
Produced by Peter Jonasson

“Remember, Maggy?” follows two polar opposite sisters in their 40’s and the journey of their complex and often hilarious relationship over the span of five years.

Kate, a widowed housewife and Maggy, a pill-popping/alcoholic actress, battle to stay connected while dealing with the progression of their sharp-tongued Irish mother’s Alzheimer’s; together with a family secret which, if revealed, threatens to destroy their already fragile relationship.

Dates:
April 14, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 15, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 21, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 22, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 28, 2023 @ 8:00 PM
April 29, 2023 @ 8:00 PM

Curtain: All shows at 8:00 PM

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Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Masks are strongly advised for all people attending to help protect fellow patrons, cast and crew. 

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Theatre Burlington 2022-2023 Season

Theatre Burlington is proud to announce our 2022-2023 season.  Show dates and ticket information will be available shortly.


Educating Rita, by Willy Russell

The play follows the relationship between a 26-year-old Liverpudlian working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer, during the course of a year.

Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over- the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.


Hansel & Gretel, by Canadian playwright, Vic Hyde

Not part of the series but offered for the enjoyment for the young and young at heart to enjoy affordable family fun.

Our children’s production are designed for the little ones to experience live theatre in an up close, friendly theatre setting using colourful costumes, sets and lighting. The children usually sit up front on mats while caregivers use the regular chairs.

Children are invited to meet the actors and visit the set at the end of the performance.


My Old Lady, by Israel Horovitz

When a down on his luck middle aged man inherits an apartment in Paris, he plans to solve his financial woes by selling it. He arrives on the doorstep and discovers, to his dismay, that the elderly woman living there has lifetime habitation rights under an arcane French law and she is not about to give them up. Because he has no other place to go, she invites him to stay in the spacious apartment. A spiral of friendship, romance with the old lady’s outspoken daughter, and some uncomfortable revelations about his unmourned father affect all in this poignant play.


Remember, Maggy?, by Canadian playwrights, Matt Murray and Carol Anne Murray

“Remember, Maggy?” follows two polar opposite sisters in their 40’s and the journey of their complex and often hilarious relationship over the span of five years.

Kate, a widowed housewife and Maggy, a pill-popping/alcoholic actress, battle to stay connected while dealing with the progression of their sharp-tongued Irish mother’s Alzheimer’s; together with a family secret which, if revealed, threatens to destroy their already fragile relationship.

2021-2022 Season Changes

To Our Valued Patrons,

As of January 5th, 2022, new provincial government mandates require Ontario theaters to close through January 26th, 2022 in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

As a result, the 2021/22 season has been re-structured with the following changes:

  • Waiting Room has been rescheduled to run April 1-23, 2022.
  • Educating Rita will be rescheduled to the fall. We hope it will be the first show of our 2022-2023 season. We will be announcing the dates for all our next season shows later this year.

If you already have tickets to these shows, you will be contacted directly by our box office team about the new dates.  If any other changes are necessary, we will update you all as soon as possible.  Ticket-holders may contact our Box Office to reschedule your seats.

We are grateful, as always, for your ongoing support and look forward to seeing you in person very soon.

Stay well,

Mark Collis,
President – Theatre Burlington

Educating Rita-Fall 2022

Educating Rita – Playbill

By Willy Russell

Directed by Graham Clements
Produced by Charles Learn

The play follows the relationship between a 34-year-old Liverpudlian working class hairdresser and Frank, a middle-aged university lecturer, during the course of a year.

Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 34 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over- the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves.

Show dates
September 16, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
September 17, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
September 23, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
September 24, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
September 30, 2022 @ 8:00 PM
October 1, 2022 @ 8:00 PM

Please note this play contains strong language

Please note: General admission seating only (100 seats maximum per performance). 

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Waiting Room-Winter2022

Waiting Room

By Diane Flacks

Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Michelle Spanik

What are you willing to risk to save a life?

A doctor embarks on a ground-breaking medical experiment despite the objections of his colleagues. Meanwhile, a couple are torn about whether the doctor has what it takes to save their baby. This is a play about life in the waiting room of a major children’s hospital. This is a play about medical compassion and risk. This is a play about families who find the will to keep going. This is a play about the needs of the heart and the extremes of medicine. This is a play about breaking the rules. This is a play about hope.

Show dates
Friday, April 1, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Friday, April 8, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Friday, April 15, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 16, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Friday, April 22, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Please note this play contains mature content and strong language

Please note: General admission seating only (100 seats maximum per performance).

All those entering the Drama Centre must be fully vaccinated. Masks and social distancing are required for attendance to help protect patrons, cast and crew. 

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Executive Board 2021-2022

Theatre Burlington Executive

PresidentMark Collis
Vice PresidentWilliam Armstrong
SecretaryKathy Hyde-Nagel
TreasurerLiz Boydell
Business AdministratorMichelle Spanik
Past President (automatically appointed)Chuck Learn
Member-at-large (appointed)Fay Bonanno & Leanne Briere

Department Heads

Box Office
(Inquiries only. Purchase tickets
online
or by phone only)
Leanne Briere & Fay Bonanno
Play Reading Secretary
Liz Boydell
Advertising & PromotionFay Bonanno & Rosemary Rhodes
MembershipLiz Boydell
NewsletterChuck Learn
WebmasterMark Collis & Adam Collis

 

On A First Name Basis-Fall2021

On A First Name Basis

By Norm Foster

Directed by Shirley Marshall
Produced by Michelle Spanik

Tells the story of a very successful, but cantankerous, novelist who suddenly discovers that he knows nothing about his maid of 28 years. She, on the other hand, knows absolutely everything about him! He makes it his mission to learn all he can about her in a most engaging  conversation. With revelations that are surprising, funny, and extremely moving, this is a love story, a social commentary and a mystery wrapped in witty dialogue and vivid imagery.

Show dates
Friday, October 8, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Friday, October 22, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT

Please note: General admission seating only (48 seats maximum per performance). 

All those entering the Drama Centre must provide proof of full vaccination or medical exemption and photo ID. Masks and social distancing are required for attendance as per Ontario COVID regulations.

Click here to buy tickets online! – ALL SHOWS SOLD OUT

Cash payment and ticket pickup at the door.

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