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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

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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Stage Write 2021

Please note that this is NOT a Theatre Burlington production

Stage Write Burlington will be back with an afternoon of rehearsed readings at Theatre Burlington on November 6, 2021.  Seven 10-15 minute plays will be presented under the theme of Kaleidoscope.

Show dates
Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 2:00 PM

Please note: General admission seating only (48 seats maximum per performance). All seats $10.00.

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.

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Spring 2021 News

For over a year, the COVID-19 crisis presented huge challenges for our theatre. We are just now starting to see a glimmer of light at the end of this very long tunnel. That said, we have great hopes that we can produce the following in the 2021/2022 season :

On a First Name Basis* a delightful comedy by Norm Foster – Fall 2021
Waiting Room* a touching powerful drama by Diane Flacks – Winter 2022
Cat and the Canary* a mystery/comedy by John Willard – Spring 2022
(*subject to change)

You will notice that we have not included our annual Children’s show in the line-up. This is due to format that we usually use for this show (with children on mats, in very close proximity). It saddened us to do so, but given the current situation we feel it is the best course of action. If things improve so that we feel we confident that we can safely present it, we will reconsider to see if we can make it happen.

We look forward to the time when we can open wide the theatre doors and welcome you all back to another great season of theatre.

Stay safe!

The Executive of Theatre Burlington

Theatre Burlington Update

Hello again,

Theatre Burlington is looking to the future when we will be able to once again welcome you back.  While returning may look different, know that we will be offering you the same quality productions that you have come to know.

Rest assured that the health and safety of our audience and membership is of the upmost importance to us.  Theatre Burlington will be following the guidelines as set out by the City, Health and Government officials when the time comes.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you back to Theatre Burlington when it is safe to do so.  We love when you come to the theatre.

Yours in health,

Michelle Spanik
Theatre Burlington