Category: Shows

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

Two performances have been added – Limited seats are available.
For tickets contact the Theatre Burlington Box Office (905) 639-7700.

Friday, October 29, 2021 at 8:00 PM – SOLD OUT
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 8:00 PM

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.

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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, February 4, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 5, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Friday, February 11, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 13, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Friday, February 18, 2022 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 8:00 PM

Please note this play contains mature content and strong language

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. 

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Educating Rita

Educating Rita

By Willy Russell

Directed by Graham Clements
Produced by Charles Learn

The plays 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.

Dates: Spring 2022
Curtain 8:00 PM

Note: Show dates and times to be updated… Stay tuned.

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.

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Monday After The Miracle

By William Gibson

Directed by Sondra Learn
Produced by Penny Oliver

This sequel to “The Miracle Worker” takes place in Boston and continues the story of Helen Keller. Now 23 and Annie Sullivan, 37, share the joys of accomplishment, the long, slow process  of self-awareness, and the love that binds them. John Macy, a young English instructor from  Harvard is hired to help with the editing of Helen’s remarkable biography Annie falls in love with John and they marry.

In time, Annie finds her loyalties divided and Helen struggles with jealousy, loneliness and fear of abandonment. This is an emotionally charged, profound and rewarding story.

As the play ends, the two women accept the inescapable truth of their condition – that they are inextricably bound together and must find, in each other, whatever rewards life might bring.

Please note this play contains mature content & strong language

Dates: April 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2020
Curtain 8:00 PM

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The Beauty Queen Of Leenane

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

By Martin McDonagh

Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Michelle Spanik

Set in the village of Leenane in impoverished rural Ireland, this play title conjures up an image of Irish folklore, love and happy endings – nothing could be further from the truth. Although sometimes referred to as a comedy, it is also a ‘hit you where it hurts’ shocker. There is plenty of humour as well thanks to the deftly written, darkly poignant script. If you want an evening of intense theatre, this is the play for you.

Fueled by a poisonous mother-daughter relationship, the play grabs you and sucks out all hope. This play is not for the faint of heart, but it is an expertly crafted play It makes for an exciting evening of theatre that may well shock you.

The play centers around Maureen, a long suffering, 40 year old caring for her aging mother, Mag, who is best described as toxic, possibly even psychotic. The story twists and turns to keep our interest.

Please note this play contains mature content & strong language

Dates: January 31, Feb 1-2*,7-8-9*, 14-15, 2020
Curtain 8:00 PM / *2:00 PM matinee

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Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp

Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp

An original production by Vic Hyde

Directed by Tamara Kamermans
Produced by Chuck Learn

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

Dates: November *17, **21-22-*23-*24, **28-29-*30, 2019

Curtain: Friday shows at 7.30 pm / *matinees at 1.30 & 3.30
** Private show – sold out

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Last Of The Red Hot Lovers

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

By Neil Simon

Directed by Tom Levely
Produced by Michelle Spanik

This play by Neil Simon was written almost fifty years ago but still has plenty to say to audiences today. It will still hit your funny bone this time around.

The sexual revolution was in full swing back in 1960, when Barney Cashman felt he was missing out on something. Never unfaithful before, Barney decides to join the revolution. Over the course of the play, he separately invites three woman to, of all places, his mother’s apartment for afternoon trysts. Stealing time while his mother is out volunteering, he keeps one eye on the clock and the other on the exact positioning of the cushions, lest his mother suspect something.

Silly, yes – and so much fun we never stop laughing.

September 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2019
Curtain 8:00 PM

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Don’t Misunderstand Me

By Patrick Cargill

Directed by Peter Lloyd
Produced by Carla Zabek

Act 4 Productions in association with Theatre Burlington

Hilarious misunderstandings abound in this witty English comedy. After an impulsive extramarital liaison on a trip to New York, Charles, happily married to Margerie, is horrified when Jaynie turns up on his doorstep. His brother, Robert, helps Charles cover his tracks sparking a frantic spiral of desperate deceptions.

Please note that this is an additional play put on in association with Act 4 Productions and is not part of Theatre Burlington’s regular season.

Dates: May 23-24-25, May 30-31-Jun 1, 2019
Curtain 8:00 PM

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A Bad Year For Tomatoes

A hilarious comedy by John Patrick

Directed by James Luckett
Produced by Chuck Learn

Fed up with the pressures and demands of her acting career, the famous Myra Marlowe leases a house in the tiny New England hamlet of Beaver Haven and settles down to write her autobiography.

She is successful in turning aside the offers pressed on her by her long-time agent, but dealing with her nosy neighbours.  “Everyone knows those nosy neighbours” – who won’t mind their own business. They’re quirky, odd and sometimes even a little crazy – and Beaver Haven is full of them.

As this play going season at Theatre Burlington draws to an end, here is a jolly good laugh to take you into an enjoyable few months of no overcoats, just nice warm outside weather.

Shows like this help us realize that we need to take life a little less seriously

Dates: April 12-13, 19-20, 26-27*-27, 2019
Curtain 8:00 PM

 * Note: New added performance – Saturday April 27 Matinee (2:00 PM curtain).

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