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

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.

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

Cash payment and ticket pickup at the door.

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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. 

Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup at the door.

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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.

Click here to buy tickets online!

Cash payment and ticket pickup at the door.

Continue reading

Executive Board 2020-2021

Theatre Burlington Executive

PresidentMichelle Spanik
Vice PresidentMark Collis
SecretaryBarbara Pollard
TreasurerLiz Boydell
Business AdministratorChuck Learn
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

 

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
President
Theatre Burlington

2019-2020 Season Update

Following the recommendations of our health professionals and Government, Theatre Burlington is heartbroken to announce the cancellation of our upcoming production of Monday After the Miracle. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to all of our cast and crew for the hard work they have done for the production.  

Keep safe and stay strong as we all make our way through this difficult time.  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
President
Theatre Burlington

Postponed – Monday After the Miracle

As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, Theatre Burlington has now postponed it’s production of Monday After the Miracle until the end of May, 2020.

Final dates will be confirmed once we are sure that the health and safety of our Patrons and Membership is not compromised. The box office will continue to operate through box office phone number (905-639-7700).

For our Season ticket holders our box office will be in touch with you directly to discuss your tickets.

We understand this a unique situation but truly feel it is necessary to help in the prevention of the spread of illness in our community.

We look forward to see you all back at Theatre Burlington. We love when you come to the theatre.

Thank you for you understand,

Michelle Spanik
President
On behalf of The Board of Theatre Burlington.