Theatre Burlington 2024-25 Season

Theatre Burlington is pleased to announce its playbill for the 2024-25 season, featuring a lineup of all Canadian plays,

We kick off the season with “The Invention of Romance” by Conni Massing.

Love can be tough at any age, 30-something Kate searches for the meaning of romance through a series of disastrous dates.  Meanwhile, her long-widowed mother rekindles a relationship with a man she knew 60 years ago.  This delightful rom-com challenges the notions of love and romance.

September 13,14,20,21,27,28 (September 21 includes a matinée)


The annual holiday show for children is “Santa the Panto” by Diana Kimpton (adapted by Julie Donoahue and Kathy Hyde-Nagel).

Beatrix the Bad hates Christmas and will stop at nothing to prevent it from happening, including kidnapping Santa.  It’s up to Mrs. Claus, Barbie, Ken and the “Elf on a Shelf” to rescue Santa and save Christmas. The perfect show to introduce children to the magic of live theatre.

November 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 30 (November 22 is an evening show)


Our winter show is “Timepiece”, by Kico Gonzalez-Risso.

As the clock ticks down in the kitchen, the kids want to plan for the future.  Mom wants a smooth transition into the golden years, while Dad doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about.  This dark comedy explores the parent-child relationship amid a changing family dynamic.

February 7,8,9,14,15,16,21,22 (February 9 and 16 include a matinée)


We close out the season with “Bluebirds” by Vern Thiessen.

At the height of the Great War three nurses cross the ocean to care for wounded Canadian soldiers. Despite their trying circumstances, the trio manages to stay hopeful while finding friendship and independence.  This award-winning drama examines the role of women in a world where men are, once again, trying to destroy it.

April 11,12,18,19,25,26 (April 19 includes a matinée)


Why not become a season ticket holder? For just $75 you get all three main stage shows, and as an added bonus, you can reserve the same seat for all three.  Seasons tickets are available now at TheatreBurlington.on.ca or by calling the box office at 905-639-7700.

Individual tickets for these shows will go on sale August 1st, 2024. All main stage shows are $30 ($27 for seniors). Kid show tickets are $15.

Theatre Burlington is located on Teen Tour Way, behind the Central Park band shell and beside Central Library.

Western Ontario Drama League (WODL) festival (May 17-18)

 

Theatre Burlington’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ wins WODL award

The production won the award for outstanding production as well as outstanding ensemble

The accolades continue to roll in for Theatre Burlington’s critically acclaimed production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

At the recent Western Ontario Drama League (WODL) festival (May 17-18), celebrating the best in community theatre, Virginia Woolf won the award for outstanding production as well as outstanding ensemble.

Kelly Kimpton won the award for best lead actor, while Deb Dagenais won for outstanding direction by a first time director.

On the technical side, Virginia Woolf was nominated for best costumes (Barb Pollard), best set design (Michelle Spanik) and outstanding lighting design (Tricia Ward). In addition, Mark Collis and John Spanik were nominated for an award of merit behind the scenes, for their design and build of a prop “umbrella gun”.

WODL supports community theatre groups stretching from Burlington west to Sarnia and north to Tobermory.

Theatre Burlington has been presenting award-winning productions, including three main stage shows and an annual holiday show for children, for more than 70 years. The Drama Centre is located on Teen Tour Way, behind the Central Park bandshell and beside Central Library.

The Invention of Romance

By Conni Massing

Directed by Michelle Spanik
Produced by Michael Hannigan

Love can be tough to navigate at any age. 30-something Kate searches for the meaning of romance through a series of disastrous dates. Meanwhile, her long-widowed mother rekindles a relationship with a man she knew 60 years ago. This Rom-Com challenges the notions of love and romance.

Dates:
Friday, September 13, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 14, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Friday, September 20, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 21, 2024 @ 2:00 PM (Matinée show)
Saturday, September 21, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Friday, September 27, 2024 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, September 28, 2024, @ 8:00 PM

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

Online tickets available starting August 1, 2024.
Contact our box office for seasons tickets.

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

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Santa The Panto - Theatre Burlington's 2024 Kids show

Children’s Play – Santa the Panto

By Diana Kimpton (adapted by Julie Donoahue and Kathy Hyde-Nagel)

Directed by Julie Donahue
Produced by Kathy Hyde-Nagel

Join us this festive season for our annual holiday show for the young and young at heart. A perfect introduction to live theatre for children.

Beatrix the Bad hates Christmas and will stop at nothing to prevent it from happening, including kidnapping Santa.  It’s up to Mrs. Claus, Barbie, Ken and the “Elf on a Shelf” to rescue Santa and save Christmas. The perfect show to introduce children to the magic of live theatre.

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.

Dates:
Saturday, November 16, 2024 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday, November 16, 2024 @ 3:30 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2024 @ 1:30 PM
Sunday, November 17, 2024 @ 3:30 PM
Friday, November 22, 2024 @ 7:30 PM (Evening show)
Saturday, November 23, 2024 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2024 @ 3:30 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2024 @ 1:30 PM
Sunday, November 24, 2024 @ 3:30 PM
Saturday, November 30, 2024 @ 1:30 PM
Saturday, November 30, 2024 @ 3:30 PM

Curtain: Friday shows at 7:30 pm / matinées at 1:30 & 3:30

Online tickets available starting August 1, 2024.
Contact our box office for seasons tickets.

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

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Timepiece - Theatre Burlington's 2025 Winter show

Timepiece

By Kico Gonzalez-Risso

Directed by Maureen Dwyer
Produced by Mark Collis

As the clock ticks down in the kitchen, the kids want to plan for the future, Mom wants a smooth transition into old age, and Dad doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about. This dark comedy explores the parent/child relationship and the changing family dynamic.

Dates:
Friday, February 7, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 8, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 9, 2025 @ 2:00 PM (Matinée show)
Friday, February 14, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 15, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2025 @ 2:00 PM (Matinée show)
Friday, February 21, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2025 @ 8:00 PM

 

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

Online tickets available starting August 1, 2024.
Contact our box office for seasons tickets.

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

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Bluebirds - Theatre Burlington's 2025 Spring show

Bluebirds

By Vern Thiessen

Directed by Graham Clements
Produced by Deb Degenais

At the height of the Great War, three nurses cross the ocean to care for injured Canadian soldiers. Despite the circumstances, the trio manages to stay hopeful, and in the process find friendship and independence. This award-winning drama examines the role of women, in a world where men, once again, are trying to destroy it.

Dates:
Friday, April 11, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 12, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Friday, April 18, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 19, 2025 @ 2:00 PM (Matinée show)
Saturday, April 19, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25, 2025 @ 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 26, 2025 @ 8:00 PM

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

Online tickets available starting August 1, 2024.
Contact our box office for seasons tickets.

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

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Play Time 2 - Theatre Burlington's 2025 short play festival

Play Time 2 – A Short Play Festival

Theatre Burlington is proud to present our second annual short play festival.

Come and enjoy short plays (approximately 10 minutes each), written, directed and acted by local playwrights, directors and actors.  The topics of the plays run the gamut from humour to drama, and maybe, even a little farce.

Dates:
Friday, June 27, 2025 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 28, 2025 @ 2:00 PM (Matinée show)
Saturday, June 28, 2025 @ 7:30 PM

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

Online tickets available starting August 1, 2024.
Contact our box office for seasons tickets.

Cash payment and ticket pickup available at the door.

Continue reading

Executive Board 2024-2025

Theatre Burlington Executive

President William Armstrong
Vice President Julie Donoahue
Secretary Alana Newstead
Treasurer John Newstead
Business Administrator Liz Boydell
Past President (automatically appointed) Mark Collis
Member-at-large (appointed) Evelyn Principato
Member-at-large – Facilities (appointed) Chuck Learn

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