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Eat Your Heart Out

A wonderfully affecting comedy
By Nick Hall

Directed by Tom Levely

Come and meet Charlie, an out-of-work actor making ends meet as a waiter in New York City. He’ll take you on a trip through his madcap life in the restaurants of the Big Apple. Laugh until the tears roll as he interacts with the crazy and not quite so crazy antics of his customers. He’ll keep you enthralled with his life, a life that is a metaphor for youth and its crises.

“Charlie,” writer Nick Hall tell us, “has two basic weapons to use against life; they are a dazzling smile, and a boyish grin; both are pretty effective, and Charlie knows it.” You’re sure to know it too, because he’ll engage you like an old friend.

“A sharp, stunning play. It’ll make you howl, but better, it might even make you sniffle a bit.” –Fort Lauderdale News

“Tightly written and very entertaining. I recommend it enthusiastically.” The Miami Herald.

April 15-16, 21-22-23.28-29-30, 2016
Curtain 8:00 PM

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Death By Design

A murder mystery with comedy, and a comedy with murder and mystery,
By Rob Urbinati

Directed by Michael Hannigan

We admit it, we love a good murder mystery, and when it comes with wit and laughter, we love it even more.

What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noel Coward with the Intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? After a disastrous opening night of his new play, Edward Bennett and his actress wife Sorel flee London and head to the country house. Various guests arrive and of course a murder happens, setting the scene with a cacophony of characters. The murder, it seems, is less than a mortal emergency and more of a feast for wit and hilarity, especially once the brandy is gone and they’ve moved on to the gin.

Come and enjoy writer Urbinati’s delightful tale of sophisticated skulduggery. You won’t be disappointed.

“ ‘Death by Design’ is definitely a major must-see.” – The Forecaster.

February 5-6-7*, 12-13-14*, 18-19-20 2016
Curtain 8.00 PM / *2:00 PM matinee

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Hansel and Gretel

An original happy adaption…
By Vic Hyde

Directed by Kevin Moore

A one act show written for the children.

Everything’s comedy in this year’s seasonal Children’s play and Panto. Vic Hyde’s adaptation of this famous fairy tale is light-hearted romp in the forest, and the famous lost children, Hansel and Gretel, are a bright and witty brother and sister. There’s the loving mother and father, and there’s a couple of joke-cracking, knock-about woodsmen who try to help. Best of all there’s Fanny Frightface who owns the magic berry bush. She’s called a witch, but she gives real witches a bad name, because she’s just a nasty old lady who won’t let nice children pick berries from her wonderful berry bush and if they do the bush will … oh, oh… we don’t want to spoil the story. We can’t say any more, but be sure that there’ll be great fun and nonsense for everyone! 

November 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2015
November 26 (sold out), 2015
Day time matinee’s. Thurs. & Fri. only evening shows

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The Odd Couple (female version)

A Comedy by Neil Simon
Directed by Sondra Learn

It’s the famous Odd Couple of Felix and Oscar recreated by the author in a totally hilarious female version. Since its first Broadway appearance in 1985 it’s had audiences falling about with laughter in countless professional and community theatres all over the world.

Come and meet Florence and Olive trying to share an apartment as totally opposite personalities;   compulsively neat and tidy Florence and incurably mess-indifferent Olive turn each other’s lives into one crisis after another. When the girls get together for an evening of Trivial Pursuit with a bevy of friends, and the helpful neighbours, the brothers Costazuela, get involved, the hilarity explodes.

Will everything work out for them all? If you know your Neil Simon, you’ll know the outcome will be quintessential American theatre.

“Very funny, indeed” reported the New York Post, and USA Today calls it “Endearing”

September 18-19, 24-25-26 – October. 1-2-3 2015
Curtain 8.00 PM

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Theatre Burlington’s Next Production: Pinocchio

Words and Music by Vic Hyde and Jerry Webb

Directed by Scott Bloxom

Annual Children’s Show
An entertaining take on a familiar fairy tale with a British pantomime twist. Expect chases, slapstick, songs and all sorts of silliness.

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

November 21-22-23, 27-28-29, 2014
– Thursday shows: 7:00 PM
– Friday shows: 7:30 PM
– Saturday & Sunday shows: 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM

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Barefoot in the Park

A comedy by Neil Simon
Directed by David Mallis

Classic American comedy of young marriage in the 1960s

An early Neil Simon at his comedic best in this funny, side-splitting story of young people setting out in their married life. Older theatre-goers will remember the story of Corrie and Paul trying to learn how to settle into their walk-up New York brownstone apartment. Younger audiences will discover the high quality of American situation comedies of the 1960s, how great the story-telling and the writing were and continue to amaze us today.

April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30 –  May 1, 2 – 2015

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Pinocchio

Words and Music by Vic Hyde and Jerry Webb

Directed by Scott Bloxom

Annual Children’s Show
An entertaining take on a familiar fairy tale with a British pantomime twist.  Expect chases, slapstick, songs and all sorts of silliness.

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

November 21-22-23, 27-28-29, 2014
 – Thursday shows: 7:00 PM
 – Friday shows: 7:30 PM
 – Saturday November 22nd & Sunday shows: 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM
– Saturday November 29th 11:00 AM, 1:30 PM & 3:30 PM

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Sherlock Holmes and the West End Horror

A comedy/mystery by Marcia Milgrom Dodge and Anthony Dodge

Directed by Michael Hannigan

Hang onto your hats, the game’s a foot. A merry madcap mixture of mystery, murder and Mayhem.

A despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and Holmes and Watson are soon visited by George Bernard Shaw, an aspiring Irish playwright who entices Holmes to take the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day — Oscar Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, and a young H.G. Wells, Holmes and Watson come face to face with their own celebrity as they pursue the killer in this rollickingly funny whodunit.

September 19-20, 25-27, October 2-4 2014
All shows start at 8:00 PM

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Tuesdays with Morrie

A comedy/drama by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom

Directed and Designed by Peter Lloyd
Produced by Peter Malysewich

An ever so human story of a young journalist’s love and respect for an old and dying man. Accidentally catching a TV interview with erstwhile teacher and mentor, Morrie Schwartz, Mitch learns the man is battling Lou Gehrig’s disease, and decides to reconnect with him after sixteen years. A simple visit becomes a weekly pilgrimage each Tuesday that gradually evolves into disarming lessons in the meaning, the wit, the survival, of life.

“This is a play that might, incredibly, just might – change your life.”
– John Simon – New York Magazine

“I was unprepared for how moving and powerful ‘Tuesdays With Morrie’ turned out to be.”
– New York Post

“A touching, life-affirming, deeply emotional drama with a generous dose of humour.”
– New York Daily News

Production Dates: April 12-13, 18-20, 25-27 2013

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