26 Pebbles
May
24
to May 26

26 Pebbles

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Written by Eric Ulloa
Presented by London Youth Theatre Education

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 innocent souls before taking his own life. These 26 innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that we felt far beyond their initial rings. This is the story of those vibrations. 

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Let the Music Come Alive
Sep
7
to Sep 9

Let the Music Come Alive

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The World Premiere of a New Canadian Musical!

Written by Carla Rose Kelly

Music by Calvin Kelly and Carla Rose Kelly

This is an emotional, compelling musical that will evoke everything from laughter to tears of sorrow and joy, just like life itself.  While Matthew Godkin suffers from a life-threatening heart attack, his thirteen-year-old daughter, Angelika, is determined to help him get better. Gifted with a new harp, she discovers the powers within music to help her dad's heart heal. Because we never really know what life has in store for us, a shocking turn of events gives us yet another opportunity to think deeply about the meaning of life. Suitable for ages 10 and up.

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TOFest18: Dead Accounts
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

TOFest18: Dead Accounts

By Theresa Rebeck

Presented by Ottawa Little Theatre

Representing Eastern Ontario Drama League at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018

Directed by Geoff Gruson

When Jack makes a sudden return from Wall Street to his Midwest family home, his sister Lorna demands answers. Is he coming home or running away? What happened to the wife everyone hates? And where did he get all that money? This dark comedy by one of America’s leading contemporary writers (NYPD Blue, Law and Order: Criminal Intent, Smash, and Mauritius) tackles the timeless issues of corporate greed, small town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back…with no questions asked.

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TOFest18: Tempting Providence
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

TOFest18: Tempting Providence

By Robert Chafe

Presented by Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble

Representing QUONTA (Northeastern Ontario) at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018

Directed by Murray Finn

Tempting Providence tells the story of Nurse Myra Bennett. Myra came in the early 1920’s to serve as district nurse for outport communities along the west coast of Newfoundland. She was hired for two years. When that was done, she married and stayed. For the next 40 years, she, for the most part, did the job for free.

The community of Daniel’s Harbour holds Myra in high esteem. The Nurse Myra Bennett Foundation maintains her home as a museum. They continue to raise funds to support young people entering the medical profession and they commissioned this play, written by Robert Chafe. The play has toured Newfoundland and across Canada. It is performed regularly in nearby Cow’s Head as a tourist attraction.

ELATE is proud to honour Myra and nurses like her who contribute so much to our communities.

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TOFest18: Little Gem
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

TOFest18: Little Gem

By Elaine Murphy

Presented by Toronto Irish Players

Representing the Association of Community Theatres Central Ontario at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018

Directed by Cliona Kenny

Toronto Irish Players are proud to bring Little Gem, the debut script from Dublin’s Elaine Murphy, to the 2018 Theatre Ontario Showcase. Little Gem debuted at the 2008 Dublin Fringe Festival before winning “Best in Edinburgh” at the Edinburg Fringe in 2009.

Loosely based on stories gleaned from the playwright’s time working at a women’s health organization, Little Gem tells the story of a year in the lives of three women of three generations in the same family. At times hilarious and at times poignant, Amber, Lorraine and Kay speak in a series of interwoven monologues revealing their lively north Dublin personalities and the cycle of challenges that they face. Like any other nineteen-year-old, the sassy, impetuous Amber loves to party but is not so big on communication, especially with Mum. Lorraine worries about her daughter’s silence, has changed the locks on the doors, and is anxious, very anxious. Salsa lessons seem to help. Grandmother Kay, “on the wrong side of sixty, not dead”, is concerned about her family and misses the intimacies which she can no longer share with her stroke-stricken husband. Amber, Lorraine and Kay meet their age-appropriate situations with courage, humour, growing family strength and salty language.

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TOFest18: On A First Name Basis
May
16
8:00 PM20:00

TOFest18: On A First Name Basis

By Norm Foster

Presented by Elmira Theatre Company

Representing Western Ontario Drama League at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018

Directed by Rita Huschka


David, a successful and wealthy spy novelist with writer’s block, has received some devastating news. Lucy, his dedicated housekeeper of twenty-eight years, has her own secret that she’s afraid to admit. As Lucy is getting ready to end her shift, David invites her to stay and have a drink. He realizes he knows nothing about his maid of twenty-eight years. She, on the other hand, knows absolutely everything about him. He is curious about the woman who’s been tending to his house all these years. But as the night sets in and the drinks start to flow, the revelations that reveal themselves are surprising, funny and extremely moving. Their journey is full of laughter and surprises. This is a love story and a social commentary wrapped up in witty dialogue and vivid imagery.

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The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring
May
10
to May 12

The Mysterious Case of the Missing Ring

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Written by Janie Downey Maxell

Directed by Kathy Quale Pinkerton

Presented by London Youth Theatre Education

The royal ring is missing, and the queen won’t sleep until the royal detectives (all 13 of them!) find it. You’ve never met a more eclectic and eccentric group all in one play! As they scour the Queendom in search of the royal ring, chatty maids follow the harried queen around while the devious butler spouts suspiciously evil laughs every time a clue goes awry. In this fast-paced, madcap mystery, you’ll find delightful comedy for all ages in every quirky character... and a surprise ending that rings true!

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Bare Bear Bones
May
3
to May 13

Bare Bear Bones

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Written by Michael Grant

Directed by Diane Haggerty ~ Produced by Cindi Armer Almeida

Presented by the London Community Players

A hilarious comedy. Empty-nesters, trying to rekindle the spark in their marriage, return to the campground of their youth in a broken-down tent trailer. Things have changed at the campground since their last visit...when all is exposed...everyone is in for a surprise and a lot of laughs.

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Point of Honour
May
2
to May 5

Point of Honour

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Written by John Krisak

Directed by Julia Webb

Presented by Arbitrary Angle Theatre Company

As young men, friends and rivals Zoltan and Dariusz were world-class fencers - medalists at the ill-fated Munich Olympics of 1972. Now, some four decades later, long estranged, Dariusz seeks out his old friend. More than time separates these two vigorous men. What Dariusz demands of Zoltan could get one - or both  - killed. 

Cascading memories. Beleaguered honour. Flinty stoicism. Flashpoint. What is the right way for a man to live? Attack, or parry?

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Albertine in Five Times
Apr
12
to Apr 21

Albertine in Five Times

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Written by Michel Tremblay

Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Directed by Rob Coles

Presented by the London Community Players

Michel Tremblay’s well-loved and award-winning play presents the story of one woman, Albertine, at five different times in her life. The older Albertines warn the younger ones of what is to come – “Our fate depends on you,” Albertine at 70 says to Albertine at 30.  Together, with her sister Madeleine, these five Albertines provide a moving portrait of the extraordinary life of an “ordinary” woman.

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Summer of Love Event "Get Hippie"
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Summer of Love Event "Get Hippie"

Presented by the London Beatles Festival

Sing and dance those winter blues away, and rock to the Summer of Love. Go back to a time when Peace and Love was all we knew. Featuring: Brit Sound; Reunion; Ringer Star & the cast of the London Beatles Festival.

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Lionel Bart's OLIVER!
Mar
14
to Mar 18

Lionel Bart's OLIVER!

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Book, Music, & Lyrics: Lionel Bart

Director & Choreographer: Ruth Noonan

Music Director: Kristina Baron-Woods

Presented by LYTE

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker. Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin. When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout, Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

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This Above All
Mar
1
to Mar 10

This Above All

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Written by Diane Vanden Hoven

Directed by Sue Perkins

Presented by the London Community Players

Prudence Heward was a Canadian artist. Lawren Harris was a Canadian artist, a member of the Group of Seven. This is their story.

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VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE
Feb
15
to Feb 25

VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE

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Written by Christopher Durang

Directed by Jeremy Hewitson ~ Produced by Andrew Kaszowski

Presented by the London Community Players

In this 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and his adopted sister Sonia live a quiet life in the Pennsylvania farmhouse where they grew up, but their peace is disturbed when their movie star sister Masha returns unannounced with her twenty-something boy toy, Spike. A weekend of rivalry, regret, and raucousness begins.

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1st Connect for Mental Health Youth Talent Gala
Feb
2
7:00 PM19:00

1st Connect for Mental Health Youth Talent Gala

Presented by CONNECT for Mental Health and Pastiche Arts Initiative

Friday, February 2nd, starting at 7:00 PM

Tickets: $15 for Students/Seniors; $20 for Adults

CONNECT for Mental Health is hosting a Variety Show at The Palace Theatre! This is going to be an amazing night of talent to support youth mental wellness programs in our community!

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Harvest
Feb
1
to Feb 10

Harvest

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Written by Ken Cameron

Directed by Bill Meaden

Presented by the London Community Players

Based on the real-life experiences of the playwright's parents, this comedy,  Harvest tells the story of Allan and Charlotte, farmers who trade their lives in the country for a condo in the city.  When they rent their farmhouse to a young pilot intent on raising a different "crop," they begin a journey filled with an assortment of unforgettable characters all played by the same two talented actors.

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Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii
Jan
18
to Jan 28

Nurse Jane Goes to Hawaii

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Written by Allan Stratton

Directed by Mark Mooney ~ Produced by Mona Brennan-Coles

Presented by the London Community Players

How will Vivien Bliss get her new (Harlequin Romance) novel finished in the face of, behind the back of, in spite of, and with the help of an advice columnist, a nosy reporter, a doctor in pantyhose, an orphan with a cake and Helga, the evil Russian physicist? Glorious mayhem and laughter ensues...

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Trivia Night at the Palace!
Jan
12
7:00 PM19:00

Trivia Night at the Palace!

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A fun-filled night with Quizmaster-extraordinaire David Bogaert! Come for the trivia, stay for the refreshments, cash bar, door prizes, and GLORY. $10 per person, 4-8 people per team, singles & pairs are welcome. 

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New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball
Dec
31
to Jan 1

New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball

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Join in an evening to remember – dance at the ball, enjoy good fellowship, renaissance themed entertainment and late-night refreshments. Dances will be “called” and instructed – easy enough for first timers!

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Presented by the Oxford Renaissance Festival

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The Nutcracker
Dec
16
to Dec 17

The Nutcracker

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Presented by Dance Steps Company

Artistic Director: Donna Bayley

Dance Steps Company is thrilled to present the holiday tradition The Nutcracker for the 11th season. The enchanting story of Clara and her magical Nutcracker Prince is brought to life with a cast of over 70 dancers from Dance Steps. Masterly staged and choreographed by Artistic Director Donna Bayley, as well as Krista Conti, and theatre coaching by Julia Webb, this glorious production pays homage to E.T.A Hoffmann’s classic tale and Tchaikovsky’s beautifully written score. Some of the traditional dances include the Battle of the Rat King and Nutcracker, Sugar Plum Fairy, Chinese Dance, Spanish Dance, Dance of the Snowflakes, and more!

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The Grunch
Dec
13
to Dec 16

The Grunch

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Book, Music, and Lyrics by Denver Casado & Betina Hershey; Musical Arrangements by Denver Casado; Additional Material by Brian Dawson

Directed by Hailey Hill

Musical Direction by Connor Englert

Choreography by Cassandra De Felice

Presented by LYTE

Inspired by "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas", The Grunch tells the story of Rudy Grunch, a grumpy 6th grader who always feels like an outsider. When the entire school gets excited about the annual school musical, she comes up with a perfect plan to ruin it for everyone; she'll steal the sets, costumes, and lights the night before it opens. But will the spirit of theatre prevail?

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My Name Is Spaceman
Nov
30
to Dec 2

My Name Is Spaceman

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Written by Erin J. Walker

Presented by Tinkerspace Theatre

Cancer sucks. So does being lost in space. One family tackles both, in an imaginative exploration of life, death, belief, and finding your place in a vast, uncaring universe.

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Anne of Green Gables
Nov
30
to Dec 10

Anne of Green Gables

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Book by Don Harron ~ Music by Norman Campbell

Lyrics by Don Harron and Norman Campbell

Directed by Kristina Baron-Woods ~ Produced by Christopher F. Parker

Music Directed by Alexandra Kane ~ Choreographed by Ceris Thomas

Presented by the London Community Players

Anne of Green Gables the Musical is a Canadian classic!  Based on L.M. Montgomery's beloved novel, the musical adaptation of the story of an imaginative red-haired orphan searching for belonging is guaranteed to tug at heartstrings and tickle funny bones.  

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Matt Martin as ELVIS
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Martin as ELVIS

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Although he's been impersonating the King of Rock 'n' Roll for about 20 years, Martin admits he got the Elvis bug as a six-year-old boy.

"My mom was a big Elvis fan," he says. "And I would hear the music and I loved it so much, I would just start singing. Sometimes, my Grade 1 teacher would stop class and put a record on the turntable and I'd sing in front of the class."

In 2010, Martin won first place in the "non-professional concert years" category at the prestigious Collingwood Elvis Festival.

Tickets are $25

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From Rock N' Roll to Rehab
Nov
16
to Nov 18

From Rock N' Roll to Rehab

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Written & Performed by Larry Regan, Denyse Gervais Regan, and John Hammond.

Presented by Lucky Few Productions

An encore, light-hearted journey, told through music, memories, and mishaps from the Cold War to the War Of Words. Show proceeds to "Preserve the Palace Theatre Fund".

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Dancing in Poppies
Nov
2
to Nov 12

Dancing in Poppies

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Written by Gail Bowen & Ron Marken

Directed by Susan Garner; Produced by Anne Mooney

Presented by the London Community Players

A little-known gem of modern Canadian Theatre. Three young people make a journey back to sanity and the real world after enduring World War I. A tale of despair, unshakeable friendship, and ultimately hope for their lives...and ours.

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How the Circus Vanished
Oct
31
to Nov 4

How the Circus Vanished

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Written by John Boc

“How the Circus Vanished” is a four-time award-winning play by John Boc. “How the Circus Vanished” is a story about two people in a psychiatric institution who, by exploring their past, try to realize their ‘presence’. It touches on how the characters feel they are viewed by healthcare workers, their families, and society in general.  A question-and-answer period follows each performance to discuss the content with the playwright, a psychiatrist and the two actors in the show.  This play was invited to be performed in New York City and was staged as part of the international “Performing the World, Mental Health Conference”.

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Harmony at the Palace
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Harmony at the Palace

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The London Chapter - Barbershop Harmony Society presents Harmony at the Palace featuring the London Men of Accord, London's premiere Barbershop Chorus with special guests The York Regional Police Male Chorus and Test Drive Quartet.   

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Light of East Ensemble
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Light of East Ensemble

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“Works by Artists of the Ottoman Court": Jamil Bey Tamburi, Nikolaki Afendi, Masud Jamil, Giorgos Batzanos, artists of the Rembetika tradition; Sosou Ioannidis, Vaggelis Papazoglou, and artists of the folk tradition.

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