JOIN US FOR THE 2023-2024 SEASON
We have so much to celebrate together as we launch our 50th season here at Theatre Aquarius. We welcome old friends back to our stage – with your favourite playwrights, acclaimed actors, and beloved characters from our first 50 years and proudly showcase new work by the country’s most exciting talents who will lead us into the next 50.
SEP 27 – OCT 14, 2023
JONAS AND BARRY IN THE HOME
WRITTEN BY NORM FOSTER
FIND YOUR FUNNY Playwright Norm Foster returns to Theatre Aquarius with a comedy about living the golden years to their fullest! Meet Barry who spends his time at Gateway Gardens Senior’s Residence taking naps and shuffling around in his slippers. Enter Jonas, a gregarious retired stage actor who spends his days wooing the ladies in the home. This odd couple form an unlikely friendship, embarking on a hilarious and heartwarming adventure to spice up their lives.
OCT 25 – NOV 4, 2023
BOY FALLS FROM THE SKY
THEATRE AQUARIUS PRESENTS A TALK IS FREE THEATRE PRODUCTION
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY JAKE EPSTEIN
DEVELOPED WITH AND DIRECTED BY ROBERT MCQUEEN
FIND YOUR DREAMS Jake Epstein’s been “that guy from Degrassi”, starred in the US National Tours of Spring Awakening and American Idiot, played Spider-Man on Broadway and originated the lead role of Carole King’s husband – Gerry Goffin in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Not bad for a kid who dreamed about performing on Broadway in the back seat of his parents’ minivan on their annual family road trip to NYC. But the thing about dreams is, they don’t always go as planned. Epstein shares the rejection, stage fright and heartbreak behind a seemingly successful career in this showbiz tell-all. Boy Falls From The Sky is a story for anyone who’s ever tried to go after their dreams.
DEC 6 – 23, 2023
POLLYANNA THE MUSICAL
BOOK & LYRICS BY STEVEN GALLAGHER
MUSIC BY LINDA BARNETT
FIND YOUR JOY Pollyanna The Musical marks the return of the holiday family musical! Based on the classic 1913 novel by Eleanor Porter, Pollyanna The Musical is an uplifting tale of hope triumphing over adversity, and how the power of one young girl’s positivity can – and does – change the people around her. Showcased at the 2016 “From Page to Stage” Festival in London, England and shortlisted for the Playwrights Guild of Canada – Best Musical, the World Premiere of Pollyanna The Musical is not to be missed!
JAN 10 – 27, 2024
THEATRE AQUARIUS PRESENTS A CROWS THEATRE PRODUCTION
WRITTEN BY ANTON CHEKHOV
ADAPTED BY LIISA REPO-MARTELL
WRITTEN BY ANTON CHEKHOV
DIRECTED BY CHRIS ABRAHAM
FIND YOUR PASSION A modern adaptation and dazzling cast breathe new life into Chekhov’s masterpiece. In the waning days of Czarist Russia, Vanya and his niece, Sonya, toil ceaselessly to run their family estate. After retiring, Sonya’s father, a celebrated professor, returns to the estate with his young, glamourous wife. When he announces his plans to sell the land and evict them all, passions explode and lives come undone. Brimming with emotional intensity and comedic genius, Hamilton audiences will see what The Globe and Mail calls “Spellbinding.”
MAR 6 – 23, 2024
WRITTEN BY WILLY RUSSELL
FIND YOUR SELF Shirley Valentine is a Liverpool housewife – lost in marriage and motherhood and spending far too much time talking to the kitchen wall while making her husband’s evening meal of “chips and egg”. When she gets the chance of a lifetime to fly to Greece- is she ready to step outside of her comfort zone and take a chance? Shirley Valentine is a beloved, joyous and life-affirming reminder that it’s never too late to rediscover your purpose and passion.
APR 24 – MAY 11, 2024
A NEW MUSICAL CREATED BY TOM WILSON & SHAUN SMYTH
INSPIRED BY THE BOOK BEAUTIFUL SCARS: STEELTOWN SECRETS, MOHAWK SKYWALKERS AND THE ROAD HOME BY TOM WILSON
FIND YOUR HOME Tom Wilson’s search for identity started in the wilds of mid-century Hamilton in the company of war-blinded veterans, steel workers, carpet baggers, fall-guy wrestlers and with a deeply kept secret by his parents Bunny and George.
For decades, Tom carved out a life for himself in the shadows. He became a father, built an international career in music and art –battling demons and addiction along the way. He waited, hoping for the lie of who he was and where he came from to cease, and the truth to emerge. It would, and when it did, it would sweep up the St. Lawrence River to Kahnaw’a:ke Mohawk territory, and down the Hudson to the heights of the Manhattan skyline.
Current Aquarius Subscribers enjoy exclusive access to the season for this launch period.
New Subscriptions can be reserved now. Seating confirmation will be confirmed in June.
Subscribers get six Aquarius Theatre mainstage shows at the very best prices, with preferred seating and unlimited free ticket exchanges. New for 2023 2024, Subscribers receive a 20% discount on additional tickets purchased to mainstage shows.
General tickets on sale for all shows July 24, 2023.
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