Trending in Theatre This Week: Sketch Com-Ageddon, Much Ado About Nothing, Little Women, True Rock, Top Gun
By Brianne Hogan
Watch favourite local improv troupes like Pink Slip (pictured), Jape, British Teeth and many others battle it out in the early rounds of this sketch competition. The winner, um, marries Ben Affleck?!
Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor St. W., 416-551-6540. June 12-14.
If you have nothing much to do, why not a grab a blanket and a loved one and watch one of Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedies underneath the stars, just like the Bard would have wanted? After all, he did write: “There was a star danced, and under that I was born.”
Kew Gardens, Bandshell, 2075 Queen St. E., 416-691-1113 x 224. June 12-17.
Though the Winona Ryder-starring film of Louisa May Alcott’s novel will always have a special place in our heart, we’re excited to see the March sisters belt it out in this musical adaptation.
Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St., 416-368-3110. June 14-17.
What happens when CBC buys out NBC, and cast members of 30 Rock are forced to live in Toronto? We don’t know, but that’s a scenario we sure would love to have play out in real life. Tracy Morgan on the same network as Don Cherry? That’s crazy!
Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Ave., 416-923-8137. Now - June 16.
Audiences will be riding back into the danger zone with this new revival of the 2002 Toronto Fringe Fest hit about a director’s attempt to keep his musical adaptation of the film afloat.
Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Theatre, 416-915-6747. Now-June 29.