Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of April 30, 2012

Five For Twenty (or Less)

This week’s cheap theatre post has an exciting variety of shows to choose from. There’s a musical show featuring a medley of Disney films; a stand-up cancer benefit; a social drama; a theatre and arts festival and a travelling Tennessee Williams project that will tour different Toronto neighbourhoods. This week there’s definitely something for everyone so you have to make it to a show. 

HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD (Studio 60 Theatre). This revue features musical hits from classic and Disney films. Opens May 4 and runs to May 12. $20. 60 Six Point. 416-354-2479, studio60theatreboxoffice.com.

I BEAT CANCER (AND SO CAN YOU) Tyson Breuer presents his story as a cancer survivor, performed by improvisers Ashley Botting, Mandy Sellers, Rob Norman, Jan Caruana and others. May 5 8 pm. $10 (benefit for the Sunshine Dreams for Kids Foundation). Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. comedybar.ca.

LOST LOUNGE by Peggy Shaw and Lois Weaver (Split Britches). Forgotten iconic lounge acts are recreated in this show about the effects of gentrification on history and culture. May 3-5. $20. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555, buddiesinbadtimes.com.

ROCK.PAPER.SISTAHZ (bcurrent). This arts festival features theatre, dance, comedy, spoken word, visual art and more by Naomi Abiola, Sandra Brewster, Mason Haigh and others. Opens May 4 and runs to May 11. Artscape Wychwood Barns, Studio 251, and other venues around the city, 601 Christie. bcurrent.ca.

THE TENNESSEE PROJECT (The Tennessee Project). Seven one-act plays by Tennessee Williams will rotate through different neighbourhoods, with productions by Theatre Caravel, Red One Theatre Collective, Red Light District, Birdtown and Swanville, Afterglow Theatre and others. Opens May 1 and runs to May 7. $18, passes $45-$85. tennesseeprojecttoronto.com.

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