Well, the mayoral election is over. And whether or not you’re entirely happy with the results, now we can focus on more important things – like Halloween! In between planning your costume, and figuring out where you’d like to spend the evening (or if you’d like to spend the evening watching scary movies and eating candy at home), it’s worth noting that lots of Halloween-themed theatre will be going on in the city this week. Here’s a list of five spooky shows with tickets costing no more than $25 each. Enjoy, and Happy Halloween!
The Bruised Spirits Of Southern Ontario by Caroline Azar (Opera Arcana). Post-punk multimedia terror set in Kensington Market. Oct 31-Nov 1, Fri-Sat 8:30 pm. Pwyc. Videofag, 187 Augusta. facebook.com/events/819866891397293.
The Carnegie Hall Show: Halloween Special The National Theatre of the World presents the improv variety show w/ Matt Baram, Naomi Snieckus, Chris Gibbs, Carly Heffernan, Emma Banigan, Colin Mochrie and others. Oct 29 8 pm. $18-$20, stu $10. Drake Hotel, Underground, 1150 Queen W. octcarnegiehallshow.bpt.me.
Drink With Death: A Morbid Cabaret (RomanaSoutus/Christopher Weatherstone). The dead rise to tell the stories of their untimely ends through songs and storytelling. Opens Oct 23 and runs to Oct 30, Wed-Sat 8 pm. $18, stu $10. Cameron House, 408 Queen W. drinkwithdeath.com.
Frankenstein’s Boy by Eric Woolfe (Eldritch Theatre). This bloody, dieselpunk, gothic romance features puppets, people and dark parlour magic. Previews Oct 23. Opens Oct 24 and runs to Nov 8, Tue-Sat 8 pm (plus late show Nov 1 at 11:30 pm), Sun 4 pm. $25. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen E. eldritchtheatre.ca.
Rocky Horror Halloween Cabaret by Richard O’Brien (Lower Ossington Theatre). Jim Sharman’s cult-classic 1975 film is presented as an interactive musical. Costumes encouraged. Opens Oct 16 and runs to Nov 1, Thu 8 pm, Fri-Sat 8 & 10 pm. $20. 100A Ossington. 416-915-6747, lowerossingtontheatre.com.
Listings based on NOW! Stage Listings