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Toronto Playlistings for the Week of January 20, 2020

Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of January 20, 2020

Not that I am a winter superfan, but I admit I had been yearning a bit for a crisp white snowy day. With the weather the past few weeks, it had been hard to remember what season it is! I do miss the idyllic winter I remember from childhood. And my kids missed making snowmen and tobogganing… and the hot chocolate and marshmallows afterward.

The thing adult me enjoys most about winter though is all of the amazing theatre. And we are in the midst of one of the best theatre seasons in awhile (in my opinion!). This week it’s our erstwhile Publisher Megan’s opportunity to let you know what shows this week have her itching to hit a theatre this week. Check out Megan’s ‘red’ listing of things that caught her attention and head out to see a show! Continue reading Toronto Playlistings for the Week of January 20, 2020

Toronto Playlistings for the Week of January 13, 2020

Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of January 13, 2020

The start of this year has been a whirlwind of activity. Last week we dove right back into our regular routine and I forgot just how MUCH we do every week! It’s exhausting, and I am already ready for some much needed ‘Me Time’. What better way to get some of that away from the grind of routing than heading to a live theatre event? And with so many new shows starting this week, we definitely have a lot of options to choose from!

Here to let you know what shows this week have her thinking about some quiet time at the theatre is senior editor Samantha. Check our her ‘red‘ flag shows as she lets you know what has caught her eye and heading out to a theatre seat this week.

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Toronto Playlistings for the Week of January 6, 2020

Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of January 6, 2020

Welcome to a new year and decade with Mooney on Theatre! Also to so many new and exciting theatre experiences, and even a few returning fan favourites onto Toronto stages. This month (and year!) is gearing up to be an amazing opportunity to check out theatre, dance, and comedy both new and old. And Mooney is looking forward to being right there alongside you as we check out what is on all of those stages right alongside you.

Ringing in our New Year is senior editor Lin to let you know what shows have caught their eye this week – check it out what is listed in ‘red‘ below to see what they think is worth opening up your wallet for this week.

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Toronto New Year’s Eve 2020 Event Listings – MoT style

view from behind of several people sitting on a stage we see audience in background, from a performance of Your Hood's a Joke in Toronto

Toronto takes to the stage to celebrate the coming of 2020 this NYE

It’s New Year’s Eve. Time to wave good-bye to 2019, and welcome in 2020. I think a pretty fantastic way to do that is by checking out a live show. I have seen so many “things to do in Toronto on NYE” lists, and they almost all seem to be lists of big expensive parties. So I decided to make my own “things to do in Toronto on NYE” list – Mooney on Theatre style.

My parameters were that it had to be a live stage event; it had to be $35 or less; and, of course, it had to be in Toronto.

I love the idea of going to a show on NYE. I get to go out and experience the atmosphere of revelry and excitement, and, of course, enjoy something on stage. And, I get to still do the official “ring in the New Year” part in my living room (if I manage to stay awake until midnight).

Maybe you are more of a party animal than me (do you have a pulse? You are probably more of a party animal than me then.) Maybe you would like to ring in the New Year surrounded by excited people. You still can. Once the show is over, you can continue to whatever type of NYE celebration suites you best.

Either way, spending some time with live performance seems like an excellent way to usher in the New Year. And, without fanfare or flourish, here are my suggestions of things to check out:

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Toronto Playlistings for the Week of December 30, 2019

Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of December 30, 2019

For me it has been that weird holiday week. You know the one where you don’t really remember what day of the week it is, and PJs are the outfit of the day… after day… after day? And it has been glorious fun, with the kids playing with all of their new toys. Except the Lego spread all over the carpet. One missed piece at clean-up can ruin your night (ouch!!)

But it’s also time to put on pants and get back to a regular sleep schedule so I can function at work next week (okay… after New Year). And the best way to get motivated to go out is to make some plans to go to the theatre. It’s my week to let you know what has caught my eye, so take a look at my picks in ‘red’. Spoiler alert – it’s pretty family-friendly! It’s a great week to take kids to get some theatre experience!

Mooney on Theatre wishes you all a very Happy New Year! See you next decade!

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