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Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of April 12, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

This week’s theme for cheap Toronto theatre is Pay-What-You-Can (PWYC). We go gaga for PWYC performances because they give people a chance to attend a night of live theatre without throwing down a whole wad of cash. In our experience, once you see one PWYC event, you jones to go back for more – and you’re usually happy to pay full price for a great seat! So, buyer beware: these PWYC shows will likely leave you begging for more!

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Eye-catching Toronto live theatre for the week of April 11, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Shows that Caught Our Eye This Week

Here are all of the shows we wish we could get out and see this week! Take your pick from our list of great theatre escapes for the week of April 11, 2010:

** Shows marked with the double asterisks are the ones that make Megan, our editor, wish she could clone herself so she could check them all out.

COCK-A-DOODLE DANDY/CLÉRAMBARD by Sean O’Casey/Marcel Aymé (George Brown Theatre). The Irish and French classic comedies are performed on alternating days as part of the Spring Repertory Season. Opens Apr 10 and runs to Apr 23, see website for schedule. $15, srs $10, stu $6. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill. 416-866-8666, youngcentre.ca.

CROCOSMIA (Little Bulb Theatre). Imaginative siblings try to make sense of life through cake puppetry, slide shows and experiments. Previews Apr 13. Opens Apr 14 and runs to Apr 24, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 2:30 pm. $20-$25, preview $15, mat pwyc. Theatre Passe Muraille, Backspace, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529, artsboxoffice.ca.

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Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of April 5, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

This week, for $20 or less, you can hear staged readings of works about the last woman on planet Earth and works by Canada’s culturally diverse playwrights. You can also indulge in cutting French theatre and beautiful dance as serene as light. Doesn’t that kind of beat what you get for the price of a large popcorn, gummi bears, pop and a movie ticket? For a change, check out our cheap theatre instead of heading to the cinema, and see for yourself!

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Eye-catching Toronto live theatre for the week of April 4, 2010

by Leanne Milech

Shows that Caught Our Eye This Week

Every week, Mooney on Theatre editors troll local theatre listings for our writers, searching for shows that we think our writers might want to review. We base our picks on whatever sounds interesting, exciting and original. After compiling a list of shows that fit the bill, we circulate our selections to our writers, and they take it from there. Now, we’ve decided to start giving our readers the benefit of our research! Every Sunday from here on out, we’ll give you the inside scoop on cool shows you might want to check out based on our very own writers’ list. Enjoy!

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Five for Twenty (Or Less)

by Leanne Milech

Cheap Toronto Theatre for the Week of March 29, 2010

Feast your eyes on five eclectic Toronto theatre options – all of which cost $20 or less. This week, we suggest opera (for free!), improv at Toronto’s Bad Dog Theatre, radiant physical theatre, a coming-of-age tale and theatre about art (think thought-provoking rather than hoity-toity). Here are the dirty deets on our cheap theatre picks for the week of March 29, 2010:

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