New Stages is thrilled to share their 2024-25 season with you!

New Stages 2024-25 Season

Fri Sept 27 & Sat Sept 28, 7 pm, Market Hall
Vitals

by Rosamund Small

Starring Katherine Cullen, the Dora-nominee for Outstanding Performance (Vitals).

New Stages is thrilled to launch our 2024-25 season of professional theatre with a unforgettable stripped-down version of the Dora-award-winning play Vitals by Rosamund Small.

Vitals propels you into the life of a no-nonsense Toronto paramedic who has reached her breaking point. Based on interviews and stories with real EMS workers, Vitals is masterfully written, and anchored by an incredible performance from Katherine Cullen (who originated the role in Outside the March’s award-winning production in Toronto).

An edgy, visceral theatre event that you won’t want to miss.

Content advisory: Vitals contains intense scenes, themes of suicide, and coarse language. Not recommended for children.

Nov 16, 7pm, Market Hall
A Night in November

Sit back and enjoy, as New Stages brings you a fabulous soiree of joyfully curated music and theatre performances, complete with a star-studded cast.

More details and cast announcements to come soon!

Wed Dec 11 – Sun Dec 15, show times vary, Market Hall
A Christmas Carol Comedy

by Katie Leamen

Starring Linda Kash as Scrooge, and another actor (soon to be named) who will play… Everyone Else!

Based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol Comedy is an irreverent holiday production for the whole family. Mixing shades of Monty Python with the Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future, this comedy is perfect for anyone aged 5 to 95 looking for a bit of festive fun.

The US premiere of this play was fully sold out for the last 2 years, so don’t be a humbug – get your tickets now! 

“Absolutely brilliant, and so, so funny!” – myFM

Tues Feb 25 – Sun Mar 3, show times vary, Market Hall & TTOK
Brand New Stages Festival

Enjoy a week-long festival of exciting new work (4 plays in 6 days!):   

MAGIC LIES by Peterborough’s Orm and Barbara Mitchell, about the life and work of beloved Canadian writer W.O. Mitchell, Orm’s father. A delightful and enriching stage reading full of tall tales, Canadiana, and lots of laughs.

SUDDENLY 50, written and performed by acclaimed B.C. playwright Nicolle Nattrass. Directed by T.J. Dawe. A funny and authentic play about a woman coming to terms with a mid-life crisis as she enters “Season” 50 of her incredible life. A staged reading, and a delightful companion piece to Clown Fish

CLOWN FISH,written and performed by Paul Tedeschini. Directed by T.J. Dawe. An immersive multi-media theatre experience that transports you to another world. Watch as writer, clown, and sound designer Paul Tedeschini takes the insular, isolating experience of grief and anxiety and transforms it into a love story. A companion piece to Suddenly 50.

FIRESIDE MUNSCH Stories by Robert Munch. Adapted and performed by M. John Kennedy. Directed by Dahlia Katz. A bonus Brand New Stages show featuring beloved stories for kids (of all ages!), Fireside Munsch is a high-energy, captivating show that was nominated for 8 Dora Awards.

PLUS MORE TO COME: We’ll have drama workshops, special events, and more! Our Theatre Week in Ptbo/Nogo will take place at Market Hall and TTOK from Feb 25-Mar 3, 2025– don’t go on holidays this week!

Sat May 3, 7 pm, Market Hall
The Boy in the Moon

by Emil Sher, based on the book by Ian Brown

New Stages proudly presents a staged reading of The Boy in the Moon by Emil Sher, based on the book by Ian Brown. This is the unforgettable, Dora-Award-winning play about life and parenthood and so much more—based on the true story of the life of Walker, son of renowned Canadian writers Ian Brown and Johanna Schneller.

This deeply moving play tells the story of a couple raising a child born with the rare cardiofaciocutaneous syndrome. Emotionally honest without veering into sentimentality, this play has received overwhelming acclaim and is a remarkable gift for audiences.

Recommended audience: 14+

Sat June 14, 7 pm, Market Hall
Serving Elizabeth

by Marcia Johnson

New Stages concludes our 2024-25 season with a delightful staged reading of Serving Elizabeth by Marcia Johnson. Inspired by–and in direct opposition to–an episode in the Netflix series The CrownServing Elizabeth re-imagines from a Kenyan perspective the story of when a young Princess Elizabeth visits Kenya and learns that she has become Queen of England.

A crowd-pleasing, thought-provoking hit at the Stratford Festival, Serving Elizabeth is all about our fascination with the royals, the impacts of colonialism, and the unseen biases that influence how stories are told today.

Recommended audience: 12+