Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of October 10, 2011

Five For Twenty (or Less)

Looking for cheap Toronto live theatre shows for $20 or less? You’ve come to the right place! This week’s cheap theatre for October 10, 2011 includes shows about a guy trying to find a girlfriend in the show’s audience; a play by Arthur Miller; Sondheim songs; Macbeth shown at a “top-secret location”; and a psychological drama based on a real life murder on Ossington. There’s no risk involved here; read a review, pick a show and go watch some great Toronto theatre!

SEX, RELIGION & OTHER HANG-UPS by James Gangl (Gangland Productions). Gangl performs his solo comedy from the Fringe about dealing with sexuality and strict beliefs. Previews Oct 4-5. Opens Oct 6 and runs to Oct 22, Tue-Thu 8 pm, Fri-Sat 7 and 9 pm. $15-$25. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson. 416-504-7529,

THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller (Ryerson Theatre School). Young women dancing around a fire leads to panic and conflict in the small community of Salem. Opens Oct 4 and runs to Oct 13, Tue-Fri 8 pm, Sat 2 pm. $18, stu/srs $14. Abrams Studio Theatre, 46 Gerrard E. 416-979-5118,

SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM (Sonus Stage Productions). This musical revue features well-known and obscure works by Stephen Sondheim. Opens Oct 5 and runs to Oct 23, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20. Walmer Centre Theatre, 188 Lowther.

MATCHBOX MACBETH by William Shakespeare and the company (Litmus Theatre). Music, shadow play and trickery are used to tell the classic tale of witchcraft and murder. Opens Oct 13 and runs to Oct 30, Thu-Sun 7 and 9 pm. $15. Secret Location, revealed with ticket purchase.

MURDER ON OSSINGTON by Tom Arthur Davis and Alex Rubin (Pandemic Theatre). Inspired by true events, this psychological drama explores themes of violence from different perspectives. Opens Oct 14 and runs to Oct 30, Fri-Sun 8 pm. Pwyc (must reserve). Secret Location, revealed with ticket purchase.