Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of December 19, 2011

Five For Twenty (or Less)

This week’s cheap theatre post lists five live theatre picks in Toronto that are only $20 a ticket or less. For this week of December 19th, 2011, we’ve got lots of holiday- and winter-themed shows. And three of them are free! Check it out!

Seussical by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Young People’s Theatre). This all-ages musical is based on the classic Dr. Seuss books. Previews Nov 7-9. Opens Nov 10 and runs to Dec 30, Sat-Sun 2 pm, see website for other dates and times. $15-$20. 165 Front E. 416-862-2222,

Kensington Market Winter Solstice (Red Pepper Spectacle Arts). Artists and performers participate in this annual outdoor solstice celebration and parade. Dec 21 at 6:30 pm. Free. Kensington Market, corner of Oxford and Augusta. 416-598-3729,

Occupy Christmas (Friendly Spike Theatre Band). The company presents a pot luck party and performances. Dec 25 from 1 to 4 pm. Free. May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Ave.

The Christmas Story (Church of the Holy Trinity). Professional musicians and a volunteer cast present a nativity pageant. Opens Dec 9 and runs to Dec 24, Fri-Sat (and Dec 22) 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 4:30 pm. $20, child $5 (suggested donation). 10 Trinity Square. 416-598-8979,

Winter Solstice Concert And Celebration (Children’s Peace Theatre). This family-friendly celebration features an outdoor lantern parade, a peace flag ceremony and more. Dec 21 at 6:30 pm. Free. 305 Dawes. 416-752-1550,