Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of December 18th, 2012

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

According to the Internet, 49.9% of Toronto’s population was born outside of Canada. This makes us more ethnically diverse than Miami, Los Angeles, and NYC. We’re one of the most multicultural cities in the world! I feel as though I must mention this before going on to post this week’s list of entirely Christmas themed cheap theatre options. Christmas is not the only seasonal celebration that is upon us. I guess it’s just the one with the most theatre. Or the cheapest…the season of giving, right?

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Humber River Shakespeare Co). Five actors perform the timeless tale of greed, ghosts, salvation and hope. Dec 13-14 at 7 pm. Dec 22 at 2 pm. $15, child $10. Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas W. 416-209-2026,

An Especially Maude-Lynne Xmas: A Reluctant Wassail For Yuletide Misfits by Morgan Norwich and Johnnie Walker (Nobody’s Business Theatre). A Victorian literature-obsessed internet junkie organizes a Christmas shindig with her long-suffering boyfriend. Dec 20-22. $15. Videofag, 187 Augusta.

An Intimate XXXmas! (Skin Tight Outta Sight Rebel Burlesque). This holiday-themed revue features Foxy Finale, Honey B Hind, Coco La Crème, SMB, live music and more. Dec 18 at 9 pm. $12. The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington.

Christmas Again?! (Jill Leger). This holiday musical revue features sketches and original music. Dec 20-22. $12. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen E. 416-845-9411,

Sharron And George’s Super Fun Christmas Sing-A-Long (Sharron Matthews). Cabaret diva Matthews and George Masswohl perform a holiday-themed variety show. Dec 20 at 8 pm. $20. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander. 416-975-8555.