Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of December 21st

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

This week it’s all about the young’uns: between fairy tales and some more inventive¬†holiday fare, it’s a pretty good week to be a kid in Toronto (aside from, y’know, Christmas, should you celebrate). Four shows out of the five are kid-friendly this time around, with a little something for the parents alone thrown into that final slot. Check ’em out under the cut:

Jacques and the Bean Stockmarket! by Jane A Shields and Rosemary Doyle (Panto Players). Family-friendly Holiday pantomime show. Dec 18-Jan 3, daily to Jan 2 at 8 pm, mats Dec 27, Jan 2-3 at 2 pm (no show Dec 24-25, Dec 30 and Jan 1). $25, child $15. Show Info.

Krampus the Original Christmas Curmudgeon by Roger Rousseau (Solar Stage Children’s Theatre). Santa’s mean sidekick comes to tell a little girl that she’s on the naughty list in this seasonal show for ages 4 and up. Dec 12-Jan 3, see website for schedule. $16. Show Info.

The Naughty Listers. The North Pole is thrown into chaos when one of Santa’s elves goes rogue in this all-ages puppet and live action revue. Dec 19-Jan 1, daily at 2 pm (no show Dec 24-25). $14. Show Info.

Cinderella in Muddy York by Ann Powell and David Powell (Puppetmongers Theatre). The fairy tale is reset in 1830s Upper Canada in this all-ages marionette theatre show. Opens Dec 26 and runs to Jan 1, daily at 2:30 pm. $25, stu/srs/child $20, family 4-pack $75. In the ExtraSpace. Show Info.

MILF Life Crisis. Anne Marie Scheffler (Suddenly Mommy!) performs her new comedic solo play. Dec 21-23 at 7 pm. $20. Show Info.