Cheap Theatre in Toronto the Week of February 8th, 2016

Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week

This week, I’m determined to help you get a date–or at least treat a good friend right. All of the picks are romantic or deal with romantic entanglements, be they tragic or comic or somewhere in between. We’ve got cabarets, variety shows and adaptations of classic literature on call here, so pick your poison under the cut and treat yourself with some financially reasonable theatre.

Barb Scheffler – Songs in the Key of Love. The musical theatre performer/comedian performs a cabaret-style show live with Robert Graham. Feb 13 at 8 pm. $20. 3rd floor. Show Info.

The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (Theatre Erindale). The mistaken identities comedy is performed as part of The Blackfriars Project 2016. Feb 11-13 and 28, Thu 7:30 pm, Fri-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm, Feb 28 at 7:30 pm. $18, stu/srs $12. Show Info.

Villette adapted from the novel by Charlotte Brontë (Amicus Productions). A lonely schoolteacher is drawn to a young doctor and a charismatic colleague. Opens Feb 4 and runs to Feb 13, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Feb 7 & 13 at 2 pm. $22, stu/srs $20. Show Info.

The Valentines Day Rag Bag Cabaret (Rachelle Elie/Luke Jackson). Rachelle Elie hosts the annual variety show featuring music, comedy, dance and more with Christopher Sawchyn, Mélanie Brulée, St. Stella, Esther De Ville, DJ Demers and others. Feb 13-14 at 8 pm. $20 adv, $25 at the door. Show Info.

You Can’t Take It With You by George S Kaufman and Moss Hart (Ryerson Theatre School). An eccentric clan is shaken up when their daughter finds a fiancé from a conservative family. Feb 5-11. $20, stu/srs $15. Show Info.