Fall 2021 theatre preview: Five shows to see across Canada (and five to see online)

By Kelly Nestruck

“The fact that theatre is a local art form has never been clearer than it has been this fall – with the scenes in different Canadian cities in wildly different states of return.

Take the country’s two biggest theatre capitals as examples. In Montreal, the performing arts are almost back at a pre-pandemic level of activity due to Quebec’s subsidization of the box office for shows playing to reduced capacity. In Toronto, by contrast, many major theatre companies are waiting until the winter or even the spring to resume in-person, indoor performances.

Audience desire to get back in seats varies as wildly, too – from individual to individual. With that in mind, I’ve picked some in-person shows to look forward to this fall, but also offered online alternatives (or vice versa).”

Source: The Globe and Mail