Season 2016/2017

The Theatre Scarborough season consists of 11 shows presented by 3 theatre companies in 1 convenient location. When selecting your subscriptions, each series is indicated by a colour: Scarborough Players is in red, Scarborough Theatre Guild is in green, and Scarborough Music Theatre is in blue. To order a subscription, download the subscription order form and mail it to the address on the form along with your payment. Subscription orders will be processed in the order in which they are received and tickets will be mailed in mid-August.

Single tickets for individual shows go on sale August 1, 2016

If you have questions, please call the box office at 416-267-9292 or email boxoffice@theatrescarborough.com

Coming to see a show at Scarborough Village Theatre? Drop off your subscription order in the lobby while you are there!

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Note: Occasionally after announcing our season the rights to a particular show may be withdrawn. In that event Theatre Scarborough and its member groups reserve the right to substitute an alternate show in that time slot.

The Psychic

The Psychic

by Sam Bobrick

Adam is a psychic with a secret. His office is a basement apartment, his business cards are printed in pencil, and his psychic gifts are in short supply. Then there is his array of curious visitors. Why do the charming heroine, her homicidal husband, and his sexy girlfriend all appear in Adam’s office? And what about the flashy gangster and the New York detective? This Edgar Award winner will prove once again that crime really can pay.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.

September 9-24, 2016

Barefoot in the Park

by Neil Simon

You’ve heard the phrase, “opposites attract.” Does it follow that opposites make the best married couples? Lucky for us they make the best comedies! Barefoot in the Park, Neil Simon’s longest-running Broadway hit comedy, was also made into a successful film. After a whirlwind romance of just 6 days, carefree Corie and conservative Paul tie the knot, rent a cozy apartment in New York, and soon discover that they couldn’t be more opposite. Complicating matters is Corie’s desire to liven up her widowed mother’s social life with the eccentric neighbour upstairs. Can their new marriage survive? You’ll have to see the play to find out!
Recommended for ages 10 and up.

October 7-22, 2016

Barefoot in the Park
The Music Man

The Music Man

Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson
Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey

There’s trouble in River City when fast-talking salesman, Harold Hill, cons everyone into buying instruments and uniforms for a marching band he vows to organize - despite the fact he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. This six-time, TONY Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family friendly tale to be shared with every generation. Funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man features the classic songs “(Ya Got) Trouble,” “Seventy-Six Trombones,” and “Till There Was You.”
Recommended for all ages.

November 3-19, 2016

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol

by John Longenbaugh

What would happen if the most famous consulting detective in England faced the problems of the best known “humbug” in Christendom? Enter three Spirits, four if we count Moriarty, ready to teach a Yuletide lesson at 221-B Baker Street. Watch as Holmes experiences events of Christmas Days gone by, then of his present, and finally the shadow of his future in the dark days of World War One. Will Sherlock Holmes prove as successful a student as Ebenezer Scrooge? The game’s a-foot. God bless us. Everyone.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.

December 2-17, 2016

Sherlock Holmes
The Drawer Boy

The Drawer Boy

by Michael Healey

How far would you go to hide the truth of a painful past? Canadian playwright Michael Healey asks this question in a beautiful, captivating, play which was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Best Drama. Sent to visit a rural Ontario home to research farm life, Miles soon discovers that not everything is as it seems at the quiet farm of Morgan and Angus. As Miles learns more about Angus and Morgan, their quiet life on the farm soon becomes threatened by a past that is too painful to remember, but is impossible to forget. Based on the landmark event that created the documentary play, The Farm Show..
Recommend for ages 12 and up.

January 13-28, 2017

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Book by Jeffrey Lane
Music and Lyrics by David Yazbek
Based on the film "Dirty Rotten Scroundrels"
written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief. This hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 TONY Awards (2004).
Recommended for all ages with parental guidance.

February 9-25, 2017

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Tartuffe

Tartuffe

by Molière
In a prose translation by David Nicholson

It is 1699 in Paris and Tartuffe, claiming to be a religious man, is living as a guest in the home of Orgon. His true goal is to acquire his host’s fortune and to seduce his wife. Most of Orgon’s family can see through Tartuffe’s pretense at holiness. Orgon, however, is completely fooled and offers his so-called “friend” all his property and marriage to his only daughter. It is up to Orgon’s faithful wife, Elmire, to expose the evil of their hypocritical house guest.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.

March 10-25, 2017

Tons of Money

by Will Evans and Valentine
Adapted by Alan Ayckbourn

Aubrey Henry Maitland Allington has seen better days. As an inventor down on his luck, he’s absolutely drowning in debt. When things seem at their lowest, a sudden inheritance might just make his problems go away. The challenge: How to claim the inheritance without it being gobbled up by those pesky creditors? His wife Louise has the solution: Why not fake his death and pretend to be his cousin George? What could possibly go wrong? Apparently, quite a lot. Luckily it’s hilarious every step along the way!
Recommended for ages 8 and up.

April 7-22, 2017

Tons of Money
Man of La Mancha

Man of La Mancha

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James

“To dream the impossible dream…” Based on Cervantes’ literary classic, Don Quixote, this iconic musical is bold and breathtaking. A dying old man transforms himself into a knight errant against the wishes of his family to embark on his Quest – turning windmills into dragons, inns into castles, and a scullery maid into the Lady Dulcinea. Winner of 5 TONY Awards including Best Musical and Best Original Score, Man of La Mancha, captures the heart and soul, and inspires us to dream beyond the world around us.
Recommended for all ages with parental guidance.

May 4-20, 2017

The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams

This is the story of Amanda Wingfield, who once was pretty and popular, but who now seeks happiness in her dreams and memories. And this is the story of her son, Tom, who looks to movies and alcohol for his hope for happiness. And this is the story of her daughter, Laura, desperately shy, seeking happiness in her collection of glass figurines. And finally, this is the story of Jim O’Connor, who accepts a dinner invitation but cannot solve any of the family’s problems. This is ultimately the story of dreams that cannot come true, told through Tom’s memories.
Recommended for ages 14 and up.

June 2-17, 2017

The Glass Menagerie
Deathtrap

Deathtrap

by Ira Levin

What would you kill for? Famous Broadway thriller writer Sidney Bruhl used to have his audiences lined up around the block, but these days can only write box office flops. When the perfect thriller manuscript, the only copy in existence, arrives in the arms of one of his students, Sidney wonders if he would, indeed, kill for another hit play. What if there was no way of getting caught, and if it meant you were once again the toast of Broadway? Join us for this clever, engrossing, and occasionally shocking thriller-comedy that critics agree has “more twists than a bent corkscrew.”
Recommended for ages 12 and up.

June 30 - July 15, 2017

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