We are thrilled to reveal an exciting line up of entertaining plays for 2017 – 2018. As we enter our 55th continuous SEASON of great entertainment, Metro Theatre is very proud to support actors and productions that add vibrant culture to our community. Plan to bring theatre into your life and experience the joy and power of live performance.
HILDA’S YARD by Norm Foster
- September 16 – October 7, 2017 Thursday to Saturday
- Matinees on Sunday September 24 & October 1
Metro kicks off the season with a Canadian play in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday. Set in 1956, a couple in their 50’s (Hilda and her husband) eagerly await the arrival of their first black & white television set! They look forward to evenings with “Ozzie and Harriet”, but instead they get their two adult children returning home. So much for the empty nest! Laughs abound in this warm, family comedy.
CALENDAR GIRLS by Tim Firth
- October 28 – November 18, 2017 Thursday to Saturday
- Matinees on Sunday November 5 & November 12
The famous story of a group of women from Yorkshire that decide to pose nude on a calendar to raise money for a new sofa in their local hospital waiting room. The calendar succeeds beyond their wildest dreams (and gains international recognition) but has unforeseen repercussions in their marriages and friendships. A play full of dignity and hope in the face of tragedy and one that has become the fastest-selling play in British theatre history.
MURDER BY THE BOOK by Duncan Greenwood & Robert King
- January 20 – February 10, 2018 Thursday to Saturday
- Matinees on Sunday January 28 & February 4
Crisp, witty, exchanges of dialogue fill this inventive Britsh thriller. A writer’s wife wants to divorce him, but he has no intention of doing so. Full of exciting twists and turns as each character, writer, wife, publisher, secretary and neighbour turn the tables on each other. Who are the victims and who are the killers? This is a plot that will keep you guessing until the very end.
SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER adapted by Joan Bryans
- February 24 – March 17, 2018 Thursday to Saturday
- Matinees on Sunday March 4 & March 11
By author Oliver Goldsmith this beloved comedy about love and mistaken identity revolves around Charles Marlow, a young bachelor who brims with confidence when dallying with working-class women but becomes a shivering bundle of nerves in the presence of high-born ladies. When Marlow unexpectedly runs into, Kate, the woman his father wants him to marry, he’s so terrified, he can’t even look at her. So Kate decides to don the unthreatening guise of a barmaid, stooping in social status to conquer his heart.
SHAKESPEARE IN HOLLYWOOD by Ken Ludwig
- April 14 – May 5, 2018 Thursday to Saturday
- Matinees on Sunday April 22 & April 29
In 1934 the Warner Bros. movie studio decided to do a “class picture”: an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Max Reinhardt was invited from Germany to direct. Into the mix of Hollywood stars such as James Cagney come the “real” players: Oberon, King of the Fairies, and his assistant, Puck. Add Jack Warner, Luella Parsons and other famous names of the times. Reality clashes with fantasy in this hilarious send-up of Hollywood in its madcap heyday.
A METRO TRADITION FOR OVER 33 YEARS!
CINDERELLA ~ Our Annual Christmas Pantomime
- December 15, 2017 – January 6, 2018
- Evenings @ 7:30 pm December 15, 16, 21, 22, 23,28, 29, 30; January 4, 5
- Matinees @ 2:00 pm December 16, 23, 26, 27, 30; January 1, 2, 6
Metro’s version of the classic fairy tale in the best Panto tradition. Cinderella, the Prince, and all the characters in the castle prepare for the ball while the rivalry between the Good Fairy and Demon boils over. Come cheer the good guys and jeer the bad while singing and dancing to the merriment and laughter of another classic Metro Panto.
**VIP members early sales October 1st/ General sales October 15th**
All plays subject to availability
For season subscription, flex pricing options and tickets of every kind, you can call the Box Office at 604 266 7191. Box Office will stay open afternoons from 1 – 4 pm until June 25th and re-open in August 2017