The Massey Theatre Society is reading itself to reopen the doors for a dynamic fall season. As the Province continues its staged reopening audiences will be welcomed to the theatre to enjoy performances, as they are meant to be – live and in person.
The Massey Theatre season reflects the diverse lenses and interests of the community with a variety of performances. From iconic musical performers like Martha Wainwright, to a talent-studded International Guitar Night. Musical artist and storyteller, Iskw?,shares her impactful artistry with music, movement, images, poetry and prose.
“We are so proud to have made it through this pandemic as an organization. We’ve pulled together one of our most exciting programs ever to bring people back to cultural experiences,” said Jessica Schneider, Executive Director, Massey Theatre Society.
The return season also brings laughter back to the stage with the former “This Hour has 22 Minutes” star Shaun Majumder and his new show, The LOVE tour. Over a year in the making, the Arts Club Theatre Company’s hit show Noises Off makes special two week run on the Massey Theatre stage. Allowing one of the largest and most entertaining productions of the coming season to be seen live and in-person, as theatre should be seen.
Hightlights of the Massey Theatre Season include:
Nov. 16, 2021
Martha Wainwright: Love Will Be Reborn
Martha Wainwright is beginning again. The beguiling performer and songwriter graces the Massey stage as part of the tour of her new album Love Will Be Reborn.Wainwright’s fifth studio album follows recent years of loneliness and clarity in search of optimism and joy.
January 28, 2022
International Guitar Night 2022
The always exceptional International Guitar Night returns to the Massey Theatre with a dynamic and eclectic lineup of international acoustic guitarists. The next tour features: Lulo Reinhardt, Germany’s Latin Swing master, contemporary classical guitarist Stephanie Jones from Australia, two-hand “tapper” Alexandr Misko from Russia, and Italian jazz guitarist and vocalist Eleanora “Lele” Strino. This show is a celebration of guitar music for new beginnings.
Feb 3, 2022
Shaun Majumder LOVE
In 2019, beloved comedian and performer Shaun Majumder brought his complex tour de force HATE to Massey Theatre, much of it in response to living amid rampant Trumpism and the rise of hate he was witnessing in the US and Canada. Now, the new dad flip the narrative in with his new show LOVE. Majumder is an absolute comedy star, riveting and hilarious. This show is co-presented with Laughter Zone 101.
February 15-27, 2022
Arts Club Theatre Company’s Noises Off by Michael Frayn
The pre-pandemic hit show is being remounted on the Massey Stage. Noises Off, hailed as the funniest farce ever written, treats audiences to a hilarious peek at a second-tier acting troupe performing a show. With egos, insecurities, and tempers flaring backstage—and forgotten lines, missed cues, and misplaced sardines onstage—this cast threatens to strike the old adage “the show must go on.” Michael Frayn’s dizzying play-within-a-play classic is sure to leave you doubled over with laughter. This is sure to be one of the largest and most fun productions to be staged in the coming season.
March 12, 2022
iskw?, Solo Tour
iskw? (short for waseskwan iskwew, meaning “blue sky woman”) is, among many other things, an artist – a creator and communicator of music and of movement, of pictures, poetry and prose. And through it all, she’s a teller of stories that have impacted our past and will inform our future. Her solo tour brings timely magic and light to the Massey.
June 8, 2022
Award-winning artist, composer and producer Ólafur Arnalds is back on the road following the release of his monumental album ‘some kind of peace’.
Tickets for shows are on sale now at masseytheatre.com.
All safety protocols will be in place and guidelines followed. Less than 50% of seats are being sold until reopening guidelines are in place for each date.