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Magnus Theatre Announces Mainstage Lineup for Upcoming 50th Anniversary Season

Thunder Bay (August 24, 2021) – Magnus Theatre is excited to announce a return to the stage, with a full season of Mainstage programming running from September 16, 2021 until May 14, 2022.   The theatre will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during the upcoming season, having brought professional theatre to Northwestern Ontario in 1971. Magnus Theatre is the only fully professional theatre between Sudbury and Winnipeg.  The season Continue Reading…

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol

December 2-18, 2021 Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol By Tom Mula “Marley was dead, to begin with…” —and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his Continue Reading…

Man Of La Mancha

April 21-May 14, 2022 MAN OF LA MANCHA The Broadway Musical by Dale Wasserman, Mitch Leigh, and Joe Darion. One of the most enduring works of musical theatre, Man of La Mancha was last staged by Magnus Theatre over 40 years ago. This play within a play is the story of a man who seeks Continue Reading…

Smarty Pants

March 10-26, 2022 SMARTY PANTS (World Premiere) A Comedy by Shelley Hoffman and Stephen Sparks. Linda and her friends have broken into her ex-husband’s house, a man who has earned millions from a wearable tech invention – smart underwear that can control your home. This new modern comedy is about enduring relationships and the power Continue Reading…

SALT BABY

January 27-February 12, 2022 SALT BABY A Comedy By Falen Johnson. The story of a young Indigenous woman whose light skin sets her apart, both on the rez and in the city, and she is determined to figure out how she fits into these two very different worlds. Salt Baby is a modern comedy about Continue Reading…

Lunenburg

October 21-November 6, 2021 LUNENBURG A Romantic Comedy by Norm Foster. A romantic adventure by Canada’s most produced playwright. When Iris inherits a house that she didn’t even know existed, she and her close friend Natalie travel to Nova Scotia to have a look at her new property, leading to a series of surprises and Continue Reading…

HOME: A Bluegrass Celebration

September 16-October 2, 2021 HOME: A BLUEGRASS CELEBRATION (World Premiere) Music Revue by Jo-Ann Waytowich. A hilarious and relatable look at the year in isolation from the point of view of three women at different stages of life, featuring some fantastic bluegrass music. This play will be performed by Thunder Bay based actors and showcasing Continue Reading…

LIG & BITTLE

“There’s a whole world behind that door. A world where we’ll belong!” LIG & BITTLE – by Elyne Quan and Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull Lig is big and Bittle is little, and neither fit into their medium-sized worlds. With everything too big, or everything too small, they each yearn for a place where they belong, where their Continue Reading…

THIS WILL BE EXCELLENT

“What will it take for you to step up and start being engaged?” THIS WILL BE EXCELLENT – by Jordi Mand Grade 6 students Daniel and Izzy feel like they’re not very good at school. Their assignments are always late or incomplete, and Daniel is starting to feel the weight of his parents’ expectations coming Continue Reading…

SELFIE

CONTENT ADVISORY Selfie explores mature subject matter. The play examines the nature of sexual consent and depicts characters talking about a sexual assault that occurs offstage. Some explicit language is used throughout the play, and there are scenes of underage drinking. “Let’s say there’s three versions of you. The one everyone thinks you are. The Continue Reading…