From its time as a vaudeville house, through its years as a movie house, to its final years as a live performing arts venue, the Heritage Theater in Brampton, Ontario served as the entertainment hub... More > and heart of downtown Brampton.
It was the place where stories informed the people as village became town became city.
This photo book commemorates the many professional touring acts that crossed Heritage Theater's stage during its final year as a performing arts venue in Brampton.
It also traces and highlights memorable moments in the history of the Heritage Theater itself and of the town for which it served as a cultural heart.< Less
(1 ACT/ THRILLER)
A man and a woman return to his home for a
one night stand.
The air pulses with sexual tension…
and something else.
Behind the attraction lies something fatal.
Someone is in... More > danger.
A deadly game of cat and mouse is about to begin.
But who is the cat? And who is the mouse?
Find out in this award-winning play full of wicked twists and shocking turns, where nothing is what it seems and the ending…
…is a killer.< Less
(COMEDY/2 Acts) Harrison is a caffeine-addicted, big-city stockbroker. Peter is a farmer, a man of heavy judgments and limited patience. Paul is a jokester with a flair for the absurd. These guys... More > wouldn’t have a thing in common ...If they weren’t brothers. When a condition of their father’s will forces these sibling-strangers to spend an entire day fishing together in a small boat, they start learning more about each other than any of them ever wanted to know! And what about the contents of the mysterious parcel they must wait to open? Does it hold jewels? Money? Or something even more valuable? Find out in this hilarious and heartwarming comedy by Award-Winning Canadian Playwright Todd McGinnis. An OUTSTANDING showcase for three actors, with characters that are brilliantly drawn with both humour and depth. Wide audience appeal, simple production requirements... "Gone Fishin'" by Todd McGinnis is the perfect show for any level of production, with the sorts of roles actors will line-up to play.< Less
(2 ACTS/COMEDY)Mythology was never this funny in highschool! Iris, is just your typical, hard-working, Goddess-Of-Rainbows next door. Then she goes to “head office” on Mount Olympus... More > looking for a promotion... Unfortunately for Iris, Olympus is DOWN-SIZING & now, both her job & her EXISTENCE are on the chopping block! So, in a desperate bid for survival, Iris takes on the one job nobody on Olympus wants... personal assistant to the most dangerous god of all time... Zeus himself! Now… Zeus wants Iris to help him make a "love connection" with a visiting Nordic goddess…. His equally threatening wife, Hera, is demanding that Iris help her ruin Zeus's fun! And the rest of the gods aren’t making anything easier! ...What's a poor goddess to do? Find out… in this side-splittingly funny, award-winning farce that breathes new life into the Ancient Myths. FUNNY LEADING COMEDIC ROLES FOR WOMEN & men, wide audience appeal, simple production requirements... The perfect show for any level of production.< Less
(2 ACTS/COMEDY)It’s “Molière meets Mel Brooks” “The Bard by way of Blackadder”. Swashbuckling rogue Jack Hawkins gets more than he bargains for when he tries to... More > swindle Lord Bannigan, a frustrated father looking to marry off his two daughters without having to pay any dowry. When both girls suddenly decide they want to marry Jack, the silver-tongued Hawkins fears an end to his carefree bachelor ways is near. Now, with only his wits & the help of a lunatic serving girl to rely on, Jack only has one hope...successfully play matchmaker between the Lord's reluctant daughters and their two hopelessly inept suitors… who, for reasons of their own, would very much like to see Jack DEAD! Jack is both nimble & quick. But is he quick enough?
...Find out in this hilarious, classically styled contemporary comedy play by award-winning author Todd McGinnis. Simple cast (4M/4F) and simple production requirements make this play perfect for schools;amateur/community; professional; touring and dinner theater.< Less
(COMEDY/2 ACTS) When a technical mishap destroys their pre-taped prime-time, 10th Anniversary special, the three women who co-host TV’s most popular daytime talk show are forced to go... More > live-to-air to replace it. But behind-the-scenes politics, tell-all tabloid stories and rumours about the show's fate have lit the fuse on an emotional powder-keg. Now, with no chance for edits or retakes, 10 years of off-camera differences are about to explode…on the air! OUTSTANDINGLY FUNNY & MOVING LEADING COMEDIC ROLES FOR WOMEN, wide audience appeal, simple production requirements... The perfect show for any level of production. “Point of Viewing is packed with the sort of roles that win awards
and kind of monologues that win auditions!” “Every actress is going to want this play in her tool-kit!”< Less
Hilarious and Award Winning Canadian Playwright Todd McGinnis returns with two hilarious and challenging shorter works for the stage.
EVERYBODY DIES A Black Comedy in One Act by Todd McGinnis
A... More > group of sitcom writers find themselves living out a co-worker's nightmare. A nightmare in which... Everybody dies!
1 Act Play / 2 Female / 3 Male (gender flips)
THAT’S WHAT by Todd McGinnis
Three Actors. Twelve Minutes. Two Words of Dialogue.
WARNING: Actors’ Heads May Explode!
McGinnis’s now-legendary, hilarious
and brain-busting exercise in subtext
is finally available to the wider
acting public for the first time.
1 Act Play/ Theater Exercise / 3 Actors (any gender)< Less
(2 Acts Horror/Comedy-Drama) “A tale told in four vignettes, "Stage Fright Or... “Laugh?” I Thought I’d Die!" is an alternately terrifying, darkly humourous and... More > always intriguing journey across the decades of the 20th Century.”
For almost a century an evil presence has haunted the Orpheus Theatre, awaiting the fulfillment of a
chilling prophecy. A blood-stained Ouija board and a cryptic rhyme are the keys that will unlock a terrifying truth. Will anyone be able to put the pieces of this sinister puzzle together in time to stop it?
The theatre-venue itself becomes a character in this tale that allows the audience to experience the history of a haunted playhouse… from the inside!
“With its simplistic production requirements, many
casting options AND great roles for women, this
show is destined to become a halloween staple
for theatre groups everywhere!”< Less
IN-SECURITY: An Alarmingly Romantic Comedy is the hilarious new full length stage play by award winning Canadian playwrighting duo Todd McGinnis & T.Gregory Argall.
SYNOPSIS: Nothing goes as... More > planned for Linda, a small-town girl when she moves to the big city.
She arrives for her first day of work at a Security Response Company only to learn that her job position might have been cut thanks to a corporate takeover by a policy-obsessed conglomerate!
Fortunately, she finds an unlikely knight in shining armour in Ted, a charmingly wise-cracking and mischievous co-worker.
But when life with her dreamy musician-boyfriend turns out to be not quite so dreamy after all and Ted offers Linda a place to stay... both of their lives become suddenly more complicated.
Cast: 2 F/ 4 M (possible gender flip 1 male to female)
Great leading and comedic roles for women. Perfect for all levels of production.< Less
WARNING! ACTORS’ HEADS MAY EXPLODE!
Two of Canada’s funniest playwrights (the
co-authors of the hilarious Self-Help for
Dummies and IN-SECURITY: An Alarmingly Romantic
Comedy) have joined... More > forces once more.
And this time... it’s personal.
Okay... not really.
This time it’s... got a really long title:
"THAT’S WHAT and Other Hilarious Exercises in Subtext for Actors, Directors, Teachers and Students"
See what we mean?
THAT’S WHAT by Todd McGinnis
Three Actors. Twelve HILARIOUS Minutes.
Two Words of Dialogue.
McGinnis’s now-legendary, hilarious and
brain-busting exercise in subtext is finally
available to the wider acting public.
YES NO MAYBE by T. Gregory Argall
Argall provides another challenging exercise
in subtext for actors and directors.
Only this time... there are THREE words.
HEY! by Todd McGinnis & T. Gregory Argall
And last but not least, a three actor piece
with only ONE word of dialogue and a big Broadway finish!< Less