2022 Shows

The Palace of Mystery
Presented by Peter Mennie and the Palace Theatre Arts Commons
Presented in Procunier Hall at the Palace Theatre
October 3, 2022
November 7, 2022
December 5, 2022
The Palace of Mystery is a live, parlour-sized evening of magic, mystery, comedy and wonder! The show is ninety minutes of ‘perfect parlour prestidigitation’ starring the area’s top cabaret magicians. This time around, the Palace of Mystery is a triple-treat run of magicians each bringing their own style of magic each month. October 3: First up is Steve Oz. Steve Oz opened the show last spring with his incredible comedy mand-reading show. You may also remember him from his record-breaking run as ‘Miracle Max’ in the London Fringe and also quite possibly from his many appearances at corporate events in SW Ontario. November 7: The Amazing Corbin. Corbin was the producer and host of London’s original magic cabaret, Magic at the Marienbad – a sell out for it’s two year run. December 5: Mark Strange. We think his name says enough. Your host for all three shows is producer and magic guy, Peter Mennie and each show will also open with a surprise variety performer from the London region.
Shows start at 7:30 pm
The shows are 90 minutes long
Ticket Price: $35
Bundle of all Three Shows: $90
The Palace of Mystery
The Rocky Horror Show
Music, lyrics and book by Richard O'Brien
October 6-8th, 2022 at The Palace Theatre
Mavis Productions
From the loveable scamps that brought you Evil Dead the Musical in London and Kitchener comes the show they have been promising for years!
In this cult classic, sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named "Rocky."
Filled with all the classic songs (and more!) AND audience participation that made the film so much fun for over 40 years, all of it comes to life on the stage. So bring your costumes, all your scripts, and be ready for a night of absolute pleasure. Whether you come out for our 7 pm shows or our...wilder...performances at the Midnight showing (well, technically it starts at 11 pm), we know you will shiver with antici....pation.
Showtimes: October 6, 7 and 8 at 7:00 pm, October 8 at 11:00 pm
Runtime approximately 2.5 hours
Ticket Price $37.11 plus fees
Presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals
The Rocky Horror Show
Finding Hyde
By Sean Brennan
October 20-30, 2022 on the Main Stage at the Palace Theatre
Directed by Brian Speagle
Presented by The London Community Players
The year is 1908 and the famous actor, Richard Mansfield, is being honoured posthumously by a remount of Jekyll and Hyde commissioned at the very theatre it was last performed in. Frederick Douglas, an American thespian, has been brought over to command the role Mansfield made famous.
Rehearsals are underway and Douglas is struggling to capture the essence of Hyde. With opening night fast approaching, everyone is on edge – especially Douglas, who has had a strange visitor haunting him during the rehearsal period.
Evening Performances start at 7:30 pm, Matinees start at 2:00 pm
Ticket Price (inclusive of fees) Adults $30, Students/Seniors $28, Youth (under 12) $18
Finding Hyde
Rodgers Hammerstein's Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)
By Oscar Hammerstein II, Richard Rodgers, Tom Briggs, Robert L. Freedman
November 24 - December 4, 2022 on the Main Stage at the Palace Theatre
RELAXED PERFORMANCE Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022
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Director: Steph Molloy
Music Director: Phil Hallman
Choreographer: George Carlson McLeary
A Co-Production of Musical Theatre Productions and the London Community Players
Roger’s and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Enchanted Edition) is inspired by the acclaimed 1997 teleplay starring Brandy & Whitney Houston. This version of the magical fairy tale is reborn with the R&H hallmarks of originality, charm & elegance. Join Cinderella as she attends the ball and shows us that it possible to make all your dreams come true
Evening Performances at 7:30 pm, Matinees at 2:00 pm
Until September 20, 2022 (inclusive of fees) Adults $35 Youth $25
September 21-October 31, 2022 Adults $38.75 Youth $25
After October 31, 2022 Adults $42, Youth $25
CINDERELLA is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. www.concordtheatricals.com
Rodgers  Hammerstein’s Cinderella (Enchanted Edition)
Disney's FROZEN JR
Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez
Book by Jennifer Lee
Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee
December 16-18, 2022 on the Main Stage of The Palace Theatre
Directed by Sam Shoebottom
Music Directed by Angela Southern
Choreographed by Brianna Kocevar & Denver Milner
Presented by LYTE (London Youth Theatre Education)
A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna and Elsa. When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood. With a cast of beloved characters and loaded with magic, adventure, and plenty of humor, Frozen JR. is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!
Show dates and times
Friday December 16 at 7pm
Saturday December 17 at 2pm
Saturday December 17 at 7pm
Sunday December 18 at 2pm
The runtime is approximately 1 hour
Ticket Prices: Adults $20, Youth $15 (inclusive of fees)
Disney’s Frozen JR is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
Disney’s FROZEN JR
Speed Dating for Sperm Donors
By Natalie Meisner
January 19-29, 2023 on the Main Stage of the Palace Theatre
Directed by Phyllis Leighton
Presented by the London Community Players
Helen and Paige really want a baby. Maybe even two. They’ve decided they want to use a sperm donor, but because of Paige’s own upbringing as an adopted child they want the donor to, at least, be known to the child. Through the fast-paced “dating” of several candidates, all of whom come with their own warning labels, Helen and Paige’s relationship is strained to a point where they must remember why they set out on this journey together in the first place
Evening Performances start at 7:30 pm, Matinees start at 2:00 pm
Tickets (inclusive of fees) Adults $30, Seniors/Students $28, Youth (under 12) #18
Speed Dating for Sperm Donors
The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
By W. O. Mitchell
February 16-26, 2023 on the Main Stage at the Palace Theatre
Directed by Anne Mooney
Presented by the London Community Players
At last, a play about curling, the noble sport that every winter turns otherwise sane Canadian men and women into broom-waving fanatics. Given the chance, any one of them would actively consider selling their soul to the devil for a chance to win the national championship known as “the Brier.” That’s the offer made to Wullie MacCrimmon in this hilarious story by W.O. Mitchell. The time is the not-too-distant past, and the place is Shelby, Alberta, a small town in the foothills.
Evening Performances start at 7:30 pm and Matinees start at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices (inclusive of fees) Adults $30, Students/Seniors $28, Youth (12 and under) $18
The Black Bonspiel of Wullie MacCrimmon
The Donnellys
By Peter Colley
May 4-14, 2023 on the Main Stage at the Palace Theatre
Directed by James Patterson
Presented by the London Community Players
The Donnellys is based on Canada's most infamous vigilante murder. A story from 1880, that has grown in the telling with each generation since the events that shook the little village of Lucan followed by the trial in London, Ontario both of which caused a sensation around the world. The play sets out to answer the “why” of what happened, tracing the story back into the blood-feuds of old Ireland and illustrating the passions and hatreds that fueled this deadly tragedy.
Evening Performances start at 7:30 pm, Matinees start at 2:00 pm
Ticket Prices (inclusive of fees) Adults $30, Students/ Seniors $28, Youth (12 and under) $18
The Donnellys