22nd Season

SHREK The Musical at Newmarket Theatre


“Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…” And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude, and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand...and his name is Shrek.

Our opening night audience was thrilled by Shrek the Musical! Only four performances remain. Don't miss this show at Newmarket Theatre. 


Thursday November 17 - 7pm
Friday November 18 - 7pm
Saturday November 19 - 2pm
Saturday November 19 - 7pm
Sunday November 20 - 1pm




It's show week for RAGTIME at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. This epic production will run from July 14-17, 2016 only - get your tickets today here or by calling the box office at 905.787.8811. Limited tickets will be available at the box office before each performance.


July 14 - 7pm
July 15 - 7pm
July 16 - 7pm
July 17 - 1pm

In Rehearsals for RAGTIME

In Rehearsals for RAGTIME

We are just over a week away from opening night of RAGTIME! This production features a talented cast of 57 performers and will star Korin Thomas-Smith as Coalhouse Walker Jr. and Keena Eloise as Sarah. The role of Mother will be portrayed by Lauren Lazar. Manuele Mizzi will play the Eastern European immigrant Tateh, with Sean Catheroy starring as Father and Klint Uzuni as Younger Brother. Toronto's Louisa Burgess Corbett will take the stage as Emma Goldman.

Enjoy the following behind-the-scenes sneak peeks of RAGTIME! 

Audition Notice: Shrek the Musical


Wavestage Theatre Company is currently auditioning for supporting roles in their November 2016 production of SHREK THE MUSICAL. Based on the 2001 DreamWorks film, Shrek The Musical is the heartwarmingly-upended fairy tale featuring a crusty but loveable ogre who goes on a life-changing adventure to reclaim the deed to his swamp. Together with a wise-cracking donkey, a defiant princess, a vertically challenged bad guy and a gang of storybook misfits, this unlikely hero discovers that real friendship and true love are not only found in fairy tales.

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD BY APPOINTMENT IN TORONTO on June 25, 2016. Video auditions accepted until June 30.

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be held in Newmarket (461 Park Ave) beginning September 10, 2016 on Saturdays between 3:30-9pm and Sunday's between 1:30-7pm. Due to the short rehearsal period (10 weeks), all rehearsals are mandatory (for scenes called). Performers will be called for rehearsal as broken down by scene. 

PERFORMANCES: This production will be performed at Newmarket Theatre from November 17-20, 2016.

Non-union. Non-paying. Performers will be required to pay a costume fee and help with painting or building a set.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITON, EMAIL info@wavestagetheatre.com


  1. Please prepare two selections of contrasting songs (32 bars). Bring accompaniment track on iPhone or iPad etc. (anything with an aux input).
  2. Please bring an updated resume.
  3. Please bring a printed copy of your headshot (either colour or black and white).
  4.  Currently accepting video auditions until June 30, 2016. Please email info@wavestagetheatre.com with your video (follow audition requirements detailed above), resume, and headshot.
  5. Supporting characters: many featured roles with lines, solos, dances, or action. Roles include: Humpty Dumpty (strong belter), Big Bad Wolf, Papa Bear, Mama Bear, Baby Bear, Ugly Duckling, Peter Pan, Shoemaker’s Elf, White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, Three Blind Mice (trio, strong harmonies), Three Little Pigs (trio, strong harmonies). 
    Ensemble: ensemble will portray tap-dancing rats, various fairytale creatures, knights, happy people, skeletons, angry mob.

RAGTIME Table Read


Ragtime is coming to the GTA this summer! We are thrilled to be producing the show "of the century" this summer at Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. 

Voted by Time Magazine as among the Top 100 Best novels of the last century, this sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African American couple, and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as they all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream.

Don't miss the show of the summer!


Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, and the vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the stage “on the wheels of a dream” in what will be the largest and most epic production ever staged at Wavestage Theatre Company.

The cast of Ragtime joined together for the first time this past weekend to perform a table read of the show. The talent in the room was undeniably palpable! We have collected the best of the best to perform this raw and energetic show, and we can't wait to share it all with our audiences this July.

In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek of our table read!

The cast can't wait to get started with staging and choreography! Here's what they had to say after the read through:

I have to say what an amazing cast Wavestage has put together. It was so humbling to do the read through with such talented people today. I can’t wait to tell these stories with all of you.
— Manuele Mizzi (Tateh)
Wow, wow, WOW! Just got back from the read/sing through for RAGTIME. Based on pure vocal talent, this may be the best cast I have ever worked with! Feeling excited to share the stage in July with such a talented group!
— Lauren Lazar (Mother)

To learn more about this production, visit the official Ragtime production page