Theater & Shows in Waterloo

Abracadabaret Presents James Alan’s “Magic Tonight” Including Dinner Through April 30 (Up to 40% Off)

Abracadabaret

Multiple Locations

Card tricks, mind reading, and old-fashioned illusions complement a three-course dinner

C$65 C$39

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"Jersey Boys" on February 11–13 (Up to 33% Off)

"Jersey Boys"

Budweiser Gardens

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Tony-winning musical about Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons features songs such as “Walk Like a Man” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You”

C$92.55 C$62

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"Spring Awakening" on stage in Toronto, February 5–March 1 (Up to 37% Off)

"Spring Awakening"

Lower Ossington Theatre – Mainstage

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Critically acclaimed, multiple Tony-winning musical explores adolescence in a prudish and restrictive society set in 19th century Germany

C$61.74 C$39

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"Marilyn: Forever Blonde!" at Winter Garden Theatre on February 11–14 (Up to 32% Off)

"Marilyn: Forever Blonde!"

Winter Garden Theatre

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Featuring hundreds of Marilyn Monroe’s quotes & 17 of her signature songs, this lauded musical depicts her life story & final photo shoot

C$87.95 C$59.95

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"The Heart of Robin Hood" at Royal Alexandra Theatre on January 30–February 20 (Up to 54% Off)

"The Heart of Robin Hood"

Royal Alexandra Theatre

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Discover how a thief becomes a hero in a Robin Hood retelling that puts the focus squarely on a sword-swinging Maid Marion

C$100 C$46.50

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Dirty Minds Comedy Dinner Theatre with Meal for One, Two, Four, or Six on Fridays (Up to 52% Off)

Dirty Minds Comedy Dinner Theatre

Toronto

The adult show pairs patrons with dinner and the city’s funniest female comics, including a mindreader

C$59 C$30

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Mardi Gras–Themed Jazz and Dinner Experience for One, Two, Four, or Six at SpeakEasy Jazz.Club (Up to 52% Off)

SpeakEasy Jazz.Club

Toronto

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Jazz groups play as diners don beads and dig into a three-course Southern dinner with options such as shrimp cocktail and jerk pork

C$59 C$30

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"Dark Secrets", "Stripprov," or "Mixed Company," November 14–March 30 (Up to 50% Off)

"Missed Connections", "Stripprov", or "Mixed Company"

Multiple Locations

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Off-the-cuff shows riff on audience secrets, challenge performers to impromptu stripteases, and pair actors with improvisors

C$24 C$12

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Italian Dinner for Two or Four at Salutè Piano Bar (Up to 55% Off). Three Options Available.

Salutè Piano Bar

Yorkville

Appetizers such as calamari, entrees such as fettuccine alfredo and fondue, and wine such as Argento Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon.

C$54.97 C$26

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"At the Movies" at Oh Canada, Eh? Dinner Theatre with Optional Dinner Through April 4 (Up to 50% Off)

"At the Movies"

Oh Canada, Eh? Theatre

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Oh, Canada, Eh?’s cast sings more than 50 songs from a variety of movie soundtracks; guests can feast family-style on five-course meal

C$49.61 C$25

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"Edward Stone Presents: MindTrix the Show" at Fallsview Magic Theatre through March 31 (Up to 51% Off)

Fallsview Magic Theatre

Fallsview Magic Theatre

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Magician injects a goofy sense of humor into his brain-boggling routine, which includes plenty of audience interaction

C$86.90 C$45

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Mardi Gras Celebration for Two at Bittner Hall on Friday, February 13, at 7 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

Mardi Gras Celebration

Bittner Hall

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American Repertory Theater of WNY celebrates Mardi Gras and its current season with slam poetry, funk music, and Cajun food

$50 $25

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Theatre of Youth specializes in kid-friendly performances that engage young minds and captivate grown-up grown-ups. They produce five literary-based productions and two health and wellness productions each year. Since 2000, more than half a million children have gotten their jollies from the popular productions, which are known for their high production value and quality acting. Upcoming plays include the informative Inside Out that wraps an entertaining story around a lesson that encourages healthier eating habits. This Holiday season, catch A Little House Christmas which is adopted from the famed Little House on the Prairie series, or peer into the future and reserve seats for a stage adaptation of Judy Bloom's Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, opening next March.

203 Allen St
Buffalo,
NY
US

Ilya's Bellydance & Henna Studio teaches the fine art of tummy undulation and hip-and-shoulder shimmying to abdomens anxious to shuffle their metaphorical belly feet. Eager rug-cutters can strive to improve their poise and self-confidence in a standard belly-dancing, burlesque, or Bollywood workshop. An expert audience mesmerizer instructs on navel-oriented movement techniques, including the classic bellybutton ripple that displays agility and removes any abdomen-attached forest creatures.

1413 Hertel Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

The consortium of professional instructors at Fred Astaire Dance Studio, which was cofounded by the legendary toe tapper himself, shepherds students of all ages and skill levels through lessons that span the style spectrum. Low-pressure private sessions allow enthusiastic teachers to fine-tune individual students' techniques and form, using their expert eyes and mechanical dancing shoes preprogrammed to do the Charleston. Patrons can learn how to cavort through classic waltz and fox-trot romps or swivel through the modern steps of salsa, swing, or samba. For dancers hoping to hoof it up in a social setting, the group practice parties provide a one-night extravaganza of instruction, demonstrations, and amateur firewalking.

5443 Sheridan Dr
Buffalo,
NY
US

Walk inside Caf? 1842, and one is surrounded by marble floors, exposed brick walls, and a restored tin ceiling. The caf?, tucked inside the lobby of the Huether Hotel, is replete with the aroma of Seattle?s Best Coffee and freshly baked muffins and scones. A fireplace adds a homey touch for people to sit and sip their coffee, or roast their morning marshmallows.

59 King Street North
Waterloo,
ON
CA

A cornucopia of savoury delights awaits diners at Encore! (formerly Ali Baba Steakhouse), where fresh, local ingredients are spun into a tapestry of thoughtfully prepared steaks, salads, fish, poultry, sandwiches, and more. Casual encounters may prefer Encore!’s lounge area where live jazz struts its artful dissonance Friday and Saturday nights in a sidecar with cocktails ($7–$9), beers ($3–$5) and martinis ($8). Intimate affairs of the heart or limbic system or may prefer the dining room, where professional service is on tap for lunch or dinner. Encore!’s flavour-fondling dishes—including duck confit springrolls ($10), grilled 8 oz. AAA beef tenderloin au poivre ($33), and lobster & chorizo papardelle ($24)—feed the soul via the mouth, an optimal place to store sips of Encore!’s dozens of red and white wine bottle selections ($29+) or an auxiliary stomach.

130 King St. S
Waterloo,
ON
CA

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony was founded out of necessity; in 1945, the Grand Philharmonic Choir was preparing a recital and needed tuneful accompaniment for the harmonic voices. Once its backup duty was over, however, the newly convened orchestra quickly established itself as an independent source for both classical and pops concerts performing more than 100 concerts annually in the Waterloo region. Now home to 52 on-staff musicians, the orchestra continues its decades-long tradition at venues around Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, and Cambridge. From his position as music director, Edwin Outwater oversees the joyful noise, which ranges from baroque to Beethoven to the Beatles and Broadway. Since assuming the role in 2007, Outwater has been one of the orchestra's most vigorous boosters, arranging the group's first commercial recording in a decade, engineering an exploration of prog rock in collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Computing, and knitting sweaters for each musician's instrument.

101 Queen Street North
Kitchener,
ON
CA