What we're about

Welcome to Canada's largest theatre goers club.

If you like going to plays, musicals, comedy clubs and other arts events, but don't want to go alone ... you will love Thumbs Up!

One of our mandates is affordable theatre. This means we actively seek ticket discounts when possible. We also go to performances where rush and pay-what-you-can tickets are offered.

We also go to non-theatrical events, including concerts, street festivals, walking tours, day trips and many other events.

There are lots of fun get togethers at affordable cafes and restaurants before and after events.

It's FREE to join our group.

By choosing to join Thumbs Up Theatre Toronto, it means you have read and agreed to our:

LIABILITY WAIVER: https://www.meetup.com/Thumbs-Up-Theatre-Toronto/events/243426563/

Please also review our group's

ATTENDANCE POLICY: https://www.meetup.com/Thumbs-Up-Theatre-Toronto/events/243426463/

CELLPHONE POLICY: https://www.meetup.com/Thumbs-Up-Theatre-Toronto/events/243426512/

Please note we are a fragrance-free group. This means members are requested not to wear perfume, cologne or any strong fragrance.

See you at the theatre!

Belinda Sutton

President

Thumbs Up Theatre Toronto

http://www.thumbsuptheatre.com

Upcoming events (5)

BEHIND-THE-SCENES MIRVISH ... Spellbinding ... Toronto's Big Shows, Big Theatres

Join us for a fantastic evening featuring amazing, behind-the-scenes stories about the big musicals and big theatres in Toronto. Special guest John Karastamatis will keep you spellbound. He has worked for Mirvish Productions for years heading up the Communications Department, and knows everything about Mirvish theatre! Mr. Karastamatis will join us on Zoom and speak to us for about an hour ... and then he'll answer your questions. ABOUT THE EVENT: John is a man full of fascinating stories and marvelous anecdotes about Toronto's professional theatre industry. His topics will include: * Stories, history and anecdotes about the Mirvishes' involvement in theatre both here in Toronto and at London's Old Vic * Behind-the-scenes anecdotes about big musicals and other shows that have been staged at Mirvish theatres * The financial side of show business and the risk Mirvish and other theatres take here in Canada * COVID-19's impact on Mirvish theatres and what lies ahead after COVID-19 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OUR ZOOM EVENT IS FREE. ..................................................................................................................... HOW TO CONNECT Sign up on this event page and join us on the day/time of the event. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OVERVIEW WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 TIME: 7 p.m. WEBSITE: Please attend our Zoom gathering WHERE: At your home, Anywhere ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS Join Belinda at 7 p.m on Zoom. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- TOP IMAGE: John Karastamatis with Toronto actress Lisa Horner backstage at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in 2015.

NOTRE DAME DE PARIS (1998) musical French version, extraordinary... ONLINE Free

Join us for this powerful musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel "NOTRE DAME DE PARIS” which follows the gypsy dancer Esmeralda and the three men who vie for her love: the kind hunchback Quasimodo, the twisted priest Frollo, and the unfaithful soldier Phoebus. PLEASE CLICK ON "READ MORE" OR "LEARN MORE" BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. We'll socialize on Zoom before and after the show. See HOW TO CONNECT BELOW. VIDEO CLIP: https://youtu.be/nwKDhfAnu2M ABOUT THE SHOW: The story is set in Paris in 1482 during the reign of Louis XI. The Romani Esmeralda (born as Agnes) captures the hearts of many men, including those of Captain Phoebus and Pierre Gringoire, but especially Quasimodo and his guardian Archdeacon Claude Frollo. Frollo is torn between his obsessive lust for Esmeralda and the rules of Notre Dame Cathedral. He orders Quasimodo to kidnap her, but Quasimodo is captured by Phoebus and his guards, who save Esmeralda. Gringoire, who attempted to help Esmeralda but was knocked out by Quasimodo, is about to be hanged by beggars when Esmeralda saves him by agreeing to marry him for four years. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THERE IS NO MEETUP FEE. THIS EVENT IS FREE. Please consider making a donation to help cover our group's operating costs: https://www.gofundme.com/f/thumbs-up-theatre-toronto?qid=fa94a5ce3528023504074efac37ef651 ..................................................................................................................... HOW TO CONNECT Sign up on this event page and join us on the day of the show. PART 1 - PRE-SHOW GATHERING: Connect at 7 p.m. on Zoom on your computer, laptop, iPad or cellphone. The pre-show gathering will officially begin at 7 p.m. PART 2 - SHOW: At 7:30 p.m. watch the show with the group on your own device at: https://youtu.be/0dgJmVZxBOw PART 3 - AFTER-SHOW GATHERING: At 9:45 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) join us on Zoom for a discussion and social gathering. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OVERVIEW WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 2021 TIME: Watch the show at 7:30 p.m. Join our Zoom social gathering at 7 p.m. SHOW LENGTH: 2 hours, 15 minutes WEBSITE: https://youtu.be/0dgJmVZxBOw WHERE: At your home, Anywhere ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS Join Rosa at 7 p.m. on Zoom for a 30-minute pre-show gathering. At 7:30 p.m. watch the show with the group on your own device. Join Rosa at 9:45 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) on Zoom for a post-show discussion and gathering.

JEKYLL AND HYDE ... musical starring David Hasselhoff ... FREE

Join us for JEKYLL AND HYDE, the musical version of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic story of romance and the epic battle between good and evil. Brilliant Dr. Jekyll conducts a medical experiment on himself, giving life to his evil, murderous alter ego, "Mr. Hyde". This production filmed live at Broadway's Plymouth Theatre in 2000 features David Hasselhoff as Jekyll/Hyde, Coleen Sexton as Lucy and Andrea Rivette as Emma. PLEASE CLICK ON "READ MORE" OR "LEARN MORE" BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. We'll socialize on Zoom before and after the show. See HOW TO CONNECT below. VIDEO TRAILER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFEnRxRS9vs ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THIS EVENT IS FREE. Please consider making a donation to help cover our group's operating costs: https://www.gofundme.com/f/thumbs-up-theatre-toronto?qid=fa94a5ce3528023504074efac37ef651 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- HOW TO CONNECT Sign up on this event page and join us on the day of the show. PART 1 - PRE-SHOW GATHERING: Connect for a pre-show chat at 6:30 p.m. to Zoom on your computer, laptop, iPad or cellphone. PART 2 - SHOW: After 7 p.m. watch the show on your own device at https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x78abvy PART 3 - AFTER-SHOW GATHERING: At 9:14 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) join us back on Zoom for a discussion and social gathering. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OVERVIEW WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 TIME: Watch the show starting after 7 p.m. Join our Zoom social gathering at 6:30 p.m. SHOW LENGTH: 2 hours, 14 minutes WEBSITE: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x78abvy WHERE: At your home, Anywhere ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS Join Amy at 6:30 p.m. on Zoom for a 30 minute pre-show gathering. After 7 p.m. watch the show on your own device. Join Amy at 9:14 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) on Zoom for a post-show discussion and gathering.

THE RAT PACK MUSICAL: Live From Las Vegas...fantastic, smash hit...ONLINE Free

Join us for THE RAT PACK: LIVE FROM LAS VEGAS, recreating a performance that featured Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr, at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas in the early 1960s. This is the live stage show filmed at the Strand Theater in London West End, recreating one of those, now famous, evenings in the Copa Room at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas. The show features over 25 songs. You'll be transported back to a chic era of glamour, indulgence, excess and all that was good and 'bad' about the Rat Pack. PLEASE CLICK ON "READ MORE" OR "LEARN MORE" BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS. We'll socialize on Zoom before and after the show. See HOW TO CONNECT BELOW. VIDEO CLIP: https://youtu.be/tnSuvlK7tKs ABOUT THE SHOW: Mitch Sebastian reportedly created the script from interviews and recordings from the original Sands Hotel performance. The show featured three actors impersonating the Rat Pack, three chorus girls, and a 15-piece orchestra. Songs included “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Mr. Bojangles,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “New York, New York,” and “Candyman.” This production stars Stephen Triffitt, Gilz Terera, and Mark Adams. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- THERE IS NO MEETUP FEE. THIS EVENT IS FREE. ..................................................................................................................... HOW TO CONNECT Sign up on this event page and join us on the day of the show. PART 1 - PRE-SHOW GATHERING: Connect at 7 p.m. on Zoom on your computer, laptop, iPad or cellphone. The pre-show gathering will officially begin at 7 p.m. PART 2 - SHOW: At 7:30 p.m. watch the show with the group on your own device at: https://youtu.be/1CnV75qzB6A PART 3 - AFTER-SHOW GATHERING: At 9:10 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) join us on Zoom for a discussion and social gathering. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OVERVIEW WHEN: Thursday, February 4, 2021 TIME: Watch the show at 7:30 p.m. Join our Zoom social gathering at 7 p.m. SHOW LENGTH: 12 hour, 40 minutes WEBSITE: https://youtu.be/1CnV75qzB6A WHERE: At your home, Anywhere ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MEETUP ARRANGEMENTS Join Rosa at 7 p.m. on Zoom for a 30-minute pre-show gathering. At 7:30 p.m. watch the show with the group on your own device. Join Rosa at 9:10 p.m. (or whenever the show ends) on Zoom for a post-show discussion and gathering.

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