Written by Erica Spina on 06.01.16

As we ring in the New Year and make resolutions for ourselves for 2016, why not vow to go out and watch more shows? Montreal’s theatre companies had many great shows in 2015, but like you, a new year means a fresh start, with plenty of new shows for you to watch this year!

Wildside Theater Festival

Wildside Theatre Festival Montreal Centaur

Type of Event: Theater
When: January 7 to 17, 2016
Where: Centaur Theater
Price: $16 for individual shows [Buy Tickets]

The Wildside Theater Festival is an annual festival presented by the Centaur Theater. The event is a two week long festival held between January 7 to 17, 2016. The festival brings together some of the best productions, each of about an hour long. Tickets for each show are $16, but they also offer package deals if you have more than one show you want to see! In collaboration with productions from the Montreal Fringe Festival, The Wildside Theater Festival is an event you don’t want to miss.

The Body

The Body Mainline Theatre Montreal

Type of Event: Storytelling
When: January 9 2016
Where: Mainline Theater
Price: $10 [Buy Tickets]

Nothing says it’s the New Year like gym membership renewals! Back again, Confabulation Montreal presents The Body. An installment about the strange thing we call the body, this storytelling special falls perfectly right after the holidays. Whether you’re in tune with every vein, muscle, and bone in your body, or whether you still wonder about its mystery, the show encourages you to send in submissions before the main event, and if you’re lucky, maybe it will get chosen! A live storytelling event, come listen to what it is others have to say about The Body.

Tao: Seventeen Samurai  

Tao Seventeen Samurai Montreal Place des Arts

Type of Event: Music
When: January 20, 2016
Where: Place des Arts
Price: Starting at $51 [Buy Tickets]

A traditional art of Japanese drumming, Tao: Seventeen Samurai is a new show from the famous original production of Tao. A musical event with ancient traditions, Tao: Seventeen Samurai brings you a show that introduces the strength, stamina, and energy of its performers. A must see event, the show is already one that is being raved about, and definitely something you don’t want to miss! Dive into the traditions of a new culture, and indulge in the beauty of the performance.

The Secret Annex

The Secret Annex Montreal Segal Center

Type of Event: Theater
When: January 31 to February 21, 2016
Where: Segal Theater
Price: $44 [Buy Tickets]

Everyone knows the story of Anne Frank. The Segal Center presents The Secret Annex, a play that brings the story of Anne Frank to life. This production of The Secret Annex is a Montreal premiere, and it brings a twist to one of history’s most well-known story. The play is Anne Frank’s story, but with a twist: she’s living in New York and on the pursuit of getting her diary published. The Secret Annex is Anne Frank’s “what if” story, and definitely one you do not want to miss! 

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