History

Sharon Matthews and David Benjamin Tomlinson in Happy: A Very Gay Little Musical

Sharon Matthews and David Benjamin Tomlinson in Happy: A Very Gay Little Musical

HISTORY

The Cabaret Company was founded in the spring of 1997 after Sky Gilbert stepped down from his position as the Founding Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. 

Since its founding, Cabaret Company has produced fourteen MainStage productions in Toronto and eight in Hamilton. We have also produced six Toronto Fringe Festival shows, four Hamilton Fringe Shows, seventeen workshops in Toronto, and three in Hamilton. 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

Cabaret Company has received a total of twenty-one Dora nominations since 1998, which is an average of a little over one a year.

In 2012, The Situationists won a Dora for best play, and Gavin Crawford won a Dora for Best Actor. In 2013 A Few Brittle Leaves was nominated for a Dora for best play, and Gavin Crawford won a second Dora for Best Actor.

In February 2000, Cabaret Company embarked on its first tour with the hit Toronto Fringe play, The Birth of Casper G. Schmidt to the High Performance Rodeo in Calgary and Edmonton Comedy Festival. In Columbus, Ohio we were presented with three awards: The Tosos Award for Best Original Play, The John Glines Award for Best Direction, and the Award for Best Cast.

in 2015 the Cabaret Company financed its second tour, where we took Naked Hamilton to New York City for the FRINGENYC 2015. The play got great reviews in Time Out and New York Theater Now, as well as being picked to be in the Best of the Fringe Festival at the Soho Playhouse.