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Billy Bishop Goes to War

Hot Date: Billy Bishop’s Back

Eric Peterson in Billy Bishop Goes to War (photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

Eric Peterson in Billy Bishop Goes to War (photo by Cylla von Tiedemann)

JANUARY 22 TO FEBRUARY 27 Soulpepper Theatre Company’s revised production of the 1978 musical play Billy Bishop Goes to War was such a sell-out hit when it reappeared last August that it’s touching down again for another run. Starring original co-creators Eric Peterson and writer-composer John Gray, and  directed by Ted Dykstra, this high-flying tale about a World War I fighter pilot sees Peterson perform 18 different roles. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Monday to Saturday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 1:30 p.m., $29 to $70; call 416-866-8666 or click here to buy.

August Hot Date—Soulpepper’s Latest

Eric Peterson plays multiple roles in Billy Bishop Goes to War.

Eric Peterson plays multiple roles in Billy Bishop Goes to War.

AUGUST 8 TO 29 Soulpepper Theatre Company’s revival of the 1978 musical Billy Bishop Goes to War stars both of its creators John Gray and Eric Peterson. This high-flying tale about a World War I fighter pilot sees Peterson—best known for his role on the popular television comedy Corner Gas—perform 18 different roles! Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Monday to Saturday 8 p.m., Wednesday and Saturday 2 p.m., $28 to $45; call 416-866-8666 to buy.