It may be freezing outside but things at the Factory Theatre are heating up. The Fringe's Next Stage Festival has finally arrived. Over the next twelve days some of the best shows from Fringe Festivals past are remounted and staged at the Factory Theatre. These show represent some of the very best work to come out of the summer festival, and is great chance for artists to expand and refine their work. Even if you were lucky enough to see some of the shows the first time around many will have undergone changes that make the Next Stage experience totally original and unique. Check out the line up here and the full schedule here. There a few not to be missed shows including Praxis Theatre's Rifles which is on tonight at 9:30. Be sure to check back this week to see our picks for not-to-be-missed Next Stage productions. The Next Stage festival is the best winter theatre in Toronto. Tickets are reasonable, shows are short and the plays are stellar. Don't miss this chance to see the best indie Canadian theatre. Click here for ticket information.