Theatre Guide: What’s On
From Tony™ award winning musicals to Broadway blockbusters to knee-slapping comedy, this is a line-up worthy of a standing ovation.
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Until March 9, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
A hugely acclaimed production combining breathtaking physicality and daring aerial action. This stage production brings the audience a fantastic and surprisingly funny production about a family being turned upside down, when their son, Gregor, is transformed into a gigantic insect.
Until March 9, 2014 at Princess of Wales Theatre.
This live production is a darkly comic, authentic and uplifting tale of survival, showcasing a soldier’s view of service, injury and recovery, from the war in Afghanistan.
Until June 30, 2014 at The Second City.
The Second City presents their Spring 2014 Mainstage Revue, Sixteen Scandals — strip off the layers of inflated indignation, and unmask the true motivations behind our unhealthy fascination with political train wrecks, media fiascoes, and red-carpet meltdowns.
March 4 – 30, 2014 at Young People’s Theatre.
Children from JK-Grade 2 / ages 3-7,will enjoy this interactive adaptation of the award-winning Maurice Sendak classic. After delighting sold-out audiences at YPT in 2005, Where the Wild Things Are makes it’s return, along with the main character Max. In this wonderous story, he embarks on imaginary travels to a land of wild animals and extraordinary adventures after being sent to bed without supper.
March 8-16, 2014 at Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
One of the central works of the classical ballet canon, and one of the most enduringly resonant and deeply affecting of all works of theatrical art, Swan Lake has enthralled audiences since its premiere in Moscow in 1877. Crystallized for many by the iconic, seemingly innocent fairy tale image of the young Siegfried’s love for the white swan Odette, the work traverses worlds both mythic and real.
March 11-16, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
A critical smash on Broadway and in London, this two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical returns to Toronto. AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.
March 12 – 16, 2014 at Rogers Centre.
In a fun-packed, ice extravaganza, more than 50 characters from 16 Disney stories will converge and take audiences on a magical medley of holidays, celebrations and festivities from around the globe including Hawaii for luau with Lilo & Stitch; a winter wonderland with Woody, Jessie and Buzz Lightyear; a Halloween haunt with the Disney Villains and more.
March 21 – 23, 2014 at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.
Grab your family for a fun-filled getaway at this live, show-stopping adventure jam-packed with unexpected twists, turns and hijinks. Join your favorite Disney friends for a hilarious talent search in this all-new Disney Live! Mickey’s Rockin’ Road Show!
March 24 – April 13, 2014 at Young Peoples Theatre.
Recommended for ages 9 & up, the award-winning playwright of The Monster Under the Bed has fused Greek mythology and modern themes to create a high-stakes adventure story.
March 25 – 30, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Direct from Broadway! RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including early hits and later classics such as I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Let It Be, Hey Jude and more.
March 26 – 30, 2014 at Princess of Wales Theatre.
CHICAGO is a true New York City institution, with everything that makes Broadway great: a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz, with the most astonishing dancing you have ever seen. You don’t want to miss this award-winning show! Starring Canada’s own Elvis Stoijko as smooth-talking lawyer Billy Flynn.
April 19 – June 1, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Roger Crane’s thriller comes to Toronto following sold out runs at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.The Last Confession delves into the most highly guarded institution in the world to explore the mystery shrouding the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978.
April 29 – May 10, 2014 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
Not to be missed! From London’s West End, this worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton comes to Toronto for a limited engagement! WE WILL ROCK YOU features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. This hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can’t resist singing along to.
April 30 – June 15, 2014 at Princess of Wales Theatre.
Toronto’s most eagerly awaited return leaps onto the Princess of Wales stage this April! Disney’s The Lion King comes to life in this stage production that brings you a breathtaking spectacle of animals, brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor. Includes Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and also “Circle of Life.”
May 20 – June 8, 2014 at Panasonic Theatre.
As part of the Off-Mirvish series, Dead Metahpor showcases the imaginative audacious work of one of Canada’s most acclaimed playwrights. It is a hliarious dark comedy about the hypocrisies and politics of postwar living. Dean returns home from the war in Afghanistan, only to discover that his remarkable military skills don’t get him very far in the working world.
July 8 – 20, 2014 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
Re-live the music that changed rock and roll forever! RETURN TO GRACE traces the greatest musical moments of a generation with song favourites that include “Heartbreak Hotel”, “All Shook Up”, “Love Me Tender”, and more!
July 8 – 20, 2014 at Panasonic Theatre.
Direct from Australia, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO Live brings an awesome array of prehistoric creatures to life on stage. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, your family will observe and interact with extraordinary, life-like creatures in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show.
July 22 – August 31, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
The haunting tragedy of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into this riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit.
August 28 – 31, 2014 at Port Lands (Under the Grand Chapiteau).
The new Cirque du Soleil® show is coming to Toronto! Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving. The show, KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities, immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: “Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?”
September 3 – November 2, 2014 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Don’t miss this production about the untold story of the witches of Oz, and that which Variety calls “a cultural phenomenon,”. It continues to break box office records across North America and has been winner of over 50 major awards.
September/October, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
This brilliant historical drama tells the powerful, true story of a ragbag cast of those first convicts who put on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer. On the 25th anniversary of its Olivier Award-winning premiere, original, acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark brings us his new production of this great classic!
Opens September 16, 2014 at Princess of Wales Theatre.
Returning to Toronto after its previous success, this Broadway phenomenon from the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone has been described by various sources as the best musical of the year, the last 25 years and best musical of the century. Winner of 9 Tony Awards, including best musical.
November, 2014 at Panasonic Theatre.
A Canadian premiere! Buyer & Cellar is an OUTRAGEOUS new comedy about the oddest of odd jobs: “an underemployed Los Angeles actor going to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement.” (The New York Times)
November/December, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
See this record-breaking, sell-out, hit Shaw Festival production of an Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winner. Arcadia, a Tom Stoppard tale, is a mystery wrapped in a love story, wrapped in a scandal. In its unraveling, the play zigs and zags from mathematics to poetry, from sex to gardening! It’s a time and mind-bending roller-coaster ride that is also one of Stoppard’s funniest and most moving plays.
December 17 – January 4, 2015 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
Jersey Boys is a Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical you won’t want to miss! It is a true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Sing along to “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” and “Oh What a Night”!