Theatre Guide: What’s On

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From riveting drama to show-stopping production numbers, this is a lineup worthy of a standing ovation.

The Secret Garden

February 5 to March 17, 2018 at Young People’s Theatre.

After Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, she’s left to wander around his gloomy old manor until she discovers a mysterious hidden garden. One of the biggest hits of winter 2017, The Secret Garden shows us that gardens, like people, need sustenance and attention in order to thrive.

Come From Away

February 13 to October 21, 2018 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.

After a sold-out, standing-room only Toronto engagement before heading to Broadway, Come From Away is back! Set in Newfoundland, where the weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth, this remarkable true story is filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity.

Animal Farm

March 9 to April 7, 2018 at Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

An innovative new adaptation of Orwell’s classic satire, Animal Farm has a bite that’s just as sharp today as when it was first written.

An American in Paris

March 27 to April 29, 2018 at Princess of Wales Theatre.

A new Tony award-winning production of this American classic, An American in Paris brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with timeless songs from George and Ira Gershwin.

The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring

March 29 to April 14, 2018 at Bluma Appel Theatre.

A new musical treatment of Gogol’s beloved story, The Overcoat is back! 20 years after it took the world by storm, Morris Panych and Wendy Gorling’s landmark theatre adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat is re-born as a world premiere musical experience.

Love and Information

April 10 to 29, 2018 at Bluma Appel Theatre.

Told through a medley of short vignettes, Love and Information features an ensemble of actors performing over 100 roles. With an intellectual vigour and instinct for the absurd, the playwright Caryl Churchill confronts the data overload that bombards us every day.


April 24 to May 27, 2018 at Ed Mirvish Theatre.

The beloved family musical makes its long-awaited return to Toronto this spring. Television and stage favourite Lesley Nicol (also known as Mrs. Patmore from Downton Abbey) stars as mean Miss Hannigan, as this production of Annie comes direct from London’s West End.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

May 4 to June 2, 2018 at Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

In August Wilson’s masterpiece, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, a routine music recording session becomes the front line for issues of race, power and opportunity. With Alana Bridgewater in the lead role and set in Chicago in the 1920s, the Blues is the star of the show.


June 20 to August 5, 2018 at Ed Mirvish Theatre.

A different look at the Land of Oz, this Broadway sensation is an imaginative tale about how a talented, misunderstood and green-skinned young woman gets labelled Wicked.

The King and I

July 10 to August 12, 2018 at Princess of Wales Theatre.

Be transported to another time and place by one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works. The King and I tells the story of the tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher and features such timeless songs as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers and Shall We Dance.