Theatre Guide: What’s On
From dazzling artistry to classic show-stopping production numbers, this is a lineup worthy of a standing ovation.
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Toronto Theatre Lineup
EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2016 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Broadway’s high-heeled hit! Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie, who has inherited his father’s nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to save his family business, he finds inspiration—and much more—in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.
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January 16 to February 28, 2016 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Patrick Hamilton’s classic mystery thriller premiered in London in 1938 and immediately became an international success. In 1944, it was adapted into an iconic film starring Ingrid Bergman. Since then, the play has become a staple of theatre companies in Britain. This brand new production will be mounted in the U.K. before travelling across the Atlantic to the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Twelve Angry Men
January 19 to February 13, 2016 at the Baillie Theatre (Young Centre).
The fate of a young man accused of murdering his own father lies in the hands of twelve strangers crowded into an oppressively hot, claustrophobic deliberation room. A single dissenting voice rings out “not guilty” planting the seed of reasonable doubt and unraveling what was seemingly an open-and-shut case. Tempers flare and human nature is tested in this classic jury-room drama.
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February 9 to 19, 2016 at Young People’s Theatre.
Two young neighbours discover they live in worlds that are very far apart in this moving coming-of-age story about how Mistatim – the Cree word for horse – brings them together to form the truest of friendships. Red Sky Performance offers dynamic, movement-based Aboriginal stories for audiences young and old.
February 29 to March 19, 2016 at Young People’s Theatre.
The Great Green Room comes to life before your eyes in this delightful family musical that stays true to the beloved book. One of the best ways for children to feel cherished and loved is to cozy up with a children’s classic!
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March 2 to April 9, 2016 at the Baillie Theatre (Young Centre).
In Lorca’s 20th-century classic drama, a young couple’s engagement rekindles buried passions and threatens a deep-seated blood feud in a small rural town. Newly translated by Governor-General’s Award-winning playwright Guillermo Verdecchia, and reset with the rhythms of rural Ontario, this story of primal and prophetic violence between families retains its dramatic urgency.
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March 22 to May 1, 2016 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Rupert Everett plays Oscar Wilde in David Hare’s compelling drama about the power of all-consuming love and the cruelty of betrayal. Directed by Neil Armfield, this critically acclaimed production arrives in Toronto after a sold-out run in London’s West End.
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The Wizard of Oz
April 4 to May 15, 2016 at Young People’s Theatre.
In this refreshing new take on the family musical classic, Dorothy once again tries to find her way back home, only to learn she must find ‘home’ within herself.
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Matilda the Musical
Starts July 2016 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl, who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has been enthralling sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End.
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July 28 to September 18, 2016 at The Port Lands.
Cirque du Soleil’s spectacular new production takes place under the Big Top near Toronto’s waterfront.