Theatre Guide: What’s On

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

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Here is a sampling of just some of the many captivating theatre productions on Toronto stages.

James and the Giant Peach

February 6 to March 18, 2017 at Young People’s Theatre

This fun musical version of the children’s classic by Roald Dahl returns due to overwhelming demand after a popular run in 2014. This is a wonderfully whimsical journey to warm up the winter months. Look for the giant peach on YPT’s roof!

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The Bodyguard

February 11 to April 9, 2017 at Ed Mirvish Theatre

Featuring a host of hit songs including Saving All My Love, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and, of course, I Will Always Love You, The Bodyguard tells the romantic tale of a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.

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February 25 to April 9, 2017 at Elgin Theatre

Based on the novel Madame Sousatzka by Bernice Rubens, and set in London, England in 1982, SOUSATZKA tells the story of a young musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds. Emotional, humourous and full of hope, the production features a compelling fusion of South African, Eastern European, classical, jazz and contemporary music.

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The Book of Mormon

February 28 to April 6, 2017 at Princess of Wales Theatre

Dubbed “the best musical of this century,” The Book of Mormon returns for another hilarious and brilliant run. Come for the ride as two young missionaries are sent to Uganda to try to convert citizens to the Mormon religion.

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March 1 to 12, 2017 at Sony Centre

An exhilarating stream of acrobatic feats from start to finish, Cirkopolis fuses gravity-defying circus, original music and spellbinding imagery, transporting performers and audience alike to a magical world in which fantasy confronts reality. Co-presented by Canadian Stage and Sony Centre, Cirque Eloize gives us a show that combines the worlds of circus, dance and theatre.

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Mrs. Henderson Presents

March 12 to April 23, 2017 at Royal Alexandra Theatre

It’s London, 1937, and a recently widowed eccentric is looking for a way of spending her time and money. Hiring a feisty impresario to look after her newly bought Windmill Theatre, the improbable duo launch into an idea that causes audiences to flock — glamorous young women posing as nude statues. See the production of Mrs. Henderson Presents which has come directly from London’s West End.

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Boys With Cars

March 23 to April 1, 2017 at Young People’s Theatre

Exploring issues around unchecked male privilege, female empowerment and what constitutes consent, Boys With Cars contrasts the experiences of an Indo-Canadian high school girl trying desperately to fit in, with the life of a popular girl who seems to have everything.

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Spoon River

March 31 to April 15, 2017 at Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Edgar Lee Masters’ poems of the dead are brought to life in this moving piece of original music theatre. The residents of a sleepy mid-west graveyard return to share their funny, gritty, and touching memories to curious passersby in Soulpepper’s Spoon River.

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