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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Toronto Theatre Lineup

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

The Bodyguard

February 11 to May 14, 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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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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April 17 to May 4, 2017 at Young People’s Theatre

A world premiere, the much-loved stories of children’s author Robert Munsch come to life on stage to delight young theatregoers. Stories include Love You Forever, Murmel Murmel Murmel, Pigs, A Promise is a Promise and Too Much Stuff.

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Strictly Ballroom The Musical

April 26 to June 25, 2017 at Princess of Wales Theatre

The North American premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s dazzling new show based on the much-loved hit Australian film. This joyous musical has audiences dancing in the aisles in a kaleidoscope of colour and fun.

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May 2 to 20, 2017 at Young Centre for the Performing Arts

A new play by Judith Thompson with the RARE ensemble, explores the boundaries of love for people with visible differences and the ways in which they struggle with societal judgement.

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For Colored Girls…

May 5 to 31, 2017 at Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Through music, poetry and dance, seven women weave their stories of love, heartache, violence and joy into a powerful mosaic of the experiences of African-American women.

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Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

June 27 to August 20, 2017 at Ed Mirvish Theatre

The true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom comes to life on stage, complete with an array of beloved songs that have become classics of that era. From being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history, Beautiful is an inspiring and entertaining story.

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June 28 to July 16, 2017 at Hershey Centre

Part theatrical spectacle and part equestrian display, Cavalia’s Odysseo sends hearts soaring. 65 horses and 48 artists lead the audience on a journey through a dreamlike world of some of the planet’s most unforgettable landscapes.

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