Theatre Guide: What’s On

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Toronto Theatre Lineup

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

Matilda the Musical

July 5 to January 8, 2017 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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November 14 to December 31, 2016 at Young People’s Theatre

This fantastical musical exemplifies the philosophy that “a person’s a person no matter how small”. A Seuss-a-deussical treat for the Holidays!

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Come From Away

November 15 to January 8, 2017 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre

The breathtaking new musical is coming to Toronto prior to its Broadway run. Written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), this is the new production from Tony®-nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) that the Los Angeles Times calls “an affecting and stirring new musical.”

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Black Boys

November 19 to December 7, 2016 at Buddies in Bad Times

A raw, intimate and timely exploration of queer Blackness, Black Boys reveals the experiences of three Black men as they seek a deeper understanding of how their bodies encounter the world and of each other.

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Eat, Buy, Repeat:The Second City’s Guide to the Holidays

November 24, 2016 to January 1, 2017 at Second City

Chock full of original songs, hilarious new sketches, plus some Second City favourites from holidays past, Eat, Buy, Repeat is a boisterous comedy that will have you laughing all the way through the festive season! A great family activity where you don’t actually have to talk to your family. What more could you ask from the comedians of The Second City? Alcoholic hot chocolate brought directly to your table? We have that.

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Sleeping Beauty: The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical

November 25, 2016 to January 7, 2017 at Elgin Theatre

A perennial panto favourite, Ross Petty Productions’ fractured fairy tales this year has its way with Sleeping Beauty. Guest Star Hilary Farr from HGTV’s Love It or List It makes her Toronto theatrical debut as Petty’s evil successor. And in an eye-opening performance, Kinky Boots star AJ Bridel plays the drowsy heroine. Great family fun for kids from 3 to 93!

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Soulpepper’s A Christmas Carol

December 2 to December 23, 2016 at Young Centre

A Toronto holiday tradition, Soulpepper’s beloved production of A Christmas Carol follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts who help him understand the importance of charity in the holiday season. Part of the Family Festival.

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The Illusionists

December 13, 2016 to January 7, 2017 at Princess of Wales Theatre

Direct from Broadway, the world’s best selling magic show is coming to Toronto! Edgy, outrageous and jaw-dropping, these seven talented illusionists take you on a non-stop ride of thrilling and sophisticated magic.

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