Theatre Guide: What’s On

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Toronto Theatre Lineup

The Hotline Always Blings Twice

March 8 to July 3, 2016 at Second City

The Hotline Always Blings Twice is an all-new comedy confection in the tradition of The Second City, where nothing is sacred and almost anything can be hilarious. Laugh out loud as they skewer everything from blind dates, to binge-watching to Blue Jays bandwagoners.

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The Odd Couple

May 5 to June 11, 2016 at the Young Centre.

Neil Simon’s legendary exploration of the relationship between fastidious Felix and his sloppy roommate Oscar is one of the most iconic and enduring pieces of 20th-century American comedy. Founding Member Diego Matamoros and Artistic Director Albert Schultz reprise the title roles as the suddenly single pals who become roommates with hilariously disastrous results.

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Forever Plaid

May 17 to June 12, 2016 at the Panasonic Theatre.

Toronto’s favourite heavenly musical Forever Plaid returns! A quartet of male singers takes a detour to heaven on the way to their first big concert. They posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy 1950s nostalgia trip. Funny and timelessly tuneful, their close harmonies and charming choreography take you on a journey through your favourite pop hits of the 1950s, such as Moments to Remember, Heart and Soul and Love is a Many Splendored Thing.

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Matilda the Musical

July 5 to September 4, 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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A Doll’s House

Starts July 18, 2016 at the Young Centre.

Secrets and lies haunt Nora on the eve of her husband’s big promotion in Ibsen’s prescient drama about family, friendship and the private lives of women. Widely considered one of Western drama’s masterpieces, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House powerfully captures one woman’s journey in the face of an oppressive society.

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LUZIA

July 28 to October 2, 2016 at The Port Lands.

Cirque du Soleil’s spectacular new production takes place under the Big Top near Toronto’s waterfront.The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (which means light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show’s creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture.

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Blind Date

September 20 to October 9, 2016 at Buddies in Bad Times.

There’s nothing like the thrill of a first date… anything can happen! In this reimagined version of Rebecca Northan’s smash hit play, the saucy Mimi or the handsome Mathieu, take turns finding love with a different person every night – plucked right from the audience. Following sold-out runs across North America, this fast and funny fusion of improv, theatre and clown takes its first-ever journey into queer romance and welcomes a whole new community of romantic heroes who will have you falling in love every night.

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