Theatre Guide: What’s On

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

Come From Away

February 13, 2018 to January 20, 2019 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.

After a sold-out, standing-room only Toronto engagement before heading to Broadway, Come From Away is back! Set in Newfoundland, where the weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth, this remarkable true story is filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity.

An American in Paris

March 27 to April 29, 2018 at Princess of Wales Theatre.

A new Tony award-winning production of this American classic, An American in Paris brings the magic and romance of Paris into perfect harmony with timeless songs from George and Ira Gershwin.

Love and Information

April 10 to 29, 2018 at Bluma Appel Theatre.

Told through a medley of short vignettes, Love and Information features an ensemble of actors performing over 100 roles. With an intellectual vigour and instinct for the absurd, the playwright Caryl Churchill confronts the data overload that bombards us every day.

Annie

April 24 to June 3, 2018 at Ed Mirvish Theatre.

The beloved family musical makes its long-awaited return to Toronto this spring. Television and stage favourite Lesley Nicol (also known as Mrs. Patmore from Downton Abbey) stars as mean Miss Hannigan, as this production of Annie comes direct from London’s West End.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

May 4 to June 2, 2018 at Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

In August Wilson’s masterpiece, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, a routine music recording session becomes the front line for issues of race, power and opportunity. With Alana Bridgewater in the lead role and set in Chicago in the 1920s, the Blues is the star of the show.

Celebrating 40 Years of Grease. Grease the Musical returns May 24.

Grease: The Musical

May 24 to June 17, 2018 at Winter Garden Theatre.

Acclaimed choreographer and director Josh Prince has created a fresh revival of the greatest high school rock musical ever written, sending Grease back to its roots on the gritty streets of 1950s North Chicago, while incorporating the most beloved songs from the film in spectacular new arrangements.

Wicked

June 20 to August 5, 2018 at Ed Mirvish Theatre.

A different look at the Land of Oz, this Broadway sensation is an imaginative tale about how a talented, misunderstood and green-skinned young woman gets labelled Wicked.

The King and I

July 10 to August 12, 2018 at Princess of Wales Theatre.

Be transported to another time and place by one of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works. The King and I tells the story of the tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and a British schoolteacher and features such timeless songs as Getting To Know You, Hello Young Lovers and Shall We Dance.

Ain’t Too Proud

October 11 to November 17, 2018 at Princess of Wales Theatre.

An electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, Ain’t Too Proud tells the story of how five young guys on the streets of Detroit were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary record label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is history. Get ready for iconic hits like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and the signature dance moves that made The Temptations part of cultural history.