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.

Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax

December 9 to January 21, 2017 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.

In a dazzling new show direct from London’s acclaimed Old Vic theatre, this funny, moving, and inspiring show that The Independent calls “terrifically inventive,” is a riot of eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry and infectious original music. Long before “going green” was mainstream, The Lorax was enlightening generations about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us and our responsibility to protect it.

The Wedding Party

January 2 to 20, 2018 at Crow’s Theatre.

One of the biggest hits of winter 2017, The Wedding Party is back by popular demand! This comedy about two families, a wedding and mistaken identities invites the audience to take a seat ringside on the big day while the cast of the country’s leading actors hit the dance floor, drink too much and try to get along.

The Secret Garden

February 5 to March 17, 2018 at Young People’s Theatre.

After Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, she’s left to wander around his gloomy old manor until she discovers a mysterious hidden garden. One of the biggest hits of winter 2017, The Secret Garden shows us that gardens, like people, need sustenance and attention in order to thrive.

The Humans

February 6 to 25, 2018 at Bluma Appel Theatre.

Winner of four 2016 Tony Awards, including Best New Play, Stephen Karam’s breakthrough comedy-drama is a scorchingly funny and frighteningly timely snapshot of a family caught in the wake of a changing nation. Directed by acclaimed Canadian, Jackie Maxwell, and set in Manhattan, The Humans is a Canadian premiere.

Come From Away

February 13 to May 20, 2018 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.

The Overcoat: A Musical Tailoring

March 29 to April 14, 2018 at Bluma Appel Theatre.

A spectacular new musical treatment of Gogol’s beloved story, The Overcoat is back! 20 years after it took the world by storm, Morris Panych and Wendy Gorling’s landmark theatre adaptation of Nikolai Gogol’s The Overcoat is re-born as a world premiere musical experience.

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.


April 24 to May 27, 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.


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.