Theatre Guide: What’s On
From dazzling artistry to classic show-stopping production numbers, this is a lineup worthy of a standing ovation.
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Toronto Theatre Lineup
Until January 31, 2015 at The Second City.
In this hysterical new collection of satiric sketches, songs, and improvisations, Canada’s comedic explorers set out on a mission to amuse, delight, and maybe figure out where humanity has gone wrong. The Second City’s adventurers will defy physics, flout convention, probably stop for directions once or twice, and if they’re lucky, discover a tasty new place to grab brunch.
Until February 15, 2015 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Forget everything you ever knew about Robin Hood! Playwright David Farr and director Gisli Örn Gardarsson have reimagined the folklore to create an intelligent and inventive new legend all their own. In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it’s never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero.
January 15 – February 1, 2015 at Panasonic Theatre.
Part explosive performance, part riveting documentary (and part nostalgia trip), BOOM is a one man tour-de-force that captures the defining moments of the baby-boom generation.Folding the past into the future, with state-of-the-art multimedia, Gemini and Dora Award-winner Rick Miller guides us through 25 years of turbulent history and portrays the world’s most influential politicians, activists and musicians. It’s a mind-blowing experience for audiences of all generations!
February 10 – 19, 2015 at Young People’s Theatre.
Celebrate the magic of winter and the ripple effect of kindness in one little girl’s neighbourhood. Recommended for JK to grade 3 | ages 4 & up.
February 10 – March 1, 2015 at Panasonic Theatre.
Raunchy, silly and hilariously funny, Cannibal! The Musical is the true story of the only person convicted of cannibalism in America – Alferd Packer. While searching for gold and love in the Colorado Territory, Alferd and his companions lose their way and resort to unthinkable horrors, including toe-tapping songs!
February 11, 2015 – March 15, 2015 at Princess of Wales Theatre.
Following the internationally acclaimed sold-out engagements on Broadway and London’s West End, theatre legend, Oscar-recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner ANGELA LANSBURY returns to the stage this winter in her Tony Award®-winning role as Madame Arcati. Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. While consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles’ new wife Ruth. Now if he wants his latest marriage to stand a GHOST of a chance, he’d better conjure up a solution quickly.
Returns February 10, 2015 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
TONY-AWARD WINNING, SOLD-OUT, SMASH-HIT MUSICAL RETURNS Set in modern day Dublin, ONCE is the story of a Guy who gave up on his music—and his love—and the Girl who inspired him to dream again. This irresistibly breathtaking production is performed by an extraordinary all-Canadian cast of actor-musicians who sing, dance and play their hearts out live on stage.
March 3 - 21, 2015 at Young People’s Theatre.
The timeless children’s classic comes alive in a wildly inventive new production. Recommended for grades 1 to 5 | ages 6 & up.
March 14 – April 15, 2015 at Panasonic Theatre.
What’s in a name? It can be quite a lot… if your parents have named you and your siblings for dysfunctional characters in the plays of Chekhov. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia are so wallowed in boredom, depression, self-pity and resentment that they can’t even change out of their pajamas… until sister Masha comes home with a new boy-toy in tow. Can the hunky Spike deliver these lost souls from misery?
April 9 – 19, 2015 at The Royal Alexandra Theatre.
In a side-splitting, historic finale, Dame Edna Everage is capping a spectacular career spanning 50 years of bravura showmanship in this farewell celebratory, sold-out performances show across the world. With her take-no-prisoners comedy and hijinks, Dame Edna is not going out with a whimper: No one is safe from the Dame’s wicked tongue.
April 13 to May 2, 2015 at Young People’s Theatre.
A search for a beloved family piano reveals the healing power of hope. World premiere based on the evocative children’s novel. Recommended for grades 5 to 10 | ages 10 & up.
April 21 – May 8, 2015 at Young People’s Theatre.
A party photo goes viral. An investigation of accountability in our social media world. Recommended for grades 7 to 12 | ages 13 & up.
May 6 – 14, 2015 at Young People’s Theatre.
Four phases of childhood told through exhilarating, high octane dance. Recommended for JK to grade 5 | ages 4 & up.
May 20 – June 21, 2015 at Princess of Wales Theatre.
The haunting story of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into a riveting musical in which the hopes and dreams of rich and poor, heroes and cowards, lovers and foes are woven together in a celebration of the human spirit. Before the famed blockbuster movie hit the screens, the original Broadway production proved its might by winning 5 Tony® awards, including Best Musical. Now, Toronto audiences will be the only North American city to experience the launch of this acclaimed London revival at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
Begins June 24, 2015 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Broadway’s high-heeled hit! KINKY BOOTS tells the story of Charlie, who has inherited his father’s nearly bankrupt shoe factory. Trying to save his family business, he finds inspiration—and much more—in the form of Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos.
July 8 – August 16, 2015 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines… Direct from Broadway comes NEWSIES, the smash-hit, crowd-pleasing new musical from Disney! Based on true events, NEWSIES tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. It’s a rousing tale about fighting for what’s right… and staying true to who you are.