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Theatre Guide: What’s On

From dazzling artistry to show-stopping production numbers, this is a lineup worthy of a standing ovation. ShareThis

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

The Last Wife

January 20 to February 11, 2017 at Young Centre for the Performing Arts

Sex, violence and women’s rights shape this humorous and contemporary take on the tumultuous relationship between Henry VIII and Katherine Parr. Presented by Soulpepper and originally staged by the Stratford Festival.

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The Audience

January 17 to February 26, 2017 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre

From the writer of the Academy Award®-nominated film, The Queen, comes this riveting play about a royal ritual that has taken place for over sixty years. Every week Queen Elizabeth II has met with each Prime Minister for discussions so private that not even their spouses know what’s talked about. Canada’s very own television, screen and stage star, Fiona Reid will take the throne.

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James and the Giant Peach

February 6 to March 18, 2017 at Young People’s Theatre

This fun musical version of the children’s classic by Roald Dahl returns due to overwhelming demand after a popular run in 2014. This is a wonderfully whimsical journey to warm up the winter months. Look for the giant peach on YPT’s roof!

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Kim’s Convenience

February 8 to 25, 2017 at Young Centre for the Performing Arts

This hilarious and touching play set in a Korean convenience store has been winning over audiences from coast to coast. The journey of a fractured but loving family confronting the future and forgiving the past is a Toronto classic in the making.

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The Bodyguard

February 11 to April 9, 2017 at Ed Mirvish Theatre

Featuring a host of hit songs including Saving All My Love, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and, of course, I Will Always Love You, The Bodyguard tells the romantic tale of a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker.

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Cabaret

February 14 to 19, 2017 at Princess of Wales Theatre

The critically-acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company presents SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL’S (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production of CABARET. Come to The Cabaret to hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history.

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Cirkopolis

March 1 to 12, 2017 at Sony Centre

An exhilarating stream of acrobatic feats from start to finish, Cirkopolis fuses gravity-defying circus, original music and spellbinding imagery, transporting performers and audience alike to a magical world in which fantasy confronts reality. Co-presented by Canadian Stage and Sony Centre, Cirque Eloize gives us a show that combines the worlds of circus, dance and theatre.

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Mrs. Henderson Presents

March 12 to April 23, 2017 at Royal Alexandra Theatre

It’s London, 1937, and a recently widowed eccentric is looking for a way of spending her time and money. Hiring a feisty impresario to look after her newly bought Windmill Theatre, the improbable duo launch into an idea that causes audiences to flock — glamorous young women posing as nude statues. See the production of Mrs. Henderson Presents which has come directly from London’s West End.

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