Theatre Guide: What’s On
From dazzling artistry to classic show-stopping production numbers, this is a lineup worthy of a standing ovation. ShareThis
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Toronto Theatre Lineup
EXTENDED TO MAY 15, 2016 at the 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.
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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.
March 22 to May 1, 2016 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Rupert Everett plays Oscar Wilde in David Hare’s compelling drama about the power of all-consuming love and the cruelty of betrayal. Directed by Neil Armfield, this critically acclaimed production arrives in Toronto after a sold-out run in London’s West End.
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The Wizard of Oz
April 4 to May 15, 2016 at Young People’s Theatre.
In this refreshing new take on the family musical classic, Dorothy once again tries to find her way back home, only to learn she must find ‘home’ within herself.
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April 12 to May 8, 2016 at the Princess of Wales Theatre.
If/Then is a contemporary Broadway musical about living in New York today and all the possibilities of tomorrow. With unforgettable songs and a deeply moving story by the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning creators of Next to Normal, this “fascinating, ambitious, and original new musical” (New York Post) simultaneously follows one woman’s two possible life paths, painting a moving portrait of the lives we lead, as well as the lives we might have led.
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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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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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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