Theatre Guide: What’s On
From Tony™ award winning musicals to Broadway blockbusters to knee-slapping comedy, this is a line-up worthy of a standing ovation.
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Until May 11 at Panasonic Theatre.
World premiere! An explosive story told entirely through dance and the music of multiple Academy Award® winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) and his band Bajofondo. Arrabal, the heroine, enters the underground world of Buenos Aires’ tango clubs and discovers the violent history that took her father and disrupted a nation.
Until June 30, 2014 at The Second City.
The Second City presents their Spring 2014 Mainstage Revue, Sixteen Scandals — strip off the layers of inflated indignation, and unmask the true motivations behind our unhealthy fascination with political train wrecks, media fiascoes, and red-carpet meltdowns.
April 19 – June 1, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
Roger Crane’s thriller comes to Toronto following sold out runs at the Chichester Festival Theatre and the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London.The Last Confession delves into the most highly guarded institution in the world to explore the mystery shrouding the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978.
April 29 – May 10, 2014 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
Not to be missed! From London’s West End, this worldwide smash hit musical by Queen and Ben Elton comes to Toronto for a limited engagement! WE WILL ROCK YOU features the greatest hits of the legendary British rock group, Queen. This hilarious, multi-award-winning and record-breaking phenomenon boasts a fantastic score of killer Queen tunes that you just can’t resist singing along to.
April 30 – June 15, 2014 at Princess of Wales Theatre.
Toronto’s most eagerly awaited return leaps onto the Princess of Wales stage this April! Disney’s The Lion King comes to life in this stage production that brings you a breathtaking spectacle of animals, brought to life by award-winning director Julie Taymor. Includes Elton John and Tim Rice’s Oscar®-winning song “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” and also “Circle of Life.”
May 20 – June 8, 2014 at Panasonic Theatre.
As part of the Off-Mirvish series, Dead Metahpor showcases the imaginative audacious work of one of Canada’s most acclaimed playwrights. It is a hliarious dark comedy about the hypocrisies and politics of postwar living. Dean returns home from the war in Afghanistan, only to discover that his remarkable military skills don’t get him very far in the working world.
May 27 – June 8, 2014 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. Featuring the Academy Award-winning title song “Flashdance – What a Feeling,” “Maniac,” “Gloria,” and “Manhunt.”
July 8 – 20, 2014 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
Re-live the music that changed rock and roll forever! RETURN TO GRACE traces the greatest musical moments of a generation with song favourites that include “Heartbreak Hotel”, “All Shook Up”, “Love Me Tender”, and more!
July 8 – 20, 2014 at Panasonic Theatre.
Direct from Australia, Erth’s DINOSAUR ZOO Live brings an awesome array of prehistoric creatures to life on stage. From cute baby dinos to teeth-gnashing giants, your family will observe and interact with extraordinary, life-like creatures in this highly imaginative, entertaining and educational live show.
July/August 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
The haunting tragedy of the great ship Titanic is transformed by composer and lyricist Maury Yeston (Nine, Grand Hotel) into this 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.
August 28 – September 28, 2014 at Port Lands (Under the Grand Chapiteau).
The new Cirque du Soleil® show is coming to Toronto! Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving. The show, KURIOS™ – Cabinet of Curiosities, immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: “Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?”
September 3 – November 2, 2014 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Don’t miss this production about the untold story of the witches of Oz, and that which Variety calls “a cultural phenomenon,”. It continues to break box office records across North America and has been winner of over 50 major awards.
September/October, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
This brilliant historical drama tells the powerful, true story of a ragbag cast of those first convicts who put on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer. On the 25th anniversary of its Olivier Award-winning premiere, original, acclaimed director Max Stafford-Clark brings us his new production of this great classic!
Opens September 16, 2014 at Princess of Wales Theatre.
Returning to Toronto after its previous success, this Broadway phenomenon from the South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone has been described by various sources as the best musical of the year, the last 25 years and best musical of the century. Winner of 9 Tony Awards, including best musical.
November, 2014 at Panasonic Theatre.
A Canadian premiere! Buyer & Cellar is an OUTRAGEOUS new comedy about the oddest of odd jobs: “an underemployed Los Angeles actor going to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu basement.” (The New York Times)
November/December, 2014 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.
See this record-breaking, sell-out, hit Shaw Festival production of an Olivier and Evening Standard Award-winner. Arcadia, a Tom Stoppard tale, is a mystery wrapped in a love story, wrapped in a scandal. In its unraveling, the play zigs and zags from mathematics to poetry, from sex to gardening! It’s a time and mind-bending roller-coaster ride that is also one of Stoppard’s funniest and most moving plays.
December 17 – January 4, 2015 at Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly The Canon).
Jersey Boys is a Tony®, Grammy® and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical you won’t want to miss! It is a true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! Sing along to “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Rag Doll,” and “Oh What a Night”!