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April 5, 2014 – April 30, 2014


Peter Sellars returns to direct a dream cast in his acclaimed production of Handel’s timeless and poignant tragedy.

The ancient Greek tragedian Sophocles was also a war general who knew first-hand the devastating psychological traumas that imperilled returning veterans. With Hercules – Handel’s take on Sophocles’ play – Sellars creates a healing work in which the untold horrors of war and the unspoken complications of reunion find their voice.

Performance time is approximately three hours, 15 minutes including one intermission.
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

Start: April 5, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
Location: Canadian Opera Company

February 9, 2014 – April 30, 2014

Uptown Abbey & Speakeasy

Come and join the fun, and see if Lieutenant Carumbo can solve the case before everything is turned Upside Downton, in this classic Drawing Room Mystery!
A hilarious spoof of the popular British TV Drama.

Opening April 11th: Speakeasy! A roaring 20′s Murder Mystery:
Flappers and Gangsters and Guns… Oh, my!
Come and join the fun and participate in the solving of a hilarious whodunit?!

For more details: www.MysteriouslyYours.com or toll-free 1-800-NOT-DEAD.

Venue: Mysteriously Yours… Mystery Dinner Theatre — 2026 Yonge Street

Start: February 9, 2014
End: April 30, 2014
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April 30, 2014 – May 1, 2014

Mahler Symphony 9

Is Mahler’s Ninth a symphony of farewells—to love, to folk music, to the hustle and bustle of modern times, to life tself—or a voyage towards a new level of being? Either way, it leads you on a journey like no other.

Come for: Mahler’s music—the late symphonies in particular—needs a seasoned conductor to do it justice. The TSO’s distinguished Conductor Laureate meets every challenge of this epic work.

And more: Big orchestra, big emotions, big rewards.

7:15pm Pre-concert Chat in the Lobby on April 30th.

This concert will be performed without an intermission.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Start: April 30, 2014
End: May 1, 2014
Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

May 1, 2014

Hamilton Children’s Choir & Young Voices Toronto

This collaborative concert brings together two of Canada’s leading children’s choirs under the direction of Zimfira Poloz, who has been the artistic director and conductor for both choirs over the past decade.

The Hamilton Children’s Choir, formed nearly 40 years ago, has participated in many festivals and competitions across Canada and in Europe, and won many top awards, including most recently the Grand Prize at the 2012 1st Xinghai International Choir Championships in China.

Young Voices Toronto (formerly High Park Choirs of Toronto) is the Children’s Choir-in-Residence at University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. Established in 1986, the JUNO-Award-winning choir has performed at many major Canadian festivals and in 2009 toured Germany and France.

Made possible by the generous support of Edwards Charitable Foundation.

Concerts suitable for ages six and up.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Date: May 1, 2014
Location: Roy Thomson Hall


The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

12 – 1 p.m. Award-winning young Canadian pianist Leonard Gilbert showcases his virtuosity and expressive range in a dynamic program featuring Beethoven’s Appassionata Sonata, as well as works by Bach, Ravel and Chopin.

For information: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

Date: May 1, 2014
Location: Canadian Opera Company

May 2, 2014

The Ten Tenors

8:00pm. Single Tickets: $74, $79, $84. Subscribe from $56. The Ten Tenors’ unique approach to opera keeps them in high demand, performing an average of 250 shows per year across seven continents to 3.5 million fans! By bringing rock and classical music together, kicking and screaming, they have created a sound that is uniquely theirs. Now, for two nights only, they invite you to enjoy a wonderful collection of Broadway’s greatest hits. Expect The Ten Tenors to bring their signature contrast of raw power and soothing beauty to this special evening of the best of Broadway.

For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.

Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario

Date: May 2, 2014
Location: Rose Theatre Brampton

Investors Group Stars On Ice

The world’s premier figure skating production, Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt, is proud to announce that Canada’s top Olympic medal contenders at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia will headline the 2014 nationwide tour this spring. As always, this year’s production will showcase the athleticism and grace that define the sport, through performances by some of its finest Canadian Olympic talent. The Tour will arrive in Toronto, ON on Friday, May 2 for a 7:30 PM performance at the Air Canada Centre.

Three-time and reigning World Champion Patrick Chan, a favorite to become the first Canadian man to win the men’s Olympic Gold, and defending Olympic Dance Champions Tessa Virtue & Scott Moir will highlight a spectacular cast for this year’s Investors Group Stars on Ice Tour presented by Lindt. Joining them will be Four-Time World Champion & Four-Time Canadian National Champion Kurt Browning; 2010 Olympic Bronze Medalist Joannie Rochette; and many more. Please visit www.starsonice.ca regularly for updates to the cast.

For tickets: www.Ticketmaster.ca

Venue: Air Canada Centre — 40 Bay Street

Date: May 2, 2014
Location: Air Canada Centre – Concert Venue

April 26, 2014 – May 3, 2014


When we first produced it in 2000, Opera Atelier “rescued Persée from two centuries of slumber, to the astonishment and delight of audiences and critics alike” (The Toronto Star). We are thrilled to be returning to one of the company’s cornerstone productions this season, and to be bringing it to Versailles, where it has not been on stage since it inaugurated the Royal Opera House in 1770. Called “an exquisite piece” (The Globe and Mail) and “a masterful ‘run-don’t-walk’ production” (Classical 96.3 FM), and “a resounding triumph” (The WholeNote), Persée is a lavish retelling of the Classical Perseus myth.

For tickets: www.operaatelier.com

Venue: Elgin Theatre — 189 Yonge Street

Start: April 26, 2014
End: May 3, 2014

May 1, 2014 – May 3, 2014

Kaha:wi Dance Theatre

NeoIndigenA is Santee Smith’s debut full-length solo performance. It’s a ritualized journey of transformation between Skyworld, Earthworld and Underworld. A mythical soul dance of life/death/rebirth. Transcendent and primordial, Smith boldly moves us through imagined portals and dances the sacred pathways to human connections to the self and the universe. The spellbinding score features elemental voices of Inuit singers Tanya Tagaq and Nelson Tagoona with musical composition by Cris Derksen, Jesse Zubot, Michael Red and Adrian Harjo.

When you watch Santee Smith’s work you see her training with First Nations, contemporary and ballet technique. An incredible and richly produced soundtrack always accompanies the live performance.

For more details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/performances/

Location: Harbourfront Centre

Start: May 1, 2014
End: May 3, 2014
Location: Harbourfront Centre

April 6, 2014 – May 4, 2014


A darkly truthful parable of a generation struggling under the pressures of success and entitlement.

A Company Theatre production in association with Canadian Stage.

Americans Zack and Abby appear to have it all: an apartment in a promising neighbourhood in Paris, an affectionate marriage, and Zack’s admirable mission to eradicate pediatric AIDS through his work with Doctors Without Borders. But when Abby finds Zack at home one day when he’s supposed to be at work, the revelations that follow rock their seemingly idyllic life.

The Company Theatre, our Berkeley Street Partners who presented 2012’s Speaking in Tongues and 2011’s The Test, return with a suspenseful, Hitchcockian play that shines a light on the darker side of our personal relationships.

“A perceptive drama… and a nail-biting psychological thriller.” – New York Times.

“When it comes to theatre, to be in the company of The Company Theatre is to be in good company indeed.” – Toronto Sun.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Berkeley Street Theatre — 26 Berkeley Street

Start: April 6, 2014
End: May 4, 2014
Location: Canadian Stage