Formerly the Canon Theatre, this elegantly restored 1920s vaudeville and motion picture palace was designed by the world famous architect Thomas Lamb. Recently named in Ed Mirvish’s honour, it remains a landmark in North American Theatre. Past productions include The Producers, Spamalot, The Wizard of OZ, sold-out engagements of Wicked, Billy Elliot, Disney’s Aladdin and hundreds more.
For a complete line-up of shows visit www.mirvish.com
April 24th-June 3, 2018
Set in 1930’s New York during The Great Depression, brave young Annie is forced to live a life of misery and torment at Miss Hannigan’s orphanage. Her luck changes when she is chosen to spend Christmas at the residence of famous billionaire, Oliver Warbucks. Meanwhile, spiteful Miss Hannigan has other ideas and hatches a plan to spoil Annie’s search for her true family.
The much-loved score includes the classics It’s A Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow and Easy Street.
“A Glorious Revival”-The times.
Don’t miss it!
June 20th-August 5th, 2018
So much happened before Dorothy dropped in.
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of OZ….but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin-smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their rivalry turns into the the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good”, and the other one “wicked.”
From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED-the untold true story of the Witches of OZ-transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”
MAMMA MIA—ED MIRVISH THEATRE
AUG. 9 TO AUG. 19, 2018
Join the ultimate feel-good show MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical!
Set on a Greek island paradise where the sun always shines, a tale of love, friendship and identity is beautifully told through the timeless hits of ABBA.
Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget!
This irresistibly funny show has been thrilling audiences all around the world and now the International Tour comes to Toronto, so there’s never been a better time to see this unforgettable musical. Whatever age you are, you can’t help but have the time of your life at MAMMA MIA!
SCHOOL OF ROCK—ED MIRVISH THEATRE
NOV. 27 TO JAN. 6, 2019
School Of Rock is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”
CHICAGO- ED MIRVISH THEATTRE
JUNE 12 TO JUNE 2018
CHICAGO Welcomes NFL Legend & Heisman Trophy Winner Eddie George in the role of Billy Flynn.
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, CHICAGO is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
Set amidst the dazzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920’s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a housewife and nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public, the media and her rival cellmate, Velma Kelly, by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which might just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids.
FOREVER TANGO-ED MIRVISH THEATRE
Nov. 6 to Nov. 11, 2018
FOREVER TANGO features fourteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and an on-stage eleven piece orchestra, including the instrument of the tango, the bandoneon, in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo. “The tango is a feeling that you dance,” says Bravo, “a story you tell in three minutes. It’s passionate, it’s melancholic. It’s tender, violent. You dance it with somebody-but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. More than just a dance, the tango is music, a drama, a culture, a way of life.
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG-Ed Mirvish Theatre
Jan. 8 to Feb. 10, 2019
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy”. (Daily Beast).
Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “tons of fun” (HuffPost) and “comic gold” (Variety)-sure to bring down the house!