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Royal Alexandra Theatre

The Royal Alexandra Theatre recently celebrated its centennial in 2007 and is a masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture. It is the centrepiece of Toronto theatre and is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.

*NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE*
NORTH BY NORTHWEST
September 19th-October 29, 2017

Every Twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape from Alfred Hitchcock’s supreme comedy of suspense is retained for this stunning new stage adaptation from director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert).

Roger O. Thornhill is a suave and successful advertising executive, abducted by thugs who insist he is a man called George Kaplan. There’s obviously been a mix up. When they don’t believe him, that’s frightening. And when they pin a murder on him, that’s time to run!

From New York to North Dakota, Thornhill is chased by spies, Feds, crop-dusting planes, and the inevitable cool blond. Years before the James Bond films there was NORTH BY NORTHWEST-a lightning-paced thriller that mixes glamour with espionage for a truly irresistible cocktail. This is an unmissable theatrical spectacle, where the magic of film and theatre collide live on stage.

*NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE*
THE LORAX
December 9, 2017-January 21, 2018

Long before “going green” was mainstream, the character the Lorax spoke for the trees and and warned of the dangers of disrespecting the environment. The powerful message of THE LORAX has enlightened generations about the importance of seeing the beauty in the world around us and our responsibility to protect it.

The classic story has been brilliantly adapted for the stage by David Greig, with music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, and directed by Max Webster, in a dazzling new show direct from London’s acclaimed Old Vic theatre. This funny, moving, and inspiring production that The Independent calls “terrifically inventive”, is a riot of eye-popping colour, gorgeous puppetry, and infectious original music. You won’t want to miss it!

COME FROM AWAY
A NEW MUSICAL
Begins February 13, 2018

COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that played record-breaking engagements in La Jolla and Seattle — and now it’s coming to Toronto prior to its Broadway run. Written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein (My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding), this is the stunning production from Tony®- nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) that the Los Angeles Times calls “an affecting and stirring new musical.”

On September 11th, 2001, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, and hosted this international community of strangers for a week — spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances.

When the world stopped, their stories moved us all.

     

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