Royal Alexandra Theatre

Location260 King St. W. Official website Official website Phone 416-872-1212; 1-800-461-3333

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*
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.