The Royal Alexandra Theatre recently celebrated its centennial in 2007 & is a masterpiece of beaux-arts architecture. It is the centrepiece of Toronto theatre & is the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatre in North America.
March 11 – 16, 2014
A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award® winning hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.
Based on Green Day’s GRAMMY® Award-winning multi-platinum album, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. The result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares “thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I’ve seen this year!”
RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES
March 25 – 30, 2014
DIRECT FROM BROADWAY! “As “the next best thing to seeing The Beatles!” (Associated Press), RAIN performs the full range of The Beatles’ discography live onstage, including the most complex and challenging songs that The Beatles themselves recorded in the studio but never performed for an audience. Together longer than The Beatles, RAIN has mastered every song, gesture and nuance of the legendary foursome, delivering a totally live, note-for-note performance in this multi-media concert, that’s as infectious as it is transporting. From the early hits to later classics (I Want To Hold Your Hand, Hard Day’s Night, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Let It Be, Come Together, Hey Jude and more), this adoring tribute will take you back to a time when all you needed was love, and a little help from your friends!
Over its history the Royal Alex has been home to over 3,000 productions including the recent hits, Mamma Mia!, Les Miserables, Private Lives starring Kim Cattrell & Paul Gross, Rock of Ages & Dirty Dancing.