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.
COME FROM AWAY
A NEW MUSICAL
November 15, 2016 – January 8, 2017
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.
January 17 – February 26, 2017
For over sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has met with each Prime Minister in a private weekly meeting. This meeting is known as The Audience. No one knows what they discuss, not even their spouses. Canada’s very own television, screen and stage star, Fiona Reid will take the throne in this riveting new play by Peter Morgan, the writer of the Academy Award®-nominated film, The Queen.
THE AUDIENCE takes theatregoers behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers through her 60 year reign, from when she was a young mother to now as a Great Grandmother. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, through the charm offensive of Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Through these private audiences, we see glimpses of the woman behind the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Don’t miss being a part of THE AUDIENCE.
A co-production with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
*NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE*
MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS
March 5 – April 16, 2017
Direct from London’s West End comes the new hit musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS.
It’s London, 1937, and recently widowed eccentric, Laura Henderson, is looking for a way of spending her time and money when her attention falls on a run down former cinema in Great Windmill Street. Hiring feisty impresario Vivian Van Damm to look after the newly renovated Windmill Theatre, the improbable duo present a bill of non-stop variety acts. But as war looms something more is required to boost morale and box office… When Mrs Henderson comes up with the idea of The Windmill Girls — glamorous young women posing as nude statues — audiences flock.
And as the Blitz hits London, The Windmill provides a refuge for all, boasting the spirit-raising slogan “We Never Close”.
Contains elegant nudity.
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