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Theatre Guide: What’s On

From dazzling artistry to show-stopping production numbers, this is a lineup worthy of a standing ovation. ShareThis

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Toronto Theatre Lineup

Here is a sampling of just some of the many captivating theatre productions on Toronto stages.

Matilda the Musical

July 5 to January 8, 2017 at the Ed Mirvish Theatre

Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards and seven Olivier Awards, Matilda the Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl, who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, Matilda has been enthralling sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London’s West End.

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LUZIA

July 28 to October 2, 2016 at The Port Lands

Cirque du Soleil’s spectacular new production takes place under the Big Top near Toronto’s waterfront.The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (which means light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show’s creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture.

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Blind Date

September 20 to October 9, 2016 at Buddies in Bad Times

There’s nothing like the thrill of a first date… anything can happen! In this reimagined version of Rebecca Northan’s smash hit play, the saucy Mimi or the handsome Mathieu, take turns finding love with a different person every night – plucked right from the audience. Following sold-out runs across North America, this fast and funny fusion of improv, theatre and clown takes its first-ever journey into queer romance and welcomes a whole new community of romantic heroes who will have you falling in love every night.

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Noises Off

September 21 to October 22, 2016 at Young Centre in the Distillery District

A misfit company of actors juggle their lines, love lives and plates of sardines in this classic comedy that proves that what happens onstage is just the tip of the iceberg.

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The 7 Fingers Cuisine & Confessions

November 1 to December 4, 2016 at Princess of Wales Theatre

COME FOR THE CIRCUS, STAY FOR THE BANANA BREAD! Storytelling through food… this is the sweet taste of childhood, of a summer breeze through a screen door. Or the hot chocolate-dampened lips of a first kiss.From the creators of this past season’s surprise hit Traces, comes CUISINE & CONFESSIONS, a culinary and acrobatic treat that will satisfy the senses!

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Seussical

November 14 to December 31, 2016 at Young People’s Theatre

This fantastical musical exemplifies the philosophy that “a person’s a person no matter how small”. A Seuss-a-deussical treat for the Holidays!

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Come From Away

November 15 to January 8, 2017 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre

The breathtaking new musical is 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 new production from Tony®-nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) that the Los Angeles Times calls “an affecting and stirring new musical.”

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