Theatre Guide: What’s On

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From riveting drama to show-stopping production numbers, this is a theatre lineup worthy of a standing ovation.

Come From Away

February 13, 2018 to April 28, 2019 at Royal Alexandra Theatre (moving to Elgin Theatre in February 2019).

After a sold-out, standing-room only Toronto engagement before heading to Broadway, Come From Away is back! Set in Newfoundland, where the weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth, this remarkable true story is filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity.

The Second City: The Best Is Yet To Come Undone

The Best Is Yet To Come Undone

June 1 to December 30, 2018 at Second City.

The Second City crashes into the modern world in The Best Is Yet To Come Undone this brand new comedy commute down the hyper-conscious highway. An all-star cast weaves in and out of the danger zone, tackling our generation’s minefield of crushing clichés and relatable revelations.

Ain’t Too Proud

October 11 to November 17, 2018 at Princess of Wales Theatre.

An electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, Ain’t Too Proud tells the story of how five young guys on the streets of Detroit were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary record label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is history. Get ready for iconic hits like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and the signature dance moves that made The Temptations part of cultural history.

The Royale

October 12 to November 11, 2018 at Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

Told in a boxing ring over six rounds, The Royale is an electrifying adrenaline rush that shows us the deeply human cost of making history. From playwright Marco Ramirez (Orange is the New Black, Daredevil) comes a story inspired by World Heavyweight Champion Jack Johnson – who at the height of the Jim Crow era – became the most famous Black man on Earth.

Mary Poppins

November 5 to January 6, 2019 at Young Peoples Theatre.

When Jane and Michael write a want ad for the nanny of their dreams, they’re answered with the practically-perfect Mary Poppins! The entire Banks Family learns a great deal about each other through Mary, who has the uncanny ability to turn everything upside down and, miraculously, just right.

Roald Dahl’s Charlie And The Chocolate Factory

November 20 to January 6, 2019 at Princess of Wales Theatre.

It’s the perfect recipe for a delectable treat: songs from the original film, alongside a toe-tapping and ear-tickling new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more at this perennial family favourite!

Dear Evan Hansen

March 5 to September 1, 2019 at Royal Alexandra Theatre.

A winner of 6 Tony Awards, Dear Evan Hansen is a deeply personal and contemporary new musical about life and the way we live it. The show has has struck a cord with audiences and critics everywhere and the The New York Times calls it “a gorgeous new musical for anyone with a beating heart.”