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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 5 to December 1, 2019 at Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre.

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.
  • Restaurants near Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre: La Bettola Di Terroni, Jazz Bistro and, Firkin on Yonge.
  • Parking near Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre: CF – Toronto Eaton Centre parking lot or municipal parking lot south from Queen Street and east of Victoria Street.
  • Directions to Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre by Car: Located at 189 Yonge Street, the Elgin Theatre is right across from the CF – Toronto Eaton Centre and can be accessed by the Gardiner Expressway, taking Jarvis Street exit, travelling north towards Richmond Street and turning left. Go west towards Yonge Street and turn right.
  • Directions to Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre by TTC: Located at 189 Yonge Street, the Elgin Theatre is right across from the CF – Toronto Eaton Centre and can be accessed by taking the subway to either Dundas or Queen Station and walking north on Yonge Street.
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Waitress

July 9 to August 18, 2019 at Ed Mirvish Theatre.

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that mirror her topsy-turvy life such as “The Key (Lime) to Happiness Pie” and “Betrayed By My Eggs Pie.” When a baking contest in a nearby county — and a satisfying run-in with someone new — show Jenna a chance at a fresh start, she must find the courage to seize it. Change is on the menu, as long as Jenna can write her own perfectly personal recipe for happiness. Waitress features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Love Song,” “Brave”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Finding Neverland).
  • Restaurants near Ed Mirvish Theatre: The Senator, Paramount Middle Eastern Kitchen and 3 Brewers Yonge.
  • Parking near Ed Mirvish Theatre: CF – Toronto Eaton Centre parking lot or municipal parking lot south from Queen Street and east of Victoria Street.
  • Directions to Ed Mirvish Theatre by Car: Located at 244 Victoria Street, the Ed Mirvish Theatre can be accessed by the Gardiner Expressway and taking Jarvis Street exit. Continue onto Lower Jarvis Street and turn left at Richmond Street East followed by a right onto Victoria Street.
  • Directions to Ed Mirvish Theatre by TTC: Located at 244 Victoria Street, the Ed Mirvish Theatre can be accessed by taking the subway to either Dundas or Queen Station and walking towards Dundas Street East and turning right onto Victoria Street.
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The Office! A Musical Parody

July 30 to August 25, 2019 at CAA Theatre.

It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until, for no logical reason, a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin. Don’t miss The Office! A Musical Parody featuring your favorite coworkers from Dunder Mifflin. Featuring songs such as “Welcome to Scranton (The Electric City),” “That’s What She Said,” “The Dundies,” “Marry Me Beesly,” and more. It’s a must-see for fans of the hit TV show The Office .
  • Restaurants near CAA Theatre: Kothur Indian Cuisine, Focaccia Restaurant and 7 West Café.
  • Parking near CAA Theatre: Indoor municipal parking available east of Yonge Street by Charles Street or outdoor parking Green P parking lot on Isabella Street.
  • Directions near CAA Theatre by Car: Located at 651 Yonge Street, the CAA Theatre can be accessed by the Gardiner Expressway, taking the Jarvis Street exit. Continue onto Lower Jarvis Street and turn left on Lake Shore Boulevard East and turn right onto Yonge Street.
  • Directions near CAA Theatre by TTC: Located at 651 Yonge Street, the CAA Theatre is right in between Bloor Yonge station and Wellesley Station.
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The Band’s Visit

September 17 to October 20, 2019 at Ed Mirvish Theatre.

The Band’s Visit is the winner of 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, making it one of the most Tony-winning musicals in history. And now it’s also a Grammy Award® winner for Best Musical Theatre Album. In this joyously offbeat story, set in a town that’s way off the beaten path, a band of musicians arrive lost, out of the blue. Under the spell of the desert sky, and with beautiful music perfuming the air, the band brings the town to life in unexpected and tantalizing ways. Even the briefest visit can stay with you forever.
  • Restaurants near Ed Mirvish Theatre: The Senator, Paramount and 3 Brewers Yonge.
  • Parking near Ed Mirvish Theatre: CF – Toronto Eaton Centre parking lot or municipal parking lot south from Queen Street and east of Victoria Street.
  • Directions to Ed Mirvish Theatre by Car: Located at 244 Victoria Street, the Ed Mirvish Theatre can be accessed by the Gardiner Expressway and taking Jarvis Street exit. Continue onto Lower Jarvis Street and turn left at Richmond Street East followed by a right onto Victoria Street.
  • Directions to Ed Mirvish Theatre by TTC: Located at 244 Victoria Street, the Ed Mirvish Theatre can be accessed by taking the subway to either Dundas or Queen Station and walking towards Dundas Street East and turning right onto Victoria Street.
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Piaf/Dietrich

September 17 to December 8, 2019 at CAA Theatre.

Edith Piaf and Marlene Dietrich were two of the greatest names in international show business during the early 20th century. The first of them enchanted the world with her singing, her moving life story, and unostentatious appearance, while the other did the same with her beauty, elegance, and bewitching stare, being one of the first European actresses to become popular in Hollywood.

Based on a true story Piaf/Dietrich is a musical drama that explores the intimate and entertaining portrait of a fascinating friendship between show business legends that began under the most unlikely of circumstances and lasted their entire lives.

Featuring 20 of their unforgettable hits including “La Vie En Rose”, “Milord”, and “Where Have All The Flowers Gone”, and starring two of Canada’s leading actors (Louise Pitre and Jayne Lewis), this will be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

  • Restaurants near CAA Theatre: Kothur Indian Cuisine, Focaccia Restaurant and 7 West Café.
  • Parking near CAA Theatre: Indoor municipal parking available east of Yonge Street by Charles Street or outdoor parking Green P parking lot on Isabella Street.
  • Directions near CAA Theatre by Car: Located at 651 Yonge Street, the CAA Theatre can be accessed by the Gardiner Expressway, taking the Jarvis Street exit. Continue onto Lower Jarvis Street and turn left on Lake Shore Boulevard East and turn right onto Yonge Street.
  • Directions near CAA Theatre by TTC: Located at 651 Yonge Street, the CAA Theatre is right in between Bloor Yonge station and Wellesley Station.
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Girl From The North Country

September 28 to November 24, 2019 at .

Girl From The North Country takes place in Duluth, Minnesota. 1934. A community living on a knife-edge huddle together in the local guesthouse.

The owner, Nick, owes more money than he can ever repay, his wife Elizabeth is losing her mind, and their daughter Marianne is carrying a child no-one will account for. When a preacher selling bibles and a boxer looking for a comeback show up in the middle of the night, things start to spiral beyond the point of no return.

Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson beautifully weaves the iconic songbook of Bob Dylan into this powerful new show full of hope, heartbreak, and soul.

  • Restaurants near Royal Alexandra Theatre: Il Fornello, O&B Canteen and Elephant and Castle Pub.
  • Parking near Royal Alexandra Theatre: Parking can be found beneath the Princess of Wales Theatre or indoor parking available at Hyatt Regency.
  • Directions to Royal Alexandra Theatre by Car: Located at 260 King Street West, the Royal Alexandra Theatre can be accessed by the Gardiner Expressway, taking the Spadina exit and making a right turn on Adelaide Street.
  • Directions to Royal Alexandra Theatre by TTC: Located at 260 King Street West, the Royal Alexandra Theatre can be accessed by taking the subway to St. Andrew Station and heading west on King Street West towards Emily Street.
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CATS

November 27, 2019 to January 5, 2020 at Princes of Wales Theatre.

CATS the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now on tour across North America!

Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre — Memory. Winner of 7 Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn. The original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber (The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Sunset Boulevard), original scenic and costume design by John Napier (Les Misérables), all-new lighting design by Natasha Katz (Aladdin), all-new sound design by Mick Potter, new choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne (The Phantom of the Opera), and direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) make this production a new CATS for a new generation!

  • Restaurants near Princess of Wales Theatre: Luma, La Carnita – John Street and Hyatt Regency.
  • Directions to Princess of Wales Theatre by Car: Located at 300 King Street West, the Princess of Wales Theatre can be accessed by the Gardiner Expressway, taking the Spadina exit and making a right turn on Adelaide Street.

  • Directions to Princess of Wales Theatre by TTC: Located at 300 King Street West, the Princess of Wales Theatre can be accessed by taking the subway to St. Andrew Station and heading west on King Street West towards Emily Street.

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Anastasia

December 3, 2019 to January 12, 2020 at Ed Mirvish Theatre.

From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

  • Restaurants near Ed Mirvish Theatre: The Senator, Paramount Middle Eastern Kitchen and 3 Brewers Yonge.
  • Parking near Ed Mirvish Theatre: CF – Toronto Eaton Centre parking lot or municipal parking lot south from Queen Street and east of Victoria Street.
  • Directions to Ed Mirvish Theatre by Car:Located at 244 Victoria Street, the Ed Mirvish Theatre can be accessed by the Gardiner Expressway and taking Jarvis Street exit. Continue onto Lower Jarvis Street and turn left at Richmond Street East followed by a right onto Victoria Street.
  • Directions to Ed Mirvish Theatre by TTC:Located at 244 Victoria Street, the Ed Mirvish Theatre can be accessed by taking the subway to either Dundas or Queen Station and walking towards Dundas Street East and turning right onto Victoria Street.
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Hamilton Coming in 2020

Tickets for Hamilton the hottest show on Broadway, will go on sale for the Toronto production in early 2019. Check back for more info!