At 651 Yonge St, just south of Bloor St., the CAA Theatre is in the heart of downtown Toronto, within walking distance of the boutiques and galleries of Yorkville, the fashionable shopping of Bloor West and Church Street, the Royal Ontario Museum and the campus of University of Toronto.
Check www.mirvish.com for a complete season line-up for the CAA Theatre formerly The Panasonic and the other Mirvish Theatres.
SHE THE PEOPLE
FEB 4 – FEB 9
The future is here and it’s female! The ladies of Second City return with She The People – a sketch show entirely created, designed, and performed by the fearlessly funny women of The Second City- for everyone to enjoy! This mimosa-and-madness-fueled foray roasts the patriarchy, taking on everything from having it all…to having that sick feeling your government is trying to send you back to the Middle Ages. So get ready to laugh Toronto as the resistance continues!
FEBRUARY 27-MARCH 15, 2020
BRONKS and Richard Jordan Productions
with Theatre Royal Plymouth and Big in Belgium
in association with Summerhall Canadian Premiere
The brilliant, utterly compelling hit play Us/Them – a sell-out at the Edinburgh Fringe and London’s National Theatre – tackles the Beslan school siege from the perspective of two wise, indomitable youngsters caught up in the tragedy.
In 2004 a group of terrorists stormed a school in Beslan, Russia, taking hundreds of children hostage. Three days later, many were left dead. By capturing this terrible event from the unfiltered point of view of children, playwright Carly Wijs has created something unexpected and revelatory: a wryly humorous, poignantly matter-of-fact piece of theatre about how the young deal with trauma, and what leads people to do the unthinkable.
GOD IS A SCOTTISH DRAG QUEEN
MAR. 20 TO MAR. 22
God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to set the record straight and expound on everything from Adam & Eve to Star Wars in a hilarious, irreverent and unforgettable two act comedy of biblical proportions.
A 3 time ‘Canadian Comedy Award’ nominee and 22 time ‘Best of the Fest’ award winner, God has broken ticket sale records at festivals across the continent with audiences waiting more than 10 hours in line to get tickets.
A CROSS BETWEEN DAME EDNA & BILLY CONNOLLY WITH A DOLLOP OF EDDIE IZZARD! – TIMES COLONIST
FIVE STAR STAND UP COMEDY WITH SOUL!
– WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
NON STOP BRILLIANT. – EDMONTON JOURNAL
MAR 24 – MAR 29
6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. A single performer portrays 6 different guitar playing characters each sharing their own style of music. As the show unfolds, audiences are treated to great songs from each genre that showcase breathtaking musicianship. This sonic feat is done not merely with just one performer but just one guitar as well.
There are plenty of laughs too! Each character, from the young rock prodigy to the weary blues picker, shares hilarious anecdotes that only a life playing music can give. These balance out the moving stories each deliver about how music has touched their lives and made them a better person along the way. You don’t need to play music to love this show. You just need to love music.
Performed by Chase Padgett
6 Guitars is note perfect. – OTTAWA CITIZEN
(out of 5) A masterful storyteller and captivating entertainer. – VUE WEEKLY
APRIL 4 – 26, 2020
A co-production with Covent Garden Productions and the Grand Theatre, London, Canada.
North American Premiere
Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel Room has now been adapted as a new play with songs by Scottish songwriters Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, the film won Academy Awards®, Golden Globes and BAFTAs.
Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five year old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.
You will not want to miss this “story that is in some ways a harrowing one, that brings many in the audience to tears. Yet is also a tremendously beautiful, vivid and uplifting show about the power of a mother’s love.” (The Scotsman)
Truthful and beautiful. – THE GUARDIAN
Vital, imaginative theatre. – TIME OUT LONDON
In 1923, after celebrated European productions, the Broadway debut of Sholem Asch’s drama God of Vengeance set the stage for an explosive moment in theatrical history. The evocative work of Jewish culture was praised and criticized for taboo themes of censorship, immigration, and anti-Semitism. Inspired by these true events and the controversy, Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel tells the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform a work deemed “indecent.”
A play filled with music and dance, Indecent combines the high entertainment of theatre with the heartbreak of the loss of art and culture for an entire people. An ensemble of actors and musicians portray more than 40 roles in this riveting and richly theatrical backstage drama. “Brimming with good faith” (The New York Times), this enchanting Tony Award®-winning play is a testament to the transformative power of theatre that is timelier than ever before.
Indecent reminds us of the power of art to tell us truths long before we are able to recognize
them as such.
– LOS ANGELES TIMES
So much rich emotion about history and the theater. A gripping and entertaining show with laughter and tears! – NEWSDAY
THE SIMON & GARFUNKEL STORY
MAY 26 – JUNE 7
The Simon & Garfunkel Story is touring North America this fall and the spring of 2020! Using state of the art projection, original film footage and featuring a full live band performing all the hits including ‘Mrs. Robinson’, ‘Cecilia’, ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water’, ‘Homeward Bound’ and many more.
‘‘Fantastic’’ – Elaine Paige, BBC Radio and “Authentic and Exciting” – The Stage
The immersive concert-style theatre show chronicles the amazing journey shared by the folk-rock duo, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. It tells the story from their humble beginnings as Tom & Jerry to their incredible success as one of the best-selling music groups of the ‘60’s to their dramatic split in 1970. It culminates with the famous “The Concert in Central Park” reunion in 1981 with more than half a million fans in attendance.
With more than 100 million album sales since 1965, Simon & Garfunkel’s perfect harmonies and songs that poignantly captured the times made them one of the most successful folk-rock duos of all time. Over the years, they won 10 Grammy Awards and were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990. In 1977, their “Bridge Over Troubled Water” album was nominated at the Brit Awards for Best International Album. In 2003, Simon and Garfunkel were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and the following year saw their “The Sound of Silence” awarded a Grammy Hall of Fame Award.