Theatre

Mar 05 - Sep 01 2019
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.
Nov 16 2018 (Friday)
As a Trinidadian raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. He returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout the festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebrations to the stage.
Oct 11 - Nov 17 2018
Following a critically acclaimed and record-breaking world premiere run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre this brand new musical biopic comes to you this season. Telling the story of the group behind some of Motown and beyond's biggest hits, expect to hear some of their greatest tunes including 'My Girl', 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone','Just My Imagination' and more as the action unfolds. Follow the extraordinary journey that led The Temptations from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Travelling back five decades, see how their signature dance moves and incredible harmonies helped them to rise to the top of charts. But it's not all singing and dancing - this moving and personal story will reflects their early friendship - and the betrayal that nearly tore them apart.
Nov 15-17 2018
Experience your favorite wizard all over again with the music of a live symphony orchestra and the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition.
Nov 14-18 2018
Internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter's (Political Mother) latest work is a spectacularly bold and ambitious production featuring ten dancers and six musicians. At once comic, bleak and beautiful, Grand Finale evokes a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. Filtering this irrepressible spirit, Shechter creates a vision of a world in freefall: part gig, part dance, part theatre and wholly original.
Nov 21 2018 (Wednesday)
The Musical Stage Company’s signature concert features the hit songs of these two pioneering female singer/songwriters, interpreted by stars from Stratford, Shaw, Broadway and London’s West End.
Nov 22-23 2018
Songs of the Free will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela for whom the choir had the privilege of performing in front of multiple times. SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR is an awe-inspiring 20 member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide with their stunning blend of African gospel music, spirituals and American popular music. Earthy rhythms and rich harmonies sung in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages are combined for a moving performance which uplifts the soul through the music and dance of South Africa.
Nov 01-25 2018
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends, celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a seemingly typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!
Oct 16 - Nov 25 2018
A hot button play for our times! Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group. When an anonymous student posts offensive comments and videos, Isabelle must decide whether to intervene or to let the social experiment play out. Soon, the posts turn abusive and threatening, leading Isabelle and her unknown tormentor to engage in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse that not only have Isabelle questioning her beliefs, but fearing for her life.
Nov 14-25 2018
An artist, his mother, a scholar, and a creepy guy with a moustache – We Keep Coming Back is a real life story of a Jewish mother and son who decide to visit their pre-Holocaust familial home in Poland. On their quest to discover their lost history, Michael and Mary find new friends, love, and an unexpectedly vibrant cultural revival. An intimate and humorous look at how confronting trauma and preconceptions can sometimes lead to the discovery of something beautiful and transformative.
Dec 04 2018 (Tuesday)
Her unmistakable vocal prowess, improvisational virtuosity, and vocal style has led her to record and perform with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, and has become the first creative chair for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Dec 07 2018 (Friday)
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.
Nov 27 - Dec 16 2018
Ice cream, rollercoasters, the smell of old books — as a mother battles chronic depression, a child creates a list of everything that makes life worth living. As time passes and the list grows, what began as a naive attempt to deal with tragedy becomes an epic chronicle of life's small joys. Staged in an in-the-round setting, this touching, funny and intimate solo piece charts the lengths we will go for those we love.
Dec 16 2018 (Sunday)
In what is now an Art of Time Ensemble tradition, TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT is an alternative holiday concert with the best wintery tunes, holiday songs, and readings, to present a broader range of sentiments and styles than you're likely to find at any other seasonal concert.
Dec 07-16 2018
The multi award-winning, international sensation blows back into the Great White North just in time for the holidays! Returning to Toronto for the first time in two decades, the scruffy, disarming troupe of clowns will take audiences on a spellbinding adventure, unleashing full-throttle madness amidst enchanting, contemplative moments, before roaring to its legendary finish. For more than 25 years, millions of audiences around the globe have rediscovered a sense of childlike amazement through the spontaneous and magical antics of this timeless & dazzling spectacle.
Dec 07-16 2018
Returning to Toronto for the first time in two decades, the scruffy, disarming troupe of clowns will take audiences on a spellbinding adventure, unleashing full-throttle madness amidst enchanting, contemplative moments, before roaring to its legendary finish.
Nov 07 - Dec 16 2018
“Whatcha doin’, Marshall McLuhan?” That’s what the world wanted to know back in the 1960s, when Canada’s internationally renowned professor-turned-prophet started to sound the alarm on the effects of technology on the human body and spirit. But after a lifetime of warning us all about the hazards of modern life, McLuhan suffered a stroke that robbed him of his ability to speak. What it couldn’t do, though, was stop this deeply religious man from trying to finish his magnum opus: a last desperate attempt to save our souls — and his own.
from Dec 28 2018 to Jan 02 2019
Die Fledermaus is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner (de) and Richard Genée. “Champagne’s delicious bubbles” set the stage for the Waltz King’s greatest hit.
from Nov 28 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
from Nov 20 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with colour and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. 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, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
from Dec 11 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Through a unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music, and acrobatics, Réversible is dedicated to a generation who forged the world that we live in today and whose stories might hold the key to a better tomorrow. Be prepared for moments of pure grace, yielding to rushes of adrenalin, as a cast of multi-talented performers travel through time and space. It will give you goose bumps!
Jan 19 2019 (Saturday)
This Is That Live – Hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring offer audiences a brand new version of their hit touring live show for the 2019 season. The show is in two acts: the first half is a mix of the duo performing new and fan-favourite material from their award-winning radio show. In the second half, they turn the writing responsibilities over to the audience and improvise brand new stories on the spot.
Jan 04-27 2019
Journeying across the vast expanse of the Arctic, beset by treacherous creatures wreaking havoc on his world, Kiviuq gathers strength from his ancestors and spirit guides as he defends his people and fights his way home. Music, drumming, dance, and storytelling combine in this thrillingly modern evocation of the legendary figure of Kiviuq: hero, seeker, wanderer. An Inuit Odyssey, performed in Inuktitut with English surtitles.
Jan 13-27 2019
Vice becomes virtue in Molière's timeless satire of religious hypocrisy - or is it the other way around? Falling under the spell of sly con artist Tartuffe, wealthy bourgeois Orgon risks his estate and his family to harbour the pious-seeming vagabond; but when their guest finally reveals his true colours, the household is thrown into chaos. Chris Abraham’s production presents Molière's dark comedy through a contemporary lens, deftly exploring how truth becomes blurred in the quest for power.
Feb 01-02 2019
Heralded as America’s Cultural Ambassador to the World, the company comes to the Sony Centre to showcase the vision of Artistic Director Robert Battle with programming that embraces the tradition of such beloved classics as Revelations and extends the legacy in dynamic new directions.
Feb 07-10 2019
A journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Selina Thompson’s solo show is about grief, ancestry, home, forgetting and colonialism. It’s about being part of a diaspora.
Jan 29 - Feb 10 2019
Highlighting the unexpected moments of joy and wonder in the face of hardship and injustice, The Tashme Project chronicles the experiences of the Nisei, second generation Japanese Canadians. Now in their 70s and 80s, they were children during the Second World War and subjected to Canada’s strict internment laws. The unique memories they share of interment and post-War resettlement offer a crucial and little known glimpse into Canada’s shameful wartime past, while offering glimmers of hope for the future.
Jan 08 - Feb 10 2019
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “tons of fun” (HuffPost) and “comic gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!
Feb 06-16 2019
HOTEL is the story of a place and the travelers who come passing through it. A stopover where lives intersect, collide and juxtapose for a brief time to generate tales and memories. Acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music, will draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. Avant-garde stage design, inspired by the elegance of the great hotels, will carry the narrative. All that remains is to enter through the lobby door and get swept away by the grandeur and poetry of HOTEL.
Feb 21-22 2019
Experience the return of the multi-Academy Award® winning 1984 motion picture, Amadeus on a vast HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by a full orchestra and choir.
Feb 22 2019 (Friday)
Hailed by The Guardian as “a style-bending star,” South Korean vocalist Youn Sun Nah has a truly distinct story and a wholly innovative approach to music. Her refreshingly rich voice, which All About Jazz describes as “dramatic, sensual, and bluesy,” is a reflection of her varied musical background.
Feb 21-24 2019
Choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music, and sophisticated design elements from artists working with pigment, projection, and light. Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, both members of Grammy Award-winning rock band Arcade Fire, are joined on stage by seven extraordinary dancers in a work that explores and illuminates shifting identities, betrayals, secrets, and intimacies played out in the dark.
Feb 05-24 2019
Wild rice sparks a battle royal between a native farmer and a white cottager, whose increasingly bitter dispute becomes a microcosm for reconciliation. Told with warmth and humour, and encompassing issues of community, respect and ownership, Cottagers & Indians is a tale for our times – and a food fight for the ages.
Feb 21-24 2019
Pour is a work that explores the vulnerability and strength of women, uncovering the layers of pain we absorb in our bodies as a result of societies that do not support them.
Feb 21-24 2019
An original musical by the prolific writing duo, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (responsible for the films The Commitments and Across The Universe, and the TV programme The Tracey Ullman Show), Jukebox Hero is a coming-of-age saga written to the music of FOREIGNER. This new Canadian production will be directed by Randy Johnson (the playwright and director of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin), with musical staging and choreography by Tracey Flye (resident director of the Toronto productions of We Will Rock You and Once) and musical direction by Mark Camilleri (musical director for the the Toronto engagement of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax).
Feb 09 - Mar 03 2019
In 1993, in front of the world’s press, the leaders of Israel and Palestine shook hands on the lawn of the White House. Few watching would have guessed that the negotiations leading up to this iconic moment started secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo. Inspired by the true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords, Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas, a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. At this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "Oslo gives us hope" (Daily News).
Mar 03 2019 (Sunday)
We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again caused a sensation and Novello’s great musical ran for more than one thousand performances.
Mar 03 2019 (Sunday)
Holly Cole is a pre-eminent interpretative singer working between the poles of jazz and pop. Her unique interpretations are applauded as being highly musical, intensely original, sophisticated, witty and sexy.
Feb 28 - Mar 17 2019
As the prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd flees through the Rockies to escape the clutches of the RCMP. On his riveting journey westward to the Pacific, Floyd looks back on his childhood, meets some unlikely companions, and undergoes a startling transformation. A love letter to nature and critique of the devastating consequences of industrial expansion, Bears is a wild multi-disciplinary adventure.
Mar 16-17 2019
Sigma is a spectacular new cross art-form production in collaboration with Gandini Juggling and dazzling Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Seeta Patel. The production showcases exuberant rhythms, patterns and colours, celebrating the dialogue between the worlds of juggling, music and classical Indian dance.
Mar 21 2019 (Thursday)
The ever popular Kodo returns to Toronto after four years with a new show "Evolution". The drummers are noted for their strength, endurance and discipline in addition to the immaculate and virtuoso taiko drumming.
Feb 09 - Mar 24 2019
Set in the shipbuilding community in Tyne and Wear, UK, The Last Ship tells the story of a young man who returns home after seventeen years at sea. The tensions between past and future flare in both his family and his town. He finds that the local shipyard, around which the community has always revolved, is closing and no one knows what will come next, only that a half-built ship towers over the terraces of working-class homes. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as the foreman and his wife fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm.
Mar 29-30 2019
Ballet BC presents a diverse repertoire of Canadian and international work from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and is a hotbed for the creation and performance of new works. Since 2009, they have developed a repertoire of more than 45 new works by acclaimed Canadian and international choreographers including William Forsythe, Cayetano Soto, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite and Aszure Barton among many others.
Feb 20 - Mar 31 2019
Cape Bretoner Dougie hasn’t seen his best childhood pal Allan in twenty-five years, so it’s no surprise that their reunion is a boisterous night of memories, laughter, drinking and dancing. But as evening becomes day, as the smiles begin to fade and the bottles sit empty, the old friends revisit other memories, uncomfortable ones that force them to confront the realities of who — and what — they really are.
Mar 30-31 2019
Featuring Elizabeth DeGrazia, Marion Newman, and Theodore Baerg. Condemned by the Nazis, this masterwork’s acerbic politics and satirical themes merge with humanity’s search for happiness.
Apr 05 2019 (Friday)
Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the stage in 2019 with its most ambitious and best production yet, a very special 40th Anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, The Wall.