Performing Arts and Live Theatre in Toronto

ballet_gala_1600bA list of  most of the performing arts events happening in Toronto & GTA in January, 2017.

Please verify all information from official websites.
Contents:




i. Ballets, Musicals, Dance & Opera;
ii All Other Live Theatre Genres

1. DANCE / OPERA / MUSICAL

Avenue Q The Musical

WINNER! BEST MUSICAL! AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone’s looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a “purpose.” Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that “the real world” isn’t so bad, after all!! Details

When: December 1 – January 29, 2017
Where: Lower Ossington Theatre – Stage #1 100A Ossington Avenue, Toronto
How much: $49.99 – $69.99

Sister Act

Based on the hit film, SISTER ACT tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!! Details

When: December 1 – January 29, 2017
Where: Lower Ossington Theatre – Stage #1 100A Ossington Avenue, Toronto
How much: $49.99 & up

The Secret Garden

Podium Concert Productions (Peter da Costa and Mark Camilleri) proudly presents the Tony Award®-winning musical THE SECRET GARDEN, in concert for three performances only at the newly renovated and acoustically enhanced Trinity-St. Paul Centre/Jeanne Lamon Hall, with a world-class orchestra, hand-picked and led by Mark Camilleri, on stage with Canada’s brightest stars of stage and musical theatre. Details

When: January 13 – 15, 2017
Where: Trinity-St. Paul Centre, 427 Bloor Street West (at Spadina Avenue), Toronto
How much: $39-$79

Batsheva: Decadance

Helmed by the dynamic and talented choreographer, Ohad Naharin, Batsheva Dance Company has been critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the foremost contemporary dance companies in the world. Naharin’s compelling choreographic craft and inventive, supremely textured movement vocabulary, have propelled the company into a new era with his adventurous curatorial vision and distinctive choreographic voice. Details

When: Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Where: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East, Toronto
How much: $55 – $145 + charges

Shen Yun Performing Arts

Every year, Shen Yun Performing Arts unveils an entirely new program. Through the universal language of dance and music, Shen Yun weaves a tapestry of heavenly realms and enchanting scenes, from ancient legends of valour to modern-day heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. Its stunning beauty and energy will leave you uplifted and inspired. Details

When: January 18, 2017 – Sunday, January 22, 2017
Where: Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga
How much:$90.00 – $150.00

THE MAGIC FLUTE

The depth of Mozart’s genius is evidenced by his last opera, The Magic Flute. A child-like fantasy is paired with the master’s most stunningly beautiful music. From the spectacular fireworks of the Queen of the Night, to Pamina’s anguished lament, and Papageno and Papagena’s comic antics, Mozart’s profound understanding of the human condition is given voice. Details

When: January 19 to February 24, 2017

Where: Four Seasons Centre, Toronto

How much: $25 – $220

Dance Ontario’s Dance Weekend

26 fabulous companies PLUS world premieres from Ryan Lee and Alyssa Martin of Rock Bottom Movement. Details

When: Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 22, 2017

Where: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, Toronto

How much: Admission By $10 Min Donation

Blood Brothers




Blood Brothers, the hit musical, tells the captivating tale of twin boys, separated at birth only to be reunited as friends – but with fateful consequences. Mrs. Johnstone is deserted by her husband and left to provide for seven hungry children with one more on the way. She takes a job as a housekeeper in order to make ends meet but soon finds out that the one coming is actually two. Twins. Scared that child services will take away her children, Johnstone enters into a secret pact with Mrs. Lyons, her employer, to take one of the boys, an act which allows her to at least see the boy every day while at work but which, sadly, seals the twins’ tragic destiny. The score includes A Bright New Day, Marilyn Monroe and the emotionally charged hit Tell Me It’s Not True.Details

When: January 27 – 29, 2017

Where: Studio Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, Toronto
How much: Adults $30.00
Student/Senior/Arts Worker  $27.00

Stomp

STOMP is explosive, inventive, provocative, witty, and utterly unique—an unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered armfuls of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. The eight-member troupe uses everything but conventional percussion instruments – matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters, hubcaps – to fill the stage with magnificent rhythms. Details

When: January 31 – February 5, 2017
Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street, Toronto
How much: $25 – $99

GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG

Deceit, betrayal, and revenge—assisted by magic potions—drive the drama in this final instalment of Wagner’s Ring and Siegfried’s journey. Ultimately, the worlds of both men and gods are destroyed to rise again in an unforgettable affirmation of rebirth and renewal. Details

When: February 2 – 25, 2017

Where: Four Seasons Centre, Toronto

How much: $25 – $220

Cinderella

The State Ballet Theatre of Russia performs the enchanting story of wishes that really do come true. Set to the music of S. Prokofiev and inspired by the timeless fairy tale, Cinderella is one of the most magical and hopeful of the storybook ballets. This full-scale production is choreographed by Vladimir Vasiliev, former Principal Dancer with the Bolshoi Theatre Ballet and “The Best Male Dancer of the 20th Century”. Details

When: Saturday, February 4, 2017 | 03:00 PM
Where: Hammerson Hall, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga
How much: $55.00 – $90.00

Canada All Star Ballet Gala

The Canada All Star Ballet Gala, the first of its kind celebration of Classical Ballet Masterpieces, performed by the world’s most accomplished artists from The National Ballet of Canada, Royal Ballet of London, Paris Opera Ballet, Rome Opera Ballet, American Ballet Theater, The Bolshoi, Royal Danish Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Details

When: Saturday, February 11, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Where: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts & 1 Front St. E., Toronto
How much: $65 – $175

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Two con men, a beautiful woman and the elite of the French Riviera collide in this sexy and irreverent farce. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief. This hysterical comedy features a delightfully jazzy score by David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and was nominated for a staggering 11 TONY Awards (2004). Details

When: February 9 – 25, 2017
Where: Theatre Scarborough, 3600 Kingston Rd, Scarborough
How much: $20 – $27

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

For this Toronto engagement, THE TROCKS repertoire will include one of the company’s signature works, Le Lac Des Cygnes (Swan Lake, Act II); the world-infamous Dying Swan scene; the great 19th century Russian classic Don Quixote; the rarely performed La Esmeralda, based on the Victor Hugo novel Notre-Dame de Paris; and one surprise piece to be announced at each performance. Details

When: February 10 – 11, 2017
Where: Winter Garden Theatre – 189 Yonge St., Toronto
How much: $35 – $150

The Bodyguard

A ‘BRILLIANT!’ (The Times), breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a whole host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, Greatest Love Of All, Million Dollar Bill, I Wanna Dance With Somebody and one of the greatest hit songs of all time – I Will Always Love You. Details

When: February 11 to April 9, 2017

Where: Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street, Toronto
How much: $38 – $175

Saturday Night Fever

Grab your bell-bottoms and take a trip back in time with “Saturday Night Fever.” Based on the 1977 hit film, Saturday Night Fever follows Brooklyn teen, Tony Manero, in his attempt to escape his tribulations by spending weekends at the local discotheque. Watch as Tony tries to win the admiration of the crowd as well as his heartthrob, Stephanie Mangano, with his electric moves. Featuring your favorite Bee Gees songs from the movie such as “Stayin’ Alive” and “More Than a Woman,” Saturday Night Fever is a nostalgic classic that will have you dancing in the aisle.Details

WhenFebruary 7 to February 12, 2017

Where: Princess of Wales Theatre – 300 King St W, Toronto
How much: $25 – $150

Cabaret

Come hear some of the most memorable songs in theatre history, including Cabaret, Willkommen and Maybe This Time. Leave your troubles outside—life is beautiful at CABARET, JOHN KANDER, FRED EBB and JOE MASTEROFF’s Tony®-winning musical about following your heart while the world loses its way. Details

When: February 14 to February 19, 2017

Where: Princess of Wales Theatre – 300 King St W, Toronto
How much: $38 – $139 + charges

The Book of Mormon

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. Details

When: February 28 to April 16, 2017

Where: Princess of Wales Theatre – 300 King St W, Toronto
How much: $49 – $200 + charges

2. All Other Genres

Come What Mayhem!

The Second City is proud to present it’s latest comedy revue! Join us as our mainstage cast cleverly skewers every inch of the 2016 news cycle, sure to make you laugh, cry and laugh again.  Details

When: August 29, 2016 – February 5, 2017

Where: Second City, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto
How much: $25 & up

Potted Potter

PLAYING TO SOLD OUT HOUSES all over the world, the Olivier Award nominated POTTED POTTER – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into seventy hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a horcrux and a Hufflepuff, POTTED POTTER will make you roar with laughter. Details

When: December 15 to January 15, 2017

Where: Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street, Toronto
How much: $29.95 – 99.95

Sequence




Do you believe in luck? A man successfully bets double or nothing on the Super Bowl coin toss for twenty years in a row. A professor races the clock on a ground-breaking discovery to cure the disease that is causing her own progressive blindness. Two fascinating stories intertwine like DNA, examining the interplay between science and faith, probability and luck. An ophthalmologist by day, Arun Lakra is also a playwright, screenwriter and songwriter. Sequence – his first and only play to date – received the 2013 Betty Mitchell Award for Outstanding New Play when it was debuted by the theatre company Downstage and a Calgary Theatre Critics’ Award for Best New Script. Details

When: January 3 – February 12, 2017

Where: Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
How much: $28-$60

Infinity

How does a new Theory of Time change everything we know about ourselves? Three brilliant minds – a musician, a mathematician, and a theoretical physicist – smash together like colliding particles in an accelerator. Together they learn that love and time are connected in ways they couldn’t have imagined. Infinity is a shocking, funny and revelatory play about love, sex and math by Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Hannah Moscovitch, developed with Volcano Theatre. Details

When: January 4 – January 29, 2017

Where: Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
How much: $28-$60

Next Stage Theatre Festival

Toronto Fringe started the Next Stage Theatre Festival 10 years ago to give indie artists an opportunity to take their work to the next level. In just 10 years, NSTF shows have received 25 Dora Mavor Moore nominations!  Artists from the festival have gone on to become major players in Canada’s cultural scene, bringing the indie spirit with them. Details

When: January 4 – 15, 2017

Where: Factory Theatre – 125 Bathurst St, Toronto,
How much: $10 – $15

The Magic Hour

The Magic Hour is a solo performance that uses magic to explore trauma and transformation, asking us to consider who we are beyond the stories we tell about our lives. The work presses the boundaries of what is deemed public and private, hidden and revealed, to make visible what is not seen. Details

When: January 10–21, 2017

Where: The Theatre Centre, The Franco Boni Theatre, 1115 Queen Street West
How much: $17 –  $30

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!

After thirteen years of marriage, Annablle and Jeff have found, “We’re just not that into us.” A real life love story – zany, hectic and uproariously funny! Whether you have been married forever, thinking about marriage, or still looking for the “perfect” relationship, you will laugh at the hilarious, romantic rollercoaster ride towards Happily Ever After, which proves there is hope & happiness for even the most incompatible of lovers, husbands & wives. Annabelle and Jeff’s unforgiveably raw and entertaining story is sure to strike both laughter and terror in the hearts of all couples. Details

When: January 11 – 14, 2017

Where: Oakville Centre, Willson Auditorium, 140 Navy St, Oakville

How much: $25 – $30

The Drawer Boy

How far would you go to hide the truth of a painful past? Canadian playwright Michael Healey asks this question in a beautiful, captivating, play which was the recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Best Drama. Sent to visit a rural Ontario home to research farm life, Miles soon discovers that not everything is as it seems at the quiet farm of Morgan and Angus. As Miles learns more about Angus and Morgan, their quiet life on the farm soon becomes threatened by a past that is too painful to remember, but is impossible to forget. Based on the landmark event that created the documentary play, The Farm Show. Details

When: January 13 – 22, 2017

Where: Theatre Scarborough,  3600 Kingston Rd, Scarborough

How much: $22

Cake Walk

Canada Day cakes disappear; an archaeologist uncovers a hidden treasure; a nun considers renouncing her vows; a bride and her mom fight a custody battle for the wedding cake. A gentle comedy about life in a small Ontario town on July 1. Details

When: January 13 to February 4, 2017

Where: Village Players Theatre, 2190E Bloor Street West, Toronto
How much: 20 -$24

Alien Creature




Gwendolyn MacEwen was, to many, a mesmerizing presence. Publishing twenty books, she was one of the most celebrated Canadian poets of her day. Then in 1987, at the age of forty-six, she was dead many suspected suicide. In Linda Griffiths play, the spirit of MacEwen returns to a modern world one night, bringing a prophetic warning: There has been a death of poetry, of imagination. The city will pay. The world will pay. Then she laughs, opens her hands, pulling brilliant scarves from the air. On this night, MacEwen is torn apart and made invincible by her magic. Revealed as addict, lover, poet, and magician, Gwendolyn MacEwen rises to inspire and incite us. Details

When: January 14 – February 5, 2017

Where: Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto
How much: $17 – $33

The Ugly Duckthing

We’ve re-imagined the Hans Christian Andersen story about fitting in to be about accepting the great uniqueness of who you are. In this world all the creatures are helpful and caring and teach the Duckthing to be proud of the things that make it special. Also, family and belonging can take a lot of different forms. Duckthing uses puppetry and music to feature the web-footed, feathered and fuzzy and tell us a very silly story about important things like love, acceptance, adoption . . . and toots . . .. Details

When: January 14 – February 5, 2017

Where: Solar Stage Children’s Theatre – 100 Upper Madison Avenue, Toronto
How much: $17 + HST per person.

UNHOLY

Should women abandon religion?” Four female panelists face-off in a wild, whip-smart public debate about religion and misogyny. With opinions flying from a feminist Muslim, an Orthodox Jewish spiritual leader, an excommunicated nun and a lesbian atheist pundit, Unholy delivers a hilarious, no-holds-barred look at contemporary women in organized religion. Details

When: January 15 – 29, 2017

Where: Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St, Toronto

How much: $25 – $35

The Winter’s Tale & Measure for Measure

By Groundling Theatre. Winter’s Tale: One of the most psychologically engaging romances in the English language, this intimate chamber production of THE WINTER’S TALE is directed by Graham Abbey, founder and artistic director of Groundling Theatre Company. Measure for Measure is one of Shakespeare’s darker comedies thought to have been written at the height of his career just before a string of classic tragedies which include Othello, King Lear and Macbeth.  Details

When: January 17 to February 19, 2017

Where: Winter Garden Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
How much: $29 – $79 + charges

The Audience

THE AUDIENCE takes theatregoers behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II as she meets with each of her Prime Ministers through her 60 year reign, from when she was a young mother to now as a Great Grandmother. From the old warrior Winston Churchill, to the Iron Lady Margaret Thatcher, through the charm offensive of Tony Blair right up to today’s meetings with the current incumbent David Cameron, the Queen advises her Prime Ministers on all matters both public and personal. Details

When: January 17 to February 26, 2017

Where: Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street West, Toronto

How much: $35 – $119

Empire of the Son

Factory is proud to present the Toronto premiere of EMPIRE OF THE SON, the exhilaratingly original multimedia one-man show by actor, comedian, writer and former CBC radio broadcaster Tetsuro Shigematsu. From the ashes of Hiroshima to swinging 1960s London, EMPIRE OF THE SON tells the dynamic story of Shigematsu and his emotionally distant and stoic father, Akira, also a former public broadcaster. A compelling father and son story, EMPIRE OF THE SON is also the story of three generations of a Japanese family separated by language, culture and history. Details

When: January 18 – 29, 2017

Where: Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst Street, Toronto
How much: $25-$35

Much Ado About Nothing

In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio’s commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice — a tough task indeed, considering their corresponding distaste for love and each other. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. Details

When: January 19 – 28, 2017

Where: Theatre Aurora – 150 Henderson Drive – Aurora,
How much: $25

THE GUT GIRLS

Surprisingly funny and hard-hitting, this beautifully written piece follows the fortunes of the brash and proud working-class gut girls. When the gutting sheds are shut and their way of life disappears, the girls must try and find a place in the new world order of late Victorian London.Details

When: January 20 – February 4, 2017

Where: Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto
How much: 15-$25

The Last Wife

War is on the horizon – in France and in the home of Henry VIII and his new wife Katherine Parr. Sex, violence and women’s rights shape a humorous and powerful contemporary take on the tumultuous relationship that sculpted a dynasty. Details

When: January 24 to February 12, 2017

Where: Young Centre for Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane
Distillery Historic District, Toronto
How much: $32  & up

Liv Stein




Music is the only thing that matters in the life of celebrated concert pianist Liv Stein. When her son Henri dies, she gives it all up – the piano, her career, her marriage, herself. But the unexpected visit of a young promising piano student claiming to have shared Henri’s last couple of years forces Liv to face past demons she is trying to forget. A mysterious pact is made that seems to reawaken Liv’s will to live… Canadian Stage Artistic and General Director Matthew Jocelyn directs this suspenseful and exquisitely crafted drama by one of the most prodigious young voices in new German theatre.’ Details

When: January 24 to February 12, 2017

Where: Bluma Appel Theatre, Toronto
How much: $35 – $99

THE BIG ‘WHAT NOW?’

Sandra is one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. She came into her own in 1987 with the first performance of My Boyfriend’s Back and There’s Gonna Be Laundry, at the Edmonton Fringe. The show was a smash success and went on to tour across Canada. Sandra Shamas, writer and performer, is marking her 30th anniversary with her seventh show in the series of her life, THE BIG ‘WHAT NOW?’ Details

When: January 25 to February 4, 2017

Where: Fleck Dance Theatre, Queens Quay Terminal Building, Harbourfront Centre
207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
How much: $45 & $55

Jeff Dunham: Perfectly Unbalanced

Jeff Dunham is a global entertainment phenomenon with more than 45 years on stage and countless performances, making him one the world’s most recognizable and inventive entertainers. Jeff’s fascination with ventriloquism began at age eight when his parents gave him a toy Mortimer Snerd dummy, and by ten he was performing anywhere he could find an audience.Details

When: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Where: Air Canada Centre – 50 Bay Street, Suite 500, Toronto
How much: $44.5 – $58

Métis Mutt

Métis Mutt is a comedic, heartbreaking and unpredictable performance piece that recounts the journey of a young Métis man finding his way out of a destructive cycle. In a performance the Edmonton Journal calls “intelligent and consistently inventive,” Elter expertly switches between storytelling, stand-up comedy, music and multi-character vignettes to expose the impact of family dysfunction, internalized racism and spiritual growth.Details

When: January 26 – February 5, 2017

Where: Native Earth Performing Arts, Toronto
How much: 15-$25

Louis C.K.

C.K. has won a 2012 Peabody Award and six Emmy awards, as well as numerous awards for The Chris Rock Show, Louie, and his stand-up specials Live at the Beacon Theater (2011) and Oh My God (2013). He has won the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album twice. Rolling Stone ranked C.K.’s stand-up special Shameless number three on their “Divine Comedy: 25 Best Stand-Up Specials and Movies of All Time” list.Details

When: Thursday, January 26, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Where: Air Canada Centre – 50 Bay Street, Suite 500, Toronto
How much: $25 – $65

A Man for All Seasons

This classic play is based on the true story of Sir Thomas More, the 16th-century Chancellor of England, who refused to endorse King Henry VIII’s wish to divorce his wife Catherine of Aragon, who did not bear him a son, so that he could marry Anne Boleyn, the sister of his former mistress. The play portrays More as a man of principle, envied by rivals such as Thomas Cromwell and loved by the common people and by his family.  Details

When: February 2 – 18, 2017

Where: Oshawa Little Theatre, 62 Russett Avenue, Oshawa
How much: $25

How Black Mothers Say I Love You by Trey Anthony

A devastating diagnosis brings Daphne’s estranged daughters home where they are forced to reflect on a traumatic six year separation in their past, and on their individual quests for love, reconciliation and forgiveness. HOW BLACK MOTHERS SAY I LOVE YOU, Trey Anthony’s most deeply personal and thought provoking play yet, is a poignant and frequently hilarious examination of the desire for truth and understanding after Caribbean mothers are seemingly left with no choice but to leave their children and seek better lives for their families abroad.Details

When: February 4 – March 5, 2017

Where: Factory Mainspace, 125 Bathurst, Toronto
How much: $25-$55

Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts

Superior Donuts takes place in the historic Uptown neighborhood of Chicago, where Arthur Przybyszewski runs the donut shop that has been in his family for sixty years. Franco Wicks, a young black man and Arthur’s only employee, wants to modernize the shop, while Arthur is more content to spend the day smoking weed and reminiscing about his Polish immigrant father.Details

When: February 05 – 26, 2017

Where: The Coal Mine – 798 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
How much: $25-$35

KIM’S CONVENIENCE

Soulpepper Academy alumnus Ins Choi’s hilarious and touching play set in a Regent Park Korean convenience store has been winning over audiences from coast to coast. The journey of a fractured but loving family confronting the future and forgiving the past is a Toronto classic in the making. Details

When: February 8 – 25, 2017

Where: Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto
How much: $32 & up

In On It




An intricate story about a dying man trying to make plans for the end, a pair of lovers trying to make it work, and two men trying to write a play. The world of In On It takes place in three distinct realities that intersect and intertwine with each other, with each storyline revealing new details about the one event that shaped and connected each of the storylines. In On It is a quest to find meaning in a world that often seems meaningless. In On It was written by Canadian Theatre Icon Daniel MacIvor, who has won the Governor Generals Award for Drama and the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre. Details

When: February 8 – 12, 2017

Where: Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto
How much: $17 – $22

Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker is an international award-winning actor and comedian best known for playing the role of Detective James Carter in the Rush Hour film series. Details

When: Friday, February 10, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Where: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts & 1 Front St. E., Toronto
How much: $42.89 – $72.89

My Night With Reg

Kevin Elyot’s Olivier Award-winning comedy, MY NIGHT WITH REG, has been hailed by critics and audiences alike, confirming its status as a classic of modern British theatre. At Guy’s London flat, old friends and new gather to party through the night. This is the summer of 1985, and for Guy and his circle the world is about to change forever. Deliciously funny and bittersweet, MY NIGHT WITH REG perfectly captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself.Details

When: February 10 – 26, 2017

Where: Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street, Toronto

How much: $39 – $92

Peace River Country

Inspired by the real-life story of Reverend Weibo Ludwig and his decades-long battle with the Alberta oil and gas industry, Peace River Country follows the lives of a close-knit traditional family as their land, health and way of life becomes increasingly threatened by mega-corporations and big government. How does a traditional Christian family living off the land in rural Alberta gain a national reputation as violent eco-terrorists? This fictional account of real-life events is a timely look at the ties of love and loyalty that bind a community.Details

When: February 14 – March 26, 2017

Where: Tarragon Theatre’s Extraspace, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
How much: $28-$60

Five Faces for Evelyn Frost

Five friends vie to increase their online status by revealing their innermost secrets on the Internet – but at what cost? In this historic collaboration between Canadian Stage and Théâtre français de Toronto we are taken to the deepest and darkest corners of virtual reality and the incisive imagination of virtuoso Quebec auteur Guillaume Corbeil. With performances in both English and French, this electrifying multimedia production features five bilingual performers propelled by the pulse of today’s social media.  Details

When: February 14 – March 5 (in English)
March 21 – 25 (in French with English supertitles)

Where: Berkeley Street Downstairs Theatre, Toronto
How much: $35 – $69

Rhubarb Festival

Canada’s longest-running new works festival returns for a 38th year. Rhubarb transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists exploring new possibilities in theatre, dance, music, and performance art. Rhubarb is the place to see the most adventurous ideas in performance and to catch your favourite artists venturing into uncharted territory.  Details

When: February 15 – 26, 2017

Where: Buddies in Bad Times, Toronto
How much: Varies

John & Waleed

John & Waleed is the true story of two men, one from Kitchener in Southern Ontario and one from Khartoum in the Sudan. Created and performed by world-class musicians, John Millard (Dora Nominated) and Waleed Abdulhamid (New Pioneer Award), the show explores how their musical traditions from the opposite ends of the earth reveal more likeness between their two worlds than differences. Involving projection design, and original, spiritual and folk music, this documentary-style concert/storytelling hybrid is a multidisciplinary journey down a path of exploration, cultural philosophy, and ultimately kinship. Details

When: February 16 – March 5, 2017

Where: Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto
How much: $17 – $38

Jerry Seinfeld

Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere.Details

When: February 17 – April 18, 2017

Where: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts & 1 Front St. E., Toronto
How much: $82.39 – $128.39

Of Human Bondage

Soulpepper’s acclaimed production returns! Of Human Bondage is an epic tale of obsession, lust, and the pursuit of beauty, commissioned by Soulpepper and adapted for the stage by Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen. Details

When: February 23 – March 11, 2017

Where: Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto
How much: $32 & up

The Millennial Malcontent

Moxy is married and seething, fed up with the constraints of domesticity, and longing for some action. Meanwhile, her long-suffering husband Johnny has decided that enough is enough and contemplates having an affair with Faith, a secret admirer. Add to the mix a vain YouTube star, his Québécois cousin, a lesbian party girl, a music blogger and a PhD student and the stage is set for a raucous exploration of the social posing, sexual frankness and the emotional minefield of the Millennial generation.Details

When: February 28 – April 9, 2017

Where: Tarragon Theatre’s Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
How much: $28-$60

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    1. patricia dignan

      is kinky boots at the centre for performing arts june 16th or not?

      March 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        Until May 15th (as of now!) at Royal Alexandra Theatre.

        March 2, 2016 at 5:48 PM
    2. Lisa

      Oraltorio got an amazing review/ interview on CBC radio on May 10. What was the point of this unless the run will be extended!?

      May 11, 2016 at 7:36 PM
    3. Just Saying

      This page has problems with titles and descriptions – repeated descriptions under different titles (in September 2016 anyway)

      September 21, 2016 at 10:29 PM

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