Performing Arts and Live Theatre in Toronto

A list of  most of the performing arts events happening in Toronto & GTA during May last weekend and June, 2017.

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Everything Is Great Again

Trump is in the White House and O'Leary is on the rise. Are we reaching the era of peak a$$hole? We're still trying to figure this all out, but we know laughing helps! The Second City has created a deliriously funny show to help you forget that the world is ... More Details
When:

Tuesday to Sunday until July 2017

Where:

Second City, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto
How much:

$26-$50




The Second City’s House Co. Presents!

A new hilarious show every Friday at 8:00PM (excludes April 14th), featuring the Second City's House Ensemble! See some of comedy's most talented up-and-comers perform sketch and improv comedy in The John Candy Box Theatre. Featuring: Lance Byrd, Oliver Georgiou, Sheri Godda, Natalie Metcalfe, Jessica Perkins, Brittany Charlotte Smith, Jonathan ... More Details
When:

Every Friday  - March 24 to June 30, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Excludes April 14th

Where:

Second City Theatre, 3rd Floor, 99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
How much:

$8

Canada: The Thinking Man’s America

Join The Second City Touring Company for a comedic look at Canada’s 150th birthday! With sketches created and performed by Canada’s greatest comedic talents, laugh along at explorations of Canadian cliches and our... complicated relationship with our southern neighbours. We’re not too polite to brag about it: this will be ... More Details
When:

April 3 to October 23, 2017
Every Monday and select Fridays | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where:

The Second City Toronto, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto
How much:

$20-$30

Midsummer

By David Greig and Gordon McIntyre Midsummer's weekend in Edinburgh. It's raining. Bob's a failing car salesman on the fringes of the city's underworld. Helena's a high-powered divorce lawyer with a taste for other people's husbands. She's totally out of his league; he's not her type at all. They absolutely ... More Details
When:

April 18 - May 28, 2017 (Opens April 26, 2017)

Where:

30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$15 & up

Strictly Ballroom The Musical

From the award winning visionary Baz Luhrmann, creator of Moulin Rouge, Romeo & Juliet and The Great Gatsby, comes STRICTLY BALLROOM, a brand new musical for the stage inspired by his classic film. STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring story of Scott Hastings, a championship ballroom dancer who defies all ... More Details
When:

April 26 to June 25, 2017
Where:

Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St W, Toronto
How much:

$38 to $139

for colored girls…

Through music, poetry and dance, seven women weave their stories of love, heartache, violence and joy into a powerful mosaic of the experiences of African-American women. This seminal work celebrates the power of reclaiming one’s voice ... More Details
When:

May 5 to June 3, 2017

Where:

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Tank House Lane, Toronto
How much:

$32.00–$89.0

The Boy in the Moon

Based on Ian Brown's candid and moving memoir of raising his son Walker, The Boy in the Moon captures the difficult but joyous journey of a couple raising an extremely disabled child. First presented in 2014 in Ottawa by the Great Canadian Theatre Company, the text of the play draws ... More Details
When:

May 9 - May 27, 2017
Where:

Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$20-$40

Onegin – A New Canadian Musical

A thrilling, contemporary adaptation of Pushkin’s timeless poem and Tchaikovsky’s renowned opera, Onegin features a high-energy musical score to tell a sweeping tale of unrequited love, infatuation, and intrigue.  When the young and innocent Tatyana falls in love with the self-obsessed aristocrat Onegin, he firmly rejects her, arousing passionate love letters, noble duels and second ... More Details
When:

May 13 to June 4th, 2017

Where:

The Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto
How much:

$30 to $59




Orson Whales Presents: Herman Vaudeville!

Orson Whales Presents: Herman Vaudeville! The home of big attractions! Another Talk-of-the-Town Show! Featuring: Definition Of Knowledge (slam poetry with talking and words) Flo & Joan (clever English musical comedy artists) Puppetmongers Theatre (exploring and advancing the theatrical possiblities of puppetry) Hosted (as always) by the debonair Prince Vaudeville III ... More Details
When:

May 14, 21, 28, 2017 | 09:30 PM

Where:

Bad Dog Comedy Theatre, Bloor Street West, Toronto
How much:

10-20

Disney’s The Little Mermaid

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the classic animated film, is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable ... More Details
When:

May 18, 19, 20, 21, 25,26, 27, 2017

Where:

Oshawa Little Theatre, Russett Avenue, Oshawa
How much:

$15 to $28

The Jazz Singer

A co-production with Dancap Productions Adapted by Richard Sabellico Directed by Robert McQueen This production tells the story of a son's struggle between his passion for a Broadway career, and his father's plans to have him follow in his footsteps as a cantor. This dynamic production features musical numbers by ... More Details
When:

May 23 to June 18, 2017

Where:

Greenwin Theatre, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto
How much:

$54.81 - $66.11

Tapestry Opera presents Oksana G.

Tapestry Opera, Canada’s leading contemporary opera company, presents its most ambitious work to date. Starring Ukrainian-Canadian soprano Natalya Gennadi, Oksana G. tells the wrenching story of a young Ukrainian woman lured into the world of sex trafficking by a recruiter who unexpectedly falls in love with her. When Oksana escapes ... More Details
When:

May 24 to 30, 2017 | 08:00 PM

Where:

Imperial Oil Opera Theatre, 227 Front Street East, Toronto
How much:

$50 - $175

GRACE MISSION: A New Musical

Synopsis: Grace Mission is a musical about seven Grade 12 students in their final year of high school. The guys have a band and want to enter a big music contest but need one more guy to compete. The girls want to be part of it but don't have the ... More Details
When:

May 27 to June 10, 2017

Where:

Various Venues - Hamilton, London, Strathroy
How much:

$17.00 - $20.00





The Really Real Adventures of Scott Free & Will Do

The Really Real Adventures of Scott Free & Will Do

THE REALLY REAL ADVENTURES OF SCOTT FREE AND WILL DO An original play by Kate Keenan & Lesley Halferty Music by Mike Gennaro with Arrangements by Ian Goodtimes Directed by Kate Keenan Choreography by Alison Lisa Featuring Jocelyn Adema, Wiley Ly, Lena Maripuu & Thomas Putman Scott Free and Will ... More Details
When:

May 27 - August 13, 2017

Where:

Solar Stage Children's Theatre, 100 Upper Madison Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$17

SiriusXM’s Top Comic competition

SiriusXM’s Top Comic competition is once again scanning the country in search of Canada’s best comedian. Auditions to select this year’s semi-finalists from amongst some of Canada’s best comedians will be held before a live audience and a panel of industry judges over three nights in Toronto. Who is it ... More Details
When:

May 29 to 31, 2017 | 08:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Where:

Various Venues, Toronto
How much:

$10

Blind Date

Created by Rebecca Northan Rebecca Northan’s hit show returns to the Tarragon after playing off-Broadway, in London’s West End, and across Canada, including a sold-out run here at Tarragon Theatre last September. When Mimi’s date for the evening fails to show up, she turns to the audience for someone brave ... More Details
When:

May 30 – June 25, 2017 (Opens Tuesday, May 30, 2017)

Where:

Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$28-$60

No Bombs on Mondays (Or, The Dandelion Queen)

n a war-torn city, a girl named Lucy is desperate to uncover the secret tactics of a violent rebel group. Her childhood friend Marcel grapples with the decision to turn her in. Amidst a backdrop of daily explosions and endless dread, two youths turn on each other, hungry for the ... More Details
When:

June 1 to 10, 2017 

Where:

The Collective Space, 221 Sterling Road, Unit 5, Toronto
How much:

$12 - $15

Toronto International Tap Dance Festival

Toffan Rhythm Projects presents the inaugural TORONTO INTERNATIONAL TAP DANCE FESTIVAL, presented in partnership with Harbourfront Centre! Over the decades, tap dancing has taken on many forms but it has never lost its focus on the musicality of dance. International headlining acts Heather Cornell and Ted Louis Levy represent opposite ... More Details
When:

June 2 to 4, 2017

Where:

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
How much:

Free - $85




The Glass Menagerie

Scarborough Theatre Guild presents The Glass Menagerie This is the story of Amanda Wingfield, who once was pretty and popular, but who now seeks happiness in her dreams and memories. And this is the story of her son, Tom, who looks to movies and alcohol for his hope for happiness ... More Details
When:

June 2 to June 17, 2017

Where:

Theatre Scarborough, 3600 Kingston Road, Toronto
How much:

$19 to $22

Perfect 10 Presents: Saturday At Comedy Bar

After selling out several shows in a row, and eight years of amazing stand up comedy! 'Saturday At Comedy Bar' is back on June 3rd for another great show. Don't miss out on Toronto's Best Comedians. Kate Davis [ Mike Bullard Show | Sudbury Comedy Festival ] . JJ Liberman ... More Details
When:

Saturday June 3, 2017 | 10:30 PM

Where:

Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto
How much:

$10 -$15

A Streetcar Named Desire

A Streetcar Named Desire A Ballet by John Neumeier One of the best-known and most canonical of American stage plays – and equally esteemed as a film – Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire is adapted for dance with daring and sensitivity by choreographer John Neumeier. In his 1983 ballet ... More Details
When:

June 3—10, 2017

Where:

The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto
How much:

$39 - $265

The Sound of Music

The Hills Are Alive! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to Toronto. The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy ... More Details
When:

June 6 to June 11, 2017

Where:

Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria Street, Toronto
How much:

$50 to $175

Showstopper! The Improvised Musical

Presented by James Seabright, Kevin McCollum, Corey Ross/Starvox Entertainment and Julius Green by arrangement with Suzanna Rosenthal for Showstopper Productions. A new musical is born at every performance of this incredible Olivier Award winning show, each created on the spot by the acclaimed musical comedians The Showstoppers. Audience suggestions are ... More Details
When:

June 7 to June 25, 2017 

Where:

Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge Street, Toronto
How much:

$25 - $79

Confederation Part I: Confederation & Riel

VideoCabaret spectacularly conjures the era of Confederation in four tragicomic one-act plays, presented in two parts. Confederation – John A. Macdonald masterminds the deal-making that leads to the fireworks on July 1, 1867. In a Montreal hotbed of anti-confederationists, Wilfrid Laurier meets Louis Riel. Riel – Macdonald plans to turn ... More Details
When:

June 9 to August 19, 2017

Where:

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Tank House Lane, Toronto
How much:

$25 to $60

The Wizard of Oz

Experience the beloved family tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home! This classic story has entertained audiences for generations, and now you can share the magic with your family! The well-known score includes all your favourite songs: Over the Rainbow, ... More Details
When:

Fridays to Sundays, June 9 to August 27, 2017

Where:

Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue Toronto
How much:

$54.99 - $64.99

Luminato

Featuring Canadian and international works that explore, celebrate and respond to Toronto’s diverse and multicultural make-up, the 11th annual festival opens with Tributaries, a free, large-scale celebration of Indigenous culture in David Pecaut Square June 14; two Canadian-made world premieres; international dance and music; a packed daily schedule of performances ... More Details
When:

June 14 to 25, 2017

Where:

Venues across the city, Toronto
How much:

Varies

Morro and Jasp in Stupefaction

This brand new show, by Toronto’s beloved Clown sisters, follows Morro and Jasp on a search for meaning as they interpret a series of strange happenings as signs from the divine. United in their awe, Morro and Jasp attempt to craft the rules of their new faith, but come up ... More Details
When:

June 14 - June 24, 2017

Where:

Streetcar Crowsnest, 345 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$20-$40

Swan Lake

By The National Ballet of Canada One of the supreme achievements of 19th century classicism, Swan Lake has remained, since its premiere in Moscow in 1877, one of the most enduringly fascinating, beloved and iconic ballets. For many it is simply the ne plus ultra of the classical ballet aesthetic ... More Details
When:

June 15—25, 2017

Where:

The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen Street West, Toronto
How much:

$39 - $265

Workin’ Moms Presents: Improv For A Cause

WORKIN' MOMS is thrilled to bring you another Improv for a Cause evening. The cast and crew of WORKIN' MOMS come together again to make fools of themselves for a great cause. All proceeds for this event will be donated to Nellies! Who is it for? adults HOW MUCH Tickets ... More Details
When:

Friday, June 16, 2017 | 08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where:

The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West, Toronto
How much:

$15

Odysseo by Cavalia

Cavalia is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows. The company, founded by Normand Latourelle, has an expertise in the equestrian and performing arts, and is known for making the most of cutting-edge technology, multimedia and special effects, which allows for the creation ... More Details
When:

June 22 to July 14, 2017

Where:

White Big Top next to the Hershey Centre, Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga
How much:

$39.50 to $119.50

Suffragette

By. Dr. Ethel Smyth Not many composers can claim that their work directly affected the rights and freedoms of millions of people. While Dame Ethel Smyth's name may not be known to many even within the classical music sphere, her contributions as an ardent supporter of the suffragette movement in ... More Details
When:

June 22-June 26, 2017

Where:

Theatre Passe Muraille, Ryerson Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$25 to $50

Breakin’ Convention

Breakin’ Convention is the world's biggest festival of hip hop dance theatre showcasing the very best from around the world and around the corner. Curated and hosted by UK hip hop pioneer Jonzi D, this is an awe inspiring weekend of exceptional performances from world champion b-boy and b-girl crews ... More Details
When:

June 23 & 24, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Where:

Sony Centre, 1 Front St E, Toronto
How much:

$20

Confederation Part II: Scandal & Rebellion

VideoCabaret spectacularly conjures the era of Confederation in four tragicomic one-act plays, presented in two parts. Scandal – Business barons compete to own the hottest technology – the railway lines – and Macdonald is caught trading contracts for donations. Member of Parliament Riel is prevented by fanatics from taking his ... More Details
When:

June 23 to August 19, 2017

Where:

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto
How much:

$25 & up

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

BEAUTIFUL — The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most ... More Details
When:

June 27 to September 3, 2017 

Where:

Ed Mirvish Theatre, Victoria Street, Toronto
How much:

$50 & up

Shakespeare in High Park

Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre event celebrates its 35th year with bold new takes on two Shakespeare classics. Get transported from the enchanted musical shores of Illyria, setting for the madcap comedy of mistaken identity Twelfth Night (or What You Will), to the divided kingdom of King Lear, one of the ... More Details
When:

June 29 - September 3, 2017
King Lear: Tue, Thu, Sat | 8:00 PM
Twelfth Night: Wed, Fri, Sun | 8:00 PM

Where:

High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto
How much:

PWYC

Vimy

A group of Canadian soldiers convalesce in a field hospital after facing the horrors of Vimy Ridge in this striking WWI drama from Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen. As the soldiers battle with their memories of the past, a young nurse from Nova Scotia tends to their wounds both ... More Details
When:

June 29 to August 5, 2017

Where:

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON, Canada
How much:

$32 & up

Deathtrap

Deathtrap

Scarborough Players Presents: Death Trap Famous Broadway thriller writer Sidney Bruhl used to have his audiences lined up around the block, but these days can only write box office flops. When the perfect thriller manuscript, the only copy in existence, arrives in the arms of one of his students, Sidney ... More Details
When:

June 30 to July 15, 2017

Where:

Theatre Scarborough, 3600 Kingston Road, Toronto
How much:

$19 - $22

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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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