Performing Arts and Live Theatre in Toronto

A list of  most of the performing arts events happening in Toronto & GTA during September 2017.

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Noises Off

Noises Off

Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play ... More Details
When:

 September 28 to October 14, 2017

Where:

Oshawa Little Theatre, Russett Avenue, Oshawa
How much:

$15 to $28




The Fish Eyes Trilogy

The Fish Eyes Trilogy

With razor sharp writing, a Dora Award-winning performance, and spellbinding dance, Anita Majumdar’s wildly successful The Fish Eyes Trilogy is a unique portrait of the intertwining lives of three teenage girls at one BC high school. Presented together in a single three-act play; The Fish Eyes Trilogy innovatively tackles coming ... More Details
When:

September 28 – October 15, 2017

Where:

Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St, Toronto
How much:

$20-$50
pool (no water) presented by Cue6 Theatre

pool (no water) presented by Cue6 Theatre

When a famous artist invites her old friends to her luxurious pool, for one night the group is back together. But celebrations come to an abrupt end when the host suffers a horrific accident. As the victim lies in a coma, an almost unthinkable plan starts to take shape: could ... More Details
When:

Wednesday, September 27 to Sunday, October 15, 2017

Where:

The Citadel, 304 Parliament Street, Toronto
How much:

$12.00 - $35.00
Rose & Rosie

Rose & Rosie

With over one million YouTube subscribers between them, Rose & Rosie have become known for their unique brand of comedy, banter, and fun building an extremely loyal global fandom along the way ... More Details
Where:

Glenn Gould Studio, 250 Front Street West, Toronto
How much:

$57.50 & up
Life After

Life After

Life After By Britta Johnson Plunge into Alice's overactive inner world as she tries to decipher the events that led to the fateful day that her father, a superstar self-help guru, dies in a car accident. An expanded and reworked production of the hit 2016 Toronto Fringe musical, Life After ... More Details
When:

September 22 to October 22, 2017

Where:

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

$35-$59
Turtleneck

Turtleneck

emerGENce Theatre presents Brandon Crone's 'Turtleneck'. Sex, power struggles, and gender dynamics take center stage in Turtleneck, a play that focuses on Vicki, a woman trying to escape from a dark past that has come back to haunt her ... More Details
When:

Saturday, September 23 to Sunday, October 08, 2017

Where:

Tree of Life Theatre, 888 Dupont Street, Toronto
How much:

$16.52 - $26.87
Belinda McGuire: Waltz Slaughterhouse Requiem

Belinda McGuire: Waltz Slaughterhouse Requiem

This solo dance event is performed by Belinda McGuire and features two world premieres. Waltz, by Sylvain Émard (Montreal), is made in collaboration with composer Martin Tétreault, lighting designer André Rioux, and costume designer François St-Aubin, and Mcguire’s own Slaughterhouse/Requiem features costume and set design by McGuire herself, lighting design ... More Details
When:

Friday, September 22, 2017 | 12:30 PM &  8:00 PM

Where:

Fleck Dance Theatre, 207 Queens Quay West, Toronto
How much:

$42.75
Lukumi

Lukumi

Lukumi is an Afro-futurist Dub-Opera set in post-apocalypse Turtle Island in 2167, 150 years after WWIII and 100 years after the Period of Explosions (PoE). The PoE saw the widespread meltdown of nuclear power plants – due to global environmental degradation – making the surface of the earth virtually uninhabitable ... More Details
When:

September 22 – October 14, 2017

Where:

Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$27 - $32 + fees




JFL42

JFL42

The sixth annual JFL42 Festival, presented by Air Canada in association with SiriusXM, is returning to Toronto from September 21 – 30 with six headliners taking the stage at the Sony Center for the Performing Arts: Bill Burr, John Mulaney, Ali Wong, Tim and Eric, My Favorite Murder, and Tom ... More Details
When:

September 21 – 30, 2017

Where:

Various Venues, Toronto
How much:

$25 & up
Lela & Co

Lela & Co

First produced in 2015 at the Royal Court Theatre in London, Lela & Co. is a timely and gut-wrenching play about women’s worth in a capitalist world. Based on a true story, Lela & Co. gives space for a woman to be able to tell her story of being brought ... More Details
When:

September 21 to October 8, 2017 

Where:

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto
How much:

$15-$30, PWYC Sundays
The Apology Project

The Apology Project

Choreographer Gerry Trentham returns to the Harbourfront stage with the world premiere of The Apology Project! Performed together with dancer Kevin Ormsby and set in a landscape of art works by visual artist Kaersten Colvin-Woodruff (USA), projections by Toronto filmmaker Valerie Buhagiar, and lighting design by Simon Rossiter, The Apology ... More Details
When:

September 21 – 23, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Where:

Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 231 Queens Quay West, Toronto
How much:

$25 - $34
THE LAST FIVE YEARS

THE LAST FIVE YEARS

For anyone who’s been in love – or wants to be. The Drama Desk Award-winning The Last Five Years is a beautifully intimate, vivid picture of the five-year relationship between Jamie, a young, ambitious author and Cathy, a struggling actress. The show cleverly unfolds in reverse chronological order: we see ... More Details
When:

September 20 to 24, 2017

Where:

Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley Street, Toronto
How much:

$20-2$5
Gray by Kristofer Van Soelen

Gray by Kristofer Van Soelen

Theatre Inamorata presents the World Premiere of this modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic novel about beauty and the human condition. Directed by Dora-award winner Courtney Ch'ng Lancaster and featuring a predominantly female-identifying cast and creative team, the production examines our society's obsession with beauty ... More Details
When:

Wednesday, September 20 to Sunday, October 01, 2017 

Where:

The Commons Theatre and Studios, 587a College Street, Toronto
How much:

$15 to $25





North by Northwest

North by Northwest

Every twist, every thrill, every hairbreadth escape from Alfred Hitchcock's supreme comedy of suspense is retained for this stunning new stage adaptation from director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert). Roger O. Thornhill is a suave and successful advertising executive, abducted by thugs who insist he is a man ... More Details
When:

September 19 to October 29, 2017

Where:

Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street West, Toronto
How much:

$45 - $150
Undercover

Undercover

Rebecca Northan (creator of Dora Award-winning, international sensation Blind Date) and her partners in crime are back at Tarragon to recruit one intrepid audience member for an undercover ride into the criminal mind. When everyone’s a suspect, will our rookie detective be able to sort the clues from the red ... More Details
When:

September 19 – October 29, 2017 
Opens Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Where:

Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$22 – $60 + fees
Title and Deed

Title and Deed

Will Eno, the celebrated and controversial American playwright of The Realistic Joneses, has written a dark, funny, quietly moving examination of one man’s search for “home.” He stands before us, seeking our help. We’re not sure where he comes from. He seems rather like us, but not. As he unpacks ... More Details
When:

September 19 – October 8, 2017 
Opens Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Where:

Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$22 & up
The Seat Next To The King

The Seat Next To The King

September 1964. Behind the doors of a public washroom in a Washington D.C. park, two lives linked to two of America’s most important figures collide when a white man seeking sex meets a black male stranger. Steven Elliott Jackson’s bold and affecting piece—the winner of the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival ... More Details
When:

September 17–October 1, 2017

Where:

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto
How much:

$17 to $29
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum In Concert

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum In Concert

A fundraiser for the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company Book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Some of Canada's best comedic performers will join us for one night only as we celebrate this hilarious musical comedy. Starring Avery Saltzman, Colin Mochrie, Patrick McKenna and ... More Details
When:

Sunday, September 17, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Where:

George Weston Recital Hall, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto
How much:

$44.92 - $208.77




The Aliens

The Aliens

Jasper (Will Greenblatt) and KJ (Noah Reid) are two misfit souls who have made the out-back of a Vermont coffee shop their private sanctuary and refuge from the real world. Here they can indulge in their dreams and delusions of being a brilliant writer and a divine healer. Seventeen-year-old Evan ... More Details
When:

 September 20 to October 8, 2017 

Where:

The Coal Mine Theatre, 1454 Danforth Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$25 to $42.50+hst
Fall For Dance North

Fall For Dance North

The critically acclaimed Fall for Dance North festival returns for a third season with three nights of dynamic performances. Each night offers a unique program with highlights that include world premiere festival commissions by Robert Binet of the National Ballet of Canada, seven-time world champion Irish dancer Michaela Hinds, and ... More Details
When:

FREE FFDN at Union Programming: September 16 – October 7
Mainstage at Sony Centre Programming: October 4 – 6, 2017

Where:

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, Front Street East, Toronto
How much:

$15 - $60
Letters to the Universe

Letters to the Universe

Letters to the Universe by Shaunga Tagore, is about a brown, femme super-queero’s magical life story as she time travels through portals, alternate dimensions, the heart of the underworld, and into heights and hopes of the galaxies. First presented at Buddies in Bad Times as a part of their Pride ... More Details
When:

September 14–17, 2017

Where:

The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen Street West, Toronto
How much:

$27
Picture This

Picture This

For a group of struggling artists, a visiting Hollywood producer could be the key to a glamorous career in show business. Their dreams all hinge on filming a Napoleonic saga in only two weeks. From the team behind Soulpepper’s Parfumerie (Winner Outstanding Production – 2010 Dora Award), comes a comedy ... More Details
When:

September 9 to October 7, 2017

Where:

Baillie Theatre, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto
How much:

$35 to $95 + charges
On Golden Pond

On Golden Pond

In this funny and sentimental play of love, learning and reconciliation, we find a retired couple who have spent their summers on Golden Pond for the last 48 years. Norman clings to his wits despite his declining health. Ethel enjoys all the things that they have in their life together ... More Details
When:

September 8-23, 2017

Where:

Theatre Scarborough, 3600 Kingston Road, Scarborough
How much:

$20 - $24
Waiting For Godot

Waiting For Godot

On a bare road in the middle of nowhere, two world-weary friends wait. While anticipating, they speculate, quarrel, joke and ponder life’s greater questions. As dusk approaches, two figures appear on the horizon. Soulpepper revisits one of the most significant plays of the 20th century ... More Details
When:

September 8 to October 7, 2017

Where:

Michael Young Theatre, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto
How much:

$35 to $95 + charges
Theft

Theft

Imagine returning from a pleasant anniversary celebration to find that your house has been burgled. In this witty thriller, the domestic calamity also results in a number of uncomfortable truths being revealed, disrupting two seemingly happy marriages and one formerly strong friendship. By Eric Chappell Director: Aaron Marcus HOW MUCH ... More Details
When:

September 8 to 30, 2017

Where:

Village Players Theatre, 2190e Bloor Street West, Toronto
How much:

$20 to $24
Brian Regan Live

Brian Regan Live

Comedian Brian Regan announces summer and fall 2017 tour dates for his non-stop theater tour going on sale Friday, April 7, 2017. The summer and fall tour will visit 39 cities from June through December 2017. Regan visits close to 100 cities each year selling out the most beautiful venues ... More Details
When:

Friday, September 08, 2017 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Where:

Massey Hall, 178 Victoria Street, Toronto
How much:

$42.50 to $62.50
Volta - Cirque du Soleil

Volta – Cirque du Soleil

Get set to veer off course with Cirque du Soleil as we lead you along the path to freedom with VOLTA! VOLTA tells a spellbinding story about the freedom to choose and the thrill of blazing your own trail. Inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture ... More Details
When:

September 7, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Where:

The Port Lands, 51 Commissioners Street, Toronto
How much:

$49 & up
"The Art of the Teese" Burlesque Revue

“The Art of the Teese” Burlesque Revue

Dita Von Teese's "The Art of the Teese" Burlesque Revue. Dita Von Teese is an American burlesque dancer, vedette, model, costume designer, entrepreneur and occasional actress. She is thought to have helped repopularize burlesque performance, and was formerly married to Marilyn Manson ... More Details
When:

Thursday, September 07, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Friday, September 08, 2017 | 7:30 PM

Where:

Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 190 Princes' Blvd., Toronto
How much:

$49.5 - $125
On a First Name Basis

On a First Name Basis

A comedy by Norm Foster. This heartwarming Canadian comedy introduces us to David Kilbride, a successful but self-involved novelist who is confronted by his housekeeper of 28 years. When it is revealed that he knows absolutely nothing about her, including her first name, he makes it his evening’s mission to ... More Details
When:

September  6 – 9, 13 – 15, 20 – 23, 2017

Where:

Backstage - Markham Museum, Markham Road, Markham
How much:

$24 to $26
Party Today, Panic Tomorrow

Party Today, Panic Tomorrow

Party Today, Panic Tomorrow expresses the absurd dilemmas of life in 2017. This hilarious, all-new sketch revue reflects suffering from political exhaustion, screaming over board games, settling scores with dance-offs, and taking life advice from a giant banana. The Second City Mainstage cast will help audiences spin, sing and laugh ... More Details
When:

August 11, 2017 to January 3, 2018

Where:

Second City, 51Mercer Street, Toronto
How much:

$26-$38
Shakespeare in High Park

Shakespeare in High Park

Directed by Alistair Newton and Tanja Jacobs 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 ... 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 or $25
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

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
Canada: The Thinking Man's America

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

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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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