C A N A D I A N S T A G E T H E A T R E
The captivating 5-star hit from the UK created by playwright Alecky Blythe and set to music Tony Award-winning composer Adam Cork. Part musical, part documentary, the
new Canadian production is directed by the Shaw Festival's artistic director Jackie Maxwell.
In 2006, the everyday life of the quiet town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women.
Playwright Alecky Blythe recorded extensive interviews with the residents of London Road and turned them into an intelligent, startling, and raw piece of theatre set to music by Tony Award-winning Adam Cork. Having
captured the heart of England last year, this 5-star musical documentary reveals the ways in which even the darkest experiences can inspire a community.
Jan. 19 - Feb. 9
Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St. E. | Admission: $24 - $79 Phone: 416 368-3110 or order online by clicking here
Billy is deaf but his unconventional family has tried to raise him as part of the hearing world. It's not until he meets Sylvia, a young woman who is becoming deaf
herself, that he finally discovers what it means to be heard. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk and New York Theatre Critics Circle awards, Tribes is an intelligent, provocative, and jarringly emotional play that gets its
Canadian premiere at Canadian Stage.
Feb. 2 - Mar. 2
Berkeley Theatre Downstairs, 26 Berkeley St. | Admission: $27 - $49 Phone: 416 368-3110 or order online by clicking here
S O U L P E P P E R T H E A T R E
A cast of wonderfully eccentric and international guests -
countesses, arms dealers, showgirls, revolutionaries, charlatans and lovers – spend a fateful weekend in a resort hotel in the Italian Alps. While songs are sung and dances danced and loves rekindled, the dark clouds of
war come rolling in.
Jan. 23 - Feb. 19 The Young Centre For The Performing Arts, Distillery District | Tickets: $32 - $68 Phone: 416 866-8666 or order online by
The Gigli Concert
Tom Murphy is considered by many to be the greatest living Irish playwright and this, his masterpiece.
The services of self-titled "Dynamatologist" JPW King, an Englishman living in
Dublin, are retained by a mysterious Irish building contractor who wants to sing like the famed operatic tenor Beniamino Gigli.
King, anything but a voice teacher, and the mysterious and dangerous Irishman
begin a process of exploration unearthing the power of the mind in their mutual search for salvation.
Mar. 28 - May 14
The Young Centre For The Performing Arts, Distillery District | Tickets: $32 - $68 Phone: 416 866-8666 or order online by clicking here
T A R R A G O N T H E A T R E
Flesh And Other Fragments of Love
On the Irish Coast, a vacationing couple
stumbles upon the body of a drowned woman. This grisly discovery acts as a catalyst to unearth the unspoken in their marriage. Part detective story, part ghost story, part dissection of fidelity and intimacy – this is a
haunting ode to love by Quebecois playwright Evelyne de la Chenelière, based on Marie Cardinal's renowned novel Une vie pour deux.
Jan. 15 - Feb. 16
Tarragon Theatre's Mainspace, 30 Bridgman Ave. | Tickets: $21 - $53 Phone: 416 531-1827 or order online by clicking here
The Ugly One
"You can't sell anything with that face." A razor sharp satire about getting ahead in the world. With mesmerizing speed, this award-winning production by one of
Germany's hottest playwrights catapults us into a narcissistic world obsessed with beauty, image and plastic surgery.
Lette is a successful engineer who is also unspeakably ugly. His boss and wife confirm it:
his face is "unacceptable." When a plastic surgeon restructures his face, Lette emerges from the operation an Adonis. His life changes overnight: his wife finds him irresistible, women lust after him and men
want to be him. He becomes a star at his company, and he is fawned upon wherever he goes. But this dream life soon becomes a nightmare as Lette's surgeon begins to offer his face to anyone who will pay.
Ugly One was nominated for six Doras and won two, including Outstanding Production. The original Theatre Smash creative team and cast — Jesse Aaron Dwyre, David Jansen, Hardee T. Lineham and Naomi Wright — reassemble
for this powerful work by Marius von Mayenburg, one of the most widely produced playwrights in Germany.
Jan. 8 - Feb. 16
Tarragon Theatre's Extraspace, 30 Bridgman Ave. | Tickets: $21 - $53 Phone: 416 531-1827 or order online by clicking here
P R I N C E S S O F W A L E S T H E A T R E
Cameron Mackintosh presents his
acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schönberg's legendary musical, LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo.
This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes.
The New York Times calls this production of LES MISÉRABLES "an
unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish." The London Times hails the new show "a five-star hit, astonishingly powerful."
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, LES MISÉRABLES is an epic and
uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. The magnificent score of LES MISÉRABLES includes the classic songs "I Dreamed a Dream," "On My Own," "Stars," "Bring Him Home," "Do You Hear the People Sing?,"
"One Day More," "Empty Chairs at Empty Tables," "Master of the House" and many more.
On Now until Feb. 2
Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. | Tickets: $35 - $130 Phone: 416 872-1212 or toll-free at 1 800 461-3333 or, Click to order online
The Two Worlds Of Charlie F
A soldier's view of service, injury and recovery. From the war in Afghanistan, through the
dream world of morphine induced hallucinations to the physiotherapy rooms of Headley Court, it explores the real consequences of injury, both physical and psychological, and its effects on others as the soldiers fight
the new battle for survival at home. The play is a darkly comic, authentic and uplifting tale of survival.
Feb. 25 - Mar. 9
Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. | Tickets: $45 - $79 Phone: 416 872-1212 or toll-free at 1 800 461-3333 or, Click to order online
F A C T O R Y T H E A T R E
One message is all it took. When a young girl is filmed during a sexual indiscretion, the video clip spreads like a virus infecting her community and then the entire
country with a burning moral outrage. Free Outgoing sets the rampant technology of the modern world against the conservatism of traditional India, and asks the universal question, how can we protect our girls in the
Jan. 28 - Feb. 16 Factory Theatre Mainspace, 125 Bathurst St. | Tickets: $25 - $45 Phone: 416 504-9971 or order online by clicking here
Of Mice and Morro and Jasp
Morro and Jasp feel the
pinch of the recent economic downturn and decide to try to make ends meet by staging John Steinbeck's classic tale Of Mice and Men. Can the clown sisters stick to the story? Will they both make it out alive? This
winter, find out for yourself!
Jan. 28 - Feb. 8
Factory Studio Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. | Tickets: $25 Phone: 416 504-9971 or order online by clicking here
T H E S E C O N D C I T Y T H E A T R E
We Can Be Heroes
The Second City, is excited to present it's Fall 2013 Mainstage
Revue, We Can Be Heroes, an exuberant celebration of the unsung, everyday heroes living among us.
In this irreverent new collection of sketches and songs, The Second City's acclaimed ensemble tackles threats
big and small - from vicious sea creatures and suspicious packages to schoolyard bullies and the pesky critter lurking in a dark corner.
They also salute those who dare to stand up and raise awareness for a
cause they may not understand, and perhaps can't even pronounce. Like the brave young people who, without regard to personal safety nor personal hygiene, bravely press "like" or leave their upper lips unshaven.
A night of bold, unapologetic laughs.
On Now for a Limited Run
The Second City , 51 Mercer St. (next to Wayne Gretzky's) | Tickets: $24 - $29 Phone: 416 343-0011 or order online by clicking here