B U D D I E S I N B A D T I M E S T H E A T R E
Manon, Sandra And The Virgin Mary
The quietly pious Manon contemplates
her purchase of an extravagant new rosary, while Sandra, the irreverent, devil-may-care drag queen, tries to decide what she will wear tonight. Penned by one of our country's most celebrated and prolific queer writers,
these parallel monologues shed light on the sacred and the profane that exist within us all.
Jan. 11 - Feb. 2
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. | Tickets: $20 - $37 Phone: 416 975-8555 or order online
The 35th Rhubarb Festival
For two weeks artists transform the Buddies neighbourhood into a hotbed of experimentation, sharing new works in contemporary theatre, performance art, dance, and
music with adventure-loving audiences.
New to the festival this year is a new series of Open Space Projects will animate unexpected spaces around the Buddies neighbourhood and make new artistic connections
between five historic queer institutions here in Toronto.
For a complete schedule of performances, please click here
Feb. 12 - Feb. 23
Buddies In Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. | Tickets: $20 - $37 Phone: 416 975-8555 or
P A N A S O N I C T H E A T R E
The Musicals of Musicals, The Musical!
Sometimes one musical isn't enough!
THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) is a satiric love-letter to musical theatre of the 20th century. Experience a clever and hilarious story told five different ways, using five of the most be-loved musical theatre
styles written by Broadway's most famous composers including: Rogers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Jerry Herman, Kander & Ebb and Andrew LLoyd Webber. Direct from an award-winning, sold-out run, at the 2013
Toronto Fringe Festival, and starring an all-Canadian cast, get ready for musical theatre heaven! "This is the show for you! A delightful, fizzy concoction!" (Associated Press).
On Now Until Jan. 5
Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St. | Tickets: $48 - $65 To buy online, please click here
An explosive story told entirely through dance and the music of multiple Academy Award winner Gustavo Santaolalla (Brokeback Mountain, Babel) and his band Bajofondo.
Using a modern tango dance vocabulary never seen before, director Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) and choreographer Julio Zurita create a dramatic vision that is emotional, sexual and powerful.
Follow Arrabal, our heroine, in this coming of age story as she enters the underground world of Buenos Aires' tango clubs and discovers the violent history that took her father and disrupted a nation. Arrabal is
based on the true story of the political violence that threatened to destroy Argentina in the 1970's. With a live band and performers direct from Buenos Aires.
Feb. 4 - April 20
Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St. | Tickets: $44 - $84 To buy online, please click here
R O Y A L A L E X A N D R A T H E A T R E
Kafka's terrifying but bizarrely comic story bursts onto the stage in a theatrically explosive new version.
The ordinary, unremarkable life of the Samsa family is turned upside down when their
son, Gregor, the sole provider for the family, emerges one morning to find himself inexplicably transformed into a gigantic insect. His family's feelings of revulsion turn to resentment with horrifying results.
This hugely acclaimed production combines breathtaking physicality and daring aerial action as the recently transformed Gregor lithely negotiates a gravity-defying split level set. Domestic tragedy or a metaphor
for totalitarian brutality? Metamorphosis is fantastic, surprisingly funny and powerfully poignant.
Jan. 28 - Mar.9
Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. | Tickets: $25 - $99 Phone: 416 872-1212 To order online, please click here
A critical smash on Broadway and in London, the two-time Tony Award winning hit musical American Idiot
tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season.
Based on Green Day's GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot
boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. The result is an experience Charles Isherwood of The New York Times declares "thrilling, emotionally charged, and as moving as any Broadway musical I've seen this year!"
Mar. 11 - Mar. 16 Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. | Tickets: $25 - $99 Phone: 416 872-1212 To order online, please click here
T H E E D M I R V I S H T H E A T R E
Formerly The Canon Theatre
Heartbeat Of Home
From the producers of the international phenomenon, Riverdance, comes a brand new show!
Heartbeat of Home
is a music and dance spectacular! A world-class cast of thirty-eight of the best Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban dancers and musicians will create a dream world of joyous, high-energy, heart-stopping performances.
Modern, mesmerizing, emotionally satisfying and fun! Heartbeat of Home is a crowd-pleaser for a new generation. Toronto audiences will be the first to see this exciting new show before it goes on its North
Jan. 21 - Mar. 2, 2014 Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. ( just S. of Yonge & Dundas) | Tickets: $35 - $135 Phone: 416-872-1212 or 1
800 461-3333 or order online by clicking here
A L U M N A E T H E A T R E
The Lady's Not For Burning
A romantic comedy about witch-burning, arranged marriage and a soldier who wants to die in
1400s England, this acclaimed play was a hit in the UK and on Broadway.
Thomas is a soldier returning from war who wants nothing more than to be hanged, but the townsfolk are more focused on the danger of
local accused witch, Jennet.
In Thomas' quest to die and Jennet's to live, they find themselves a catalyst for changing perspective and new love. Written by Christopher Fry in 1949 to hint at then-current
post-WWII events, its characters and themes are still relevant today.
Jan. 24 - Feb. 8 Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St. (on the SouthWest corner of Berkeley and Adelaide Street
East) | Tickets: $20 Phone: 416 364-4170, Box 1. For online purchase, please click here
C A N A D I A N R E P T H E A T R E
Originally conceived as a play for young people about the experience of death, Pacamambo
is a life-affirming and lyrical play for all ages - from 9-99. It tells the story of young girl who disappeared for 23 days until discovered in her grandmother's apartment storage locker with her dog and with the badly decomposing body of her grandmother. She was looking for Pacamambo, a magical place that her loving grandmother had told her about.
Directed by the Canadian Rep Theatre's Artistic Director Ken Gass, this is the inaugural play of Canadian Rep Theatre's new season.
Jan. 21 - Feb. 2
The Citadel, 304 Parliament St. (south of Dundas St. E.) | Tickets: $24 - $36 Phone: 416 504-7529 or order onlibne by clicking here
H A R T H O U S E T H E A T R E
The Wedding Singer
The Wedding Singer, the musical based on the popular film
starring Adam Sandler, is the story of Robbie Hart, a wedding singer whose own luck in love leaves him desolate, blind to the perfect woman standing right in front of him.
Chock full of salutes to 80s pop
culture, The Wedding Singer transports us to the New Jersey shore to find true love in a sea of tulle, layered cakes and first dances.
Jan. 10 - Jan. 25
Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle, U of T Campus | Tickets: $15 - $28 Phone: 416 978-8849 or order online by clicking here