Check out what’s happening on stage this winter in Toronto.
Sleeping Beauty: The Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical
November 25, 2016 to January 7, 2017
Elgin Theatre 189 Yonge, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4
by Jeremy Diamond (Ross Petty Productions). Family-friendly fractured fairy tale set in Toronto. Previews from Nov 25, opens Dec 1 and runs to Jan 7, see website for times. $27-$99.
Come From Away
November 15, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Royal Alexandra Theatre 260 King W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 1H9
by Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Mirvish). Newfoundlanders open their homes to stranded passengers following the Sep 11 terrorist attacks. Nov 15-Jan 8. Opens Nov 15 and runs to Jan 8, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $35-$150.
Matilda The Musical
July 5, 2016 to January 8, 2017
Ed Mirvish Theatre 244 Victoria, Toronto, Ontario
by Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin (Mirvish/Royal Shakespeare Company/The Dodger). A gifted girl uses her imagination and sharp mind to fight against the cruel and cynical people in her life in this musical based on the novel by Roald Dahl. Opens Jul 5 and runs to Jan 8, 2017 (extended from Oct 16 and Nov 27), Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 1:30 pm until Dec 18; see website for holiday performance schedule Dec 20-Jan 8. (No performances Sep 6-11). $38-$139.
Dec 1, 2016 to January 29, 2017
Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Ave, Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4
Music by Alan Menken; book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellner; lyrics by Glenn Slater; directed by Tanisha Taitt; musical direction by Mike Ross; and choreography by Naomi Costain. Performance dates/times: Dec 1st 2016 – Jan 29th 2017; Thursdays & Fridays: 730pm; Saturdays: 330pm and 730pm; Sundays: 330pm; *No performances on Dec 24th, 25th, 31st, or Jan 1st.
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! Ticket Information: Tickets run from $59.99 - $69.99
Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Magnificent Mozart
January 11, 2017 to January 12, 2017, 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON
It’s Mozart in all his multi-faceted glory! This unforgettable program demonstrates his genius for composing everything from a spirited miniature for violin to a grand piano concerto performed by 14-year-old Canadian Leonid Nediak, and the most emotionally profound of all his symphonies. Tickets from $33-$100.50.
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595 [31']
Mozart: Rondo for Violin, K. 373 [5']
Mozart: Symphony No. 40, K. 550 [22']