Toronto Heats Up with Summer Theatre
There is no denying Torontonians love their theatre. To help satisfy the city's appetite for the stage, Toronto is often home to the best of the best productions in the world – everything from home-grown productions to Tony award-winning hits. With so many venues, companies, festivals and productions to choose from, there is something for every mood, occasion and aficionado.
Here are a few of this summer's hottest tickets:
###1. The Book of Mormon
Written by South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker, this comedy about a naïve Mormon missionary’s voyage to a remote village in Uganda pokes fun at faith and doubt. The Broadway production took home nine Tony Awards including Best Musical in 2011. The show
Princess of Wales Theatre, April 30 - June 09, 2013
For tickets and show times, visit: mirvish.com/shows/thebookofmormon
###2. The Toronto Fringe Festival
Celebrating its 25th season, the Toronto Fringe Festival features local, national and international artists, and over 148 shows in 35 venues over 12 days. This year’s program promises to be the biggest and most spectacular to date with every genre represented in new plays, old favourites, dance productions, experimental works, fresh hits, and the family friends FringeKids! shows.
Various locations, July 3 – July 14, 2013
For tickets and show times, visit: fringetoronto.com/fringe-festival
If you missed it the first time round or simply loved it so much you want to go back, here is your chance. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic and one of the most successful stage musicals in history is back in Toronto. Based on T.S. Eliot’s book of poems Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the Tony award-winning show about the tribulations of a tribe of felines features the classic show tune Memory.
Panasonic Theatre, May 28 – December 31, 2013
For tickets and show times, visit: www.mirvish.com/shows/cats