Play Listings for the Week of August 17th, 2015

From outdoor dance to improv to Shakespeare outdoors, there’s plenty to choose from this week. We’ve highlighted those we’d most like to see in red text. Check it out below the cut!

Already Reviewed by Mooney on Theatre:

Kinky Boots. by Harvey Fierstein and Cyndi Lauper (Mirvish). A man inherits a shoe company and teams up with a drag queen in this musical based on the 2005 film. Previews from Jun 16, opens Jun 28 and runs to Sep 27, see website for schedule and prices. Show Info

Newsies. Mirvish presents the Tony Award-winning musical by Alan Menken, Jack Feldman and Harvey Fierstein. A charismatic NYC newsboy leads a ragged band of youth in a strike against a greedy publishing titan in this musical inspired by the “Newsboy Strike” of 1899. Previews Jul 8, opens Jul 9 and runs to Aug 30, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 1:30 pm. $35-$130. Show Info

Shakespeare in High Park: Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare (Canadian Stage/York U MFA Program). The tale of ambition, lust and betrayal is performed outdoors on alternating nights with The Comedy Of Errors. Previews from Jul 2, opens Jul 16 and runs to Sep 6, see website for schedule. Pwyc ($25 reserved). Show Info

Shakespeare in High Park: Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare (Canadian Stage/York U MFA Program). With the most recent graduates of the York University-Canadian Stage MFA program, and one sparkling cast, here’s your opportunitiy to take in this summer tradition under the stars in the High Park Amphitheatre. Show Info

And the Rest…

Cherry Corsage Creator David Bernstein and Videofag present a show featuring various performance styles to present a queer pantomime about the tiny show businesses we turn our lives into. Aug 20-22 at 8 pm. $15, stu $10. 304 Parliament Show Info

 Dissociative Me (Loose TEA Music | Theatre). In this adaptation of Charles Gounod’s classic opera, Faust, a brilliant man with an extreme disassociation disorder tries to change his life by letting in his dark side. Opens Aug 18 and runs to Aug 22, Tue 8 pm, Thu & Sat 7:30 pm. $30. 135 Liberty Show Info

Mary Poppins by Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman and Julian Fellowes (LOT). This musical is based on the PL Travers book and the 1964 film. Previews from Jul 9, opens Jul 16 and runs to Aug 30, Thu-Sat 7:30 pm, mats Sat 2 pm, Sun 4 pm. $50-$60. Show Info

The Second City Fall 2015 Mainstage Revue. Previews of Second City’s latest sketch comedy revue. Preview performances begin July 14. Tickets starting at $25. Performances every Tuesday to Sunday. Official Opening in August (date tbd). Tue-Thu 8 pm, Fri-Sun 7:30 pm. $25, stu $16-$18. Show Info

Stories from the Generation Gap Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, U of T presents a verbatim play built out of original interviews with queer men and women by playwright by Cameron Crookston. Aug 20-23, Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. Free (RSVP) 214 College Visit Event Website

Superhero! A Bam! Zap! Pow! Murder Mystery Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre presents an interactive dinner-theatre whodunit set at a superhero convention. Runs to Oct 31, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm (dinner from 6:30 pm), see website for mats. $37-$87. Show Info

Te Amo Argentina. Music, dance and video together in an homage to Argentina with cellist Antonio Lysy, the Borromeo String Quartet, and tango dancers Miriam Larici and Leonardo Barrioneuvo. Aug 5 at 7:30 pm. From $35. Show Info

Theatresports Bad Dog Theatre presents Toronto’s longest-running improv comedy contest. Two teams compete in an unscripted battle for the audience’s love. 8 pm. $12, stu $10. Early Match: up-and-coming improvisers perform ahead of the main event. 7 pm. $5. Bad Dog Comedy Theatre 875 Bloor Show Info

Under the Big Top Famous People Players presents a black light theatre show for all ages about the magic of the circus. Opens Jun 26 and runs to Oct 28, Tue-Sat, call/see website for times. Show Info

Vampire Campfire A silly gang of ghouls spend summer at a remedial camp for monsters in this all-ages interactive music and sketch show. To Sep 3, Wed-Thu 1 pm. $14, family 4-pack $45. Show Info

Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage listings.