Shows That Caught Our Eye in Toronto the Week of June 26th, 2017
Oh, Toronto summer! In the city this week we have sizzling temperatures and even hotter burlesque offerings, and delightful outdoor theatre picks. Our publisher Megan is on hand to highlight a few of her most anticipated shows in red. Check them out below the cut:
Already Reviewed by Mooney on Theatre:
And the rest…
Dangerous Curves: Plus Sized Burlesque. Nerd Girl Burlesque presents a burlesque and variety show celebrating voluptuous assets, featuring Atomc Pixie, Ava Noir, Helvetica Bold, Delicia Pastiche, Gala Delicious, Saffron St James and others. Jun 27 at 7:30 pm (doors 7 pm). $20-$35. At Revival. Show Info.
Lady in the Van by Alan Bennett (Theatre@Eastminster). A playwright forms an unexpected friendship with a transient woman living in her van parked in his driveway. Jun 27-29, Tue-Thu 7 pm. $25. At Eastminster United Church. Show Info.
Vimy. Soulpepper Theatre presents a play by Vern Thiessen. Canadian soldiers convalesce in a field hospital after facing the horrors of Vimy Ridge in this WWI drama. Previews from Jun 29, opens Jul 11 and runs to Aug 5, see website for schedule and tickets. $32-$96. At The Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Show Info.
Shakespeare in High Park: King Lear. (Canadian Stage/York U Theatre Dept). The classic tragedy is staged outdoors. Previews from Jun 29, opens Jul 13 and runs to Sep 2. Pwyc, $25 reserved seating. In the Amphitheatre, High Park. Show Info.
Shakespeare in High Park: Twelfth Night. (Canadian Stage/York U Theatre Dept). The comedy of mistaken identities and misplaced love is performed outdoors. Previews from Jun 30, opens Jul 14 and runs to Sep 3. Pwyc, $25 reserved seating. In the Amphitheatre, High Park. Show Info.
Richard Pryor Jr. Fabulus Productions presents a music and comedy solo cabaret by the son of the legendary actor/comic, introduced by a short performance by Herbie Fabulus. June 30 at 7 pm (doors 6 pm). $50, adv $45. At The Mod Club. Show Info.
Beautiful – The Carole King Musical book by Douglas McGrath (Paul Blake/Sony/ATV Music). The story of King’s rise to stardom as a composer and singer-songwriter, marriage and divorce to writing partner Gerry Goffin and friendships with other musical artists. Opens Jun 27 and runs to Sep 3, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 2 pm (no show Jul 1). $50-$149. At Ed Mirvish Theatre. Show Info.
Morro & Jasp in Stupefaction by Heather Marie Annis and Amy Lee (Kabin and U.N.I.T. Productions). The clown sisters search for meaning as they interpret a series of strange happenings as signs from the divine. Previews from Jun 14, opens Jun 16 and runs to Jun 29, Mon-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm, Jun 22 at 1 pm. $20-$40. At Streetcar Crownsnest. Show Info.
Confederation Part II: Scandal and Rebellion. Soulpepper Theatre and VideoCabaret present a new installment of the history plays series by Michael Hollingsworth. Wilfred Laurier and John A MacDonald have their hands full as Louis Riel joins with Gabriel Dumont and Big Bear in a rebellion while business barons compete for railway lines. Previews from Jun 23, opens Jun 29 and runs to Aug 19, see website for schedule and tickets. $25-$96. At The Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Show Info.
The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum, Harold Arlen and EY Harburg (LOT). A girl and her dog travel over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home in this musical based on the classic film. Opens Jun 16 and runs to Aug 27, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 3:30 pm, Sun noon and 4 pm. $50-$70. At The Lower Ossington Theatre. Show Info.
Confederation Part I: Confederation and Riel. Soulpepper Theatre and VideoCabaret present a new installment of the history plays series by Michael Hollingsworth. Wilfred Laurier meets the rebel Louis Riel while John A. Macdonald masterminds the deal that leads to fireworks on July 1, 1867. Previews from Jun 9, opens Jun 17 and runs to Aug 19, see website for schedule and tickets. $25-$96. At The Young Centre for Performing Arts. Show Info.
Pirate Life Children’s Theatre. Kids can dress in costume, get face paint tattoos and help discover the mystery of the treasure map in this interactive theatrical show/boat cruise. Opens May 6 and runs to Oct 8, Sat-Sun until Jun 25, daily Jun 26-Sep 4, weekends to Oct 9. Various times from 10:30 am-5 pm. $25. At Island Rogue. Show Info.
Bones & Burlesque. Burlesque, sideshow performances, oddities and live music by Scarlet Black, Atomic Pixie, magician Jim Byrnes and others. Jun 30 at 8 pm. $10. At Nocturne. Show Info.
Billy Bishop Goes To War. Soulpepper Theatre presents a play by John MacLachlan Gray with Eric Peterson. Peterson and MacLachlan Gray reprise their roles in this two-man stage play about the famous WWI fighter pilot as he looks back on his life. Previews from Jul 1, opens Jul 10 and runs to Aug 5, see website for schedule and tickets. $32-$96. At The Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Show Info.
Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings.