Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of July 30th, 2018
Make the most of summer in Toronto by catching one of the stellar shows performing around the city! Musicals, progressive comedy and a whole lot of Shakespeare in the Park are happening this week.
Already reviewed by Mooney on theatre:
Come From Away by Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Mirvish). Newfoundlanders open their homes to stranded passengers following the September 11 terrorist attacks. Previews from Feb 13, opens Feb 18 and runs to Sep 2, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $69 and up. At The Royal Alexandra Theatre. Show Info.
Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (Guild Festival Theatre). A London professor wagers that he can pass of a Cockney flower girl as a duchess. Previews Jul 11, opens Jul 12 and runs to Aug 12, Wed-Sun 7:30 pm, matinees Wednesday Jul 25, Aug 1 and Aug 8 at 2 pm. $20-$25, preview $15. At Guild Park & Gardens. Show Info.
The King And I. Ambassador Theatre Group/NETworks Presentations presents the Lincoln Center Theater Production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical about the unconventional and tempestuous relationship between a British schoolteacher and the king of Siam. Opens Jul 10 and runs to Aug 12, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $59-$229. At The Princess of Wales Theatre. Show Info.
Rosalynde (or, As You Like It). Driftwood Theatre presents an updated version of William Shakespeare’s play as part of the Bard’s Bus Tour. This Prohibition-era comedy features love, whiskey and puppets in a story about self-discovery, identity and carving your own path. Plays at Amos Waites Park, Trillium Park, Parma Park, Kawartha Settler’s Village and various other parks in the GTA/Southern Ontario. Previews Jul 13, opens Jul 14 and runs to Aug 12, see website for schedule (all shows begin at 7:30 pm) and locations. Pwyc ($20 sugg). Show Info.
Canadian Stage Shakespeare In High Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Canadian Stage and the York University Dept of Theatre present the outdoor theatre in the park, now in its 36th season. The classic frolicking comedy is staged outdoors. Previews from Jun 29, opens Jul 13 and runs to Sep 2, Wed, Fri & Sun 8 pm. Pwyc, $25 adv reserved seating. At High Park. Show Info.
Wicked. by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman (Mirvish). The hit musical that gives a backstory to The Wizard Of Oz returns. Opens Jun 20 and runs to Aug 5, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 1:30 pm (see website for exceptions/more dates & times). $59-$209. At The Ed Mirvish Theatre. Show Info.
And everything else:
INTERSECTION. A monthly comedy storytelling show created in partnership with the Social Capital Theatre. The show provides a platform to diverse voices within the comedy community and a place to be seen, heard, and share dialogue with audiences. Featuring critically acclaimed and noted members of the comedy and acting community, with a new featured storyteller each month. August 1, 8pm. PWYC. At the Social Capital Theatre. Show Info.
Pirate Ship Adventure. Children’s interactive adventure theatre show aboard a 50-foot pirate ship that sails along the harbour. Kids get pirate names, dress in costumes & face paint and search for sunken treasure. May 5-Oct 8: May-June and Sep-Oct weekends, July & August daily, see website for schedule. $27. Show Info.
Canadian Stage Shakespeare In High Park: Romeo And Juliet. Canadian Stage and the York University Dept of Theatre present the outdoor theatre in the park, now in its 36th season. The classic tragedy of star-crossed lovers is staged outdoors. Previews from Jun 28, opens Jul 12 and runs to Sep 1, Tue, Thu, Sat 8 pm. Pwyc, $25 adv reserved seating. At High Park. Show Info.
A Little Night Music. Randolph College for the Performing Arts presents the musical by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler. Romantic possibilities abound in this musical set in 1900s Swedish countryside. Opens Aug 2 and runs to Aug 11, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat 2 pm. $22. At Randolph Theatre. Show Info.
Bard in Berczy: Much Ado About Nothing. This queer and progressive adaptation of Shakespeare’s comedy of wit and romance is staged promenade-style in Berczy Park. Open Aug 3 and runs to Aug 26, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 1 pm (no show Aug 10). Pwyc. Show Info.
Destiny, USA. Laura navigates through a personal story about her first job where she is forced to talk to people all over the United States. She learns there may be hope after all. Jul 30 at 7:30 pm. Pwyc. Show Info.
Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings.