Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of November 5th, 2018
As always MoT is here with fabulous suggestions for the theatre-goer in you! The Toronto theatre scene is in full swing, so check out our top picks in red, and let us help you plan your next theatre adventure!
Mary Poppins. Young People’s Theatre. by Richard Sherman, Robert Sherman and Julian Fellowes (Young People’s Theatre/Cameron Mackintosh). Musical based on the PL Travers book and the 1964 film. Previews from Nov 5, opens Nov 8 and runs to Jan 6, see website for times. $10-$54. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Show Info
Forever Tango. Ed Mirvish Theatre. Mirvish & Luis Bravo present 14 world-class tango dancers performing alongside a live vocalist and orchestra.. Opens Nov 6 and runs to Nov 11, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $25-$125. Show Info.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Young Centre for the Performing Arts. by Bertholt Brecht (George Brown Theatre). A peasant girl is confronted by the wealthy parents of the baby she rescued in this political epic. Opens Nov 7 and runs to Nov 17, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat 1:30 pm (and Nov 14). $25, srs $20, stu $10. Show Info.
The Message. Tarragon Theatre. by Jason Sherman (Tarragon Theatre). Solo drama about theorist Marshall McLuhan’s warning to the world about the effects of technology on the human soul. Previews from Nov 7, opens Nov 14 and runs to Dec 16, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun (and some Sat) 2:30 pm. $22-$60. In the MainSpace. Show Info.
The Pigeon. Alumnae Theatre. Alumnae Theatre presents a play by Chloë Whitehorn. A young man and a middle-aged woman plot to destroy a woman who damaged them both. Opens Nov 7 and runs to Nov 11, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $15 Show Info.
The Story of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Toronto Centre for the Arts. by Nina Serrano, Paul Richards, Judith Binder (TEATRON Jewish Theatre). Story of a Jewish American couple convicted and executed for espionage in the 1950s. Opens Nov 8 and runs to Nov 17, see website for schedule. $TBA. Show Info.
In Situ 2018. Small Arms Building. Small Arms Society and Creative Hub 1352 present immersive and site-specific dance, music, art and spoken word performances. Nov 8-10, Thu-Sat 7-11 pm. $15-$30. Tickets at eventbrite.ca. Show Info.
Helen’s Necklace. Berkeley Street Theatre. by Carole Fréchette (Canadian Rep Theatre). A Canadian academic visiting the Middle East searches for her lost necklace with the help of an empathetic taxi driver. Nov 8-11, Thu-Sat 8 pm, mat Sun 2 pm, Fri 1 pm. $32, stu/srs $23. Show Info.
Gods Like Us. Factory Theatre. Theatre Nidana presents a play created and performed by Zazu Oke and Vince Deiulis. In 1917, on a yam field in Nigeria, a farmer is approached by a Canadian war recruiter to join the Allied troops to push back the German advance in East Africa. Previews from Nov 8, opens Nov 9 and runs to Nov 17, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $35. In the Studio Theatre. Show Info.
Between the Sheets. Small World Music Centre. by Jordi Mand (Martha Rose Productions). A Grade 3 parent-teacher interview spirals into a gripping and raw confrontation. Previews Nov 8, opens Nov 9 and runs to Nov 18, Thu-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $20-$25. Show Info.
The Penelopiad. Hart House Theatre. Hart House Theatre presents a play by Margaret Atwood. A re-telling of the epic tale in which a wife’s loyalty is rewarded with butchery and abuse. Opens Nov 9 and runs to Nov 24, Wed-Sat 8 pm, mat Nov 24 at 2 pm. $28, srs $17, stu $12-$15. Show Info.
Humans. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Circa presents an acrobatic dance production created by Yaron Lifschitz. Ten acrobats take us on a journey of what it means to be human, and of how our bodies, our connections and our aspirations all form part of who we are. Nov 9 at 8 pm. $63-$157. Show Info.
Butt Kapinski. May Cafe. Sweet Action Theatre Company presents a show created and performed by Deanna Fleysher. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a choose-your-own-adventure murder mystery. This funny, filthy, fully interactive ride is riddled with sex, sin, shadows and subterfuge. Adults only. Nov 9 at 8 pm. $17.50. Show Info.
Anna Karenina. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. The National Ballet of Canada presents John Neumeier’s ballet based on Leo Tolstoy’s novel. Opens Nov 10 and runs to Nov 18, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun & Thu 2 pm. $40 & up. Show Info.
Letters From the Great War. Young Centre for the Performing Arts. Soulpepper presents a musical and epistolary commemoration of the First World War. Nov 10-11, Sat 6 pm, Sun 3 pm. $25. Show Info.
Listings based primarily on NOW! Stage Listings