Playlistings for the Week of July 22nd, 2019

Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of July 22nd, 2019.

MoT is here with fabulous suggestions for the theatre-goer in you! We’re well into summer, and thrilled to continue to check out great Toronto theatre post-Fringe! Our newest editor, Leanne has highlighted the shows she’s most excited about in red! Take a look at our list below and we guarantee you’ll find your next theatrical obsession!

Already Reviewed by MoT:

The Lion King. Princess of Wales Theatre. by Tim Rice, Elton John, Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi (Mirvish). The circle of life returns to Toronto in this musical based on the Disney film. Opens Jun 13 and runs to Aug 4, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 6:30 pm, mat Sat 1 pm, Sun 2 pm. $99-$250.
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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare in Action). Little Avenue Memorial Park. A 75 minute vibrant, professional, and family-friendly production of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedy, filled with fairies, unrequited love, and a donkey. July 16th – 28th 7:00 pm. Free
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Porch View Dances (Kaeja D’Dance). 92 London St. Seaton Village once again becomes the stage for participants from all over the city! Join Maurycy as he guides audiences on a tour through the neighbourhood. Along the way, you’ll see dances performed by everyday people (families, friends, and even strangers!) on porches and lawns and vignettes danced by professionals in the most unexpected places. July 17-20 2019 at 7:00 pm and July 21 at 1:00 pm. PWYC
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Fool For Love (Soulpepper Theatre). Young Center for the Performing Arts. Some people you just can’t quit. On the edge of the desert, passions are buried deep, and secrets even deeper. Eddie has come to bring May out of hiding and win her back, no matter who stands in the way. This celebrated work from Sam Shepard combines his characteristic dark humour with a raw energy that won’t let go. July 13 – August 11. Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm with matinees on Wednesdays and weekends at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $38 – $108 or $38 for students with ID.
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Much Ado About Nothing (Canadian Stage). High Park Ampitheatre (1873 Bloor St W). July 4 – September 1. Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays at 8:00 pm. Tickets are PWYC (suggested $20) at the gate or you can reserve a spot online for $30 (for adults). Admission for children 14 and under is free.
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Measure for Measure (Canadian Stage). High Park Ampitheatre. July 4 -September 1. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. Tickets are PWYC (suggested $20) at the gate or you can reserve a spot online for $30 (for adults). Admission for children 14 and under is free.
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And Everything Else:

A Little Black Lie. Tarragon Theatre. Troy Crossfield (Crossfield House Productions). As they prepare to marry, a couple confront unresolved issues and skeletons from the past. Jul 24-28, Wed-Sat 8 pm, Sun 2:30 pm. $40-$50.
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Las Meninas. Red Sandcastle Theatre. Red Sandcastle Theatre presents a play in three acts set in the 17th century Spanish king’s court. Jul 24-28, Wed-Sun 8 pm. $20.
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Zahhak The Legend of the Serpent King. Fleck Dance Theatre. Tirgan Festival presents a shadow-play performance by Hamid Rahmanian, based on a Persian folk tale from the Book of Kings. This program is a combination of shadow play and a 3D book demonstration and is great for kids. Jul 27-28, Sat-Sun 2 and 5 pm. $20 & up.
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A (Musical) Midsummer Night’s Dream. Various Venues. Driftwood Theatre presents a musical version of William Shakespeare’s comedy as part of the Bard’s Bus Tour. Various parks from Napanee to Orillia to Ingersoll (Toronto shows: Jul 26-27 at Withrow Park, Jul 30 at Guild Park, Aug 15 at Daniels Spectrum Courtyard) . The Bard’s Bus Tour runs Jul 19-Aug 18, see website for schedule, locations and more details. PWYC.
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SOLT Mini-Festival of Opera. Robert Gill Theatre. Summer Opera Lyric Theatre presents performances showcasing young artists from the 8-week summer intensive course. The program consists of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata; Victor Davies and Eugene Benson’s Earnest, The Importance Of Being; and a double bill of Giacomo Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi & Ralph Vaughn Williams’s Riders To The Sea. July 27-Aug 4, see website for schedule. $28, stu/srs $22; subscription $60.
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Cries of the Earth. Array Space. By Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (Art Song Collaborative Project). A young woman gets entangled with the spirits of Nature and Greed in this contemporary opera about climate change. Jul 26-27, Fri 7 pm, Sat 2 pm. $25. Also runs: July 28 at 2 pm, at Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, 10066 Yonge Street.
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WeTropolis. Children’s Peace Theatre. Children’s Peace Theatre presents a collaborative creation featuring kids age 8-13 that takes a time-travel journey into our imaginations. Jul 26-27, Friday matinee 1 pm, free/pwyc; gala Saturday gala 5 pm, Adults $20, stu/srs $15, under 14 yrs $10, under 2 yrs free. Sat gala tickets at wtpls.eventbrite.com, email cpt.peacecamp@gmail.com or call at 416-752-1550.
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Anne. Guild Park & Gardens. Guild Festival Theatre presents outdoor theatre by Paul Ledoux, adapted from the Canadian novel Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery. Wed-Sun, 7:30 pm. $10-$30.
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