PLAYLISTINGS FOR THE WEEK OF AUGUST 19TH, 2019

Shows that Caught Our Eye in Toronto for the Week of August 19, 2019.

Don’t let the end of Summerworks get you down! Late August is the perfect time to check out lots of interesting new theatre experiences in Toronto. Or even better – relive a favourite! There is still plenty of great outdoor theatre to see alongside some wonderful new indoor performances! This week our intrepid Publisher Megan is here to highlight the theatre events that she would love to see in red! Take a look at our theatre listings below to see what has caught our eye this week.

Already Reviewed by MoT:

All’s Well That Ends Well. (Berczy Park at Front and Church) Dauntless City Theatre presents an outdoor, ambulatory production in , of the societal and political comedy that tackles desire, consent, trickery and toxic masculinity. Aug 2-25, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Matinee Sat-Sun 1 pm (no show Aug 9). PWYC.
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Art. (Soulpepper Theatre Young Centre for the Performing Arts – Distillery District). Friendships are tested when a man’s friends react to his purchase of an expensive painting. Preview shows Aug 9-14, opens Aug 15 and runs to Sep 1, see website for times. $38-$98.
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Come From Away. (Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St). By Irene Sankoff and David Hein (Mirvish). Newfoundlanders open their homes to stranded passengers following the September 11 terrorist attacks. Feb 5-Nov 23, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Matinees Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $39-$169, Limited rush $25 (premium tickets also available).
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Measure for Measure (Canadian Stage). (High Park Ampitheatre (1873 Bloor St W) 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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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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The Office! A Musical Parody. (CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge St.) By Bob and Tobly McSmith (Mirvish/Right Angle Entertainment). See the daily lives of the employees of a paper sales company in this musical parody of hit TV show The Office. Opens Jul 30 and runs to Aug 25, Tue-Sat 8 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $45-$79.
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Walking on Bombshells. (Second City, 51 Mercer St.) Second City’s 82nd MainStage Revue features Allana Reoch, PHATT Al, Chris Wilson, Sharjil Rasool, Stacey McGunnigle and Nadine Djoury. From toxic masculinity to turtle murder, this show turns our universal internal monologues into reflections that probably shouldn’t even be legal to say out loud. Runs to Sep 8: Tue-Thu 8 pm; Fri 7:30 pm; Sat 10 pm (and 7:30 pm, starting Jul 27); Sun 7:30 pm. See website for more days and times, exceptions and to buy tickets. $27 & up
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And Everything Else:

The Ends of the Earth. (Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley) Two men, each of whom is convinced that the other is following him, end up in a run-down hotel run by a strange couple in this story about how fear can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Preview Aug 22, opens Aug 23 and runs to Sep 1, Wed-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $25.
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Jacqueries Part 2. (The Citadel, 304 Parliament) Jacqueries Part 2 is an immersive, interactive dance/theatre work inspired by escape rooms and the history of surveillance. In general Jacqueries is all-ages and child-friendly, but there are some dark themes. Preview Aug 21 ($5.00) Opens Aug 22 and runs to Aug 24. Thur-Fri 6:15 pm & 8:00 pm, Sat 1pm. $20
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Jillian Jiggs. (Wychwood Theatre, 76 Wychwood.) Jillian and her pals dress up and go on adventures in this family show based on the books by Phoebe Gilman. For ages 4 and up. July 6-Sep 2, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $22.60.
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Peter Pan The Musical. (Randolph Theatre, 736 Bathurst) One of the greatest family adventures to ever play on a theatrical stage, JM Barrie’s much-loved tale takes flight! Featuring a modern soundtrack, this timeless story of the boy who could fly is a theatrical treat for young and old alike, as Peter Pan transports Wendy and the Darlings on an adventure they will never forget! For ages 4 and up. Aug 23 – Sep 22. Fri & Sat 7:30PM, Sat & Sun 3:30PM. $59.99-$69.99.
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Peter Pan’s Pirates. (Pirate Life Toronto, 333 Lake Shore Blvd E.)
Sly Jax, Ripper, and Long Shanks are pirates aboard the Jolly Roger. They spend their days working the ship and receiving orders from their Captain, James Hook. But when Captain Hook reveals that Peter Pan has returned to the Neverland, the trio realize their opportunity for revenge has finally come. Join the crew of the Jolly Roger and sail on the waters of the Neverland in this theatrical experience for all ages. Aug 23-25 7pm. $25
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Pirate Life 2019. (Pirate Life Toronto, 333 Lake Shore Blvd E.) 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, fire water cannons and search for sunken treasure. May 4 – Oct 13, see website for schedule. $27.
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REPRINT: Cygnus, Fangirl, What Goes Up (The Globe & Mail Centre, 351 King St. E.) The Musical Stage Company & Yonge Street Theatricals present the world premiere of three musicals. Prompted by major breaking news and surprising niche headlines, Canada’s most exciting musical minds have created an imaginative triptych of short original musicals inspired from the archives at the Globe and Mail. Aug 19 – 22, Mon-Tue 7 pm, Wed-Thu 5 & 8:30 pm. $25-$45.
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SHADE. (Rivoli, 334 Queen W.) Monthly show that celebrates women, POC and the LGBTQ2S+ community. Hosted by Anasimone George and featuring DeAnne Smith, Lilla Koi, Yaw Attuah, Sarah Ashby, Alan Shane Lewis and headliner Jialu Wang. Aug 23 9 pm. $15-$20.
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This is Prophetic! (MacMillan Theatre – Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queens Park) Against the Grain Theatre and U of T Opera present an evening of contemporary opera scenes staged by Michael Albano and Joel Ivany. Aug 21-22 at 7:30 pm. $20-$27.
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The Winter’s Tale (Withrow Park, 725 Logan St.) The Winter’s Tale (produced by Shakespeare in the Ruff) explores the relationship between repentance and forgiveness in a way that echoes loudly in our modern times. Bring a picnic, meet a neighbour and experience a summer’s night between the trees and beneath the stars. Aug 14 – Sep 2: Tue-Sun 7:30 pm, special Labour Day show Mon Sep 2. PWYC: $20 suggested donation (cash only).
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Your Dance Fest (Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie.) random acts of dance presents a community-oriented dance festival featuring professional performances, audience/artist interactions, free workshops, parties and more. Aug 23-25, see website for schedule. $15, stu/srs $10, child (under 12) $5. Family pass (2 adults & 2 kids) $30.
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Some listings based on NOW! Stage Listings.

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