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Theatre Guide Toronto’s Official Guide to Theatre, Dance and Opera

JAN FEB 2013 Vol. 9 No. 3

What’s HOT? Robin Hood: The Legendary Musical Comedy January 11, 2013 – January 26, 2013

This Canadian-made musical is a witty and amusing twist on one of the most famous legends in the English language: that of the dashing, daring and handsome man in tights, Robin of Locksley, who steals from the rich and gives to the poor. Hart House Theatre (7 Hart House Cir.); 416.978.8849; harthousetheatre.ca

And Slowly Beauty… February 20, 2013 - March 31, 2013

After Mr. Mann spends a few precious hours at the theatre watching Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, something unexpected stirs inside of him and his quiet yearning for happiness blossoms. Theatre Niveau Parking’s love letter to art. Tarragon Theatre (30 Bridgman Ave.); 416.531.1827; tarragontheatre.com

AS I LAY DYING March 8, 2013 - March 31, 2013

Theatre Smith-Gilmour’s original adaptation of Faulkner’s AS I LAY DYING is the evocative Southern gothic chronicle of the Bundren family odyssey across the Mississippi countryside to bury their wife and mother. Farce and calamity meld together in a 40-mile funeral procession, an absurdly tragicomic journey through the grotesque intersection of character and circumstance.     Theatre Smith-Gilmour; Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue); 416.504.7529; artsboxoffice.ca

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tarragontheatre.com 30 Bridgman Ave | 416.531.1827 Legend: Play | Musical | Comedy | Young Audience

theatre 4.48 PSYCHOSIS Feb 11 – Feb 23; A cragged landscape where viewers are compelled to confront the convention of depression. Necessary Angel Theatre Company, Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416.703.0406; necessaryangel.com

AGOKWE Feb 20 – Feb 24 Waawaate Fobister’s tale of social isolation, lost traditions, and a community struggling to redefine itself is wrapped in a queer love story about two teenage boys from neighbouring reserves, an all nation hockey tournament, and Nanabush, the trickster. Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 1.800.204.0855

AND SLOWLY BEAUTY… Feb 20 – Mar 31 When Mr. Mann wins tickets to The Three Sisters, he knows he must go. Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416.531.1827; tarragontheatre.com

AS I LAY DYING Mar 8 – Mar 31 A Southern gothic chronicle of the Bundren family’s odyssey across Mississippi. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416.504.7529; theatresmithgilmour.com

CINDERELLA IN MUDDY YORK Dec 28 – Jan 5 Reset in Upper Canada where Cinderella is expected to cater to every whim of her recently immigrated stepmother and sisters. Puppetmongers, Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416.504.7529; puppetmongers.com

Avenue q Dec 13 – Jan 20 The story of a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams. *Not intended for children. Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416.915.6747; lowerossingtontheatre.com

awake Jan 3 – Jan 13 AWAKE explores the ripple effect of gangs within a community. Expect Theatre, Next Stage Festival, Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. 416.966.1062; expect.org

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Jan 25 – Feb 9 When Gerald’s mother meets her son’s new boss they immediately recognize each other from their youthful days. Alumnae Theatre, 70 Berkeley St.

CLYBOURNE PARK Feb 12 – Mar 3 A hilarious look at race and real estate that asks questions many of us may not want to confront. Studio 180 Theatre and Mirvish Productions, Panasonic Theatre, 651 Yonge St. 416.872.1212; mirvish.com

COMPANY Jan 3 – Feb 3 A single man is unable to commit to a steady relationship, his best friends, and his three girlfriends. Theatre 20, Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416.847.6327; theatre20. com

416.364.4170; alumnaetheatre.com

DACHSHUND UN Feb 28 – Mar 3 A meeting of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights is staged with the help of specially recruited dachshunds. Harbourfront Centre World Stage 2013, Harbour-

BODY 13 Jan 16 – Jan 26 The politics of the sexualized body using intertwined stories of desire. Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave.

front Centre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416.973.4000; harbourfrontcentre.com/ worldstage

416.504.7529; artsboxoffice.ca

APARTMENT 3A Jan 31 – Feb 9 Reeling from the loss of the love of her life, Annie searches for a reason to hope again. Amicus Productions, Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Dr. 416.860.6176; amicusproductions.ca

CATALPA Jan 15 – Feb 2 The true story of Irish expatriates and their hare-brained scheme to sail a whaling ship to Australia. Blood in the

DO YOU WANT WHAT I HAVE GOT? A CRAIGSLIST CANTATA Jan 30 – Mar 3 This original musical sets actual Craigslist postings to music. Acting Up Stage Company and Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St.

Aleey, Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416.504.7529; artsboxoffice.ca

416.504.9971; factorytheatre.ca; actingupstage.com


Ian Lake; photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

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This is War by Hannah Moscovitch | directed by Richard Rose WORLD PREMIERE

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NOW PL AYING TO FEB 3

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EXTRA SPACE

“fast-paced fun” Mike Shara; photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

–Vancouver Sun

N And the M ext in Slo ains wly pac Bea e: uty ...

The Amorous Adventures of Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler | adapted and directed by Morris Panych

NOW PLAYING TO FEB 10

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MAINSPACE

tarragontheatre.com 30 Bridgman Ave | 416.531.1827 EVERY LETTER COUNTS Jan 26 – Feb 24 Bunny looks back at the legacy of her uncle, Filipino political and cultural icon Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St, 416.504.9971; factorytheatre.ca

ONCE UPON A MURDER: A FAIRYTALE MURDER MYSTERY! Jan 25 – ongoing Everyone has gathered for the wedding of Prince Charming and Sleeping Beauty. Before they can live happily ever after, someone is murdered. Mysteriously Yours…Mystery Dinner Theatre, 2026 Yonge St. 416.486.7469; mysteriouslyyours.com

HERe TO HEAR Feb 4 – Feb 21 A joyful, interactive play about hearing the world of music through different ears. Young People’s

OTHELLO, C’EST QUI (OTHELLO, WHO’S THAT) Feb 6 – 9

Theatre, 165 Front St. E. 416.862.2222; youngpeoplestheatre.ca

A fearless and radical reinvestigation of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic characters. Harbourfront Centre World Stage 2013, Harbourfront

LITTLE ONE Feb 14 – Mar 17 Claire and Aaron love each other but for some, loving and destroying are the same thing. Tarragon The-

Centre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416.973.4000; harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD Feb 7 – Mar 2 Two men sit, summoned to the Danish court for an assignment. Soulpepper Theatre Company, Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Ln. Distillery Historic District, 416.866.8666; soulpepper.ca

SHAKESPEARE’S NIGGA Feb 1 –Feb 23 Two iconic black characters in Shakespeare`s work are brought to life in this visionary play. Obsidian Theatre Company and 3D Atomic, Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416.504.7529; obsidiantheatre.com

OTHER PEOPLE’S CHILDREN Feb 14 – Mar 24 When Briony re-

someone else Jan 7 –Feb 2 A naked examination of marriage, middle age, and the delicate nature of change. Canadian Stage Com-

love letters Jan 25 – Feb 5 An entertaining and insightful look at friendship, love, and life. Encore Entertainment, Toronto Centre for

turns to work, she and her husband hire a live-in nanny to care for their young daughter. Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416.531.1827;

pany, Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416.368.3110; canadianstage.com

the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416.250.3708; tocentre.com

tarragontheatre.com

mummenschanz Jan 22 A wonderful visual story using

PINKALICIOUS every Sunday – Feb 24 Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Lower Oss-

atre, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416.531.1827; tarragontheatre.com

funny masks, complex props, and lighting. Rose Theatre Brampton, 1 Theatre Ln. 905.874.2800; rosetheatre.ca

ington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave. 416.915.6747; lowerossingtontheatre.com

NEXT STAGE FESTIVAL Jan 2 – 13 Toronto’s premiere winter theatre event showcasing independent theatre artists. The Toronto Fringe, Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. 416.966.1062; fringetoronto.com/ next-stage-festival/

ROBIN HOOD: THE LEGENDARY MUSICAL COMEDY Feb 7 – Mar 2 This musical features clever, biting, and amusing twists on the familiar legends of Robin Hood. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Cir. 416.978.8849; harthousetheatre.ca

SPOTLIGHT JAPAN Feb 26 –Mar 2 This biennial international festival offers a rare opportunity to sample work from Japan. Canadian Stage Company, Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416.368.3110; canadianstage.com

sweeney todd Feb 7 – Feb 23 The barber of Fleet Street returns to remind audiences that revenge is a dish best served hot. Scarborough Music Theatre, Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416.267.9292; theatrescarborough.com


Ian Lake; photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

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This is War by Hannah Moscovitch | directed by Richard Rose WORLD PREMIERE

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NOW PL AYING TO FEB 3

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EXTRA SPACE

“fast-paced fun” Mike Shara; photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

–Vancouver Sun

N And the M ext in Slo ains wly pac Bea e: uty ...

The Amorous Adventures of Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler | adapted and directed by Morris Panych

NOW PLAYING TO FEB 10

|

MAINSPACE

tarragontheatre.com 30 Bridgman Ave | 416.531.1827 THE 34TH RHUBARB FESTIVAL Feb 20 – Mar 3 Hundreds of local and international artists transform Buddies into a hotbed of creativity. Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St. 416.975.8555;

THE FINE ART OF MURDER. A SHERLOCK HOMES MYSTERY! ongoing to Feb 6 Holmes solve the riddle and crack the case?

THE WIZARD OF OZ Dec 20 – Ongoing This new production contains all the beloved songs, favourite characters, and iconic moments, plus a few surprises. Mirvish Productions, Ed Mirvish Theatre,

buddiesinbadtimes.com

Mysteriously Yours…Mystery Dinner Theatre, 2026 Yonge St. 416.486.7469; mysteriouslyyours.com

THE AMOUROUS ADVENTURES OF ANATOL Jan 1 – Feb 10 The incurably romantic Anatol pursues each woman as if she is “the one,” without commitment or care. Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman

THE FULL MONTY Feb 13 – Feb 17 Seeing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their “Girls’ Night Out,” unemployed steelworkers come up with a way to make some cash.

THIS IS WAR Dec 28 – Feb 3 Captain Stephen Hughes is always looking for the next threat, knowing it can come at any time from any direction. Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave. 416.531.1827;

Ave. 416.531.1827; tarragontheatre.com

Rose Theatre Brampton, 1 Theatre Ln. 905.874.2800; rosetheatre.ca

tarragontheatre.com

THE BEST OF THE SECOND CITY Monday nights and select Friday nights - subject to change The Second City Touring Company comes home for an unforgettable night of classic and original sketch comedy. The Second City, 51 Mercer St. 416.343.0011; secondcity.com

THE PENELOPIAD Jan 8 – Feb 10 Atwood’s acerbic wit brings one of history’s most powerful myths to the contemporary imagination. Nightwood Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, 12 Alexander St.

TWO ROOMS Jan 30 – Feb 3 Mercier is a police officer: Canadian, white, charming. Maha, his wife, is a doctor: young, beautiful, and Muslim. She has a lot to confess. So does he. Théâtre Français de

416.975.8555; nightwoodtheatre.net

Toronto, Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. 416.534.6604; theatrefrancais.com

THE CAT CAME BACK Feb 28 – Mar 16 A merry band of musicians help their grumpy neighbour and his curious cat negotiate a way to live together. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E.

THE POWER OF HARRIET T! Feb 4 – Feb 22 The powerful, true story of Harriet Tubman, who led hundreds of slaves to freedom and inspired hope for thousands more. Young People’s Theatre, 165

416.862.2222; youngpeoplestheatre.ca

Front St. E. 416.862.2222; youngpeoplestheatre.ca

THE DE CHARDIN PROJECT Feb 7 – Feb 17 A daring tale of love, adventure, and humanity that journeys across continents and cultures. Quickening Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave.

THE SECOND CITY’S IMPROV ALL-STARS Every Tues The Second City’s greatest comedic minds throw away their scripts and their inhibitions to battle wits before a live audience.

416.504.7529; thequickeningtheatre.com

The Second City, 51 Mercer St. 416.343.0011; secondcity.com

244 Victoria St. 416.872.1212; mirvish.com

WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN Jan 3 – Jan 13 A comedy with guts about fate and the TTC. QuestionMark-Exclamation Theatre, Next Stage Festival, Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst St. 416.966.1062; questionmarkexclamation.com

WE’VE TOTALLY (PROBABLY) GOT THIS ongoing – Jan 31 The Second City’s latest collection of hilarious sketches, songs, and improvisations. The Second City, 51 Mercer St. 416.343.0011; secondcity.com


Ian Lake; photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

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This is War by Hannah Moscovitch | directed by Richard Rose WORLD PREMIERE

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NOW PL AYING TO FEB 3

|

EXTRA SPACE

“fast-paced fun” Mike Shara; photo by Cylla von Tiedemann.

–Vancouver Sun

N And the M ext in Slo ains wly pac Bea e: uty ...

The Amorous Adventures of Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler | adapted and directed by Morris Panych

NOW PLAYING TO FEB 10

|

MAINSPACE

tarragontheatre.com 30 Bridgman Ave | 416.531.1827

DANCE

OPERA

DANCE ONTARIO Jan 18 – Jan 20 Celebrate Dance Weekend’s 20th anniversary! Harbourfront Centre Next Steps; Fleck Dance Theatre,

LA CLEMENZA DI TITO Feb 3 – Feb 22 In the face of betrayal by those closest to him, Emperor Tito chooses to forgive. Canadian

207 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000; harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps

Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416.363.8231; coc.ca

NEXTSTEPS ongoing – May 25 Featuring 25 companies, each one showcasing the incredible spectrum of dance. Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416.973.4000; harbourfrontcentre.com/nextsteps/

TRISTAN UND ISOLDE Jan 29 – Feb 23 In this famous legend, a love-potion binds Tristan to Isolde. Canadian Opera Company, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416.363.8231; coc.ca

STEREOPHONIC Feb 27 – Mar 3 A stunning mixed bill of choreographies by Peggy Baker. Peggy Baker Dance Projects, Betty Oliphant Theatre, 404 Jarvis St. 1.800.836.3006; peggybakerdance.com

MUSIC

THE BODY IN QUESTION Jan 18 – Jan 20 Christopher House in new solo adaptations of News and At Once. Toronto Dance Theatre,

BAROQUE LONDON Jan 17 – Jan 22 The remembrances of Mr. Neale, forgotten oboist to G.F. Handel. Tafelmusik, Trinity-St. Paul’s

Winchester Street Theatre, 80 Winchester St. 416.967.1365; tdt.org

Centre, 427 Bloor St W. 416.964.6337; tafelmusik.org

LA OTRA ORILLA (HOMOBLABLATUS) Feb 14 – 16 Witness a dynamic collaboration between dancer/choreographer Myriam Allard and the soulful live singing of Hedi Graja. DanceWorks,

MOZART REQUIEM Feb 21 – Feb 24 Shrouded in mystery since Mozart’s death. Tafelmusik, Koerner Hall, 273 Bloor St. W. 416.964.6337;

Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, danceworks.ca

SEM MIM & IMA Feb 19 – Feb 23 Two spectacular dance productions from Grupo Corpo (Brazil). Harbourfront Centre World Stage, 207 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000, harbourfrontcentre.com/worldstage

tafelmusik.org


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