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What's on: in Toronto Theatre today?

Includes Classic Theatre (Perth ON), Drayton, Shaw and Stratford Summer Festivals,

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A Christmas Carol, The Family Musical With A Scrooge Loose!- Ross Petty Productions presents a wacky family-friendly holiday panto based on the classic Charles Dickens tale. Ebenezer Scrooge has discarded his humbug credo for some new big plans to own the holiday season. Cratchit, Marley, some ghosts and others come together to teach Scrooge the real meaning of Christmas with songs, dancing, jokes and ad-libs. Opens Nov 24 and runs to Dec 31, Wed-Sat 7 pm, see website for weekend matinees & other times. $27-$99. Family 4-pack $256. 1-855-599-9090.Elgin Theatre 189 Yonge, Toronto, Ontario http://rosspetty.com/

Annie (The Musical) @ Randolph Theatre Annie is a fiery young orphan girl who must live in a miserable orphanage run by the tyrannical Miss Hannigan. Her seemingly hopeless situation changes dramatically when she is selected to spend a short time at the residence of the wealthy munitions industrialist, Oliver Warbucks. Unlike most of the other children at Miss Hannigan's orphanage, spunky Annie believes that her parents are still alive and will one day return to claim her. So when Mr. Warbucks offers to adopt her, she asks the most powerful man in America to help find her real mom and dad instead, and he agrees. Runs December 8, 2017 to January 7, 2018. Ticket Costs TBA Ages 4+ Randolph Theatre 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON https://tickets.ticketwise.com/event/annie-the-musical

Bat Out Of Hell: The Musical - Ed Mirvish Theatre 244 Victoria, Toronto, Ontario. Mirvish presents the rock 'n' roll musical by Jim Steinman (producers: David Sonenberg, Michael Cohl, Randy Lennox and Tony Smith). A young rebel falls in love with the daughter of a powerful man in a post-apocalyptic world in this rock 'n' roll musical. runs to Dec 24, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Wed 1:30 pm, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $29-$139. https://www.mirvish.com/shows/bat-out-of-hell

Buddy Holly Winter Concert @ Randolph Theatre Experience Buddy Holly’s greatest hits in person, and in the original style, including “Peggy Sue”, “That’ll Be The Day”, “Oh Boy”, “Not Fade Away”, “Everyday”, “Rave On”, “Maybe Baby”, and many more! With only 3 performances, seating is limited! Grab your "buddys" and book tickets today! Runs December 12 to 14, 2017. Cost Information: Tickets $39.99 (Friend 4 Pack $139.96) For tickets please contact the Box Office at 416-907-0468 Randolph Theatre 736 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON https://tickets.ticketwise.com/event/buddy-holly-winter-concert

Curious George @ The Lower Ossington Theatre. Everyone's favorite mischievous monkey and his friend in the yellow hat sing and dance up a storm in this adventure-filled musical! All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year. George has been waiting all month for that day, a day almost bigger than his birthday! Determined to help his friend, Chef Pisghetti, George goes on a mission to enter the chef's meatballs in the world-famous Golden Meatball Contest in Rome. With every swing and flip, George takes the audience through a fun-filled adventure in which learns more about Rome—and meatballs—and the “secret ingredient” in cooking! Running time: Approx. 1 hr, no intermission Runs to December 30, 2017. https://tickets.ticketwise.com/event/curious-george Ticket Prices TBA The Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario

Dr. Seuss's The Lorax - Mirvish presents the musical based on the classic children's book. Music and lyrics by Charlie Fink, adapted by David Grieg. The classic fable about greed, pollution and protecting the earth comes to life in a musical for ages 5 and up. opens Dec 17 and runs to Jan 21, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mat Wed, Sat-Sun 1:30 pm (and Dec 14 & 28). $59-$139. Royal Alexandra Theatre 260 King W, Toronto, Ontario https://www.mirvish.com/shows/the-lorax

ouse Guests - CORPUS and DanceWorks CoWorks present a site-specific creation that sees a residential dwelling remodeled as a museum of contemporary performances. Opens Nov 21 and runs to Dec 17, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat-Sun 5 pm. $30. Venue is at 8 Baden St, a three-storey house with stairs. in the Dundas & Ossington area. Adult content. http://corpus.ca/docsEn/creation-HG.html

Murder Mystery - Mimico Vice @ Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre. 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM Travel back to 1987 with our murder mystery, Mimico Vice! Can you solve this hilarious whodunnit? Arrival is from 6:30 for a fabulous three course dinner that you order from our menu. You have a choice of salad or the soup-of-the-day. There’s a choice of four main courses, including: chicken, fish, beef or a Vegetarian dish. There are two incredible desserts to choose from, and coffee and tea. It’s all done in-house. The mystery itself begins around 8:00 pm. The actors enter “in character” and mingle with the guests. (They schmooze with them.) You find out who the characters are, how they relate to each other, and the theme of the mystery.

The Details: Show Tickets:* $45.20 to $94 Thur, Fri and Sat only (this includes our 3-course meal with coffee or tea, all taxes and gratuities, and the mystery).Runs To January 27, 2018 Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, 2026 Yonge St Toronto ON http://www.mysteriouslyyours.ca/

Marine Life - Tarragon Theatre 30 Bridgman, Toronto, Ontario by Rosa Laborde (Aluna Theatre/Tarragon). An ecological activist is caught between her own environmental extremism and falling in love with a man who has a secret dependency on plastic. runs to Dec 17, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat & Sun 2:30 pm. $22-$60. Extraspace. http://www.tarragontheatre.com/show/marine-life/

Mr. Shi And His Lover - Tarragon Theatre 30 Bridgman, Toronto, Ontario by Wong Teng Chi and Njo Kong Kie (Macau Experimental Theatre/Music Picnic/Point of View Art Assoc). Chinese opera and vintage pop are used to tell the story of an espionage scandal in which a French diplomat falls in love with a mysterious opera singer. runs to Dec 17, Tue-Sat 8 pm, mat Sat & Sun 2:30 pm. $22-$60. In the Mainspace. http://www.tarragontheatre.com/show/mr-shi-and-his-lover/

The Illusionists – Live From Broadway - (Mirvish). Theatre, magic, comedy and illusions by Darcy Oake, Jeff Hobson, An Ha Lim, Colin Cloud and others. Previews from Dec 12, opens Dec 14 and runs to Jan 7, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm $59-$139. Princess of Wales Theatre 300 King W, Toronto, Ontario https://www.mirvish.com/shows/the-illusionists

The Nutcracker - The National Ballet of Canada presents Tchaikovsky's holiday classic ballet choreographed by James Kudelka. Dec 9-30, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 145 Queen W, Toronto, Ontario https://national.ballet.ca/Homepage?


The little Toronto theatre directory

Alumnae Theatre - http://www.alumnaetheatre.com/
Bloor West Village Playhouse - https://villageplayers.net/
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre - http://buddiesinbadtimes.com/
Canadian Stage Company - http://www.canadianstage.com/
Crow's Theatre - http://www.crowstheatre.com/
Driftwood Theatre - http://www.driftwoodtheatre.com/
Factory Theatre - http://www.factorytheatre.ca/
Lemontree Creations - http://www.lemontreecreations.ca/
Nightwood Theatre - http://www.nightwoodtheatre.net/
Solar Stage Children's Theatre - http://www.solarstage.on.ca/
Red Castle Theatre - http://redsandcastletheatre.com/
Soul Pepper - https://www.soulpepper.ca/
The Tarragon Theatre - http://www.tarragontheatre.com/
Theatre Centre (The) - http://theatrecentre.org/
Theatre Francais de Toronto - http://theatrefrancais.com/fr/
Theatre Passe Muraille - http://passemuraille.ca/
Young Peoples Theatre - http://www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca/


Classic Theatre Festival 2017 (Perth Ontario)

Our Venue: 54 Beckwith St. E., Perth, Ontario, By phone: 1-877-283-1283 ext 1 (toll free). By mail: PO Box 2121, 57 Foster St., Perth, ON, K7H 1R0 Perth is a town in Eastern Ontario, Canada. It is located on the Tay River, 83 kilometres (52 mi) southwest of Ottawa, Tickets Now on Sale: http://classictheatre.ca/

Drayton Entertainment

An award-winning, not-for-profit charitable organization, Drayton Entertainment produces the finest in live theatre at seven venues in southwestern Ontario. Each theatre maintains its distinct identity, but at the same time, combines the strengths and energy of all to provide an entertainment experience that is unparalleled. From Mid June to Christmas https://www.draytonentertainment.com

Honk! - St. Jacobs Country Playhouse St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - Sunday, December 24, 2017

Rock of Ages - Dunfield Theatre Cambridge Cambridge Wednesday, Runs to Sunday, November 05, 2017

Kings and Queens of Country - St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre St. Jacobs, Waterloo Region Tuesday, Runs to Sunday, December 24, 2017

Shaw Festival

http://www.shawfest.com/ Phone 1-800-511-7429 The Shaw Festival presents plays in four distinctive theatres: the Festival Theatre – The Shaw’s flagship theatre, the historic Court House Theatre where The Shaw first began performing, the Royal George Theatre, modeled after an Edwardian opera house and the Studio Theatre, the home of our contemporary Shavians in our 175-seat most intimate space. All theatres are within a short walking distance of each other.

A Christmas Carol - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Saturday, December 23, 2017

Stratford Festival

The Stratford Festival, formerly known as the Stratford Shakespearean, Shakespeare Festival and then Stratford Shakespeare Festival, is an internationally recognized annual repertory theatre festival running from April to October. About Stratford, Ontario. The Festival runs from April to October, and has four permanent venues: the Festival Theatre, the Avon Theatre, the Tom Patterson Theatre, and the Studio Theatre. http://www.stratfordfestival.ca/ - Phone 1-800-567-1600


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