March, 2020

Many of Toronto’s theatre, dance and music organizations announced their 2020/21 seasons last month so we know we’ve got a great variety of performances to look forward to well into next year. Some of the productions we’re looking forward to include The Musical Stage Company and Crow’s Theatre Production of Natashia, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, “a stunning, blazingly original musical”, and the Mirvish production of & Juliet, hailed as “dazzlingly brilliant” and “a ridiculous amount of fun“.

But those shows don’t arrive until early next year; there’s lots to enjoy before then! Following is a small sampling of what’s onstage this month in Toronto’s major theatres.

The National Ballet of Canada presents a triple bill at the Four Seasons Centre from February 29 – March 7 that features the world premiere of a new ballet by choreographer Crystal Pite, and then follows it with perennial favourite Romeo and Juliet from March 11 to 22.

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is celebrating the Music of John Williams with a look back at four decades of his beloved works. It’s on at Roy Thomson Hall from March 3 – 5.

Hamilton continues its long-awaited run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre through March. Don’t forget to sign up for the Hamilton Lottery for your chance to win the opportunity to buy $10 tickets to the show.

Come From Away continues at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Tickets are currently available for performances through July 5.

At the Princess of Wales Theatre, from March 10-22, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical takes us through her “tumultuous life, tempestuous loves and mega-watt musicals hits”. Summer will be followed by The Boyfriend at the end of March, a light-hearted “all-singing all-dancing love letter to 1920s musical comedies”. It’s onstage through April and stars stage and screen actor Kelsey Grammer.

New York’s world-famous, all-male ballet company Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo is at the Winter Garden Theatre on March 7 and 8. The troupe has been delighting audiences with its outrageous physical comedy and flawless ballet technique for more than 40 years.

This month Meridian Hall is presenting the Assassin’s Creed Symphony, a multimedia immersive symphonic project that “delivers an innovative new take on the music of the Assassin’s Creed franchise”; the Nederlands Dans Theatre – Mixed Program, one of the world’s leading contemporary dance companies; and more.

The George Weston Recital Hall in the Meridian Arts Centre is featuring the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra with The Indigo Project, and the 2020 Nowruz Festival.

Whether you’re a regular theatre-goer, or new to the world of musicals, orchestra or opera, if you attend a performance at one of Toronto’s major theatres listed on our homepage, please help us build our database by submitting a review of the view from your seat.

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