This Week in Theatre: Of a Monstrous Child, Dialogues Des Carmelites, Charge Of The Expormidable Moose
Of a Monstrous Child: A Gaga Musical / Buddies in Bad Times / 8:00pm/2:30pm / $37
Buddies in Bad Times presents a musical for all you Little Monsters out there. That's right, the pop culture provocateur Lady Gaga is profiled in Of a Monstrous Child, which promises to feature "a collection of the art world's greatest icons." Kimberly Persona stars as the lady in question alongside Bruce Dow, Gavin Crawford, Tyson James, Chy Ryan Spain, and Kyle Travis Young.
This Week in Theatre: Stopheart, The Golden Mean, John and Beatrice, I Will Not Hatch!, The Mousetrap
Stopheart / Factory Theatre / 8:00pm/2:00pm / $22-$42
Amy Lee Lavoie burst onto the scene from the National Theatre School with Rabbit Rabbit, which was a smash hit in Montreal in 2009. Her second full-length play, Stopheart, considers the psychology of small-town living. Set in a Northern Ontario crossroads called South Porcupine, Elian and his best friend July confront death, love, and everything in between the only way they know how, together.
The Book of Mormon / Princess of Wales / 8:00pm/2:00pm / $59-$100+
The smash hit musical Book of Mormon finally opens in Toronto to an eager audience of fans looking to take in the satiric religious fare from the revered comic duo Trey Parker and Matt Stone. It follows two Mormon missionaries who are sent to Uganda to help those struggling to find the light. The show amassed nine Tony awards and wide-sweeping critical acclaim on its way to becoming one of those special musicals that only comes along once a decade or so. The production is already sold out at Mirvish, but there is a lottery for extra tickets.