This Week in Theatre: Cinderella, Paris/Toronto Project, Rock.Paper.Sistahz, The Aleph, The Lion King
This week in theatre rounds up the most noteworthy live theatre playing right now in Toronto. It includes just-opened shows as well as productions that are about to close.
Cinderella / Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts / Thursday 7:30/Sunday 2:00pm / $12-$80 Rush Tickets
The story you remember as a kid given an operatic treatment. Rossini's La Cenerentola is a faithful rendition of the story of Cinderella with the dazzling panache we've come to expect from the COC. The costumes and scenery make it feel as if you've stepped right into the fairy tale. Rush tickets and standing room discounts to be had.
Paris/Toronto Project / Winchester Street Theatre / 8pm/2pm / $20-$26 PWYC Matinee
Toronto was voted the second most "successful" city in the world this month by PriceWaterhouseCooper. The accolade is a reflection of our financial, development, and environmental innovation, but also a testament to the strength of our artistic and cultural offerings. Case in point, two world premiere works by French choreographers Alban Richard and Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh featuring eleven incredible dancers.
Rock.Paper.Sistahz / Artscape Wychwood Barns / Various times--refer to schedule / $10-$25
b current presents the 10th anniversary of Rock.Paper.Sistahz, a festival of word, sound, performance, and more. Over ten full days, the festival is a celebration of performance work by black women artists and artists of colour. It features performances by Sharron McLeod, Raven Dauda, Rita Deverell, Shauntay Grant, AfroChic, Ellipsis Tree Collective from Calgary, and Tobagonian guests.
The Aleph / Young Centre for the Performing Arts / 8pm/2pm / $28-$60
Daniel Brooks, Michael Levine, and Diego Matamoros. These are three names that equal theatrical success and when they converge on one project you're guaranteed to walk away from something thought-provoking. This adaptation of a short story by Argentinean master Jorge Luis Borges delighted theatre-goers last year as part of Soulpepper's lab series and is back to engage audiences again.
The Lion King / Princess of Wales Theatre / 7:30pm/2:00pm/ $25 - $100+ /
If you've seen the light post banners around the city and are considering a return to the pride, it's best to make a move down to the Princess of Wales and catch The Lion King before it closes. Will Simba revenge the death of his father? Will Timon and Pumbaa share their no-worries philosophy? You bet. This Toronto classic closes on June 12.
Lead photo by bigdaddyhame in the blogTO pool.
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