Today is Mirvish Day!
As part of JAZZ.FM91’s holiday fundraising campaign, your donation on Wednesday, December 11, will enter you into a draw to win a pair of tickets to:
- Come From Away on December 21;
- Piaf/Dietrich on December 19;
- Anastasia on December 18;
- Cats on December 20;
- The Illusionists on January 2; or
- The Phantom of the Opera on January 10
…courtesy of Mirvish Productions.
Come From Away
Saturday, December 21
Royal Alexandra Theatre
Winner of four 2019 Olivier Awards – Best New Musical, Outstanding Achievement in Music, Best Theatre Choreographer and Best Sound Design.
The breathtaking new musical that Toronto has embraced with open arms, Come from Away has audiences leaving the theatre night after night claiming they are “proud to be Canadian!”
It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town became the epicenter of a remarkable true story filled with unusual characters, unexpected camaraderie and uncommon generosity.
Written by Tony-nominated Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, and helmed by Tony-winning Best Director, Christopher Ashley, Come From Away “takes you to a place you never want to leave!” (Newsweek)
Thursday, December 19
Based on a true story, Piaf/Dietrich is a musical drama that explores the intimate and entertaining portrait of a fascinating friendship between show business legends that began under the most unlikely of circumstances and lasted their entire lives.
Featuring 20 of their unforgettable hits including La Vie En Rose, Milord, and Where Have All the Flowers Gone, and starring two of Canada’s leading actors, Louise Pitre and Jayne Lewis, Piaf/Dietrich is an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Wednesday, December 18
Ed Mirvish Theatre
Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia makes its Canadian Premiere at the Ed Mirvish Theatre this December.
From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.
Friday, December 20
Princess of Wales Theatre
CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, is now playing in Toronto!
Audiences and critics alike are rediscovering this beloved musical with breathtaking music, including one of the most treasured songs in musical theatre — Memory. Winner of 7 Tony Awards including BEST MUSICAL, CATS tells the story of one magical night when an extraordinary tribe of cats gathers for its annual ball to rejoice and decide which cat will be reborn.
The Phantom of the Opera
Friday, January 10
Princess of Wales Theatre
Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera will make a triumphant return to Toronto as part of its North American Tour.
Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before”. The beloved story of a young soprano who becomes the obsession of disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opera House will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this Phantom one of the largest productions now on tour.
The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays
Thursday, January 2
Meridian Hall (formerly the Sony Centre)
Celebrate the holidays with the entire family at The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays, a mind-blowing showcase featuring the jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, and daring escapes performed by master entertainers who’ve captivated audiences worldwide.
Mirvish Productions was founded in 1987 by David Mirvish, son of Toronto retailing icon and owner of the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Ed Mirvish. Today Mirvish Productions is the largest theatrical promoter in Canada, helping Toronto become one of the most important theatrical centres in the world behind Broadway and London.
Each Year Mirvish welcomes thousands of theatre goers to see award-winning musicals, dramas, and comedies at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, Princess of Wales Theatre, Ed Mirvish Theatre and CAA Theatre.