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Theatre and film buffs will be thrilled with what’s on stage and on screen.
Summer heats up on the stage as theatre festivals swing into action with various venues and playhouses announcing their seasonal playbills.
Works by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries grace the stage at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This season promises drama, murder, politics, hilarity and an epic Narnia adventure in 13 productions across three stages.
The 12-production 2019 lineup at the Stratford Festival will focus on a central theme of ‘Breaking Boundaries’. Classics from The Bard are Othello, Henry VIII and The Merry Wives of Windsor while contemporaries include Billy Elliot the Musical, Little Shop of Horrors and family favourite The Neverending Story.
Take in a Broadway show at one of the Mirvish venues offering up some of Toronto top theatre including The Book of Mormon and Disney’s Lion King.
ONTARIO SUMMER THEATRE
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Find out what's on stage with Toronto's Soulpepper Theatre Company or check out an alternative theatre scene with the Theatre Passe Muraille, the Factory Theatre or during the unconventional Fringe Festival.
You’ll be treated to uniquely Canadian contemporary productions at the Blyth Festival in Goderich.
The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts will keep you up to date on what’s playing on Toronto’s stages; download their TOnight mobile app for on-the-go performing arts tickets, reviews and searches.
Expand your mind with great contemporary, independent film during the Reel Asian Film Festival or visit the TIFF Bell Lightbox for exhibitions related to film and theatre. Check out some of the great annual LGBTQ film festivals taking place throughout the year.