Acting Up Stage/Obsidian Theatre Company. Passing Strange. Music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, lyrics and book by Stew, created in collaboration with Annie Dorsen. The Opera House, 735 Queen St. E. 1-888-324-6282. $10-$55. Runs to Feb 5. Tues-Sun(8:00pm).

Canadian Children’s Opera Company. Brundibár. Music by Hans Krása; additional music by Robert Evans. Members of the Canadian Children’s Opera Company; Teri Dunn, music director; Joel Ivany, stage director. Harbourfront Centre Theatre, 235 Queens Quay W. 416-973-4000. $33; $24(sr/st); $19(child). Opens Mar 3, 7:30pm. Also Mar 4(2:00pm/7:30pm), 5(2:00pm).

Canadian Opera Company. The Magic Flute. Music by W.A.Mozart, libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Bernard Labadie, conductor. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $35-$235; $22(under 30). English Surtitles™. Runs to Feb 24. Days and times vary. Visit coc.ca for details.

Canadian Opera Company. Götterdämmerung. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner. Andreas Schager, tenor (Siegfried); Christine Goerke, soprano (Brünnhilde); and others. Tim Albery, director. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. $35-$235; $22(under 30). English Surtitles™. Opens Feb 2, 6:00pm. Runs to Feb 25. Days and times vary. Visit coc.ca for details.

Don Wright Faculty of Music. Opera: The Magic Flute (Die Zauberflöte). Music by W.A.Mozart, libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. Paul Davenport Theatre, Talbot College, Western University, 1151 Richmond St. N., London. 519-661-3767. $30; $20(sr/st). Feb 3 and  4(8:00); Feb 5(2:00pm).

Flato Markham Theatre. Some Enchanted Evening. Ben Heppner, tenor; Jean Stilwell, mezzo; Rebecca Caine, soprano; Gary Relyea, bass; David Warrack, music director. 171 Town Centre Blvd., Markham. 905-305-7469. $64-$69. Feb 3, 8:00pm.

Grand Theatre/Catalyst Theatre. Vigilante. Music, lyrics and book by Jonathan Christenson. Grand Theatre, 471 Richmond St, London. 519-672-8800. $29.95-$82.50. Opens Feb 7, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 11. Tues-Thurs(7:30pm), Fri/Sat(8:00pm), Sat(2:00pm).

Hart House Theatre. Carrie: The Musical. Music by Michael Gore, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, book by Lawrence D. Cohen, based on the novel by Stephen King. Richard Ouzounian, director. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. 416-978-8849.  $28; $17(sr); $15(st). Runs to Feb 4. Wed-Sat(8:00pm), Sat Feb 4(2:00pm/8:00pm).

Mirvish. Stomp. An inventive and invigorating stage show that’s dance, music and theatrical performance blended together in one electrifying rhythm. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. $25-$99. Runs to Feb 5. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm), Sun(7:00pm).

Mirvish. Saturday Night Fever. Music and lyrics by the Bee Gees, book by Nan Knighton (with Arlene Phillips, Paul Nicholas and Robert Stigwood), based on the 1977 film. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St. W. 416-872-1212. $25-$150. Opens Feb 7, 8pm. Runs to Feb 12. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2:00pm).

Mirvish. The Bodyguard. Written by Alexander Dinelaris, based on the film, featuring songs recorded by Whitney Houston. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. 416-872-1212. $38-$175. Opens Feb 11, 2:00pm. Runs to March 26. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2:00pm).

Mirvish/Roundabout Theatre Company. Cabaret. Music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, based on the book by Christopher Isherwood. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St.W. 416-872-1212. $38-$139. Opens Feb 14, 8:00pm. Runs to Feb 19. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2:00pm).

Mirvish. The Book of Mormon. Music, lyrics and book by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St.W. 416-872-1212. $49-$200. Opens Feb 28, 8:00pm. Runs to Apr 16. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Sat(2:00pm), Sun(1:30pm, 7:30pm).

North Toronto Players. Iolanthe. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, lyrics and book by W. S. Gilbert. Jubilee United Church, 40 Underhill Dr. 416-481-4867. $25; $22(sr); $15(st); free(ch). Opens Mar 3, 8:00pm. Runs to Mar 12. Fri-Sat(8:00pm), Sun(2:00pm). Also Mar 11(2:00pm).

Opera by Request. Lohengrin. Music and libretto by Richard Wagner. Christopher MacRae, tenor (Lohengrin); Michele Cusson, soprano (Elsa); Andrew Tees, baritone (Telramund); Kristine Dandavino, soprano (Ortrud); Michael Robert-Broder, baritone (Herald); William Shookhoff, conductor/piano. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20. Feb 4, 7:00pm.

Opera by Request. Così fan tutte. In Concert with Piano Accompaniment. Music by W. A. Mozart, libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Chantal Parent, soprano (Fiordiligi); Avery Krisman, tenor (Ferrando); Kim Sartor, mezzo (Dorabella); Austin Larusson, baritone (Guglielmo); and others. William Shookhoff, piano and conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20. Feb 18, 7:30pm.

Opera by Request. La Damnation de Faust. In Concert with Piano Accompaniment. Music by Hector Berlioz. Dillon Parmer, tenor (Faust); Michael Robert-Broder, baritone (Méphistophélès); Sarah Christina Steinert, mezzo (Marguerite); Mark Peacock, baritone (Brander); Annex Singers (Maria Case, conductor). William Shookhoff, pianoand conductor. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20. Feb 25, 7:30pm.

Opera by Request. Mozart Mania. Excerpts from Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Die Zauberflöte; complete performance of Der Schauspieldirektor. Ontario Opera Collaborative (Misty Banyard and Jennifer Fontaine, sopranos; Tara St. Pierre, mezzo; Antonio Dirienzo, tenor; Thomas Franzky, bass; D. Kai Ma, piano and conductor). College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20. Mar 4, 7:30pm.

Opera York. L’Elisir d’amore. Music by Gaetano Donizetti, libretto by Felice Romani. Fully staged opera with chorus and orchestra. Carla-Grace Colaguori, soprano (Giannetta); Michael Broder, baritone (Dr. Dulcamara); Geoffrey Butler, artistic director; Renee Salewski, stage director. Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St., Richmond Hill. 905-787-8811. $110(Gala package); $40-$50. With supertitles. Opens Mar 2, 7:30pm. Also Mar 4.

Peterborough Symphony Orchestra. Some Enchanted Evening. Music from Carmen, The Merry Widow, Showboat, South Pacific and Phantom of the Opera. Rebecca Caine, soprano; Jean Stilwell, mezzo; Ben Heppner, tenor; Gary Relyea, bass-baritone. Showplace Performance Centre, 290 George St. N., Peterborough. 705-742-7469. $55. Feb 5, 3:00pm.

Scarborough Music Theatre. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane, based on the film written by Dale Launer, Stanley Shapiro and Paul Henning. Scarborough Village Community Centre, 3600 Kingston Rd. 416-267-9292. $27; $25(sr/st); $23(ch). Opens Feb 9, 8:00pm. Runs to Feb 25. Thurs-Sat(8:00pm), Sun(2:00pm). Note: Feb 25 show at 2:00pm.

Soulpepper Concert Series. Manhattan Concert Cycle Vol 1: Downtown – The Melting Pot. Immigration, innovation, vaudeville, organized crime, and the birth of American song. Due to audience demand, the full Manhattan Concert Cycle returns, featuring Albert Schultz as conductor on a journey through the history, culture, and rhythms of the original neighbourhoods of Manhattan. Led by director of music, Mike Ross, and an all-star lineup of talent. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. $25-$69. Mar 4, 1:30pm. Also Mar 18, 1:00pm.

Soulpepper Concert Series. Manhattan Concert Cycle Vol 2: Midtown – 42nd Street and Broadway. Grand Central Station, Times Square, Broadway and the Brill Building. Due to audience demand, the full Manhattan Concert Cycle returns, featuring Albert Schultz as conductor on a journey through the history, culture, and rhythms of the original neighbourhoods of Manhattan. Led by director of music, Mike Ross, and an all-star lineup of talent. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. $25-$69. Mar 7, 7:30pm. Also Mar 18, 4:00pm.

St. Anne’s Music & Drama Society. The Grand Duke. Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, lyrics by W. S. Gilbert. St. Anne’s Parish Hall,  651 Dufferin St. 416-922-4415. $27; $22(sr/st). Runs to Feb 5. Thurs/Fri(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm).

Tapestry Opera. Songbook VII. Krisztina Szabó, mezzo; Keith Klassen, tenor; Steven Philcox, piano; Michael Hidetoshi Mori, dramatic clinician. Ernest Balmer Studio (315), Distillery District, 9 Trinity St. 416-537-6066. $25. Limited seating. Opens Feb 23, 7:30pm. Also Feb 24(7:30/10:00).

Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership/Garth Drabinsky. Sousatzka. Music and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr and David Shire, book by Craig Lucas, based on the novel by Bernice Rubens. Set in London, England in 1982, a musical prodigy is torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-985-5000. $60-$175. Previews begin Feb 25 8:00pm. Runs to Apr 9. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2:00pm).

Theatre Passe Muraille. John and Waleed. Created and Performed by John Millard and Waleed Abdulhamid. This documentary-style concert-storytelling hybrid is a multidisciplinary journey down a path of exploration, cultural philosophy and, ultimately, kinship. Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416-504-7529. $38; $33(sr); $17(under 30). Opens Feb 16, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 5. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm), Sun(2:00pm).

Theatre Sheridan. Footloose. Music by Tom Snow, lyrics by Dean Pitchford, with additional music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman. Book by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie, based on the screenplay by Dean Pitchford. Macdonald-Heaslip Hall, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville. 905-815-4049. $25. Opens Feb 14, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 26. Days and times vary. Visit
tickets.sheridancollege.ca for details.

Theatre Sheridan. Floyd Collins. Music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, with additional lyrics by Dorothy Fields and Tina Landau, book by Tina Landau. Studio Theatre, 1430 Trafalgar Rd, Oakville. 905-815-4049. $25. Opens Feb 16, 7:30pm. Runs to Feb 26. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Sat-Sun(2:00pm). Note: No show Feb 19.

Toronto City Opera. Merry Widow. Music by Franz Lehár, libretto by Viktor Léon and Leo Stein. Fully staged opera. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-576-4029. $28; $20(sr); $15(st). Opens Feb 18, 8:00pm. Also Feb 24, 26(2:00pm), Mar 4.

Toronto City Opera. Carmen. Music by Georges Bizet, libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy. Fully staged opera. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor St. W. 416-576-4029. $28; $20(sr); $15(st). Opens Feb 19, 2:00pm. Also Feb 25(8:00pm), Mar 3(8:00pm), Mar 5(2:00pm).

University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Opera in Concert - The Killing Flower (Luci mie traditrici). Music and libretto by Salvatore Sciarrino. Geoffrey Sirett, Shannon Mercer and Scott Belluz, singers; Wallace Halladay and Toronto New Music Projects, producers. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., UofT, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $30; $20(sr); $10(st). Feb 1, 7:30pm. Festival runs to Feb 5.

University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Composing for Dance Concert. UofT Composition students collaborate with Toronto’s choreographers. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., UofT, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Feb 2, 7:30pm. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5.

University of Toronto Faculty of Music. New Music Festival: Prima Zombie - The Diva That Just Wouldn’t Stay Dead. Libretto by Michael Patrick Albano. Opera Student Composer Collective; Sandra Horst, conductor. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Bldg., UofT, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. 2:00: Opera Talk pre-performance lecture, Rm. 130. Feb 5, 2:30pm. Festival runs Jan 29-Feb 5.

University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Thursdays at Noon: Opera Spotlight. A preview of UofT Opera’s production of Handel’s Imeneo. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Bldg., UofT, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Mar 2, 12:10pm.

Voicebox/Opera in Concert. L’Isola disabitata (The Deserted Island). Music by Joseph Haydn, libretto by Pietro Matastasio. Valérie Bélanger, soprano (Silvia); Marjorie Maltais, mezzo (Constanza); Alexander Dobson (Enrico); Aradia Ensemble; Kevin Mallon; conductor. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $29-$73. Feb 5, 2:30pm.

Well Seasoned Productions. Can’t Get Enough. Musical revue exploring Valentine’s Day themes as we age. Aki Studio Theatre, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas St. E. 416-531-1402. $35; $30(sr). Opens Feb 17, 8:00pm. Also Feb 18(8:00pm), Feb 19(2:00pm).

Young People’s Theatre. James and the Giant Peach. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Timothy Allen McDonald, based on the book by Roald Dahl. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front St. E. 416-862-2222. $15-41. Opens Feb 6, 10:15am. Runs to Mar 18. Days and times vary. Visit
youngpeoplestheatre.ca for details.

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