Alexander Showcase Theatre. Kiss Me, Kate. Music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Fairview Library Theatre, 35 Fairview Mall Drive. 416-324-1259. $32, $27(sr/st). Opens Mar 31, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 8. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Sun(2:00pm).

Angelwalk Theatre. Any Dream Will Do: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Lyric Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St. 416-901-2299. $39. Opens Mar 30, 8:00pm. Runs to Apr 1.

Brampton Music Theatre. The Little Mermaid. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman with Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright. Rose Theatre, 1 Theatre Ln, Brampton. 905-874-2800. $35; $28(sr/st); $22(ch). Opens Mar 30, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 8. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm).

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. Vocal Series: Millan and Faye Present Opera for All Ages. Interactive concert. Favourite operatic arias and sing-along choruses. Young artists of the COC Ensemble Studio; Kyra Millan, soprano; Christina Faye, piano. Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-363-8231. Free. Mar 14, 12:00pm.

City Centre Musical Productions. Oklahoma! Music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics and book by Oscar Hammerstein II. Meadowvale Theatre, 6315 Montevideo Rd, Mississauga. 905-615-4720. $30; $28(sr/st). Opens Mar 17, 8:00pm. Runs to Mar 26. Thurs-Sat(8:00pm), Sun(2:00pm). Also Mar 25(2:00pm).

Civic Light Opera Company. Simply Barbra. Steven Brinberg (Barbra). Zion Cultural Centre, 1650 Finch Ave. E. 416-755-1717. $28. Opens Mar 29, 7:00pm. Runs to Apr 9. Days and times vary. Visit civiclightoperacompany.com for details.

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. Runs to Mar 26. 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. Runs to Apr 16. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Sat(2:00pm), Sun(1:30pm, 7:30pm).

Mirvish. Mrs Henderson Presents. Music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain, lyrics by Don Black, book by Terry Johnson, based on the film. Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King St. W. 416-872-1212. $38-$175. Opens Mar 12, 2:00pm. Runs to Apr 23. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2:00pm).

National Ballet of Canada. Pinocchio. Music by Paul Englishby, with libretto by Alasdair Middleton. Will Tuckett, choreographer. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. $39-$265. Opens Mar 11, 2:00pm. Runs to Mar 24. Times vary. Visit national.ballet.ca for details.

National Ballet of Canada. Genus & The Concert. Music by Joby Talbot, Deru and Frédéric Chopin, orchestrated by Clare Grundman. Wayne McGregor and Jerome Robbins, choreographers. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, 145 Queen St. W. 416-345-9595. $39-$265. Opens Mar 29, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 2. Wed-Sat(7:30pm), Thurs/Sat/Sun(2:00pm).

North Toronto Players. Iolanthe. Music by 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).

Onstage Uxbridge. Little Shop of Horrors. Music by Alan Menken, lyrics and book by Howard Ashman. Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge. Onstageuxbridge.com. $20. Opens Mar 30, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 8. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm). Note: Apr 8(aft only).

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/Jennifer Fontaine, sopranos; Tara St. Pierre, mezzo; Antonio Dirienzo, tenor; Thomas Franzky, bass; D. Kai Ma, piano/conductor). College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20. Mar 4, 7:30pm.

Opera by Request. La Bohème. Music by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. In concert with piano accompaniment. Karina Bray, soprano (Mimi); Paul Williamson, tenor (Rodolfo); Domenico Sanfilippo, baritone (Marcello); Jennifer Ann Sullivan, soprano (Musetta); Peter Warren, bass-baritone (Colline); Gregory Finney, baritone (Schaunard); Larry Tozer, baritone (Benoit/Alcindoro); William Shookhoff, piano and music director. College Street United Church, 452 College St. 416-455-2365. $20. Mar 11, 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 Robert-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.

Royal Conservatory. Glenn Gould School Opera: La cecchina. Music by Niccolò Piccinni, libretto by Carlo Goldoni. Royal Conservatory Orchestra. Koerner Hall, Telus Centre, 273 Bloor St. W. 416-408-0208. $25-$55. Mar 15, 7:30pm. Also Mar 17.

Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. A Night at the Opera. Strauss: Die Fledermaus Overture; Borodin: Polovetsian Dances; Mozart: Voyager’s Chorus from Idomeneo; Puccini: O mio babbino from Gianni Schicchi; Verdi: Overture to La Forza Del destino. Toronto Choral Society; Ronald Royer, conductor. Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, 2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Scarborough. 416-429-0007. $30; $25(sr); $15(st). Apr 1, 8:00pm.

Shaw Festival. Me and My Girl. Music by Noel Gay, book and lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber, with revisions by Stephen Fry and Mike Ockrent. Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-lake. 1-800-511-7429. $35 and up. Previews begin Apr 5, 2:00pm. Runs to Oct 15. Days and times vary. Visit shawfest.com for details.

Soulpepper Concert Series. Manhattan Concert Cycle Vol 1: Downtown – The Melting Pot. Immigration, innovation, vaudeville, organized crime and the birth of American song. 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. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. $25-$69. Mar 7, 7:30pm. Also Mar 18, 4:00pm.

Soulpepper Concert Series. Manhattan Concert Cycle Vol 3: Uptown – Harlem. 52nd Street, Central Park and the Harlem Renaissance. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane. 416-866-8666. $25-$69. Mar 10, 7:30pm. Also Mar 18.

Southern Ontario Lyric Opera. Tosca. Music by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. Jessica Lane, soprano (Tosca); Romulo Delgado, tenor (Cavaradossi); Nicolae Raiciu, baritone (Scarpia). Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St., Burlington. 905-681-6000. $20-$55. Mar 4, 7:30pm.

Stepping Out Theatrical Productions. 13, The Musical. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Richmond Hill Centre For Performing Arts, 10268 Yonge St. 905-787-8811. $28-$34. Opens Mar 23, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 25. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm), Sat(1:30pm).

Talisker Players. Land of the Silver Birch. Folk songs and writings of early Canadian settlers. Trinity St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor St. W. 416-466-1800. $45; $35(sr); $10(st). Mar 28, 8:00pm. Also Mar 29.

Talk Is Free Theatre. Offline. Music by Colleen Dauncey. Lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal. Park Place Theatre, Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop St. W., Barrie. 705-739-4228. $37.50-$40.80. Mar 3-11, 8:00.

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. Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge St. 1-855-985-5000. $60-$175. Runs to Apr 9. Tues-Sat(8:00pm), Wed/Sat/Sun(2:00pm).

Theatre Passe Muraille. Stupidhead! Written and performed by Katherine Cullen and Britta Johnson. Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace, 16 Ryerson Ave. 416-504-7529. $38; $33(sr); $17(under 30). Opens Mar 16, 7:30pm. Runs to Apr 2. Tues-Sat(7:30pm), Sat/Sun(2:00pm).

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). Mar 4, 7:30.

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). Mar 3(8:00pm), Mar 5(2:00pm).

Toronto Masque Theatre. The Man Who Married Himself. Crow’s Theatre, 345 Carlaw Ave. 416-410-4561. $50; $43(sr); $20(st). Opens Mar 10, 8:00pm. Also Mar 11(2:00/8:00pm).

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 Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. Free. Mar 2, 12:10pm.

University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Spring Opera Production: Imeneo. Performed with Surtitles. Music by George Frideric Handel. Tim Albery, director; Daniel Taylor, countertenor; U of T Opera, members of the UTSO. MacMillan Theatre, Edward Johnson Building, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $40; $25(sr); $10(st). Opens Mar 16, 7:30pm. Runs to Mar 19. Thurs-Sat(7:30pm), Sun(2:30pm).

University of Toronto Faculty of Music. Porgi Amor: The Operatic Music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Costumed and staged scenes. Excerpts from Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte and Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Walter Hall, Edward Johnson Building, University of Toronto, 80 Queen’s Park. 416-408-0208. $20; $10(st). Mar 31, 5:00pm.

Voicebox/Opera in Concert. Khovanshchina (The Khovansky Affair). Music and libretto by Modest Mussorgsky. Emiolia Boteva; Andrey Andreychik; Dion Mazerolle; Voicebox Opera in Concert Chorus; Robert Cooper, chorus director; Narmina Afandiyeva, music director/piano. St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E. 416-366-7723. $22-$52. Mar 26, 2:30pm.

Victoria College Drama Society. Assassins: The Musical. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman. Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St. W. 416-978-8849. $15; $10(sr/st). Opens Mar 9, 8:00pm. Runs to Mar 11.

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. Runs to Mar 18. Days and times vary. Visit youngpeoplestheatre.ca for details.

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