By Lori Bosworth
After a hot and cold summer in Toronto, it’s time to go indoors for a bit to catch some new theatre productions being performed at some of Toronto’s best loved theatres. The Fall 2014 Toronto theatre scene promises classics, drama and a spoof of our internationally-known mayor.
The Importance of Being Earnest at Hart House Theatre
Oscar Wilde’s farce turns Victorian conventions on their head and makes a mockery of marriage in this comedy where the protagonist assumes a double life to avoid social obligations. Directed by Cory Doran, The Importance of Being Earnest opens at the University of Toronto’s Hart House Theatre on September 19, 2014 and runs to October 4, 2014. Tickets are Adults $28, Seniors $17, Students $15, $10 Student tickets every Wednesday night, $17 Alumni tickets every Thursday night.
It was only a matter of time before our mayor was lampooned in a musical. Saskatchewan actor Sheldon Bergstrom, who bears a strong resemblance to Rob Ford, will showcase Ford’s recent escapades including his videotaped performances at Steak Queen and in his sister’s basement for those of you who have lived under a rock for the past year. Rob Ford The Musical opens at Factory Theatre on September 16, 2014 and runs to September 28, 2014. Show times are Tuesday to Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $35-$40 plus tax and ticket fees.
What Makes a Man at Berkeley Street Theatre
Canadian Stage presents this retrospective of French-Armenian singer, Charles Aznavour, directed by Jennifer Tarver. What Makes a Man runs from October 5 to November 2, 2014 at the Berkeley Street Theatre. Aznavour is one of France’s most popular singers and has written over 1,000 songs. He has performed duets with Frank Sinatra, Edith Piaf, Andrea Bocelli, Ray Charles, Bing Crosby, Bob Dylan, Elton John, Josh Groban, Julio Iglesias and Tom Jones. Aznavour has also appeared in 60 movies. Tickets are $35, $39 and $49.