It always amazes me how quickly the holiday season passes by. One minute families are wrapping up Halloween and the next thing we know, Santa is on his way. A wonderful way to slow things down, if only for a few hours, is to head to the theatre. If you are wondering what to do in Toronto that will whisk you and your family to a magical world this holiday then the theatre is the place to be.
What to do in Toronto: Holiday at the Theatre
James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl’s transatlantic adventure is brought to life at Young People’s Theatre. Join James, his giant peach and his incredible band of buggy friends as they set off on a remarkable adventure.
The National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker – It just wouldn’t be a holiday season in Toronto without the National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker. Children will be captivated by the classical music and amazing dancing. Be sure to arrive at the Opera House early and take in the pre-ballet story time – the perfect introduction to the Nutcracker story for children.
A Christmas Carol – Soulpepper’s beloved production of Michael Shamata’s A Christmas Carol has become a Toronto holiday tradition. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts who help him understand the importance of charity in the holiday season.
The Snow Queen – One of Toronto’s leading children’s theatres, Solar Stage presents The Snow Queen this holiday season. Gerda and Kay are best friends, however they have an argument. Kay follows the Snow Queen to her Palace of Ice in the woods. Gerda must go rescue him – with the help of her friends a Reindeer and a Dove. Can love melt the Snow Queen’s icy heart?
Cinderella Rags to Riches – Enter the world of fractured fairy tales with Ross Petty’s newest production, Cinderella “Gags to Riches”. This highly interactive performance takes a modern twist on the Cinderella story. Will the evil step mother close Cinderella’s farmers’ market? Will Cinderella connect with Max Charming in time to stop her evil step mother from taking over the city? The best part about watching a Ross Petty production is how involved the children, and adults, in the audience become. Get ready to cheer for your favourites and “boo” for the bad guys.