Trending in Theatre This Week: Avenue Q, Some Girl(s), Kim's Convenience, Spirits Comedy Pride Show and F--king Stephen Harper
By Brianne Hogan
Avenue Q is back (Image: Seanna Kennedy Photography)
A favourite of ours from earlier this year, Avenue Q returns to the Lower Ossington Theatre due to popular demand. It's a must-see for college grads and whoever's had a crush on a puppet (everyone).
Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Ave., 416-915-6747. June 22 - July 22.
Talk about cold feet. In Neil LaBute's play, a man decides to re-connect with his ex-girlfriends before he's set to get married. The play is soon to be a movie with Adam "The O.C." Brody and Kristen "Veronica Mars" Bell. Here's hoping it's better than the movie version of LaBute's The Shape of Things.
Tarragon Theatre, 30 Bridgman Ave, 416-531-1827. June 27 - 30.
One of our "must-see theatre productions of the year," Ins Choi's former Toronto Fringe Festival hit is finishing out its second run at Soulpepper. If you haven't seen the poignantly funny play, what are you waiting for?
Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 55 Mill Street, 416-866-8666. Now - July 4.
Spirits Comedy Pride Show
A bunch of Pride-ful hilarious comedians, including Scott Thompson, Debra DiGiovanni, Martha Chaves and Paul Bellini are getting together to put on a free show to help celebrate Pride week. Jo-Anna Downey hosts.
Spirits Bar and Grill, 642 Church St., 416-967-0001. June 27 @ 9pm.
Rob Salerno's hit of the 2009-2011 Fringe Circuit is back for one night only during Toronto's Pride week. The one-man show presents a raucous take on Canadian politics, media and what it's like to get really, really close to our Prime Minister.
The Flying Beaver Pubaret, 488 Parliament St., 647-347-6567. June 28 @ 9pm.