It is nice to see live events returning to Toronto!
October is my favourite month and this year, it looks like it is gearing up for a fun time In the City. Below I have compiled a personal list of relevant events happening now and coming up the rest of the month.
Until October 18
Children and their families are invited to experience Mistatim. An unforgettable story of reconciliation, Mistatim, tells the story of a wild horse named Mistatim and the truest of friendships.
Indigenous music creators and TSO musicians worked in partnership to create new musical additions to the play’s score. This digital reimagining of Red Sky’s award-winning stage production for young people is available online. The video will be available for viewing for schools and classrooms and the general public, beginning on September 30, 2021, Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Tickets & Info:
Public tickets are $20 and are available at Red Sky Performance
More info and to tickets: redskyperformance.com
The Ruins of Zindor
New immersive theatrical adventure calls upon YOU to drive narrative
Until October 17
Location: Body Shop Studios, 302 Geary Avenue
Combining elements of live theatre, film, and escape rooms, The Ruins of Zindor features hologram actors and participatory puzzles as travellers work to unravel the cryptic message: “What you need most lies within this machine.”
The 60-minute interactive performance is being presented throughout Luminato Festival Toronto’s 2021 run. Tickets are very limited, so reserve your tickets today: luminatofestival.com
DAM! The Story of Kit the Beaver (Ontario Culture Days )
October 17, 2:00pm–2:30pm
As part of Ontario Culture Days the TSO brings you a short film perfect for families!
Join TSO Musicians for a special screening of this animated film about a not-your-average beaver! It’s the tale of Kit, a very independent (and easily distracted) young beaver who loves to explore the sounds of the forest she lives in.
This fun virtual event will introduce viewers to the orchestra and offer a behind the scenes look at the creation of this animated short film. Learn how composers use music to tell stories and enjoy performances by Toronto Symphony Orchestra musicians. Plus, find out how composers use music to tell stories.
Tickets & Info:
FREE digital event with sign up: tso.ca
An Animacy Theatre Collective Production
Presented and Co-Produced by Theatre Direct
Finding Home: A Salmon Journey up the Humber River
Public Performances: Saturday October 16 and Sunday October 17, 2021
10am | 2pm | Ages: 5 to 10
Finding Home is the story of two best friends, who also happen to be salmon from Lake Ontario. Beagle and Sojo do everything together (as true best friends always do) – until one day Beagle starts to change and gets the urge to set off on an adventure upstream, whether Sojo wants to come or not. It’s tough to swim against the current of the Humber River and the two face all kinds of challenges together: fishermen, pollution, sharp rocks, and rapids. Along the way they learn what it means to ‘reach maturity’, what it means to be a real friend, how beautiful it is to complete your life cycle, and why salmon really are the rockstars of the fish world!
Limited Capacity | Reserve your spot at theatredirect.ca
AS YOU LIKE IT
A Radical Retelling by Cliff Cardinal
Extended to October 24
For the second time in less than one week, AS YOU LIKE IT has been extended and is now running until October 24. I am a fan of Cardinal’s theatre work, and this production has been garnering great reviews. Do not miss it!
Ticket prices range from $40-$55 with student, senior, arts worker, Sunday Pay-What-You-Can, and UNDER 30 prices available.
More info and to purchase tickets, visit crowstheatre.com
Until October 24
Plan your festival schedule and register today for all the digital and LIVE programming with Pay-What-You-Can-Afford tickets are available now.
This year, CAMINOS is also offering a variety of LIVE programming (including exhibits, immersive sound installations, and performance art) at locations throughout the city! All presentations at Factory Theatre and Aki Studio are free, walk-up events. No advance registration required.
Visit caminos.ca to learn more.