Acting Up Stage Picks: November 2014

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The Poem / The Song

See Acting Up Stage veteran Thom Allison in Art of Time Ensemble’s The Poem / The Song. Art of Time explores the depths of poetry’s relationship to song in a wide-ranging program including readings by Margaret Atwood, the poetry of Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot and music by George Crumb, Leonard Cohen, Franz Liszt and more. 

November 7-8 – Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Toronto – artoftimeensemble.com or 416-973-4000


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Spoon River

UnCovered past star Mike Ross takes the helm in this stunning musical. Not to be missed. Edgar Lee Masters’ seminal poems of the dead are brought to vibrant life in this musical adaptation. Immerse yourself in the world of Spoon River, a slice of rural America, as residents of the town narrate their own epitaphs, telling of their lives, loves, losses, and truths.

Until November 15 – The Young Centre (Soulpepper), Toronto –soulpepper.ca or 416–866-8666


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Book of Mormon

Mirvish brings back the smash hit! Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says “It’s the best musical of the last 25 years.” And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls it, “A crown­ing achievement. So good, it makes me angry.”

Until November 30 – Princess of Wales Theatre, Toronto – mirvish.com or 416-593-4142


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