Petty Prods presents PETER PAN with Dan Chameroy, Anthony MacPherson, Eddie Glen, Ross Petty, Jessica Holmes by Bruce Zinger
A Ross Petty Production

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The 20th Anniversary Family Musical PANto-monium
Taking ‘The Next Step’ for the Holiday Panto!
Second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning, and then a quick turn into the Elgin Theatre is where Ross Petty Productions’ PETER PAN in WONDERLANDThe 20th Anniversary Family Musical PANto-monium will call home from November 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016.
For twenty years, Ross Petty has proven that he’ll never grow up, never grow up, never grow up! But now after two decades of producing and performing in Ontario’s favourite family holiday musicals, Ross Petty will take his final BOOOOO from the stage in the role of the absolutely evil, but incredibly dashing Captain Hook. 
Joining Petty for his final hurrah on stage will be Panto veterans, Eddie Glen as the adorably devilish Smee; Dan Chameroy in his beloved role of the love-hungry Plumbum; and Jessica Holmes will be breaking hearts all over the city as the Queen of Hearts . . . wait, what? More about that later!
He can fly! He can fly!! Anthony MacPherson (The Wizard of Oz, Mirvish; Anne of  Green Gables, Charlottetown Festival) will join the cast as the young hero in green tights; his darling Wendy will be played by songstress Steffi DiDomenicantonio (Canadian Idol Finalist; Spring Awakening, First US National Tour). 
Petty Prods presents PETER PAN with Dan Chameroy, Anthony MacPherson, Eddie Glen, Ross Petty, Jessica Holmes by Bruce Zinger
And what trip to Neverland is complete without a quick detour down the rabbit hole to neighbouring country Wonderland? Three stars from the hit TV show, The Next Step on Family Channel, will also join the cast as some of the most memorable characters from the land of Wonder: Jordan Clark (So You Think You Can Dance Canada, Winner 2011) will play the wondrous Alice; the fantastically convivial Lamar Johnson (Full Out, Family Channel) will take on the role of the Mad Hatter; and turning things on their heads will be Taveeta Szymanowicz (Make It Pop, Nickelodeon) as the Cheshire Cat.
Director Tracey Flye has been helming the Panto since 2009, and award-winning playwright Chris Earl (Peter Pan 2007, Cinderella 2008) returns to pen a brand new fractured fairytale of the mischievous boy Peter Pan and his wicked nemesis Hook, for Ross Petty Productions’ 20th Anniversary.
Tickets are on sale now for PETER PAN in WONDERLAND, The 20th Anniversary Family Musical PANto-monium, running at the Elgin Theatre from November 27, 2015 – January 3, 2016.
“Think of the happiest things [like a Ross Petty Production], it’s the same as having wings.”
A Ross Petty Production
The 20th Anniversary Family Musical PANto-monium
November 27, 2015 to January 3, 2016
Elgin Theatre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
OPENING NIGHT: Thursday, December 3 @ 7pm
Most evening performances begin at 7pm and matinees at 2pm
For a complete performance schedule visit
Ticket prices range from $27-$99 Adults • $27-$69 Children under 12 • $256 Family 4-Pack
Tickets can be purchased online at by phone at 1.855.599.9090
or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto
For group discounts call THE Group Tix Company at 647.438.5559 or Toll Free at 1.866.447.7849
For more information please visit
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Ross Petty’s Cinderella is fantastically funny #Review #Giveaway



Ross Petty’s Cinderella is a fantastically funny musical that your entire family will love!  This gags to riches family musical marks the 19th annual holiday extravaganza in Toronto and is a must see this holiday season for your family.


Now you may be thinking that Cinderella is a “girl show”, but I want to tell you that you couldn’t be further from the truth when it comes to this Ross Petty Production.  Sure it’s got the basic story line of the fairytale but then you through in some outrageous twists to the story, awesome humour, some unplanned cast mishaps, ad libbing and audience interaction and you have the best Cinderella story to come to stage in years!

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Why we love Cinderella…the Ross Petty version

First of all, we  love that Ross Petty himself is a main character in his own production.  Decked out in a dress (of course), Petty plays the part of the evil stepmom, Revolta Bulldoza.  Ross takes on this role with the right mix of  humour, tackiness and smugness.   The audience loves to hate Ross Petty!  Booing his character throughout the performance as he comes on the stage or says something the crowd doesn’t like never gets old with the young and old in the audience.

Back for another year is the one of a kind, you can’t help but laugh at, the one and only….Plumbum.  Dan Chameroy once again plays this role with total laugh out loud humour and loveable awkwardness.  No Petty production would be complete without Plumbum!  Wait…what??  You don’t know who Plumbum is?  Well you need to find out by catching this show!

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The evil step sisters were absolutely hilarious!  From their funny songs, constant banter, whining and total outrageousness, these sisters had us in stitches the entire night.  Kinda hard to dislike them when they are just so darn loveable … in an annoying evil step sister kinda way of course.

Now the bell of the ball, Cinderella was obviously a highlight of the night for all the little ladies in the house.  Played by the super talented Danielle Wade, we were  awed by her beautiful voice and wowed by the gorgeous dress she wore to the ball.  Uhmm…where would I find that dress Ross?

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And of course we can’t forget about Cinderella’s “Prince Charming” who goes by the name Max Charming.  Played by the oh so handsome Jeff Lillico, Charming is a pop star who goes on a reality show to find the love of his life.  You will be charmed by his voice AND his good looks.

Spoiler alert – Be prepared to oooh and ahhh when Cinderella’s carriage comes out on staged pulled by real horses.  All the little girls in the audience went wild with excitement when they saw them.  Nice touch!


 Here’s why our family loves Ross Petty Productions, why your family will too and why we will be going back year after year!

Entertaining for the whole family – The kids will enjoy the fairytale part of the production, the set and costumes and most of the humour while the adults get the added bonus of the grown up jokes.  You won’t leave with anyone saying they didn’t LOVE it!

Interactive – This isn’t your usual ‘take your seats, sit back and enjoy the show’ kind of show.  We love how the crowd gets involved with cheering and booing and how the actors react and comment back to the crowd

Ad lib humour – The cast goes with the flow of the show and that is one of the best parts.  Cast members mess up their lines or trip from time to time in live performances and the cast will just run with it and make the best of it which adds even more humour to the show.

The cast – The on stage cast is pretty small for a production of this length (approx 1hr 45 mins) but it’s neat to see how many different roles they play throughout the performance.

Genuine Appreciation – Ross Petty genuinely appreciates and respects the cast he works with on the production.  He took he time to thank everyone for coming and thanked the cast for being so great and said how he enjoyed working with them all

BELLY LAUGHS – And last but certainly not least …belly laughs!  Nothing beats hearing your child laughing so hard that they laugh from their belly.  Our son (who is 9) laughed so hard that he had tears in his eyes at one point.  Now THAT is good entertainment :-)

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To Ross, all the cast, crew and staff that worked on this year’s production of Cinderella, I say BRAVO on an amazing show that our entire family loved!!  Thank you and we’ll see you next year!

So now that you can’t wait to see the show, check out the dates, times and ticket info here

Cinderella plays at the Elgin Theatre until January 4, 2015


Want to WIN tickets to the show?  Enter our giveaway

Weekend Fun Guide (November 7-9 2014)

Weekend Fun Guide

Weekend Fun Guide

We searched high and low for events and it seems that this weekend is the calm before the Christmas fun begins across Ontario.  Next weekend, Christmas activities kick into high gear!!

Remembrance Day – Don’t forget that this coming Tuesday is Remembrance Day, please take at least a moment to give thanks and remember those that fought for our freedom. Not sure how to discuss Remembrance Day with your little ones? Check out our suggestions

santa claus parades in ontario

Santa Claus parades start this weekend in Ontario! Check out our guide to over 150 parades this holiday season!


$2.50 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.50. Check out what’s showing here…

Contest Alert!!

Have you entered our latest contest yet?  Well what are you waiting for??


Win 4 tickets to Ross Petty’s Cinderella in Toronto

Events Across Ontario this Weekend …


Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale @ Nottawasaga Inn – Thinking it’s time to get a jumpstart on Christmas shopping? If you’re not ready to face the big box stores this year we may have the solution you’re looking for. Visit the Nottawasaga Resort for the 30th Annual Sugar Plum Fair Craft Show & Sale, Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th and discover a spectacular line-up of crafters who feature a unique line-up of handmade items.


23rd Christmas at Presqu’ile Juried Arts and Crafts Show – Fine arts and crafts on sale at the Nature Centre (open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm) and at the Lighthouse Interpretive Centre (open until 5:00 pm). Visit the tea room at Stonehedge and enjoy our famous rum cake and hot drinks.

Grand Bend

Christmas Comes Early in Grand Bend – Businesses in the Grand Bend area will offer special and unique gift items to satisfy even the hardest-to-buy for person on your list. Merchants will be decorated for the holidays and will feature great specials. Enjoy a festive horse and carriage ride while you are there.


Ski Swap & Sale @ Country Heritage Park – Ski & snowboard equipment & clothing for sale

Niagara Falls

Winter Festival of Lights – Enjoy the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights, Canada’s foremost illumination festival in its most famous address – Niagara Falls – as we capture the magic of the holiday season from November 15, 2014 to January 12, 2015.


Samko & Miko Toy Warehouse Sale @ Ernst & Young Centre – Kick start your Christmas shopping!  1,000s of brand name toys and books at the lowest prices in Canada.

Ottawa Pet show – The Ottawa Pet Expo is for the proud pet owners… and their pets. Bring your dogs and cats and birds and rats! Shop for unique pet product, meet animal rescue groups, speak with breeders, learn about pet nutrition, and have FUN! Catch the high flying canines of the Ontario Dock Dogs, visit the Cat Show, see Candice Batista from CTV on the World of Pets Stage, cuddle a miniature pig, experience the energetic antics at the Demo Area, and much more!


Christmas in Paris – Visitors to the 22nd Annual Christmas in Paris will find a fabulous assortment of one-of-a-kind treasures that are hand-made by local talented artisans. This shopping experience is truly delightful within an atmosphere of casual comfort enjoyed at various historical locations, grand foyers and artists’ homes.


Royal Agricultural Winter Fair @ Exhibition Place – Livestock barns, horse shows, a chef competition, giant vegetables, performances by equestrian Olympians, concerts, kids’ performers and more.

10th  Annual Fall Baby Time Show @ Metro Toronto Convention Centre – The Ultimate event for pregnancy, birth, baby and toddler show. Learn and have fun all within one vibrant place celebrating parenthood.

Weekend Fun Guide (October 24-26 2014)

Weekend Fun Guide

Weekend Fun Guide

There are lots of Spooktacular events taking place this weekend to get you in the Halloween mood.  Get out and have fun making great memories with your family while enjoying the fresh Fall air!

Contest Alert!!

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Enter to win an iPad mini 


Win 4 tickets to Ross Petty’s Cinderella in Toronto

Featured Events and Local Attractions



Saturday, October 25th ONLY! Starts at 11am.
Join us in-store and build your very own LEGO® Batman™ Bat-Signal 

Event for children between 4 – 14 years of age.
One model per child, while quantities last. 


Are you up for the challenge? There are some great corn mazes across Ontario that you can take your family to for a fun day out! Good luck on not getting lost ;-)


$2.50 Movies on Saturdays

Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.50. Check out what’s showing here…

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Visit a Local Conservation Area

Did you know there are more than 270 Conservation Areas across Ontario?  Fall is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature at a local conservation area.


Fall Farm Fun in Ontario

Pumpkinfests, Harvest Festivals and Spooky Farms are always great fun at this time of year.  Check out our picks for some fun Ontario farms to visit this weekend with your family.

apple picking in ontario

Apple Picking in Ontario

 Apple picking is in full swing at Orchards across Ontario and a super fun way to spend a Fall afternoon with the family.  Find one near you and let the picking begin!

Around Town this Weekend…


Treats in our Streets – Bring the kids in costume for an incredible day of Halloween themed activities, live music, great food and trick-or-treating at over 60 downtown businesses – Launching from two locations – Civic Square and the Lot at Emma’s Back Porch.


Spooktacular – Halloween brings out Mountsberg’s creepy crawly side! Celebrate the season in Spooktacular style; wear your costume and receive a free hot drink (parents and grandparents included)!  The main attraction this season is the Haunted Barn! The Mountsberg Play Barn is transformed into a deliciously creepy place to play and explore!


Hallo-Fun @ Fantasy Fair in Woodbine Shopping Centre.  Take a ride on the Train of Terror or Visit creatures of the night in Spook Village.  Enjoy a spooky weekend at Fantasy Fair with free shows and more!


Masquerade on Main – Hundreds of children, accompanied by their parents, enjoy Downtown Georgetown for a trick or treat event from 11 to 1pm. Children are entertained by street entertainers, while visiting each business to ask for treats! Main Street is closed during this event offering a fun-filled and safe trick or treating environment, all within the historic setting of Downtown Georgetown!


Historic All Hallows’ Eve Circa 1800 @Lang Pioneer Village – How did children celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in the 1800’s? According to tradition, it was a night where celebrations included fun games and just a little tom foolery! All Hallows’ Eve is a night when spirits, ghosts and mystery abound. Join in the family-friendly fun as we celebrate the true meaning of Halloween where the ordinary becomes extraordinary.


Fall Fest at Gamiing Nature Centre – Celebrate the Fall with fun Fall and Halloween themed events and activities. Our Fall Festival is a frightfully good time for the whole family. Come any time between 3 pm and 6 pm to get in on the fun. There will be face painting, cupcake decorating, pumpkin carving, activities and games, snacks, and of course candy!


Haunted Village Hayrides – Farm of Dracula @Fanshawe Pioneer Village – Transylvania is getting to be a problematic place to reside for Count Dracula, especially since Van Helsing and the other vampire hunters know all about his weaknesses. Rather than risk a stake in the heart, Dracula opts to ”stake a claim” in the New World, disguising himself as a simple Middlesex County farmer. Unfortunately for the locals, he still needs to feed!  Advanced booking required.


Marsh Monster @ Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre – Bring your courage and your goosebumps! The Wye Marsh is hosting a variety of spooktacular events, so please join us for another year of fabulous activities: Scavenger Hunt, Games, Crafts, Haunted House and more…


Halloween Spooktacular @ Halton County Radial Railway – All ages event! Walk through the haunted car barn and travel in the old, creaky streetcars along the mainline and enjoy some hot apple cider & scary snacks. If you’re a Halloween fan this is definitely a spooky experience not to be missed! Costumes encouraged. Reservations not required. Tickets sold at the door.

Season of Falling Leaves @ Crawford Lake – Enjoy the spectacular fall colours of the Niagara Escarpment from the Nassagaweya Canyon lookout at Crawford Lake. Visit the fascinating reconstructed Iroquoian Village to learn more about the autumn harvest for Ontario’s first farmers. Enjoy guided hikes, self guided crafts, discovery hunts and videos and unique gift shop.   


Harvest Celebration in Downtown Orangeville – Final day of the farmers’ market offers free family fun, including tots trick or treating, crafts, pony rides, draws, face painting, and more!


Ottawa Ski, Snowboard and Travel Show  @ the CE Centre – You’ll find everything and anything to make your slopeside experience complete! This is Ottawa’s largest showcase of Ski & Snowboard related travel destinations, equipment, clothing, lifestyle information and related products and services.

Owen Sound

A Little Scary Halloween @ Grey Roots – Something wicked this way comes! School-age children are invited to join us to explore spooky activities in the museum and weather permitting, in Moreston Heritage Village. Dress up and see if you can out spook the witches that have invaded Grey Roots!  Games, challenges and a craft will make this afternoon fly by. Storytelling and a film will be scheduled throughout the afternoon so you won’t miss out on the scary fun. 


Haunted Harbour @ Discovery Harbour – Little ghosts, goblins and their families arrive at Discovery Harbour’s main entrance in full costume. They proceed along a candlelit path through the famous historic properties, with costumed staff on hand to assist. During the stroll, visitors can peer into various heritage buildings to see what lurks!


Haunted Halloween @ Westfield Heritage Village – Something curious is happening in the village!  Find out what, as you explore by lantern and moonlight.  A fun night for all ages!


Dynamic Earth Halloween @ Science North – Don’t miss Dynamic Earth’s signature family Halloween festivities, with plenty of eerie activities, shows and fun for all ages. Come in costume!

Terra Cotta

Haunted Forest @ Terra Cotta Conservation Area – Enjoy an evening of spooky fun for children 12 and under. Discover haunted wagon rides, a creepy maze, storytelling by a bonfire, nature activities, tasty barbecue fare*, and many new characters.

Thunder Bay 

Kids Halloween Hoot @Fort William – Every Saturday and Sunday during the month of October from 12pm to 5pm take in all the activities, including: Spooky Crafts, Trick-or-Treating, Haunted Maze, Storytelling, Scavenger Hunt, Haunted Adventures and Fun & Yucky Activities.  Be sure to wear your costume!


The Junction Pumpkinfest – The annual Junction Pumpkinfest is back Saturday, October 26th. Make your way to the neighbourhood to celebrate all things Pumpkin and fall inspired at our local participating businesses throughout the day. Also, there will be pumpkin carving at the train platform and other fun family activities from 2-6pm. See you there!

Howling Hootenanny @ Black Creek Pioneer Village – Enjoy a Howling good time at Black Creek this Halloween.  There is so much for families to do all day throughout the Village! Event Features include:  Performances, Creepy Creature Show, Happy Faces Airbrush Tattoos, The Haunted Maze, Scarecrow Mini Maze , Apple Sling Shot, FREE Pumpkin Decorating,Trick-or-Treat in the Village and much, much, more!

Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade – This year we are inviting ALL MONSTERS to participate in our PARADE! It will be the first parade in the world that allows everyone to participate! So if you’re a werewolf, a mummy, a vampire, a creature from the black lagoon, or a zombie (because come on, we all love to shuffle) come to Toronto’s first ever Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade!  There will also be live entertainment and vendors.


Brick-or-Treat @ LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Toronto – In October, something spooky comes over the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres and they come to life with BRICK-OR-TREAT!  Every Saturday and Sunday, little ghosts and mummies can experience themed decor, spooky entertainment, costume contests, building contests, scavenger hunts and much more, all included in the price of admission.

Camp Spooky @ Canada’s Wonderland – Little Ghouls and Goblins will absolutely love the Halloween-themed activities in Camp Spooky. Trick-or-Treat in the Camp Spooky area and uncover delicious treats, join the Costume Parade and march through Planet Snoopy for all to see, head over to Playhouse Theatre and see Charlie Brown’s Trick-or-Treat show and be sure to visit the mazes.

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Holy Carp! Ross Petty’s The Little Mermaid is a must-sea show this Holiday Season

Ross Petty's The Little Mermaid ticket giveaway

Ross Petty's The Little Mermaid ticket giveaway

Last week we were invited to the opening night of Ross Petty’s The Little Mermaid.  My sister has raved about these productions for years and I do trust her opinion but we had never been as I thought the kids were too young.  I was so excited when I told my family we were going and expected the same from them.  My 6 yr old daughter was thrilled, my 8 yr old son groaned cause he didn’t want to go to a “girl” show and my husband, well he knew he was coming no matter what and if he was lucky he might get to see some mermaids in bikini tops!

Well let me tell you, this show was not what any of us were expecting … It was FANTASTIC!!

If you think you are going to see a stage show of the popular movie Little Mermaid…think again.  Ross Petty’s Little Mermaid is not the like the fairy tale version everyone is used too.  This show is pee your pants funny, hip, modern and all around good family entertainment.  We loved the interactiveness of the show.  It had my family booing the villains, cheering for the good guys and laughing until our cheeks hurt.  Complete with Rob Ford Jokes, references to Miley Cyrus and current hit songs … how could this not be funny and entertaining?

Quick synopsis of the show… Angel (Chilina Kennedy), your “little mermaid”  lives at the bottom of the Toronto Harbour with her sisters and flamboyant Aunt Plumbum (played by Dan Chameroy who is no rookie to Petty’s productions) . Angel who has no interest in material human things is more concerned with the dumping of trash and pollution into the waters.  On her 18th Birthday she is allowed to go to the surface where she saves Adam (Marc Devigne) and falls in love with him.  Word gets around that an evil wanna be Donald Trump, Ogopogo (Petty) wants to build a casino and entertainment complex in the harbour.  Angel, her sisters, Plumbum and environmental activist Adam set out to foil Ogopogo’s plans and save the harbour.  Sooo do they save the harbour?? Well you’ll have to go see the show to see how it all turns out!

The cast of the show was brilliant.  The singing voices of Angel and Adam were beautiful.  The hilarious antics of Carl the ClownFish (Reid Janisse who is also the creative writer…applause) Sponge Bill Triangle Pants and Shelly the Shrimp had us in hysterics.  Ross Petty himself plays the villain that everyone loves to hate, Ogopogo.  With his sexy sidekick Eris at his side, these two played an awesome evil duo. This show would not have been complete without the over the top and fantastic Plumbum.  Whether they were a main character or a trusty side-kick, the entire cast did a phenomenal job and the standing ovation at the end and the smiles on everyone’s faces were proof of that.

Closing Remarks from Ross Petty himself (well the jist of it anyhow): “It is a pleasure to be here.  We have an extraordinary creative team and script writer.  It is a pleasure for me to be on stage with these incredibly talented people.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Like us on Twitter…or however it goes”

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My opinion… This production was cleverly put together with the entertainment of the entire family in mind.  There is a fantastically fun story line for everyone to enjoy, music and references that the kids can relate to (What does a darn fox say anyhow?), over the kid’s heads humour for the parents and an all around wonderfully crafted show.  A must-sea family show this Holiday season!  Trust me, you will love it!!  Ross Petty’s The Little Mermaid IS Ontario’s O-FISH-AL Family Musical

Here’s the feedback from my kiddos after the show:

Daughter (6): “When I grow up I hope Ross Petty is still alive because I am going to dance and sing in his show one day”

Fave Character: Angel – She can roller-skate and sing so beautifully

Fave Part of the Show: When the mermaids sang “Mermaids Like Us” (The Mermaid version of Kelly Clarkson’s “People Like Us”)

Funniest Part: Everything Sponge Bill Triangle Pants did.  

What do you want to tell people about the show: “Go See the Ross Petty Show and be sure to boooo really loudly when Ogopogo (that’s Ross Petty by the way) comes out”

How many thumbs up:  2 enthusiastic ones!


Son (8):  “That was the best show i’ve ever seen and i’ve seen a LOT of shows in my eight years”

Fave Character: Definitely Sponge Bill Triangle Pants.  He was soooo funny.  Well and he’s Sponge Bob’s cousin so I have to like him

Fave Part of the Show: When they did “What Does the Fox Say”.  It’s cool that the had recent stuff in the show

Funniest Part:  Mommy I laughed so hard my cheeks hurt.  The whole show was funny but I think the funniest part was…hmmmm…yah the whole thing

What do you want to tell people about the show: It’s a very funny, non classic version of the Dalt Wisney movie and you HAVE to go see it!

How many thumbs up: 2 and a pinky! 


Don’t miss out on this must-sea show!  Ross Petty’s The Little Mermaid is playing now through January 4th at the Elgin Theatre.

Get your tickets now

Tickets can be purchased online at by phone at 1.855.599.9090 or in person at the Elgin Theatre Box Office, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto

For group discounts call THE Group Tix Company at 647.438.5559 or Toll Free at 1.866.447.7849

Most evening Performances begin at 7pm, Matinees at 2pm