The leaves are starting to turn, the weather is getting cooler, the kids are inside and underfoot and looking for something to do. Here are some fabulous, memory-making performances that will take all the chill out of the air and warm things up.
Cirque du Soleil returns with amazing acrobatic feats, colourful clowns, and curious characters weaving a tale of innocence, rebellion, and integrity.
When: Sept. 12 – Nov. 24
Where: Ontario Place
The consummate children’s performer brings his classic songs, like Baby Beluga and Bananaphone to Mississauga in this concert that child and parent, alike, will enjoy.
When: Sept. 29 @ 1 pm
Where: Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre
Experience Star Wars like never before, with the movie playing on a huge screen and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performing John Williams’ score, live!
When: Oct. 3 – 5
Where: Toronto Symphony Orchestra
The Australian phenomenon jumps off the TV screen and onto the stage with their Wiggly friends, games, songs, and enthusiasm their young fans have come to expect.
When: Oct. 6
Where: Coca-Cola Coliseum (Exhibition Place)
Dress up as your favourite character from Harry Potter’s world and watch the sixth instalment of the film series with the rousing score performed live by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra.
When: Oct. 31 – Nov. 2
Where: Meridian Hall (formerly Sony Centre for the Performing Arts)
In this look at the holidays through the eyes of a child, Ralphie is determined to prove that he won’t shoot his eye out as he dreams of a Red Ryder air rifle for this very eventful Christmas.
When: Nov. 8 – Dec. 29
Where: Lower Ossington Theatre
Canadian treasure Sheila McCarthy directs this musical version of the tale of the marionette on a monumental quest to become a real boy.
When: Nov. 16 – Jan. 5
Where: Young People’s Theatre
The ever-optimistic orphan undertakes the adventure of a lifetime as she is taken under the wing of a philanthropic billionaire and embarks on a search to find her real mother and father.
When: Nov. 16 – Dec. 29
Where: Randolph Theatre
The animated characters come to life on stage as they race to save the day using teamwork to make heroic rescues and run the Great Adventure Bay Race.
When: Nov. 23 – 24
Where: Mississauga’s Paramount Fine Food Centre