** IMPORTANT NOTICE  The Fairview Library Theatre is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic; please follow updates on the Toronto Public Library website. We will mount our production of “Enchanted April” as soon as we are able, followed by “Cole” as circumstances allow. We will contact our subscribers and ticket holders to rebook their seats as the situation becomes clearer. … Continue reading

Tarantara! Tarantara! (May 10-19, 2012)

A Musical Book, music, and lyrics by Ian Taylor. With music by Sir Arthur Sullivan. This delightful small-scale musical tells the story of the famous Gilbert and Sullivan partnership filled with the incredible successes and the divisions that would threaten their collaboration. We see the highs: their meeting, the association with impresario Richard D’Oyly Carte, the mounting achieve-ments in comic … Continue reading

The Threepenny Opera (May 6-22, 2010)

A Musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill English adaptation by Marc Blitzstein “The greatest musical of all time.” – Newsweek Brecht and Weill’s The Threepenny Opera is one of the best-loved pieces of musical theatre from the 20th century. Set in the seedy underbelly of Victorian London, the show brings us into a world of starving beggars, conniving hookers, … Continue reading

An Italian Straw Hat (May 1-17, 2008)

A Musical Farce by Eugene Labiche and Marc-Michel translated by Lynn and Theodore Hoffmann “Sight gags, clever word play, screwball comedy … and all embellished with song and dance!” In this renowned comedy with songs in the French 19th century farcical vaudeville tradition, the hero, M. Fadinard, is about to get married when an attractive lady and her irate lover … Continue reading

Camelot (May 3-19, 2001)

A Musical with music by Frederick Loewe,book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner [fbphotos id=491724570869090 limit=5 rand=1]  The entire community of Camelot awaits the arrival of Guenevere, King Arthur of England’s future Queen. Away from the crowds, the two accidentally meet in the forest and are instantly charmed with each other. Five years pass, and the King has instituted the Round … Continue reading