Salt- Water Moon’s Mayko Nguyen and Kawa Ada ( pictured); Theatre listings
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ANNE BOLEYN by Howard Brenton ( East Side Players). Henry VIII’s second wife takes on the vicious world of Tudor Court politics. Opens Feb 25 and runs to Mar 12, Wed- Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm. $ 24, stu $ 17. Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery. 416- 425- 0917, eastsideplayers.ca. BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward ( Mortar & Pestle Productions). The ghost of his first wife pesters an author and his new spouse. Opens Feb 25 and runs to Mar 5, Feb 25- 27 and Mar 3- 4 at 8 pm, mat Feb 27 and Mar 5 at 2 pm. $ 15. Gerrard Art Space, 1475 Gerrard E. mortarandpestleproductions@gmail. com. BLOOD WEDDING by Federico García Lorca ( Soulpepper Theatre). A young couple’s engagement rekindles buried passions and threatens a deep- seated blood feud in a small rural town. Mar 2- Apr 9, see website for details. Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House. 416- 866- 8666, soulpepper. ca. BOEING BOEING by Marc Camoletti ( Hart House Theatre). A man juggles three fiancées in this comedy. Opens Feb 26 and runs to Mar 5, Wed- Sat 8 pm, mat Mar 5 at 2 pm. $ 28, srs $ 17, stu $ 12-$ 15. Hart House Theatre, 7 Hart House Circle. harthousetheatre.ca. CULTURES OF CHINA, FESTIVAL OF SPRING Performance of Chinese traditional arts including dance, folk music, Beijing opera singing, acrobatic performances, Chinese Kung- Fu and more. 7: 30 pm. $ 28-$ 118. Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front E. sonycentre.ca. DIE FLEDERMAUS by Johann Strauss ( Toronto City Opera). The comedy of mistaken identity, tricksters and love is sung in English. Opens Feb 25 and runs to Mar 6, Feb 25, 27 and Mar 4 at 7: 30 pm, Mar 6 at 2 pm. $ 28, srs $ 20, stu $ 15. Bickford Centre Theatre, 777 Bloor W. 416- 978- 8849, torontocityopera.com. DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Linda Woolverton ( NETworks). This musical is based on the animated feature film. Opens Mar 2 and runs to Mar 6, Wed- Sat 7: 30 pm, Sun 6: 30 pm, mat Wed & Sat 1: 30 pm, Sun 1 pm. Sold out. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King W. 416- 872- 1212, mirvish. com. FOXFINDER by Dawn King ( Village Players). Personal tragedy, social paranoia and scapegoating are themes of this dystopian drama. Opens Feb 26 and runs to Mar 19, Wed- Sat 8 pm, mat Mar 6 & 13 at 2 pm. $ 22, stu/ srs $ 18. Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor W. 416- 7677702, villageplayers.net. GOODNIGHT MOON by Chad Henry ( YPT).