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5 Things to Do in Toronto This November

From family-friendly musicals to Anna Karenina, discover the top activities in Toronto this month.

Shopping

Marimekko

Prints Charming

Iconic Finnish label Marimekko pops up at Simons in Mississauga and other locations until the holidays in capsule collections emblazoned with bold designs. The looks are seasonal, but the brand’s signature prints, like poppies rendered in exuberant brushstrokes, are a perennial fave.

simons.ca

Outing

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Photo: Joan Marcus, 2017 (with Ben Crawford, Emma Pfaeffle, Kathy Fitzgerald, F. Michael Haynie, Alan H. Green, Christian Borle, Trista Dollison, John Rubin)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

The snappy reinvention of Roald Dahl’s classic tale of Oompa Loompas and overindulgence will have you singing along ’til you’re blue in the face.

November 20–January 6
Princess of Wales Theatre, mirvish.com

 

Mary Poppins

Photo: Ali Sultani

Mary Poppins

This 21st-century take on the story of the original super nanny mixes elements of the venerable children’s books and Disney film to create something that’s practically perfect in every way.

November 5–January 6
Young People’s Theatre, youngpeoplestheatre.ca

 

Newsies the Musical

Photo: Deen van Meer, Disney

Newsies the Musical

Newspaper rivalries may not seem like stage-show fodder, but catchy tunes and a heart-swelling message about the power of print spur standing ovations.

November 2–January 19
Randolph Theatre, lowerossingtontheatre.com

Culture

Anna Karenina

Photo: Kiran West (with Anna Laudere and Edvin Revazov of The Hamburg Ballet)

Barre None

In this co-production with two giants of jeté – the Bolshoi and Hamburg ballets – choreographer John Neumeier sends Anna Karenina pirouetting out of the 19th century and into the present day, where Anna tires of being the arm candy to an ambitious husband running for office. The occasional Cat Stevens tune complements Tchaikovsky’s original score.

November 10–18
national.ballet.ca

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