October 11-13, 15-16, 18-20, 22, 24-25: Against The Grain Theatre and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity present - La Bohème. Doors: 7:30 pm, Show: 8 pm, $40. Tickets here.
The AtG production that started it all, and uprooted opera from the opera house. Our modern adaptation and English translation of the Puccini classic shifted the tale of struggling artists to the present-day, and unfolded entirely inside a historic dive bar in the heart of Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.
This fall, we tour the fully-staged remount of our acclaimed, groundbreaking English “transladaptation” of the Puccini classic. Presenting to between Banff and Toronto; ending at the historic Tranzac Club.
The story is set in modern-day Toronto. We’re not at Café Momus, but at The Tranzac Club: the most comforting dive bar in the heart of the Annex. This is La Bohème. Experience it (with a beer in hand) for the first time.
What You Need to Know About the Performance:
Doors open 7:30pm. Rush line for non-ticket holders begins as early as 7pm outside the Tranzac. At 8pm, the performance begins.
Tickets: Please arrive with your print at home ticket or mobile ticket from TicketLeap (we can scan smartphones!), unless you made arrangements for the Will-Call desk. Tickets are emailed to you directly after your purchase, and they are re-sent to your purchase email one night ahead of your event (search "TicketLeap" in your inbox).
There is a cash bar on site. All-gendered restrooms are available.
Seating is cabaret style, on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations, except media seats. Accessible seating is available, and the venue is wheel-chair friendly.
Getting here by TTC (Bathurst streetcar, Spadina streetcar, 94 Harbord bus, or Bloor subway), walking or bicycle is best. Street parking is limited. Direct drop-offs in front of the building are available. Green P Parking lots: 365 Lippincott S Of Bloor, Toronto, or 4 Spadina Rd, 334 TO 350 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5V3Y9. Paid metre parking on Bloor West.
Feel free to take photos before, during and after the show, and tag #AtGBoheme @AtGtheatre on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook. No flash and no videos during the show!
#AtGBoheme is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany. The performance is 2.5 hours long.
Do grab dinner or dessert at Future Cafe next door before or after the show!
Stage Director & Librettist — Joel Ivany
Musical Director & Pianist — David Eliakis
Set & Costume Designer — Adriana Bogaard
Lighting Designer — Imogen Wilson
Tour Manager — Rebecca Durocher
Stage Manager — Kaitlyn Smith
Mimì — Jonelle Sills
Rodolfo — Marcel d'Entremont
Marcello — Clarence Frazer
Musetta — Danika Lorèn
Colline — Giles Tomkins
Schaunard — Andrew Adridge
Benoît/Alcindoro — Gregory Finney