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Toronto: Against the Grain Theatre presents “La Bohème” in Toronto and takes it in tour

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

AtG's first ever national tour takes the beloved Puccini love story, uproots it from the opera house, and sets it at your local bar. The traveling troubadours of #AtGBoheme will ride from Banff to Toronto — including a run at the historic Tranzac Club in the heart of Toronto's Annex before flying to the Yukon for their first opera in over 100 years! This is La Bohème. With libretto and stage direction by Joel Ivany, and music direction by David Eliakis led from the piano.

Toronto Shows:

October 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25

Meet Les Bobos: Toronto's free-spirited artistic rebels and bohemian beatniks who actually aspire to the world ambitions of their bourgeois neighbours. 

Mimì: Florist and Sewing Enthusiast — Jonelle Sills

Rodolfo: (Aspiring) writer — Marcel d'Entremont

Marcello: Illustrator — Clarence Frazer

Musetta: Visual artist — Danika Lorèn

Colline: PhD Student — Giles Tomkins

Schaunard: Street Musician — Andrew Adridge

Benoît (Tranzac Landlord) & Alcindoro (Investment Banker) — Gregory Finney

As some of you might remember, the Tranzac is a very intimate space which means seating is incredibly limited (and we recommend getting tickets ASAP). All tickets are general admission and seating is cabaret-style, available on a first-come, first seated basis

#AtGBoheme is sung in English, with a new English libretto by Joel Ivany. The performance is 2.5 hours with one 30-minute intermission.

The venue is wheelchair accessible. Please get in touch with us if you have any accessibility questions.

Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8:00pm

Tickets: $40
Tranzac Club
292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto, ON M5S 2M7

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Not from around here?

The Tour Schedule

Feel like picking up the paintbrush again and joining Les BoBos on the road?

Friday, Sept 27, Banff, AB - Royal Canadian Legion Branch 26 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 28, Calgary, AB - WordFest at 7:30 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 30, Medicine Hat, AB - Mainliner Pub at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 1, Regina, SK - Fat Badger at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct 2, Brandon, MB - Westman Centennial Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct 4, Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Cabaret at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct 5, Kenora, ON - Bob’s Burger Bar at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Oct 6, Thunder Bay, ON - Red Lion Smokehouse at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct 8, Sudbury, ON - SRO Night Club at 7:30 p.m.

Monday & Tuesday, Nov 4 & 5, Whitehorse, YT - The Old Fire Hall at 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, Nov 7, Dawson City, YT - Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture Ballroom at 7:00 p.m.

Ticket prices vary by location $20-$30
Show at 7:30pm

For Toronto and tour tickets, visit

For Yukon tickets, visit