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Toronto: Tomorrow “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” celebrates its 100th performance in Toronto
Tuesday, September 20, 2022
The evening performance on Wednesday, September 21 of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be the Canadian premiere production’s 100th. To celebrate, the cast will be gathering at 5:30pm in the lobby of the newly remodeled CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre for the cutting of a custom-made cake and a toast. (The evening performance begins at 7:00 p.m.)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child began preview performances on May 31, with the official opening night on June 19. (It is theatre tradition to not count the preview performances when calculating the length of a show’s run.)
The opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child after two years of lockdowns and restricted capacity performances was the first sign that Toronto’s thriving theatre sector was back. Celebrating 100 performances is a further sign that Toronto’s theatres have been embraced by both local and visiting audiences.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
Adventure runs in the family. When Harry Potter’s headstrong son Albus befriends the son of his fiercest rival, Draco Malfoy, it sparks an unbelievable new journey for them all—with the power to change the past and future forever. Prepare for a mind-blowing race through time, spectacular spells, and an epic battle, all brought to life with the most astonishing theatrical magic ever seen on stage. “You’ll be wondering ‘how’d they do that?’ for days to come” (People Magazine).
Experience the wizarding world like never before from the moment you arrive. The entire theatre has been transformed with hidden surprises to discover around every corner.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the eighth story in J.K. Rowling’s epic saga and the first Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. It has sold over 4.5 million tickets worldwide and holds 60 major honours, with a record nine Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Play and six Tony Awards including Best New Play.
ABOUT THE CANADIAN CAST
Trevor White stars as Harry Potter, Trish Lindstrom as Ginny Potter and Luke Kimball as their son Albus Potter; Gregory Prest as Ron Weasley, Sarah Afful as Hermione Granger and Hailey Lewis as their daughter Rose Granger-Weasley; Brad Hodder as Draco Malfoy, Thomas Mitchell Barnet as his son Scorpius Malfoy, Sara Farb as Delphi Diggory, Fiona Reid as Professor McGonagall, and Steven Sutcliffe as Severus Snape.
Also starring are: Kaleb Alexander, Nick Boegel, Kevin Bundy, Michael Chiem, Mark Crawford, Raquel Duffy, Bryce Fletch, Simon Gagnon, Raylene Harewood, Wychita Henricks, Asha James, Mandy Keating, Lucas Meeuse, Miranda Meijer, Kyle Orzech, Andy Pogson, Katie Ryerson, Yemie Sonuga, Jennifer Thiessen, Brendan Wall, David D’Lancy Wilson, Kyle Wong, Shawn Wright and Synthia Yusuf.
PRODUCTION HISTORY & CREATIVE TEAM
Productions of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child are currently playing to sold-out audiences at the Palace Theatre, London, UK; at the Lyric Theatre, New York, US; at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto, Canada; and at the TBS Akasaka ACT Theatre, Tokyo, Japan. The play has broken records as the longest running play in Australia and Hamburg at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, Australia; and at the Mehr! Theater, Hamburg, Germany respectively.
Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play by Jack Thorne, directed by John Tiffany.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child features movement by Steven Hoggett, set by Christine Jones, costumes by Katrina Lindsay, music & arrangements by Imogen Heap, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Gareth Fry, illusions & magic by Jamie Harrison, music supervision & arrangements by Martin Lowe, casting by Dayton Walters Casting, CSA, CDC, with additional consultation by Jim Carnahan, CSA and Alexandre Bleau, CSA.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is produced in Toronto by originating producers Sonia Friedman Productions, Colin Callender and Harry Potter Theatrical Productions with Canadian producer David Mirvish.
Hold on to the edge of your seat, as this spellbinding spectacular will whisk you back to Hogwarts and beyond your imagination for a one-of-a-kind journey that is everything you hoped for and more.
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HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD
CAA ED MIRVISH THEATRE - 244 Victoria Street
Evenings: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Matinees: Wednesday & Saturday at 12:30 p.m.; Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
Sunday performances begin at 2:00 p.m. in 2023.
Tickets from $69