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Toronto: Soulpepper announces its holiday programming

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Soulpepper Theatre Company ties a bow on their 2023 season this winter with two Holiday presentations. Bad Hats' Alice in Wonderland returns down the rabbit hole for a second straight year. Last year’s production saw it win 6 Dora awards including, “Outstanding Musical Theatre Production” and “Outstanding New Musical”. 

This December will also see the World Premiere concert, On A Night Like This deck the Soulpepper halls. A world-class group of musicians led by Soulpepper regular Beau Dixon will mash-up traditional carols with pop and rock hits that audiences don’t traditionally associate with the Holidays, at least not yet. This concert is sure to introduce audiences to their new festive faves.

"The Holidays are a time for reflection, gathering, and celebration and we love that our space continues to be a space for all three.” said Gideon Arthurs, Executive Director. “This Holiday season we want to celebrate our audiences who have returned in force to support the work of our remarkable artists, and we can’t think of a better way to say thank you than these two delightful shows.”


Bad Hats’ Alice in Wonderland

Adapted By Fiona Sauder

Music By Landon Doak & Victor Pokinko

Dramaturgy By Matt Pilipiak

Directed By Sue Miner

The smash-hit family musical returns this Holiday season!

Bad Hats Theatre’s contemporary spin on Wonderland takes us down the rabbit hole with Alice, a girl with a lot of questions. Get ‘curiouser and curiouser’ with a musical reimagining of the classic tale that has captured hearts for generations. WINNER OF 6 DORA AWARDS INCLUDING OUTSTANDING MUSICAL THEATRE PRODUCTION & OUTSTANDING NEW MUSICAL!

Bad Hats Alice in Wonderland runs from December 12 - 31, 2023.

On a Night Like This

Created by Beau Dixon

Co-Created by Frank Cox-O'Connell & Mike Ross

The Holidays are a time filled with music. But what makes a Holiday classic?

Beau Dixon and a group of Soulpepper regulars would love to add some rum to your eggnog this December with a concert experience like no other. Creating a merry mashup of classic carols and rock and pop hits, this enchanting and entrancing exploration of songs and stories will walk you through a winter wonderland...and then some.

From Irving Berlin to Beyoncé let our group of world-class musicians introduce you to your new festive faves.

On a Night Like This runs from December 20 to December 31, 2023.

World Premiere Soulpepper Concert

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