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Luminato 2019 Dates Announced: June 7 - 23!

Mark your calendars, Luminato 2019 is back June 7-23 at venues across Toronto!

Nov 15, 2018

We're baaaaa-aack!

Luminato 2019 festival runs June 7 - 23 at venues across Toronto and we can't wait to bring you more world premieres, stunning collaborations, and groundbreaking shows - but don't take our word for it, scroll down for a sneak peek at five shows from the 2019 festival that are on sale now!

The full Luminato 2019 line up will be announced in the spring. 

See you soon!


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OBEAH OPERA

June 15 & 16, 18-22 | Fleck Dance Theatre

Back by popular demand! See the world premiere of the full-length version of Obeah Opera, a hypnotizingly rhythmic, a capella retelling of the Salem witch trials, from the perspective of the Caribbean slave women who experienced it.




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KIINALIK: THESE SHARP TOOLS

June 12-16 | Berkeley Street Theatre

Following a sold-out run at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2017, the 2018 Dora Award-winning Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools returns; witness two powerful storytellers as they map new territory, giving voice, music, and ceremony to the histories, cultures, and climate we have all inherited. 



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HELL'S FURY: THE HOLLYWOOD SONGBOOK

June 19-23 | Harbourfront Centre Theatre
 
Following its work-in-progress presentation at Luminato 2018, see the world premiere of the musical theatre production featuring internationally-renowned baritone Russell Braun portraying the rise and fall of famed Austrian exile, Hollywood film composer and "unperson", Hanns Eisler.
 


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THE FULL LIGHT OF DAY

June 7-13 | Bluma Appel Theatre
 
From award-winning artists Daniel Brooks & Kim Collier comes a provocative film theatre hybrid about an aging matriarch who must contend with her family's corrupt legacy before she dies.


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MASQUERADE

June 9 & 10 | John Bassett Theatre​
 
One of Moscow's oldest theatre companies returns to Toronto with a show that will sweep you off your feet and into a storm of intrigue, hidden truths, and heaps of snow. 

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