Thursday, March 30
Jack Charles V The Crown
A child of Australia’s Stolen Generation, 70+ year old queer artist Jack Charles has lived as an addict, actor, cat burglar, been in and out of prisons in Australia. He recounts this extraordinary life in Jack Charles V The Crown, spanning years of Australian social and political history.
Runs until Saturday, April 8, various showtimes. Berkeley Street Theatre, 26 Berkeley St. canadianstage.com
The Book of Mormon
When two young Mormon missionaries travel to Uganda to spread the so-called good word, they find the locals preoccupied with more important matters — AIDS, famine and warlords. Written by the creators of the cartoon South Park, this musical comedy mocks The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The venue is accessible (visit website for more information).
Runs until Sunday, April 16, various showtimes. Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St W. mirvish.com
When bodyguard Frank Farmer starts protecting superstar Rachel Marron from a stalker, they both get more than they expected — in the love department. Based on the movie of the same name, this musical includes Whitney Houston power ballads and shirtless male backup dancers. The venue is mostly accessible (visit website for more information).
Runs until Sunday, May 14, various showtimes. Ed Mirvish Theatre, 244 Victoria St. mirvish.com
Friday, March 31
Disgrace at the Gladstone
It’s that time of year again — the time when fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race get all weird and excited at viewing parties in bars across the city. This particular live screening party for Season 9 of the show is hosted by Allysin Chaynes and Champagna Enemea, two members of the inimitable drag troupe House of Filth. Takes place every Friday.
6:30–10pm. The Gladstone Hotel, 1214 Queen St W. For more info, visit Facebook
Hutch and Friends Comedy
Paul Hutcheson hosts a standup comedy show which, if the event billing’s imagery is any indication, is probably cowboy-themed. Hutcheson, a veteran of many Pride comedy shows at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, is joined by comedians Jess Beaulieu, Ingrid Hansen, Ali Hassan, Kathleen Phillips and Chris Robinson for an evening of chuckles and guffaws (or however cowboys laugh).
8–9:30pm. The Steady, 1051 Bloor St W. For more info, visit Facebook
Yohomo: First Party
Yohomo, the new online publication dedicated to the promotion of LGBT culture and nightlife in Toronto, throws its first-ever dance party. DJs Phillippe, Diego Armand and Das Hussy spin classic house vibes all night long. Includes special giveaways. The venue is mostly accessible (there are no buttons to open the front door or the accessible washroom door).
10pm–3am. Glad Day Bookshop, 499 Church St. For more info, visit Facebook
Monday, April 3
Mesmerized Comedy Hypnosis Show
Las Vegas-trained hypnotist Brandon Dean’s performance is a surprising, intriguing and sometimes goofy peak into the subconscious mind. During his show, Dean calls adventurous (or perhaps foolish) volunteers up on stage and guides them through an entertaining journey into imaginary environments for the amusement and delight of the audience.
8–9:30pm. Red Sandcastle Theatre, 922 Queen St E. For more info, visit Facebook