La Bohème

By Against the Grain Theatre (other events)

8 Dates Through Jun 02, 2017


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What You Need to Know About the Performance

Doors open 7:30pm. Rush line for non-ticket holders begins as early as 7pm outside the Tranzac. At 8pm, the performance begins.

Tickets: Please arrive with your print at home ticket or mobile ticket from TicketLeap (we can scan smartphones!), unless you made arrangements for the Will-Call desk. Tickets are emailed to you directly after your purchase, and they are re-sent to your purchase email one night ahead of your event (search "TicketLeap" in your inbox).

There is a cash bar on site. All-gendered restrooms are available.

Seating is cabaret style, on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservations, except media seats. But, please email us at or call us at 647-367-8943 if you have any special seating concerns or questions. Accessible seating is available, and the venue is wheel-chair friendly.

Getting here by TTC (Bathurst streetcar, Spadina streetcar, 94 Harbord bus, or Bloor subway), walking or bicycle is best. Street parking is limited. Direct drop-offs in front of the building are available. Green P Parking lots: 365 Lippincott S Of Bloor, Toronto, or 4 Spadina Rd, 334 TO 350 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M5V3Y9. Paid metre parking on Bloor West.

Feel free to take photos before, during and after the show, and tag #AtGBoheme @AtGtheatre on Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook. No flash and no videos during the show!

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

Do grab dinner or dessert at Future Cafe next door before or after the show!



This is the AtG production that started it all, and uprooted opera from the opera house.

Our modern adaptation and English translation of the Puccini classic shifts the tale of struggling artists to the present-day, and unfolds entirely inside a historic dive bar in the heart of Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.

The story is set in modern-day Toronto. We’re not at Café Momus, but at The Tranzac Club: the most comforting dive bar in the heart of the Annex. This is La Bohème. Experience it (with a beer in hand) for the first time.

Sung in English. New English libretto by Joel Ivany.

Each performance begins 8 p.m. Doors open 7:30 p.m. Questions? Email or call our office and leave a voicemail (647-367-8943), which we'll return as soon as we're able.

Creative Team:

Stage Director & Librettist — Joel Ivany
Musical Director & Pianist — Topher Mokrzewski
Set & Costume Designer — Adriana Bogaard
Lighting Designer — Noah Feaver

Mimì — Kimy McLaren
Rodolfo — Owen McCausland
Marcello — Andrew Love
Musetta — Adanya Dunn
Colline — Kenneth Kellogg
Schaunard — Micah Schroeder
Benoît/Alcindoro — Gregory Finney

Featuring the University of Toronto Opera Chorus.

About Against the Grain Theatre:

AtG is an award-winning Canadian opera collective that presents classical music in innovative ways and in unusual venues. Current active members include Joel Ivany, Topher Mokrzewski, Miriam Khalil, Jason Hand, Jonathan MacArthur, Amanda Hadi, Allisont Bent, Nikki Tremblay and Holly Coish. Founding members include Cait Coull, and advisors include Joanna Barrotta, Nina Draganic and Cecily Carver. President & Chair of the Board: Andrea Bellefeuille.


All tickets are a final sale (no refunds) but are exchangeble, based on availability.

No live video during the production but photography/social media is welcome.

Mailing Address

227 Front Street East, Suite 400 Toronto Ontario M5A 1E8 Canada