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Today in Toronto: Rent, Swan Lake and more

Miles Perkin Trio Canadian double bass player Perkin, who divides his time between Montreal and Berlin, is renowned for honouring both the improvisational qualities of jazz and a compositional approach. His sound could almost be called chamber jazz. He performs with the highly regarded British trumpeter Tom Arthurs and French pianist Benoît Delbecq, recently awarded the prestigious Grand Prix International du Disque. Find out more »

Rent Living the dream of undergraduate theatre geeks everywhere, students of Sheridan’s music theatre performance program have been invited to take their popular production of Jonathan Larson’s leather-and-lace riff on La Bohème to the Mirvish mainstage. Find out more »

Stockholm Seventh Stage teams up with (big) sister company Nightwood Theatre for the North American debut of British playwright Bryony Lavery’s dance–heavy deconstruction of the poisonous push-pull of lust and distrust. Todd and Kali are beautiful marrieds with a superb sex life and a vacation fund whose upcoming trip to Stockholm is threatened by a syndrome they can’t seem to control. Previews from May 11. Find out more »

Swan Lake The Bolshoi Ballet premiered this masterwork in 1877, so you’d think they’d be sick of it by now. The company likes to shake things up, so Toronto audiences are sure to see a version fresher than those 135 years would suggest. But no matter who’s putting it on, this fairy-tale romance with supernatural overtones is always a dazzler. Find out more »

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