This holiday season, Toronto audiences will have a chance to experience Slava’s Snowshow, an international sensation that combines clowning, music, and magic in a whimsical and captivating spectacle. The show, presented by Show One Productions, will run from Dec. 22 to 31, 2023 at the Elgin Theatre Centre (189 Yonge St.).
Slava’s Snowshow is the creation of Slava Polunin, a renowned Russian clown and artist who has been redefining the art of pantomime and comedy since the 1970s. Polunin, who was a featured performer in Cirque du Soleil’s Alegria, launched Slava’s Snowshow in 1993 and has since toured it in over 225 cities across 40 countries, winning numerous awards and accolades, including an Olivier award, a Drama Desk Award, and a Tony nomination.
Slava’s Snowshow invites the audience to enter a dream-like world of “idiots on the loose,” where anything can happen. The show features a troupe of scruffy, charming clowns who perform hilarious and heartwarming antics, such as swimming with a giant shark, getting tangled in a spider’s web, saying goodbye to a coat rack, and unleashing a blizzard of snow that covers the entire theatre. The show is a visual and musical extravaganza that appeals to all ages and cultures, creating a sense of wonder and joy.
“Slava’s Snowshow has the unique ability to bring out audiences’ inner child, transporting them to a whimsical fantasy world filled of playfulness and wonder, where age doesn’t matter,” says Svetlana Dvoretsky, founder and producer of Toronto-based Show One Productions. “This global sensation has won the hearts of millions of family audiences across the world, myself especially. That’s why we are bringing this endearing show back to our hometown to bring joy and happiness to our fellow Torontonians this holiday season.”
Slava’s Snowshow is a must-see show for the holiday season, as it offers a rare opportunity to escape the mundane and embrace the magical. The show is suitable for children aged eight and up, but adults will also find themselves enchanted by its charm and humour. Don’t miss this chance to see Slava’s Snowshow at the Elgin Theatre Centre from Dec. 22 to 31, 2023. For more information and tickets, visit www.showoneproductions.ca or call 416-866-8666. VIP tickets are priced at $149 and include premium seating and a special gift with purchase. Other tickets range in price from $59 to $119.
The performance schedule is as follows:
Friday, Dec. 22 | 7 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 23 | 2 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 23 | 7 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 24 | 1 p.m.
Tuesday Dec. 26 | 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 28 | 7 p.m.
Friday Dec. 29 | 7 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 30 | 2 p.m.
Saturday Dec. 30 | 7 p.m.
Sunday Dec. 31 | 1 p.m.
Feature image “Slava’s Snowshow” – Photo credit Veronique Vial