TORONTO - New York has "off-Broadway," now Toronto has "off-Mirvish."
Mirvish Productions — known for bringing award-winning musicals to the city — has announced it will now mount a series of four smaller-scale productions.
Among the shows is the acclaimed "Clybourne Park," a Studio 180 Theatre production that will run at the city's Panasonic Theatre from Feb. 12 to March 3.
The first show in the new Mirvish series will be Mark O'Rowe's "Terminus." Popular at the recent Summerworks Festival and set in contemporary Ireland, the show will be presented from Nov. 21 to Dec. 9 at the city's Royal Alex in a unique fashion: an audience of just 200 will sit on the stage.
"Without You," meanwhile, will run from Dec. 13 to Jan. 6 at the Panasonic, and is written by and stars Anthony Rapp, one of the original stars of "Rent."
Rounding out the Mirvish series will be "Dancing with Rage," written by and starring comedienne Mary Walsh.
Set to run March 5 to 24 at the Panasonic Theatre, it'll incorporate Walsh's various characters, including warrior princess Marg Delahunty.
Mirvish is offering four show packages at $99.