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princess of wales theatre

Hot Date: Mother’s Day

Adam Kaokept and Rachel Tyler in Mamma Mia! (photo by Carol Rosegg)

APRIL 28 TO JUNE 27 Embrace your inner dancing queen with Broadway’s Mamma Mia!, an animated celebration of mothers, daughters and love set to ABBA’s treasured songs. On the eve of her wedding, Sophie seeks out the identity of her father by inviting three of her mother’s former lovers to the idyllic Greek island where they met more than 20 years ago. Beneath the scorching heat and confronted with the past, new love blooms and old flames burn in this feel-good show featuring such songs as “Take a Chance on Me,” “SOS” and, of course, “Dancing Queen.” Princess of Wales Theatre, Tuesday to Saturday 8 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday
2 p.m., $26 to $120; call 416-872-1212 or click here
to reserve.

Hot Date: Man Behind the Monster

Young Frankenstein (photo by Paul Kolnik)

MARCH 17 TO APRIL 18 Whether or not you’ve seen the 1974 comedy classic filmed by Mel Brooks, the new theatrical version of Young Frankenstein—also written by Brooks—promises to be fiendishly funny. Watch as a young Doctor Frederick “Fronkensteen” visits his dead grandfather’s Transylvanian estate and attempts to create a living man from a dug-up corpse and pillaged brain. Hilarious intellectual exchanges and musical numbers ensue—just try to keep a straight face as the reanimated monster hoofs it to “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” Princess of Wales Theatre, Tuesday to Saturday 8 p.m., Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m., $26 to $120; call 416-872-1212 or check out TicketKing to buy.